Howard recorded 14 points (5-8 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 4-6 FT), 12 rebounds and one block in 26 minutes during Philadelphia's 134-123 loss to Utah on Monday.
With Joel Embiid (back) out of the lineup, Howard played an increased role and came away with his third double-double of the season. While Mike Scott got the start, it was Howard who saw the majority of the minutes at center due to Scott coming off a knee injury. In the four games in which Howard has played at least 25 minutes this season, he has pulled down an average of 14.0 rebounds per game. The veteran has been a valuable presence in his first season with Philadelphia, averaging 6.0 points and 7.8 rebounds per game. If Embiid ends up missing any additional time, Howard would be in line for a larger role.
Howard put up eight points (3-5 FG, 2-2 FT), nine rebounds, four assists and two blocked shots across 13 minutes in a win over Sacramento on Tuesday.
Howard just missed out on a double-double while dishing a season-high four dimes despite logging only 13 minutes on the court. He has proven to be a valuable asset off the bench for the 76ers in his first year with the squad, posting per-game averages of 5.9 points, 7.8 boards and 0.9 blocks. The veteran doesn't play enough minutes to be more than an occasional streamer for rebounds and swats in fantasy leagues, though his per-36-minutes averages of 16.5 boards and 2.0 blocks suggest that he can still make a big impact on the court when given the opportunity.
Howard had five points (1-2 FG, 3-6 FT), 10 rebounds, two steals and one assist in 14 minutes during Wednesday's 118-111 win at Charlotte.
The 35-year-old didn't offer much offensively Wednesday, but he pulled down double-digit rebounds for the third straight contest. Howard is averaging 6.2 points, 8.1 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in 17.7 minutes through 21 games this season.
Howard played in 25 minutes off the bench and collected 11 points (3-6 FG, 5-12 FT), 15 rebounds and two blocks during the 76ers' 119-110 win over the Pacers on Sunday.
Howard and Tony Bradley saw extended minutes with Joel Embiid (back) out of the lineup. It was the second straight game in which Howard collected double-digit rebounds. In Howard's last 12 games, he has hit the 20-minute plateau six times and is averaging 6.5 points and 9.5 rebounds per game.
Howard will come off the bench Wednesday against the Lakers, Justin Grasso of SI.com reports.
The 35-year-old started Monday but will return to the bench with Joel Embiid (back) retaking the court Wednesday. Howard is averaging 6.0 points and 7.6 rebounds in 16.0 minutes in 14 appearances when coming off the bench this season.
Howard will start Monday's game against the Pistons with Joel Embiid (back) out, Rod Beard of the Detroit News reports.
It will be the fourth start of the season for Howard, who put up eight points, 18 rebounds, three blocks and three assists in 34 minutes last time he filled in for Embiid. Over his last three games, Howard has averaged 9.7 rebounds and 1.7 blocks in just 15.3 minutes off the bench.
Howard scored eight points (3-8 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-8 FT) while adding 18 rebounds, three assists and three blocks across 34 minutes in Saturday's loss against the Grizzlies.
Howard got the start in place of Joel Embiid, who is slated to miss at least two games due to a right knee injury, and while his scoring figures were poor, he delivered a season-high mark in rebounds. Howard is not expected to be the dominant two-way threat he once was and has scored in double digits just twice this season, but he can be a reliable streaming option while Embiid is out, especially in category-based leagues.
Howard will start Saturday's game at Memphis.
The 35-year-old will receive his third start of the season with Joel Embiid (knee) sitting out Saturday. Howard averaged 10.0 points and 7.0 rebounds over 19.5 minutes in his two previous starts this season.
Howard went for seven points (3-8 FG, 1-3 3Pt), 11 rebounds, two assists and one block in 35 minutes off the bench in Monday's 112-94 loss to the Hawks.
While Joel Embiid (back) returned to the starting lineup, he still was not 100 percent as Howard played 12 more minutes despite coming off the bench. Both big men chalked up 11 rebounds and for Howard, it is the fourth time in his last five games he has hit double-digit boards.
Howard is coming off the bench Monday against Atlanta, Ky Carlin of USA Today reports.
