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Dwight Howard
15.8 10.5 1.2
Team: HoustonHeight: 6-11 Born: 12/8/1985
Position: F-CWeight: 265 Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia
College: NoneDraft: 1st Round 1st pick by Magic (2004)

Latest News
May 29 11:59 AM PT12:59 PM MT1:59 PM CT2:59 PM ET18:59 GMT2:59 11:59 AM MST1:59 PM EST22:59 UAE20:5914:59 ET1:59 PM CT17:59 - Howard has been suspended without pay for one game after getting his fourth flagrant foul point in the postseason. The foul in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals was ruled a common foul during the game, but was upgraded to a flagrant foul 1 after a review about the league office. It came when he made what the NBA called unnecessary contact with his forearm to the neck area of Golden State's Andre Iguodala.
Analysis: Howard will serve his suspension in the first game next season that he is physically able to play.
May 24 9:11 PM PT10:11 PM MT11:11 PM CT12:11 AM ET4:11 GMT12:11 9:11 PM MST11:11 PM EST8:11 UAE06:110:11 ET11:11 PM CT3:11 - Howard had a double-double Saturday night.
Analysis: Howard, who played despite a knee injury suffered in Game 1, had 14 points and 14 rebounds. Game 4 is Memorial Day at Toyota Center.
May 19 7:26 PM PT8:26 PM MT9:26 PM CT10:26 PM ET2:26 GMT10:26 7:26 PM MST9:26 PM EST6:26 UAE (+1)04:2622:26 ET9:26 PM CT1:26 - Howard will play against the Golden State Warriors in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals. The Rockets made the announcement about 30 minutes before Thursday night's game. Howard had been questionable to play with a sprained left knee.
Analysis: He ran sprints to test his knee during pregame warmups at Oracle Arena. During the portion of the morning shootaround in San Francisco open to reporters, Howard worked on his post-up game - turnaround hook shots, short floaters and even a few dunks. Howard hurt his knee in a first-quarter collision with teammate Josh Smith in Golden State's series-opening win Tuesday night.
May 13 9:11 PM PT10:11 PM MT11:11 PM CT12:11 AM ET4:11 GMT12:11 9:11 PM MST11:11 PM EST8:11 UAE06:110:11 ET11:11 PM CT3:11 - Howard was solid down low Tuesday.
Analysis: Howard had 20 points and 15 rebounds to send this series to Game 6 on Thursday night at Staples Center.
May 10 8:34 PM PT9:34 PM MT10:34 PM CT11:34 PM ET3:34 GMT11:34 8:34 PM MST10:34 PM EST7:34 UAE (+1)05:3423:34 ET10:34 PM CT2:34 - Howard was horrendous Sunday with seven points, six boards and no blocks.
Analysis: Howard fouled out with 9:52 remaining and left the court as he was ejected. He can leave the court for good this season after Game 5 on Tuesday at Toyota Center.
May 7 9:42 PM PT10:42 PM MT11:42 PM CT12:42 AM ET4:42 GMT12:42 9:42 PM MST11:42 PM EST8:42 UAE06:420:42 ET11:42 PM CT3:42 - Howard rocked the rim for the Rockets on Wednesday.
Analysis: Howard had 24 points and 16 rebounds. Game 3 is Friday night in Los Angeles, where he used to play with the Lakers.
Apr. 1 4:35 PM PT5:35 PM MT6:35 PM CT7:35 PM ET23:35 GMT7:35 4:35 PM MST6:35 PM EST3:35 UAE (+1)01:3519:35 ET6:35 PM CT22:35 - Howard is out on Wednesday night against the Sacramento Kings for rest.
Analysis: Howard is healthy, but when he came back from a two-month absence because of swelling in his knee, the team said he wouldn't play both games of back-to-backs.
Mar. 18 1:31 PM PT2:31 PM MT3:31 PM CT4:31 PM ET20:31 GMT4:31 1:31 PM MST3:31 PM EST0:31 UAE (+1)21:3116:31 ET2:31 PM CT19:31 - Howard has returned from a 26-game absence, starting Wednesday night against the New Orleans Pelicans.
Analysis: The 6-foot-11 center contributed immediately, taking a no-look pass from James Harden on the baseline and throwing down a powerful one-handed dunk for the Rockets' first points.
