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12 Dwight Howard C
Height/Weight: 6-11/275 | Birthdate: 12/8/1985 | Birthplace: Atlanta, GA | Team: Houston Rockets | College: No College | NBA Experience: 10 | Owned/Started%: 97/38 | Average Draft Position: 16.73
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Dwight Howard to play more than 30 minutes for Rockets on Saturday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2015) Rockets center Dwight Howard will play more than 30 minutes in the first game of the team's playoff series against Dallas. 

Coach Kevin McHale said Howard's playing time would be "in the low 30s", per ESPN.


Rockets hope to increase Dwight Howard's minutes in postseason


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/16/2015) The Rockets are planning to increase Dwight Howard's minutes to about 32 minutes per game once the postseason starts, reports the Houston Chronicle.

Howard has yet to play more than 28 minutes in any game since returning from knee surgery, but it appears the Rockets are confident enough to increase his workload.


Rockets to rest Dwight Howard on Monday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/13/2015) The Rockets will hold center Dwight Howard out of Monday's game at Charlotte in order for him to rest his surgically-repaired knee, the team announced.

With Howard having played Sunday, the team did not want to play him in consecutive nights. Center Joey Dorsey will start in place of Howard.

The Rockets are 11 1/2-point favorites.


Rockets C Dwight Howard will not face child abuse charges


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(4/13/2015) Rockets center Dwight Howard will not be charged with child abuse, the Atlanta Police announced Monday after an investigation into an allegation made by the mother of one of Howard's children, per the Houston Chronicle

Howard was alleged to have caused bruises on his then 6-year-old son, no charges were filed in Atlanta or in Florida, where the case was originally investigated. 

Howard's attorney filed a motion for contempt and enforcement to sanction Howard's former girlfriend Royce Reed for releasing private information about a child. In November, Howard filed a motion seeking sole custody of the boy, a motion still in litigation.


Rockets' Dwight Howard will play in Sunday's game


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2015) Rockets center Dwight Howard will play in Sunday's game against the Pelicans, per the Houston Chronicle.

Earlier in the week, the team said that Howard would be rested in one of the upcoming back-to-back games. Howard's availability on Sunday means that he will sit out Monday's game at the Hornets. 

The Rockets are 5 and a half point favorites at home against the Pelicans. 


Rockets' Dwight Howard to miss either Sunday or Monday for rest


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/11/2015) Rockets center Dwight Howard said he will sit out either Sunday's or Monday's game, reports the Houston Chronicle

To rest up for the playoffs, Howard will play in just one of the team's back-to-back games. 

Howard's minutes and games have been limited since returning March 25 from a two-month absence following knee surgery.


Rockets hope to increase Dwight Howard's minutes Friday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/10/2015) Rockets coach Kevin McHale said he hopes to increase Dwight Howard's minutes during Friday's game against the Spurs, reports ESPN.com.

Howard has not played more than 23 minutes in any game since returning from knee surgery in late March.

The Rockets are 4–point underdogs to the Spurs.


Rockets' Dwight Howard working on conditioning for playoff push


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/8/2015) Rockets center Dwight Howard believes his knee is feeling better, but wants to improve his conditioning before the playoffs begin, the team announced.

Howard missed significant time this season while battling a knee injury earlier in the season and is being brought along slowly. He has played five of the team's last seven games, but has been limited to around 20 minutes per contest.

Howard played his most minutes since returning on Sunday, scoring 22 points in 23 minutes.


Rockets likely to increase center Dwight Howard's minutes


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/7/2015) Rockets coach Kevin McHale indicated Tuesday he could increase Dwight Howard's minutes, reports the Houston Chronicle.

Howard played 23 minutes during Sunday's win over the Thunder, which were the most he's played since returning from knee surgery. McHale said Howard's minutes could increase to 25 or 26 for Wednesday's game at San Antonio.


