Quick Facts | Dwight Howard

Eight-time All-Star Dwight Howard has had an illustrious career.

In his 16th NBA season, Howard earned the most recent NBA championship as a member of the 2019-20 Lakers.

Next stop on his journey: the Philadelphia 76ers.

Get to know the new Sixer a bit better…

  • Before growing into one of the most dominant bigs in league history, Howard was an impressive high school prospect in his hometown of Atlanta, GA.

  • Howard played his high school ball at Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy, and was drafted straight out of high school - selected first overall by the Orlando Magic in the 2004 NBA Draft.

    • Howard made a splash immediately in the NBA, averaging a 12.0-point, 10.0-rebound double-double as a rookie (along with 1.7 blocks, 0.9 steals, and 0.9 assists per game).

    • Howard was named to the 2004-05 All-Rookie First Team.

  • He spent eight seasons in Orlando (including an NBA Finals appearance in 2009), before his first stint with the Lakers for the 2012-13 season. 

  • Howard spent his next three seasons in Houston, then made stops in Atlanta, Charlotte, and Washington before returning to the Lakers for their 2019-20 championship campaign.

    • Howard’s most recent season was an impressive one, shooting a career-best 72.9% from the field.

    • In 2019-20, Howard averaged 7.5 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 1.1 blocks in 18.9 minutes per game.

  • Over those 16 seasons, Howard made eight All-Star appearances, eight All-NBA teams, five All-Defensive teams, and won Defensive Player of the Year three times (2009, 2010, 2011).

    • Only two players in NBA history have won Defensive Player of the Year more than three times - Dikembe Mutumbo (4), and Ben Wallace (4).

  • Another set of accolades for Howard: He’s a two-time NBA block champion, and a two-time NBA rebounding leader.

  • Howard has shot 58.6% from the field throughout his career - the fifth-best figure in NBA history. Over the course of his career, he has averaged 16.7 points, 12.3 rebounds, 1.4 assists, and 1.9 blocks per game.

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