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Dwight Howard | Center | #12

Team: Houston Rockets
Age / DOB:  (30) / 12/8/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 265
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 1 (1) / ORL
Contract: view contract details

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Dwight Howard double-doubled vs. the Warriors on Tuesday with 16 points, 15 boards, two assists and one block in 34 minutes.
He shot an efficient 7-of-12 from the field, but it was a different story at the charity stripe where he finished just 2-of-10. Howard was shooting 54.9 percent from the line prior to Tuesday, so even this was really bad by his standards. To make matters worse, he turned the ball over four times and will now have to face the Blazers on the second night of a back-to-back set. Feb 10 - 2:09 AM

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Dwight Howard played 41 minutes against the Blazers on Saturday with 17 points, 14 rebounds, two assists and four steals.

The minutes are a good sign for Dwight and his minutes cap is obviously gone. Howard even played in garbage time tonight, so that's a ringing endorsement of his current health. He gets a fun matchup against the Warriors on Tuesday.
Feb 6 - 8:02 PM

According to Yahoo Sports, the Rockets have been gauging interest in Dwight Howard.

The Celtics were one of the teams involved, but those talks have cooled because they don't want to part with any of their key assets or picks. The Rockets have downplayed the rumors, but if they didn't then that would reduce their leverage in trade talks. Howard is 30 years old with back and knee concerns, so several teams around the league would be hesitant to take a chance on him, especially considering he will be a free agent this summer.
Feb 5 - 10:58 AM

Dwight Howard scored five points with 16 rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block in 33 minutes against the Suns.

Hey, at least he didn't get ejected tonight. Howard's minutes were solid at 33, but Alex Len played nice defense on him. He'll be fine as long as he avoids getting more technical fouls.
Feb 5 - 12:08 AM

The Rockets reportedly have no intention of trading away Dwight Howard.

Howard's name has been popping up in the rumor mill as of late, but for now, it would appear that the trade speculation involving big D-12 is nothing more than rumors. Howard would prefer to remain in Houston, and one source of ESPN insists that the Rockets have yet to have any "meaningful conversations" regarding Dwight.
Source: ESPN
Feb 4 - 4:19 PM

Dwight Howard attempted to shoot down trade rumors involving the Celtics.

There had been reports that the Celtics were interested in acquiring Howard's services, but D-12 did his best to downplay those rumors. "There's always going into be rumors and speculation," Howard said. "I don't want to pay attention to it. I didn't say it. What can I do? There's nothing I can say." Howard can opt-out of his contract after the season, so there is some incentive for the Rockets to explore his trade value. For now, fantasy owners should continue to start Howard as long as he's healthy as he's averaging 14.4 points, 11.8 rebounds, 1.6 blocks, and 1.0 steals on 60.8 percent shooting from the field.
Feb 4 - 9:46 AM

The reported talks between Boston and Houston revolving around Dwight Howard are unlikely to advance past the discussion phase, according to sources of A. Sherrod Blakely.

Boston is reportedly looking to add a low-post scorer so that they can become more efficient in halfcourt sets, but both health and attitude concerns for the 30-year-old veteran have the Celtics hesitant to give up much to land big D-12. He's also likely to opt-out of his contract this offseason in order to hit free agency, so it doesn't seem likely that the Celtics will give up meaningful assets for what could be a half-year rental.
Source: CSN NE
Feb 3 - 1:37 PM

The league has decided to rescind one technical foul for Dwight Howard, bringing his total for the season down to 11.

Howard is going to need to do a much better job of controlling his emotions as he was ejected in back-to-back games to close out the month of January, and he was also suspended for Tuesday's game for making contact with an official during Saturday’s loss to the Wizards. If D12 gets to 16 techs, he'll face another one-game suspension.
Feb 3 - 11:58 AM

The Celtics have reportedly reached out to the Rockets to discuss the availability of Dwight Howard.

At 30 years old, and set to hit free agency this offseason, Dwight isn't a great fit at all with the Celtics. It doesn't seem very likely that Celtics GM Danny Ainge would be willing to give up much to land the Houston big man, so it doesn't seem likely that anything will come of this report.
Feb 3 - 8:54 AM

Dwight Howard has been suspended for Tuesday's game against the Heat.

Howard will miss Tuesday's game for contacting an official during Saturday's game against the Wizards. Howard will be back for Thursday's game against the Suns, while Clint Capela, Josh Smith, and Terrence Jones will all see a boost in value on Tuesday night.

Dwight Howard (shoulder) said he still has pain and it's "not something that's going away in the next couple days."

He said it wasn't serious at Monday's practice. After being ejected twice this past weekend, Howard also said he won't do anything in the direction of the refs. He sounds like he'll be good to go for Tuesday against the Heat.
Feb 1 - 3:31 PM

The Rockets "have petitioned the NBA to rescind the four technical fouls" Dwight Howard has received over his last two games, a source told ESPN.

Houston might have a problem after interim coach J.B. Bickerstaff roasted the zebras for "the way referees officiate Dwight" following Saturday's loss to Washington, but the Rockets will at least try to put Howard in a better situation to avoid an automatic one-game suspension as a result of his technical fouls. Bickerstaff criticized the officials for failing to do their jobs while adding that the referees purposefully allowed the opposition to attack Howard beneath the basket. Good luck with that petition.
Source: ESPN
Feb 1 - 9:16 AM

Dwight Howard said that he heard a "pop" in his shoulder when Nene fouled him during Saturday's game vs. the Wizards.

Howard and Nene were both ejected from the game and were going at each other for a while, but it doesn't sound like he is too concerned. We're going to put Howard on the injury report to be safe, but the team's beat writers aren't taking this quote too seriously and neither should you. He should be fine for Tuesday's game vs. the Heat.
Jan 31 - 12:33 AM

Dwight Howard was ejected against the Wizards on Saturday after picking up two technical fouls.

He was ejected on Friday vs. the Thunder for two techincal fouls as well, so he's having a rough week. He now has 12 technicals on the season and is four away from a one-game suspension. Howard finished with 20 points and seven boards in 29 minutes.
Jan 30 - 10:08 PM

Dwight Howard was ejected in the third quarter for two technical fouls.

He was tossed for arguing with a ref on his second one. It was a fairly tough hook from the refs, but it's not an egregious call. Howard had a rough night with eight points, eight boards, one assist, two steals and one block. He made just 4-of-15 from the line. If there is a positive, he should be closer to 100 percent for Saturday against the Wizards.
Jan 29 - 9:39 PM

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PF1Clint Capela
2Josh Smith
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C1Dwight Howard