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Two years after sitting out from back surgery, Houston Rockets’ Dwight Howard told reporters “he’s made significant strides over the offseason to return to a high level of play heading into the new season,” according to the Houston Chronicle.

Howard averaged a double-double in 2013-2014, posting 47 in his first season with the Rockets. He shot nearly 60% from the field and 55% from the free-throw line – his best since 2010-2011 when he was playing for the Orlando Magic. In 71 appearances, he averaged 18.3 points, 12.2 rebounds, 1.8 blocks.

It took time for Howard to heal, however. Howard quotes, “I don’t think a lot of people understood how serious the injury was. It was something that could have been career-ending. I decided to come back and play earlier than I was supposed to and I suffered a lot because of that.”

Source: CBS Sports at http://fantasynews.cbssports.com/fantasybasketball/update/24731786/rockets-dwight-howard-finally-healthy-from-2012-back-surgery

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