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12 Dwight Howard C
Height/Weight: 6-11/265 | Birthdate: 12/8/1985 | Birthplace: Atlanta, GA | Team: Houston Rockets | College: No College | NBA Experience: 10 | Owned/Started%: 99/72 | Average Draft Position: 11.62
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Dwight Howard plays well in return from ankle injury


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2014) Rockets center Dwight Howard played well in his first game back from an ankle injury Saturday, though his minutes were somewhat limited after an eight-game absence.

Howard played 29 minutes in his first game back, scoring 13 points on 5 of 8 shooting. He added six rebounds, two assists, two blocks and a steal to his line, as the Rockets won, 111-104.

Given how much trouble Howard had getting past this injury, the Rockets might limit him some in the season's final few games. With just two games left on the schedule, Howard is averaging 18.5 points, 12.3 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game in 69 games. 


Dwight Howard cleared to return Saturday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2014) Rockets center Dwight Howard will make his return to the floor Saturday against the Pelicans, coach Kevin McHale announced before tip. Howard has missed the team's last eight games as a result of the injury, and will likely have a minutes limit over the season's final few games. 

Dwight Howard ruled out for eighth straight


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/11/2014) Rockets center Dwight Howard has been ruled out yet again for Friday against the Timberwolves, as he continues to recover from ankle troubles. Howard remains day to day moving forward, already having missed eight games due to the injury. 

Dwight Howard out yet again Wednesday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/9/2014) Rockets center Dwight Howard will miss yet another game Wednesday against the Nuggets, as he continues to deal with a lingering ankle issue. He has now missed seven straight games and 10 of the last 12 as a result of this injury.

Howard remains day to day and is expected to return at some point before the playoffs. Houston has just four games left on the schedule, beginning Friday in Minnesota. 


Dwight Howard taking cautious approach with recovery


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/6/2014) Rockets center Dwight Howard will not play Sunday night against the Nuggets because of an ankle injury.

Howard has now missed seven of the team's last nine games due to the ailment, but has shown signs of improvement. He told Comcast SportsNet Houston on Sunday that all he can do is "some little ankle moves, do some pull work, run on the treadmill." He's expected to ramp up his workouts in the next couple of days, but will take a cautious approach in his recover, leaving his status up in the air for Tuesday against the Lakers at Staples Center.

"It's day to day. I don't have a certain day I want to be back," Howard said. "I just want to make sure that I'm healthy for the playoffs; that's the biggest thing. I don't want to play again right now and hurt it and have to sit out some more games. We're going to need each other for the playoffs. I think myself and Pat, our goal is that we're 100 percent for the playoffs."

Dwight Howard not expected to play Friday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/4/2014) Rockets center Dwight Howard is officially considered a game-time decision, but is not expected to play Friday night against Oklahoma City, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Howard has missed six of the team's last eight games with an ankle injury. He is officially day to day moving forward, leaving his next chance to return on Sunday against Denver.

Dwight Howard has fluid drained, out for road trip


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2014) Rockets center Dwight Howard had fluid drained from his left ankle for a second time Tuesday, as the team continues to work towards getting him healthy for the playoffs. He will sit out Tuesday's game against the Nets as a result of the injury, but remains unconcerned about the injury being a lingering issue in the postseason.

"There was more fluid in there the next time I saw the doctor," Howard told the Houston Chronicle. "It was best I get the fluid out and just rest. I’m not worried."

He will not return for Wednesday's game against the Raptors either, meaning his next chance to return is Friday against the Thunder. Howard will have missed six of the team's last eight games by the time the Rockets return from their current road trip. 


Report: Dwight Howard could miss more than a week


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(3/29/2014) Rockets center Dwight Howard continues to deal with ankle issues, and will not play Saturday against the Clippers according to the team.

According to the Clippers' TV announcer, he might be out even longer, as Howard reportedly told him he will be out the next 10 days while recovering from the injury. The team has yet to confirm this report, only listing him as day to day moving forward.

Howard has been fighting through this ankle issue for more than a week, and had a cyst removed last week. He is officially day to day moving forward, but this is something to keep an eye on moving forward. 


