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Dwight Howard

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StatusNote - FT% category killer  Note - FT% category killer
Age29
Draft2004 (Pick 1)
Projection Updated1/17/2015
Injured - Projected Return Date 2/20/2015
1/28/2015 10:54 PM
Injured Right knee edema Open link
Howard underwent an MRI on Wednesday which revealed edema, or fluid buildup, in his right knee. The Rockets say that he'll get a second opinion and be evaluated further in the coming days, and his time off could be measured in weeks and not days, with a more specific timeline expected to be announced soon. This news is particularly concerning given that it's the same knee that has been giving him problems off-and-on since early November. Howard won't travel with the team for its upcoming back-to-back on Friday and Saturday, and Donatas Motiejunas, Josh Smith, Terrence Jones, and Joey Dorsey will see the frontcourt minutes for the Rockets for however long he remains sidelined.
1/28/2015 6:37 PM
Out Sprained right ankle Open link
Howard has officially been ruled out for Wednesday vs. the Mavs, as expected, due to a sprained right ankle. He sat out on Sunday with the injury, which he suffered late in the first quarter of Friday's win during a rebound attempt. Joey Dorsey, Donatas Motiejunas, and Terrence Jones (nerve, active) will continue to see additional run in the frontcourt with Howard out again.
1/28/2015 5:19 PM
Out Sprained right ankle Open link
Coach Kevin McHale said he'd be "shocked" if Howard was able to play on Wednesday vs. the Mavs as he continues to deal with a sprained right ankle. He sat out on Sunday with the injury, which he suffered late in the first quarter of Friday's win during a rebound attempt. Joey Dorsey, Donatas Motiejunas, and Terrence Jones (nerve, active) will see additional run in the frontcourt with Howard out again.
1/27/2015 4:01 PM
Questionable Sprained right ankle Open link
Howard tweaked his sprained right ankle in practice on Tuesday and is considered a game-time decision in advance of Wednesday's contest vs. the Mavericks. "It wasn’t as bad as when it happened, but I had to sit out of practice, so we’ll see how it feels [Wednesday]," Howard said. "Hopefully I can play, but if not, we still have a great chance to win the game." He sat out on Sunday with the injury, which he suffered late in the first quarter of Friday's win during a rebound attempt. Joey Dorsey and Donatas Motiejunas would continue to see additional run at center if Howard is required to miss any more time.
1/25/2015 6:59 PM
Out Sprained right ankle Open link
Howard has been ruled out for Sunday's game vs. the Lakers, as expected. He was considered doubtful heading in due to a sprained right ankle injury, which he suffered late in the first quarter of Friday's win during a rebound attempt. Howard sounded confident about being able to return on Wednesday, saying "I'll be fine." Joey Dorsey and Donatas Motiejunas will see extended run at center on Sunday with Howard ruled out.
1/25/2015 1:17 PM
Doubtful Sprained right ankle Open link
Howard didn't participate in shootaround and coach Kevin McHale said he's "not real hopeful" that he will play on Sunday vs. the Lakers. We're considering him highly doubtful. Howard sounded confident about being able to return on Wednesday, saying "I'll be fine." He suffered a sprained right ankle late in the first quarter of Friday's win during a rebound attempt and did not return. Joey Dorsey and Donatas Motiejunas will see extended run at center on Sunday with Howard now unlikely to play.
1/24/2015 4:20 PM
Questionable Sprained right ankle Open link
Howard is considered questionable in advance of Sunday's game vs. the Lakers due to a sprained right ankle. He suffered the sprain late in the first quarter during a rebound attempts and did not return. Coach Kevin McHale said Friday that he wasn't sure whether Howard would have to miss any time, though Howard did say he was already feeling better. Joey Dorsey and Donatas Motiejunas would see extended run at center if Howard had to miss any time.
1/23/2015 10:51 PM
Questionable Sprained right ankle Open link
Howard was briefly in a walking boot (he later took it off) following Friday's win after spraining his right ankle during a rebound attempt late in the first quarter. He was seen limping to the locker room, and his being ruled out almost right away meant the sprain must have been pretty bad initially. Coach Kevin McHale said that he wasn't sure whether Howard would have to miss any time, though Howard did say he's already feeling better. We'll consider him questionable for now in advance of Sunday's game vs. the Lakers. Joey Dorsey and Donatas Motiejunas would see extended run at center if Howard was sidelined.
1/23/2015 8:31 PM
Out Sprained right ankle Open link
Howard won't return to Friday's game after rolling his right ankle during a rebound attempt late in the first quarter. He was seen limping to the locker room, and his being ruled out almost right away means the sprain must have been pretty bad. Joey Dorsey and Donatas Motiejunas will see additional run at center the rest of the way in Howard's place.
