Rockets coach JB Bickerstaff says Dwight Howard not disgruntled

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Dwight Howard/Photo courtesy of Houston Rockets


Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard on Wednesday told the Houston Chronicle that the rumor going around that he is unhappy at Houston and that he expects to be traded to Miami is completely false.

“I haven’t said anything to anybody about anything,” said Howard, whose Rockets took on the Lakers on Thursday at Staples Center. “People make up lies and rumors.”

Rockets interim coach J.B. Bickerstaff was asked before Thursday’s game if Howard is disgruntled. Bickerstaff did not take long to reply.

“I don’t think he’s disgruntled,” Bickerstaff said. “I haven’t had any problems. Everything we’ve asked him to do, he’s done. He’s worked his tail off, he’s shown up to work with a smile on his face every day, so I wouldn’t say that he’s disgruntled.”