Dwight Howard doubles up in return vs. Bobcats


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/24/2014) Rockets center Dwight Howard (ankle) made his return to the starting lineup on Monday, doubling up with 10 points and 10 rebounds in a 100-89 victory over the Bobcats in Charlotte.

Howard shot 4 of 9 from the floor, and 2 of 4 from the free throw line. He did all of his damage in 33 minutes of game action, four assists, two blocks and one steal. He is averaging 15.5 points, 12.0 rebounds and 4.5 assists over his last two appearances.

Dwight Howard gets the green light Monday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/24/2014) Rockets center Dwight Howard received the green light for Monday's contest against the Bobcats, head coach Kevin McHale told the Houston Chronicle.

Howard has missed three straight games because of a strained left ankle, and had a cyst and fluid removed earlier in the week. He is averaging 18.6 points, 12.4 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game this season.

Dwight Howard still questionable for Bobcats game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2014) Rockets center Dwight Howard participated in practice on Sunday as he continues to recover from ankle issues, the team announced. His status for Monday against the Bobcats will likely be determined during morning shootaround.

Howard has missed three straight games because of a strained left ankle, and had a cyst and fluid removed earlier in the week. He is averaging 18.6 points, 12.4 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game this season.

Dwight Howard unlikely to play Saturday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(3/22/2014) Rockets center Dwight Howard is likely to miss his third game in a row Saturday against the Cavaliers, as he continues to recover from ankle issues. Rockets coach Kevin McHale told reporters prior to the game Howard will warm up prior to tip, but is unlikely to take the court.

Howard is recovering from a strained left ankle, and had a cyst and fluid removed earlier in the week. He is expected to return shortly, with the Rockets' next game set for Monday against the Bobcats.


Dwight Howard likely out until weekend


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(3/19/2014) Rockets center Dwight Howard is unlikely to play Thursday against the Timberwolves, after having a cyst and fluid removed from his left ankle, according to the Houston Chronicle. Howard was held out of Wednesday's practice as a result of the injury, and is now targeting Saturday's game against the Cavaliers for his possible return.

Dwight Howard a no-go at practice again Wednesday


by Joe Polito | CBSSports.com
(3/19/2014) Rockets center Dwight Howard did not practice Wednesday, the team announced. He was unable to suit up for Monday's game against Utah because of a left ankle sprain. 

Howard logged 38 minutes Sunday against Miami, finishing with 21 points, 14 rebounds, five assists and two blocks. 


Dwight Howard day to day due to ankle strain


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(3/18/2014) Rockets center Dwight Howard is day to day moving forward with a strained left ankle, an MRI confirmed Tuesday according to the Houston Chronicle.

Howard missed the team's previous game Monday, and he will be re-evaluated Wednesday when the Rockets are scheduled practice.  Houston's next game is set for Thursday against the Timberwolves. 


Dwight Howard will miss first game of season with strained ankle


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/17/2014) Rockets center Dwight Howard will miss his first game of the season because of a mild left ankle strain. He was ruled out for Monday's contest against the Jazz, according to the team's official website. No word on when he actually sustained the injury.

Howard was able to participate in morning shootaround, and could be sidelined as a precaution. He has had 10 games of at least 20 points and 15 rebounds. In 66 games, Howard is averaging 18.6 points, 12.4 boards and 1.8 blocks while shooting 58.9 percent from the floor per contest.

His next chance to play will come Thursday at home against Minnesota.

Back not an issue for Dwight Howard


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(3/5/2014) Rockets center Dwight Howard took advantage of an overmatched Miami frontline Tuesday and showed no signs of the back injury that had him as a game-time decision.

Howard played 36 minutes in the game and led the team in both scoring and rebounding. He dropped 22 points on 8 of 13 shooting and added 16 rebounds, his 10th 20-point, 15-rebound performance of the season. The big man added one assists but failed to block a shot for just the 11th time all season, though the Rockets still managed to win, 106-103.

Given that back surgery limited Howard's explosion for more than a season, it was good to see him shake off the issue easily Tuesday. He is averaging 18.9 points and 12.5 rebounds per game for the season.  


