Dwight Howard

#12 C / Charlotte Hornets / EXP: 13YRS Height: 6-11 Weight: 265 lb Age: 31 College: No College

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C Rank
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Player Outlook

Dwight Howard has had trouble finding a home since leaving Orlando six years ago, but his move to the Hornets appears to be one of his best fits yet. This is a Charlotte team who's struggled to find a center in the mold of Howard, who's comfortable on both sides of the floor. While the numbers have been decreasing in recent seasons for Howard, his 13.5 points, 12.7 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game averages from last season indicate there's still some gas left in the tank. He did that damage in his most efficient season, shooting a career-high 63.3 percent from the field. While his 29.0 minutes per game last season were a career-low, Howard likely won't see a dramatic increase in playing time, considering his spacing limitations and the fact that the Hornets still have Cody Zeller, who started 58 games a season ago. The key for Howard is health, as he's averaging just 64.5 games played across his last six seasons. With Zeller potentially stealing some minutes at center, Howard's not guaranteed to replicate last seasons numbers and he's also a brutal free-throw shooter. Those factors make Howard's Fantasy value tough to predict, though he's still going to be a double-double threat and a better-than-average rim protector who rebounds at one of the best rates in the NBA.

Player News
  • Hornets' Dwight Howard: Monster game Friday
    By RotoWire Staff

    Howard finished with 20 points (8-12 FG, 4-8 FT), 15 rebounds and one block across 33 minutes during Friday's 109-91 win over the Hawks. Howard took it to his former team Friday. He's recorded 15 rebounds in each of his first two games, though that's not too surprising considering he averaged 12.7 boards per game last season.

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  • Howard tallied 10 points (5-9 FG, 0-2 FT), 15 rebounds, two blocks, one assist and one steal across 31 minutes during Wednesday's 102-90 loss to the Pistons. Though it was a relatively normal game for Howard, it's encouraging to see him get off to a good start with his new team, especially against a great rebounder in Andre Drummond. He recorded 17 games with at least 15 rebounds last season, so it's fair to expect more of this kind of effort from Howard periodically throughout the season.

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  • Howard scored 16 points (6-11 FG, 4-6 FT) while adding six rebounds and four steals in 23 minutes during Monday's preseason loss to the Heat. The veteran big man continues to enjoy a solid preseason as he prepares to suit up for his fifth team in the last seven seasons. Howard could see more usage in Charlotte than he did with Atlanta or Houston, particularly with Nic Batum (elbow) sidelined, but it's still unlikely the 31-year-old will be able to return to the 20 PPG level he last reached in 2011-12 with Orlando.

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  • Howard finished with 12 points (5-8 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-3 FT), 11 rebounds, two blocks, one steal and five turnovers across 23 minutes during Wednesday's 108-106 victory over the Pistons. While Howard's counting stats look good at first, his five turnovers certainly dampened his fantasy impact. In fact, across the team's two preseason affairs, Howard has racked up 11 turnovers across 46 total minutes. It seems likely he'll clear that up, but it is somewhat concerning. Over than that, however, he's totaled a solid 19 points, 21 rebounds and five blocks across two preseason affairs.

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  • Howard posted seven points (2-6 FG, 3-8 FT), 10 rebounds, three blocks, one assist and one steal in 23 minutes Monday in a preseason matchup with the Celtics. Howard got the start in his first action as a Hornet after being traded this offseason. The fourteen-year veteran, who was fifth in the league with 12.7 rebounds per game last year, showed no signs of slowing down on the glass, a trend that should continue as he is expected to be the regular season starter at center.

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Last 7 Games

DATEOppResultMinPTSTRBASTBKSTTOFPTS
10/20
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W 109-91 33 20 15 0 1 0 6 30
10/18
L 102-90 31 10 15 1 2 1 3 27

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Career Stats

Season G FG FGP 3PT 3PTP FT FTP PTS PPG FPTS
2017 2 13 61.9 0 0.0 4 40.0 30 15.00 57
2016 74 388 63.3 0 0 226 53.3 1002 13.54 2136
2015 71 372 62.0 0 0.0 232 48.9 976 13.75 2023
2014 41 251 59.3 1 50.0 143 52.8 646 15.76 1143
2013 71 473 59.1 2 28.6 349 54.7 1297 18.27 2384
2012 76 470 57.8 1 16.7 355 49.2 1296 17.05 2502
2011 54 416 57.3 0 0.0 281 49.1 1113 20.61 2128
2010 78 619 59.3 0 0.0 546 59.6 1784 22.87 3110
2009 82 510 61.2 0 0.0 483 59.2 1503 18.33 2902
2008 79 560 57.2 0 0.0 504 59.4 1624 20.56 3009
2007 82 583 59.9 0 0.0 529 59.0 1695 20.67 3063
2006 82 526 60.3 1 50.0 390 58.6 1443 17.60 2676
2005 82 468 53.1 0 0.0 356 59.5 1292 15.76 2527
2004 82 352 52.0 0 0.0 277 67.1 981 11.96 2002
3 Year Avg 62 337 61.8 0 0.0 200 51.3 875 14.11 1769
Career 956 6001 58.5 5 8.9 4675 56.6 16682 17.45

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