1/21/2015 9:10 PM
Active Strained right knee Open link
Howard is active an in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game vs. the Warriors, as expected. He said Tuesday that he is still having problems and dealing with pain related to his strained right knee, which has been an issue for most of the season. "I am getting there,” Howard said of his knee injury. “Each day is different but I just try to play as hard as I can for as long as I can. I want to make sure that come playoff time, I will be 100 percent. Right now, I want to give my team everything I have." It doesn't appear that Howard is in any immediate danger of missing more time due to the strain, but we'll continue to keep an eye on it as it may continue to limit his effectiveness while on the court.
1/20/2015 5:23 PM
Probable Strained right knee Open link
Howard is listed as probable in advance of Wednesday's game vs. the Warriors. He said he is still having problems and dealing with pain related to his strained right knee, which has been an issue for most of the season. "I am getting there,” Howard said of his knee injury. “Each day is different but I just try to play as hard as I can for as long as I can. I want to make sure that come playoff time, I will be 100 percent. Right now, I want to give my team everything I have." It doesn't appear that Howard is in any immediate danger of missing more time due to the strain, but we'll continue to keep an eye on it as it may continue to limit his effectiveness while on the court.
1/17/2015 6:56 PM
Active Strained right knee Open link
Howard will start on Saturday vs. the Warriors after being listed as probable heading in due to his strained right knee. He was listed as probable for Tuesday's win over the Nets as well, and ended up playing 28-plus minutes.
1/17/2015 4:09 PM
Probable Strained right knee Open link
The Rockets are listing Howard as probable for Saturday's game vs. the Warriors, though it's almost certainly just a procedural move and he is expected to be in the starting lineup, as usual. He was listed as probable for Tuesday's win over the Nets due to his strained right knee as well, and ended up playing 28-plus minutes.
1/11/2015 11:54 AM
Probable Strained right knee Open link
The Rockets are listing Howard as probable for Monday's game vs. the Nets, though it's almost certainly just a procedural move and he is expected to be in the starting lineup, as usual. He was listed as probable for Saturday's game due to his strained right knee as well, and ended up playing 37 minutes in the 15-point win over the Jazz.
1/10/2015 10:37 AM
Probable Strained right knee Open link
The Rockets are listing Howard as probable for Saturday's game vs. the Jazz, though it's likely just a procedural move and it'd be surprising if he doesn't play. He was listed as probable back on Dec. 26 due to his strained right knee as well, and didn't end up missing any time as he started and played 29-plus minutes. Teammate Alexey Shved (ankle) is considered probable.
12/25/2014 11:18 AM
Probable Strained right knee Open link
The Rockets are listing Howard as probable in advance of Friday's game vs. the Grizzlies, but it's likely just a procedural move and he's expected to play. Howard had been listed as probable for most of the Rockets' games since returning from an 11-game absence due to his strained right knee, and he also dealt with some right shoulder soreness after taking a hit during last Thursday's loss to the Pelicans. Teammate James Harden (hamstring) is also listed as probable for Friday's game and expected to play.
12/22/2014 5:19 PM
Active Right shoulder strain Open link
Howard will be active for Monday's game vs. the Blazers, as expected. He had been considered probable heading in with a right shoulder strain. Coach Kevin McHale did say pre-game that Howard's knee is "a bit troublesome" and his minutes could be limited if he appears to be laboring during the game, with the Rockets then having three off days following Monday's contest.
12/21/2014 1:48 PM
Probable Right shoulder strain Open link
Howard is considered probable in advance of Monday's game vs. the Raptors with a right shoulder strain. He played 42 minutes on Saturday without any issues, and is unlikely to have to miss any time. Howard suffered the strain during Thursday's loss after getting hit hard, and was seen with his shoulder iced afterwards as he was in a bit of pain.
12/20/2014 6:57 PM
Active Sore right shoulder Open link
Howard will play on Saturday vs. the Hawks, as expected. He got hit hard during Thursday's loss, and was seen with his right shoulder iced afterwards as he was in a bit of pain and dealing with some soreness. Howard didn't think it was anything major at the time, and that appears to be the case as he won't have to miss any time because of it.
12/20/2014 10:50 AM
Probable Sore right shoulder Open link
Howard is considered probable for Saturday's game vs. the Hawks due to a sore right shoulder. He got hit hard during Thursday's loss, and was seen with it iced afterwards as he was in a bit of pain. Howard didn't think it was anything major, though it's worth noting this is the same shoulder where he tore his labrum back on Jan. 2013. We'll continue to keep an eye on his status, but it doesn't look like this will cost him any time.
12/18/2014 6:12 PM
Active Right knee strain Open link
Howard will play on Thursday vs. the Nuggets, which is a promising sign with regards to his right knee strain given he's able to play on it in the second leg of a back-to-back. The knee issue kept him out for 11 games prior to his return to the lineup last Friday, and remains one that we'll continue to have to keep an eye on moving forward. Howard underwent platelet-rich plasma therapy on Nov. 20 to start the process to return from his knee injury, but said the wear on the cartilage in his knee over the years made the recovery difficult. "The problem was my cartilage was wearing down and has been wearing down because I’ve been playing basketball for a very long time," Howard said. "When you had the bone rubbing on bone, it brings a lot of pain."
