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Dwight Howard | Center | #8

Team: Atlanta Hawks
Age / DOB:  (31) / 12/8/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 265
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 1 (1) / ORL
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The Pelicans had exploratory talks with the Hawks about Dwight Howard a couple weeks ago according to Zach Lowe of ESPN.
The Pelicans are worried about the physical toll of playing Anthony Davis at center in the long run, and it's clear that they are not comfortable with Omer Asik or Alexis Ajinca in the rotation. However, the Hawks have been a lot better in recent weeks and they just pulled all of their players off the market including Howard and Paul Millsap. It's a fun idea, but it's safe to assume that Howard will remain in Atlanta past the deadline unless the Hawks decide to blow up their roster. Jan 19 - 11:38 AM
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Dwight Howard returned from a rest day on Wednesday, but he was quiet in a blowout loss with just four points, three boards, two assists and three blocks in 21 minutes.

Howard's return resulted in a more traditional lineup tonight, sending Tim Hardaway Jr. back to the second unit. The Hawks were destroyed in the first quarter, falling into a 24-point hole, and there was so much garbage time that no Hawks' starter played more than 27 minutes tonight. At least they'll be very well rested for Friday's home game vs. Chicago.

Dwight Howard is back in the starting lineup to face the Pistons on Wednesday and Tim Hardaway Jr. will move to the bench.

He should see his normal playing time, assuming he can avoid foul trouble against Andre Drummond. Even though Hardaway Jr. is coming off the bench, he's still a hold.
Jan 18 - 7:44 PM

Dwight Howard is resting Monday vs. the Knicks.

Howard logged 32 minutes against the Bucks on Sunday night, so the Hawks are going to give him the day off since the Knicks don't have the most imposing frontcourt with Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles) out. Paul Millsap will slide over to center and is a strong DFS play, while Tim Hardaway Jr. will move into the starting lineup.
Jan 16 - 12:47 PM

Dwight Howard double-doubled in Tuesday's easy win over the Nets, finishing with 14 points and 16 rebounds.

He was a monster on the glass and seven of his rebounds were on the offensive end. Howard hit 6-of-9 from the field with one block, but cooled off from the free throw line where he knocked down just 2-of-8. Howard was shooting 70.0 percent from the line in his previous four games, so hopefully he can get back on track vs. the Celtics on Friday.
Jan 10 - 10:01 PM

Dwight Howard scored 15 points with 20 rebounds and one steal during a 97-82 win over the Mavs on Saturday.

The Mavs went with a hack-a-Dwight in this game, but it didn't work with Howard making 7-of-9 from the line. Howard could be a usage beast if Paul Millsap is dealt. In fact, he gets a 5.0 percent boost in usage rate in his minutes without Millsap this season.
Jan 8 - 12:22 AM

Dwight Howard scored 16 points with 22 rebounds in 39 minutes in Wednesday's 102-98 overtime win over the Knicks.

Opposing centers have been abusing the Knicks all season and tonight was no different. Howard grabbed seven offensive boards with three assists, one steal and one block, finishing 6-of-9 from the field and 4-of-6 from the line. Per StatMuse, Howard has more 15-point, 20-rebound games (63) since he came into the NBA than the next 3 closest players combined in Andre Drummond (25), Kevin Love (17) and DeAndre Jordan (15). After scoring 20 points with 12 rebounds in 21 minutes in his previous game, it's safe to say that Howard's back is fine.
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 11:09:00 PM

Dwight Howard (back) returned from a three-game absence on Monday vs. the Wolves and didn't miss a beat, scoring 20 points with 12 rebounds in 21 minutes.

He got an early hook after a couple quick fouls to open the game, but foul trouble wasn't an issue the rest of the evening and it looks like the Hawks simply monitored his minutes. He was a perfect 9-of-9 from the field and finished 2-of-3 from the line, adding two assists, two steals and a block. Assuming his back responds well in practice on Tuesday, Howard is poised for another monster game on Wednesday vs. the Knicks.
Mon, Dec 26, 2016 11:28:00 PM

Dwight Howard (back) is active and will start Monday's game vs. the Wolves.

Howard was listed as out on Monday morning, but he was later upgraded to probable after the morning shootaround. Now that he's officially active, he's safe to plug back into season-long lineups, barring a late surprise. Mike Muscala loses most of his value with this report, while Kris Humphries' value also takes a massive hit as he returns to the bench.
Mon, Dec 26, 2016 07:10:00 PM

Updating a previous report, Dwight Howard (back) is now expected to play on Monday vs. the Wolves.

Atlanta has officially deemed him as probable, so it would be a major upset if Dwight isn't back on the floor. Assuming Howard does return from a three-game absence, that would dampen the fantasy appeal of Mike Muscala. Paul Millsap would also take a slight hit. Those in weekly leagues will probably want pregame confirmation to be sure, but it looks safe to get Howard back into the lineup.
Mon, Dec 26, 2016 12:09:00 PM

Dwight Howard (back) will not play on Monday vs. the Wolves.

He was listed as out, but he did travel with the team which suggests that he's getting closer. Paul Millsap will be a monster with Howard on the sidelines, but Mike Muscala could have some nice value as well. In his last two games, Muscala has averaged 14.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 1.0 assist and 2.0 triples in 25.5 minutes per game.
Mon, Dec 26, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Dwight Howard (back) traveled to Minnesota for Monday's game but he's listed as 'out' for the game.

Dwight's status will be updated on Monday and the fact that he traveled is good news, but owners should consider him closer to doubtful. Owners should check back for an update following the Hawks' shootaround.
Sun, Dec 25, 2016 09:03:00 PM

Dwight Howard (back) will not play against the Nuggets on Friday.

He did not even travel for the game in Denver. With Howard out, he'll now have the entire weekend to get right before Monday's game in Minnesota. The Hawks started Kyle Korver and moved Paul Millsap to the five against a big Wolves frontline on Wednesday -- it didn't work -- but they may be able to go smaller against the Nuggets. Mike Muscala will still be worth a DFS punt or can be used as a stream while the wings also benefit.
Thu, Dec 22, 2016 04:05:00 PM

Dwight Howard (back) will remain on the sidelines for Wednesday's game against the Timberwolves.

This will be Howard's second straight game on the sidelines, and we're going to consider him questionable for Friday's game in Denver. Kyle Korver got the start in his absence on Monday, while Paul Millsap and Dennis Schroder each saw an uptick to their respective usage rates. Mike Muscala was a no show in limited minutes off the bench, but if Mike Budenholzer elects to give him a start, he could be on the radar as a streamer or DFS punt play. Stay tuned.
Wed, Dec 21, 2016 06:35:00 PM

Dwight Howard (back) said he will warmup before Wednesday's game before making a final determination on his status for Atlanta's matchup against Minnesota.

For what it's worth, Howard did say his back was feeling better, but we're not going to get official confirmation on his status until just prior to tip-off. If he is able to play, Kyle Korver will likely return to the bench, and guys like Paul Millsap and Dennis Schroder won't be quite as active on offense. Stay tuned.
Wed, Dec 21, 2016 11:50:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Dennis Schroder
2Malcolm Delaney
SG1Kent Bazemore
SF1Thabo Sefolosha
2Tim Hardaway Jr.
3DeAndre Bembry
4Mike Dunleavy
5Taurean Prince
PF1Paul Millsap
2Mike Muscala
3Mike Scott
C1Dwight Howard
2Kris Humphries
3Tiago Splitter