Dwight Howard passed Charles Barkley to move into 18th place on the NBA’s all-time rebounding list.
Bench players to help erase a 12-point deficit in the 4th quarter
- Jayson Tatum: 16 points
- Shane Larkin: 16 points
- Terry Rozier: 15 points
- Marcus Morris: 14 points
- Jaylen Brown: 10 points and 13 rebounds
Celtics Took Advantage of their Free Throws
He was one of the most dominant centers. Was.
Of course, the Magic would eventually lose to the Finals against the Lakers, 4-1. Since then, the Magic has never recovered. Dwight Howard’s career has become a roller coaster ride even when he was traded the Lakers before the start of the 2012-2013 season which ended in nuts, unfortunately.
Then, he signed with the Atlanta Hawks for the 2016-2017 season which saw his numbers dropping horribly to career lows. He only averaged 13.5 points per game, his 2nd lowest since his rookie season. On the other hand, his field goal percentage has improved. He made 63% of his shots during the 2016-2017 season- 4th in the league in that category. His 12 rebounds per game also put him in the top 5 among the league’s leading rebounders.
Okay. Let’s say he’s no longer the same “Superman” who defeated LeBron James and the Cavs back in 2009 but ladies and gentlemen, Dwight Howard is still young at 31. Relatively speaking, he still has a few years in his tank and like it or not, he has been working hard to get his dominant self back.Given the chance and the appropriate minutes, he will prove his doubters wrong and he will.
Dwight Howard heads to Atlanta after him and Hawks agreed on a three-year, 70.5 million deal.
The Hawks are desperately in need of a center with Al Horford being an unrestricted free agent and reportedly will sign elsewhere. The signing of Howard to Hawks made an insurance of Horford’s departure.
Howard has averaged 13.7 points, 11 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game last season with the Houston Rockets. His 13.7 points averaged was his lowest since his rookie season.
Howard made it clear at the end of the end of 2015-2016 season that he will not return as a Rocket next season. He had a conflict with the Rockets players for not giving and feeding the ball to him inside.
The 1st overall pick of the 2004 NBA draft proved that he has still left on his tank after a 36 points and 26 rebounds performance in an overtime loss against the Clippers last year. Howard will try to revive his career and perform like an MVP candidate once again with his new team next season.
Houston Rockets coach Kevin McHale said Monday the team will monitor the workload of star center Dwight Howard this upcoming season.
McHale said during the Rockets’ media day session he doesn’t have a specific plan for number of minutes played or whether Howard will participate in back-to-backs, but team doctors and the strength and conditioning staff will play a significant role in determining what guidelines the team might use.
“We’d like to make sure he plays more games and like to make sure he’s more healthy this year because he’s a huge part of what we’re doing and he is such a dominant force,” McHale said.
Howard, 29, played in a career-low 41 games last season due to an assortment of injuries. He missed 26 consecutive games in a three-month stretch in the second half of the season with a right knee injury. When Howard returned, he didn’t play in back-to-back games and his minutes were limited to no more than 20 until the late stages of the regular season.
Howard also sprained his left knee during the Western Conference finals last season but didn’t miss any games.
“The main thing is, when I’m out there on the floor, I deliver the best effort I can for my teammates — that’s the most important thing,” said Howard.
Houston Police Department spokesperson Kese Smith said Wednesday that Howard was stopped at Terminal E at 7 a.m. when Transportation Security Administration officials discovered a pistol in the bottom of a carry-on bag.
Howard told officials the gun was his, and after being detained by law enforcement officials he was allowed to give the handgun to an associate.
The Houston District Attorney’s office was contacted after Howard was detained and declined to press any criminal charges against him.
Howard was allowed to board a later flight.
The Rockets released a statement saying the team was aware of the incident and still gathering information. Howard couldn’t be reached.
Before the first ever NBA Global game in the Philippines, Adidas and Dwight Howard met with his fans at the Mall of Asia for the Adidas Signature Shot event. This event is for Dwight Howard to get acquainted with some of his fans before the big game, Lets see some of the highlights of the event below.
Play against Howard
So I got a hi-five from Dwight Big deal
“Dwight is an extraordinary athlete and has incredible athletic ability, but basketball is a game where the most important muscle that you use on the court is the one between your ears,” Abdul-Jabbar said on ESPN’s “First Take” show Thursday. “Dwight’s basketball IQ is not up to speed for him to be a dominant player.”
Translation: Dwight Howard you should have stayed in Los Angeles, what were you thinking? that was a stupid move therefore we hate you and you are no longer the best center in the league.
Dwight Howard’s response:
You can’t win three Defensive Player of the Year trophies and be stupid. That can’t be done,” he told the Houston Chronicle. “And I don’t think any coach that has ever coached me has said I have a low IQ for basketball.
“Have I done some dumb stuff on the floor? Yes, every player has. Have I done some stupid things in life? Yes, it’s life. We make mistakes and learn from them. It is what it is. I think I am very intelligent when it comes to the game of basketball. I have been playing since I was 3 years old. Each year, I get a little smarter.
“People will have something to say. Is what it is. I’m in (Houston) now. This city has my back and we are going to ride together.”
“When I joined the Lakers I was the greatest center. When I left, I was the worst,” Howard said. “Mentally, I wasn’t capable of playing center. I understand a lot of things are said out of emotion. I will say, if he has anything to say, I am here in Houston. We can talk man to man. That’s how I feel.”
“There is no need for me to go back and forth with him,” Howard said. “One thing I would say is that he is old enough to where whatever I do shouldn’t even matter. He is Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. If I’m Kareem, I’m like why? Four championships, five championships, whatever. I’ve been in Airplane and done movies with Bruce Lee. I am not worried about the young whippersnapper.
“I wish him good luck. People do things different and when I am done playing, I will do what I can to help the younger generations.”
Who is the best center in the league this season?
New LA Lakers center maybe doing what he is supposed to do for the Lakers but generally it ain’t showing the right results for the team. Dwight Howard, Kobe and Steve Nash on paper looks good but looks like the papers are about to be thrown away because it don’t mean a thing especially that they have not gotten a win yet. Lakers fans are you alarmed?
Well, Dwight should be, He needs to sell a lot of his new AdiZero shoes or else.
Check out Dwight Howard as he brag about his shoes.
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