Dwight Howard, Jeremy Lin to play through back injuries


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(3/4/2014) Rockets center Dwight Howard and Jeremy Lin will be available to play Tuesday against the Heat as coach Kevin McHale told reporters, despite being considered game-time decisions due to back soreness. Both players missed practice Monday as a result of their injuries, but it appears that rest and treatment will be enough to get them through the soreness. 

Dwight Howard a game-time call Tuesday


by Joe Polito | CBSSports.com
(3/4/2014) A sore back forced Dwight Howard to miss Rockets' practice Monday, and Tuesday the All-Star center said he'd wait until game time to decide on his status for Houston's game against Miami. 

Howard received treatment on the back Monday night, according to the team website. He said that it was simply sore and not indicative of a larger problem. 


Dwight Howard misses practice Monday, downplays back issue


by Joe Polito | CBSSports.com
(3/3/2014) Rockets center Dwight Howard missed practice Monday dealing with a sore lower back, the team website reports.

Howard played 35 minutes Saturday against Detroit, scoring 17 points and grabbing eight rebounds in the contest. According to the Houston Chronicle, Howard downplayed the severity of the injury. 

"It tightened up, no different than a cramp," Howard said. "It goes away." 


Dwight Howard records fourth straight double-double


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/12/2014) Rockets center Dwight Howard scored 24 points on 7 of 9 shooting while grabbing 16 rebounds in his team's 113-112 win over the Wizards Wednesday.

It was Howard's fourth straight double-double heading into the All-Star break, and he also chipped in three blocks, two steals and one assist in 37 minutes in the win. He has averaged 18.8 points and 12.5 rebounds over 53 games played.


Dwight Howard posts third straight double-double


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/11/2014) Rockets center Dwight Howard continued his dominant play in the paint on Monday, securing his 34th double-double of the season in a 107-89 victory over the Timberwolves.

Howard shot 7 of 13 from the floor, and 4 of 5 from the free throw line, finishing the game with 18 points and 15 rebounds, with four of them coming from the offensive end of the glass. He did all of his damage in 39 minutes of game action, also adding two assists, three blocks and one steal.

Howard has doubled up in three straight games. He is averaging 25.2 points, 10.6 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 2.2 blocks over his last five games.

Dwight Howard scores 34 points in double-double vs. Suns


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/5/2014) Rockets center Dwight Howard scored a team-high 34 points on 11 of 17 shooting from the field and 12 of 18 shooting from the free throw line while grabbing 14 rebounds in his team's 122-108 win over the Suns Wednesday.

Howard enjoyed his highest-scoring game since Dec. 21 while also kicking in three steals and two blocks in 39 minutes Wednesday. He has averaged 18.6 points and 12.3 rebounds over 50 games played.


NBA reveals All-Star reserves


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/30/2014) The NBA announced the reserves for this year's All-Star game Thursday on TNT.

Hawks forward Paul Millsap, Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan and Wizards guard John Wall are among the new faces in the Eastern Conference roster, each making their first career appearance. They'll be joined by Heat forward Chris Bosh (9th), Pacers center Roy Hibbert (2nd), Nets guard Joe Johnson (7th) and Bulls center Joakim Noah (2nd).

In the Western Conference, the only newcomer announced was second-year guard Damian Lillard from the Trail Blazers. He will be joined by his fellow Portland teammate LaMarcus Aldridge (3rd), Rockets guard James Harden (2nd), Rockets center Dwight Howard (8th), Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki (12th), Spurs guard Tony Parker (6th) and Clippers guard Chris Paul (7th).

Dwight Howard hits 13 of 25 free throws Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/28/2014) Rockets center Dwight Howard attempted a season-high 25 free throws Tuesday, making 13 of them while scoring 23 points on 5 of 15 shooting and grabbing 16 rebounds in his team's 97-90 win over the Spurs.

It was Howard's third-highest amount of free-throw attempts in his career, dwarfed only by two foul-filled, 39-attempt performances. His double-double was his sixth straight, and he also managed one block in 36 minutes of action. Howard has averaged 18.1 points and 12.6 rebounds over 47 games played.