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Dwight Howard
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Team: AtlantaHeight: 6-11 Born: 12/8/1985
Position: F-CWeight: 265 Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia
College: NoneDraft: 1st Round 1st pick by Magic (2004)


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July 1 4:14 PM PT5:14 PM MT6:14 PM CT7:14 PM ET23:14 GMT7:14 4:14 PM MST6:14 PM EST3:14 UAE (+1)01:1419:14 ET6:14 PM CT22:14 - Howard agreed to a three-year, $70.5 million deal with the Hawks, multiple media outlets reported Friday.
Analysis: Howard, a native of Atlanta, is an eight-time All-Star who has won three Defensive Player of the Year Awards. Howard has averaged 17.8 points and 12.7 rebounds in his career with the Magic, Lakers and Rockets. This past season for the Rockets, Howard averaged 13.7 points and 11.8 rebounds.
June 21 3:36 PM PT4:36 PM MT5:36 PM CT6:36 PM ET22:36 GMT6:36 3:36 PM MST5:36 PM EST2:36 UAE (+1)00:3618:36 ET5:36 PM CT21:36 - Howard is opting out of his contract with the Rockets and will become a free agent July 1.
Analysis: The move isn't a big surprise because the Rockets recently hired Mike D'Antoni as coach. Howard wasn't all that fond of D'Antoni's system when the two spent one season together with the Lakers.
Apr. 22 9:56 PM PT10:56 PM MT11:56 PM CT12:56 AM ET4:56 GMT12:56 9:56 PM MST11:56 PM EST8:56 UAE06:560:56 ET11:56 PM CT3:56 - Howard had another double-double Thursday.
Analysis: Don't be fooled into thinking Howard played well. He had 13 points and 13 boards and got called for a technical.
Apr. 19 10:09 PM PT11:09 PM MT12:09 AM CT1:09 AM ET5:09 GMT13:09 10:09 PM MST12:09 AM EST9:09 UAE07:091:09 ET12:09 AM CT4:09 - Howard had a double-double Monday.
Analysis: Don't be fooled into thinking Howard played well. He fouled out with 10 points and 12 boards.
Apr. 11 7:08 PM PT8:08 PM MT9:08 PM CT10:08 PM ET2:08 GMT10:08 7:08 PM MST9:08 PM EST6:08 UAE (+1)04:0822:08 ET9:08 PM CT1:08 - Howard had 19 points and eight rebounds to keep the Houston Rockets' playoff hopes alive with a 129-105 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night.
Analysis: Howard has now gone 17 straight games without scoring 20 points, although he came close against the lowly Wolves.
Apr. 7 10:17 PM PT11:17 PM MT12:17 AM CT1:17 AM ET5:17 GMT13:17 10:17 PM MST12:17 AM EST9:17 UAE07:171:17 ET12:17 AM CT4:17 - Howard notched his 37th double-double Wednesday.
Analysis: Howard finished with 14 points and 16 rebounds.
Mar. 22 7:47 PM PT8:47 PM MT9:47 PM CT10:47 PM ET2:47 GMT10:47 7:47 PM MST9:47 PM EST6:47 UAE (+1)03:4722:47 ET8:47 PM CT1:47 - Howard finished with 16 points and 13 rebounds Tuesday.
Analysis: Fantasy owners know that kind of effort is about what Howard gives you this day. He has said that he will stop trying to doctor basketballs with a sticky substance.
Mar. 19 8:28 PM PT9:28 PM MT10:28 PM CT11:28 PM ET3:28 GMT11:28 8:28 PM MST10:28 PM EST7:28 UAE (+1)04:2823:28 ET9:28 PM CT2:28 - The NBA is reviewing Dwight Howard's use of a sticky substance on his hands in Houston's loss at the Atlanta Hawks.
Analysis: Atlanta's Paul Millsap complained about the ball while shooting two free throws with 3:36 remaining in the first quarter. Howard made a layup with 4:04 remaining. Referees gave warnings to each bench and then approached the scorer's table, where they were directed to a can covered with white tape. The can was taken off the table and one of the officials told the scorer to alert him if it was seen again.
Mar. 18 8:57 PM PT9:57 PM MT10:57 PM CT11:57 PM ET3:57 GMT11:57 8:57 PM MST10:57 PM EST7:57 UAE (+1)04:5723:57 ET9:57 PM CT2:57 - Howard finished with 10 points and 11 rebounds Friday.
Analysis: Howard had 30 and 16 the last time he faced the Hawks, who he faces Saturday.
Mar. 10 9:29 PM PT10:29 PM MT11:29 PM CT12:29 AM ET5:29 GMT13:29 10:29 PM MST12:29 AM EST9:29 UAE06:290:29 ET11:29 PM CT4:29 - Howard had 21 points and 18 rebounds in Wednesday's win in Philadelphia.
