Dwight Howard RUMORS & NEWS

  • Rockets Staff Wanted to Cut Dwight Howard's Minutes

    ESPN "Houston Rockets management repeatedly pushed for Clint Capela to get more playing time at the expense of Dwight Howard last season, sources told ESPN, adding to the disharmony that played a prominent role in the team's disappointing 2015-16 campaign. Former Rockets interim coach J.B...." October 24

  • Howard: I never had issues with James Harden

    Fox Sports "Dwight Howard is one of the most dominant big men of his era, but there are reasons that he hasn't been well-liked by the sport's more casual fans. Howard orchestrated an extremely messy exit from Orlando, had a disastrous season in Los Angeles where he clashed with Kobe Bryant, and followed..." October 11

  • Dwight Howard on the Warriors: 'I don't really know who's on their team'

    CBS Sports "Dwight Howard is not worried about the Golden State Warriors. While the Atlanta Hawks center admitted in an interview with SiriusXM NBA Radio that he watched Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and company play at a bowling alley on Tuesday, Howard claimed he did not even know who was on the Warriors'..." October 07

  • Rockets Players on How Dwight Howard Would Cry to GM About Post Touches

    ESPN "James Harden turned reflective over the summer. The Houston Rockets shooting guard -- their best player -- needed to change. Sometimes change can be good for a player, maybe even for a basketball team. At Friday's Rockets media day, the buzzword was "vibe." The indication was that the vibe..." September 25

  • Howard released from hospital after likely dehydration

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Dwight Howard was released from a hospital early Monday morning after being treated with fluids for a likely case of dehydration, according to a severl people familiar with the situation. Howard took ill during a plane flight to Atlanta Sunday and was briefly locally hospitalized upon his..." September 13

  • Howard hospitalized for possible dehydration

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Dwight Howard was taken to a hospital late Sunday night after feeling ill on a plane flight to Atlanta, according to several people familiar with the situation. It is believed that the Hawks center suffered from dehydration. He is being treated and is expected to be released from the hospital..." September 12

  • Dwight Howard -- I'd Beat LeBron In MMA Fight

    TMZ "NBA star Dwight Howard is a huge UFC fan -- so when we got him leaving UFC 202, we had to ask ... who would win if you stepped into the Octagon with LeBron James?? Howard ain't no bitch -- and says he'd put his money on himself. Look, he was just joking around ... but let's check out the..." August 22

  • Dwight Howard Told Beyonce He Sang Her Songs to Help Him Shoot Free Throws

    NESN "Perhaps if Beyoncé made more songs, Dwight Howard would be a better free-throw shooter. Like many big men, Howard has struggled from the free-throw line throughout his NBA career. One of the many tricks he employed with hopes of improving shooting from the free-throw line was singing Beyonce..." July 22

  • Dwight Howard Used To Sing Beyoncé Songs At The Free-Throw Line To Calm Himself Down

    Uproxx "In light of recent Hack-a-Shaq amendments in the NBA, the discussion around woeful big man performance at the free-throw line has ballooned. In the limelight are a few centers whose overall impact on the game is massively positive, but whose troubles with foul shots are so rotten they often can’t..." July 21

  • Howard looks to his roots to nourish him again

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The first week of the Dwight Howard Homecoming clearly and cleverly has laid down the baseline for what his Hawks career could be, if handled by the right author. The essential elements of the perfect story are all there: Native big man leaves home still a child in many ways as the NBA’s first..." July 17

  • Dennis Schroder and Dwight Howard don't fit well together. That's a problem for the Hawks

    SB Nation "The Atlanta Hawks had an eventful offseason. They traded Jeff Teague before the draft, lost Al Horford to the Boston Celtics in free agency, landed Dwight Howard to replace him and brought back Kent Bazemore after his breakout season. There will be a mix of familiar faces and new additions next..." July 16

  • Dwight Howard on James Harden: 'I wish the relationship would have been a lot better'

    USA Today "Dwight Howard signed a three-year, $70.5 million contract with the Atlanta Hawks after a tumultuous three seasons with the Houston Rockets. There were many reports that Howard and Rockets star James Harden had a shaky relationship that affected the team on and off the court. Howard averaged..." July 14

  • Howard: I want to bring a championship home

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Dwight Howard is dreaming big. The eight-time All-Star center wants a title for his hometown. Howard agreed to a three-year, $70.5 million deal with the Hawks of Friday. He cannot sign a contract until after the NBA moratorium ends on Thursday. “I want to do whatever I can to bring a..." July 06

  • Dwight Howard signs three-year contract with Hawks

    SI "Free agent Dwight Howard has signed a three-year, $70.5 million contract with the Atlanta Hawks, reports Shams Charania of The Vertical. The 30-year-old center, who is from Atlanta, has played the past three seasons for the Houston Rockets, where he reportedly clashed with James Harden. He..." July 01

  • Blazers want to reunite Chandler Parsons, Dwight Howard

    CBS Sports "The Portland Trail Blazers appear to have a master plan. They want to sign forward Chandler Parsons and center Dwight Howard in free agency, according to CSNNW's Jason Quick. The two of them played together with the Houston Rockets, and Parsons was a big part of the Rockets' recruiting team when..." July 01

  • Dwight Howard Reportedly Not Interested In Portland Trail Blazers

    Blazer's Edge "Despite many articles linking Portland as a possible destination for Dwight Howard in NBA Free Agency, the Blazers now seem to be eliminated from consideration. Dallas reporter Eddie Sefko reports that Howard has narrowed his choices, and both remaining options are in the Eastern Conference." July 01

  • Report: Howard looking to earn at least $24M per year

    The Score "Dwight Howard may not be commanding a max contract, but the eight-time All-Star is still reportedly seeking a raise. According to ESPN's Calvin Watkins, Howard is looking for a contract starting at $24 million per year as an unrestricted free agent. That's a far cry from the maximum starting..." July 01

  • Apparently the Rockets are actually trying to re-sign Dwight Howard

    The Dream Shake "I didn't believe it when Daryl Morey said this on Adrian Wojnarowski's podcast earlier this month, and I still am not quite convinced, but the noise is out there: the Rockets are apparently going to go after Dwight Howard in free agency. USA Today's Sam Amick, on Woj's in terms of journalistic..." June 30

  • Trail Blazers prefer Hassan Whiteside over Dwight Howard

    Oregonian "The Portland Trail Blazers are heading into free agency with a ton of cap space and a likely desire to upgrade their frontcourt rotation. The Blazers have been linked to free agent big man Dwight Howard leading up to the free agent period, but according to Howard Beck of Bleacher Report, Portland..." June 30

  • Celtics to meet with Dwight Howard

    Sportsnet "The NBA rumour mill is picking up steam as we inch closer to the start of the free-agency period. Most of the interest in Toronto focuses around the future of pending free agents such as DeMar DeRozan and Bismack Biyombo but there is a bevy of fascinating names scheduled to hit the open market..." June 29

  • If They Can’t Get Kevin Durant, The Hawks Will Reportedly Look To Sign Dwight Howard

    Uproxx "The Atlanta Hawks can consider themselves part of one of the NBA’s biggest, most inclusive current team categories: long shots in the Kevin Durant sweepstakes. But, like the 29 teams who won’t get to sign Durantula, word of their post-Durant plans have begun to emerge, and they involve an..." June 28

  • 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