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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 posted a nice line of 22 points, 10 rebounds, one steal, two blocks and six turnovers before fouling out against the Jazz on Wednesday.
He only went to the line three times tonight after only making 7-of-16 from there on Tuesday. Howard is batting 1.000 on his double-doubles this season with two and should have plenty more on the way. Although, his 11 fouls in 53 minutes is not a good start this season, especially without Omer Asik there to back him up. Oct 30 - 1:00 AM

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Dwight Howard opened the 2014-15 season with a double-double, navigating foul trouble on his way to 13 points, 11 rebounds, one assist and one block in a mere 21 minutes of action.

Fewer unnecessary fouls could have resulted in a much bigger night, but the Rockets were already inclined to monitor his playing time due to conditioning concerns -- Dwight only played in four preseason games, so he may need a week or two to elevate his fitness. Dwight also shot 7-of-16 from the FT line, which is navigable in H2H leagues but disastrous in Rotisserie.
Oct 29 - 1:53 AM

Dwight Howard stated during a recent interview that Kobe Bryant did not factor into his decision to leave the Lakers.

"I didn’t leave LA because I was afraid of Kobe Bryant," Howard said. "I went to a good situation for myself... It’s over with now. There’s no need to continue to talk about it. It happened. We played together for a year. The whole team was injured, didn’t really get an opportunity to do what we all set out to do. Things happen. Life happens. I think everybody needs to move forward from the situation and worry about their respective teams."
Oct 28 - 5:21 PM

Dwight Howard (knee, arm) returned to practice on Sunday and he's on pace to start Tuesday vs. the Lakers.

Dwight should have his way with L.A.'s frontcourt, but he may need a few games to find his rhythm after missing all but three preseason exhibitions. The good news is that he's injury-free, and he's an elite fantasy option as long as you don't mind him single-handedly ruining your FT percentages.
Oct 26 - 5:01 PM

Dwight Howard has a laceration in his forearm that required stitches, and he will not suit up for Friday's preseason finale vs. the Spurs.

The cut happened from something he did at home, but he is reportedly fine, and we'd expect him to be ready for opening night. Howard attempted the fourth-most free throws in the league last year, and only made 54.7 percent of them, so if you draft him know that the free throw category is a lost cause. However, he also put up averages of 18.3 points, 12.2 rebounds, and 1.8 blocks per game, so he is an attractive asset for owners punting free throws.
Oct 24 - 12:28 PM

Dwight Howard and Trevor Ariza will not play on Wednesday night against the Magic.

Dwight won't get to face his old team in the last road game of the preseason and there has been no word of his knee injury being a factor in this decision. He should be ready to go to start the season and will look to bounce back from a mildly disappointing 2013-14.
Oct 22 - 5:41 PM

Dwight Howard (knee) shook off a slow start to finish Sunday's exhibition with 11 points, eight rebounds, one steal and two blocks in just 17 minutes vs. the Warriors.

This was Dwight's first exhibition action since Oct. 7 but he showed minimal rust, and should be ready to go for the Rockets' season opener. Owners willing to accept his awful FT shooting should benefit from stats right around his 2013-14 averages -- 18.3 points on 59.1 percent shooting, 12.2 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.8 blocks per game.
Oct 19 - 10:56 PM

Hakeem Olajuwon thinks Dwight Howard is ready to have an MVP-type season.

"I could see last year when I worked with him in camp that there were some things that he could not do. Or they were things that he did not think he could do," said Olajuwon. "The difference now is that he is fit and those doubts are gone... He should have a season that makes everyone vote for him as MVP." Howard can be a great addition to a fantasy squad that is tanking the free throw category, with solid contributions to points, rebounds, blocks, and field goal percentage.
Oct 17 - 3:21 PM

Dwight Howard (knee) is hoping to play Sunday against the Golden State Warriors.

Howard has been dealing with a sore knee for the past week, and has missed multiple preseason games as a result. Injuries have limited Howard from the dominant force he once was, but he still carries a ton of fantasy value. He can score, grab rebounds, and block shots at an above average clip, however potential owners must be willing to sacrifice free three percentage if they draft him.
Oct 16 - 5:32 PM

Dwight Howard (knee) will not play in Tuesday's preseason game vs. the Pelicans.

The injury is not considered serious, and he'd likely be playing if this were the regular season. If you're okay with never winning the free throw category, Dwight is a solid player to own as he averaged 18.3 points, 12.2 rebounds, and 1.8 blocks on 59.1 percent shooting from the field with the Rockets last season.
Oct 13 - 3:45 PM

Dwight Howard (knee) will not play on Monday against the Suns.

It's just a sore knee and this injury shouldn't linger into the preseason. Howard has said he's returned from injury too soon earlier in his career, so he'll be erring on the side of caution this time around. Tarik Black was outstanding on Thursday and will get another chance to shine. Joey Dorsey will also get more run.
Oct 13 - 12:47 PM

Dwight Howard (sore knee) is doubtful to play on Monday and he may also sit out Tuesday's exhibition.

Howard skipped Sunday's practice but his continued absence is just a precaution. The eight-time All-Star won't risk aggravating a minor injury during meaningless games but he should be ready to go on opening night. His fantasy appeal hinges on owners' willingness to punt FTs, and even then he's a less appealing option than Andre Drummond.
Oct 12 - 4:30 PM

Dwight Howard (knee) is sitting out Thursday's preseason game against the Grizzlies.

Howard reportedly bumped knees at practice and is feeling a bit sore. This does not appear to be a serious injury and he will likely return to the practice court soon. Howard is still a potential 20-10 guy every night and should be an early-round selection in fantasy drafts.
Oct 9 - 6:29 PM

Dwight Howard admitted he may have returned too soon from his back injury before the 2012-13 season with the Lakers.

"I wish the information could've come across to the world about how hurt I really was, how serious the back injury was, but I never thought it really did," Howard said. Well, the Lakers are probably the best team at revealing a prognosis on injured players and an overwhelming amount of information was given about Dwight. He was widely expected to be out until around Christmas, but he returned two months ahead of schedule in a preseason game on Oct. 21, 2012. He'll look to improve in his second season with the Rockets.
Oct 3 - 10:05 PM

Dwight Howard said on Thursday that he and the Rockets are focusing on the small details heading into this season.

Howard goes on to say that the Rockets ignored some of the important details last season because they were winning. The Rockets' season ended with a disappointing first-round exit at the hands of the Trailblazers. Now with Chandler Parsons gone to Dallas, more of the offensive burden will be placed on he and James Harden's shoulders. No longer the dominant force he was in Orlando, Dwight Howard has slipped into the late-second, early-third round range in 9-category leagues.
Oct 2 - 2:26 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