Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard

C - LAL
Height: 6' 11"Weight: 265 lbsAge: 33Drafted: #1 (1st Rd.)

2019 Outlook

Strength of Schedule
N/A
Draft Rank (ECR) C #63
Best / Worst #41 / #70
ADP #1

Ownership

 
Yahoo
51%
 
ESPN
71%

Eligibility

Yahoo PF,C
ESPN C
CBS C
Dwight Howard agrees to terms with the Lakers

Dwight Howard has officially cleared waivers after being waived by the Memphis Grizzles and has agreed to terms with the Lakers. With Boogie Cousins out for the season, Howard and JaVale McGee figure to mix in at the five.

Fantasy Impact

Howard will have to earn his minutes with the Lakers so it remains to be seen how many minutes he actually plays. Right now he's nothing more than a late-round flier in re-draft leagues.

Sean Fitzpatrick8 weeks ago
Dwight Howard plans to sign with Lakers

Dwight Howard has been bought out by the Memphis Grizzlies and is reportedly signing a non-guaranteed contract with the Los Angeles Lakers after performing well enough in small workouts. He is expected to provide depth on a shallow center rotation with DeMarcus Cousins out for the foreseeable future. All that is left is for Howard to clear waivers.

Fantasy Impact

While Howard no longer operates at the level of a DPOY and All-Defensive center, he can still be a productive player in a limited capacity. In fact, it was only two years ago in which he played in 81 games and posted 16.6 PPG and 12.5 RPG for the Charlotte Hornets. For him to reach his full potential with the Lakers though, he must show that he can leave his character issues and health concerns in the past. Perhaps a second stint with the Lakers will prove to be a redemption story after a failed first attempt.

Kaiyo Funaki9 weeks ago
Mutual interest in a reunion between Lakers and Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard is currenty a member of the Grizzlies after being traded from the Wizards for C.J. Miles earlier this summer. The Lakers will request permission to speak with Howard and go from there. Although, talks won't heat up until he is waived by Memphis, which is expected to happen.

Fantasy Impact

This news comes as no surprise after DeMarcus Cousins was diagnosed with a torn ACL earlier this month. The Lakers are very thin at center after JaVale McGee so they're likely exploring all of their options. Howard's 2018-19 season with the Wizards was cut short after only appearing in nine games and undergoing spinal surgery. His last healthy season occurred in 2017-18 with Charlotte Hornets, where he averaged 16.6 points and 12.5 rebounds per game.

Jon Mathisen9 weeks ago
Dwight Howard to be traded to the Lakers?

The Los Angeles Lakers are targeting Dwight Howard after losing presumed starter DeMarcus Cousins to an ACL tear. Howard suffered a lumbar injury while with the Washington Wizards, limiting him to only nine games, and was subsequently traded to the Memphis Grizzlies this past offseason.

Fantasy Impact

Howard could be getting a second chance in LA, as the three-time Defensive Player of the Year has drawn interest from the Lakers. The Purple and Gold lack depth at the five, especially since JaVale McGee is the only healthy center listed on the roster, so this reunion makes sense on paper. Howard is currently a member of the Grizzlies but was never really expected to play a single minute for the club. Though Howard is a shell of his former self and has become a bit of a journeyman, he is still capable of posting double-doubles on a nightly basis.

Kaiyo Funaki9 weeks ago
Dwight Howard traded to the Grizzlies

Dwight Howard was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for CJ Miles.

Fantasy Impact

Howard played only nine games last season after dealing with a back injury that ultimately required surgery. Howard averaged 12.8 points and 9.2 rebounds in nine games for the Wizards last season.

Brad Camara16 weeks ago