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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
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The Rockets have reportedly begun actively shopping Dwight Howard.
Howard is expected to opt out of his contract this summer, and the Rockets may not be willing to give him the max-deal that he desires, so GM Daryl Morey is now looking to see what he can get on the open market rather than potentially losing the eight-time All-Star for nothing. Thus far the Celtics have been the only team officially linked to D-12, but that's not to say that Boston is the only team interested in landing Dwight. For what it's worth, Dwight has said that he's not seeking a trade away from Houston, but it's also not his decision. Feb 11 - 2:25 PM

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Dwight Howard and James Harden met with head coach J.B. Bickerstaff and general manager Daryl Morey after Wednesday's loss to the Trail Blazers.

The meeting reportedly went well into the night after the Rockets dropped to the ninth spot in the Western Conference, though the participants didn't give many details of the meeting. "We've got to figure it out," Howard said. "We have to stop being so negative. We lose games and then we're negative. We can't be negative. There's no way we're going to succeed if all we do is stay negative and talk negative." It sounds like there may be changes coming in Houston, so we'll keep an eye out for the fantasy ramifications of any potential moves.
Feb 11 - 10:44 AM

Dwight Howard scored 28 points with 13 rebounds, two assists and one block in 35 minutes against the Blazers on Wednesday.

He was very good against the sub-par bigs on the Blazers, but the Rockets were torched on defense. Howard looks healthy right now and should have a nice finish for his fantasy owners. He'll obviously have some bad free-throw woes.
Feb 11 - 1:40 AM

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

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.
Source: NBA.com
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

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