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Dwight Howard | Center/Forward

Team: Houston Rockets
Age / DOB:  (28) / 12/8/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 265
College: None
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Dwight Howard (knee) shook off a slow start to finish Sunday's exhibition with 11 points, eight rebounds, one steal and two blocks in just 17 minutes vs. the Warriors.
This was Dwight's first exhibition action since Oct. 7 but he showed minimal rust, and should be ready to go for the Rockets' season opener. Owners willing to accept his awful FT shooting should benefit from stats right around his 2013-14 averages -- 18.3 points on 59.1 percent shooting, 12.2 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.8 blocks per game. Oct 19 - 10:56 PM

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Hakeem Olajuwon thinks Dwight Howard is ready to have an MVP-type season.

"I could see last year when I worked with him in camp that there were some things that he could not do. Or they were things that he did not think he could do," said Olajuwon. "The difference now is that he is fit and those doubts are gone... He should have a season that makes everyone vote for him as MVP." Howard can be a great addition to a fantasy squad that is tanking the free throw category, with solid contributions to points, rebounds, blocks, and field goal percentage.
Oct 17 - 3:21 PM

Dwight Howard (knee) is hoping to play Sunday against the Golden State Warriors.

Howard has been dealing with a sore knee for the past week, and has missed multiple preseason games as a result. Injuries have limited Howard from the dominant force he once was, but he still carries a ton of fantasy value. He can score, grab rebounds, and block shots at an above average clip, however potential owners must be willing to sacrifice free three percentage if they draft him.
Oct 16 - 5:32 PM

Dwight Howard (knee) will not play in Tuesday's preseason game vs. the Pelicans.

The injury is not considered serious, and he'd likely be playing if this were the regular season. If you're okay with never winning the free throw category, Dwight is a solid player to own as he averaged 18.3 points, 12.2 rebounds, and 1.8 blocks on 59.1 percent shooting from the field with the Rockets last season.
Oct 13 - 3:45 PM

Dwight Howard (knee) will not play on Monday against the Suns.

It's just a sore knee and this injury shouldn't linger into the preseason. Howard has said he's returned from injury too soon earlier in his career, so he'll be erring on the side of caution this time around. Tarik Black was outstanding on Thursday and will get another chance to shine. Joey Dorsey will also get more run.
Oct 13 - 12:47 PM

Dwight Howard (sore knee) is doubtful to play on Monday and he may also sit out Tuesday's exhibition.

Howard skipped Sunday's practice but his continued absence is just a precaution. The eight-time All-Star won't risk aggravating a minor injury during meaningless games but he should be ready to go on opening night. His fantasy appeal hinges on owners' willingness to punt FTs, and even then he's a less appealing option than Andre Drummond.
Oct 12 - 4:30 PM

Dwight Howard (knee) is sitting out Thursday's preseason game against the Grizzlies.

Howard reportedly bumped knees at practice and is feeling a bit sore. This does not appear to be a serious injury and he will likely return to the practice court soon. Howard is still a potential 20-10 guy every night and should be an early-round selection in fantasy drafts.
Oct 9 - 6:29 PM

Dwight Howard admitted he may have returned too soon from his back injury before the 2012-13 season with the Lakers.

"I wish the information could've come across to the world about how hurt I really was, how serious the back injury was, but I never thought it really did," Howard said. Well, the Lakers are probably the best team at revealing a prognosis on injured players and an overwhelming amount of information was given about Dwight. He was widely expected to be out until around Christmas, but he returned two months ahead of schedule in a preseason game on Oct. 21, 2012. He'll look to improve in his second season with the Rockets.
Oct 3 - 10:05 PM

Dwight Howard said on Thursday that he and the Rockets are focusing on the small details heading into this season.

