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Dwight Howard | Center | #12

Team: Charlotte Hornets
Age / DOB:  (32) / 12/8/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 265
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 1 (1) / ORL
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Dwight Howard posted a 10-point, 12-rebound double-double during Sunday's loss to the Pacers, adding two assists, one steal and three turnovers across 23 minutes.
Howard has had a nice season in Charlotte, not missing a single game due to injury while coming through with averages of 16.7 points, 12.4 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 1.6 swats and 2.6 turnovers per game on 55.6% shooting from the field and 57.5% from the stripe. However, with the Hornets missing the postseason, they may not want to keep D12 around for next year, and he will have some value on the open market on a $23.5 million expiring deal. Apr 8 - 4:06 PM

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Dwight Howard posted his 50th double-double of the season on Tuesday, setting a Hornets' franchise record for most double-doubles in a season with 23 points and 17 rebounds.

Howard went 7-of-11 from the field and 9-of-13 from the charity stripe for a 68.8 true shooting percentage to go with three assists, two swats and three turnovers over 32 minutes. D12 has been solid in his age-32 season with averages of 16.7 points, 12.3 boards and 1.6 blocks per contest on 55.6% shooting from the field and 57.0% from the stripe.
Apr 3 - 11:34 PM

Dwight Howard had a 10-point, 10-board double-double in Sunday's loss to the 76ers, adding one steal, one block and one turnover in 26 minutes.

Howard got into some early foul trouble, and with the game essentially being over by the third quarter, D12 didn't log any fourth quarter minutes. He did, however, record his 49th double-double of the season today, which tied him with Larry Johnson for the most single-season double-doubles in franchise history. He could set the single-season record on Tuesday in Chicago.
Apr 1 - 3:58 PM

Dwight Howard scored 22 points with 13 rebounds, one steal and one block in 31 minutes against the Wizards on Saturday.

He's playing arguably his best ball since his Orlando days with his 21-12 point-board average this month. Howard was almost emotional in a post-game interview earlier this week, and it sounded like he really wanted to finish with big minutes.
Mar 31 - 6:09 PM

Dwight Howard racked up 18 points with 23 rebounds over 33 minutes in Saturday's 102-98 win in Dallas.

Howard was back from an automatic one-game suspension after picking up his 16th technical foul of the season on Wednesday. He was making up for lost time, abusing the overmatched men in the middle in Big D. Howard is averaging a ridiculous 24.0 points and 26.5 rebounds over the past two outings. He has a four-game week for his fantasy owners, starting Monday against the Knicks, so expect big things.
Mar 25 - 12:03 AM

Dwight Howard has been suspended for Thursday's game vs. the Grizzlies.

He picked up his 16th technical foul of the season on Wednesday which results in an automatic one-game suspension. If Cody Zeller (knee) is unable to play vs. Memphis, that means we'll likely get an extended look at Willy Hernangomez. Howard will return to the lineup on Saturday vs. the Mavericks.
Mar 22 - 1:50 PM

Dwight Howard grabbed a career-high 30 rebounds vs. the Nets on Wednesday, while scoring 32 points (10-of-17 FGs, 12-of-21 FTs), but he also committed his 16th technical foul of the season.

First, the good news. Howard set a Hornets franchise record for boards in a game and simply obliterated the Nets' frontcourt all night long, including 11 offensive rebounds. Jarrett Allen fouled out, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson fouled out, and Quincy Acy just wasn't big enough to keep Dwight off the glass. The bad news is that unless his technical foul is rescinded, he'll now face a mandatory one-game suspension -- Willy Hernangomez and Frank Kaminsky stand to benefit if Dwight does sit out, which would likely be vs. Memphis on Thursday.
Mar 21 - 10:51 PM

Dwight Howard went for 14 points, 13 rebounds and a blocked shots across 27 minutes in Saturday's 124-101 loss in New York.

It wasn't a bad performance given his limited minutes, as he picked up four personal fouls and spent his night at the mercy of the referee's whistle. He also saw plenty of rest in the second half when the gave got away from the Hornets after the Knicks blew off their doors in a 42-17 third quarter. It was his 43rd double-double of the season, fourth-best in the NBA. Next up is a trip to Philadelphia on Monday to kick off a four-game week.
Mar 17 - 10:03 PM

Dwight Howard rolled over the Hawks' frontcourt on Thursday with 33 points on 13-of-20 shooting, 12 rebounds, two blocks, two steals and one assist in 32 minutes.

