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Los Angeles Lakers | #39 | Center-Forward

Dwight

Howard

PPG

7.0

RPG

8.4

APG

0.9

PIE

13.0

6'10" | 265lb | 35 years

Player Bio

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

NBA Champion (2020) Three-time Defensive Player of the Year (2009-11) … Eight-time NBA All-Star (2007-14) … Eight-time All-NBA honoree (First Team in 2008-12, Second Team in 2014, Third Team in 2007 & 2013) … Has been named to the NBA’s All-Defensive Team five times (First Team in 2009-12, Second Team in 2008) … All-Rookie First Team selection (2005) … Helped lead the United States to gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics … Captured the NBA’s rebounding title five times (2008-10, 2012-13) … Captured the NBA’s blocks title twice (2009-10) … NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion (2008) … Has been selected Eastern Conference Player of the Month six times and Eastern Conference Player of the Week 18 times … Has appeared in 1,044 NBA games (1,043 starts) for the Magic, Lakers, Rockets, Hawks, Hornets and Wizards … Owns career averages of 17.4 points, 12.6 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 2.0 blocks in 34.5 minutes … Has shot 58.3 percent (6537-11217) from the field for his career, ranking fourth all-time (minimum 2,000 FGM) … Ranks first among active players in career rebounds (13,184) and blocks (2,051) … Scored in double figures in 902 games, including 387 games with 20+, 69 games with 30+ and four 40-point games … Grabbed double-digit rebounds in 784 games, including 345 games with 15+, 82 games with 20+ and eight games with 25+ boards … Blocked multiple shots in 557 games, including 76 games with 5+ and one game with 10 blocks … Tallied 722 career double-doubles, including one triple-double … Playoffs: Has appeared in 95 playoff games (all starts) for the Magic, Lakers, Rockets and Hawks, averaging 18.4 points, 13.8 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 2.5 blocks in 37.0 minutes … Has shot 58.6 percent (626-1069) from the field … Scored in double figures in 80 games, including 42 games with 20+, nine games with 30+ and two 40-point games … Grabbed double-digit rebounds in 79 games, including 41 games with 15+, 10 games with 20+ and one game with 25+ boards … Blocked multiple shots in 62 games, including 13 games with 5+ and three games with 8+ … Tallied 71 double-doubles … Career Transactions: Selected by the Orlando Magic with the first overall pick in the 2004 NBA Draft … Acquired by the Los Angeles Lakers along with Earl Clark and Chris Duhon, as part of a four-team trade, which included Denver and Philadelphia on August 10, 2012 … Signed as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on July 13, 2013 … Signed as a free agent with the Atlanta Hawks on July 12, 2016 … Acquired by the Charlotte Hornets along with a 2017 second round draft pick in exchange for Marco Belinelli, Miles Plumlee and a 2017 second round draft pick on June 20, 2017 … Acquired by the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for Hamidou Diallo, Timofey Mozgov, cash and a 2021 second round draft pick on July 6, 2018 … Waived by the Nets on July 7, 2018 … Signed as a free agent with the Washington Wizards on July 11, 2018 … Acquired by the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for C.J. Miles on July 6, 2019 … Waived by the Grizzlies on August 24, 2019 … Signed with the Los Angeles Lakers as a free agent on August 26, 2019

PERSONAL LIFE

Born in Atlanta, GA … Full name is Dwight David Howard … Father, Dwight Sr., is a Georgia State trooper and serves as Athletic Director of Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy … Mother, Sheryl, played on the inaugural women’s team at Morris Brown College … Recipient of the NBA Community Assist award three times (July 2007, Jan. 2009 and Oct. 2010) … Served as a spokesperson for the NBA Fit program to raise awareness of physical fitness and nutrition to fight childhood obesity … Established the D12 Foundation in 2011 (www.d12foundation.org) ... Favorite players are Michael Jordan and Kevin Garnett … Winner of the 2004 Naismith Award as the nation’s top high school player … Named Georgia Mr. Basketball in 2004 … a 2004 McDonald’s High School All-American … Named co-MVP of the 2004 McDonald’s High School All-American game