Why Isn’t Dwight Howard Better?

August 20th, 2013 by Adam Fromal Leave a reply »

Dwight Howard is the best center in the league when healthy.

Tim Duncan, Marc Gasol and Joakim Noah all outperformed him during the 2012-13 campaign, but that's where the "when healthy" clause comes into play. An offseason of rest should allow D12 to regain his spot atop the positional rankings.

But why isn't he better?

This is a center who's made the All-Star team every year since 2007. He finished second in the MVP voting at the conclusion of the 2010-11 season, and that coincided with his third straight Defensive Player of the Year award.

How many DPOYs can average 22.9 points per game? The answer is not many, but Dwight is part of that exclusive club.

At this point in his career, Howard should be a truly dominant player. He should be competing for MVPs instead of drawing headlines for his offseason indecisions decisions. 

So, what happened? 


He Still Can't Shoot

Dwight has now spent nine full seasons in the NBA and he still hasn't figured out how to shoot the basketball. It's a fairly fundamental skill, and it's ...

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