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Washington Wizards Eastern Southeast
Dwight Howard • #21 • C
Status:Sore lower back, day-to-day
Ht/Wt:6'11", 265 lbs.
Born:Dec 8, 1985 (32 yrs) in Atlanta, GA
From:SW Atlanta Christian Academy (Ga.)
Experience:14 years
Drafted:Drafted by Orlando in 2004 (1/1).
Acquired:Acquired as a free agent in 2018.
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Scouting Report
Assets: Truly dominant in the low post as a rebounder, shot-blocker, and scorer; unstoppable at times under the hoop, 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 and leadership have been questioned. Turns the ball over a lot and can 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: Defensively dominant star center, on the decline.
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
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