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.
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.ReplyDelete
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.
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.ReplyDelete
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.
DON'T FIRE CHILDRESS NOW !!!!!ReplyDelete
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)ReplyDelete
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.