Howard stepped into a starting role for the 76ers' last matchup with Denver due to a number of injuries, but he'll return to his bench role now that Joel Embiid has been cleared. Howard is averaging 5.2 points and 6.3 boards in his last six games off the bench (13.2 minutes).
Howard will start Saturday's game against the Nuggets, Derek Bodner of The Athletic reports.
With the 76ers dealing with a myriad of injuries and COVID-19 protocols, Howard will get the start for the sidelined Joel Embiid (back). In four games this season where Howard has seen at least 15 minutes, he's averaging 9.0 points and 8.5 rebounds in 15.8 minutes.
Howard tallied nine points (4-6 FG, 1-4 FT), 13 rebounds and one assist in the 118-101 victory over the Hornets.
Howard has now gone over 10 rebounds twice this season despite not even hitting 20 minutes in any contest. The 35-year old saw his most minutes on the floor, as the game was well in hand from the beginning. Even with the extended playing time, Howard still has yet to put up 10 points in a game this season.
Howard will start Sunday's game against the Cavaliers, Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Howard will enter the starting five for the first time this season after Joel Embiid (back) was ruled out for Sunday's contest. The 35-year-old averaged 6.5 points and 8.0 rebounds over 14.5 minutes per game while appearing off the bench in each of the first two contests of the year.
Howard recorded nine points (4-7 FG, 1-1 FT), six rebounds, one block and one steal in a win at New York on Saturday.
Most of Howard's production came from an impressive seven-point run he had during the second quarter. He remains a serviceable scoring and rebounding option, but his fantasy value seems more limited than ever. Howard is averaging just 14.5 minutes of playing time serving as Joel Embiid's backup.
Howard scored 14 points (7-7 FG) to go along with four rebounds in 16 minutes in the 76ers preseason win over the Pacers on Friday.
Howard got the start with Joel Embiid (illness) sidelined. He didn't miss a shot and rebounded well in his limited minutes, though he also turned the ball over five times and racked up four fouls. Howard should be a decent source of points and boards, even though he'll primarily serve as Embiid's backup. .
Howard will start Friday's preseason game against the Pacers, Derek Bodner of The Athletic reports.
Howard will get the start for Joel Embiid who is battling an illness ahead of the team's final preseason game. The 35-year-old center will be backed up in this one by Tony Bradley. Howard put up a near double-double last season despite receiving less than 20 minutes per game.
Howard and the 76ers have come to terms on a one-year deal, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
The deal will be for the veteran minimum exception of $2.6 million according to Bobby Marks of ESPN.com. Philadelphia will be the seventh different team Howard has suited up for, as he continues to be a journeyman in the latter stage of his career. The 76ers traded Al Horford to the Thunder on draft night, which opened up a spot for Howard. He projects to back up Joel Embiid in the upcoming season. The 34-year-old averaged 7.5 points and 7.3 rebounds across 18.9 minutes in 69 games for the Lakers last season.
Howard is expected to shift to the bench for Sunday's Game 6 of the NBA Finals against the Heat, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Howard made an impact early in the series, but his play has tailed off of late, and he was a glaring negative for the Lakers in Friday's Game 5 loss. As a result, the Lakers will shake up the lineup and go with a smaller unit featuring Alex Caruso as another perimeter-oriented option.
Howard finished with 12 points (5-6 FG, 2-3 FT), 11 rebounds, one assist and one steal in 23 minutes during Thursday's 114-108 victory over the Nuggets.
Howard shifted into the starting lineup for Game 4, turning in a productive performance. He did most of his damage in the first quarter, tallying eight points and eight rebounds in just eight minutes. Based on what we have seen thus far during the series, Howard appears as though he will remain in the starting lineup moving forward. JaVale McGee played only five minutes in the victory and has struggled to have any impact on either end of the floor.
Howard will start Thursday's Game 4 against the Nuggets, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Howard's move to the starting lineup will send JaVale McGee to bench. After a strong performance in Game 1, the big man posted a pair of quiet performances the past two contests. He'll be used primarily as a defensive asset to match up with Nikola Jokic, but Howard has shown he can score when given the opportunity.
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