Dwight Howard RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • 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

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