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Western Pacific Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
35-9 8-2 W5
32-13 4-6 L1
23-23 6-4 W1
23-24 4-6 W1
18-29 3-7 L2

2021 Stats

STATS MPG
Minutes Per Game
PPG
Points Per Game
FG%
Field Goal Percentage
RPG
Rebounds Per Game
APG
Assists Per Game
Regular Season 15.1 5.3 63.0 5.5 0.6

Top Dwight Howard News

  • Lakers' Dwight Howard: Active Wednesday

    Howard (knee) is available to play Wednesday against Indiana.

    As expected, the veteran center will be available for the Lakers on Wednesday. It's unclear at the moment, though, if Howard will garner a third straight start or come in off the bench. Regardless, the 2004 first-round pick is averaging 5.4 points and 5.5 rebounds across 34 outings this year.

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  • Lakers' Dwight Howard: Dealing with knee soreness

    Howard is listed as probable for Wednesday's contest against the Pacers with left knee soreness, Harrison Faigen of Silver Screen and Roll reports.

    Howard is expected to continue playing through soreness in his left knee. Over his last three games, the veteran big man is averaging 8.3 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.3 steals in 19.3 minutes.

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  • Lakers' Dwight Howard: Cleared to play

    Howard (knee) will play Monday against Utah, Kyle Goon of The Orange County Register reports.

    Howard will once again play through soreness in his left knee. He's finished in double figures twice in January and is coming off a 13-point scoring output Saturday against Denver.

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  • Lakers' Dwight Howard: Listed as probable

    Howard (knee) is probable for Monday's game against the Jazz.

    Howard continues to deal with left knee soreness but was able to play through the issue Saturday against the Nuggets. He's averaged 8.4 points and 6.2 rebounds in 14.2 minutes per game across his last five appearances.

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  • Lakers' Dwight Howard: Starting vs. Nuggets

    Howard will start Saturday against the Nuggets, Ryan Ward of LakersNation.com reports.

    LeBron James has been starting at center lately, but Howard will get the nod in an attempt to slow down Nikola Jokic. In Howard's six starts, he's averaged 4.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 17.5 minutes.

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  • Lakers' Dwight Howard: Playing Saturday

    Howard (knee) is available for Saturday's matchup against the Nuggets, Kyle Goon of The Orange County Register reports.

    Despite knee soreness, Howard will be available. His presence may come in handy against Nikola Jokic.

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  • Lakers' Dwight Howard: Questionable Saturday

    Howard (knee) is questionable for Saturday's contest against the Nuggets, Ryan Ward of LakersNation.com reports.

    Howard is averaging just 9.3 minutes over the past three games, so a potential absence won't affect the rotation much. Still, if he's out, we could see more minutes from DeAndre Jordan.

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  • Lakers' Dwight Howard: Excels with 14/14 double-double

    Howard contributed 14 points (6-12 FG, 2-2 FT), 14 rebounds, three assists and two steals across 22 minutes during Tuesday's 122-114 victory over the Kings.

    Howard's upside is a big question mark currently, as the team has switched between the veteran and Stanley Johnson as the starter in place of Anthony Davis (knee) Howard's line points toward a consistent role until Davis returns at the end of the month, but the implied variance in relation to Johnson makes him less dependable as a fantasy producer.

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  • Lakers' Dwight Howard: Coming off bench Friday

    Howard isn't starting Friday's game against the Trail Blazers, Kyle Goon of The Orange County Register reports.

    Howard returned to the starting five for Wednesday's matchup against the Grizzlies, but he'll come off the bench for the second time in the last three games. Stanley Johnson will draw the start against Portland.

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  • Lakers' Dwight Howard: Rejoins starting five

    Howard will start Wednesday's game at Memphis, Mike Trudell of the Lakers' official site reports.

    Howard didn't see the court Tuesday but will return to the starting five for the second half of the back-to-back set. He played only six minutes against the Nets on Christmas Day and doesn't offer much fantasy upside at this point.

