Saturday, December 01, 2007

Best in the NBA: Dwight Howard

Last night, Dwight Howard had 30 points and 23 rebounds. For the season, Howard is averaging 23.8 ppg (on 61.8% FG shooting) and 15.0 rebounds per game for a 14-4 team.

This is insane.

And here's what's more insane: he turns 22 next week.

We often ask the proverbial question, "If you could start a franchise with any player, who would it be?"

Give me Dwight Howard.


  1. Anonymous9:54 PM

    Howard certainly has a strong case, but I think LeBron has stepped up his game enough this year so as to be the clear choice.

    30.7 / 7.6 / 8.1 on 49% shooting as of 12/3. That's unbelievable enough right there. He also averages 2 steals and 1.5 blocks. Howard's supporting cast is arguably better than LeBron's. Rashard Lewis is vastly overpaid, but he's a good shooter and versile player. Jameer Nelson is a good PG. LeBron gets Drew Gooden and 7'4" Z who is has battled severe foot problems for years. And lest we forget, LeBron doesn't turn 23 until later this month.

  2. Oh, LeBron is dominant, no doubt--he seems like he'll be a career 27-7-7 guy (or better). That's pretty amazing versatility.

    But I've always had a preference for the way a big man can dominate the game. Howard has been an excellent rebounder and improving offensive player, and if he develops into a center averaging 24-15 on anywhere near 60% shooting--man, that's incredible.

    So it's partly my infatuation with the dominant big men.


  4. Anonymous9:29 PM

    Where is FCN person now? Like the way it is going. Young team and doing well. QB is coming and Peterson is a man! (Thank goodness we did not take Quinn)
    Like the split carries to get both some carries and a rest. Both seem hungry when called upon.
    6-6 with a chance to win out, but can also stumble in games they should win.