Dwight Howard RUMORS & NEWS

  • Dwight Howard Puts His Insane Dedication on Full Display After Lakers Game

    Sports Gossip "Dwight Howard is serious about resurrecting his career now that he’s on his second go around with the Los Angeles Lakers.  He’s putting in the extra work to try to make the necessary improvements in his efficiency from the line. Last night following the Los..." October 17

  • Dwight Howard's Presence Will Be Reminder of What's at Stake for Lakers, Anthony Davis

    Bleacher Report " Dwight Howard is just a bit player on the 2019-20 Los Angeles Lakers, but his presence on the roster is a not-so-subtle reminder of the team's stakes surrounding All-Star forward Anthony Davis. Both have been elite big men, acquired by the Lakers at great cost..." October 15

  • Dwight Howard would intentionally whiff on screens if next option was him posting up

    Yahoo! Sports "Dwight Howard‘s teams have repeatedly celebrated his departure. Why? John Hollinger of The Athletic: Multiple sources indicated that in at least one recent stop, Howard would intentionally whiff on screens if he knew the next option was a post up for..." October 10

  • Dwight Howard Denies Having ‘Unprotected Sex’ At Transgender Parties

    Sports Gossip "Dwight Howard says his accuser doesn’t have an ounce of evidence in his lawsuit claims,  including that the NBA star was “in everyone raw” at “transgender sex parties.” The Los Angeles Lakers big man has asked a judge to rule in his favor in a..." October 04

  • Dwight Howard has been impressive in Lakers camp, Frank Vogel says

    Sporting News "Dwight Howard hasn't been a Laker for long, but he's already impressing his coach and teammates.  The eight-time All-Star signed with Los Angeles in free agency and wants to do everything he can to help the Lakers improve this season. First-year coach Frank Vogel said..." October 02

  • Dwight Howard Says Lakers Could Be The League’s “Best Defensive Team” In 2019-20 Season

    Talk Basket "The Los Angeles Lakers big man and a three-time Defensive Player of the Year, Dwight Howard, shared his thoughts about team’s defense:   Dwight Howard tasked with setting physical tone at first practices. October 01

  • JaVale McGee & Dwight Howard Bringing Intensity to Lakers’ Practices

    Heavy "Big man JaVale McGee is coming off an excellent season for the Los Angeles Lakers and figures to once again play a major role for the purple and gold. When healthy, McGee proved to be an interior force last season as he averaged over two blocks per game while functioning as an..." October 01

  • Rob Pelinka addresses Dwight Howard signing

    Clutch Points "The Los Angeles Lakers signed DeMarcus Cousins back in July, but after Cousins tore his ACL during an offseason workout in August, the Lakers found themselves very thin up front. To address that problem, Los Angeles decided to bring back an old friend in Dwight Howard, who spent one..." September 27

  • Dwight Howard reacts to Kobe Bryant saying he’s ready to succeed in second Lakers stint

    Clutch Points "Dwight Howard recently joined Shams Charania of Stadium to discuss his return to the Los Angeles Lakers. Amid their discussion, Howard reacted to Kobe Bryant’s confidence in his second stint with the team. Bryant believes his former teammate is ready to succeed in his..." September 26

  • Dwight Howard says he has been inspired by the play of Draymond Green

    Pro Basketball Talk "Dwight Howard continues to say all the right things. Which is both irrelevant — it’s about actions, not words — and has been enough to win over first Jason Kidd then the Lakers organization (to a degree, he doesn’t have a guaranteed..." September 25

  • Lakers’ JaVale McGee believes 1-2 punch with Dwight Howard will be real trouble for opponents

    International Business Times "Los Angeles Lakers were forced to sign veteran center Dwight Howard after they lost DeMarcus Cousins to a torn ACL in his knee during the offseason. The latter is not expected to return to the court for the 2019-20 season and Anthony Davis made it clear that power forward was his preferred..." September 20

  • Dwight Howard Explains How Thanos Inspired Him to Buy a Purple Rolls Royce

    Complex "Dwight Howard is the owner of a purple car, and while the logical interpretation behind that color choice would be to show his allegiance to his new team, the Los Angeles Lakers (in his second go-round with the organization), that isn’t the case.  The color of his..." September 12

  • Dwight Howard Says He's 'Never Been a Bad Teammate'

