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Dwight Howard
PPG RPG APG
14.6 12.0 1.5
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
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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