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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 returned from his ankle injury on Saturday and had 13 points, six rebounds, a steal and two blocks in Saturday's win.
It looks like he'll play in the two remaining games for the Rockets as he prepares to work himself back into game shape for the playoffs. Omer Asik had nine points and eight rebounds in 19 minutes, while Terrence Jones added 10 points and two rebounds in 24 minutes. Both guys should take a hit with Howard back on the court. The Rockets locked up home court in Round 1 of the playoffs with tonight's win. Apr 12 - 11:26 PM

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Dwight Howard (ankle) and Patrick Beverley (knee) will both return to action vs. New Orleans on Saturday.

This gives them three games to regain their conditioning and find a rhythm before the playoffs. At the moment it seems that Houston is bound for a first-round matchup with Portland, but the fourth-seed Rockets are only a half-game up on the fifth-seed Blazers. With Dwight back in the starting lineup, Omer Asik will shift to the bench and lose substantial fantasy value.
Apr 12 - 6:22 PM

Dwight Howard (ankle) and Patrick Beverley (knee) will not play in Friday's game against the Wolves.

Both starters have stepped up their workouts in recent days and are close to a return, but the Rockets are going to play it safe. Howard and Beverley are both listed as questionable for Friday's game against the Pelicans. Backup center Omer Asik is averaging 11.7 points, 16.7 rebounds, 1.2 blocks and 1.0 steals while shooting 59.1 percent over the last six games.
Apr 11 - 11:50 AM

Dwight Howard (ankle) has stepped up his workouts in recent days.

It looks like Howard has a realistic chance to return either Friday against the Wolves or Saturday against the Pelicans. It will likely come down to a game-time call. We should know more on him and Pat Beverley (questionable, knee) after the shootaround.
Apr 11 - 10:49 AM

Dwight Howard (ankle) will not play against the Nuggets on Wednesday.

Patrick Beverley is also out, but the Rockets will have their other players in the lineup. Howard should be considered questionable to face the Wolves on Wednesday night. Omer Asik is a must-start player against a very thin, weak Denver frontcourt.
Apr 9 - 7:40 PM

Dwight Howard (ankle) will not play on Tuesday, as expected.

Howard remains day-to-day and may return as soon as Wednesday's road game in Denver. This means at least one more start at center for Omer Asik, who during Dwight's current five-game absence has averaged a healthy 12.0 points on 57.9 percent shooting, 16.8 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 1.2 blocks. Keep him active until we get word that Dwight is officially returning.
Apr 8 - 2:53 PM

Dwight Howard (ankle) is not expected to make his return to action on Tuesday vs. the Lakers.

It would have been fun to see Dwight come back vs. his former team, but it sounds like he'll need at least a couple more days. The Rockets take on the Nuggets on Wednesday, which makes Howard questionable for that outing. Omer Asik will be worth starting in a terrific matchup on Tuesday.
Apr 8 - 1:30 AM

Dwight Howard's ankle feels "a lot better" but he will not play vs. the Nuggets on Sunday.

Dwight said that he's resting and working on his conditioning to avoid aggravating the injury before the playoffs. His cautious approach makes sense, and he had minor surgery to remove a cyst just a few weeks ago, so fantasy owners will have to proceed warily until we've seen him on the court. Fill-in center Omer Asik is averaging 9.2 points, 13.6 rebounds and 0.6 blocks in Houston's past five games.
Apr 5 - 2:14 PM

Dwight Howard (ankle) will not play against the Thunder on Friday night.

There was almost no chance he was going to play tonight with his balky ankle and he should be considered questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Nuggets. Omer Asik will get another start while Terrence Jones figures to get more involved in the offense.
Apr 4 - 8:03 PM

Dwight Howard (ankle) is officially considered a game-time call, but he is not expected to play in Friday's game against the Thunder.

The Rockets have listed Howard as day-to-day, but he didn't even participate in the Friday morning shootaround. Perhaps he'll be ready for Sunday's tasty matchup against the Nuggets. Backup Omer Asik is averaging 11.0 points, 12.1 rebounds and 1.6 blocks in his last six starts.
Apr 4 - 10:29 AM

Dwight Howard recently had his left ankle drained and had a shot to control inflammation, and he will not play on Wednesday.

Dwight also denied ever saying that he'd miss 10 days, a timetable which would keep him out until at least Sunday's home game vs. the Nuggets. He's officially day-to-day and said he wasn't worried about the injury lingering into the playoffs, but the Rockets are bound to be cautious as he recovers from the recent removal of a cyst from his ankle. Omer Asik grabbed 23 rebounds on Tuesday and he remains a solid option while filling in at center.
Apr 2 - 12:34 PM

Dwight Howard (ankle) isn't worried about his ankle injury.

"There was more fluid in there the next time I saw the doctor," Howard said. "It was best I get the fluid out and just rest. I’m not worried." Howard will miss Tuesday's game against the Nets, but tried to quell a report from Clippers' announcer Ralph Lawler that indicated Howard would miss 10 days. "I never talked to him," Howard said. "I wouldn’t ever just tell someone that if the doctors and the trainers hadn’t told me that." Howard's owners should prepare to be without their star center for at least Tuesday, while Omer Asik steps in as a solid add for owners in search of rebounds and blocks.
Apr 1 - 1:08 PM

Dwight Howard (ankle) has been confirmed as out for Tuesday's game against the Nets.

Howard had already been believed to be out, but coach Kevin McHale confirmed the news on Tuesday. Howard had said he'll miss 10 days with his injury, so his owners face a very real possibility of being without him through the week. Omer Asik will step in as the starting center for the Rockets and will see plenty of playing time to provide owners with boards and blocks for as long as Howard is out.
Apr 1 - 12:21 PM

Dwight Howard (ankle) will not play on Tuesday but he is traveling with the Rockets on their two-game trip.

Howard is listed as day-to-day but he said on Saturday that he expected to miss 10 days with his injury, so at the very least he should be considered doubtful for Wednesday's game in Toronto. His absence leaves Omer Asik as the uncontested starting center, but Asik is only averaging 7.5 points, 8.3 rebounds and 1.1 blocks as a starter this season.
Mar 31 - 1:23 PM

Dwight Howard (ankle) told Clippers announcer Ralph Lawler that he will not play for the next 10 days.

We'd prefer to hear Dwight's timetable directly from the Rockets, who have simply listed him as day-to-day, but Lawler is as reliable a source as any and fantasy owners should prepare to be without Dwight until at least April 7. That gives him a maximum of six games left in the regular season and owners fighting for a playoff win may have no choice but to cut him loose. Omer Asik figures to get the bulk of his minutes as Houston's fill-in starting center, with Terrence Jones and Donatas Motiejunas also stepping up in the frontcourt.
Mar 29 - 4:19 PM