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Howard (shoulder) is listed as probable for Friday's game against the Grizzlies, the Houston Chronicle reports.

Howard has played the last five games while nursing the shoulder strain and a knee injury prior to that, but the with a few days off to prepare for Friday's tilt, the expectation is that he'll be ready to go. Injuries have dogged Howard this season, but he's been impressive in the 15 games he's suited up for, posting averages of 19.3 points, 11.9 rebounds and 2.3 blocks.

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Howard (shoulder) posted a double-double in 33 minutes Monday against Portland as he scored 16 points (7-11 FG, 2-2 FT) to go along with 13 rebounds, four assists and one steal.

Howard recorded his fifth consecutive double-double and doesn't appear to be hindered by the right shoulder strain that he has been dealing with. Continue to deploy him as usual.

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Howard (shoulder) will play Monday against the Blazers, FOX 26 KRIV reports.

While he was officially listed as probable due to a strained right shoulder, coach Kevin McHale said that Howard's knee remains an issue and could limited his workload. Since returning to action on Dec. 13, Howard has logged nearly 38 minutes nightly in four games, which will seemingly take a hit Monday.

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Howard continues to deal with a right shoulder strain but he is listed as probable for Monday's game against Portland, the Houston Chronicle reports.

Howard has been dealing with a strained shoulder through the weekend despite the fact that he played through the pain Saturday against the Hawks. The Rockets will likely monitor his shoulder during Monday's morning shootaround to make sure that the center is still on track to face Portland.

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Howard scored 19 points (7-10 FG, 5-6 FT) with 11 rebounds, five assists, and two steals during Saturday's loss to the Hawks.

Howard has double-doubled in four straight games since returning from a knee injury on December 13th. The recent shoulder soreness hasn't seemed to affect his production on the court, where he's played over 40 minutes in two of the past three games and blocked eight shots in that span. If he can stay on the court, Howard is good bet to match his production from last season.

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Howard (shoulder) will start Saturday against the Hawks.

Howard has been nursing some shoulder soreness in recent days, but it never seemed to be a major threat to his availability. While his minutes may be scaled back a bit, Howard figures to be available for close to his normal minutes.

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Howard has a sore shoulder, but he is probable for Saturday's game, the Houston Chronicle's Jenny Dial Creech reports.

This doesn't sound like anything to worry about, but it's worth monitoring his status closer to game time to make sure he will take the court.

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Howard posted a double-double with 24 points and 16 rebounds Wednesday against the Nuggets. He added one assist and four blocks in 43 minutes of action.

Howard missed several weeks with a knee injury, but it appears he's fine moving forward. He's averaged 25.0 points, 14.5 rebounds, and 3.5 blocks in two games since his return. Needless to say, keep him in your lineups as long as he's healthy.

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Howard (knee) will play Wednesday night against the Nuggets.

Howard returned to the court Saturday and played 30 minutes in that contest, and will suit up once again Wednesday evening. There remains a chance he'll be used in a limited capacity, however, as the Rockets will take on the Pelicans on Thursday in the second game of a back-to-back set.

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Howard (knee) went through Wednesday's morning shootaround but remains questionable to face the Nuggets, Jonathan Feigan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

While Howard's participation in shootaround is a positive sign, the Rockets will wait to see how his knee responds to treatment during the afternoon. A final call may not come until warm-ups in advance of Wednesday's 10:30 PM ET tip.