    Bleacher Report "Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard went on In Depth with Graham Bensinger and expressed his dismay over perceptions that he's a bad teammate. "The one thing that I really hated was just hearing people say that I was a cancer in the locker room or I'm not..." September 12

  • Kobe Bryant believes Dwight Howard is ‘ready’ to help Lakers win the title

    Lakers Nation "The NBA is widely viewed as the most entertaining league in all of professional sports and it was no different during the 2019 offseason headlined by the Los Angeles Lakers. In a landscape-changing move, the Lakers traded for Anthony Davis and numerous All-Star players teamed up to..." September 10

  • Dwight Howard Is in Absolutely Insane Shape for Lakers Return

    The Big Lead "Dwight Howard has been trying to make nice with the Los Angeles Lakers and their fans as he will return to the court for the organization this season. While words are nice, Howard’s commitment to getting into fantastic shape cannot be denied. Howard has been working with Lakers..." September 10

  • Derrick Rose Tells Dwight Howard To Be Patient On Return From “Rock Bottom”

    Fadeaway World "If there’s anyone who knows how to rebound from the bottom, it’s Derrick Rose. Following a dominant MVP season, the young guard suffered a devastating ACL injury that sidelined him for the entirety of the 2012-13 season. A string of additional injuries followed, with each taking a..." September 09

  • Is Dwight Howard Worth The Risk?

    Basketball Insiders "After a tumultuous summer, the Los Angeles Lakers season was always going to be interesting. Given the roster turnover, it’s hard not to look at their situation with a bit of fascination or skepticism. But, with the arrival (or, perhaps more appropriately, the return) of Dwight..." September 08

  • Dwight Howard Thanks Los Angeles for Giving Him 2nd Chance Ahead of Lakers Return

    12 Up "Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard (yes, this is indeed 2019, not 2012) had a message to the Lakers organization and its fans with the NBA regular season just over six weeks away. After signing on for his second stint in Hollywood, Howard reached out to the organization and..." September 06

  • Shaq Calls Lakers’ Dwight Howard ‘The Missing Link’

    Heavy "The rivalry between Shaq and Dwight Howard goes back to Howard’s early years with the Magic – specifically when he tried to adopt the “Superman” monicker for himself. Considered one of Shaq’s many nicknames, the elder big man didn’t take kindly to..." September 05

  • Dwight Howard Is Looking Forward To ‘A Fresh Start’ With The Lakers

    Dime Magazine "It’s a familiar story. The Los Angeles Lakers were giddy after landing arguably the best center in the NBA, a formidable shot-blocker and all-around dominant athlete who they believed would push them back over the hump in terms competing for another championship. No, we’re..." September 05

  • Lakers’ Dwight Howard claims he had time to reflect, ‘become one with myself’

    Clutch Points "Dwight Howard is back for his second go-around with the Los Angeles Lakers, and he insists he is a different person now than he was seven years ago when he began his first disastrous stint with the club. During his introductory press conference on Wednesday, Howard had this to..." September 04

  • Dwight Howard working on his 3-point shot

    Clutch Points "Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard is working on his 3-point shot this summer. Yes, you read that right. The new Lakers big man posted a video of him shooting 3-pointers on his Instagram live account. This is actually kind of sad to watch. Dwight Howard used to be the..." August 31

  • Charles Oakley says it’s embarrassing Dwight Howard got signed before Carmelo Anthony

    TMZ "Charles Oakley says Carmelo Anthony's gotta be bummed to see Dwight Howard join his best friend LeBron James on the Lakers ... telling TMZ Sports "it's embarrassing for Carmelo" to remain unsigned. Melo's status in the league has been one of the biggest topics..." August 31

  • Frank Vogel: Dwight Howard understands he will be 'more of a role player'

    Yardbarker "An ACL injury to DeMarcus Cousins created an opening for a big man on the Lakers’ roster, which has been — at least temporarily — filled by Dwight Howard. The veteran center, who has bounced around the league, returned to the Lakers on a one-year,..." August 31

  • Dwight Howard Knows Lakers Gig is 'Last Chance' ... Says Matt Barnes

    TMZ "L.A. is Dwight Howard's final shot at returning to NBA dominance and he knows it ... so says Matt Barnes, who tells TMZ Sports it's "time to put the bullsh*t to the side" and get back to business. Of course, it's been over 6 years since Howard's disastrous..." August 31

