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Dwight Howard | Center

Team: Houston Rockets
Age / DOB:  (29) / 12/8/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 265
College: None
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Dwight Howard played just 17 minutes due to foul trouble against the Mavs on Saturday with 11 points, five boards, one steal and five blocks.
If not for the foul trouble, he would have played more. The Rockets didn't really go to Howard in the post much, but Howard looked healthy with respect to his knee. He should be closer to 30 minutes in Game 2 on Tuesday. Apr 19 - 12:37 AM

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Dwight Howard is expected to play more in the postseason than he did in the regular season.

Coach Kevin McHale said the Rockets will play it by ear with Dwight's minutes. Dwight was up to 28 minutes on Apr. 12 and he should get over the 30-minute plateau tonight. There will be less minutes going to Joey Dorsey.
Apr 18 - 7:49 PM

Dwight Howard's minutes restriction will rise to around 32 minutes per game for Game 1 of the playoffs.

Howard should eventually be without a minutes restriction at some point, but he should get the most floor time he's seen since returning from his knee injury during Game 1 against the Mavericks on Saturday. The more minutes Dwight gets, the further Joey Dorsey will fall out of the rotation.
Apr 16 - 7:00 PM

Dwight Howard played just 21 minutes against the Jazz on Wednesday with 14 points, eight rebounds and two blocks.

Rudy Gobert did block him once, but this was a great game for Dwight tonight. He would have played a lot more, but the Rockets had this game in the bag during the third quarter. He'll get a tough matchup against the Mavs and Tyson Chandler. Dwight only had one game vs. Dallas this year, scoring eight points with seven boards in 18 minutes.
Apr 16 - 12:05 AM

Dwight Howard is expected to play on Wednesday against the Jazz.

This is just a reminder that Dwight will be back after missing Monday. He should get around 28-32 minutes against Rudy Gobert, which should be fun to watch. Howard has played well in his last four, averaging 17.3 points, 11.0 boards and 1.3 blocks. Start him even in a bad matchup unless free throw percentage is really important to you tonight.
Apr 15 - 2:05 PM

Dwight Howard played 28 minutes during Sunday's win vs. the Pelicans, which he finished with 19 points (7-of-10 FGs, 5-of-11 FTs), 11 rebounds and three blocks.

As a reminder, Howard will not play vs. the Hornets on Monday. He has three straight double-doubles despite being on a fairly strict minute-limit, and over his past four games he's averaging 17.3 points on 67.5 percent shooting, 11.0 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 1.3 blocks. Considering he missed almost two months with a serious knee injury, this is all fantasy owners could have hoped for.
Apr 12 - 9:37 PM

Dwight Howard (knee) will play on Sunday vs. the Pelicans, but he will sit out Monday's game vs. the Hornets.

Howard isn't cleared to play in both games of a back-to-back set, so there are no surprises here. Howard belongs in all active lineups Sunday as long as you can deal with his awful free throw shooting, while Terrence Jones, Josh Smith and Joey Dorsey will all benefit in his absence vs. the Hornets on Monday.

Dwight Howard said he will rest Sunday or Monday, but doesn't know which one yet.

This isn't a surprise and Dwight has yet to play in both games of a back-to-back set since his return to the lineup. On the night he sits, there should be more minutes going to Terrence Jones, Joey Dorsey and Josh Smith.
Apr 11 - 2:15 PM

Dwight Howard scored 12 points on 3-of-5 shooting (6-of-9 FTs) with 14 rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks in 27 minutes on Friday against the Spurs.

Howard's minutes are slowly getting ramped up for the playoffs and he's more or less where owners want him to be productivity-wise. He's much better than the deep league asset we called him earlier today, though there is going to be risk of DNPs as we finish the season.
Apr 11 - 2:02 AM

Kevin McHale said that he hopes to increase Dwight Howard's minutes for Friday's game vs. the Spurs.

The Rockets are slowly but surely increasing Dwight's minutes, and while McHale didn't give a precise figure, it's reasonable to assume he'll see somewhere between 24-28 minutes tonight. His price tag in daily leagues is way too high to be considered a quality plug-and-play option, but he's worth owning as a low-end asset in deep leagues assuming you're punting the free throw category.
Apr 10 - 6:32 PM

Speaking during a recent interview, Dwight Howard said he would like to play 20 years in the NBA.

"That’s always been my goal- to play 20 years in the league so I think it can be done," said Howard, who is in his 11th NBA season. "It would be great. Tim is still playing great basketball. He has migrated to different spots on the floor instead of just the post." Howard has spent a majority of this season on the sidelines due to a knee issue, and he's statistically having one of his worst years since his sophomore season with averages of 15.8 points, 10.5 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks per game. Still, when healthy, Dwight is one of the best defensive centers in the league, and hopefully the knee doesn’t become a lingering issue for the big man.
Apr 9 - 3:47 PM

Dwight Howard scored 16 points with 11 rebounds, one assist and one steal in 22 minutes against the Spurs on Wednesday.

He would have played more, but the Rockets were blown out tonight. Howard is likely going to rest either Sunday or Monday, so his fantasy owners will have to be on the lookout for that news. Plus, he could rest in the finale on Wednesday.
Apr 9 - 12:35 AM

Dwight Howard said this his knee is feeling good, but he also added that he needs to improve his conditioning before the playoffs.

Howard is expected to play anywhere from 24-26 minutes vs. the Spurs on Wednesday, but the Rockets may up his minutes to around 30 per game prior to the playoffs. The minutes cap dampens his value in daily leagues, but Howard is still worth deploying in season-long leagues if you can stomach his awful free throw shooting.
Apr 8 - 1:48 PM

Rockets' head coach Kevin McHale said depending on how Dwight Howard feels, he could play 24-26 minutes Wednesday vs. the Spurs.

The Rockets are slowly but surely upping Howard's minutes with each game, and Howard has said the plan is to get him to 30 minutes a game by the time the playoffs start. Dwight's managed to be effective (aside from free throw shooting) despite the minutes restriction, and he's put in averages of 15.0 points and 7.5 rebounds through two games in April. He's worth owning as a low-end option in standard leagues, as long as you're punting the free throw category.
Apr 7 - 3:23 PM

Dwight Howard got things done on Sunday, scoring 22 points on 10-of-15 shooting from the field (2-of-7 from the stripe), adding eight rebounds, two steals and two turnovers in just 23 minutes of action.

Howard was imposing his will upon OKC's frontcourt, and Steven Adams (fouled out in just 16 minutes) was no match for him. It's unclear exactly when Howard's minutes limit will be lifted, but he did say after the game that the goal is for him to get up to 30 minutes a game by the time the playoffs start. The Rockets don't have a back-to-back set next week, so there's a chance Howard suits up for all three games. Stay tuned.
Apr 5 - 4:15 PM

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PosRoleName
PG1Patrick Beverley
2Jason Terry
SG1James Harden
2Corey Brewer
3Pablo Prigioni
4Nick Johnson
SF1Trevor Ariza
2K.J. McDaniels
3Kostas Papanikolaou
PF1Terrence Jones
2Donatas Motiejunas
3Josh Smith
C1Dwight Howard
2Joey Dorsey
3Clint Capela