Dwight Howard RUMORS & NEWS

  • Hack-a-Howard worked, you can expect to see it again from Portland

    Pro Basketball Talk "If you just look at the numbers Dwight Howard had a pretty good night at the free throw line — 9-of-17 overall and he hit 6-of-7 from the line late in the fourth quarter and overtime. But that’s not the whole story. With four minutes left and the Blazers down 10, coach Terry Stotts ordered..." April 22

  • For Rockets to rise from rubble of Game 1 collapse, Dwight Howard will have to lead

    Yahoo! Sports "Within the carnage of this colossal collapse, Dwight Howard marched into the losing locker room and proclaimed to these seething, stunned Houston Rockets: One game, fellas. One loss. Here was his message, and no one knew of its hollowness better than the franchise center. Across the seasons,..." April 21

  • Rockets seeing Howard return to form just in time for playoffs

    Houston Chronicle "The Rockets wanted – and needed – a win, and Dwight Howard was no different. Except he needed more. Just as time was running out on the Rockets’ pursuit of home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs, he was down to his final opportunities to return to postseason speed. His first..." April 16

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    Jenny Dial Creech @jennydialcreech

    Dwight Howard and Pat Beverley will play tonight.

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    Jason Friedman @JasonCFriedman

    McHale says Beverley and Howard will not play tonight. Unsure about their status for tomorrow night.

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Dwight Howard's return from an ankle problem is drawing near, but sources say his comeback will not be Tuesday night in L.A. against Lakers

  • McHale: Howard and Beverley won’t play Sunday

    Houston Chronicle "Dwight Howard and Pat Beverley will not play on Sunday when the Rockets host Denver at 6 p.m., coach Kevin McHale said after practice on Saturday. “They will play when they are ready and I don’t know when that will be, but I know it won’t be tomorrow,” McHale said. Howard, who has missed the..." April 06

  • Howard won’t rush return

    Houston Chronicle "Aiming to be 100 percent by the playoffs, center Dwight Howard said Tuesday he had fluid drained from his left ankle for a second time but that he is “not worried at all” that the issue will linger through the remainder of the Rockets’ regular-season schedule. “There was more fluid in there the..." April 02

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Dwight Howard.is out. First clue: attended shootaround in slippers. Second: he said so.

  • Dwight Howard could rest because of nagging ankle issue

    CBSSports.com "This time of year for a sure-thing playoff team includes two goals: 1) Do your best to either maintain your current seed, or possibly improve upon it if possible and 2) get healthy for the postseason. The Rockets currently sit fourth in the West, a game behind the Clippers for third. So while..." March 28

  • Howard exits practice after banging knee

    Houston Chronicle "Rockets center Dwight Howard sat out most of Wednesday’s practice after he bumped knees with Terrence Jones, but the move to sit out the rest of the day was considered precautionary." March 27

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    Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets

    .@DwightHoward (ankle) remains a game-time decision tonight, but Coach McHale says he is optimistic.

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    Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets

    Howard practiced today, but his status for Monday's game will be made tomorrow based on how he feels after workouts. pic.twitter.com/tfEXACq5qc

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    Jenny Dial Creech @jennydialcreech

    Dwight Howard did participate lightly in shootaround- will be a game time decision tonight.

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    Jason Friedman @JasonCFriedman

    Dwight Howard went through team's light practice today. McHale says he's "50-50" to play tomorrow vs Cavs.

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    Jason Friedman @JasonCFriedman

    McHale says he does not expect Dwight to play tomorrow vs Minnesota

  • Dwight Howard to miss Thursday’s game; has cyst removed from ankle

    Houston Chronicle "Rockets center Dwight Howard, out for the first time since joining the Rockets, said he had a portion of a cyst and fluid drained from his strained left ankle on Tuesday. The Rockets had announced that Howard had an MRI performed on Tuesday, but Howard added that a procedure was performed to..." March 19

  • Dwight Howard listed as day-to-day with ankle strain

    Houston Chronicle "Rockets center Dwight Howard underwent an MRI at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and team physician Dr. Walt Lowe confirmed the diagnosis of a left ankle strain. Howard, who sat out of the Rockets game against Utah on Monday night because of the ankle injury, is listed as day-to-day." March 19

  • Dwight Howard has been in Carmelo Anthony's situation

    USA Today "When Dwight Howard made the decision to leave the Los Angeles Lakers and sign with the Houston Rockets as a free agent last summer, he was bucking the same league-wide trend that he had followed not long before. The power play he pulled on the Orlando Magic to get to the Los Angeles Lakers in..." February 26

