Howard is listed a day-to-day as he recovers from a strained right knee. The Rockets play four times in a six-game span starting Monday.
The Rockets are back in action Saturday vs. Dallas. The Mavericks are yielding 98.5 points per game. Howard averaged 24 points and 11.8 rebounds in four games against the Mavs last season.
Police in Cobb County, Ga., have re-opened an investigation into allegations
Howard was investigated for child abuse over the summer, but the case was closed in September after there was not enough evidence to support the allegations. Howard was also investigated in Florida for child abuse, but no charges were filed.
However, with new evidence coming to light, Cobb County police decided to re-open the investigation.
"Even though the allegations have already been found to have no merit, when a complaint about the welfare of a child is made to law enforcement, an investigation is commenced," said Howard’s attorney, David Oscar Markus. "We are confident the Georgia authorities will reach the same conclusion as the Florida authorities. The truth is on our side."
"(Florida) thoroughly examined these frivolous allegations and found all of them, including those of physical injury, not substantiated," Howard's attorney, David Oscar Markus, said. "Dwight Howard will continue to act in the best interest of his children and do whatever is necessary to protect their welfare and best interests."
Florida authorities closed the investigation after concluding there were "no substantial findings of physical injuries."
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