Dwight Howard RUMORS & NEWS

  • Harden says he hasn't spoken to Howard about free agency

    The Score "Dwight Howard is widely presumed to be on his way out of Houston as an unrestricted free agent this summer, and Rockets teammate James Harden doesn't appear to be doing much to convince him to stick around. "He's his own man, he knows what's best for his career," Harden said of Howard at his..." June 23

  • Report: Dwight Howard would consider Knicks in free agency

    The Score "Now that he's reportedly declined his $23-million player option with the Houston Rockets, center Dwight Howard has the opportunity to find greener pastures elsewhere, and The Big Apple is on his radar as a potential new home. The New York Knicks are one of the teams the eight-time All-Star will..." June 22

  • Dwight Howard Opts Out Of Rockets Contract

    NESN "This isn’t a surprise at all. The salary cap is going up and lots of teams have cap space as a result. Howard is still a pretty good player in a league where the center’s role and importance arguably is at an all-time low. He averaged 13.7 points, 11.8 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game this..." June 22

  • Sources: Dwight Howard declines option, enters free agency

    Yahoo! Sports "Houston Rockets star Dwight Howard has declined his $23.2 million player option for the 2016-17 season and will enter free agency, league sources told The Vertical. Howard had stated publicly that no decision was made on his player option, but the eight-time NBA All-Star informed Houston of his..." June 21

  • Should the Lakers sign Dwight Howard?

    Silver Screen And Roll "Welcome to Lakers Linkedin, our new free agency preview series (inspired by our friends over at Liberty Ballers' own "Sixers Tinder") where we look at the "resumes" of various free agents, and determine whether or not we think the Lakers' should hire them. Today, we kick things off with a familiar..." June 14

  • Rockets can let Dwight Howard walk and make improvements they actually need

    Sporting News "A year ago, the Rockets made the Western Conference finals as the No. 2 seed. Now they could be looking at wholesale changes in a pivotal offseason. Dwight Howard likely will hit unrestricted free agency for the second time in his career, and two of the Rockets’ other big men will be restricted..." June 13

  • Jason Terry believes Dwight Howard can get the Mavs in the championship conversation

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "If Jason Terry was running the Dallas Mavericks’ front office, apparently the first free agent he would try to lock up this summer is center Dwight Howard. By Terry’s estimation, Howard is the one glaring piece the Mavs are missing that would help them return to their championship year of 2011...." June 09

  • Making the Case for Dwight Howard to the Portland Trail Blazers

    Blazer's Edge "Making the case for Dwight Howard. That's a sentence I didn't believe I would ever type, speak, or even think. To be clear, I still don't think he's the best fit for Portland but to play devil's advocate I wanted to take a look at the dark side and see what Howard really had to offer. For..." June 08

  • Jason Terry Talks Dwight Howard 's Trip to Free Agency

    The Sports Daily "Count Houston Rockets guard Jason Terry as one of the few people who don’t buy into the notion of Dwight Howard opting for free agency this summer. Most believe it’s going to happen. Howard has a player option and the Rockets were the league’s biggest disappointments last year. It doesn’t help..." May 26

  • Dwight Howard maintains he did not demand that Stan Van Gundy be fired in Orlando

    Larry Brown Sports "It’s been four years since one of the most hilariously awkward NBA exchanges of all time. It involved Stan Van Gundy and Dwight Howard, and Howard has told his side of that story for the first time. Recall that Van Gundy, then coach of the Orlando Magic, told the media that he knew Howard, his..." May 19

  • Report: Howard not expected to return to Rockets if they hire D'Antoni

    The Score "It's looking increasingly unlikely that Dwight Howard will be wearing a Houston Rockets uniform next season. The 30-year-old center can opt out of his contract with the Rockets and become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, and while doing so wouldn't preclude his re-upping with the Rockets,..." May 19

  • Dwight Howard Says He Doesn't Take Jumpers Because Of A Crippling Fear Of Missing

    Deadspin "Probable free agent Dwight Howard continued his soul-baring redemption tour, sitting down with ESPN’s Jackie MacMullan for an extensive interview. Anything about Howard that you’re interested in—his relationships with Stan Van Gundy, Kobe Bryant, and James Harden or his exits from Orlando, L.A.,..." May 19

  • Dwight Howard Q&A: Superman returns?

