Dwight Howard RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Houston's Dwight Howard is a "potential go," against New York tonight, league source tells Yahoo. He's missed two games with a knee strain.

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Dwight Howard out again tonight.

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    Mark Berman @MarkBermanFox26

    Dwight Howard says he had "PRP", platelet rich plasma therapy on his right knee to help with the pain and the healing process.

  • Kobe Bryant says he and KD didn't mean comments about Howard

    CBSSports.com "n the Los Angeles Lakers' opening night loss to the Houston Rockets, Kobe Bryant got into a tussle with Dwight Howard, and later had some insulting, and extremely NSFW words for his former teammate. Then last Sunday in a Thunder loss to the Rockets, Kevin Durant called Howard a name as well. On..." November 21

  • Jason Terry offers support for Dwight Howard amidst abuse charges

    Houston Chronicle "With more attention on Rockets center Dwight Howard than even his norm, with Georgia authorities investigating an accusation of child abuse of his son, Rockets veteran Jason Terry said that Howard will know he has his teammates’ support. Howard did not comment on the situation. Howard had been..." November 20

  • Howard investigation for alleged child abuse re-opened, according to reports

    SB Nation "Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard is being investigated for child abuse stemming from an alleged incident that happened during the summer. The investigation was originally closed, according to TMZ, but Cobb County Police re-opened the investigation Tuesday, according to NBC News. According..." November 19

  • Dwight Howard -- Doctor Concluded Basketball Star Abused His Child

    TMZ.com "Dwight Howard was cleared of child abuse in Florida ... but now we know the doctor who examined his child determined the boy was hit with a belt buckle, struck with excessive force and was the victim of abuse. As TMZ Sports previously reported ... Howard was investigated in Florida for hitting..." November 18

  • Report: Durant trash-talked Dwight Howard, repeatedly said, ‘You’re a p*ssy’

    Sportress of Blogitude "The Houston Rockets’ 69-65 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday was obviously an ugly affair, as the final score abundantly illustrates. Given that both teams were apparently incapable of putting the ball in the hoop, for whatever reason, it nonetheless wasn’t the prettiest display of..." November 18

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Dwight Howard will start for Rockets tonight. Pat Beverley is out. Isaiah Canaan starts.

  • Howard, Beverley questionable for Monday’s matchup with 76ers

    Houston Chronicle "Rockets center Dwight Howard and point guard Pat Beverley both went through Monday’s shootaround and are listed as questionable to play against the 76ers. Center Tarik Black, who left Saturday’s game with a bruised thigh, is out. For Howard, the latest incident in which he has banged knees..." November 03

  • Howard: L.A. exit wasn't due to fear of Kobe

    ESPN Los Angeles "Dwight Howard said Tuesday that Kobe Bryant's presence with the Los Angeles Lakers had nothing to do with his decision to leave the team and sign with the Houston Rockets last year. "I didn't leave L.A. because I was afraid of Kobe Bryant," Howard said Tuesday, according to the Houston..." October 29

  • Byron Scott doubts Dwight Howard's drive

    ESPN Los Angeles "Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard clashed during their one-season stint as Los Angeles Lakers teammates in 2012-13. And Byron Scott believes he knows why. "My outside perspective is Kobe is a real serious guy and wants to win championships," Scott, the Lakers' first-year head coach, said after his..." October 28

  • Dwight Howard -- LICENSE SUSPENDED

    TMZ.com "Dwight Howard might be color blind -- 'cause officials in Florida say he ran 10 RED LIGHTS in 2-and-a-half years -- and now his license has been suspended ... TMZ Sports has learned. According to official records, the NBA superstar was captured by those red light cameras in Orange County, FL..." September 16

  • Who would buy a Dwight Howard Lakers jersey for $100 at LAX?

    Yahoo! Sports "The NBA and its associated retail partners sell a lot of merchandise, from the most coveted retro jerseys to those toasters that burn team logos into bread. While many of these items are sold at considerable markup, they rarely reach prices so high as to seem absurd. Plus, when players change..." August 19

  • Dwight Howard on Chandler Parsons' departure: 'It won't affect us at all'

    CBSSports.com "Rockets center Dwight Howard was wooed to Houston by Chandler Parsons. There were lots of texts and calls when Howard was a free agent. In his introductory press conference, he gave Parsons credit for the way he recruited him. Now, though, after the Rockets declined to match the Dallas Mavericks'..." July 19

