L.A. Lakers Should Consider Letting Dwight Howard Rest Until He’s "Right"

January 5th, 2013 by Grant Hughes Leave a reply »
Dwight Howard hurt his shoulder in the Los Angeles Lakers' 107-102 loss to the Clippers on Jan. 4 and there's a chance he could miss some time because of it.

Dwight Howard says he might not play tomorrow vs. DEN because of sprained right shoulder sustained vs. Clippers. #Lakers

— Mike Bresnahan (@Mike_Bresnahan) January 5, 2013 Technically, this qualifies as adding injury to insult, right?

Kidding aside, a little break might be the best thing for Howard, Pau Gasol and the Lakers as a whole.

 

The Howard Angle

It's nearly impossible to read a recap of any Lakers game without coming across some allusion to the fact that Howard simply doesn't look right. He's a step slow in his defensive rotations and he lacks the lift that once made him a dunk contest regular.

Lately, he's been involved in a few high-flying plays, but not in the way he'd prefer.



That's anecdotal analysis, though. It's easy to watch Howard and say he looks like a shell of himself, but what do the numbers say?

Well, it turns out they corroborate the eye test. According to 82games.com, the Lakers ar ...

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