McHale: Rockets will monitor Howard’s minutes

Houston Rockets star Dwight Howard may not be playing all the minutes he's used to seeing this upcoming season.  

During Houston's media day, head coach Kevin McHale implied that he'll take a cautious approach with Howard's minutes this upcoming season. 

Here's what he told Calvin Watkins of ESPN.com:  

“Houston Rockets coach Kevin McHale said Monday the team will monitor the workload of star center Dwight Howard this upcoming season.  

McHale said during the Rockets' media day session he doesn't have a specific plan for number of minutes played or whether Howard will participate in back-to-backs, but team doctors and the strength and conditioning staff will play a significant role in determining what guidelines the team might use.”

Howard played 29 minutes a game in 41 contests last year.

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