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Posted March 05, 2013 - 02:52 PM

I actually think he's serious.

I certainly hope not. We shall wait.

Credible? Google only brings up that site and this Lakernation thread.

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Edited by    , March 05, 2013 - 02:59 PM.

yo.


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Posted March 05, 2013 - 03:05 PM

As I recall, Nelson and Lewis were all stars one year and Turkoglu was a pretty good player in those years. Gortat is a very serviceable big man and Lee is a decent player. They won high 50's games, went to the finals, etc. I guess Dwight did all that himself?

He didnt get to play with anyone of Kobe's caliber, but those guys listed above are probably better than any player other than Kobe on the Lakers' current roster.


It was Nelson and Dwight the year they went to the finals but Nelson was injured for half the season till the middle of the finals.

So yes Dwight did do that.

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Posted March 05, 2013 - 03:56 PM

Dwight made those guys all stars. The offense was centered around him attracting defensive attention to get those guys open shots.

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Posted March 05, 2013 - 04:01 PM

It was Nelson and Dwight the year they went to the finals but Nelson was injured for half the season till the middle of the finals.

So yes Dwight did do that.

 

2008-2009 Magic had  Lewis, Torkoglu, Nelson and Alston.  Here are their averages:

Dwight 21/14

Lewis 17/6

Turkoglu 17/5

Nelson 17/5 but only played 42 games

Alston 12/3

 

Dwight, Lewis and Nelson were all named to the All Star team, Nelson could not play because of an injury and missed most of the second half of the season and most of the POs.

 

I dont think Dwight can fairly characterize all of his teammates as "nobodies". 3 teammates contributing 17 PPG and 2 All Stars.   I think Kobe would take that sort of help in any gven year.



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Posted March 05, 2013 - 05:03 PM

2008-2009 Magic had  Lewis, Torkoglu, Nelson and Alston.  Here are their averages:

Dwight 21/14

Lewis 17/6

Turkoglu 17/5

Nelson 17/5 but only played 42 games

Alston 12/3

 

Dwight, Lewis and Nelson were all named to the All Star team, Nelson could not play because of an injury and missed most of the second half of the season and most of the POs.

 

I dont think Dwight can fairly characterize all of his teammates as "nobodies". 3 teammates contributing 17 PPG and 2 All Stars.   I think Kobe would take that sort of help in any gven year.

 

How are all those guys doing without Dwight Howard? 



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Posted March 05, 2013 - 07:16 PM

Dwight had some good pieces around him, but never had that second "guy", or one two punch. 



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Posted March 05, 2013 - 07:46 PM

How are all those guys doing without Dwight Howard? 

Well, that finals year was 3 years ago now so alot has changed.  I think Nelson is doing ok, the other guys have become marginal players at this point in their careers or are out of the league, but they are older.  The point is, it was far from a collection of scrubs that year, as Dwight has made them out to be.  Two of them were all stars that year.



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Posted March 05, 2013 - 09:33 PM

Well, that finals year was 3 years ago now so alot has changed.  I think Nelson is doing ok, the other guys have become marginal players at this point in their careers or are out of the league, but they are older.  The point is, it was far from a collection of scrubs that year, as Dwight has made them out to be.  Two of them were all stars that year.

 

They were all stars because of Dwight Howard creating for them in the 4 out 1 in offense.



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Posted March 05, 2013 - 09:34 PM

And you consider your self "somebody" if you can't even consistently make free throws. Anybody can make free throws consistently.



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Posted March 05, 2013 - 09:56 PM

Tonight is why lakers should think twice before building this franchise around Howard. Dude was a non factor defensively and a pure liability offensively, and you want to pay him 23 million a year? He's not even in the conversation for best center this year (Marc gasol, noah, chandler, duncan, garnett) all have been light years better.

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Posted March 05, 2013 - 09:58 PM

Tonight is why lakers should think twice before building this franchise around Howard. Dude was a non factor defensively and a pure liability offensively, and you want to pay him 23 million a year? He's not even in the conversation for best center this year (Marc gasol, noah, chandler, duncan, garnett) all have been light years better.

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Posted March 05, 2013 - 10:56 PM

Tonight is why lakers should think twice before building this franchise around Howard. Dude was a non factor defensively and a pure liability offensively, and you want to pay him 23 million a year? He's not even in the conversation for best center this year (Marc gasol, noah, chandler, duncan, garnett) all have been light years better.

 

He's coming off major back surgery and has a torn labrum. I wouldn't hesitate to sign Howard to a max deal this summer. 



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Posted March 05, 2013 - 11:02 PM

We all obviously hope he returns at some point to the old extremely explosive & dominant Dwight Howard, but again, the sad thing is, we must recognize the grand reality that that is not guaranteed.


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Posted March 05, 2013 - 11:14 PM

He's coming off major back surgery and has a torn labrum. I wouldn't hesitate to sign Howard to a max deal this summer. 


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Posted March 05, 2013 - 11:17 PM

The excuses for the clown are becoming quite comical.

 

If you've ever had or known someone with a herniated disk, you would know these aren't comical excuses. 

 

The effort from Dwight tonight was subpar, but I will give him credit for being active on the boards. I think he's mostly frustrated with not having his complete athleticism as well as D'Antoni's inability to use him properly. Solve both those problems and you'll see 2009 Howard again who won 3 DPOYs and led the Magic to the NBA finals. 



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Posted March 05, 2013 - 11:27 PM

As I recall, Nelson and Lewis were all stars one year and Turkoglu was a pretty good player in those years.  Gortat is a very serviceable big man and Lee is a decent player.  They won high 50's games, went to the finals, etc.  I guess Dwight did all that himself?

 

He didnt get to play with anyone of Kobe's caliber, but those guys listed above are probably better than any player other than Kobe on the Lakers' current roster.

their not better than Nash or Pau or you kidding me? Seriously?



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Posted March 05, 2013 - 11:28 PM

And you consider your self "somebody" if you can't even consistently make free throws. Anybody can make free throws consistently.

Shaq, Rodman, Wilt, and Ben Wallace would disagree with you



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Posted March 05, 2013 - 11:41 PM

He played like a nobody tonight...WTF 6 points? He has scored 20 points on the road only 5 times this year, what kinda player is that


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Posted March 05, 2013 - 11:51 PM

He played like a nobody tonight...WTF 6 points? He has scored 20 points on the road only 5 times this year, what kinda player is that

Nash had 7 shots at halftime like Dwight, guess who didnt get anymore attempts?

 

 

16 boards was great and did we lose due to offense. Your anger is misplaced



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Posted March 05, 2013 - 11:55 PM

Nash had 7 shots at halftime like Dwight, guess who didnt get anymore attempts?

 

 

16 boards was great and did we lose due to offense. Your anger is misplaced

 

I didnt watch the game so Im just going off the box score

 

I believe he had foul issues and free throw issues as well so there goes the posessions where he could've scored

 

Im just a little frustrated with him. He shoots 10% less on FG on the road, and his scoring is about 13.5 points on the road, that is not Franchise player material. I support Dwight but he needs to pick it up on offense, its time. We're in March


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