  • Phil Jackson says Dwight Howard left Lakers because of Kobe Bryant

    New York Daily News "A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it. — George Moore * * * My first thought was to hit the road. Once I got my body back in shape, I figured I’d get a dog and head across the country in a van, à la John Steinbeck. It was the perfect time to..." July 18

  • Hack-a-Howard worked, you can expect to see it again from Portland

    Pro Basketball Talk "If you just look at the numbers Dwight Howard had a pretty good night at the free throw line — 9-of-17 overall and he hit 6-of-7 from the line late in the fourth quarter and overtime. But that’s not the whole story. With four minutes left and the Blazers down 10, coach Terry Stotts ordered..." April 22

  • For Rockets to rise from rubble of Game 1 collapse, Dwight Howard will have to lead

    Yahoo! Sports "Within the carnage of this colossal collapse, Dwight Howard marched into the losing locker room and proclaimed to these seething, stunned Houston Rockets: One game, fellas. One loss. Here was his message, and no one knew of its hollowness better than the franchise center. Across the seasons,..." April 21

  • Rockets seeing Howard return to form just in time for playoffs

    Houston Chronicle "The Rockets wanted – and needed – a win, and Dwight Howard was no different. Except he needed more. Just as time was running out on the Rockets’ pursuit of home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs, he was down to his final opportunities to return to postseason speed. His first..." April 16

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    Jenny Dial Creech @jennydialcreech

    Dwight Howard and Pat Beverley will play tonight.

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    Jason Friedman @JasonCFriedman

    McHale says Beverley and Howard will not play tonight. Unsure about their status for tomorrow night.

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Dwight Howard's return from an ankle problem is drawing near, but sources say his comeback will not be Tuesday night in L.A. against Lakers

  • McHale: Howard and Beverley won’t play Sunday

    Houston Chronicle "Dwight Howard and Pat Beverley will not play on Sunday when the Rockets host Denver at 6 p.m., coach Kevin McHale said after practice on Saturday. “They will play when they are ready and I don’t know when that will be, but I know it won’t be tomorrow,” McHale said. Howard, who has missed the..." April 06

  • Howard won’t rush return

    Houston Chronicle "Aiming to be 100 percent by the playoffs, center Dwight Howard said Tuesday he had fluid drained from his left ankle for a second time but that he is “not worried at all” that the issue will linger through the remainder of the Rockets’ regular-season schedule. “There was more fluid in there the..." April 02

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Dwight Howard.is out. First clue: attended shootaround in slippers. Second: he said so.

  • Dwight Howard could rest because of nagging ankle issue

    CBSSports.com "This time of year for a sure-thing playoff team includes two goals: 1) Do your best to either maintain your current seed, or possibly improve upon it if possible and 2) get healthy for the postseason. The Rockets currently sit fourth in the West, a game behind the Clippers for third. So while..." March 28

  • Howard exits practice after banging knee

    Houston Chronicle "Rockets center Dwight Howard sat out most of Wednesday’s practice after he bumped knees with Terrence Jones, but the move to sit out the rest of the day was considered precautionary." March 27

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    Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets

    .@DwightHoward (ankle) remains a game-time decision tonight, but Coach McHale says he is optimistic.

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    Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets

    Howard practiced today, but his status for Monday's game will be made tomorrow based on how he feels after workouts. pic.twitter.com/tfEXACq5qc

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    Jenny Dial Creech @jennydialcreech

    Dwight Howard did participate lightly in shootaround- will be a game time decision tonight.

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    Jason Friedman @JasonCFriedman

    Dwight Howard went through team's light practice today. McHale says he's "50-50" to play tomorrow vs Cavs.

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    Jason Friedman @JasonCFriedman

    McHale says he does not expect Dwight to play tomorrow vs Minnesota

  • Dwight Howard to miss Thursday’s game; has cyst removed from ankle

    Houston Chronicle "Rockets center Dwight Howard, out for the first time since joining the Rockets, said he had a portion of a cyst and fluid drained from his strained left ankle on Tuesday. The Rockets had announced that Howard had an MRI performed on Tuesday, but Howard added that a procedure was performed to..." March 19

  • Dwight Howard listed as day-to-day with ankle strain

    Houston Chronicle "Rockets center Dwight Howard underwent an MRI at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and team physician Dr. Walt Lowe confirmed the diagnosis of a left ankle strain. Howard, who sat out of the Rockets game against Utah on Monday night because of the ankle injury, is listed as day-to-day." March 19

