Olajuwon works with Rockets' bigs on Saturday

Olajuwon works with Rockets' bigs on Saturday
March 8, 2014, 4:30 pm
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Rockets big men Omer Asik and Terrence Jones spent some time working on the court Saturday afternoon with Houston Rockets legend Hakeem Olajuwon.

Olajuwon, who was part of the Rockets' presentation to help Dwight Howard make the decision to come to join the Rockets, was sitting courtside for the Rockets dominant, 112-86 win over the Pacers on Friday night.

As has been the case throughout the season, he continues to spend time on the court with the players, offering his assistance and sharing his knowledge and experience.

"It's just a great learning experience, I mean he's a Hall-of-Famer," Terrence Jones said. "One of the best bigs to ever play the game. He just has so much knowledge about the game and experience. It's just so much to take in."

Jones played just 19 games in his rookie season a year ago, but has been a starter this season since the ninth game of the year, averaging 12.6 points and 7.7 rebounds since moving into that role. The duo worked on an array of post moves and footwork aimed to make it easier to score and finish at the rim.

"(We worked on) moves in the post, he has so many counters and so many ways to get to the middle of the paint," Jones said. "(That's) the easiest way to score for a big. (He's) just teaching me ways to get there. I'm just learning a lot."

Earlier this week, Olajuwon said he saw a lot of good things coming together with this Rockets team:

"It takes time to gel to get to know each other and to feel comfortable. I think they are having the realization that when we win, we get attention, not for the individual talents.  You can see between the players, that they are very comfortable with each other and that's important for chemistry."

As far as advice for Howard, Olajuwon said, "He's doing a great job, he's getting more and more comfortable. The moves are coming natural and he's starting to feel like this is his team. Just like the coach told him, we can only go as far as you take us and to take that responsibility and he wants it. And that's the difference."

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