  • Ice Cube says Lakers fans should give Dwight Howard ‘a clean slate’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Ice Cube has been a Los Angeles Lakers fan his entire life, and so he’s well aware of the back-and-forth drama that occurred between the organization and Dwight Howard. The former (and now current) Lakers big man is back with Los Angeles, and everyone is hoping it goes much..." August 30

  • Dwight Howard says Shaq’s criticism of him is ‘irrelevant’

    Larry Brown Sports "Shaq found a clever way of dragging Dwight Howard into his latest verbal feud with Kobe Bryant this week, but Howard insists he is not concerning himself with the opinions of any Los Angeles Lakers legends as he prepares for the upcoming season. Bryant said in an interview this week..." August 29

  • Dwight Howard says he didn’t see Shaquille O’Neal’s tweet, focused on upcoming season with Lakers

    Clutch Points "Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard says he didn’t see Shaquille O’Neal’s tweet about him and is focused on the upcoming season. O’Neal has taken two shots at Howard since he signed with the Lakers. The Diesel told TMZ he doesn’t know who..." August 29

  • Lakers have already 'warned' Dwight Howard about mindset, expectations

    The Sports Daily "The Los Angeles Lakers took a risk in bringing back Dwight Howard, whose previous tenure was marked by him being one of the most overpaid players in their history. But the injury to DeMarcus Cousins has essentially forced the team into a difficult position, as they need a big man that..." August 27

  • Shaquille O'Neal Shades Dwight Howard, 'Who?!? I Don't Know Him'

    TMZ "The battle continues ... Shaquille O'Neal is throwing shade at Dwight Howard again ... proving that a Lakers jersey won't protect DH from the wrath of the Diesel. Shaq and Dwight have been going at it for years -- some people trace the feud..." August 27

  • Dwight Howard Has Zero Salary Protection On Contract With Lakers

    Real GM Basketball "The Los Angeles Lakers signed Dwight Howard to a "summer contract" because it has $0 in salary protection. Howard will earn $14,490 for every day he is on the roster with the per day clock starting on Oct. 21. " August 27

  • Dwight Howard Officially Signs Contract; Will Wear No. 39 Jersey

    Bleacher Report "Dwight Howard cleared waivers Monday, which will allow the veteran center to officially sign with the Los Angeles Lakers, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium.  Charania noted Howard will wear the No. 39 jersey. The Lakers set their sights on the..." August 26

  • Terms of Dwight Howard’s Lakers contract revealed

    Larry Brown Sports "Dwight Howard is officially signing his contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday, and it’s now clear what he’ll be making as long as he’s on the roster. As Howard is signing a deal with no guaranteed money, he will not start earning salary until Oct. 21. As..." August 26

  • How Dwight Howard Went From Superman To His Last Chance In The NBA

    Dime Magazine "Every star has a moment. A play, a game, just something that we acknowledge as the moment they became a star. For Dwight Howard that moment came against the San Antonio Spurs. There were 0.8 seconds left on the clock. Just long enough to get off a quick shot or maybe a tip play if..." August 26

  • Dwight Howard reportedly ‘impressed’ LeBron James and Anthony Davis with his desire for redemption

    Silver Screen And Roll "The Los Angeles Lakers may be set to bring in Dwight Howard on a non-guaranteed contract, but there are still a lot of questions surrounding that choice. It sounds like Howard had a really good workout for the team, and that he’ll be entering the season in great shape, but as..." August 24

  • Lakers Reportedly Warned Dwight Howard Not to Disrupt Team

    Complex "According to "league sources" that spoke to ESPN, the Lakers' soon to be official re-acquisition of Dwight Howard is coming with a clear condition: He's out of L.A. if he disrupts the team. Adrian Wojnarowski writes that Howard sold himself to people at every level..." August 24

  • Projecting Dwight Howard's fit with the Lakers

    The Score "Dwight Howard has a chance to rewrite the script. The eight-time All-Star is reportedly back with the Los Angeles Lakers, six years after his last game in purple and gold. Howard's arrival is a stark contrast from his first stint in L.A. He entered the 2012-13 campaign..." August 24

  • Memphis Grizzlies waive Dwight Howard

    NBA.com "The Memphis Grizzlies announced today they have waived center Dwight Howard. The Grizzlies acquired Howard from the Washington Wizards on July 6. " August 24