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  • Lakers' Dwight Howard: Coming off bench

    Howard will come off the bench Tuesday against the Rockets, Dave McMenamin of ESPN.com reports.

    Coach Frank Vogel will opt for a significant shake-up and is starting LeBron James at center. In 22 games off the bench, Howard has averaged 5.1 points and 5.3 rebounds in 14.4 minutes.

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  • Lakers' Dwight Howard: Starts, plays six minutes

    Howard produced two points (0-1 FG, 2-2 FT) and three rebounds over six minutes during Saturday's 122-115 loss to the Nets.

    Howard made his second consecutive start since returning from COVID protocols, but he played just six minutes as the Lakers leaned on a small-ball lineup for most of the game. When the minutes are there, Howard is still capable of providing fantasy value in rebounds and blocks, but his role has been too inconsistent to warrant rostering in most season-long leagues.

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  • Lakers' Dwight Howard: Grabs nine boards in return

    Howard amassed four points (1-2 FG, 2-4 FT), nine rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 22 minutes during Thursday's 138-110 loss to the Spurs.

    Howard missed the Lakers' previous four contests while in COVID-19 protocols, and he was immediately inserted into the starting lineup upon his return. The veteran center did well enough with nine boards and two blocks, though he was nearly invisible offensively, taking just two shots and scoring four points. Howard could continue to start with Anthony Davis (knee) out until at least mid-January, but he no longer appears eager to score, so his fantasy value is almost completely limited to being a rebound specialist who will swat an occasional shot or two.

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  • Lakers' Dwight Howard: Draws start in first game back

    Howard will start Thursday's contest against the Spurs, Kyle Goon of The Orange County Register reports.

    Howard, who missed the last four games due to COVID-19 protocols, will draw the start at center in his first game back. In a corresponding move, DeAndre Jordan will move to the bench. Howard has started three contests this season and is averaging 4.0 points and 5.7 rebounds across 20.3 minutes per game.

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  • Lakers' Dwight Howard: Clears health and safety protocols

    Howard has cleared the NBA's health and safety protocols and will be available for Tuesday's game against Phoenix, Dave McMenamin of ESPN reports.

    While it's been one negative story after another for the Lakers this season, they did get some positive news Tuesday as both Howard and Talen Horton-Tucker passed through the league's protocols. Both players were initially listed as out, so this will be a nice boost for a roster in desperate need of any sort of spark.

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  • Lakers' Dwight Howard: Missing fourth straight game

    Howard (COVID-19 health and safety protocols) is listed as out for Tuesday's game against the Suns.

    Howard, who entered the health and safety protocols Dec. 14, will be sidelined for a fourth straight game. He should be nearing the end of his quarantine period, but Howard can't be viewed as a lock to play in the Lakers' second game of the week Thursday versus the Spurs. Whenever he's deemed ready to go, Howard could find himself in a more prominent role in the frontcourt as the Lakers look to replace Anthony Davis (knee), who is set to remain out for at least the next month.

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  • Lakers' Dwight Howard: Remains out Friday

    Howard (COVID-19 protocols) has been ruled out for Friday's game against Minnesota, Ryan Ward of LakersNation.com reports.

    Howard has been in the league's health and safety protocols since Tuesday, and he'll be forced to miss a second straight game. DeAndre Jordan should see additional minutes Friday.

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  • Lakers' Dwight Howard: Out Wednesday due to protocols

    Howard is out for Wednesday's matchup against the Mavericks due to health and safety protocols, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

    Howard and Malik Monk entered protocols Tuesday night. Without Howard, backup center minutes will presumably go to DeAndre Jordan.

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  • Lakers' Dwight Howard: Starting Friday

    Howard will start at center in Friday's matchup with the Thunder, Jovan Buha of The Athletic reports.

    Howard will replace Anthony Davis (knee) in the starting lineup. He recorded six points, five rebounds and two assists across 20.8 minutes in his only other start this season.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-10, 265 lbs
Birthplace: Atlanta, GA
Age: 36
Experience: 17