Dwight Howard is back in Los Angeles on Monday with the Houston Rockets playing the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center.

The Rockets will also play the Los Angeles Lakers back in Houston this week on Thursday.

“It’s over with,” Howard said about the Lakers. “I mean, there’s no need to talk about it. Things happen. It wasn’t the best situation for anybody. I made a decision to move on with my life. I’m in a much better place than I was last season mentally, physically. I think I made the best decision for Dwight.

“I’m in a very good place. These guys have been great since Day 1. Kevin (McHale has been amazing.) I’m happy. I’m really happy.”