Hakeem Olajuwon strongly believes Dwight Howard will choose to sign with the Houston Rockets.

"It's an 85 percent chance he ends up in Houston," Olajuwon said on Wednesday. "You never know, but after that meeting we had, I feel very comfortable that we have the best chance to get him."

Olajuwon attended the Rockets' presentation to Howard on Monday in Los Angeles.

The Rockets pitched Howard on becoming a focal point of their offense.

"We're going to come to you," Olajuwon said. "You have James Harden there. You have the backcourt. You're going to get the ball. The coach is there knowing we need your presence in the middle. So we were speaking his language. It's what he wanted. So he was so excited."