It was reported Monday morning by Yahoo Sports that Howard was a "potential go" to play against New York. Tarik Black has replaced Howard in the starting lineup the last two games.
If Howard suits up Monday, he will be facing a New York team yielding 99.6 points per game. Howard is averaging 18.5 points and 12.4 rebounds in 32 career games against the Knicks.
This will be Howard’s second consecutive game he has missed while dealing with a knee sprain. He recently underwent platelet rich protein therapy to alleviate the injury. The Rockets next play Monday against the Knicks.
He is averaging 18.8 points, 11.3 rebounds and 2.3 blocks through 10 games played.
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