Dwight Howard

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  • Rajon Rondo
    PG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Rajon Rondo, Quinn Cook, Avery Bradley, Danny Green, JaVale McGee, Dwight Howard, Anthony Davis and LeBron James are sitting out Friday's preseason finale vs. the Warriors.

    The Lakers are placing the emphasis on preseason in this one after already playing the Warriors on Monday and Wednesday. The veterans will get some rest in what is bound to be an ugly game for the youngsters.

    Source: Dave McMenamin on Twitter

  • Anthony Davis
    PF-C, Los Angeles Lakers

    According to head coach Frank Vogel, Anthony Davis (rest) will sit out of Friday's preseason finale vs. the Warriors.

    Both Davis and LeBron James will sit out of the final preseason game. This will boost Dwight Howard's and Javale McGee's outlook in DFS matchups on Friday.

    Source: Dave McMenamin on Twitter

  • JaVale McGee
    C, Los Angeles Lakers

    JaVale McGee scored 12 points on 6-of-8 shooting with six rebounds, a steal and a block vs. the Warriors on Wednesday.

    McGee looks solid in short spurts and the Lakers look like they have a solid rotation at center between he and Dwight Howard (13 points and seven rebounds). McGee is the man to own here, but both are decent options at the end of your drafts.

  • Dwight Howard
    C, Los Angeles Lakers

    Dwight Howard double-doubled with 12 points and 13 rebounds to go with six assists, four steals and a block in Monday's 104-98 win over the Warriors.

    He went 2-for-4 from the field and a solid 8-for-10 at the line. Howard outplayed JaVale McGee (11 points, one 3-pointer, five rebounds, one assist and three blocks) tonight and with DeMarcus Cousins (ACL) out for the season, we expect a timeshare at the center position. McGee is the more attractive option due to his high block rate, but Howard makes for a good rebounding specialist for fantasy owners.

  • Dwight Howard
    C, Los Angeles Lakers

    Dwight Howard got the starting nod in Thursday's preseason game and produced five points, eight rebounds, a steal and a block in 18 minutes.

    Howard did pick up five fouls in his time on the floor but given how long it's been since he's played we'll give him a pass. More notable is that he only took two shots, as he's going to have to settle for a limited offensive role on a good Lakers team. JaVale McGee came off the bench for six points, 10 rebounds, three assists and five blocks in 19 minutes. McGee remains the vastly superior fantasy option.

  • JaVale McGee
    C, Los Angeles Lakers

    JaVale McGee started at center for the Lakers in Saturday's preseason tilt vs. the Warriors and was able to muster 10 points on perfect 5-of-5 shooting from the field, as well as 13 rebounds and one assist.

    McGee did his damage in 17 minutes on the floor. Dwight Howard played 18 minutes off the bench and chipped in nine points and nine boards while failing to record a block or a steal. This positional battle between McGee and Howard is something worth watching in the preseason. For now, we're sticking with the recommendation that McGee is the better big man to own in fantasy.

  • JaVale McGee
    C, Los Angeles Lakers

    Frank Vogel said "Our centers have really impressed me" on Tuesday, referring to Dwight Howard and JaVale McGee.

    The Lakers' championship odds took a hit when DeMarcus Cousins went down with a torn ACL over the summer, but there's a chance that McGee and Howard can mostly fill that void next to Anthony Davis. Vogel mention that "JaVale's performing at a really high level" and that "Dwight Howard has been all business since he came in this time around." If either or both players can get over twenty minutes per game this season, they could be well-worth a late-round pick. McGee was near the top-50 last season in 22.3 mpg, and Howard had hovered around No. 100 (and much higher for punt free throw teams) for a few seasons prior to his stint with he Wizards.

    Source: Dave McMenamin on Twitter

  • Dwight Howard
    C, Los Angeles Lakers

    During the first two days of Lakers' training camp Dwight Howard has found himself in the first unit.

    It is still early to draw any firm conclusions, but Dwight currently has the edge on JaVale McGee for the starting center position. We should not be seeing too many patented Dwight Howard post-ups next to his superior teammates, but Dwight can still carve out some late-round value if he delivers efficient double-doubles without too many trips to the free-throw line. With all the attention on LeBron and AD, Howard should have an easier time getting lobs and offensive rebounds. It should become apparent pretty quickly if Dwight is buying into his supporting role, and if LeBron enjoys playing with the always mercurial Howard.