  • Dwight Howard will get chance to make good on old Lakers tweet

    Larry Brown Sports "Dwight Howard’s return to the Los Angeles Lakers revives a whole lot of interesting storylines that started in the 2012-13 season. Howard spent one year with the Lakers, a season plagued by injuries and clashes with teammates including Kobe Bryant. That year saw the Lakers..." August 24

  • Dwight Howard Reportedly Gave Up Almost Half His Guaranteed Salary to Play for the Lakers

    12 Up "Dwight Howard is serious about this whole LA redemption tour thing. So serious, if fact, that in order to get himself out of Memphis and into a Purple and Gold jersey, Adrian Wojnarowski reports that he sacrificed almost half of what he would have been guaranteed to earn in..." August 24

  • How Dwight Howard convinced the Lakers to take a chance on him

    Pro Basketball Talk "Laker fans Friday sounded like your friends after an ugly relationship and breakup, when you suddenly consider taking that person back. Laker nation took to Twitter screaming “ARE YOU SERIOUS? What are you thinking? Are you even thinking?” The Lakers, however, are entering..." August 24

  • Report: Dwight Howard to Sign Contract With Lakers After Grizzlies Buyout

    Bleacher Report "Dwight Howard has finalized a contract buyout with the Memphis Grizzliesand plans to sign as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers as soon as he clears waivers, Charles Briscoe, Howard's agent, told Shams Charaniaof The Athletic and Stadium Friday..." August 23

  • NBA Rumors: Dwight Howard, Joakim Noah 'Left Impression' They Could Help LA

    Bleacher Report "The Los Angeles Lakers are searching for a new big man after DeMarcus Cousins suffered a torn ACL this offseason, and free agents Dwight Howard and Joakim Noah appear to be options. According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Los Angeles..." August 23

  • Jalen Rose: ‘Joakim Noah Is A Better Replacement For DeMarcus Cousins Than Dwight Howard’

    Fadeaway World "Albeit Dwight Howard is seen as the favorite player to replace injured DeMarcus Cousins on the Los Angeles Lakers’ roster, some people don’t believe D-12 is the best option for the Purple and Gold. One of those is Jalen Rose, who doesn’t seem Howard as the right fit..." August 21

  • NBA exec says Dwight Howard ‘brings drama,’ questions why Lakers would ‘risk anything this year’

    Clutch Points "One NBA executive doesn’t understand why the Los Angeles Lakers have interest in Dwight Howard. Howard, who is a member of the Memphis Grizzlies, is expected to be waived by Memphis before the 2019-20 season starts. The former superstar big man is reportedly going to..." August 21

  • Is Dwight Howard Really a Viable Option for the Lakers at Center?

    Bleacher Report "The Los Angeles Lakers aren’t seriously considering Dwight Howard, right? That can't be accurate. Obviously the team is in the market for a backup center after losing DeMarcus Cousins to a torn ACL last week. One of the names to surface as a..." August 21

  • Dwight Howard And Los Angeles Lakers Not A ‘Very Likely Marriage,’

    Inquisitr "Due to DeMarcus Cousins’ potentially season-ending ACL injury last week, the Los Angeles Lakers are now painfully lacking at the center position, with JaVale McGee the only remaining true center on the team’s healthy roster. Most reports in recent days have hinted at Dwight..." August 20

  • Lakers to hold individual workouts with Dwight Howard, Joakim Noah

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Lakers are searching for frontcourt help in the wake of DeMarcus Cousins suffering a torn ACL, and they are planning to take a closer look at some big-name veterans. The Lakers have scheduled individual workouts this week with Dwight Howard and Joakim Noah,..." August 20

  • Dwight Howard unlikely to play a single game in Grizzlies’ uniform

    Clutch Points "Memphis Grizzlies center Dwight Howard is unlikely to play a single game for the franchise, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Woj reported earlier Tuesday that Howard, Joakim Noah, and Marreese Speights will be worked out by the Los Angeles Lakers...." August 20

  • Lakers signing Dwight Howard is ‘worth the risk,’ executive says

    Sporting News "The Lakers should seriously consider adding Dwight Howard, according to multiple league executives. Los Angeles is reportedly interested in the 33-year-old center after DeMarcus Cousins tore his ACL during a workout last week. League executives told USA Today's HoopsHype that..." August 19