Dwight Howard RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

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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