HOUSTON — Rockets coach Kevin McHale said Monday

HOUSTON — Rockets coach Kevin McHale said Monday the team will monitor the workload of start center Dwight Howard this upcoming season. McHale said during the Rockets media day session he doesn’t have a specific plan for a number of minutes played or if Howard will participate in back-to-backs, yet team doctors and the strength and conditioning staff will play a significant role in determining it. Dwight Howard played a career-low 41 games last season and to avoid that from happening again the Rockets plan to monitor the center’s workload this year. Bill Baptist/Getty Image We’d like to ensure he plays more amusements and like to ensure he’s increasingly solid this year since he’s a gigantic piece of what we’re doing and Howard, 29, played in a profession low 41 amusements last season because of an arrangement of wounds. He missed 26 consecutive games in a three-month stretch of the second half of the season with a right knee injury. Rest and eating right is something I’ve been chipping away at all late spring (and) ensuring we adhere to a decent calendar. I believe our preparation staff and everyone is in agreement. When I’m on the floor, I’m going to give 100 percent and when I need to take a seat and rest I will push (reinforcement focus) Clint Capela and the.restThe Rockets have increased expectations for their team with point guard Ty Lawson now joining Howard and MVP candidate James Harden, and feel a completely healthy team can push them to title contention. We’ll take a brief trip and perceive how Dwight feels and consider dealing with his remaining burden and make sense of that is something we need to take a gander at.

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