Description: Rockets F/C Dwight Howard put up excellent stats in Thursday's loss to Portland, scoring 32 with 17 rebounds. He also shot4-of-6 from the line.
Insight: Howard has averaged 24.6 ppg and 19 rebounds over the past three games and shot 60 percent from the line. Fantasy owners have to love the effort he's putting forth.
12/6/2013 10:41:00 PM
Description: Rockets F/C Dwight Howard made 12-of-20 from the foul line an 5-of-8 from the field in a 22-point performance Friday against the Warriors.
Insight: Howard also corralled 18 rebounds for the second straigtht game, blocked a shot and picked up three steals. The Rockets center is averaging 1.7 blocks, his lowest since 2005-06, and 0.7 steals, a career low.
11/13/2013 10:31:00 PM
Description: Rockets F/C Dwight Howard posted 23 points, 15 boards, six blocks, two steals and six assists in Wednesday's overtime loss in Philadelphia.
Insight: He only committed two turnovers. Howard seemed to benefit from Omer Asik coming off the bench (just four minutes of action on Wednesday). Asik had started alongside Howard in the team's previous eight contests.
11/11/2013 3:36:00 AM
Description: Houston center Dwight Howard is one of a number of Rockets players battling flu-like symptoms.
Insight: Howard, James Harden and Jeremy Lin are among those suffering. from illness. They are still likely to play, but obviously not at 100 percent.
11/6/2013 9:33:00 AM
Description: Houston center Dwight Howard went off for a season-high 29 points Tuesday in a 116-101 victory over the Trail Blazers.
Insight: He committed six turnovers but other than that it was an excellent game for the Rockets' franchise center. D12 had 13 boards and shot 10-of-13 from the field. Even his free throw shooting was up to par (9-of-12). Houston's next game is Thursday against the Lakers.
10/30/2013 10:37:00 PM
Description: Dwight Howard's Rockets debut was a good one as he dominated the Bobcats for 17 points, 26 rebounds and two blocks.
Insight: Howard isn't likely to get back to scoring 20 ppg with James Harden around, but he's another year removed from back surgery and is over the torn shoulder that plagued him last season, so he should increase his rebounding average from the 12.4 per game he averaged last season. He was over 14.0 per game the two years before that.
10/28/2013 8:25:00 PM
Description: Rockets center Dwight Howard was poked in the left eye during Monday's practice but his eye was fine by the time he left the facility, according to the Houston Chronicle.
Insight: Howard will be back at practice tomorrow. The Rockets open the regular season at home Wednesday against the Bobcats.
8/18/2013 10:42:00 AM
Description: According to GM Daryl Morey, the Rockets are going to try Dwight Howard out at power forward during training camp. SOURCE: Daryl Morey's Reddit account
Insight: The hope is that moving Howard to the four would allow Omer Asik to see more minutes at center. This isn't likely to work in the long run so fantasy owners should still expect Howard to see most of the playing time at center with Asik coming off the bench.
7/14/2013 7:06:00 PM
Description: Hakeem Olajuwon is joining the Rockets' coaching staff, according to the Houston Chronicle.
Insight: Though we're not sure in what capacity. Obviously, Olajuwon is a legend and any knowledge he can pass on to Dwight Howard would be a huge help. Defensively, Howard is already one of the game's best but his offense needs a lot of work.
7/6/2013 3:19:00 PM
Description: Dwight Howard's new deal with Houston is worth $87.6 million over the next four seasons. SOURCE: Los Angeles Daily News
Insight: Howard tweeted his decision on Friday night. D12 never belonged in L.A. and he should have a chance to really grow with former Celtics big man Kevin McHale running the show in H-Town. Hakeem Olajuwon, who has mentored LeBron James and other players in the past, might also be able to provide Dwight with some low-post wisdom while he's there. Of the five teams that were pursuing Howard, Houston was clearly the best fit for him.
7/6/2013 9:09:00 AM
Description: Houston has won the Dwight Howard sweepstakes.
