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Dwight Howard | Center/Forward

Team: Houston Rockets
Age / DOB:  (29) / 12/8/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 265
College: None
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Coach Kevin McHale said he'd be "shocked" if Dwight Howard (ankle) played against the Mavericks.
This will be his second consecutive game in street clothes, assuming something wild does not happen. For what it's worth, McHale has used this "shocked" statement before and it's held up every time. With Howard out, Terrence Jones might have to step up in his first game back. Donatas Motiejunas, Josh Smith and Joey Dorsey are also expected to help more. Jan 28 - 6:18 PM

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Dwight Howard tweaked his right ankle during Tuesday's practice, and remains a game-time decision for Wednesday's game vs. Dallas.

"It wasn’t as bad as when it happened, but I had to sit out of practice, so we’ll see how it feels [Wednesday]," Howard said. "Hopefully I can play, but if not, we still have a great chance to win the game." While Joey Dorsey would draw the start if Howard sits, Josh Smith and Donatas Motiejunas would see the biggest increase in value.
Jan 27 - 5:07 PM

Dwight Howard (ankle) will be a game-time decisions for Wednesday's game against the Mavericks.

We'll update Howard's status as more news becomes available, but there's a good chance he sits out a second consecutive game after leaving Friday's game with a sprained ankle. If Howard sits, Donatas Motiejunas, Josh Smith, and Joey Dorsey would see the biggest boost in fantasy value.

Dwight Howard (ankle) will not play against the Lakers on Sunday.

Coach Kevin McHale wasn't too hopeful that Howard would play tonight, and it looks like there is a legitimate chance that he misses additional time. We will consider Howard day-to-day for now, and we will update his status when we know more. The Rockets have yet to name a replacement in the starting lineup, but Donatas Motiejunas and Josh Smith will likely be the primary beneficiaries.
Jan 25 - 8:00 PM

Dwight Howard (ankle) did not participate during shootaround, and he is considered a game-time decision for Sunday's game vs. the Lakers.

It's worth noting that head coach Kevin McHale said he's "not real hopeful," that Dwight will play tonight, so it's sounding like he's closer to doubtful than a game-time decision. If Howard is forced to sit that Rockets could go with Joey Dorsey at the center spot, or it's possible they slide over Donatas Motiejunas to the center position and start Josh Smith at power forward. We'll have a better idea of the starting lineup closer to tip-off, but Smith and Motiejunas would likely be the primary beneficiaries.

Dwight Howard (right ankle sprain) is questionable to play against the Lakers on Sunday.

The last time the Rockets played the Lakers, we were hit with a surprise knee injury for Howard back on Nov. 19. The Rockets are off until Wednesday following Sunday, so maybe sitting him down in what should be a win. Joey Dorsey would start with Donatas Motiejunas logging some minutes at the five.
Jan 24 - 5:17 PM

Dwight Howard suffered a right ankle sprain and will not return to Friday's game against the Suns.

It didn't look too bad, but the Rockets are just going to play it safe, especially considering how many players have missed time due to playing through sprained ankles this season. Joey Dorsey will be the main center while Donatas Motiejunas can help out at the five, too. The Rockets will play the Lakers on Sunday and Howard should be considered questionable for that one.
Jan 23 - 9:40 PM

Dwight Howard asked out of Friday's game in Phoenix and went to the locker room.

It's unclear what happened and he may have just tweaked an ankle injury. Howard has been on the injury report for over a month due to his knee injury and he was probable today. We'll add an update as it becomes available.
Jan 23 - 9:28 PM

Dwight Howard (strained right knee) is listed as probable for Friday's game vs. the Suns.

Dwight is perpetually listed on Houston's injury list as 'probable' so this shouldn't alarm his fantasy owners. His right knee has bothered him all year and Houston may need to give him some rest as the season progresses, however, so we'll continue to closely monitor his health.
Jan 23 - 11:05 AM

Dwight Howard hit just 3-of-8 shots for seven points, 11 rebounds and zero blocks in Wednesday's loss to the Warriors, and also committed five turnovers.

Hey, at least he didn't kill your free throw percentage (1-of-2 tonight). His last multi-block game was way back on Dec. 15 and he's had seven games since then without a single block. The Warriors were dominant tonight and Howard never got it going, but his lack of shot blocking is one of the great mysteries in the NBA right now. He's also dealing with a sore knee, but that didn't appear to be bothering him tonight.
Jan 22 - 1:31 AM

Dwight Howard (knee) will play against the Warriors on Wednesday.

He played very well against the Warriors last week and will look to keep it going. Howard has some knee problems right now, but it is unlikely to force him to miss action tonight.
Jan 21 - 10:09 PM

Dwight Howard said that he is still having problems with his strained right knee.

"I am getting there," Howard said of his knee. "Each day is different but I just try to play as hard as I can for as long as I can. I want to make sure that come playoff time, I will be 100 percent. Right now, I want to give my team everything I have." He has been dealing with this issue for most of the season, and while he continues to play through the pain, it wouldn't be surprising to see the Rockets limit his minutes down the stretch or even hold him out for a couple of games. We will keep him off the injury report for now, but owners should continually check back for updates before activating Howard in lineups from now on.
Jan 21 - 8:59 AM

Dwight Howard was a lone bright spot against the Warriors on Saturday during a 131-106 loss with 23 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and four turnovers.

The Rockets were really bad on defense and giving up 64 points in the paint is not something a Dwight Howard team will do often. Howard snapped a four-game streak without a double-double in this one and he'll look to parlay it with another one against Roy Hibbert on Monday.
Jan 18 - 12:30 AM

Dwight Howard (knee) is probable to play against the Warriors on Saturday.

He is probable for basically every game, so this is a non-update. Howard should be ready to go for a huge matchup.
Jan 17 - 5:09 PM

Dwight Howard scored 13 points with eight rebounds, one assist, three steals, one block and one turnover in 34 minutes against the Thunder on Thursday.

He actually had a stretch of 10 consecutive makes from the line with his seven makes on Wednesday, but that was snapped on his last attempt tonight. While he's making free throws, his stats are very quiet elsewhere in his last five, averaging 13.0 points, 7.8 boards, 0.8 blocks and 2.2 turnovers on 48.0 percent from the field. He'll look for a big game in a must-see matchup against the Warriors on Saturday.
Jan 15 - 11:20 PM

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PF1Donatas Motiejunas
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C1Dwight Howard
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