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Dwight Howard | Center | #12

Team: Charlotte Hornets
Age / DOB:  (32) / 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 went for 14 points, 13 rebounds and a blocked shots across 27 minutes in Saturday's 124-101 loss in New York.
It wasn't a bad performance given his limited minutes, as he picked up four personal fouls and spent his night at the mercy of the referee's whistle. He also saw plenty of rest in the second half when the gave got away from the Hornets after the Knicks blew off their doors in a 42-17 third quarter. It was his 43rd double-double of the season, fourth-best in the NBA. Next up is a trip to Philadelphia on Monday to kick off a four-game week. Mar 17 - 10:03 PM

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Dwight Howard rolled over the Hawks' frontcourt on Thursday with 33 points on 13-of-20 shooting, 12 rebounds, two blocks, two steals and one assist in 32 minutes.

He's on fire lately with three-game averages of 27.3 points, 11.7 rebounds and 3.0 blocks, and even sank 7-of-8 free throws tonight for good measure. Please, nobody tell Dwight that his team has almost no chance of making the postseason.
Mar 15 - 10:15 PM

Dwight Howard hit 9-of-12 shots and 4-of-7 free throws for 22 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks in 34 minutes of Tuesday's 119-115 loss to the Pelicans.

Howard was great and is rolling right now, averaging 22.2 points, 9.2 rebounds and 2.8 blocks over his last five games, and is even shooting 68 percent from the line during that stretch. The Hornets still haven't been eliminated from the playoffs, but they're a full 7.0 games behind the Heat for the final spot in the East, so the end is near. And once it's here, we'll have to see how much Howard plays down the stretch. But he's had a fantastic season for the Hornets in his 14th season, leaving the Hawks wondering where this guy was last year.
Mar 13 - 10:37 PM

Dwight Howard scored 30 points with 12 rebounds, one assist, one steal and four blocks in 37 minutes during a 122-115 win over the Suns on Saturday.

The biggest takeaway from this one is start centers in DFS against the Suns. Another takeaway is Howard is hot with two 30-point games in his last three, and he's even made 19-of-26 from the line in his last two. There's still no word of the Hornets dialing him back, so keep rolling him out there and hope he keeps putting up big lines.
Mar 10 - 8:16 PM

Dwight Howard scored 19 points, grabbed seven boards and blocked three shots across 27 minutes in Thursday's loss to Brooklyn.

Howard was 5-of-8 from the floor and was surprisingly efficient from the charity stripe as well, knocking down 9-of-11 from the line. Howard's scoring has been solid, but his rebound numbers have dipped of late. He's averaging just 6.4 boards over his last five contests. The Hornets next game is Saturday vs. the Suns.
Mar 8 - 10:06 PM

Dwight Howard went off for a season-high 30 points, six rebounds, a steal and three blocks on 12-of-17 shooting, and even hit 5-of-7 free throws and a 3-pointer in a loss to the Sixers on Tuesday.

Dwight was trying to show off for Joel Embiid after being dominated by him on Friday and easily outdueled the young big man tonight. But he also picked up his 14th technical foul of the season tonight, putting him just two away from an automatic one-game suspension, assuming tonight's isn't rescinded. Howard's having a fantastic season for the Hornets and tonight's game was nearly flawless. He'll try to teach Jarrett Allen a few things on Thursday when the Hornets play the Nets. Additionally, the Hornets fell a full 7.0 games out of the final playoff spot in the East, so it might not take much of an injury to Dwight for them to give him some time off. Just keep an eye on the situation, as the Hornets don't appear to ready to give up just yet.
Mar 6 - 10:14 PM

Dwight Howard had a bare-bones double-double on Sunday with 10 points, 10 rebounds, one assist and one block in 24 minutes of action.

The Hornets were swept on their three-game road trip, which drops them 5.5 games behind the idle Heat for the No. 8 seed in the East. The window is closing fast with just 18 games remaining, but all signs point to Charlotte playing their veterans until the bitter end. Dwight didn't play with much energy on the road tonight, but he'll get a day to rest before facing Joel Embiid and the Sixers on Tuesday.
Mar 4 - 8:58 PM

Dwight Howard was a terrible game in Philadelphia on Friday, hitting just 3-of-7 to finish with six points over 25 minutes.

