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.
"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."
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.
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.
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Kevin McHale likes what he sees from Black and Big Papa. So do we. See, we can agree with McHale's opinions! /ducks