12/18/2014 5:35 PM
Questionable Right knee strain Open link
Howard is listed as questionable for Thursday's contest vs. the Nuggets due to soreness related to his right knee strain. It's the same issue that had kept him out for 11 games prior to his return to the lineup last Friday, though he played on it (and well) in Wednesday's overtime win. Howard underwent platelet-rich plasma therapy on Nov. 20 to start the process to return from his knee injury, but said the wear on the cartilage in his knee over the years made the recovery difficult. "The problem was my cartilage was wearing down and has been wearing down because I’ve been playing basketball for a very long time," Howard said. "When you had the bone rubbing on bone, it brings a lot of pain." Tarik Black and Joey Dorsey would see extended run at center should Howard have to miss any more time.
12/17/2014 8:38 PM
Active Right knee strain Open link
Howard will be active vs. the Nuggets on Wednesday after testing his knee in warmups with no issues. It's a bit of a concern that he's already having issues with that right knee strain, which kept him out for 11 games prior to his return to the lineup last Friday. Howard didn't seem too concerned though. "They said the recovery process would be a little slow since this is my first couple games coming back." He underwent platelet-rich plasma therapy on Nov. 20 to start the process to return from his knee injury, but said the wear on the cartilage in his knee over the years made the recovery difficult. "The problem was my cartilage was wearing down and has been wearing down because I’ve been playing basketball for a very long time," Howard said. "When you had the bone rubbing on bone, it brings a lot of pain."
12/16/2014 1:47 PM
Questionable Right knee strain Open link
Howard is listed as questionable for Wednesday's contest vs. the Nuggets with a right knee strain. It's the same issue that had kept him out for 11 games prior to his return to the lineup last Friday, and it's obviously concerning that he's possibly having some issues with it after just one game back. Howard underwent platelet-rich plasma therapy on Nov. 20 to start the process to return from his knee injury, but said the wear on the cartilage in his knee over the years made the recovery difficult. "The problem was my cartilage was wearing down and has been wearing down because I’ve been playing basketball for a very long time," Howard said. "When you had the bone rubbing on bone, it brings a lot of pain." We'll continue to update his status as needed. Tarik Black and Joey Dorsey would see extended run at center should Howard have to miss any more time.
12/13/2014 3:28 PM
Active Strained right knee Open link
Howard will return to the lineup on Friday vs. the Nuggets, as expected, after missing the past 11 games due to his right knee strain. He's been targeting Saturday since participating in most of the team's practice on Tuesday, has had no setbacks during his workouts throughout the week, and doesn't expect to be limited much from the outset, although coach Kevin McHale plans to only give him 20-to-24 minutes in his return. "I should be fine," Howard said Saturday. "I’ve been working out twice a day with the team and once after everybody leaves to do whatever I can to get into some game shape. We’ll see how I feel tonight." He underwent platelet-rich plasma therapy on Nov. 20 to start the process to return from his knee injury, but said the wear on the cartilage in his knee over the years made the recovery difficult. "The problem was my cartilage was wearing down and has been wearing down because I’ve been playing basketball for a very long time," Howard said. "When you had the bone rubbing on bone, it brings a lot of pain." Howard's return will take back minutes in the frontcourt from Tarik Black, Joey Dorsey, and Donatas Motiejunas.
12/13/2014 10:49 AM
Probable Strained right knee Open link
Howard has been upgraded to probable for Saturday's game vs. the Nuggets after morning shootaround. He has missed the past 11 games due to his right knee strain, and has been targeting Saturday since participating in most of the team's practice on Tuesday. Howard had no setbacks during his workouts throughout the week, and doesn't expect to be limited much from the outset. "I should be fine," Howard said Saturday. "I’ve been working out twice a day with the team and once after everybody leaves to do whatever I can to get into some game shape. We’ll see how I feel tonight." He underwent platelet-rich plasma therapy on Nov. 20 to start the process to return from his knee injury, but said the wear on the cartilage in his knee over the years made the recovery difficult. "The problem was my cartilage was wearing down and has been wearing down because I’ve been playing basketball for a very long time," Howard said. "When you had the bone rubbing on bone, it brings a lot of pain." Howard's return will take back minutes in the frontcourt from Tarik Black, Joey Dorsey, and Donatas Motiejunas.
