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Dwight Howard
current status: On roster
Birth Date:December 8, 1985 (30 years old)
Place of Birth:Atlanta, GA
From:SW Atlanta Christian Academy (Ga.)
Experience:11 years
Drafted:Drafted by Orlando in 2004 (1/1).
Acquired:Acquired as a free agent in 2013.
HOT
20.3 ppg, 66.7 FG% in last 3 gp
Season Stats
G GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG TPG PPG
YTD 44 44 32.3 .612 .000 .532 12.0 1.5 1.0 1.5 2.5 14.6
Scouting Report
Assets: Truly dominant in the low post as a rebounder, shot-blocker, and scorer; simply unstoppable at times, at both ends of the court. A rare mix of explosive athleticism, power, physicality, and energy. Runs and leaps like a guard, yet can also just plain overpower most opponents physically.
Flaws: Foul-prone (especially with technical fouls) and maturity & leadership have been questioned. Turns the ball over a lot and could be a much better passer. Still has a poor shooting stroke, from outside and at the free throw line (the latter a bigger issue since so many of his shots are from the charity stripe).
Career Potential: All-Star center & perennial Defensive Player of the Year candidate.
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
NBA Defensive Player of the Year 2010-11, 2009-10, 2008-09
NBA All-NBA First Team 2011-12, 2010-11, 2009-10, 2008-09, 2007-08
NBA All-NBA Second Team 2013-14
NBA All-NBA Third Team 2012-13, 2006-07
NBA All-Rookie First Team 2004-05
NBA All-Defensive First Team 2011-12, 2010-11, 2009-10, 2008-09
NBA All-Defensive Second Team 2007-08
NBA Slam Dunk Championship Winner 2007-08
NBA Played in the All-Star Game 2013-14, 2012-13, 2011-12, 2010-11, 2009-10, 2008-09, 2007-08, 2006-07
Olympics Member of the gold-winning U.S. Olympic Team 2008