Dwight Howard RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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 22

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    Diamond Leung @diamond83

    Dwight Howard will play tonight.

  • Dwight Howard will play start in Game 2

    ESPN.com "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

    CBSSports.com "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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    NBA on ESPN @ESPNNBA

    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.com "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

  • Josh Smith's partnership with Dwight Howard flourishing as Rajon Rondo unravels with Mavs

    Yahoo! Sports "Josh Smith felt like a teenager again, ferocious and free and forever young. He had broken down Dallas' defense, a soft, vulnerable underbelly reduced to rubble. These were old times, tossing those lobs into the air, watching Dwight Howard slam through passes. Old AAU teammates in Atlanta,..." April 22

  • Dwight Howard Owns 50 Guns & Is Confused About How Many Kids He Has

    Black Sports Online "Dwight Howard says he’s a changed man. In this detailed story about him on Bleacher Report he speaks on seeing what happened in Ferguson and wanting to do more for the community. He wants to be a role model for the kids and do positive things. Good for him, one of the first things he acknowledged..." April 22

  • Dwight Howard's Baby Mama -- Our Son Is Still Terrified Of Him

    TMZ.com "Dwight Howard's ex Royce Reed is FURIOUS that the NBA star is off the hook in his child abuse case ... telling close friends their 7-year-old son is still "terrified" of his father. TMZ Sports broke the story ... Howard was investigated by the Atlanta Police Dept. for allegedly hitting his son..." April 15

  • Rockets Dwight Howard will not be charged with child abuse

    MyFOXHouston.com "The Atlanta, Ga. Police Department declined to press charges of child abuse against Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard. Howard's ex-girlfriend, Royce Reed, alleged last year Howard beat his then six-year old son with a belt causing bruises and abrasions. "I can confirm we are not moving..." April 14

  • Dwight Howard must bring back 'Superman' for battered Rockets

    Sporting News "Dwight Howard was talking about a 20-year career Wednesday at Rockets shootaround. He also was talking about how he needed to get into shape for the playoffs. That shootaround session sums up the Dwight Howard of the past four years. The knee, the back, the shoulder … the Kobe drama, the free..." April 09

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Dwight Howard and Terrence Jones listed as probable. No word if Jones, who is not cleared to fly, got Royce White's RV to drive to Dallas.

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    Fran Blinebury @franblinebury

    Howard out tonight vs Sac, will likely play second of back to back Thursday at Dallas

  • Dwight Howard’s workload to increase in second game back from injury

    Houston Chronicle "Rockets center Dwight Howard said he felt good on Thursday – the day after he played his first game in two months. When the Rockets host Minnesota on Friday, his minutes will go up slightly as he eases back in. On Wednesday, Howard was set to play 16 minutes – he played the first four..." March 27

  • Howard returns from 26-game absence in win over Pelicans: 'I felt pretty good'

    The Score "Dwight Howard didn't have a major impact in Wednesday's win over the New Orleans Pelicans - teammate James Harden once again took care of that. But for a Rockets team with championship aspirations, getting the eight-time All-Star back in the lineup for the first time since late January had to..." March 26

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Dwight Howard starting with a minutes restriction tonight.

  • Dwight Howard likely to return from injury Wednesday

    SB Nation "It appears the Rockets center is finally ready to return to action after a 26-game absence due to a knee injury. Dwight Howard will likely return to action against the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday, according to Jenny Dial Creech of the Houston Chronicle. Howard felt good after a practice..." March 24

  • Recent spate of injuries could accelerate Dwight Howard’s return

    Houston Chronicle "While there is no set return date for Rockets center Dwight Howard, coach Kevin McHale said it has to be soon. After the team’s 110-100 win over the Pacers on Monday, McHale said he might have to start putting Howard back into games. “We are so down on bodies and we don’t have a lot of..." March 24

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    Mark Berman @MarkBermanFox26

    Dwight Howard said he's "pretty close" to returning. Jokingly said. "It's a secret" when asked if he knows when he'll return.

  • Dwight Howard returns to Rockets practice

    ESPN.com "For the first time since he suffered a right knee injury, Houston Rockets star center Dwight Howard practiced with the team Monday. Howard has missed the past 22 games with swelling in his knee and isn't expected to play Tuesday against Orlando. However, with Howard practicing, there is an..." March 16

  • Rockets' Howard expects to return in 2 weeks

    ESPN.com "Dwight Howard, who hasn't played since Jan. 30 because of edema in his right knee, expects to be back in two weeks, he told ESPN's Lisa Salters on Wednesday. Howard worked out on the floor after the Houston Rockets' shootaround Wednesday morning in Portland, doing one-on-one work for the first..." March 12

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Dwight Howard was living above the rim after practice. No setbacks since returned to court work. Has been running, cutting, doing 2 on 2.