12/12/2014 1:14 PM
Doubtful Strained right knee Open link
Howard continues to officially be listed as doubtful for Saturday's game vs. the Nuggets, with a final determination of his status to come after morning shootaround. Most indications are that he will return, but there was no opportunity to update his status on Friday with the team having no practice due to it being a travel day. Howard participated in most of the team's practice on Tuesday but was held out of the team's Wednesday/Thursday back-to-back, with Howard saying that he would "hopefully try to play Saturday." He underwent platelet-rich plasma therapy on Nov. 20 to start the process to return, but said the wear on the cartilage in his knee over the years has made recovery difficult. "The problem was my cartilage was wearing down and has been wearing down because I’ve been playing basketball for a very long time," Howard said. "When you had the bone rubbing on bone, it brings a lot of pain." Howard's eventual return will take back minutes in the frontcourt from Tarik Black, Joey Dorsey, and Donatas Motiejunas.
12/10/2014 1:27 PM
Injured Strained right knee Open link
Howard will sit out both legs of the Rockets' upcoming back-to-back on Wednesday and Thursday. He said he hopes to return to the lineup for Saturday's game vs. the Nuggets. Howard participated in most of the team's practice on Tuesday as he continues to recover from a strained right knee that has kept him out for three weeks. He underwent platelet-rich plasma therapy on Nov. 20 to start the process to return, but said the wear on the cartilage in his knee over the years has made recovery difficult. "The problem was my cartilage was wearing down and has been wearing down because I’ve been playing basketball for a very long time," Howard said. "When you had the bone rubbing on bone, it brings a lot of pain." Tarik Black, Joey Dorsey, and Donatas Motiejunas will continue to see extended run in the frontcourt for at least two more games while he is sidelined.
12/9/2014 1:28 PM
Doubtful Strained right knee Open link
Howard participated in most of the Rockets' Tuesday practice, a very positive development given the pessimism regarding his availability over the past few days. He remains listed as doubtful for Wednesday's game vs. the Warriors, however, with coach Kevin McHale saying that they'll wait to see how he responds to the increased activity before considering any adjustments to his status. McHale had said on Saturday that Howard "won't be back any time soon," but today's news does renew hope that he's not so far away after all. The Rockets may not look to push him back into action immediately, given the Wednesday/Thursday back-to-back, but a decision either way won't come before Wednesday. Howard's eventual return will take back minutes from Tarik Black, Joey Dorsey, and Donatas Motiejunas in the frontcourt.
12/8/2014 1:45 PM
Injured Strained right knee Open link
Howard is doubtful for Wednesday's contest vs. the Warriors, but given coach Kevin McHale's recent comments, it seems highly improbable that he'll be able to play. McHale said on Saturday that Howard "won't be back any time soon." He had previously said that he hoped Howard, who has been out since Nov. 19 with a strained right knee, could be back in time for the Rockets' upcoming road back-to-back on Wednesday and Thursday, but that doesn't appear to be the case anymore. Howard has missed the past nine games due to the knee injury and remains without a definitive timetable for a return. He was said to be making progress - getting sprints in after practice and not experiencing any pain when jumping off his right leg - but doesn't appear particularly close to a return to game action at this point. Tarik Black, Donatas Motiejunas (who's starting at power forward in place of Terrence Jones), and Joey Dorsey will continue to see extended run in the frontcourt for however long Howard remains out.
12/7/2014 1:49 PM
Injured Strained right knee Open link
Coach Kevin McHale said on Saturday that Howard "won't be back any time soon." He had previously said that he hoped Howard, who has been out since Nov. 19 with a strained right knee, could be back in time for the Rockets' upcoming road back-to-back on Wednesday and Thursday, but that doesn't appear to be the case anymore. Howard has missed the past nine games due to the knee injury and remains without a definitive timetable for a return. He was said to be making progress - getting sprints in after practice and not experiencing any pain when jumping off his right leg - but doesn't appear particularly close to a return to game action at this point. Tarik Black, Donatas Motiejunas (who's starting at power forward in place of Terrence Jones), and Joey Dorsey will continue to see extended run in the frontcourt for however long Howard remains out.
12/3/2014 5:19 PM
Injured Strained right knee Open link
Coach Kevin McHale said Wednesday that the Rockets "probably won't have Dwight through the weekend," meaning he's out Wednesday and not expected to be available for the Friday/Saturday back-to-back. He didn't practice on Tuesday, but did some drills afterwards followed by sprints. He said he has been running on the court for the past two days - the first time since he went out - and more importantly, hasn't had pain when jumping off his right leg. Howard said he wants to play now, but knows it isn't smart to rush back. Wednesday will mark his seventh straight missed game as he continues to deal with a strained right knee. Tarik Black, Kostas Papanikolaou, Donatas Motiejunas (who's starting at power forward in place of Terrence Jones), and Joey Dorsey will continue to see extended run in the frontcourt for however long Howard remains out.
12/1/2014 1:43 PM
Doubtful Strained right knee Open link
Howard sat out practice Monday and is considered doubtful in advance of Wednesday's contest vs. the Grizzlies. He has missed the past six games as he continues to deal with a strained right knee. On his current status, Howard recently said, "I'm trying to get my leg right. It's fine when I jump off two feet, but once I try off the one foot, still a lot of pain." He continues to be listed as day-to-day, but remains without a timetable for return and at this point it's certainly possible that he could miss another week or more. Tarik Black, Kostas Papanikolaou, Donatas Motiejunas (who's starting at power forward in place of Terrence Jones), and Joey Dorsey will continue to see extended run in the frontcourt for however long Howard remains out.
