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Howard has a forearm laceration that required stitches and will not play in Friday's preseason game.

The team says he will be fine for the start of the regular season, but they will sit him in the preseason finale as a precaution.

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Howard (rest) will not play in Wednesday's preseason game versus the Magic.

Howard will simply be given the night off as the Rockets gear up for the beginning of the regular season next week. At the moment, it's unknown whether Howard will be considered for Friday's preseason finale, but following 19 points (7-10 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 0-1 FT) and nine rebounds Tuesday against Miami, the center is fine from a health perspective.

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Howard returned from a knee injury to score 11 points (5-8 FG, 1-3 FT) and grab eight rebounds in Sunday's win over the Warriors.

Howard, as well as teammate James Harden, missed two preseason contests last week but returned to action over the weekend. Howard was dealing with a minor knee injury, and it does not appear to be anything that will carry over into the regular season.

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Howard (knee) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Jenny Dial Creech of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Howard has been slowed for nearly a week and missed both of the Rockets' preseason games this week. However, coach Kevin McHale downplayed Howard's injury, so the Rockets are probably just being cautious with their franchise center.

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Howard (knee) will sit out Monday's game, the Houston Chronicle's Jonathan Feigen reports.

He didn't practice over the weekend, but coach Kevin McHale downplayed the knee issue, saying that Howard's lack of activity is simply a precaution. Look for him to be ready for the start of the regular season.

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Howard (knee) did not practice Saturday, the Houston Chronicle reports.

Coach Kevin McHale downplayed the knee issue, saying Howard is sitting out merely as a precaution. Howard is expected to miss Monday's preseason game against the Suns but it sounds like he has a chance to return for Tuesday's matchup against New Orleans.

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Howard will not play in Thursday's preseason opener against the Grizzlies because of minor knee soreness, the Houston Chronicle reports.

Howard apparently bumped a knee during practice, so he'll simply sit out Thursday's exhibition game for rest purposes. With the ailment considered a minor one, it's likely Howard will be able to return for Monday's preseason contest versus the Suns.

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Dwight Howard said losing Chandler Parsons to the Mavericks won't affect the Rockets at all.

"It won't affect us at all," Howard said. "We have the best center and the best two-guard in the game on the same team. It's on us." He's not having a great summer in the publicity department after saying some earlier comments about the Middle East over the past week. Howard might want to just sit the next couple plays out and stop talking for a while.

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Dwight Howard and James Harden will be part of the Rockets' sales pitch when Carmelo Anthony visits with team management on Wednesday.

Anthony's free agent tour is stopping in Chicago on Tuesday and will continue on to Texas on Wednesday where he will meet with the Rockets and Mavericks. Howard and Harden will be on hand to help the Rockets' front office attempt to persuade Melo to relocate to Houston and will likely try position themselves as a 2014 version of what Miami put together in 2010 with LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, and Chris Bosh. It's also worth noting that the Rockets' front office invited Chandler Parsons to be present at the meeting, but he is in the midst of his own free agency tour so it is currently unclear whether or not he will attend.

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Dwight Howard said that he must change his "attitude" to help the Rockets take the next step toward a championship.

"For so long, I've been ridiculed for having fun on the floor, but I just think I've got to change my approach to certain things," Howard said. "How I am in the locker room, how I am in practice, all that stuff ... I can go out there and have fun and smile and get 25 points and 20 rebounds. But for our team to win, I can't have that approach." Howard averaged 18.3 points and 12.2 rebounds while playing in 71 games in his first season with Houston, though fantasy owners could have used more defensive production -- his 1.8 blocks and 0.8 steals were his lowest totals since 2005-06.