There has been a lot of media coverage on the chemistry issues and drama in the Houston Rockets' locker room, but after their elimination at the hands of the Golden State Warriors last night, there was more love between the players than expected. Especially surprising were James Harden\u2019s comments about Dwight Howard. According to various reports, Howard will opt out of his contract with Houston this offseason and sign elsewhere for 2016-17. He hasn\u2019t clicked within the Rockets\u2019 system, and he appears to want (another) fresh start. RELATED: Dwight Howard will leave Rockets, 3 destinations cited Apparently, if it was up to Harden, Howard would remain in Houston moving forward. "I mean, ultimately it\u2019s his decision," Harden said, via Calvin Watkins of ESPN. "But you know obviously we love Big Fella here and I guess he\u2019ll go back with his family and figure it out.\u201d Howard\u2019s relationship with Harden has been strenuous, at best. In the past, both players reportedly tried to get the other traded, and they were primarily responsible for the rift that developed in the locker room. Perhaps this is just Harden trying to save face. Or, maybe he actually understands what kind of player he\u2019s going to likely lose in free agency. Regardless, it\u2019s definitely a change of pace from the usual quotes and reports coming from the Rockets these days, in a good way.