Insight: The Rockets had the salary room to meet Howard's demands and a lineup which can go deep into the playoffs. Howard is a career 18.3 ppg, 12.9 rpg, 2.2 bpg fantasy stud. he'll team up with James Harden, Jeremy Lin and Chandler Parsons. The Rockets may not be done, they are also interested in free agent PF Josh Smith.
7/5/2013 5:57:00 PM
Description: It appears that Houston and Golden State are the leader for center Dwight Howard's services.
Insight: The Mavericks have been told they are out and going back to the Lakers seems unlikely. Golden State just added Andre Iguodala and would probably need a sign and trade deal to get the job done. The Rockets have max salary available and a lineup which could go deep into the playoffs.
6/27/2013 2:53:00 PM
Description: According to Chris Broussard of ESPN, Dwight Howard is unlikely to re-sign with the Lakers.
Insight: The Mavericks and Rockets are the two favorites to sign Howard. The Lakers have hung a banner outside the Staples Center that says "STAY" next to a photo of Howard, but it sounds like firing Mike D'Antoni might be the only way to get him to re-sign. The center reportedly doesn't care for D'Antoni's offensive system.
5/19/2013 10:00:00 PM
Description: Ken Berger from CBS Sports doesn't think it's a given that Dwight Howard will re-sign with the Lakers this offseason.
Insight: Dallas and Houston are two other possible landing spots for the All-Star big man. Despite being plagued by back and shoulder issues, Howard still managed to lead the league in rebounding for the second year in a row (12.4 rpg).
5/1/2013 9:33:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles center Dwight Howard won't require surgery on his injured shoulder this offseason. SOURCE: Lakers on Twitter
Insight: Howard played better down the stretch but it was still a disappointing season for the 27-year-old. Howard's free agency should be one of the biggest storylines of the offseason.
4/28/2013 9:28:00 PM
Description: Lakers center Dwight Howard was ejected from Sunday's Game 4 against the Spurs in the third quarter after picking up his second technical. San Antonio beat the Lakers by 21 points to sweep the series.
Insight: It's a fitting end to a nightmare season in Los Angeles. Howard will be an unrestricted free agent this summer.
4/26/2013 7:58:00 PM
Description: Lakers center Dwight Howard acknowledged that his right shoulder is still bothering him. SOURCE: Los Angeles Daily News
Insight: He sure isn't playing like it. In two playoff games, Howard has averaged 18.0 ppg, 12.0 rpg and 3.0 bpg. With Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash out, Howard and Pau Gasol are going to need to step up big for the purple and gold.
4/21/2013 6:21:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles center Dwight Howard shot a crisp 8-of-12 from the field and finished with 20 points Sunday in a series opening loss to the Spurs.
Insight: Howard, always a force on the glass, also came down with 15 rebounds. As usual, it was an adventure at the free throw line (4-of-8) but overall, Howard did everything he could to keep the Lakers competitive Sunday against a well-rested San Antonio squad. Game 2 is on Wednesday night.
4/18/2013 11:35:00 AM
Description: Lakers big man Dwight Howard led the NBA in rebounding this season (12.4 rpg).
Insight: It's the fifth time Howard has been able to accomplish this. Howard's 12.4 rpg average this season was his lowest since 2006-07 (12.3 rpg). The last time a player led the league in rebounding without averaging at least 13 per game was also in 2006-07. Minnesota's Kevin Garnett led the league in boards that season (12.8 rpg).
4/18/2013 9:29:00 AM
Description: L.A. center Dwight Howard came through with a big effort Wednesday night against the Rockets (16 points, 18 rebounds, four blocks).
Insight: Most of those blocks came during the extra period including one particularly memorable swat on James Harden with less than a minute to go. Howard (17.1 ppg, 12.4 rpg) played smothering defense all night for the Lakers, who have now won eight of their last nine games. D12 will be a difficult assignment for Tim Duncan in the low post during the first round of the Western Conference playoffs.
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