  • Dwight Howard slowly getting back on the floor

    Houston Chronicle "Rockets center Dwight Howard has begun on-court rehabilitation, considered the important next step in coming back from his knee edema. “He’s got to get on the floor and get some up-and-down on the floor,” Rockets coach Kevin McHale said. “I’m not talking with the team; I’m just talking with..." March 08

  • Dwight Howard out 6-8 weeks, no structural damage in knee

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Rockets have been preparing themselves for Dwight Howard to be out for an extended period of time with a right knee injury, but now the Rockets have some clarity. The three-time Defensive Player of the Year will be out for 6 to 8 weeks, and there is no structural damage in the knee." February 09

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Rockets center Dwight Howard had a bone marrow aspirate injection this morning. He will be reevaluated in four weeks.

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Sources: Dwight Howard will get second opinion on his knee, could miss extended time. Likely eliminates Howard as All-Star sub for Kobe.

  • MRI reveals Dwight Howard dealing with fluid in troublesome right knee

    Houston Chronicle "Rockets center Dwight Howard underwent an MRI on Wednesday. The evaluation revealed edema (swelling due to accumulation of fluid) in his right knee, the team announced. Howard will be evaluated over the next few days but will not travel with the team on its road trip to Boston and Detroit." January 29

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    Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets

    McHale also does not expect Dwight Howard (ankle) to be able to go tonight.

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Dwight Howard (ankle) and Terrence Jones (nerve inflammation) questionable to play vs. Mavs tmrw. First change in Jones' status in months.

  • Dwight Howard -- Uncle Is the D.A. ... In Child Abuse Investigation

    TMZ.com "Fact: The child abuse investigation into NBA star Dwight Howard has just been kicked to the Atlanta PD. Fact: If charges are brought against Dwight, the matter would be prosecuted by the Fulton County District Attorney's Office. Fact: The Fulton County District Attorney ... is Dwight..." January 26

  • Right knee remains an issue for Dwight Howard

    Houston Chronicle "Dwight Howard said he still is having problems with his right knee, which has been strained for most of the season. Despite the pain, he has been playing well in the last few games. On Monday, in a win over the Pacers, he had his 19th double-double of the season with 14 points and 17..." January 21

  • Kevin Garnett ejected for head-butting Dwight Howard

    New York Daily News "Kevin Garnett lost his cool and perhaps a few brain cells. The Nets just lost. Again. The night started with a head-butt and an ejection, as Garnett charged at Dwight Howard and delivered his forehead to the Rockets center’s cheek. Howard responded with an open-hand shot to Garnett’s chin,..." January 13

  • Howard on failed 2012 trade to Nets: 'Would have been the best move'

    The Score "Dwight Howard was nearly a Brooklyn Net back in 2012, when the Orlando Magic put the superstar center on the trading block. Two-and-a-half years later, he is still thinking about what would have been. Howard was ultimately dealt to the Los Angeles Lakers as part of a four-team trade, kicking..." January 13

  • Is Dwight Howard improving like we'd hoped?

    The Dream Shake "Entering this season, there were three big questions between this Houston Rockets team and serious title contention: Could they do it without a third star? Would the bench be good enough? And, would Dwight Howard get/stay healthy and provide something like his Orlando form? We're into 2015,..." January 08

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Dwight Howard went through shootaround. Listed as questionable, depending on how things go today.

  • Dwight Howard hopes to return Saturday

    Yahoo! Sports "Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard said he hopes to play on Saturday against the Denver Nuggets. Howard has not played since Nov. 17 against the Memphis Grizzlies because of a right knee strain. He had platelet-rich plasma therapy on his knee on Nov. 20. Howard said he didn't consider..." December 11

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    Rockets center Dwight Howard (knee) says he hopes to play Saturday vs Denver.

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    Jenny Dial Creech @jennydialcreech

    Good news though- Dwight Howard went through most of practice today. Coach McHale said that they would see how he feels tomorrow.

  • Dwight Howard, Pat Beverley out again Wenesday

    Houston Chronicle "Rockets center Dwight Howard and point guard Pat Beverley will both be out against Sacramento on Wednesday night. Howard is out for the fourth straight with a strained knee. Beverley is out for second consecutive game with a strained hamstring. Both are day-to-day. Terrence Jones is also..." November 26

  • Carmelo: Dwight ‘tried extremely hard’ in Rockets recruitment

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony said he has no regrets about turning down the Rockets this summer, but acknowledged he took “a long, deep look at it’’ after Dwight Howard sold him hard. Anthony made his first trip back to Houston on Monday since his ballyhooed recruiting visit July 2, when he met with the..." November 25