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#241 West Coast

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Posted November 27, 2012 - 11:45 AM

Throughout the entire trip where the Lakers lost two of three games, Dwight Howard refused to point fingers. He declined to complain about getting a lack of field-goal opportunities. Howard hardly questioned anyone else’s effort. He repeatedly stressed the need for the Lakers to play as a team.

Once the trip ended, Howard pointed fingers. Entirely at himself.

“I was so tired,” Howard said. “I know the last two games before that, my energy wasn’t there and for this team to be successful, it doesn’t matter how many points I score or how many rebounds I get. As long as my energy is there on the defensive end and I’m active and on the offensive end and I’m running and all that stuff, it picks everybody up.”

That didn’t happen in the Lakers losses last week to Sacramento and Memphis.

He averaged just seven points and 6.5 rebounds in those two games. Against Sacramento, Howard took only four field-goal attempts. In the Kings and Grizzlies games, Howard showed as if his seven-month back surgery limited him. Howard looked confused running pick-and-roll plays. He appeared frustrated anytime the team ignored him. It hardly helped that Pau Gasol only logged single-digit figures as well.

That all changed in the Lakers’ 115-87 win Saturday over the Dallas Mavericks. Howard posted 15 points, seven rebounds, five steals and two blocks.

“That’s what I have to do,” Howard said. “I can’t really focus on getting the ball every play. That will come with time. Right now, my energy and activity has to be there every night for this team.”



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Posted November 27, 2012 - 08:47 PM

No. Dwight is the best center. Period.

The Best Power Forward?? :woot: I think he and LeBron are almost the same size :laughing:

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Posted November 27, 2012 - 09:53 PM

The Best Power Forward?? :woot: I think he and LeBron are almost the same size :laughing:


I'm not understanding your thing with height, been seeing it on a handful of posts. Especially that "true 7-footer" garbage which doesn't mean a damn thing, especially in the case of Pau Gasol who plays smaller than he is most of the time.

Ben Wallace was 6'9, was he a power forward? Dennis Rodman was a SG at 6'6? Height isn't the deciding factor to a player's position or ability at a given position, it comes down to skills every single time.

And at the center position a 100% Dwight Howard is unmatched through the entire league.

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Posted November 27, 2012 - 10:12 PM

3/12 from the line tonight? Yeah, no more weight room for you Dwight, the next month should be solely devoted to the free throw line.
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Posted November 27, 2012 - 10:18 PM

The Best Power Forward?? :woot: I think he and LeBron are almost the same size :laughing:

Well I can tell you don't know much about basketball.

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Posted November 29, 2012 - 07:21 AM

We can't win basketball games when our dominant big man is a 47% FT shooter. Even Shaq was a better FT shooter than Howard. He needs to hit the gym more often and solely focus on free throw shooting.

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Posted November 29, 2012 - 08:15 AM

The Best Power Forward?? :woot: I think he and LeBron are almost the same size :laughing:

:facepalm:

LeBron is 6"8. Dwight is 6"11. Try again.
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Posted November 29, 2012 - 08:35 AM

:facepalm:

LeBron is 6"8. Dwight is 6"11. Try again.


Dwight is 6-9, 6-10 with shoes. But his height is irrelevant
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Posted November 29, 2012 - 01:07 PM

We can't win basketball games when our dominant big man is a 47% FT shooter. Even Shaq was a better FT shooter than Howard. He needs to hit the gym more often and solely focus on free throw shooting.


It's more mental not repetition. He sinks them easily in practice when him and Chuck are just chatting it up, when the game comes and he starts thinking too much he clanks them.

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Posted November 29, 2012 - 02:38 PM

We can't win basketball games when our dominant big man is a 47% FT shooter. Even Shaq was a better FT shooter than Howard. He needs to hit the gym more often and solely focus on free throw shooting.

Shaq shot 48% in 1997, and 49% in 2004 (both with us).

He shot 47% in 2006, when he and the Heat won the championship.

I'm sure we can live with it. We just need to stop playing guys out of position, especially Kobe (running the point), and we need Nash back on the floor for this particular offense.

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By the way, we're shooting a pathetic 67% from the line this year (29th in the league).

In 2004, we shot 69% (28th).

In 2002, it was 70% (28th).

In 2001, we were at 68% (29th).

In 2000, 70% (28th).

Three of those seasons (last three) were championship seasons, and one was our NBA Finals loss to Detroit.

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Posted November 29, 2012 - 04:35 PM

Amir Johnson played center for the raptors last year at 6 ft 7 in. End of discussion.




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