Howard spent the evening in foul trouble, as he had his hands full with 'The Process'. Joel Embiid got the best of the veteran, as Howard hit managed just five rebounds, two assists and no blocked shots with five personal fouls in his 25 minutes. To add insult to injury, Howard was a dismal 0-of-4 from the free-throw line, too. He'll look for better results Sunday in Toronto.
Mar 2 - 9:43 PM

Dwight Howard (ribs) played through his injury on Wednesday, finishing with 21 points on 10-of-15 shooting, three rebounds, one steal and one block in 26 minutes.

The 14th-year veteran deserves plenty of credit for keeping Charlotte in the playoff hunt. He's yet to miss a game, ranks fourth in double-doubles (38), and has made life difficult for opposing centers. The rebounds were the lowest for Howard in a game he didn't leave early this season, so we'll keep an eye out for any indication that it was injury-related. He should be fine for a showdown vs. Joel Embiid and the Sixers on Friday.
Feb 28 - 11:53 PM

Dwight Howard (ribs) is a go for Wednesday's game against the Celtics.

D12 has yet to miss a game this season, and he'll likely continue to play through the rib issue as long as the Hornets are in the playoff hunt. Feel free to get him active.
Feb 28 - 6:08 PM

Dwight Howard (ribs) is being listed as probable for Wednesday's game against the Celtics.

Howard played through the rib issue on Tuesday, and he has some extra incentive to fight through the pain with Charlotte still relevant in the playoff hunt. He should be out there tonight, but owners should check back for official confirmation closer to tip-off.
Feb 28 - 12:19 PM

Dwight Howard played through a rib injury on Tuesday and hit 10-of-12 shots for 24 points, six boards and five blocks in 29 minutes of a 118-103 win over the Bulls.

Howard was a little iffy to come back for the second half, but looked OK on the court. The best news for Howard's owners is that Charlotte is still hanging in the race, sitting 3.5 games behind the No. 8 Heat as of this second. But once (or 'if') the Hornets fall too far behind, Howard will be a candidate to be shut down given the fact he's one of the elder statesmen in the league at this point. Watch for news on Howard's sore ribs prior to Wednesday night's game against the Celtics.
Feb 27 - 9:44 PM

Dwight Howard had a 17-point, 12-rebound double-double during Sunday's 114-98 win over Detroit, to go with four turnovers in just 23 minutes of action.

D12 was very active in this one, gobbling up the offensive boards (20.0 OREB%) and scoring on putbacks and alley-oops. He’s not quite the elite shot blocker that he used to be, but he’s been more involved in the offense in Charlotte and is having a bit of a bounce-back year in his age-32 season. As an added bonus, he hasn’t missed a single game this year, but with 12 technical to date, he’s just four away from incurring a mandatory one-game suspension.
Feb 25 - 4:09 PM

Dwight Howard pulled down a season-high 24 boards with 15 points, one assist and one block in 30 minutes during a 111-96 win over the Nets on Thursday.

He had his double-double in the first half to get him to his fifth-ranked 37th double-double on the season. The Hornets have said they may try to reassess their rotation in early March, but they're only 5.0 games back from the No. 8 spot. Fantasy owners of Hornets players will be rooting for them to add on to their two-game winning streak.
Feb 22 - 9:53 PM

Dwight Howard had a 17-point, 13-board double-double during Sunday's loss to the Raptors, adding three assists, one block and two turnovers in 29 minutes.

Howard had been in a bit of a mini-slump in his previous two outings, and things really bottomed out for him in Friday’s matchup when he finished just 2-of-7 from the field while failing to record a single swat. It looks like he’s busted out of the slump, and he should continue to move in a positive direction with a very favorable matchup against the Magic on Wednesday.
Feb 11 - 4:46 PM

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