Analysis: Howard has upped his scoring lately, averaging 18.2 points over his last 10 games.
Mar. 7 9:46 PM PT10:46 PM MT11:46 PM CT12:46 AM ET5:46 GMT13:46 10:46 PM MST12:46 AM EST9:46 UAE06:460:46 ET11:46 PM CT4:46 - Howard finished with 21 points and 11 rebounds Sunday.
Analysis: He rebounded from Saturday's 3-for-9 shooting night by making 9 of 12 shots.
Mar. 1 9:18 PM PT10:18 PM MT11:18 PM CT12:18 AM ET5:18 GMT13:18 10:18 PM MST12:18 AM EST9:18 UAE06:180:18 ET11:18 PM CT4:18 - Howard posted one of his best games of the season Monday with 30 points and 13 rebounds.
Analysis: Howard made 12 of 20 shots for his third 30-point game this season.
Feb. 11 10:19 PM PT11:19 PM MT12:19 AM CT1:19 AM ET6:19 GMT14:19 11:19 PM MST1:19 AM EST10:19 UAE07:191:19 ET12:19 AM CT4:19 - Howard was outstanding Wednesday, scoring 28 points with 13 rebounds in the Rockets' 116-103 loss at Portland.
Analysis: Howard was averaging 13.2 points over his previous six games after sitting out three with a sprained left ankle. That certainly wasn't a problem against the Trail Blazers.
Feb. 11 1:38 PM PT2:38 PM MT3:38 PM CT4:38 PM ET21:38 GMT5:38 2:38 PM MST4:38 PM EST1:38 UAE (+1)22:3816:38 ET3:38 PM CT19:38 - Howard is reportedly on the trading block.
Analysis: The Rockets are going nowhere with a losing record and Howard is considered part of the problem there and could be traded.
Feb. 2 10:19 AM PT11:19 AM MT12:19 PM CT1:19 PM ET18:19 GMT2:19 11:19 AM MST1:19 PM EST22:19 UAE19:1913:19 ET12:19 PM CT16:19 - Howard had just five points on four shots but pulled down 16 rebounds Thursday in his return from a one-game suspension for touching an official during a loss last weekend.
Analysis: Howard battled some foul trouble. He'll look to get back on track in his next outing.
Jan. 21 7:36 PM PT8:36 PM MT9:36 PM CT10:36 PM ET3:36 GMT11:36 8:36 PM MST10:36 PM EST7:36 UAE (+1)04:3622:36 ET9:36 PM CT1:36 - Howard returned Wednesday as the Rockets were crushed by the Spurs.
Analysis: The center was out with a left ankle sprain and had been playing well before the injury and had 10 straight double-doubles entering Wednesday's game. Howard is averaging 15.8 points, 10.5 rebounds and 1.3 blocks a game this season.
Jan. 19 10:03 PM PT11:03 PM MT12:03 AM CT1:03 AM ET6:03 GMT14:03 11:03 PM MST1:03 AM EST10:03 UAE07:031:03 ET12:03 AM CT4:03 - Howard was sensational Monday night.
Analysis: Howard had 36 points and tied a career high with 26 rebounds en route to his 10th straight double-double, the league's longest active streak, and his longest since a 14-game run three seasons ago. He secured it before halftime with 13 points and 15 boards in front of a crowd that included comedian Conan O'Brien.
Jan. 17 8:47 PM PT9:47 PM MT10:47 PM CT11:47 PM ET4:47 GMT12:47 9:47 PM MST11:47 PM EST8:47 UAE05:4723:47 ET10:47 PM CT2:47 - Howard collected 14 points, 15 rebounds and three blocks Sunday.
Analysis: Howard has flexed his muscles by amassing 42 points and 34 rebounds to help Houston capture both meetings this season with the Clippers entering Monday's matchup.
Jan. 16 9:14 PM PT10:14 PM MT11:14 PM CT12:14 AM ET5:14 GMT13:14 10:14 PM MST12:14 AM EST9:14 UAE06:140:14 ET11:14 PM CT3:14 - Howard collected 14 points, 11 rebounds, two steals and two blocks Friday.
Analysis: Howard made 4 of 9 field goal attempts, while making 6 of 10 free throws. He tallied his 19th double-double of the year.
Jan. 7 3:56 PM PT4:56 PM MT5:56 PM CT6:56 PM ET23:56 GMT7:56 4:56 PM MST6:56 PM EST3:56 UAE (+1)00:5618:56 ET5:56 PM CT21:56 - Howard had 21 points and 17 rebounds in his return Sunday, a 107-103 overtime win against Indiana.