11/29/2014 6:08 PM
Injured Strained right knee Open link
Howard has been ruled out of Saturday's contest vs. the Bucks, as expected. It will mark his sixth straight missed game as he continues to deal with a strained right knee. On his current status, Howard said, "I'm trying to get my leg right. It's fine when I jump off two feet, but once I try off the one foot, still a lot of pain."He continues to be listed as day-to-day, but it's certainly possible that he misses another week or more. Tarik Black, Kostas Papanikolaou, Donatas Motiejunas (who's starting at power forward in place of Terrence Jones), and Joey Dorsey will continue to see extended run in the frontcourt for however long Howard remains out.
11/28/2014 9:49 PM
Doubtful Strained right knee Open link
Howard will travel with the team to Milwaukee, but is considered doubtful for Saturday's contest vs. the Bucks. It will mark his sixth straight missed game as he continues to deal with a strained right knee. Howard himself said earlier in the week that he was "not sure" when he'd be back in the lineup, although he continues to be listed as day-to-day. Tarik Black, Kostas Papanikolaou, Donatas Motiejunas (who's starting at power forward in place of Terrence Jones), and Joey Dorsey will continue to see extended run in the frontcourt for however long Howard remains out.
11/28/2014 5:24 PM
Out Strained right knee Open link
Howard has been ruled out for a fifth straight game on Friday, as expected, after being listed as doubtful throughout the day. Coach Kevin McHale said previously that he didn't expect him to play, and added that he likely wants Howard to get a practice in before he returns, which makes him unlikely to play on Saturday, as well. Howard himself said earlier in the week that he was "not sure" when he'd be back in the lineup, although he continues to be listed as day-to-day. Tarik Black, Kostas Papanikolaou, Donatas Motiejunas (who's starting at power forward in place of Terrence Jones), and Joey Dorsey will continue to see extended run in the frontcourt for however long Howard remains out.
11/26/2014 5:21 PM
Injured Strained right knee Open link
Howard has been ruled out for his fourth straight game on Wednesday vs. the Kings as he continues to deal with a strained right knee, and coach Kevin McHale said he doesn't expect him to play Friday either. McHale said he likely wants Howard to get a practice in before he returns. said earlier that he was "not sure" when he'd be back in the lineup and is still listed as day-to-day. Tarik Black, Kostas Papanikolaou, Donatas Motiejunas (who's starting at power forward in place of Terrence Jones), and Joey Dorsey will continue to see extended run in the frontcourt for however long Howard remains out.
11/26/2014 10:46 AM
Out Strained right knee Open link
Howard has been ruled out for his fourth straight game on Wednesday vs. the Kings as he continues to deal with a strained right knee. He said earlier that he was "not sure" when he'd be back in the lineup and is still listed as day-to-day. "We'll see how it feels," said Howard, and he added that he underwent platelet rich plasma therapy last Thursday to help expedite his return. Tarik Black, Kostas Papanikolaou, Donatas Motiejunas (who's starting at power forward in place of Terrence Jones), and Joey Dorsey will continue to see extended run in the frontcourt with Howard out again on Wednesday.
11/24/2014 10:36 AM
Out Strained right knee Open link
Howard has been ruled out for his third straight game on Monday vs. the Knicks as he continues to deal with a strained right knee. He said earlier that he was "not sure" when he'd be back in the lineup and is still listed as day-to-day. "We'll see how it feels," said Howard, and he added that he underwent platelet rich plasma therapy on Thursday to help expedite his return. Tarik Black, Kostas Papanikolaou and Donatas Motiejunas (who's starting at power forward in place of Terrence Jones) will continue to see heavy run in the frontcourt with Howard out again on Monday.
11/23/2014 1:29 PM
Questionable Strained right knee Open link
Howard sat out practice on Sunday and is considered questionable for Monday's game vs. the Knicks. He has sat out the last two games due to a strained right knee, and said he was "not sure" when he'll be back in the lineup for the Rockets as he continues to be listed as day-to-day. "We'll see how it feels," said Howard, and he added that he underwent platelet rich plasma therapy on Thursday to help expedite his return. Tarik Black, Kostas Papanikolaou and Donatas Motiejunas (who's starting at power forward in place of Terrence Jones) would continue to see heavy run in the frontcourt should Howard have to miss additional time.
11/22/2014 5:20 PM
Out Strained right knee Open link
Howard won't play on Saturday vs. the Mavericks, as expected. He sat out practice for a second consecutive day on Friday and said he was "not sure" when he'll be back in the lineup for the Rockets, although he's officially listed as day-to-day. "We'll see how it feels," said Howard, and he added that he underwent platelet rich plasma therapy on Thursday to help expedite his return. Tarik Black, Kostas Papanikolaou and Donatas Motiejunas (who's starting at power forward in place of Terrence Jones) will continue to see heavy run in the frontcourt for as long as Howard remains sidelined.