Dwight Howard's presence, minutes growing for Rockets


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/5/2015) Rockets center Dwight Howard is five games into his return from a two-month knee injury and his presence is beginning to be felt and his minutes expected to grow, according to the Houston Chronicle

In just 23 minutes against the Thunder on Sunday, Howard scored 22 points and grabbed eight rebounds. 

“I felt good out there,” Howard said. “When I got the ball, I tried to finish with it as well as I could. I just tried to be active out there.” 

The Rockets plan on Sunday against the Thunder was for Howard to play around 24 minutes. If his knee felt good on Monday his minutes would be extended going forward.

 “I thought he had some good activity out there,” Rockets coach Kevin McHale said. “We want to get him back, to keep adding minutes and help him get his rhythm back.”


Rockets C Dwight Howard scores 22 points in 23 minutes Sunday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2015) Despite being limited to 23 minutes of playing time during Sunday's win over the Thunder, Rockets center Dwight Howard still managed to score 22 points.

Howard shot 10 of 15 from the field, but made only 2-of-7 attempts from the free-throw line. He also added eight rebounds and two steals.

After the game, Howard was asked if his minutes should increase and he said to ask coach Kevin McHale, reports the Houston Chronicle.

"I feel pretty good," Howard said. "I got a little winded in the fourth quarter. I have to continue to lift and continue to run."


Dwight Howard will see more minutes for Rockets on Sunday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/4/2015) Rockets center Dwight Howard will get an increase to his minutes limit for Sunday's game. 

Howard, returning from a knee injury, has had his playing time restricted to 20 minutes per game. 

Coach Kevin McHale said that Howard would get an increase to 24 minutes per game, starting with Sunday's contest against the Thunder, per the Houston Chronicle


Rockets' Dwight Howard: Minutes restriction is 'tough'


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/3/2015) Rockets center Dwight Howard scored eight points on 3 of 17 shooting while playing 18 minutes in Thrusday's 108-101 win over the Mavericks, and he said after the game that his continued minutes restriction has been "tough," the Houston Chronicle reports.

"It’s tough playing three, four-minute stretches and then coming out of the game," Howard said. "There are points where I feel like I am just about to get going, then Coach says, 'You’re on a minutes restriction and have to come out,' so it is tough."

Coach Kevin McHale said that he's been happy with what he's seen from Howard in ths short time he's been allowed to play.

"Twenty minutes goes by really fast," McHale said. "But he is really active. He looks pretty good. I mean you can’t not play basketball for two months and come out and be in a great rhythm. He still has to get his rhythm back."

Howard is still working his way back to full strength after missing two months due to a knee injury.


Rockets to keep Dwight Howard (knee) around 20 minutes Thursday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/2/2015) Rockets center Dwight Howard will be available to play in Thursday's game at Dallas, but coach Kevin McHale said he'll keep Howard's minutes around 20 for the game, the team announced.

Howard sat out Wednesday's contest to prevent him from playing in back-to-back games. Thursday will be his fourth game back since returning from knee surgery.

The Rockets are 2 1/2-point favorites.


Rockets list Dwight Howard, Terrence Jones as probable Thursday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/2/2015) Rockets center Dwight Howard and forward Terrence Jones are expected to play in Thursday's game at Dallas, reports the Houston Chronicle. Both players are listed as probable for the contest.

Howard missed Wednesday's game to avoid playing in back-to-back games in order to rest his knee. Meanwhile, Jones returned Wednesday after missing six games due to a partially collapsed lung and played 32 minutes while scoring 16 points.

The Rockets are 2 1/2-point favorites.


Rockets center Dwight Howard (knee) will not play Wednesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2015) Not wanting to play center Dwight Howard in back-to-back games, the Rockets ruled Howard out of Wednesday's game against the Kings, the team announced.

Howard also missed Monday's game to rest his surgically-repaired knee, but he plans to play Thursday at Dallas, reports the Houston Chronicle.