  • Dwight Howard, channeling America, says dunk contest has gotten old

    CBSSports.com "This is the first time in 26 years that three All-Stars are competing in the slam-dunk contest at All-Star weekend. But since those All-Stars are not named LeBron James, Blake Griffin and Dwight Howard, there's a tendency to want more. Howard participated in three slam-dunk contests, winning it..." February 15

  • Howard has a long way to go to reach free-throw goal

    Houston Chronicle "Rockets center Dwight Howard set a goal before the season to shoot at least 70 percent from the free throw line. In the last five games leading up to Wednesday night’s, he was shooting 73.5 percent from the line. In the five prior to that, he averaged 47.5 percent from the foul line. Howard..." February 13

  • Expected 2014 NBA All-Star Game starters

    CBSSports.com "On Thurday night at 7 p.m. ET, TNT's "Inside the NBA" will announce the 2014 NBA All-Star starters. We've gota pretty good idea of what that's going to look like based on earlier returns. Here are the expected results. The big questions: Will Chris Paul re-take his spot from Stephen Curry for..." January 23

  • Dwight Howard returning to USA Basketball

    Yahoo! Sports "After six years away, Houston Rockets star Dwight Howard will return to USA Basketball with an intent to play in the 2014 World Cup of Basketball, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Howard's return to the Team USA pool of players for the World Cup in Spain this summer could clear the way for the..." January 22

  • Dwight Howard declines invitation to participate in dunk contest

    Pro Basketball Talk "Before Dwight Howard alienated fans with the ugly way he exited the Orlando Magic, followed by a severely disappointing stint with the Los Angeles Lakers, he was one of the game’s most popular players, and his participation in All-Star weekend’s slam dunk contest was the primary reason..." January 16

  • Dwight Howard is all smiles as he readies his Rockets to play the Los Angeles Lakers

    Yahoo! Sports "On Tuesday, in a post-practice chat session with local media, Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard faked a bout of narcolepsy after being asked about what he thought about his upcoming battle with the visiting Los Angeles Lakers. Howard, who played with the Lakers during the notoriously..." January 08

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Howard laughed off question about stiff back Thur. Said was stiff from sitting on bench. "That's what happens when you get in foul trouble."

  • Drummond thanks Howard for dominating him

    Pro Basketball Talk "Dwight Howard posted up Andre Drummond. Howard rebound over Drummond. Howard passed around Drummond. When it was all over, Howard had 35 points on 13-of-18 shooting, 19 rebounds and five assists in the Rockets win over the Pistons on Saturday. Any talk that Howard has lost his place as..." December 22

  • Howard Buying Into Houston Rockets’ Pick-and-Roll, Succeeding

    Rant Sports "One of the biggest questions that the Houston Rockets faced coming into the 2013-14 NBA season concerned their prized free-agent signing from this offseason. After bringing in Dwight Howard, who is unquestionably one of the best centers in the league when engaged and healthy, the Rockets were..." December 21

  • Dwight Howard ate 24 candy bars’ worth of sugar a day while in Los Angeles

    USA Today "Professional athletes burn a lot of calories, so many of them can get away with eating food that would cause normal humans to gain an excessive amount of weight. Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard would appear to be the pinnacle of health, with a 6’11″ frame that looks like it’s been chiseled..." December 12

  • Howard proves up to challenge of facing Pekovic

    Houston Chronicle "One of the highly anticipated matchups in the Timberwolves’ visit to Toyota Center on Saturday was Dwight Howard against Nikola Pekovic. Pekovic has 20 pounds on Howard and is the biggest center he has faced this season. “He is a big guy and a great rebounder,” Howard said. “He is definitely..." November 24

  • Rockets getting inside play they wanted from Dwight Howard

    Houston Chronicle "The Rockets more effectively got the ball inside to Dwight Howard through most of Wednesday’s game, with Howard producing his best offensive game of the season. Howard made his first 11 shots before the Mavericks switched to double-teaming and zoning inside. He made just 1 of 5 shots in the..." November 22

  • Carter calls Howard 'biggest crybaby'

    ESPN Dallas "It’s one thing for Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, a man known for his trash-talking prowess, to throw a few verbal jabs at Dwight Howard. But for Vince Carter to get in on the act? That’s what happened during a timeout in the second quarter Wednesday. Carter interrupted Howard’s one-sided..." November 21

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    Jeff Zillgitt @JeffZillgitt

    NBA fines Rockets C Dwight Howard $25,000 for "throwing ball into stands during Houston's 123-120 loss to Dallas" on Wednesday.