11/21/2014 2:09 PM
Doubtful Strained right knee Open link
Howard sat out Rockets practice for a second consective day and said he's "not sure" when he'll be back in the lineup for the Rockets. He looks highly doubtful for Saturday vs. the Mavericks, and his absence could extend into next week, depending on his recovery from the right knee strain. "We'll see how it feels [on Saturday]," said Howard, and he added that he underwent platelet rich plasma therapy on Thursday to help expedite his return. Tarik Black, Kostas Papanikolaou and Donatas Motiejunas (who's starting at power forward in place of Terrence Jones) will continue to see heavy run in the frontcourt for as long as Howard remains sidelined.
11/19/2014 11:38 PM
Questionable Strained right knee Open link
Howard was a late scratch for Wednesday's loss vs. the Lakers due to a strained right knee. He appeared to have tweaked it during Monday's loss and was seen limping in the locker room afterwards. Coach Kevin McHale said after Wednesday's game that he had no updates on the severity of Howard's injury and had "no idea" how long he might be out. The Rockets are off until Saturday, which will give Dwight a few extra days to rest up and get his knee right, but we're considering him questionable ahead of his upcoming matchup vs. the Mavs. Tarik Black, Kostas Papanikolaou and Donatas Motiejunas (who's starting at power forward in place of Terrence Jones) would once again heavy run in the frontcourt if Howard had to miss additional time.
11/19/2014 8:33 PM
Out Strained right knee Open link
Howard is a late scratch for Wednesday's game vs. the Lakers due to a strained right knee. He appeared to have tweaked it during Monday's loss and was seen limping in the locker room afterwards. Tarik Black will draw the start at center in Howard's place, with Kostas Papanikolaou and Donatas Motiejunas (who's starting at power forward in place of Terrence Jones) seeing heavy run in the frontcourt as well.
11/18/2014 6:41 PM
Active Police investigation Open link
Police have re-opened a child abuse investigation that involves Howard. Police in Florida looked into the incident in the fall but did not proceed with the investigation because of a lack of evidence. New information reportedly emerged in the past 48 hours that caused Georgia police to re-open the case, though officials did not release any details. Howard's attorney released the following statement: "Even though the allegations have already been found to have no merit, when a complaint about the welfare of a child is made to law enforcement, an investigation is commenced. We are confident the Georgia authorities will reach the same conclusion as the Florida authorities." We'll update this as news warrants.
11/10/2014 2:56 PM
Probable Flu-like symptoms Open link
Howard was a full participant in Monday's practice. He was a late scratch on Saturday due to flu-like symptoms, and appears to be on track to return to the lineup for Wednesday's game vs. the Wolves. We're upgrading Howard to probable for now as he has another off-day coming up to recover and get back to 100 percent. His likely return will push Tarik Black to a limited reserve role.
11/8/2014 6:38 PM
Out Flu-like symptoms Open link
Howard has been ruled out of Saturday's game due to flu-like symptoms. The Rockets were already without Patrick Beverley (hamstring) and Terrence Jones (nerve), so their depth will certainly be tested in this one. Tarik Black will get the start in Howard's place, with Donatas Motiejunas, Joey Dorsey, Clint Capela seeing extended run off the bench as well. Kostas Papanikolaou will start at power forward.
11/3/2014 5:17 PM
Active Sore right knee Open link
Howard is active and will start in Monday's game vs. the Sixers. He participated in shootaround but was considered a game-time decision heading in due to a sore right knee, an injury he suffered during the first quarter of Saturday's win after banging knees. Though he stayed in and played 33 minutes despite it, Howard said his knee swelled up immediately and bothered him throughout the game as he was in a bit of pain. The swelling has since gone down, and it appears he's made enough progress to play on Monday.
11/3/2014 11:05 AM
Questionable Sore right knee Open link
Howard participated in shootaround and is considered a game-time decision for Monday's contest vs. the Sixers. Backup Tarik Black (thigh) has already been ruled out, so the Rockets will be awfully thin at center should Howard not be able to go. He has been dealing with a sore right knee, and injury he suffered during the first quarter of Saturday's win after banging knees. Though he stayed in and played 33 minutes despite it, Howard said his knee swelled up immediately and bothered him throughout the game as he was in a bit of pain. The swelling has since gone down, though his status is still in question at this point. Donatas Motiejunas would see a huge bump in minutes should Howard miss any time.