    ESPN "Dwight Howard IS ready to "reset." The 32-year-old center has seen his public image and reputation sour in the back half of his 12-year career. Now, with an opportunity to opt out of the $23.2 million final year of his contract with the Houston Rockets looming on July 1, he says he is looking..." May 19

  • Jason Terry: Dallas Mavericks would be 'great fit' for Dwight Howard, but ...

    Sports Day "Soon enough, the Mavericks will be on the hunt for free agents. And if he opts out of his current deal, Dwight Howard could be on the market. So how would the big man fit in with Dirk Nowitzki and coach Rick Carlisle? Former Mavericks guard Jason Terry says Dallas would be a "great fit" for..." May 18

  • Count Kevin Durant out (and maybe Dwight Howard in?) for Blazers plans

    Oregonian "Marc Spears of the ESPN's The Undefeated joined the Bald Faced Truth radio show (12-3p on 750-AM and 102.9-FM) to talk about the NBA playoffs, the coaching hires, and why he thinks Kevin Durant is going to stay in Oklahoma City... and how Dwight Howard would be an interesting fit in..." May 17

  • Are the Charlotte Hornets a good fit for Dwight Howard?

    iSportsweb "Dwight Howard, a 30-year-old former Defensive Player of the Year, may be on the market this off season following a disappointing stint with the Houston Rockets. The former All Star is expected to decline his player option and become a free agent, and many teams are putting their name in the pot in..." May 16

  • Kenny Smith Calls BS On Dwight Howard 'You're Wrong About Magic Johnson'

    TMZ "Sorry Dwight Howard, Kenny Smith doesn't believe you. The Jet had a front row seat when Howard appeared on "Inside the NBA" and claimed Magic Johnson told him he'd NEVER make it to the NBA back when he was in 10th grade. Magic completely denied the allegation ... and Kenny says it's not..." May 13

  • Dwight Howard tops Dallas Mavericks’ free-agent wish list

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Once again this summer, the Dallas Mavericks will take another swing at landing a big-fish free agent. It seems like the Mavericks have been striking out forever when it comes to signing a big-name free agent. At the top of the Mavericks’ wish list this year is Houston Rockets center Dwight..." May 12

  • Dwight Howard addresses future, talks on-court persona

    ESPN "Dwight Howard, in an interview Tuesday night on TNT, said that he hasn't decided on his future and that he struggles with his on-the-court persona. Howard, who played the past three seasons with the Houston Rockets, has a player option worth $23.2 million for the 2016-17 season. It's expected..." May 11

  • Trail Blazers interest in Dwight Howard would be foolish, per ex-NBA coach

    Oregonian "Long-time NBA coach Herb Brown joined me on the radio show (weekdays 12-3p on 750-AM and 102.9-FM) to talk about the NBA playoffs, the job that Portland coach Terry Stotts has done, and Dwight Howard to Portland rumors. "I think you're courting disaster. He's not a finisher inside. He doesn't..." May 11

  • Dwight Howard Tells Inside The NBA Why People Don't Like Him

    Deadspin "Dwight Howard and his Rockets got bounced by the Golden State Warriors a few weeks ago, and since then, he’s been quiet about whether or not he’ll opt out of his contract and leave to test free agency. He’s been linked to four teams, but after the ignominious way his team appeared to quit in the..." May 11

  • Anonymous Rockets Player on the Real Problem Between Harden and Howard

    Black Sports Online "The Houston Rockets season ended on Wednesday night as they were blown out by the defending champion, Golden State Warriors. The 2015-2016 Rockets season was plagued by dysfunction, bitterness and lack of purpose. According to Yahoo Sports The Vertical, at the center of it all is the relationship..." April 29

  • Magic, Bucks, Blazers and Hornets the favorites for Dwight Howard

    The Sports Daily "Dwight Howard seems as good as gone from the Houston Rockets and the suitors lining up for his services this summer seem plentiful. According to ESPN.com’s Calvin Watkins, the Orlando Magic, Milwaukee Bucks, Portland Trail Blazers and Charlotte Hornets stand alone as the favorite to land D12..." April 28

  • Report: Harden-Howard relationship considered 'cordially bad'

    The Score "It's entirely plausible that Wednesday's Game 5 will mark the final time that Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden and center Dwight Howard share the court as teammates. The animosity between the two has continued to linger into the postseason, with one team source referring to the..." April 28

