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Dwight Howard | Center

Team: Houston Rockets
Age / DOB:  (29) / 12/8/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 265
College: None
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Dwight Howard wouldn't mind playing in back-to-back preseason games on Tuesday and Wednesday.
"Why wouldn’t I?," Howard said. "I’m healthy so I want to play. It’s a long season. We got to get our bodies back into condition of playing basketball." Kevin McHale said that he'll rest some players on Wednesday and it wouldn't be surprising if Dwight is among the DNP-CDs, but all signs point to him being 100 percent on opening night. Oct 4 - 4:11 PM

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Dwight Howard said he thinks he has at least 10 years left in the NBA.

While Howard is able to opt out of his contract and become an unrestricted free agent after the 2015-16 season, he isn't entertaining talk that the contract might be his last. "Y'all acting like I'm about to retire," Howard said. "I mean, I feel good. I'm 29 years old regardless of me being in the league for 12 years, I'm fairly young. I got about a good 10 years left in me. I'm going to give everything I got for these 10, 11 years I got left." Though he's suspended for the opener, Howard looks healthy to start the season and is a solid mid-round pick for fantasy owners willing to assume his injury risk and horrible free throw percentages.
Source: ESPN
Oct 1 - 9:17 AM

According to the Houston Chronicle, Dwight Howard will be rested during the regular season in an effort to keep him fresh for the playoffs.

"Our defense last year when Dwight played was good enough," Rockets general manager Daryl Morey said. "I think Dwight is at the point of his career we need to shift his focus to be like the Spurs - to obviously get a very high seed but also to make sure we get the playoff-level production he's given us the last two years. He's been everything we need in the playoffs when it matters." Howard will be a full participant in training camp after battling fluid buildup in his knee last season, but the good news is that he should be able to fend off injuries better with a reduced workload.
Sep 27 - 11:42 AM

Dwight Howard was detained at George Bush Intercontinental Airport on Friday for having a gun in his bag, but he won't face criminal charges.

According to the ESPN report, "Houston Police Department spokesperson Kese Smith said Wednesday that Howard was stopped at Terminal E at 7 a.m. when Transportation Security Administration officials discovered a pistol in the bottom of a carry-on bag." The NBA is not fond of any news items regarding guns, especially coming from their high-profile players. What's more, the Rockets fired their social media guy for tweeting horse and gun emojis.
Sep 2 - 6:11 PM

According to the Houston Chronicle, Dwight Howard isn't having any lingering issues with his knee this summer.

Howard couldn't seem to stay healthy last season and only managed to play in 41 games, but it's definitely a good sign that his knee is holding up well during the offseason. He averaged 15.8 points, 10.5 boards and 1.3 blocks during the 2014-15 season, but he should easily improve upon those numbers next season if he manages to stay healthy. Clint Capela made a lot of strides last season, so the Rockets can feel confident knowing that they have a capable backup.
Aug 2 - 10:08 AM

Dwight Howard is planning on attending Team USA's mini-camp in Vegas.

Any players planning to play in the 2016 Rio Olympics must attend the camp, so it's good to see that Howard will be available. Howard actually had to withdraw his name during the 2012 Olympics because of a back injury, giving him some added motivation to pursue the gold. He battled a knee injury last season and only managed to play in 41 games, so he does present some injury risk for prospective owners on draft day. Howard posted averages of 15.8 points, 10.5 boards and 1.3 blocks during the 2014-15 campaign, so hopefully he will bounce back this season.
Aug 1 - 9:08 AM

Team USA is still unsure if Dwight Howard and John Wall will participate in the team's mini-camp this August.

Howard has battled a slew of injuries in recent years, so it wouldn't be surprising if he opted for a little extra rest instead. John Wall's wrist has reportedly healed completely, but as talented as he is, Team USA is absolutely stacked at point guard. We will let you know when they make up their minds.
Jul 30 - 4:31 PM

Dwight Howard will be suspended one game without pay for collecting his fourth Flagrant Foul points during the 2015 postseason.

Howard's suspension will be served during the first game of next season in which he's eligible and physically able to play. He collected his fourth Flagrant Foul point when he extended his forearm into Andre Iguodala's neck during the closing minutes of Game 5 in the Western Conference Finals. Originally ruled as a common foul, the league upgraded the play to a Flagrant Foul 1 upon official review, deeming the contact to have been unnecessary.
May 29 - 11:21 AM

The Rockets are not worried in Dwight Howard's long-term health, according to Calvin Watkins of ESPN.

Even though Howard missed half of the team's regular season games due to a problematic knee, the Rockets aren't concerned about the 29-year-old's long-term health. Howard finished the 2014-15 season strong with a solid playoff performance and will end up being a sneaky early-mid round fantasy pick for the 2015-16 season if he proves the Rockets right and is able to stay healthy.
May 28 - 1:37 PM

Dwight Howard said he's still a champion despite the Rockets loss in the Western Conference Finals.

The eventual 2014-15 NBA Champion may disagree with Howard's sentiment, but D-12 did manage to finish the season strong after missing half of the regular season with a knee injury. We'll keep an eye on his status this summer as a minor knee procedure is still a possibility, but Howard could end up being a mid-round steal in 2015-16 fantasy drafts if he can stay on the court.
Source: CBS Sports
May 28 - 9:29 AM

Dwight Howard was a beast under the glass during a Game 5 loss to the Warriors on Wednesday, scoring 18 points with 16 rebounds, one assist, two steals and four blocks in 42 minutes.

He had a couple dirty plays tonight and he would have been suspended had the Rockets been able to pull out a win tonight because of his seventh technical foul of the playoffs. Bad stuff aside, Howard looked like his old self under the glass, but he did make just 5-of-13 from the field. Considering all the knee problems he had this season, there's a decent chance he has a minor procedure this offseason.
May 28 - 12:09 AM

Dwight Howard picked up his seventh technical foul of the postseason on Wednesday.

If this technical is not rescinded, he would be suspended for Game 6 in Houston. Of course, the Rockets would have to win tonight's game for this to be relevant.
May 27 - 10:06 PM

Dwight Howard will not be suspended for hitting Andrew Bogut above the shoulders during Game 3 on Monday.

The play earned Dwight Howard a Flagrant-1 foul and the Rockets are fortunate that he was neither ejected nor suspended for his swipe at Bogut. NBA executive Rod Thorn said in a statement, "Howard was trying to extricate himself from Bogut and recklessly hit him in the face with an open hand. The contact was unnecessary but was not deemed excessive ... we don't see a reason to modify that call." Howard will try to help the Rockets extend their season during Wednesday's must-win road game.
May 26 - 7:20 PM

Rockets head coach Kevin McHale defended Dwight Howard's flagrant foul during Houston's Game 4 win against the Warriors on Monday.

Howard may hear from the league about his elbow to Andrew Bogut's face and McHale may be trying to get out in front of any potential suspension talk here. "He just tried to get him off him," McHale said. "Bogut grabbed him and as always, the second foul gets called." We'll keep an eye on any discipline from the league on this one, but as of now, Howard will be in the Rockets starting lineup for Wednesday's Game 5.
May 26 - 1:14 PM

Dwight Howard addressed the Rockets after their Game 3 loss ahead of a must-win Game 4 vs. the Warriors.

"He's tough and he works hard," Terrence Jones said. "He inspires us. I really appreciate the big fella expressing himself and letting us all know how much he wants to win, and hopefully we can all go out there and give that kind of effort." It's a good attitude to have, but Howard and the Rockets will need more than the power of positive thought to avoid a four-game sweep.
May 25 - 9:53 AM

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PF1Terrence Jones
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C1Dwight Howard
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