Dwight Howard has ridiculed the reports that he is unhappy with the Houston Rockets. Neither did he mention anything about his widely believed ego-clash with James Harden. Rumors of Howard leaving the Rockets are growing, as the Houston star is widely expected to become a free agent this summer.
“I chose to go to Houston (via free agency in the summer of 2013), so why would I just say, ‘I’m not happy’ and leave,” Howard revealed on Wednesday. “I chose this place, you know what I’m saying? And I want to make this thing work here. Obviously we haven’t been playing great basketball, and personally for myself my numbers don’t seem like I’ve been playing great, but the only thing on my mind is trying to grow as a man and grow as a teammate and a leader. All the BS that’s around, sometimes it is frustrating to hear it, because I know who I am as a man and I know what I’m trying to do for this city.”
Howard has the player option next season worth $23.2 million. But according to sources closer to the Rockets camp, Howard will become a free agent.
Howard also remained tight-lipped about any proposed trade to the Miami Heat. As a thorough professional, the star is looking to finish the season on a positive note, then opt-out for free agency.