11/2/2014 6:06 PM
Questionable Right knee Open link
Howard sat out Sunday's practice as he continues to deal with a right knee injury that could put his status into question for Monday's game. He banged knees during the first quarter of Saturday's win, and though he stayed in and played 33 minutes, he said his knee swelled up immediately and bothered him throughout the game as he was in a bit of pain. Howard's availability won't be determined until the day of Monday's contest, and it looks like he's headed for a game-time decision. Tarik Black (thigh) also sat out practice, so Donatas Motiejunas could see a huge bump in minutes should Howard (and Black) be forced to miss any time.
11/1/2014 11:09 PM
Questionable Right knee Open link
Howard banged knees in the first quarter of Saturday's win, and though he stayed in the game and played 33 minutes, it sounds like it could put his status for Monday's game into question. He said his knee swelled up immediately and bothered him throughout the game as he was in a bit of pain. Howard added that it's too early to tell if the knee injury will force him to miss any time. He'll likely be considered day-to-day as the Rockets have yet to put a timetable on his return. The good news is that it wasn't the same knee that he bumped a few weeks ago during the preseason, and also that he managed to stay in and play 33 minutes in spite of it. Tarik Black (thigh) and Donatas Motiejunas would see extended run should Howard be forced to miss any time.
10/24/2014 11:06 AM
Probable Lacerated forearm Open link
Howard will not be active for Friday's preseason finale due to a laceration on his forearm that required stitches, but Rockets trainers stated that this is not expected to affect his availability for the regular season opener. Tarik Black, Donatas Motiejunas, and Joey Dorsey will see the run at center for the Rockets as they wrap up the exhibition season.
10/19/2014 5:45 PM
Probable Sore left knee Open link
Howard will return to the starting lineup for Sunday's preseason game after sitting out the Rockets' last three exhibitions due to a sore left knee. His absence to this point has been purely precautionary, and he should have no restrictions heading into the season opener.
10/13/2014 10:02 PM
Questionable Sore left knee Open link
Coach Kevin McHale said Howard will sit out Tuesday's preseason game, with Joey Dorsey drawing another start in his place. Howard is continuing to rest his sore left knee, and his absence in these Rockets' exhibitions should be viewed as purely precautionary. This shouldn't affect his availability for the season opener.
10/11/2014 4:54 PM
Injured Sore left knee Open link
Coach Kevin McHale said Howard probably won't play until Tuesday as he continues to rest his sore left knee, adding that Howard's time off is just a precaution. "He is a little sore so we are just giving him some time," McHale said. This shouldn't affect Howard's availability for the season opener.
10/9/2014 6:04 PM
Injured Bruised knee Open link
Howard will miss Thursday's preseason game vs. the Grizzlies and likely miss "several more days" due to a bruised knee, sustained in a collision in practice on Wednesday. "Dwight bumped knees and is a little sore," said coach Kevin McHale said. "We’ll take (Friday) off and give him a couple days to try and get his knee right. It may take a little longer than that to get the swelling out of it." With Joey Dorsey (foot) also sidelined, Jeff Adrien will start at center on Thursday in Howard's stead.
Per Game
RankValueNameTeamgm/gp/g3/gr/ga/gs/gb/gfg%fga/gft%fta/gto/gpV3VrVaVsVbVfg%Vft%VtoV
156-0.31Projection 14-15HOUSubscribe now to view 2014-15 Projection.
RankValueNameTeamgm/gp/g3/gr/ga/gs/gb/gfg%fga/gft%fta/gto/gpV3VrVaVsVbVfg%Vft%VtoV
211-0.43NBA 14-15HOU3232.216.30.011.01.40.71.4.57511.0.5276.93.10.50-1.162.17-0.71-0.741.162.25-5.66-1.68
145-0.31Last WeekHOU18.55.01.03.01.00.00.01.0002.0.0000.00.0-1.86-0.02-1.00-0.89-2.19-1.121.980.002.35
273-0.65Last 2 WeeksHOU425.812.30.310.31.50.30.3.5817.8.5715.33.0-0.34-0.911.88-0.66-1.64-0.711.66-3.54-1.60
220-0.47Last MonthHOU1429.813.50.19.91.10.60.6.5569.5.5884.93.0-0.08-1.121.75-0.83-0.93-0.061.61-3.01-1.60
186-0.37Last 2 MonthsHOU2231.615.20.010.81.50.61.0.57610.2.5736.03.00.27-1.152.11-0.68-0.880.462.09-3.99-1.54
201-0.40Last 3 MonthsHOU3032.616.20.011.01.50.71.4.57311.0.5326.83.00.49-1.162.18-0.68-0.721.142.20-5.41-1.64
RankValueNameTeamgm/gp/g3/gr/ga/gs/gb/gfg%fga/gft%fta/gto/gpV3VrVaVsVbVfg%Vft%VtoV
124-0.21NBA 13-14HOU7133.818.30.012.21.80.81.8.59111.3.5479.03.20.79-1.232.50-0.58-0.392.112.48-5.79-1.78
229-0.50NBA 12-13LAL7635.817.10.012.41.41.12.4.57810.7.4929.53.00.73-1.122.74-0.840.133.062.38-10.07-1.46
610.01NBA 11-12ORL5438.320.60.014.51.91.52.1.57313.4.49110.63.21.51-1.193.42-0.541.172.592.87-7.86-1.86
290.20NBA 10-11ORL7837.622.90.014.11.41.42.4.59313.4.59611.73.61.79-1.183.27-0.750.972.973.28-6.26-2.31
Per 36
RankValueNameTeamgm/gp/363/36r/36a/36s/36b/36fg%fga/36ft%fta/36to/36pV3VrVaVsVbVfg%Vft%VtoV
271-0.60Projection 14-15HOUSubscribe now to view 2014-15 Projection.