    Source: Dave McMenamin on Twitter

  • Dwight Howard
    C, Los Angeles Lakers

    In a recent interview, Lakers coach Frank Vogel envisions Dwight Howard as a role-playing contributor to the team this season.

    Vogel was quoted saying "“We feel really good about where he’s at as a person. He’s gonna serve a different role. It’s gonna be more of a role player type of role as opposed to being the lead & he understands that.” And while Howard may not be a hot commodity in fantasy drafts, he might be able to carve out some deep-league value for his ability to chip in boards and blocks. He just needs to stay on the same page as his coach though.

    Source: Lake Show World on Twitter

  • Dwight Howard
    C, Los Angeles Lakers

    Dwight Howard is expected to "compete" with JaVale McGee for the Lakers' starting C job this season.

    Fresh off signing with the Lakers after the unfortunate injury to DeMarcus Cousins, Howard impressed in his workout and will now get the chance to start for a team that has championship aspirations. This is quite the turnaround from where Howard was just two short weeks ago. There may be some real fantasy value left in the veteran big man after all.

    Source: Lakersnation

  • Dwight Howard
    C, Los Angeles Lakers

    The Lakers have announced the signing of Dwight Howard to a non-guaranteed deal.

    Howard officially returns to Los Angeles. His production has slipped, though he still put up amazing numbers if you were punting free throws just two seasons ago with per-game averages of 16.6 points, 12.5 rebounds, and 1.6 blocks on 55.5 percent from the floor in 81 games. Last year was obviously a different story as he played in just nine games and his blocks dropped to 0.4 per game. It sounds like he'll be on a short leash regarding his attitude, but there's a chance he becomes relevant once more this season in limited minutes at age 33.

    Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter

  • Dwight Howard
    C, Memphis Grizzlies

    Dwight Howard has agreed with the Grizzlies on a buyout, and will sign a non-guaranteed contract with the Lakers.

    The Lakers are giving Howard an opportunity to be fantasy relevant. When given minutes, Dwight can produce double-doubles with the best of them, but he has been changing teams for years now. He will be worth a gamble at the end of your draft if camp with the Lakers goes well, but this is a non-guaranteed deal, and he only played nine games last season.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Dwight Howard
    C, Memphis Grizzlies

    Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN is reporting that the Lakers are planning individual workouts to evaluate centers Joakim Noah, Dwight Howard and Mo Speights this week in Los Angeles.

    Marcin Gortat is also in the Lakers’ radar as the team is actively looking to sign another big after DeMarcus Cousins tore his ACL last week. Speights spent the last season in China after 10 years in the NBA while Gortat remains overseas and it’s unclear whether he will be back to Los Angeles for a workout with the team.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Dwight Howard
    C, Memphis Grizzlies

    Appearing on ESPN’s SportsCenter, Brian Windhorst said that he thinks Dwight Howard coming back to the Lakers is probably not going to happen.

    “I don’t think it’s a very likely marriage,” Windhorst said. “I think the Lakers right now are doing their due diligence and Joakim Noah is another guy they have looked at.” Howard is still under contract with the Grizzlies and the Lakers were granted permission to talk to the former All-Star but health issues might be the reason they are hesitant to make a move for him right now. With DeMarcus Cousins likely out for the entire year the Lakers are in need of somebody who can be healthy and give them a few minutes off the bench, but neither Howard nor Noah have been able to avoid injuries the last few seasons. Howard only played in nine games last year with the Wizards before undergoing a lumbar microdiscotemy in November while Noah has struggled to stick on a roster after leaving the Bulls in 2016 and playing in just 53 games with the Knicks.

    Source: ESPN

  • Dwight Howard
    C, Memphis Grizzlies

    The Grizzlies are allowing the Lakers to speak with Dwight Howard.

    The news came out yesterday that the Lakers would seek permission and the fact that they were granted it suggests that Howard will not be on the Grizzlies for long. The aftermath of DeMarcus Cousins tearing his ACL left them in need of another center if they want to remain true to playing Anthony Davis exclusively at power forward. Joakim Noah is the other option on the Lakers' radar and has been a facilitator and role player in the past.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter