Dwight Howard RUMORS & NEWS

  • Rockets’ Dwight Howard might not be done sitting out games

    Houston Chronicle "Rockets center Dwight Howard is scheduled to play both games of the Rockets’ road back-to-back against the Knicks and Pistons for the first time this season, but might not be through sitting out games. With the Rockets playing five games this week, Howard is expected to be held out of one of..." November 29

  • Dwight Howard ready to play in back-to-backs for first time this season

    CBS Sports "Dwight Howard has been taking it easy this season. The Houston Rockets center has played in just nine of the Rockets' 14 games this season, missing all of their back-to-backs for "rest" purposes. But with Houston sitting at 5-9 with its defense a flaming disaster, and Howard responding well to the..." November 25

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Dwight Howard said will be permitted to play both games in upcoming back-to-back.

  • Report: Rockets to test to see if Dwight Howard can play back-to-backs

    Pro Basketball Talk "Since Bernie Bickerstaff took over the Houston Rockets they have one overtime win and two losses — but they are losing by less, so that’s improvement, right? One thing that might help is more Dwight Howard, the Rockets’ defense is 1.9 points per 100 possessions better this season when he is on..." November 23

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Bickerstaff said Dwight Howard is scheduled to be evaluated this week in hopes he will be cleared to play back-to-backs.

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    Calvin Watkins @calvinwatkins

    Dwight Howard said he'll play tonight at Denver. But won't play Saturday vs Dallas.

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Dwight Howard sitting out tonight. Will play tomorrow in LA.

  • Dwight Howard to sit out vs. Kings on Friday

    Houston Chronicle "The Rockets’ hopes that Dwight Howard would be available to play both games of their road trip back-to-back ended before Friday’s morning shootaround began. Howard was ruled out for Friday’s game at the Sacramento Kings while the Rockets continue to manage his workload in back-to-back games. He..." November 06

  • Rockets’ Dwight Howard could play both ends of back-to-back this weekend

    Houston Chronicle "Rockets coach Kevin McHale said center Dwight Howard could play in both games of the team’s upcoming back-to-back. The Rockets will play the Kings in Sacramento on Friday and against the Clippers on Saturday in Los Angeles. McHale has been careful about Howard’s minutes after the center..." November 05

  • Dwight Howard's return to come in measured steps

    Houston Chronicle "With a fast break well on its way without him, Dwight Howard took a few steps toward the other end of the floor and grabbed a deep breath before beginning a sprint that had little chance of involving him in the play. That was not the point. Howard was back on the court Monday for just his..." November 04

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Dwight Howard out tonight for first game of back-to-back. Jones also out. Enter Chuck Hayes.

  • Dwight Howard says he feels “great”

    Houston Chronicle "Dwight Howard has not played in more than three weeks, but there are no concerns about his readiness now that he has sat out his one-game suspension for post-season flagrant fouls. After going out Oct. 6 because of back tightness, Howard said he “feels great.” “I’ve had some really good days of..." October 30

  • Dwight Howard says he will be ready for regular season

    Houston Chronicle "After two weeks forced to watch the Rockets play and practice without him, Dwight Howard took the court on Wednesday. He did not stay on the floor when the full practice began, but ran through a few on-court drills, took a little contact and declared himself close to returning to full..." October 21

  • Dwight Howard getting closer to return to court for Rockets

    Houston Chronicle "With Dwight Howard increasing his workload on Tuesday, Rockets coach Kevin McHale seemed more optimistic that Howard would join practices for the first time since Oct. 5. Howard has been listed as day-to-day since Oct. 7. “I hope he’s getting closer,” McHale said. “I realized yesterday we’ve..." October 21

  • Ex-Magic CEO: Howard compared himself to Jordan, Ali, Mandela

    CBS Sports "Years ago, Dwight Howard apparently said something silly. Former Orlando Magic CEO Bob Vander Weide told the Orlando Sentinel's George Diaz that, before Howard was traded to the Houston Rockets, the superstar compared himself to Michael Jordan, Muhammad Ali and Nelson Mandela. "When he told me..." October 19

  • Dwight Howard played through torn MCL and meniscus in playoffs

    Pro Basketball Talk "Dwight Howard hasn’t exactly been healthy in recent years. He missed half of last season with various injuries, including a two-month stretch from January to March after undergoing a knee procedure. On Thursday, he told a Houston radio station that the knee problems continued after that, and he..." October 09

  • Dwight says he'll play 10 more years; not thinking about contract status

    The Score "At the Houston Rockets' training camp Wednesday, Dwight Howard got down to brass tacks - regarding his lack of retirement plans, though not free agency. "I got about a good 10 years left in me," he told media members in attendance. "I'm going to give everything I got for these 10, 11 years I..." October 01

