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#1 TheOriginalCZM

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Posted January 16, 2013 - 09:48 AM



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Dwight Howard put together a big performance on Tuesday, scoring 31 points on 14 of 18 shooting and grabbing 16 rebounds, and he believes he is regaining his health after back surgery and a shoulder injury.
"My legs are coming back a little bit, I'm in a little bit better shape and they're finding me in the right spots," Howard said. "I just got to continue to play with energy and effort and, like I said, believe that we can turn this thing around."
The Los Angeles Lakers made a concerted effort to find Howard offensively on Tuesday, and it's clear that this is a trend the team needs to continue to be successful.
"When we play inside out, great things happen," Howard said. "That gets me going and makes it tough on the defense...I think our team is built for that."
Via Melissa Rohlin/Los Angeles Times



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Posted January 16, 2013 - 10:02 AM

He definitely looked better in these last two games. His athleticism is slowly returning and he doesn't look as fatigued as before. It does make sense though. He wasn't even supposed to play until January but he started the regular season and only missed games because of his shoulder. I expect him to look better as the season progresses. His stamina, athleticism, and mobility is what sets him apart from other centers in the league.

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Posted January 16, 2013 - 10:26 AM

Hell yeah. Keep feeding the beast

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Posted January 16, 2013 - 10:31 AM

Possibly the few games off recently has helped more than we think. Maybe the rest has helped his back more than his shoulder.

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Posted January 16, 2013 - 12:33 PM

4 out 1 in?

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Posted January 16, 2013 - 12:42 PM

great read of d-12!!!

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Posted January 16, 2013 - 12:47 PM

Yes D12 is regaining his old form. He's started to finish at the rim which he couldn't do earlier. He just needs to limit the turnovers:
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Posted January 16, 2013 - 12:49 PM

Glad to hear it. A lot of people hating on this guy but he was never back to 100%. Imagine being in incredible shape then not working out for 5 to 6 months.

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Posted January 16, 2013 - 01:14 PM

DWIGHT IS ON HIS WAY BACK

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Posted January 16, 2013 - 05:05 PM

This is what we need.

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Posted January 16, 2013 - 05:13 PM

Should have kept Bynum. Can't believe we gave away the GOAT.

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Posted January 16, 2013 - 05:17 PM

Dwight Howard Regaining Health, Old Form

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Posted January 16, 2013 - 07:02 PM

Dwight was tired. I suggested giving him 10 days off during 3 games that we could have won without him...and was blasted. After he HAD to sit, he's "miraculously" looking better?

LOL...

He was tired. He needed those games to get his legs back under him and give him time to rest his back. If we would have rested him earlier in the season instead of pushing so hard to have a fast start, we could have had him back at 100% by now.


It's not rocket science...just medicine.


And spoonfeeding Dwight leads to higher efficiency vs Kobe being aggressive offensively? Wow...

Who would have thunk it?

Edited by GCMD, January 16, 2013 - 07:09 PM.


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Posted January 16, 2013 - 11:42 PM

Dwight isn't 100% right now and won't be until he has a full offseason of lifting and training
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Posted January 17, 2013 - 12:59 AM

Dwight was tired. I suggested giving him 10 days off during 3 games that we could have won without him...and was blasted. After he HAD to sit, he's "miraculously" looking better?

LOL...

He was tired. He needed those games to get his legs back under him and give him time to rest his back. If we would have rested him earlier in the season instead of pushing so hard to have a fast start, we could have had him back at 100% by now.


It's not rocket science...just medicine.


And spoonfeeding Dwight leads to higher efficiency vs Kobe being aggressive offensively? Wow...

Who would have thunk it?


If Dwight got fatigued this early into the season, does that mean he's going to get fatigued later on?

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Posted January 17, 2013 - 01:44 AM

Dwight was tired. I suggested giving him 10 days off during 3 games that we could have won without him...and was blasted. After he HAD to sit, he's "miraculously" looking better?

LOL...

He was tired. He needed those games to get his legs back under him and give him time to rest his back. If we would have rested him earlier in the season instead of pushing so hard to have a fast start, we could have had him back at 100% by now.


It's not rocket science...just medicine.


And spoonfeeding Dwight leads to higher efficiency vs Kobe being aggressive offensively? Wow...

Who would have thunk it?


When your coming back from an injury it is actually good to excercise, as it helps the body heal faster. Which is why doctors try to get people walking as soon as possible after breaking a leg. If you don't use it you lose it. The fact that dwight played in those games is probably why his legs are back, he excercised them building the strength in them and the explosiveness. Resting him earlier probably wouldn't have seen such results because he wouldn't have been excercising as much so his legs would have been weaker.

Edited by t-1, January 17, 2013 - 02:37 AM.


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Posted January 17, 2013 - 02:22 PM

Dwight was dunking everything & his shoulders were massive in Orlando. I can't wait till he's back to that monster.

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