Howard goes on to say that the Rockets ignored some of the important details last season because they were winning. The Rockets' season ended with a disappointing first-round exit at the hands of the Trailblazers. Now with Chandler Parsons gone to Dallas, more of the offensive burden will be placed on he and James Harden's shoulders. No longer the dominant force he was in Orlando, Dwight Howard has slipped into the late-second, early-third round range in 9-category leagues.
Oct 2 - 2:26 PM

Hakeem Olajuwon thinks Dwight Howard could be a Most Valuable Player candidate this season.

Olajuwon has been impressed with Dwight Howard's maturation since joining the Rockets as a player development specialist. "The concept with Dwight is to start and pick up where he left off last year," The Dream said. "He played incredibly well in the playoffs and if he can carry that over to start the season, I think I will be voting for him for the MVP." As long as owners know what they're getting into with his poor free throw percentage, Howard is a valuable fantasy asset for his gaudy rebound and block numbers.
Oct 2 - 11:28 AM

Dwight Howard's driver's license has been suspended in Florida for a failure to pay a fine, according to court documents.

The report states that Howard racked up 12 citations for failing to pay highway tolls, 10 tickets for running red lights in Orlando, four speeding tickets, and one ticket for failing to update his home address. He paid all of the tickets except for one, which led to the suspension, and it shouldn't be hard for him to come up with the $285 he owes -- he's set to earn $21.4 million with the Rockets this season.
Sep 17 - 8:33 AM

Updating a previous report, Dwight Howard and James Harden do not eat separately from the team.

There was a report stating that Donatas Montiejunas said that James Harden and Dwight Howard "eat separately from the team," but when a Lithuanian fan went back and listened to the actual interview it was found that was an improper translation of what was said. Montiejunas simply stated that the two stars eat different foods than him, and generally that is fast food. He then went on to say: "[Dwight] is a fun guy to be around in general. He is the soul of the team, someone who is fun to have in a locker room." The author of the original post has apologized for the misunderstanding, and you know it's August when we're talking about the dining habits of NBA players.
Source: Deadspin
Aug 8 - 6:34 PM

Donatas Motiejunas said James Harden and Dwight Howard "even eat separately from the team" and it's "usually in some fast food place."

This summer, Harden has said the Rockets were basically a bunch of role players besides Dwight, and Dwight said the team isn't going to miss Chandler Parsons, so their images aren't exactly suggesting they're team guys. Howard also has been known to enjoy his fair share of sugar, so fast food as a regular part of his diet may not help his longevity.
Aug 8 - 11:03 AM

Dwight Howard said losing Chandler Parsons to the Mavericks won't affect the Rockets at all.

"It won't affect us at all," Howard said. "We have the best center and the best two-guard in the game on the same team. It's on us." He's not having a great summer in the publicity department after saying some earlier comments about the Middle East over the past week. Howard might want to just sit the next couple plays out and stop talking for a while.
Jul 19 - 10:02 AM

Dwight Howard and James Harden will be part of the Rockets' sales pitch when Carmelo Anthony visits with team management on Wednesday.

Anthony's free agent tour is stopping in Chicago on Tuesday and will continue on to Texas on Wednesday where he will meet with the Rockets and Mavericks. Howard and Harden will be on hand to help the Rockets' front office attempt to persuade Melo to relocate to Houston and will likely try position themselves as a 2014 version of what Miami put together in 2010 with LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, and Chris Bosh. It's also worth noting that the Rockets' front office invited Chandler Parsons to be present at the meeting, but he is in the midst of his own free agency tour so it is currently unclear whether or not he will attend.
Jul 1 - 2:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Patrick Beverley
2Isaiah Canaan
3Ishmael Smith
4Troy Daniels
SG1James Harden
2Jason Terry
3Nick Johnson
SF1Trevor Ariza
2Francisco Garcia
3Kostas Papanikolaou
4Robert Covington
5Alessandro Gentile
PF1Terrence Jones
2Donatas Motiejunas
3Jeff Adrien
4Joey Dorsey
5Josh Powell
6Clint Capela
C1Dwight Howard