With the team barely holding onto a playoff spot, it’s safe to say that no one affiliated with the Houston Rockets is in a great mood. But rumors have been swirling that big man Dwight Howard is especially unhappy about his role in the offense and could be traded to the Miami Heat.

The center, however, did not appreciate being at the center of the rumor mill.

“I haven’t said anything to anybody about anything,” Howard told the Houston Chronicle.  “People make up lies and rumors. That’s never been my focus. I’m trying to get these guys to play better and get myself to play better.

“People are going to say what they got to say to get a story out. People are always going to come up with some rumor and lies. That’s what it is. I can’t focus on that. And I don’t want my teammates to focus on that.”


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“I want us to win,” Howard continued. “We had two upsetting losses. We’re all frustrated because we know we can play better. I haven’t said anything to any reporter or to anybody about being unhappy. That’s only noise. All the other stuff is lies.”

Photo: Dwight Howard and Chandler Parsons by Jose Garcia, via Wikimedia Commons.

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