Dwight Howard is the Most Underrated Player in the NBA

April 29th, 2010 by David Spohn Leave a reply »
John Weisbrod is currently serving as Director of Collegiate Scouting for the Boston Bruins, but Orlando Magic fans should be eternally grateful for a single decision he made six years ago. Weisbrod held a very brief post as the General Manager of the Magic. He was the man charged with the difficult decision of choosing between the polished, University of Connecticut bred Emeka Okafor or the raw, relatively unknown high-school product Dwight Howard.

As we all know, Weisbrod would go on to select Dwight Howard, and that judgment has seen the Orlando Magic gradually transform into a contender.

Emeka Okafor has never made an All-Star team, and has already been traded while Dwight continues to add to his impressive résumé. He is the two-time winner of the NBA Defensive Player of the Year award, a four-time All-Star, has twice been named to the All-NBA First Team (And will certainly be named to it again this year), and has an Olympic gold medal to boot.

Despite all of these accolades, I still contend that Howard is underrated.

The question 'How good would a team be without their superstar?' gets posed frequently in this day a ...

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