RankValueNameTeamgm/gp/363/36r/36a/36s/36b/36fg%fga/36ft%fta/36to/36pV3VrVaVsVbVfg%Vft%VtoV
246-0.38NBA 14-15HOU3232.218.30.012.31.60.71.5.57512.3.5277.83.40.20-1.061.53-0.75-0.930.551.10-2.29-1.74
DNQ0.94Last WeekHOU18.521.24.212.74.20.00.01.0008.5.0000.00.00.792.531.660.39-2.19-1.023.90-0.042.46
249-0.55Last 2 WeeksHOU425.817.10.314.32.10.30.3.58110.8.5717.34.2-0.03-0.792.13-0.53-1.59-0.671.01-1.80-2.68
259-0.48Last MonthHOU1429.816.30.112.01.40.70.8.55611.5.5885.93.6-0.19-1.011.44-0.84-1.01-0.230.83-1.33-1.98
243-0.38Last 2 MonthsHOU2231.617.30.112.31.70.71.1.57611.6.5736.83.40.01-1.041.54-0.72-1.030.091.04-1.66-1.67
241-0.37Last 3 MonthsHOU3032.618.00.012.21.60.71.5.57312.2.5327.53.40.14-1.061.49-0.73-0.930.521.06-2.17-1.65
RankValueNameTeamgm/gp/363/36r/36a/36s/36b/36fg%fga/36ft%fta/36to/36pV3VrVaVsVbVfg%Vft%VtoV
266-0.42NBA 13-14HOU7133.819.50.013.02.00.91.9.59112.0.5479.63.40.66-1.061.84-0.60-0.501.261.96-5.64-1.74
296-0.77NBA 12-13LAL7635.817.10.012.51.41.12.5.57810.8.4929.53.00.21-1.240.77-1.02-0.431.861.78-7.80-1.10
294-0.51NBA 11-12ORL5438.319.40.013.71.81.42.0.57312.6.4919.93.00.87-1.052.05-0.660.230.911.92-7.72-1.16
63-0.01NBA 10-11ORL7837.621.90.013.51.31.32.3.59312.8.59611.23.41.50-1.032.17-0.830.181.822.55-4.35-2.11
Totals
RankValueNameTeamgminpts3rebaststlblkfg%fgaft%ftatopV3VrVaVsVbVfg%Vft%VtoV
201-0.42Projection 14-15HOUSubscribe now to view 2014-15 Projection.
RankValueNameTeamgminpts3rebaststlblkfg%fgaft%ftatopV3VrVaVsVbVfg%Vft%VtoV
236-0.55NBA 14-15HOU321029:035221351452144.575351.52722298-0.28-1.161.10-0.85-1.040.681.77-4.34-0.81
267-0.65Last WeekHOU18:295131001.0002.00000-2.06-0.73-1.40-1.19-1.57-0.870.340.001.65
282-0.69Last 2 WeeksHOU4103:0049141611.58131.5712112-1.21-0.940.17-0.92-1.53-0.770.67-1.57-0.08
193-0.45Last MonthHOU14417:0518911391689.556133.5886842-0.12-1.091.47-0.86-0.95-0.071.28-2.25-1.41
194-0.45Last 2 MonthsHOU22694:243341238321321.576224.57313165-0.46-1.161.15-0.81-1.140.151.55-2.57-0.74
225-0.53Last 3 MonthsHOU30976:354871330442041.573330.53220391-0.38-1.140.99-0.83-1.040.611.70-4.00-0.70
RankValueNameTeamgminpts3rebaststlblkfg%fgaft%ftatopV3VrVaVsVbVfg%Vft%VtoV
117-0.21NBA 13-14HOU712396:261,297286613160128.591800.5476382290.64-1.152.22-0.61-0.451.982.52-5.36-1.66
107-0.16NBA 12-13LAL762721:491,296194510884186.578813.4927212250.80-1.072.76-0.750.193.072.35-7.26-1.55
86-0.10NBA 11-12ORL542069:391,113078510481116.573726.4915721751.10-1.202.89-0.570.932.182.66-7.35-1.51
280.26NBA 10-11ORL782933:001,78401,099108107186.5931,044.5969162791.88-1.213.52-0.711.123.243.51-6.50-2.51