Dwight Howard RUMORS & NEWS

  • Dwight Howard at a crossroads yet again

    Yahoo! Sports "It was only a matter of time, a question of how long before we reached this point with Dwight Howard again. Four years after Howard forced his way out of Orlando, three years following a disastrous one-season stint with the Lakers and less than three seasons into his run with Houston, Howard once..." February 05

  • Rockets have no plans to trade Dwight Howard

    ESPN "The Houston Rockets are approaching the upcoming trade deadline with the intent to keep center Dwight Howard for the rest of the season, according to sources familiar with the team's plans. Sources told ESPN.com on Wednesday that the Rockets, despite recent speculation to the contrary, are not..." February 03

  • Rockets' Dwight Howard shrugs off trade rumors

    Houston Chronicle "Rockets center Dwight Howard said he was unconcerned with a New York Daily News report on Wednesday that the Celtics have reached out to the Rockets about their interest in a deal for him. Howard can opt out of his contract after this season, but when asked about Howard's potential free agency,..." February 03

  • Report: Celtics talking to Rockets about Howard

    CSN New England "Here's some news that would have had hearts pounding locally a year or two ago. The New York Daily News reports the Celtics "have engaged the Houston Rockets in talks about a possible deal for Dwight Howard". And on the face of it, it makes sense: The Celtics need a big to leap out of the..." February 03

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Dwight Howard suspended for tonight's game, per source.

  • Howard suspended against Heat, Bickerstaff fined

    The Score "Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard will serve a one-game suspension Tuesday against the Miami Heat, according to the Houston Chronicle's Jonathan Feigen. The action stems from an incident in which Howard made contact with an official during Saturday's loss to the Washington Wizards. He was..." February 02

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Howard said his shoulder popped when grabbed on Saturday. "I still feel it today. It's not something that's going away in next couple days."

  • Rockets' Howard seeks relief from rocky season

    Houston Chronicle "Dwight Howard had heard the criticism, arguments he should go back at the big men who deliver hard fouls and dare him to respond. That was not why the Rockets center acted as he did Saturday, saying it was a natural "reaction" when push came to shove. But it was typical of his season. When..." February 01

  • Rockets want four of Dwight Howard's latest techs rescinded

    ESPN "The Houston Rockets have petitioned the NBA to rescind the four technical fouls administered to center Dwight Howard in the past two games, according to a source. Howard was ejected for picking up two technical fouls in each of the past two games. He leads the NBA with 12 technicals this season..." January 31

  • Rockets' J.B. Bickerstaff: 'It's not fair the way the referees ref Dwight'

    NBA.com "After missing half of last season due to injuries, Dwight Howard seems back to being a part-time player. The Rockets center was ejected for the second time in two nights as the Rockets lost back-to-back games, this time to the the Wizards 123-122 at the Toyota Center on Saturday. Howard was..." January 31

  • Rockets not looking into Dwight Howard trades

    Pro Basketball Talk "A month and a half ago, talk heightened about the Rockets trading Dwight Howard. They realized Howard would likely opt out, and he reportedly was unhappy playing second fiddle to James Harden in Houston. He denied his unhappiness, and he reportedly wasn’t seeking a trade. But that didn’t..." January 29

  • JJ Redick: Dwight Howard told us he was headed to the Nets

    Hoops Hype "Clipers guard JJ Redick was a guest on Adrian Wojnarowski‘s The Vertical podcast and had juicy stuff to say about Dwightmare, which he lived first hand since he was a teammate of Dwight Howard in Orlando back in those days. Said Redick: “There was a deal on the table right before the season..." January 28

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Rockets center Dwight Howard again listed as doubtful to play in New Orleans tonight.

  • Rockets optimistic that Dwight Howard will return on road trip

    Houston Chronicle "Rockets center Dwight Howard missed a second-consecutive game with a sprained left ankle, suffered in the first minute Wednesday against the Pistons. But the Rockets were optimistic that he would return on the upcoming road trip that starts Monday in New Orleans. “He has an ability to fight..." January 25

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    Calvin Watkins @calvinwatkins

    No Dwight Howard for Friday night vs. Milwaukee.

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    Calvin Watkins @calvinwatkins

    Dwight Howard will not return for the rest of the game with an ankle sprain.

  • Howard questionable against Jazz with lower back tightness

    The Score "Dwight Howard of the Houston Rockets has been listed as a game-time decision for Thursday's matchup against the Utah Jazz with lower back tightness. Howard left shootaround in the morning to get his back stretched, with the team announcing his questionable status shortly afterward. The..." January 07

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    Fran Blinebury @franblinebury

    Dwight Howard will not play tonight vs. Jazz. Tightness in back. Rockets will have 9 players available against Jazz.

