Kevin McHale’s low-post lessons for Dwight Howard have only just begun, but the coach started close to home — his home. The dedicated Minnesota Vikings fan cited the play of All-Pro running back Adrian Peterson.
“Just staying low,” Howard said of McHale’s direction. “He always refers to Adrian Peterson and how he runs through different holes in the game. He runs real low. He was saying I have the ability to do the same thing: use my quickness and my speed to get around guys. I have to get low to be able to do it.”
McHale does have more in store.
“We’re just getting started together,” McHale said. “It’s a whole new offense for him. We’ve worked, but not as much as we will work.”
The Rockets have posted up Howard only sporadically, but he said he was unconcerned about that.
“I think it’s going to get better as the season goes,” Howard said. “Right now, the whole team is in that transition period, looking in the post and making plays out of the post. It’s an adjustment