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Olajuwon recruited for Rockets' Howard plan

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09:17 AM ET 07.14 | Step 1 would be Houston acquiring Dwight Howard. Then it would be Hakeem Olajuwon's turn. "I'm Step 2," the Hall of Fame center said Friday. Olajuwon said he has been asked by the Rockets to talk to Howard about signing to remain long-term with Houston if a deal goes through to get the star center from Orlando. Olajuwon, who starred for the Rockets from 1984-2001 and led them to titles in 1994 and 1995, said he has accepted the possibility of speaking to Howard, whom he knows well and has brought in for workouts the past two summers at his ranch outside Houston. In a phone interview with FOX Sports Florida from Amman, Jordan, where he lives half the year, Olajuwon said the request came from up high in the Rockets organization. He said it was relayed last week from Rockets athletic trainer Keith Jones to his personal assistant in Texas, who contacted Olajuwon in Jordan.

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July 14, 2012  09:32 AM ET

he wont lead them to a title if he is there best player anyways....

July 14, 2012  09:37 AM ET
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he wont lead them to a title if he is there best player anyways....

Good point, he hasn't lead the Magic to a title and he is/was their best player!!!

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July 14, 2012  09:46 AM ET

trade him to the D-league.

July 14, 2012  09:50 AM ET
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he wont lead them to a title if he is there best player anyways....

Especially since (according to yesterday's T&Rs) Howard and Calderon are going to be the only two players on that roster.

July 14, 2012  09:56 AM ET

Hakeem could play da Game!!!

July 14, 2012  10:06 AM ET
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Especially since (according to yesterday's T&Rs) Howard and Calderon are going to be the only two players on that roster.

Calderon can't hit a money shot if his life depended on it.

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July 14, 2012  10:46 AM ET
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he wont lead them to a title if he is there best player anyways....

What assets do the Rockets have to surround D-12?

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July 14, 2012  10:53 AM ET

Will Their Dream Come True, Bro?

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July 14, 2012  11:04 AM ET

Hakeem already works with Howard on his game, as the article states. What the Rockets are asking Hakeem to do is sell Howard on staying long term Really don't think this will be much of a factor.

July 14, 2012  11:04 AM ET

Hakeem Olajuwon's: "I'm Step 2,"
LOL.
Step 3: teach Howard not to trash his coach, then leave the team in shambles again.

 
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