  • Howard, Parsons Understand Asik's Frustration Amid Trade Request

    Real GM Basketball "Dwight Howard and Chandler Parsons understand Omer Asik’s frustrations with his role with the Houston Rockets this season. Asik has started eight of the 10 games this season. He didn’t play on Thursday in New York amid reports that he was requesting to be traded. “Totally, I understand where..." November 16

  • McHale wavers on pairing Howard, Asik in Rockets' lineup

    Houston Chronicle "It has been an experiment worth running - two productive centers on one team sharing the court at the same time. Unfortunately for the Rockets, the experiment of starting Omer Asik and Dwight Howard hasn't produced the results coach Kevin McHale was anticipating. "That big lineup - I am..." November 13

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Add Francisco Garcia to list of Rockets battling flu symptoms. Harden, Lin, Howard, Smith, too. Garcia seemed to be especially struggling.

  • Dwight Howard on Rockets-Lakers: 'It's not a reunion'

    USA Today "Reunion game? What reunion game? The Houston Rockets will host the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night at the Toyota Center, and Dwight Howard — who left the glitz and glamour of Hollywood behind in July so he could pursue a shiny new championship trophy in Texas — isn't about to pretend..." November 07

  • Howard: 'I've done enough talking' about the Lakers

    CBSSports.com "Dwight Howard has been through this before. Last season, his one and only in Los Angeles, he faced the hype and emotion of facing the team that employed him for the first eight years of his career. This time, when Howard suits up for the Rockets against the Lakers on Thursday night in his new..." November 07

  • Gasol: Respect Dwight's decision

    ESPN.com "The Los Angeles Lakers practiced in "The House that Dwight Chose" on Wednesday, preparing for their upcoming game against the Houston Rockets at the Toyota Center that now features a giant poster of Dwight Howard on the front of it, complete with the tag line, "A new age." A little more than..." November 07

  • Howard: I’ll fight in the UFC for $10M

    Fox Sports "Maybe he doesn’t realize he’ll need a coach. Dwight Howard, an NBA locker room headache for 10 years now, says he’d be willing to one day fight in the UFC – for a $10 million price tag. The Houston Rockets big man told UFC president Dana White and Rockets teammate Chandler Parsons before UFC..." November 07

  • Dwight Howard can't escape boos in return to Staples Center

    USA Today "The last time Dwight Howard played in this arena, he was ejected shortly after halftime as his Los Angeles Lakers lost the fourth game of a playoff sweep against the San Antonio Spurs. His return to Staples Center wasn't much more pleasant, as his new team, the Houston Rockets, got hammered..." November 05

  • McHale tells Howard to ‘get low’

    Houston Chronicle "Kevin McHale’s low-post lessons for Dwight Howard have only just begun, but the coach started close to home — his home. The dedicated Minnesota Vikings fan cited the play of All-Pro running back Adrian Peterson. “Just staying low,” Howard said of McHale’s direction. “He always refers to Adrian..." November 05

  • Mark Cuban: Howard made mistake

    ESPN Dallas "Mavericks owner Mark Cuban lost the recruiting battle for Dwight Howard to the Houston Rockets, but Cuban believes that's because the big man made a bad decision. "Obviously, he made a mistake in judgment," Cuban said Thursday, a little more than 24 hours before the Mavericks play Howard's..." October 31

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  • Teams labeled James Harden as "selfish" in order to prevent Dwight Howard from joining Houston

    Yahoo! Sports "For a fleeting moment, the truth washed over Dwight Howard and it felt downright transformational. Before the opening tip to the season, his eyes glanced to those Houston Rockets walking out with him: James Harden. Chandler Parsons. Loaded lineup, loaded bench. Championship contender. "When I..." October 31

  • Rockets pull away from Bobcats late, Howard solid in debut

    Houston Chronicle "Dwight Howard had a dominant Rockets debut as Houston opened the most anticipated season in years with a 96-83 victory over visiting Charlotte on Wednesday at the Toyota Center. Howard, the biggest offseason acquisition in the NBA, had 17 points and tied a career-high with 26 rebounds in front..." October 31

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  • Rockets begin Supersized experiment, top Mavs

    Houston Chronicle "As a power forward Dwight Howard was a good center. He was not bad at power forward either but little he or the Rockets did with their Supersized lineup experiment quite measured up to when they went small. There were stretches when the Rockets' pairing of this season's center Howard and..." October 22

  • McHale to start Howard and Asik vs. Mavs

    CSN Houston "The Rockets practiced big over the weekend and now they will start big against the Mavericks. After Sunday’s practice head coach Kevin McHale said he will start both Dwight Howard and Omer Asik when they host Dallas on Monday at 7 p.m. “It will be a really good test because Dirk is such a..." October 21

  • Rockets have kinks to work out to maximize Dwight Howard’s game

    Houston Chronicle "Dwight Howard dropped into the low blocks and waited. And waited. And waited. Eventually the ball found him as it has reliably through the preseason’s first four games. But the portions of the Rockets’ offense built around him never looked right. Passes have come his way but often too late...." October 17