Houston Rockets’ Playoff Hopes Hinge on Dwight Howard’s Injured Knee

February 3rd, 2015 by Kelly Scaletta Leave a reply »

The Houston Rockets are built to win their first playoff series since 2009 but only if Dwight Howard’s knee can hold up. And with him sitting a prolonged period for the second time this season, that’s a growing concern.

However, according to ESPN.com’s Marc Stein, the Rockets feel he should be there for the playoffs:

Yet sources told ESPN.com that the Rockets already acknowledge that a period of rest "likely measured in weeks" will be the minimum requirement before their defensive anchor is ready to the return to the lineup. But sources say Houston nonetheless remains confident that Howard will be able to come back "in plenty of time" to ramp up for the postseason, even if the absence stretches into the six-weeks range.

Even if the Rockets do get Howard back, there’s the time frame of "up to six weeks" the Rockets could be without their superstar center. And they’ll need to find a way to survive without him. During the previous stint, Tarik Black filled in as the starter, but he was waived to make room for Josh Smith.

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