Analysis: Howard, who did not play Thursday against Utah due to lower back tightness, is averaging 22.0 points on 70.2 percent shooting and 14.2 rebounds in a streak of five consecutive double-doubles.
Jan. 3 11:18 PM PT12:18 AM MT1:18 AM CT2:18 AM ET7:18 GMT15:18 12:18 AM MST2:18 AM EST11:18 UAE08:182:18 ET1:18 AM CT5:18 - Howard scored 22 points with 12 rebounds in the Rockets' 121-103 loss at San Antonio on Saturday.
Analysis: Howard is averaging 24.3 points and 13.7 boards over the last three games -- all defeats for Houston.
Jan. 1 9:38 PM PT10:38 PM MT11:38 PM CT12:38 AM ET5:38 GMT13:38 10:38 PM MST12:38 AM EST9:38 UAE06:380:38 ET11:38 PM CT3:38 - Howard posted 21 points and 13 rebounds during Thursday's loss to Golden State.
Analysis: He added a season-high five assists while going 8 of 9 from the field. Howard notched 30 points, also a season high, on 10 of 12 shooting while grabbing 16 boards two nights ago, so he's clearly going well right now.
Dec. 30 10:17 PM PT11:17 PM MT12:17 AM CT1:17 AM ET6:17 GMT14:17 11:17 PM MST1:17 AM EST10:17 UAE07:171:17 ET12:17 AM CT4:17 - Howard scored a season-high 30 points and grabbed 16 rebounds in the Rockets' 121-115 loss to Atlanta on Tuesday.
Analysis: Howard's performance was a welcome change since he's averaging just 13.3 points on the season. It also came after he was limited to seven points in a loss at New Orleans on Saturday.
Dec. 26 9:50 PM PT10:50 PM MT11:50 PM CT12:50 AM ET5:50 GMT13:50 10:50 PM MST12:50 AM EST9:50 UAE06:500:50 ET11:50 PM CT3:50 - Howard had 11 points and 12 rebounds on Friday.
Analysis: Howard rarely gets any shots anymore and his days of dominance seem to be a distant memory.
Dec. 22 9:12 PM PT10:12 PM MT11:12 PM CT12:12 AM ET5:12 GMT13:12 10:12 PM MST12:12 AM EST9:12 UAE06:120:12 ET11:12 PM CT3:12 - Howard stunk it up Monday.
Analysis: Howard fouled out with nine points, nine boards and five turnovers. It's hard to believe he was once a fantasy stud.
Dec. 18 10:21 PM PT11:21 PM MT12:21 AM CT1:21 AM ET6:21 GMT14:21 11:21 PM MST1:21 AM EST10:21 UAE07:211:21 ET12:21 AM CT4:21 - Howard shot just 3 for 10 from the field and 10 for 18 from the line on Thursday, but he finished with 16 points and 15 rebounds.
Analysis: Howard was coming off a four-point, four-board effort against the Kings.
Nov. 12 10:13 PM PT11:13 PM MT12:13 AM CT1:13 AM ET6:13 GMT14:13 11:13 PM MST1:13 AM EST10:13 UAE07:131:13 ET12:13 AM CT4:13 - Howard logged 20 points and 17 rebounds on Wednesday.
Analysis: Since sitting out a game on Friday, Howard has posted 40 points and 37 rebounds in two games.
Nov. 8 10:01 PM PT11:01 PM MT12:01 AM CT1:01 AM ET6:01 GMT14:01 11:01 PM MST1:01 AM EST10:01 UAE07:011:01 ET12:01 AM CT4:01 - Howard returned to action and posted 20 points and 20 rebounds in Saturday's win at the Clippers.
Analysis: The Rockets are going to be cautious with Howard due to his history of back troubles, often sitting him a game on a back-to-back. He's just about an automatic double when he plays, so use him when he does.
Nov. 4 7:42 PM PT8:42 PM MT9:42 PM CT10:42 PM ET3:42 GMT11:42 8:42 PM MST10:42 PM EST7:42 UAE (+1)04:4222:42 ET9:42 PM CT1:42 - Howard had 23 points and 14 rebounds as he made all 10 shots in Wednesday's win over Orlando.
Analysis: It's always special when Howard faces his original NBA team and this was no exception as he received a flagrant 1 foul in the second quarter after knocking Aaron Gordon to the ground as he drove to the basket.
Nov. 2 10:19 PM PT11:19 PM MT12:19 AM CT1:19 AM ET6:19 GMT14:19 11:19 PM MST1:19 AM EST10:19 UAE07:191:19 ET12:19 AM CT4:19 - Howard was held out of Sunday's game at Miami to rest his back.
Analysis: The Rockets were playing the first of a back-to-back, saving Howard for Monday's game against Oklahoma City.

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