  • Harden, Howard and Rockets face uncertainty

    ESPN "Before the Houston Rockets lost Game 2 of their first-round playoff series against the Golden State Warriors, James Harden arrived at Oracle Arena in a black SUV with his bodyguard, marketing rep and four friends. He chose not to ride in either of Houston's two team buses, something he has..." April 27

  • Chandler Parsons' comments on Dwight Howard are definitely tampering

    Sporting News "Chandler Parsons could be on the wrong end of a tampering charge. While talking about the fate of friend and former teammate Dwight Howard, Parsons expressed his hope that the center would leave the Rockets once his contract is up and join the Mavericks. "I think he can still dominate the..." April 26

  • Chandler Parsons thinks Dwight Howard will leave the Rockets

    Fox Sports "The Dallas Mavericks were eliminated by the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday night. With no first-round draft pick and a thin crop of free agents on the horizon, Dallas' short and long-term future looks bleak. But there's one player who may be able to change all that: Dwight Howard. Dallas..." April 26

  • Kevin McHale on Dwight Howard: “He is not what he used to be down there in the low post”

    Pro Basketball Talk "This past season, Dwight Howard got 297 shots out of post ups, a little over four times a game. He shot just 47 percent on those and scored at an average of 0.82 points per possessions, well below the 1.06 100 the Rockets averaged overall on offense. Howard has never been a great post-up..." April 22

  • Dwight Howard to critics of Rockets’ bench reaction: ‘Shut up’

    SI "Dwight Howard responded to critics on Friday following the Rockets’ visible lack of excitement at James Harden’s game-winning jumper in the team’s Game 3 win over the Warriors. “All of us were focused,” Howard told reporters, according to the Houston Chronicle’s Jonathan Feigen. “Everybody made..." April 22

  • Dwight Howard Ends War With Famous Ex ... After Years of Hatred

    TMZ "It's been hailed as the NASTIEST celebrity feud of all time ... but now, the 8-year war between Dwight Howard and his reality star ex, Royce Reed, is finally over ... TMZ Sports has learned. Saying these two HATED each other might be one the greatest understatements of all time -- he sued her..." April 15

  • Dwight Howard helps organize blood drive in honor of Craig Sager

    ESPN "Houston Rockets star Dwight Howard is organizing a blood drive with his charitable D12 Foundation in honor of TNT reporter Craig Sager, who is battling acute myeloid leukemia. The drive will take place Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT at the Toyota Center in Houston, prior to the Rockets'..." April 12

  • Stephen A. Smith Says Rockets Players Are Freezing Dwight Howard Out

    The Big Lead "Stephen A. Smith thinks Dwight Howard is on his way out in Houston. He also believes that Howard’s Rockets teammates are sending him the message that they don’t want him around anymore. As evidence he points to the fact that Howard hasn’t hit double digits in field goal attempts in 13 games. To..." April 09

  • Report: Mavericks interested in Dwight Howard, not willing to pay max

    The Score "The Dallas Mavericks are once again in the market for a center. Mark Cuban's team is interested in Dwight Howard, but only at the right price, sources told ESPN's Tim MacMahon. The Mavericks will reportedly be out of the bidding should the four-time Defensive Player of the Year fetch a maximum..." April 06

  • Shaq says Dwight Howard going back to Orlando is a good idea

    ESPN "Newly elected Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal believes Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard should return to the Orlando Magic. Howard becomes a free agent this summer unless he opts in to another season with the Rockets. If he opts in, he would earn $23.2 million for the 2016-17 season. It..." April 05

  • Dwight Howard interested in signing with Magic

    Pro Basketball Talk "Dwight Howard, who will surely opt out and become a free agent this summer, is sending an transparent message to NBA teams: If you pay me, I will come. Howard is also apparently making targeted pitches – first to the Knicks and now the Magic." March 26

  • CJ McCollum jokes about Stickum after errant pass to Dwight Howard costs Rockets game

    USA Today "Dwight Howard was caught using an illegal substance called Stickum on his hands during Saturday’s game. While he wasn’t penalized and was only issued a warning, he’ll probably have to deal with jokes regarding his strange choice to use the sticky stuff for a while. On Tuesday night, the Rockets..." March 23

  • Dwight Howard says Rockets can win a title

    USA Today "Before the click-bait carousel starts spinning, just know this: Dwight Howard is squarely focused on this task at hand with the Houston Rockets. With his team that reached the Western Conference Finals in 2014-15 still fighting to secure a playoff spot and every aspect of their squad being..." March 22

