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Dwight Howard | Center | #8

Team: Atlanta Hawks
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 continued his awakening this month on Thursday, scoring 16 points with 15 rebounds, three assists and one block in 29 minutes.
His preseason averages look really nice, posting 14.6 points, 10.0 boards, 1.6 assists, 1.0 steals, 1.8 blocks and 1.6 turnovers in 24.3 minutes. Howard was unassisted on 27.6 percent of his buckets this preseason, which is right around his 29.0 from last year. He really fell off in the past two years and has injury concerns, but Dwight could have new life in his hometown. Oct 20 - 11:45 PM

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Dwight Howard scored 15 points with nine rebounds, one assist and three blocks on Thursday.

It's only the preseason, but Howard looks like he's enjoying his new home. In his last two, he's averaged 20.5 points, 8.5 boards, 1.5 dimes and 2.5 blocks. In typical Dwight fashion, he's made just 4-of-14 from the line (28.6 percent) this preseason. If you're punting free throws, Howard could help you out late.
Oct 13 - 11:22 PM

Dwight Howard went off against the Cavs backups on Monday, scoring 26 points with eight rebounds, two assists, one steal, two blocks and no turnovers in 24 minutes.

Yeah yeah, this was against the backups, but it's an encouraging sign for the former Rocket. Sometimes a change of scenery can help more for some than for others, and Howard looks like a guy who will benefit in his new home. He has some interesting appeal in points leagues and should make a splash in DFS.
Oct 10 - 11:07 PM

The Hawks are expected to play the starters "a little more" than 17-18 minutes on Monday, according to coach Mike Budenholzer.

We should see a good amount of Dwight Howard, who scored six points with seven boards on Thursday. Paul Millsap (knee) is still out.
Oct 10 - 6:36 PM

Dwight Howard scored six points against the Grizzlies during a 104-83 win on Thursday, adding seven boards in 18 minutes.

A No. 8 Hawks jersey on Dwight Howard looks as weird as it sounds. The Hawks ran a lot of their offense through Al Horford last year and Howard hasn't played in an offense anything like coach Mike Budenholzer's, so there will likely be an adjustment period here. While he should be better than he was last year, he's still not a great target in standard leagues.
Oct 6 - 11:18 PM

Dwight Howard said that he wants to improve his outside shot.

"It’s all about being able to grow and just having confidence," Howard said. "Coach has total confidence in me shooting the basketball. So, that’s not an issue. I think in the past I’ve started to shoot and then I’ve stopped. I can’t allow missing or anything like that to affect how I play on the floor." Howard hit 40.0 percent of his shots from 10-15 feet last season, but didn't hit any 16 feet and up. An increase in mid-range shots would bring his overall field goal percentage down, so fantasy owners would prefer if he stayed around the rim. This will be something to look for in Thursday's preseason opener.
Oct 3 - 11:09 AM

Dwight Howard said he still isn't sure what caused the illness that forced him to go to the hospital.

The Hawks originally reported that Howard was dehydrated, but the big man is speculating that it could've been food poisoning. Regardless, he was released from the hospital about two weeks ago and is obviously fine now, so it won't impact his status for training camp. He's a bounce-back candidate that's worth a look for any owner punting their free throw percentage.
Sep 26 - 3:50 PM

The Hawks are continuing an "exhaustive medical review" on Dwight Howard (dehydration) according to Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Howard was admitted to the hospital on Sunday night and was treated for dehydration, but he was released on Monday morning. Vivlamore said that all indications so far are positive and dehydration is still the official diagnosis. It sounds like he's fine, but we'll provide another update when the Hawks update his status.
Sep 12 - 1:48 PM

Dwight Howard was released from a hospital on Monday morning after being treated for dehydration.

Howard has been in China promoting his DH2 shoe and reportedly took ill during a plane flight to Atlanta on Sunday. The Hawks haven't provided a statement, but it's a good sign if he's already out of the hospital. Howard has been working with a personal shooting coach this summer, but his upside in standard leagues is capped because he's a career 56.8 percent shooter from the free throw line.
Sep 12 - 9:09 AM

Dwight Howard has spent the offseason working on improving his performance at the free throw line.

This is the annual summer storyline for Howard, but it hasn't yet translated to improved success when the lights turn on. A career 56.8 percent shooter from the charity stripe, Howard shot a woeful 48.9 percent last season in Houston. Perhaps an improved comfort level in Atlanta will remove some of the mental hurdles, but we're going to have to see Howard making free throws at a better rate to believe the change is real.
Source: PBT
Sep 3 - 3:43 PM

Dwight Howard said that his surgically-repaired back is completely healthy.

"My back hasn’t been an issue, and I don’t think I’ll ever have an issue out of my back for the rest of my career," Howard said. His knees have been a problem in recent years, and the 30-year-old missed 11 games last season while averaging just 32.1 minutes per game. If he can stay healthy, Dwight could have a mild bounce-back season with a bigger offensive role in Atlanta.
Jul 17 - 10:02 AM

Dwight Howard said that Atlanta's recruitment of him as an unrestricted free agent helped restore his sense of self-confidence.

"Grant Hill was a big part of the process," Howard said. "For somebody like [Hill] to believe in me, [Hawks general] Wes Wilcox and [Mike Budenholzer] -- for all of these guys to have that belief in me just gave me more confidence." Howard also mentioned that his body is feeling great, and he's looking forward to having a "dominant" season in Atlanta. D-12 should have a larger role in the Hawks' offense, but as always, atrocious free throw shooting will weigh down his value.
Source: ESPN
Jul 13 - 10:37 AM

Dwight Howard said that he's coming to the Hawks with a "different mentality."

"I want to do whatever I can to bring a championship home," he said. "I know it’s not going to be easy. I’ve worked extremely hard this summer, every summer. I’m very motivated. I’m really [ticked] off about last season. I’m looking forward to coming back with a different mentality." If D12 is going to find his comfort zone anywhere it's likely to be at home in Atlanta. For what it's worth, Howard offered a ringing endorsement of his newest head coach Mike Budenholzer, praising his style and approach to the game.
Jul 6 - 9:42 AM

Dwight Howard has reached an agreement on a three-year, $70.5 million deal with the Hawks.

Dwight wanted $24 million per season, and he just about got it with his hometown team. This news also means Al Horford is likely heading out of town to the Thunder or Celtics. As for Dwight, he'll look to revitalize his career after things fell apart dating back to when he left the Magic after 2011-12. The good news for the Hawks is that this is only a three-year deal.
Jul 1 - 6:38 PM

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, the Hawks made a strong connection with Dwight Howard in their meeting.

Wojnarowski adds that there is definitely some "traction" there, so it sounds like the Hawks are one of the favorites to sign D-12. It's also worth noting that the Blazers are making a strong push to sign both Howard and Chandler Parsons, while the Celtics are expected to get a meeting with Howard as well.
Jul 1 - 2:56 PM

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PF1Paul Millsap
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