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What is wrong with LA Dwight Howard?

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What is wrong with LA Dwight Howard? 

Post#1 » by Cashin out » Sat Dec 15, 2012 5:23 am

Do you guys know why he hasn't played like Orlando Dwight in LA,I don't think he's 100% yet.

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Re: What is wrong with LA Dwight Howard? 

Post#2 » by magicman123 » Sat Dec 15, 2012 5:33 am

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Re: What is wrong with LA Dwight Howard? 

Post#3 » by Cashin out » Sat Dec 15, 2012 5:37 am

He's playing ok still putting up 18/12 but when he gets healthy what can we expect 20/20 games on a regular basis?
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Re: What is wrong with LA Dwight Howard? 

Post#4 » by thelead » Sat Dec 15, 2012 7:39 am

He has lost some of his vert even before the injury. He does look slower on the court this year though. I would say he looks 90% healthy though so that's not much of an excuse. He doesn't fight for deep low post positions and that's what's hurting him on offense (that and the lack of spacing for him). His defense has also been slacking this year but people fail to realize that Dwight was very overrated for his man to man defense. He's always had bad hands and passing the ball into him is a turnover nightmare as LA is finding out. Most of his problems are mental and he isn't the type of guy that faces adversity really well. What you see right now is about 90-95% of what you're going to see out of Dwight the rest of the way; especially with the way LA is constructed.
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Re: What is wrong with LA Dwight Howard? 

Post#5 » by Skin » Sat Dec 15, 2012 8:59 am

Well, he's blaming it on his injury. Says he wasn't supposed to be back till January. Maybe he ruined his career by coming back too soon. His explosiveness is totally gone. He's nothing without that. Absolutely NOTHING.
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Re: What is wrong with LA Dwight Howard? 

Post#6 » by MagicStarwipe » Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:29 am

He certainly looks nothing like the Dwight of old, but 18/12 isn't exactly nothing.
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Re: What is wrong with LA Dwight Howard? 

Post#7 » by CraZyPraiZ » Sat Dec 15, 2012 1:46 pm

I've seen a couple of the games and he doesn't look the same. He looks an old 27. I wonder if his body is starting to catch up to him. either way I am happy with this team. Much more fun to watch a team play hard and overachieve than to watch the underachieving team of years past.
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Re: What is wrong with LA Dwight Howard? 

Post#8 » by tiderulz » Sat Dec 15, 2012 3:12 pm

To OP, Did Dwight need another thread?

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Re: What is wrong with LA Dwight Howard? 

Post#9 » by Optimus_Steel » Sat Dec 15, 2012 3:50 pm

He looks like a stiff 38 year old out there when he is running. He can't move laterally anymore. When Anderson Verajao is blowing by you for dunks you got mobility issues. Thats not a good sign for his future as an impact player. I remember Larry Johnson, when he was healthy and how athletic and explosive he was and when he suffered the back injury he was never the same again, looked slow, old and flatfooted, similar to Dwight right now but to more severe extent....

Who knows maybe we got lucky with this thing. Some of us were alraedy worried about his game once the athletecism started leaving him, could be happening much sooner than expected.
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Re: What is wrong with LA Dwight Howard? 

Post#11 » by BaunceyChillups » Sat Dec 15, 2012 5:15 pm

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Re: What is wrong with LA Dwight Howard? 

Post#12 » by MJallday59 » Sat Dec 15, 2012 8:54 pm

Love the Larry Johnson analogy.

I think at this point he needs a scorer next to him in the post. Think Robinson-Duncan.
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Re: What is wrong with LA Dwight Howard? 

Post#13 » by OOO » Sat Dec 15, 2012 8:59 pm

60 percent Dwight Howard out there. He's not fully healthy. He wasn't even supposed to play until January.
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Re: What is wrong with LA Dwight Howard? 

Post#14 » by thelead » Sat Dec 15, 2012 9:05 pm

OOO wrote:60 percent Dwight Howard out there. He's not fully healthy. He wasn't even supposed to play until January.

You're going to be disappointed. You are watching Dwight at about 90%.
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Re: What is wrong with LA Dwight Howard? 

Post#15 » by Cigamodnalro » Sat Dec 15, 2012 9:06 pm

OOO wrote:60 percent Dwight Howard out there. He's not fully healthy. He wasn't even supposed to play until January.

Pff, he was good to play before last season even ended ;)
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Re: What is wrong with LA Dwight Howard? 

Post#16 » by magicman123 » Sat Dec 15, 2012 9:34 pm

MJallday59 wrote:
I think at this point he needs a scorer next to him in the post. Think Robinson-Duncan.


At what point do people start blaming Dwight?

A. Dwight needs a HOF passing PG
B. Dwight needs a HOF clutch SG
C. Dwight needs a wing player that can take over games and create his own shot
D. Dwight needs a bruising PF to help out
E. Dwight needs a PF that can stretch the floor for him
F. Dwight needs a PF that can help score inside
G. Dwight needs a PF that can pass, rebound, and shoot 3 pointers
H. Dwight needs a team full of passers
I. Dwight needs players that can help him defend
J. Dwight needs a team full of Hall of Fame players
K.Dwight needs a coach that wont yell
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Re: What is wrong with LA Dwight Howard? 

Post#17 » by Cashin out » Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:48 pm

thelead wrote:
OOO wrote:60 percent Dwight Howard out there. He's not fully healthy. He wasn't even supposed to play until January.

You're going to be disappointed. You are watching Dwight at about 90%.

Dwight is nowhere near 90%,he even said the other day he's about 50%.I just think he needs about 2 more months to be 100%,like he said he's been out for 6 months without basketball activity coming off back surgery,and he's still putting up 18/12 at 50%.Scary to think what he can do when he gets healthy.
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Re: What is wrong with LA Dwight Howard? 

Post#18 » by Optimus_Steel » Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:59 pm

magicman123 wrote:
MJallday59 wrote:
I think at this point he needs a scorer next to him in the post. Think Robinson-Duncan.


At what point do people start blaming Dwight?

A. Dwight needs a HOF passing PG
B. Dwight needs a HOF clutch SG
C. Dwight needs a wing player that can take over games and create his own shot
D. Dwight needs a bruising PF to help out
E. Dwight needs a PF that can stretch the floor for him
F. Dwight needs a PF that can help score inside
G. Dwight needs a PF that can pass, rebound, and shoot 3 pointers
H. Dwight needs a team full of passers
I. Dwight needs players that can help him defend
J. Dwight needs a team full of Hall of Fame players
K.Dwight needs a coach that wont yell
L.?


He def is never out of excuses...its pretty sad how he is looking for sympathy right now.
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Re: What is wrong with LA Dwight Howard? 

Post#19 » by MagicFan32 » Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:00 pm

dwight only went to LA because of off-court opportunities, his biggest problem has been he cares way to much about non-basketball stuff, winning provides plenty.
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Re: What is wrong with LA Dwight Howard? 

Post#20 » by GameOver25 » Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:18 pm

OOO wrote:60 percent Dwight Howard out there. He's not fully healthy. He wasn't even supposed to play until January.


No actually he's shooting below 50% on free throws.

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