Originally written on Bloguin Best  |  Last updated 8/26/13
When the Rockets acquired Dwight Howard as their free agent prize, the rumors began immediately that Omer Asik either wanted out because he wanted to start at center (assumedly held down by Howard now) or that the Rockets would trade him unable to pair the two together. Howard struggled mightily to find himself offensively next to Pau Gasol last year and seems most comfortable playing with a 3-point shooting power forward like he did in Orlando from 2008 until 2012. With the free-wheeling way Houston plays, and an emerging player in Chandler Parsons, it figures this is the way the Rockets will go with their lineups. Not so fast. Houston has expressed no desire to immediately trade Asik, knowing how valuable it can be to have two top defensive centers particularly with questions sill surrounding Howard and his health. And now a new wrinkle for the Rockets. What if the Rockets play Howard at power forward? Kevin McHale said he would like to experiment with the lineup during ...
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