The Rockets are 12-point favorites over the Kings.


Rockets C Dwight Howard (knee) remains questionable for Wednesday


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(3/31/2015) Rockets center Dwight Howard (knee) remains questionable for Wednesday against the Kings because he is expected to rest one of the next two games, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Howard returned March 25 after missing two months due to a knee injury. His minutes have been limited since his return and is expected to miss at least one of all back-to-back games the rest of the season.

Rockets' Dwight Howard questionable for Wednesday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/31/2015) Rockets center Dwight Howard is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Kings, with a sore knee. He missed the game on Monday, after playing three straight.  

Howard is averaging 15.9 points and 10.6 rebounds this year.


G James Harden carries Rockets to victory with 24 points


(3/29/2015) Guard James Harden carried the Rockets Sunday, scoring 24 points and collecting six assists in their 99-91 win over the Wizards on Sunday.

Harden also added an important block for the Rockets. "I was surprised he got up there," Rockets teammate Dwight Howard said. "He's not known for blocking shots. That's what MVPs do."


Rockets' Dwight Howard notches first double-double since returning


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3/29/2015) Rockets center Dwight Howard continues to show signs of progress from his knee injury when he recorded his first double-double Sunday since returning from knee surgery.

Sunday's win over the Wizards was Howard's third game since returning from knee surgery and it marked the first time he has recorded a double-double since Jan. 19. Howard finished the game with 11 points on 3-of-6 shooting and 10 rebounds.

With the Rockets set to play Monday, Howard will sit out the game to rest.


Rockets' Howard to play Sunday, rest Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/29/2015) Rockets center Dwight Howard will play Sunday after going through pregame warmups, the Houston Chronicle reports.

Houston is set to play Sunday and Monday, and Howard won't be used in both games of the back-to-back set. He'll be limited to 20 minutes in Sunday's action. The center has averaged 11 points, 5.5 rebounds and 18 minutes of action in his two games since returning from knee surgery.


Rockets C Dwight Howard will see minutes increase Friday


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(3/27/2015) Center Dwight Howard, who is scheduled to play in his second game back Friday after missing the previous 26 with a knee injury, will see a bump in his time on the court, per the Houston Chronicle.

Howard, who scored four points in 16 minutes on Wednesday, said he will play around 20 minutes Friday as the Rockets battle the Timberwolves. 


Rockets' Howard, Brewer, Smith probable for Friday


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(3/26/2015) The Rockets have listed center Dwight Howard, guard Corey Brewer and forward Josh Smith probable for Friday's game against the Timberwolves, according to FOX 26

Howard returned to the hardwood in Wednesday's win over the Pelicans after dealing with a knee injury. Brewer (oblique strain) and Smith (ankle) played against the Pelicans as well. 


Rockets C Dwight Howard plays 16 minutes in return


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/26/2015) Rockets center Dwight Howard returned from a 26-game absence Wednesday, scoring four points on 2 of 3 shooting while playing 16 minutes in his team's 95-93 win over the Pelicans.

"I felt pretty good. It seemed like as soon as I got out there it was time to sit back down, so it was kind of an adjustment," Howard said after the game, per the Associated Press. "I'm just happy to be back out there playing. The main thing for me is just really helping the team on the defensive end. The other stuff will come."

Howard also delivered seven rebounds, two assists and one block in Wednesday's win. The Rockets will move ahead to face the Timberwolves Friday.


Rockets' Kevin McHale says Dwight Howard will start Wednesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2015) After being sidelined since Jan. 23 because of knee surgery, Rockets center Dwight Howard will start in Wednesday's game at New Orleans, the team announced.

"I'm anxious to get back on the floor and play," Howard said, per the Houston Chronicle.

Although Howard will receive the start, coach Kevin McHale said Howard will be on a minutes restriction. McHale previously said he would like Howard to play around 15-20 minutes upon his return.

The Rockets are a pick 'em at New Orleans.