Jan. 28 5:19 PM PT6:19 PM MT7:19 PM CT8:19 PM ET1:19 GMT9:19 6:19 PM MST8:19 PM EST5:19 UAE (+1)02:1920:19 ET7:19 PM CT23:19 - Howard remains out due to edema in his right knee, but the Rockets have at least now put a timetable on his return.
Analysis: Howard has been out since Jan. 30 because of the injury but is said to be targeting a return within two weeks.
Jan. 27 11:22 AM PT12:22 PM MT1:22 PM CT2:22 PM ET19:22 GMT3:22 12:22 PM MST2:22 PM EST23:22 UAE20:2214:22 ET1:22 PM CT17:22 - Howard could miss Houston's game against Dallas on Wednesday night after tweaking his injured right ankle in practice.
Analysis: Howard missed Sunday's game after spraining his ankle on Friday night. He started practice on Tuesday, but left after turning his ankle in the workout.
Jan. 23 6:36 PM PT7:36 PM MT8:36 PM CT9:36 PM ET2:36 GMT10:36 7:36 PM MST9:36 PM EST6:36 UAE (+1)03:3621:36 ET8:36 PM CT0:36 - Howard left the US Airways Center in a walking boot after injuring his right ankle in the first quarter of his team's win over the Phoenix Suns on Friday night.
Analysis: The star center suffered the injury when he twisted the ankle landing on the foot of one of the Suns players. Howard limped back to the locker room and did not return to the game. "I really couldn't put any pressure on it," Howard said after Houston's 113-111 win. "But we got the win, so that's the only thing that matters." Rockets coach Kevin McHale said the team would know more on Saturday about Howard's status for upcoming games.
Jan. 18 9:49 PM PT10:49 PM MT11:49 PM CT12:49 AM ET5:49 GMT13:49 10:49 PM MST12:49 AM EST9:49 UAE06:490:49 ET11:49 PM CT3:49 - Howard is starting to play better of late, finishing with 23 points and 10 rebounds in Saturday's loss to Golden State.
Analysis: Howard is averaging 19.7 points and 8.7 rebounds in his last three games.
Jan. 13 8:28 AM PT9:28 AM MT10:28 AM CT11:28 AM ET16:28 GMT0:28 9:28 AM MST11:28 AM EST20:28 UAE17:2811:28 ET10:28 AM CT14:28 - Kevin Garnett has been suspended one game by the NBA and Howard fined $15,000 for their altercation Monday in Houston's victory over Brooklyn.
Analysis: The league said Tuesday that Garnett initiated the altercation and head-butted Howard. The league adds in its statement that Howard pushed Garnett in the neck area, agreeing with the referees that the Rockets center did not throw a punch. The altercation began with 7:53 left in the first quarter after Garnett fouled Howard. The two exchanged light shoves before Garnett threw the ball into Howard's back.
Jan. 7 8:59 PM PT9:59 PM MT10:59 PM CT11:59 PM ET4:59 GMT12:59 9:59 PM MST11:59 PM EST8:59 UAE05:5923:59 ET10:59 PM CT2:59 - Howard had 17 points and 19 rebounds in Wednesday's win over Cleveland.
Analysis: He's averaging 15.3 rebounds in his last three games.
Dec. 14 9:03 PM PT10:03 PM MT11:03 PM CT12:03 AM ET5:03 GMT13:03 10:03 PM MST12:03 AM EST9:03 UAE06:030:03 ET11:03 PM CT3:03 - Howard had a game-high 26 points in Saturday's win over Denver.
Analysis: It was his first game back, and he was sharp with a 9-for-11 shooting night and 13 rebounds in just under 30 minutes.
Dec. 13 3:43 PM PT4:43 PM MT5:43 PM CT6:43 PM ET23:43 GMT7:43 4:43 PM MST6:43 PM EST3:43 UAE (+1)00:4318:43 ET5:43 PM CT21:43 - Howard returned to the Houston Rockets' lineup Saturday night against the Denver Nuggets after missing 11 games because of a strained right knee.
