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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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Dwight Howard (shoulder) is probable for Saturday's game against the Hawks.
This is the first we are hearing about a shoulder injury, and it will be interesting to see if it has an impact on his game Saturday. Owners can at least take comfort in the fact that Howard's knee appears to be doing well, but this shoulder injury should cause some concern. Owners may want to check back before tip-off just to be safe, but Howard shouldn't be in danger of missing this one. Dec 20 - 11:54 AM

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Dwight Howard played 35 minutes against the Pelicans on Thursday with 17 points, 13 rebounds, two assists and three blocks.

He looks healthy, but was a bit late on defense a couple times tonight. Howard should be ready to go for the future, but we wouldn't be surprised to see him miss a game out of the blue considering how much time he missed with a mysterious knee injury. Keep him in your lineup for now and perhaps entertain the idea of trying to deal him.
Dec 19 - 12:04 AM

Dwight Howard is good to go against the Pelicans on Thursday.

He looked great on Wednesday with 24 points against the Nuggets. Howard had some soreness on Saturday in his first game back, so there was at least a small chance he sat out. Start Howard as planned.
Dec 18 - 6:58 PM

Dwight Howard played 43 minutes in an overtime win over the Nuggets on Wednesday with 24 points, 16 boards, one assist and four blocks on 7-of-16 from the field and 10-of-15 from the line.

The Rockets starters lived at the charity stripe with 48 attempts while their bench didn't have any. As for Howard, he was as dominant as he has been all season and helped keep the Nuggets out of the paint. His 43 minutes are a very encouraging sign and his fantasy owners should have some shred of confidence in him now. Of course, it makes a lot of sense to sell high considering how much time he missed from an injury that came out of nowhere.
Dec 18 - 3:29 AM

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

He went through warmups and everything appears to be fine. Howard admitted he had some soreness following Saturday, but that's to be expected with how much time he missed. Fantasy owners can use him like they normally would. Expect the Nuggets to be in foul trouble tonight.
Dec 17 - 9:28 PM

Dwight Howard (knee) participated in the morning shootaround, but is still questionable for Wednesday's game vs. Denver.

His status will likely be determined closer to tip-off, so his owners will have to frequently check back for updates. If he is held out of Wednesday's game, Tarik Black would likely start but still wouldn't be an asset in most leagues. Stay tuned.
Dec 17 - 1:52 PM

Dwight Howard (right knee strain) is now being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game vs. Denver

Howard returned to the lineup on Saturday, logging 30 minutes and putting up 26 points, 13 rebounds, and three blocks. However, he said he felt "tight" on Sunday, and it's a bit concerning that the Rockets are listing him as questionable after he missed a month with the injury. If he's forced to sit, Tarik Black would slide back into the starting lineup, although he doesn’t do enough to warrant consideration in most leagues.
Dec 16 - 2:56 PM

Dwight Howard "was tight" on Sunday after a game on Saturday, but is good to go for Wednesday.

He played 30 minutes after missing a month, so some soreness was to be expected. Luckily, the Rockets have a few days off before they'll play on Wednesday. He can be inserted into most fantasy lineups now.
Dec 15 - 4:43 PM

Dwight Howard played 30 minutes in his return to the lineup against the Nuggets on Saturday, scoring 26 points with 13 rebounds, two assists, one steal and three blocks.

He was 9-of-11 from the field and 8-of-18 from the line, so it was like he never left. Howard picked up his 10,000th rebound of his career tonight and dominated in the paint on both ends. The Rockets are off until Wednesday, so Dwight gets to heal after being off for almost one month.
Dec 14 - 12:05 AM

Dwight Howard (knee) is expected to play 20-24 minutes in his return on Saturday.

He'll play in 4-5 minute spurts, according to coach Kevin McHale. The Rockets played really well without Howard and they certainly won't want him to aggravate his knee injury, so he could see limited playing time for a few games.
Dec 13 - 6:26 PM

Dwight Howard (knee) will play against the Nuggets on Saturday.

"I'm just thankful to be back out there," Howard said. "Nobody wants to sit on the bench in a suit and watch his team play." The Rockets have been rolling without him, winning nine of their last 10 games. Howard has been out since Nov. 19 and should get a good amount of minutes. Donatas Motiejunas should see his usage rate go down while Tarik Black and Joey Dorsey will lose most of their minutes.
Source: ESPN.com
Dec 13 - 4:01 PM

Dwight Howard (knee) was upgraded to probable for Saturday's game vs. the Nuggets.

After sitting out for 11 games in a row, Howard may finally make his return to the court in a favorable matchup with Denver. There is still a chance he sits, so owners need to be on alert for any updates prior to the game. If Howard sits, Donatas Motiejunas will continue to be a must-start option while Tarik Black and Joey Dorsey will also see increased run.

Dwight Howard (knee) is still listed as doubtful for Saturday.

The Rockets will likely update his status tomorrow and he is expected to be upgraded in some capacity. Howard and the Rockets are hopeful he can play, so players like Donatas Motiejunas, Tarik Black and Joey Dorsey will lose some playing time.
Dec 12 - 2:12 PM

Dwight Howard (knee) is aiming to return for Saturday's game against the Nuggets.

Howard will have missed 11 consecutive games leading up to Saturday, but there is finally a light at the end of the tunnel. "That's the plan," Howard said of his potential Saturday return. "I don't want to put a date on it, but that might be the best time. We'll have a couple days of practice and I should be ready to go." Once Howard is ready to return, Tarik Black will take a spot on the Rockets' bench while Donatas Motiejunas will see his fantasy value take a bit of a hit.
Source: ESPN
Dec 11 - 9:24 AM

Dwight Howard (knee) will not play against the Warriors on Wednesday and the Kings on Thursday.

He is getting a little closer to a return and even did some stuff in practice today, but it's not going to happen yet. Howard has been out since Nov. 17 and the team is hopeful he will play on Saturday. Tarik Black will start while Donatas Motiejunas also benefits.
Dec 10 - 2:24 PM

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PosRoleName
PG1Patrick Beverley
2Jason Terry
3Isaiah Canaan
4Alexey Shved
SG1James Harden
2Corey Brewer
3Nick Johnson
SF1Trevor Ariza
2Kostas Papanikolaou
PF1Terrence Jones
2Donatas Motiejunas
3Joey Dorsey
4Clint Capela
C1Dwight Howard
2Tarik Black