  • Dwight Howard & Capela Are on Pace to Shatter NBA Rebounding Records

    Black Sports Online "Clint Capela and Dwight Howard have only played the equivalent to about two and a half games of total minutes together, but they have made them count more than any front court in the last 15 years. Rockets Insider Alykhan Bijani broke down just how good Howard and Capela have been. “The..." December 24

  • Dwight Howard wants to play into his 40s

    Houston Chronicle "With his return to where his career started as a teenager, Rockets center Dwight Howard headed into Wednesday’s game in Orlando for the first time in his 30s, with hopes that he will still be in the league at 40. “That’d be fun if I was to play this game (that long,)” Howard said. “That was..." December 24

  • Dwight Howard: 'If you ain't hear it from the horse's mouth, then it ain't true'

    ESPN "Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard was asked following Tuesday’s practice about the rumors of discontent within the locker room. Last week, reports surfaced that Howard was unhappy about his role, but a source told ESPN the entire team was unhappy with their play, something the Rockets' big..." December 23

  • Dwight Howard, James Harden working to build better chemistry with each other

    Houston Chronicle "Dwight Howard has been working more closely with James Harden lately in practice and hopes it’s showing during the games. The two have been practicing together a lot lately in an attempt to build chemistry as they try to lead the team to another playoff run. “It’s been great,” Howard said...." December 22

  • Dwight Howard's got a point about how we talk about his 'happiness'

    Houston Chronicle "Rockets center Dwight Howard took a seat on a training table after the Rockets morning shootaround and before fielding his first question, had one of his own. “Should I smile?” Howard said. Told he could jut out his jaw, he furrowed his brow, gritted his teeth and said. “I am not happy right..." December 19

  • Dwight Howard on Houston: 'I want to make this thing work'

    USA Today "The noise is always louder when you’re losing. And, of course, when you’re Dwight Howard. So it was on Tuesday night in Sacramento, when the Houston Rockets’ latest loss was coming to a close and their embattled big man simply had to say something to the heckler who wouldn’t stop. “Go look..." December 17

  • Dwight Howard calls report he is unhappy ‘rumor and lies’

    Larry Brown Sports "Dwight Howard on Tuesday night responded to a report saying he was “extremely unhappy” being overshadowed by James Harden on the Houston Rockets, calling it a “rumor and lies.” The report was published by Sheridan Hoops on Tuesday and went viral. Not only does Sheridan report that Howard is..." December 16

  • Dwight Howard unhappy in Houston; Rockets looking to deal

    CBS Sports "The Houston Rockets are a mess. They just dropped their third game of the season to the Denver Nuggets, who are not a very good team. They're 12-13 and look lost in most areas. Star center Dwight Howard is a free agent at the end of this year. You know where this is going. SheridanHoops.com..." December 16

  • Clint Capela providing Rockets with much-needed hope

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Rockets, who drafted Clint Capela with the No. 25 pick in the 2014 NBA draft, reportedly got into a contract dispute with him that summer. It seemed they wanted Capela to spend another season with his French pro team in order to maximize their cap space. Capela said his agent advised him to..." December 14

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    Calvin Watkins @calvinwatkins

    Dwight Howard said he will not play Friday at Dallas. But will play Sat vs Sacramento. He will get rest "maintenance" is what he called it.

  • Rockets’ Dwight Howard might not be done sitting out games

    Houston Chronicle "Rockets center Dwight Howard is scheduled to play both games of the Rockets’ road back-to-back against the Knicks and Pistons for the first time this season, but might not be through sitting out games. With the Rockets playing five games this week, Howard is expected to be held out of one of..." November 29

  • Dwight Howard ready to play in back-to-backs for first time this season

    CBS Sports "Dwight Howard has been taking it easy this season. The Houston Rockets center has played in just nine of the Rockets' 14 games this season, missing all of their back-to-backs for "rest" purposes. But with Houston sitting at 5-9 with its defense a flaming disaster, and Howard responding well to the..." November 25

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Dwight Howard said will be permitted to play both games in upcoming back-to-back.

  • Report: Rockets to test to see if Dwight Howard can play back-to-backs

    Pro Basketball Talk "Since Bernie Bickerstaff took over the Houston Rockets they have one overtime win and two losses — but they are losing by less, so that’s improvement, right? One thing that might help is more Dwight Howard, the Rockets’ defense is 1.9 points per 100 possessions better this season when he is on..." November 23

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Bickerstaff said Dwight Howard is scheduled to be evaluated this week in hopes he will be cleared to play back-to-backs.

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    Calvin Watkins @calvinwatkins

    Dwight Howard said he'll play tonight at Denver. But won't play Saturday vs Dallas.

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Dwight Howard sitting out tonight. Will play tomorrow in LA.