  • Rockets to monitor Dwight Howard's minutes, coach Kevin McHale says

    ESPN "Houston Rockets coach Kevin McHale said Monday the team will monitor the workload of star center Dwight Howard this upcoming season. McHale said during the Rockets' media day session he doesn't have a specific plan for number of minutes played or whether Howard will participate in..." September 28

  • Dwight Howard -- Brings Loaded Gun to Airport ... Doesn't Get Arrested

    TMZ "Everyone knows you NEVER BRING A LOADED GUN TO AN AIRPORT ... everyone, except Dwight Howard apparently. TMZ Sports has learned the NBA superstar was stopped at George Bush Airport in Houston on August 28th ... when Dwight put his carry-on bag through the scanner, and a TSA agent noticed a..." September 02

  • Dwight Howard Leaves Adidas for Chinese shoe maker Peak

    SLAM Online "Houston Rockets center has left adidas and signed with Peak, according to the Chinese shoe maker. Howard, 29, had been a longtime Three Stripes endorser with multiple signature kicks under his belt. " September 02

  • Dwight Howard On James Harden Being The “Best Left-Handed Player Ever”

    Black Sports Online "There have been some really great and proficient lefties in the history of the NBA, but Dwight Howard says that his Rockets teammate, James Harden, tops them all. Dwight took to twitter on Monday, to get a consensus of who fans thought was the best lefty ever. Howard — based off his..." September 01

  • Rockets' Morey says he acquired Lawson to help Harden and Howard

    The Score "The Houston Rockets took the league by storm last season, winning 56 games mostly on the back of James Harden's MVP-worthy campaign. However, despite Harden and the Rockets' success, general manager Daryl Morey still felt the need to acquire help in the form of point guard Ty Lawson. Morey..." August 20

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    ESPN sources say Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard is planning to attend the upcoming Team USA minicamp in Las Vegas

  • Dwight Howard and Chris Paul to attend USAB camp said to be mandatory for 2016 team

    ESPN "Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard is the latest marquee name to commit to attend the upcoming USA Basketball minicamp, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com that Howard, who had to withdraw from the 2012 Olympic team to undergo back surgery, has told USA Basketball officials he..." August 01

  • Dwight Howard 8th Baby Mama IG Rant On Him Being Absentee Father

    Black Sports Online "Another one of Dwight Howard’s baby mamas has decided to take their problems to social media. This should be old by now, but since a new baby mama seems to surface quite freqently, we can never keep up. This time it’s the mother of his 2-year old son Dwight Howard III (nicknamed Trey) named..." July 08

  • Dwight Howard being sued by alleged baby mama for child support

    Larry Brown Sports "Dwight Howard has fathered multiple children by more than one woman, though we don’t know exactly how many children or how many women. What we do know is that one of the alleged mothers is suing him. Court documents obtained by TMZ show that a woman named Tiffany is suing Howard for child..." June 11

  • 1 of Dwight Howard 8 Baby Mamas Wants Paternity Test Over Child Support Dispute

    Black Sports Online "Most of Dwight Howard’s baby mamas stay silent on the fact they have his kids. Most people only know about Royce Reed when it fact, Dwight has seven more baby mamas that we can verify, maybe more. A lot of them have off the record child support deals, but it appears one of Howard’s baby mamas..." June 10

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    NBA Official @NBAOfficial

    HOU's D. Howard has common foul upgraded to Flagrant 1 (WCF Game 5, 3:35/qtr 4), suspended one game to open 2015-16 regular season.

  • Dwight Howard: 'No matter how the season ends, I'm still a champion'

    CBS Sports "Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard appeared miserable when he sat down at the podium following their 104-90 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday. That's understandable, as his team had just been eliminated from the playoffs in five games in the Western Conference finals. Howard gave..." May 28

  • Howard avoids Game 5 suspension after review

    ESPN "After review, the NBA elected not to suspend Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard for Game 5 of the Western Conference finals, the league announced Tuesday. League officials deemed that Howard's blow to Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut did not rise to the standard that would trigger an..." May 27

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    Ken Berger @KBergCBS

    Dwight Howard's flagrant-1 stands as called, NBA has ruled. No upgrade, and thus Howard will not be suspended for Game 5.

