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Howard to Play vs. Pacers
Sunday, Jan. 10
Howard Has Struggled with Injuries
Howard dealt with injuries throughout the 2014-15 season. In fact, he missed 41 games last year with a right knee injury and then suffered a sprained left knee in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals against the Golden State Warriors.
Injuries have plagued Howard in recent seasons, and the last time he played a full 82-game campaign was in 2009-10 with the Orlando Magic. Playing physically in the paint and protecting the rim for years have put some mileage on his body, and the Rockets have to be a bit discouraged by his nagging health issues.
At his best, Howard is one of the most talented players in the league. He is a double-double threat whenever he steps on the court, and he's averaged double-digit rebounding numbers every season of his career. Howard is also a dangerous rim-protector who makes Houston much more formidable on that end of the floor.
He is averaging 13.9 points per game to go with 11.7 rebounds and 1.6 blocks.