Orlando Magic: Is Dwight Howard’s Offense Finally Catching Up With His Defense?

November 18th, 2010 by Brett Roberts Leave a reply »
Consistently, throughout his career, Dwight Howard has been criticized for lacking post moves and that "all he can do is dunk."  I've been championing his improving postgame all along, asking doubters, "Have you even watched Dwight Howard lately?" 

Throughout last season, and especially against the Celtics in the playoffs, he showed an array of moves, not the least of which was his running hook shot across the lane.  This year, he has become even more bold, unleashing a plethora of new moves, some of which we had seen rarely or not at all previously in his career.

One of those moves is his 16 to 18 foot bank shot jumper.  Though he did use it in the past, this season he has become more comfortable shooting it and frequently uses it if his man lays off him on defense.  This only further opens up driving and passing lanes and enables him to be even more effective on defense.

Also prevalent in his offensive arsenal is the left handed hook and baby hook turnaround.  He said during an interview at halftime of a Magic game that prior to fracturing his left wrist in high school, he did "everything" left-handed.  It has ...

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