  • Rockets' Dwight Howard, fans wait out storm into early hours

    ESPN "Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard had no idea how prophetic he'd be. Moments after the Rockets had avoided being swept in Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinals with a 128-115 victory over the Golden State Warriors, Howard summed up the evening in six words. "We don't want to go..." May 26

  • Dwight Howard on Rockets’ Game 3 effort: “I saw quit from everybody in the arena”

    Pro Basketball Talk "On Saturday night, the Rockets were embarrassed on their home court, losing 115-80 to the Warriors and falling to a 3-0 deficit, on the brink of elimination in the Western Conference Finals. Houston will be going home for the summer with one more loss, and at practice on Sunday, Dwight Howard..." May 25

  • Rockets' Howard probable to play in Game 3, says knee is 'feeling better'

    The Score "Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard will reportedly be good to go when his team hosts the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals on Saturday night. The eight-time NBA All-Star sprained his left knee in Game 1 after colliding with teammate Josh Smith." May 24

  • Rockets’ Dwight Howard listed as probable for Game 3

    Houston Chronicle "Dwight Howard is officially listed as probable for Game 3, the team announced Friday. Howard, who hurt is left knee in the opener, returned for Game 2 and played 40 minutes." May 23

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    Diamond Leung @diamond83

    Dwight Howard will play tonight.

  • Dwight Howard will play start in Game 2

    ESPN "Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard will play Thursday night in Game 2 against the Golden State Warriors with a sprained ligament in his left knee. Howard was listed as questionable, and after a 15-minute workout before the game, the team decided he would participate. How effective Howard..." May 21

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    Mark Berman @MarkBermanFox26

    Kevin McHale says Dwight Howard went thru bout half of shoot around, trying to get comfortable with a brace. Game-time decision.

  • Dwight Howard's uncertainty for Game 2 leads to big questions for Rockets

    CBS Sports "Dwight Howard was at practice, Dwight Howard was dressed for practice, Dwight Howard wanted to practice. Dwight Howard did not practice Wednesday. 36 hours before Thursday's Game 2 vs. the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Finals is set to tipoff, Howard sat sullen as he spoke..." May 21

  • Dwight Howard sustains knee bruise in Game 1, hopes to be able to play Thursday

    The Score "The injury bug has taken yet another significant chunk out of the Houston Rockets. Rockets center Dwight Howard banged knees with teammate Josh Smith in the first quarter of the Western Conference Finals on Tuesday. Howard was unable to make it past halfcourt and gingerly limped to the bench..." May 20

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Rockets list Dwight Howard as questionable with "a left knee injury."

  • Dwight Howard injures knee, but hopes to play in Game 2

    Yahoo! Sports "Nearly an hour and a half after watching the Houston Rockets fall in the Western Conference finals, injured center Dwight Howard slowly walked out of the locker room. Howard suffered a bruised left knee that limited him to 26 minutes during the Rockets' 110-106 loss in Game 1 on Monday night...." May 20

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    DEVELOPING: Dwight Howard heads to the locker room after apparent knee injury. pic.twitter.com/SP4XjFoarQ

  • Dwight Howard wants to help Baltimore

    MyFOXHouston.com "Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard has been greatly affected by the violence and unrest that engulfed the city of Baltimore. He wants to help the people there recover, and understand that working together is far better than working against each other. Howard's focus right now is helping..." May 15

  • Fan Shouts “KOBE” as Dwight Howard is Being Ejected

    TMZ "Kobe Bryant continues to haunt Dwight Howard ... at least judging by video of a heckler who used The Mamba to taunt D12 after he was ejected from a playoff game ... and TMZ Sports has the footage. Moments after Howard was (mercifully?) booted from Sunday night's beatdown at the hands of the..." May 12

  • Dwight Howard not concerned with lack of touches in closing stretch of Game 1 loss

    Houston Chronicle "Rockets center Dwight Howard had three field goals in the first five minutes of the fourth quarter of Game 1, cutting the Clippers lead to one point. He did not take another shot the rest of the game. The Rockets had ample opportunities to get Howard touches, but he said he cannot concern..." May 06

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    SportsCenter @SportsCenter

    Dwight Howard reacts to Harden not winning MVP: "All of us are pretty upset he didn't win, but our goal is to win the championship."

  • Dwight Howard ready to play more minutes

    Houston Chronicle "Dwight Howard, who had his minutes limited at the end of the regular season as he came back from knee injury, didn’t have any restrictions in the first round. The team had aimed to play him 32 minutes a game. Foul trouble limited him to just 17 minutes in Game 1, but he averaged 36.5 minutes per..." April 30

  • Tyson Chandler won’t be suspended for throwing punch at Rockets’ Dwight Howard

    Houston Chronicle "The NBA opted not to take any further action on an altercation in which Mavericks center Tyson Chandler seemed to take a swing at Rockets center Dwight Howard, a person with knowledge of the decision said. The play will stand as called, as a double-technical foul. On the play, Chandler and..." April 28

  • Could Tyson be suspended for Game 5 after swinging at Dwight?

    Mavs Moneyball "This isn't a great look for Tyson Chandler. He's trying to get Dwight Howard off him after a rebound, sure, but you can swing with a close fist like that -- even if there's basically no chance it could have connected with any sort of impact. Tyson's not a dirty player. As far as I can tell from..." April 27