  • Dwight Howard to sit out vs. Kings on Friday

    Houston Chronicle "The Rockets’ hopes that Dwight Howard would be available to play both games of their road trip back-to-back ended before Friday’s morning shootaround began. Howard was ruled out for Friday’s game at the Sacramento Kings while the Rockets continue to manage his workload in back-to-back games. He..." November 06

  • Rockets’ Dwight Howard could play both ends of back-to-back this weekend

    Houston Chronicle "Rockets coach Kevin McHale said center Dwight Howard could play in both games of the team’s upcoming back-to-back. The Rockets will play the Kings in Sacramento on Friday and against the Clippers on Saturday in Los Angeles. McHale has been careful about Howard’s minutes after the center..." November 05

  • Dwight Howard's return to come in measured steps

    Houston Chronicle "With a fast break well on its way without him, Dwight Howard took a few steps toward the other end of the floor and grabbed a deep breath before beginning a sprint that had little chance of involving him in the play. That was not the point. Howard was back on the court Monday for just his..." November 04

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Dwight Howard out tonight for first game of back-to-back. Jones also out. Enter Chuck Hayes.

  • Dwight Howard says he feels “great”

    Houston Chronicle "Dwight Howard has not played in more than three weeks, but there are no concerns about his readiness now that he has sat out his one-game suspension for post-season flagrant fouls. After going out Oct. 6 because of back tightness, Howard said he “feels great.” “I’ve had some really good days of..." October 30

  • Dwight Howard says he will be ready for regular season

    Houston Chronicle "After two weeks forced to watch the Rockets play and practice without him, Dwight Howard took the court on Wednesday. He did not stay on the floor when the full practice began, but ran through a few on-court drills, took a little contact and declared himself close to returning to full..." October 21

  • Dwight Howard getting closer to return to court for Rockets

    Houston Chronicle "With Dwight Howard increasing his workload on Tuesday, Rockets coach Kevin McHale seemed more optimistic that Howard would join practices for the first time since Oct. 5. Howard has been listed as day-to-day since Oct. 7. “I hope he’s getting closer,” McHale said. “I realized yesterday we’ve..." October 21

  • Ex-Magic CEO: Howard compared himself to Jordan, Ali, Mandela

    CBS Sports "Years ago, Dwight Howard apparently said something silly. Former Orlando Magic CEO Bob Vander Weide told the Orlando Sentinel's George Diaz that, before Howard was traded to the Houston Rockets, the superstar compared himself to Michael Jordan, Muhammad Ali and Nelson Mandela. "When he told me..." October 19

  • Dwight Howard played through torn MCL and meniscus in playoffs

    Pro Basketball Talk "Dwight Howard hasn’t exactly been healthy in recent years. He missed half of last season with various injuries, including a two-month stretch from January to March after undergoing a knee procedure. On Thursday, he told a Houston radio station that the knee problems continued after that, and he..." October 09

  • Dwight says he'll play 10 more years; not thinking about contract status

    The Score "At the Houston Rockets' training camp Wednesday, Dwight Howard got down to brass tacks - regarding his lack of retirement plans, though not free agency. "I got about a good 10 years left in me," he told media members in attendance. "I'm going to give everything I got for these 10, 11 years I..." October 01

  • Rockets to monitor Dwight Howard's minutes, coach Kevin McHale says

    ESPN "Houston Rockets coach Kevin McHale said Monday the team will monitor the workload of star center Dwight Howard this upcoming season. McHale said during the Rockets' media day session he doesn't have a specific plan for number of minutes played or whether Howard will participate in..." September 28

  • Dwight Howard -- Brings Loaded Gun to Airport ... Doesn't Get Arrested

    TMZ "Everyone knows you NEVER BRING A LOADED GUN TO AN AIRPORT ... everyone, except Dwight Howard apparently. TMZ Sports has learned the NBA superstar was stopped at George Bush Airport in Houston on August 28th ... when Dwight put his carry-on bag through the scanner, and a TSA agent noticed a..." September 02

  • Dwight Howard Leaves Adidas for Chinese shoe maker Peak

    SLAM Online "Houston Rockets center has left adidas and signed with Peak, according to the Chinese shoe maker. Howard, 29, had been a longtime Three Stripes endorser with multiple signature kicks under his belt. " September 02

  • Dwight Howard On James Harden Being The “Best Left-Handed Player Ever”

    Black Sports Online "There have been some really great and proficient lefties in the history of the NBA, but Dwight Howard says that his Rockets teammate, James Harden, tops them all. Dwight took to twitter on Monday, to get a consensus of who fans thought was the best lefty ever. Howard — based off his..." September 01

  • Rockets' Morey says he acquired Lawson to help Harden and Howard

    The Score "The Houston Rockets took the league by storm last season, winning 56 games mostly on the back of James Harden's MVP-worthy campaign. However, despite Harden and the Rockets' success, general manager Daryl Morey still felt the need to acquire help in the form of point guard Ty Lawson. Morey..." August 20

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