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Dwight Howard

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EligibleC
Ease PositionC
StatusNote - FT% category killer  Note - FT% category killer
Age28
Draft2004 (Pick 1)
Projection Updated11/12/2014
Today 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.
Yesterday 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
94-0.09Projection 14-15HOUSubscribe now to view 2014-15 Projection.
RankValueNameTeamgm/gp/g3/gr/ga/gs/gb/gfg%fga/gft%fta/gto/gpV3VrVaVsVbVfg%Vft%VtoV
190-0.40NBA 14-15HOU1033.518.80.011.31.30.82.3.57512.7.4629.13.31.03-1.182.28-0.74-0.352.492.11-7.33-1.94
217-0.47Last WeekHOU128.415.00.09.02.00.00.0.54511.0.7504.04.00.28-1.031.38-0.38-1.37-0.930.60-0.40-2.40
298-0.72Last 2 WeeksHOU435.617.50.011.01.30.53.0.50913.8.4128.53.50.77-1.142.24-0.75-0.853.780.50-8.93-2.14
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
360-0.50Projection 14-15HOUSubscribe now to view 2014-15 Projection.
RankValueNameTeamgm/gp/363/36r/36a/36s/36b/36fg%fga/36ft%fta/36to/36pV3VrVaVsVbVfg%Vft%VtoV
221-0.41NBA 14-15HOU1033.520.20.012.21.40.92.5.57513.7.4629.83.50.55-0.851.43-0.76-0.481.310.85-4.18-1.53
225-0.50Last WeekHOU128.419.00.011.42.50.00.0.54513.9.7505.15.10.17-0.830.73-0.22-0.87-0.670.30-0.37-2.77
263-0.68Last 2 WeeksHOU435.617.70.011.11.30.53.0.50913.9.4128.63.50.08-0.861.06-0.66-0.681.690.16-5.04-1.87
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
81-0.05Projection 14-15HOUSubscribe now to view 2014-15 Projection.
RankValueNameTeamgminpts3rebaststlblkfg%fgaft%ftatopV3VrVaVsVbVfg%Vft%VtoV
285-0.72NBA 14-15HOU10334:39188011313823.575127.46291330.29-1.201.41-0.89-0.622.051.76-8.19-1.13
294-0.73Last WeekHOU128:261509200.54511.75044-1.63-1.20-0.88-0.94-1.42-0.890.23-0.150.36
306-0.79Last 2 WeeksHOU4142:29700445212.50955.4123414-0.50-1.130.56-0.96-1.222.150.35-5.77-0.61
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