Orlando Magic, Dwight Howard Have Some Work To Do

June 1st, 2010 by Isaiah Rhodes Leave a reply »
After the Eastern Conference Finals has concluded, I ask: What have we learned?

For starters, Dwight Howard is not the offensive force that he should be after six years in the Association.

For all the accolades Howard has gained being the premiere “Superstar” big man in the NBA, he still has not developed the type of post game that puts fear in opposing defenses.

In game one against the Boston Celtics, Howard scored 13 points on a dismal 3-10 shooting with 12 rebounds, and five blocks. This stat line would be fine if Howard were a complementary player, but he is the focal point to the Magic offense.

Every superstar is entitled to a bad game here and there—after all, you cannot be “Superman” all the time and he did not let the bad shooting night affect his 12 rebounds or five blocks. He still had a defensive presence that affected Boston in the second half, but there is a disturbing trend in Howard’s game.

In game two, Howard responded with conviction, scoring 30 points, grabbing eight rebounds, and shooting an efficient 9-for-13 from the field. By all accounts this is a definite improvemen ...

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