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Hakeem Olajuwon: Dwight Howard 'ready' for a big season - Rocket Fuel

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Rocket Fuel is back with even more love for Dwight Howard from national media.

Scott Halleran

Remember last week when we had a few stories from non-Houston writers about how Dwight Howard was ready to dominate like it's 2011 all over again? Yeah, there are more today.

Hakeem: Howard is ‘ready’ for an MVP-type season | NBA.com

"He’s older, more mature and you can tell that he is feeling better physically," Olajuwon told NBA.com's Fran Blinebury. "I like what I saw. He is a very hard worker. He takes the job seriously and you can see that he has used some of the things we talked about last season and is making them part of his game."

Dwight Howard ready to be recognized among the league’s elite again | The Washington Post

WaPo's Michael Lee, one of the NBA's best reporters, goes feature-length on Dwight's potential return to dominance. Highlights include Dwight with a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles backpack and Mickey Mouse shirt, singing the Gospel.

Rockets players grateful for their time in D-League | Houston Chronicle

Jenny Dial Creech with a nice feature on what it's been like for the Rockets former D-Leaguers -- Troy Daniels, Isaiah Canaan, Terrence Jones, D-Mo, Pat Beverley, Ish Smith, Joey Dorsey and Jeff Adrien -- to come up through the D-League. They largely have positive reviews for the experience.

Houston Rockets 2014-15 Season Preview | Blazer's Edge

I joined Blazer's Edge to discuss the Rockets, as part of Blazer's Edge's monthlong, team-by-team preview. They asked great questions. Look for more integration with the network as the season begins.

Tarik Black, Kostas Papanikolaou making an impression | Ultimate Rockets
Kevin McHale likes what he sees from Black and Big Papa. So do we. See, we can agree with McHale's opinions! /ducks

Dwight Howard, Ish Smith fgve anti-bullying speech | Valley Town Crier

The two Rockets gave the students at Barrientos Middle School in Edinburg something to cheer about while advocating against bullying.