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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 (knee) will not play against the Mavericks on Saturday and has no timetable to return.
He was basically doubtful and he's still not well enough to play. Howard had plasma rich platelet treatment this week, but he still hasn't had a full workload at practice. Tarik Black played well on Wednesday and will get the start again. Kostas Papanikolaou will also benefit. Howard owners can push the panic button, but cutting him is not an option. Nov 22 - 6:20 PM

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Dwight Howard (knee) is not expected to play on Saturday against the Mavericks, according to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle.

The credible team reporter said he would be "shocked if he plays." Howard's fantasy owners should have him on their benches and can pencil in Tarik Black into the Houston starting lineup. Although, Kostas Papakinkolaou has been the biggest beneficiary sans Dwight.
Nov 22 - 5:40 PM

Dwight Howard (strained right knee) is listed as questionable for Saturday's game vs. the Mavericks.

Dwight had been considered doubtful so this is an encouraging update, but owners will need to check for updates closer to tip-off. He recently had a plasma-rich platelet injection and may need to sit out another game to avoid aggravating the strain, in which case Tarik Black would earn another start with extra minutes filtering down to Kostas Papanikolaou and Donatas Motiejunas.

Dwight Howard (knee) received a plasma rich platelet injection on his right knee.

This has become common and players usually do at as they are getting closer to a return. Howard is still considered as doubtful for Saturday and he did miss practice on Friday. Tarik Black will likely get another start, but the bigger beneficiary has been Kostas Papanikolaou. Howard owners will want to check back tomorrow and he's also not looking like he'll be a fun player to own this season.
Nov 21 - 3:17 PM

Updating a previous report, coach Kevin McHale is saying that the Rockets will probably be without Dwight Howard (knee) for Saturday's game vs. the Mavericks.

That means that Tarik Black will draw another start on Saturday, but he really doesn't do much aside from rebound. Dwight's minutes will likely be split up between Black, Donatas Motiejunas, and Kostas Papanikolaou. Kostas is coming off a 19-point game from Wednesday, and could make for a solid plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Stay tuned for an official update on Dwight's status, but have your Plan B in place as it's looking like he'll be unable to go.

Dwight Howard (knee) did not practice on Thursday, and is being listed as day-to-day.

While Howard is out Tarik Black and Donatas Motiejunas will get all the minutes they can handle, with Kostas Papanikolaou seeing some extended run off the bench. None of those guys make for a great pickup in standard leagues, but they could be nice low-budget options in FanDuel if Howard and Terrence Jones are unable to go on Saturday. Stay tuned.

Dwight Howard (knee) will not play on Wednesday against the Lakers.

Wow. He is a late scratch for what the team is calling a strained right knee. Howard not playing against his former team is huge news and they'll have to count on Tarik Black and Donatas Motiejunas tonight. Additionally, this is Dwight's second late scratch of the season.
Nov 19 - 9:35 PM

The police have re-opened an investigation of Dwight Howard, who allegedly told authorities last summer that he had hit his child with a belt.

Police dropped the investigation due to a lack of evidence but new information has emerged in the past 48 hours, apparently as a result of the child's mother pressing to re-open the case. Howard's attorney released a statement saying, "The Florida Department of Children and Families thoroughly examined all of the evidence and determined that the claims of child abuse were not substantiated. The case was closed in September." Howard hasn't been arrested or charged with any crimes, but the parallel with Adrian Peterson's child-abuse case are too obvious to ignore. We'll pass along any updates related to the case in the coming days.
Nov 18 - 7:23 PM

Dwight Howard had 12 points, nine rebounds and one block in Sunday's narrow victory vs. the Thunder, making 4-of-14 FGs and 4-of-13 FTs with four turnovers in 40 minutes.

Dwight struggled tonight but he's off to a solid start as the Rockets' defensive anchor this season -- Houston ranked second in the NBA behind the Grizzlies in points allowed per game (91.6), and that was before holding OKC to 65 points tonight. Howard's post game is as unpolished as ever, and he struggled to establish deep post position before receiving the ball vs. Steven Adams and Kendrick Perkins, but he's still returning top-five fantasy value if you ignore his dreadful FT shooting.
Source: ESPN.com
Nov 16 - 10:04 PM

Dwight Howard ripped through the Sixers on Friday, scoring 21 points on 9-of-14 shooting with 16 rebounds, two steals and seven blocks.

Howard hit just 3-of-12 free throws and the Rockets almost blew this game, but this more than pays the bills for those punters out there that don't care what he does from the stripe. James Harden added 35 points with a full line in the win.
Nov 15 - 1:21 AM

Dwight Howard played through his illness on Wednesday and lit up the Wolves for 22 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks.

He was a little iffy coming in, but was a lock to play after going through a full practice on Monday. He hit 9-of-16 shots and 4-of-5 free throws, so it was a win over his owners all the way around. Trevor Ariza also chipped in with 19 points, five boards, two steals and three 3-pointers in the easy win. The Rockets are the first team in history to start the season off with at least 10 3-pointers made in each of their first eight games. Wow.
Nov 13 - 1:36 AM

Dwight Howard (illness) went through practice on Monday.

That suggests he'll be good to go for Wednesday against the Wolves. Howard missed Saturday against the Warriors and his fantasy owners weren't given much of a heads up with the news coming out of nowhere on Saturday night. His owners should be plugging him back into their lineups. This will likely also move Donatas Motiejunas back into the starting lineup and Kostas Papanikolaou to the bench.

Dwight Howard (flu) will not play in Saturday's game against the Warriors.

This comes out of nowhere, but at least owners will have time to get him out of their lineups. Tarik Black is starting in his place and could be a sneaky plug-and-play in daily leagues as he will likely get as many minutes as he can handle with Terrence Jones (leg) also out. Howard should have plenty of time to recover for the Rockets next game on Wednesday against Minnesota.
Nov 8 - 7:37 PM

Dwight Howard went off for 32 points, 16 rebound, a steal and two blocks in Thursday's easy win over the Spurs.

He hit 12-of-18 shots and 8-of-13 free throws as the Spurs rested Tim Duncan and some other stars tonight. Howard had his way and sat on the bench for most of the fourth quarter in a blowout, or his line would have been much bigger.
Nov 6 - 10:32 PM

The Rockets won in Miami on Tuesday behind a game-high 26 points from Dwight Howard, who also chipped in 10 rebounds and one steal.

Dwight made 10-of-16 shots but this was a mixed bag for fantasy owners, as he also turned the ball over five times, shot 6-of-11 at the FT line, and didn't have any assists or blocks. Owners can anticipate a few swats from Dwight when the Rockets host the Spurs on Thursday.
Nov 4 - 10:43 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Patrick Beverley
2Jason Terry
3Isaiah Canaan
SG1James Harden
2Nick Johnson
3Troy Daniels
SF1Trevor Ariza
2Francisco Garcia
3Kostas Papanikolaou
PF1Terrence Jones
2Donatas Motiejunas
3Joey Dorsey
4Clint Capela
C1Dwight Howard
2Tarik Black