He's on fire lately with three-game averages of 27.3 points, 11.7 rebounds and 3.0 blocks, and even sank 7-of-8 free throws tonight for good measure. Please, nobody tell Dwight that his team has almost no chance of making the postseason.
Mar 15 - 10:15 PM

Dwight Howard hit 9-of-12 shots and 4-of-7 free throws for 22 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks in 34 minutes of Tuesday's 119-115 loss to the Pelicans.

Howard was great and is rolling right now, averaging 22.2 points, 9.2 rebounds and 2.8 blocks over his last five games, and is even shooting 68 percent from the line during that stretch. The Hornets still haven't been eliminated from the playoffs, but they're a full 7.0 games behind the Heat for the final spot in the East, so the end is near. And once it's here, we'll have to see how much Howard plays down the stretch. But he's had a fantastic season for the Hornets in his 14th season, leaving the Hawks wondering where this guy was last year.
Mar 13 - 10:37 PM

Dwight Howard scored 30 points with 12 rebounds, one assist, one steal and four blocks in 37 minutes during a 122-115 win over the Suns on Saturday.

The biggest takeaway from this one is start centers in DFS against the Suns. Another takeaway is Howard is hot with two 30-point games in his last three, and he's even made 19-of-26 from the line in his last two. There's still no word of the Hornets dialing him back, so keep rolling him out there and hope he keeps putting up big lines.
Mar 10 - 8:16 PM

Dwight Howard scored 19 points, grabbed seven boards and blocked three shots across 27 minutes in Thursday's loss to Brooklyn.

Howard was 5-of-8 from the floor and was surprisingly efficient from the charity stripe as well, knocking down 9-of-11 from the line. Howard's scoring has been solid, but his rebound numbers have dipped of late. He's averaging just 6.4 boards over his last five contests. The Hornets next game is Saturday vs. the Suns.
Mar 8 - 10:06 PM

Dwight Howard went off for a season-high 30 points, six rebounds, a steal and three blocks on 12-of-17 shooting, and even hit 5-of-7 free throws and a 3-pointer in a loss to the Sixers on Tuesday.

Dwight was trying to show off for Joel Embiid after being dominated by him on Friday and easily outdueled the young big man tonight. But he also picked up his 14th technical foul of the season tonight, putting him just two away from an automatic one-game suspension, assuming tonight's isn't rescinded. Howard's having a fantastic season for the Hornets and tonight's game was nearly flawless. He'll try to teach Jarrett Allen a few things on Thursday when the Hornets play the Nets. Additionally, the Hornets fell a full 7.0 games out of the final playoff spot in the East, so it might not take much of an injury to Dwight for them to give him some time off. Just keep an eye on the situation, as the Hornets don't appear to ready to give up just yet.
Mar 6 - 10:14 PM

Dwight Howard had a bare-bones double-double on Sunday with 10 points, 10 rebounds, one assist and one block in 24 minutes of action.

The Hornets were swept on their three-game road trip, which drops them 5.5 games behind the idle Heat for the No. 8 seed in the East. The window is closing fast with just 18 games remaining, but all signs point to Charlotte playing their veterans until the bitter end. Dwight didn't play with much energy on the road tonight, but he'll get a day to rest before facing Joel Embiid and the Sixers on Tuesday.
Mar 4 - 8:58 PM

Dwight Howard was a terrible game in Philadelphia on Friday, hitting just 3-of-7 to finish with six points over 25 minutes.

Howard spent the evening in foul trouble, as he had his hands full with 'The Process'. Joel Embiid got the best of the veteran, as Howard hit managed just five rebounds, two assists and no blocked shots with five personal fouls in his 25 minutes. To add insult to injury, Howard was a dismal 0-of-4 from the free-throw line, too. He'll look for better results Sunday in Toronto.
Mar 2 - 9:43 PM

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PosRoleName
PG1Kemba Walker
2Michael Carter-Williams
3Julyan Stone
4Marcus Paige
SG1Nicolas Batum
2Malik Monk
3Treveon Graham
SF1Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
2Jeremy Lamb
3Dwayne Bacon
PF1Marvin Williams
2Frank Kaminsky
C1Dwight Howard
2Willy Hernangomez
3Cody Zeller
4Mangok Mathiang