Analysis: Coach Kevin McHale says he plans to play the All-Star center in increments of 4 or 5 minutes and he'll likely limit Howard to 20-24 minutes. Howard is averaging 18.8 points, 11.3 rebounds and 2.3 blocks in his second season in Houston. The Rockets have done well without him, going 8-3.
Nov. 22 3:37 PM PT4:37 PM MT5:37 PM CT6:37 PM ET23:37 GMT7:37 4:37 PM MST6:37 PM EST3:37 UAE (+1)00:3718:37 ET5:37 PM CT21:37 - Howard hasn't played since Nov. 17 because of a strained right knee.
Analysis: Howard is averaging 18.8 points, 11.3 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game in his second season with Houston.
Nov. 19 6:14 PM PT7:14 PM MT8:14 PM CT9:14 PM ET2:14 GMT10:14 7:14 PM MST9:14 PM EST6:14 UAE (+1)03:1421:14 ET8:14 PM CT0:14 - Howard is out for Houston's game against the Los Angeles Lakers with a strained right knee. The team made the announcement minutes before the start of Wednesday night's game. It was unclear when Howard was injured. He appeared to be fine at the morning shootaround.
Analysis: Howard is averaging 18.8 points, 11.3 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game in his second season with Houston. Rockets rookie Tarik Black started in his place. Howard spurned the Lakers in 2013 after one season with them to take roughly $30 million less as a free agent in Houston. He had 13 points and 11 rebounds in a 108-90 victory over Los Angeles on opening night, when Howard got into a shouting match with ex-teammate Kobe Bryant.
Nov. 15 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 turned in a big-time fantasy effort Friday against the NBA's worst team.
Analysis: Howard scored 21 points with 16 rebounds and seven blocks as he toyed with the hapless Sixers.
Nov. 8 4:10 PM PT5:10 PM MT6:10 PM CT7:10 PM ET0:10 GMT8:10 5:10 PM MST7:10 PM EST4:10 UAE (+1)01:1019:10 ET6:10 PM CT22:10 - Howard will not play in Saturday night's game against the Golden State Warriors, the team announced shortly before tip-off.
Analysis: Howard was dealing with flu-like symptoms for the undefeated Rockets (6-0) as they take on the also undefeated Warriors (4-0). Undrafted rookie center Tarik Black will make his first career start in Howard's absence. Howard is averaging 19.7 points, 11.5 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game for the streaking Rockets.
Nov. 6 7:24 PM PT8:24 PM MT9:24 PM CT10:24 PM ET3:24 GMT11:24 8:24 PM MST10:24 PM EST7:24 UAE (+1)04:2422:24 ET9:24 PM CT1:24 - Howard had 32 points and 16 rebounds in Thursday's 98-81 win over San Antonio.
Analysis: Howard finished 12 of 18 from the floor and 8 of 13 from the line. He's averaging 29.0 points in the last two games.
Nov. 5 9:59 PM PT10:59 PM MT11:59 PM CT12:59 AM ET5:59 GMT13:59 10:59 PM MST12:59 AM EST9:59 UAE06:590:59 ET11:59 PM CT3:59 - Howard had 26 points and 10 rebounds in Tuesday's win at Miami for his fourth double-double in five games.
Analysis: Howard was 10 of 16 from the field, though he did commit five turnovers - already his third game with at least five.
Nov. 3 6:06 PM PT7:06 PM MT8:06 PM CT9:06 PM ET2:06 GMT10:06 7:06 PM MST9:06 PM EST6:06 UAE (+1)03:0621:06 ET8:06 PM CT0:06 - Howard scored a season-low 11 points in Monday's win at Philadelphia, though his 14 rebounds were a season high.
Analysis: Howard, who shot 54.7 percent from the free-throw line last season, is 14 of 33 from the line in four games.
Oct. 30 10:17 PM PT11:17 PM MT12:17 AM CT1:17 AM ET5:17 GMT13:17 10:17 PM MST12:17 AM EST9:17 UAE06:171:17 ET11:17 PM CT3:17 - Howard had 22 points and 10 rebounds in a win at Utah on Wednesday.
Analysis: Howard also blocked two shots and was 10 of 16 from the floor. He played 11 more minutes than he did in his 3-for-5 performance in Tuesday's blowout of the Lakers.

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