  • Dwight Howard believes he can be dominant again

    USA Today "If a picture is truly worth a thousand words, then the cell phone shots that Dwight Howard took with adoring Houston Rockets fans at Rudy’s Country Store & BBQ last week might have been a tad deceiving. Howard, who stopped into one of his favorite spots on the 28-mile drive from the team’s..." March 22

  • Sources: Dwight Howard will not be punished

    Yahoo! Sports "The NBA will not fine or suspend Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard for use of an adhesive substance Saturday night but sent a memo to all 30 teams that its usage is “strictly prohibited,” league sources told The Vertical. Howard cooperated with NBA security officials over the past day, and..." March 22

  • As sticky controversy swirls, Rockets' Dwight Howard says 'I've never been a cheater'

    Houston Chronicle "Dwight Howard never saw the controversy coming when his use of a spray on his hands was barred in Saturday's game. Days later, he said he is not doing anything different from many NBA players and was not happy to find himself in the middle of another storm of opinion and accusations. "I just..." March 21

  • Why the NBA is unlikely to issue stiff penalty in Howard's Stickum controversy

    Yahoo! Sports "Dwight Howard's admission to using Stickum – an adhesive substance used by athletes to improve grip – during Houston's loss to Atlanta on Saturday briefly sent social media ablaze with questions. What was it? How often do players use it? How will the NBA respond to it? The NBA's rule that..." March 21

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Howard on his Stickum: "I don’t know why people are making a big deal out of it. I do it every game. It’s not a big deal. I ain’t tripping.”

  • Officials remove game ball after Dwight Howard's sticky maneuver

    ESPN "Officials in Saturday night's Houston-Atlanta contest removed a game ball due to a sticky substance that Rockets center Dwight Howard had applied. Howard applied a Stickum spray to his hands from a can covered in white tape while waiting to re-enter the game late in the first quarter. After..." March 20

  • Sources: Dwight Howard to hire Shaq’s agent

    Yahoo! Sports "After years of feuding, Houston Rockets star Dwight Howard and future Hall of Fame center Shaquille O’Neal are partnering. Howard plans to hire O’Neal’s agent, Perry Rogers, for his new representation, multiple sources told The Vertical. Rogers could file official paperwork with the National..." March 18

  • Dwight Howard not worried by criticism of agent change

    USA Today "When Dwight Howard made the decision to follow in Shaquille O’Neal’s footsteps yet again by choosing recently to sign with his agent, Perry Rogers, the Houston Rockets center paid little mind to the possibility that criticism might follow. If nothing else, his most vocal detractor — that being..." March 18

  • Rockets GM Morey mum on re-signing Dwight Howard

    The Score "Dwight Howard is all but guaranteed to opt out of the final season of his four-year contract with the Houston Rockets this summer. As an eight-time All-Star and three-time Defensive Player of the Year who turns 31 in December, Howard knows this could be his final chance to cash in big time on a..." March 16

  • Report: Dwight Howard interested in joining Knicks this summer

    The Score "Superman might be coming to save Gotham this summer. Friends of Dwight Howard have made it known that he would be interested in joining the New York Knicks if he becomes a free agent, ESPN's Ian Begley reports, citing league sources. It's unknown if that interest is mutual, Begley..." March 09

  • Dwight Howard, Patrick Beverley benched to finish bickering

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Rockets had an ugly start to the second half against the Pelicans yesterday. So ugly, Houston coach J.B. Bickerstaff benched Dwight Howard and Patrick Beverley just 2:08 into the third quarter. The Rockets allowed New Orleans to make 3-pointers on each of its first four possessions of..." March 03

  • Gus Johnson: Dwight Howard wanted to land in Milwaukee at trade deadline

    The Score "A deadline day report that the Milwaukee Bucks were one of the teams pushing to acquire Dwight Howard seemed a mere pipe dream for one of the NBA's smallest market teams, especially considering the Bucks wanted Howard to commit to Milwaukee beyond this season. But according to Howard himself,..." March 01

  • Dwight Howard parts ways with agent Dan Fegan

    The Score "Agent Dan Fegan is finding it increasingly difficult to hold on to some of his major NBA clients these days. Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard confirmed to USA Today Sports on Friday afternoon that he has decided to end his working relationship with Fegan. DeAndre Jordan of the Los Angeles..." February 27

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