  • Dwight Howard has been in Carmelo Anthony's situation

    USA Today "When Dwight Howard made the decision to leave the Los Angeles Lakers and sign with the Houston Rockets as a free agent last summer, he was bucking the same league-wide trend that he had followed not long before. The power play he pulled on the Orlando Magic to get to the Los Angeles Lakers in..." February 26

  • Dwight Howard, channeling America, says dunk contest has gotten old

    CBSSports.com "This is the first time in 26 years that three All-Stars are competing in the slam-dunk contest at All-Star weekend. But since those All-Stars are not named LeBron James, Blake Griffin and Dwight Howard, there's a tendency to want more. Howard participated in three slam-dunk contests, winning it..." February 15

  • Howard has a long way to go to reach free-throw goal

    Houston Chronicle "Rockets center Dwight Howard set a goal before the season to shoot at least 70 percent from the free throw line. In the last five games leading up to Wednesday night’s, he was shooting 73.5 percent from the line. In the five prior to that, he averaged 47.5 percent from the foul line. Howard..." February 13

  • Expected 2014 NBA All-Star Game starters

    CBSSports.com "On Thurday night at 7 p.m. ET, TNT's "Inside the NBA" will announce the 2014 NBA All-Star starters. We've gota pretty good idea of what that's going to look like based on earlier returns. Here are the expected results. The big questions: Will Chris Paul re-take his spot from Stephen Curry for..." January 23

  • Dwight Howard returning to USA Basketball

    Yahoo! Sports "After six years away, Houston Rockets star Dwight Howard will return to USA Basketball with an intent to play in the 2014 World Cup of Basketball, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Howard's return to the Team USA pool of players for the World Cup in Spain this summer could clear the way for the..." January 22

  • Dwight Howard declines invitation to participate in dunk contest

    Pro Basketball Talk "Before Dwight Howard alienated fans with the ugly way he exited the Orlando Magic, followed by a severely disappointing stint with the Los Angeles Lakers, he was one of the game’s most popular players, and his participation in All-Star weekend’s slam dunk contest was the primary reason..." January 16

  • Dwight Howard is all smiles as he readies his Rockets to play the Los Angeles Lakers

    Yahoo! Sports "On Tuesday, in a post-practice chat session with local media, Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard faked a bout of narcolepsy after being asked about what he thought about his upcoming battle with the visiting Los Angeles Lakers. Howard, who played with the Lakers during the notoriously..." January 08

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Howard laughed off question about stiff back Thur. Said was stiff from sitting on bench. "That's what happens when you get in foul trouble."

  • Drummond thanks Howard for dominating him

    Pro Basketball Talk "Dwight Howard posted up Andre Drummond. Howard rebound over Drummond. Howard passed around Drummond. When it was all over, Howard had 35 points on 13-of-18 shooting, 19 rebounds and five assists in the Rockets win over the Pistons on Saturday. Any talk that Howard has lost his place as..." December 22

  • Howard Buying Into Houston Rockets’ Pick-and-Roll, Succeeding

    Rant Sports "One of the biggest questions that the Houston Rockets faced coming into the 2013-14 NBA season concerned their prized free-agent signing from this offseason. After bringing in Dwight Howard, who is unquestionably one of the best centers in the league when engaged and healthy, the Rockets were..." December 21

  • Dwight Howard ate 24 candy bars’ worth of sugar a day while in Los Angeles

    USA Today "Professional athletes burn a lot of calories, so many of them can get away with eating food that would cause normal humans to gain an excessive amount of weight. Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard would appear to be the pinnacle of health, with a 6’11″ frame that looks like it’s been chiseled..." December 12

  • Howard proves up to challenge of facing Pekovic

    Houston Chronicle "One of the highly anticipated matchups in the Timberwolves’ visit to Toyota Center on Saturday was Dwight Howard against Nikola Pekovic. Pekovic has 20 pounds on Howard and is the biggest center he has faced this season. “He is a big guy and a great rebounder,” Howard said. “He is definitely..." November 24

  • Rockets getting inside play they wanted from Dwight Howard

    Houston Chronicle "The Rockets more effectively got the ball inside to Dwight Howard through most of Wednesday’s game, with Howard producing his best offensive game of the season. Howard made his first 11 shots before the Mavericks switched to double-teaming and zoning inside. He made just 1 of 5 shots in the..." November 22

  • Carter calls Howard 'biggest crybaby'

    ESPN Dallas "It’s one thing for Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, a man known for his trash-talking prowess, to throw a few verbal jabs at Dwight Howard. But for Vince Carter to get in on the act? That’s what happened during a timeout in the second quarter Wednesday. Carter interrupted Howard’s one-sided..." November 21

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