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#221 gque24

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Posted April 27, 2013 - 06:26 AM

^ the two LA-Defenders put up the best performances next to Dwight =p

The fact that the rest of the team got outplayed by the combination of Dwight, Morris and Goudelock is what should be looked at.

^^^something you should look at & come to terms with = "other guys being allowed to produce when given meaningful mins!"


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Posted April 27, 2013 - 07:27 AM

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Posted April 27, 2013 - 09:21 AM

HoopsWorld's Bill Ingram, with an assist from colleague Eric Pincus, breaks down the numbers to show that Howard would make more money in the first four years of a contract with the Rockets than he would in as many seasons with the Lakers, thanks to differing tax rates. Still, L.A.'s ability to offer a fifth season, enhanced endorsement opportunities and the cachet of the purple and gold provide varying levels of motivation for Howard to re-sign with the Lakers.


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Posted April 27, 2013 - 02:35 PM


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Posted April 27, 2013 - 02:57 PM

What is Dwight saying to timmy there

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Posted April 27, 2013 - 03:13 PM

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Posted April 28, 2013 - 02:57 AM

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Posted April 29, 2013 - 11:34 AM

I still stand by this thread I started months ago and still think Dwight is garbage. Shaq's assessment of him last night on the post game show was spot on. Dwight has no clue how to post up and has no go to moves. A "dominant" center should be posterizing and destroying the garbage Dwight has played against this season. PFs have been punking him, hes soft and cant even score in the low post consistently. Please do NOT re-sign him. Lets start building a team like the Thunder or Warriors. Quick and athletic players who can shoot, not 7 footers who can only dunk. 



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Posted April 29, 2013 - 11:56 AM


I still stand by this thread I started months ago and still think Dwight is garbage. Shaq's assessment of him last night on the post game show was spot on. Dwight has no clue how to post up and has no go to moves. A "dominant" center should be posterizing and destroying the garbage Dwight has played against this season. PFs have been punking him, hes soft and cant even score in the low post consistently. Please do NOT re-sign him. Lets start building a team like the Thunder or Warriors. Quick and athletic players who can shoot, not 7 footers who can only dunk.


Ugh, what a garbage post.

Edited by Lakerace24, April 29, 2013 - 11:58 AM.


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Posted April 29, 2013 - 03:06 PM

Ugh, what a garbage post.

 

Why? Dwight averaged 17/12 this year....those are Andrew Bynum numbers. Wait, actually Bynum averaged 19 and 12 his last full season. Still think Dwight is that great? You are gonna give max money to a guy putting up worse numbers than...Andrew Bynum? LOL. Please. 


Edited by 211275, April 29, 2013 - 03:07 PM.


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Posted April 29, 2013 - 03:10 PM

Why? Dwight averaged 17/12 this year....those are Andrew Bynum numbers. Wait, actually Bynum averaged 19 and 12 his last full season. Still think Dwight is that great? You are gonna give max money to a guy putting up worse numbers than...Andrew Bynum? LOL. Please. 

lol back injury? rofl.


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Posted April 29, 2013 - 03:33 PM

Why? Dwight averaged 17/12 this year....those are Andrew Bynum numbers. Wait, actually Bynum averaged 19 and 12 his last full season. Still think Dwight is that great? You are gonna give max money to a guy putting up worse numbers than...Andrew Bynum? LOL. Please. 


Dwight had a higher field goal percentage, lead the league in rebounds and had more blocked shots too and had a higher efficiency preventing pick and rolls all while coming off of back surgery. 


I'm sure that trumps the 2 extra points Bynum scored :)

 

He also averaged 20/15 in the series when the entire defense was focused on stopping him.


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Posted April 29, 2013 - 03:46 PM

Dwight may not be a dominant offensive player but he is dominant defensively. He wasn't healthy until the All-Star break and showed how good he is (a 22 point, 14 rebound, 3 block guy with 7-10 altered shots a game). This is despite often being forgotten on offense because the coach can't run a system that works the ball into the post.

 

Fans that think he's terrible are short sighted. Bynum was a black hole when they got the ball into the post. He was inconsistent on offense and sat out this entire season. Of course I would rather have Lebron or Durant than Dwight, but Dwight is still in the top 5-7 in the league of guys you'd want to start a team with.

 

In the Spurs series he had no chance of dominating. Every time he touched the ball he was double, triple, or quadruple teamed. At least when teams did that to Shaq, he could kick it out to Kobe, Fisher, Horry, even Glen Rice, instead of Darius Morris and Andrew Goudelock. The fact that he even garnered that much attention tells you something.



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Posted April 29, 2013 - 04:53 PM

Alright for those who still question his dominance.


No one if their offensive or post game sucked would attract the kind of attention in the paint he does.  

I think a lot of people are overlooking a lot and not giving Dwight the credit he deserves. 

If his offense sucked in the post, there wouldn't be entire defenses structured to keep pressure on him so he can't score.  No one has demanded as much defensive attention in the post that he does while shooting a high percentage he does in YEARS I think a lot of fans overlook that or don't know a good thing when they see it especially nowadays.


Let me just put this in perspective for you.


The guy averaged 20/15 for an entire series while dealing with this
 

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if THAT's not dominant I don't know what is.


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Posted April 29, 2013 - 05:30 PM

"Experts" and "Fans" need to realize he will never be a dominant offensive threat. What I mean by that is he would never average 25 PPG. But, what special about him is he plays terrific defense, great rebounder and he plays hard when he is healthy. In my opinion, as long he shoots 55% from the field, averages 14 rebounds, and plays hard on the defense every play, I would be very happy. But, the problem is fans expects him to be great at everything. That's why you build around him and give him another scoring threat alongside with Bryant. Trust me on this: If the Lakers had another shooter or scoring threat besides Kobe, Dwight would be even a better player than he is right now.



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Posted April 29, 2013 - 07:00 PM

I still stand by this thread I started months ago and still think Dwight is garbage. Shaq's assessment of him last night on the post game show was spot on. Dwight has no clue how to post up and has no go to moves. A "dominant" center should be posterizing and destroying the garbage Dwight has played against this season. PFs have been punking him, hes soft and cant even score in the low post consistently. Please do NOT re-sign him. Lets start building a team like the Thunder or Warriors. Quick and athletic players who can shoot, not 7 footers who can only dunk. 

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Posted April 29, 2013 - 07:05 PM

Why? Dwight averaged 17/12 this year....those are Andrew Bynum numbers. Wait, actually Bynum averaged 19 and 12 his last full season. Still think Dwight is that great? You are gonna give max money to a guy putting up worse numbers than...Andrew Bynum? LOL. Please. 

how many accounts have you made just to bring up your point? lol.



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Posted April 29, 2013 - 07:07 PM

how many accounts have you made just to bring up your point? lol.

 

211275 apparently  :geek: 


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Posted April 29, 2013 - 07:23 PM


Why? Dwight averaged 17/12 this year....those are Andrew Bynum numbers. Wait, actually Bynum averaged 19 and 12 his last full season. Still think Dwight is that great? You are gonna give max money to a guy putting up worse numbers than...Andrew Bynum? LOL. Please.


Make some more accounts to back yourself up, I get a kick out of it.

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Posted April 29, 2013 - 09:00 PM

Don't downplay his post game like he's Ben Wallace. The guys post game is still a work in progress, a progress halted by injuries, but somehow.. He still manages to be effective. The term dominance can be subjective, but if you average more rebounds than anyone else in the league, still score 17 points/ game on 57.8% fg, blocks 2 per game, on a system that has never been integrated nor does it fits him coming off a back injury and a torn labrum, i can totally live with that.






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