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Postby Chillbongo on Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:28 am

Ain't that the truth.
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Postby LTLakerFan on Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:58 pm

Kobe totally can prep Dwight for the mindset he has to have walking out onto Orlando's floor to a chorus of boos. All Dwight needs to do is listen to what Kobe is telling him. Turn it into a positive and reason to kick butt in the game for a win. Kobe's been doing it ever since Colorado.
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Postby Center Court on Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:40 pm

KareemTheGreat33 wrote:Philly got screwed big time...Lakers and Orlando got good deals so far but Denver was the runaway winner of that blockbuster


so wrong.

Lakers were runaway winners...

Denver did well for themselves, but if they replaced Iggy with Aflalo, nothing would really change. You lose some talent, but Iggy and Afflo have the same level of defense. Iggy is better playmaking and attacker but AA is the better shooter. Not sure they improved drastically.

We traded a player who has yet to play a game this year, has a retarded new haircut every week (shows his immaturity), shows no true passion to an all time great let alone get back out an play, and who was set to be an unrestricted free agent. We weren't going to give him a max and thus probably see him walk elsewhere. If he did stay, we have an injury prone player on our hands.

We traded that for the best Center in the NBA, a true superstar/franchise cornerstone and a guy who can be the face of the franchise.

I'm so sick and tired of people hating on Dwight but to say we only got a good deal is absurd talk.
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Postby Juronimo on Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:03 pm

I'll admit that I wasn't a huge fan of the Dwight trade initially but let's be honest, we won big team with this trade, even if Dwight leaves in the postseason. if we didn't do the trade then we'd have Drew sitting on our bench in street clothes.

At the time I had no idea Drew wouldn't play a single game this season. Mitch and Jim made the right move, no doubt about that.
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Postby Rooscooter on Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:19 pm

Weezy wrote:
Rooscooter wrote:I liked the game he played today. I'm still from Missouri with him however. He's had stretches like this followed with complete ambivalence.


I'm right there with you. I need to see at least some of this in the playoffs if we make it in. He's at least showing a lot more flashes of being a potential max player though, and since we seem intent on giving that to him no matter what, it's good to see. He still has a limited offensive game, and can't shoot free throws, but I can live with the free throws if his athleticism comes back to the point where he can just dunk most everything. I still need to see this continue until we make the playoffs and see some fire from him in the playoffs as well.



He's looked good more than bad for about a month now. Maybe he's over the hurt feelings about touches or the reality has sunk in that the most he can make is here. Maybe it's the conditioning but I still find it hard to believe a 26 year old wouldn't be in shape by now even if he was not 100%.

In any even he's showing flashes of fitting in. The game against Noah was one of his really big games against good competition in the middle. That was encouraging as well.
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Postby odom1year on Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:33 pm

Time for D12 to show up in Orlando. :man1:
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Postby TheOp on Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:54 pm

KareemTheGreat33 wrote:Philly got screwed big time...Lakers and Orlando got good deals so far but Denver was the runaway winner of that blockbuster


We traded a guy who may never play again for an all star starter and best big man in the NBA. :man11:
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Postby Armani on Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:13 pm

TheOp wrote:
KareemTheGreat33 wrote:Philly got screwed big time...Lakers and Orlando got good deals so far but Denver was the runaway winner of that blockbuster


We traded a guy who may never play again for an all star starter and best big man in the NBA. :man11:


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After the Lakers traded Odom, he became a non factor... after they traded Bynum, the 76ers realized he won't play a game ever again. Mitch just seems to have the perfect timing.
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Postby Enforcer on Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:14 pm

I'm pretty concerned about this coming offseason since Dwight is so unpredictable. So scared he'll walk and leave us high and dry.
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Postby GoldHammish on Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:16 pm

Enforcer wrote:I'm pretty concerned about this coming offseason since Dwight is so unpredictable. So scared he'll walk and leave us high and dry.

So what, would you rather have Drew? For all intents and purposes, we'd be left high and dry with him too. Might as well have the best center in the game for a season as opposed to having a guy rot on the bench in street clothes.
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Postby GoldenKnight on Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:54 pm

I have no doubt Dwight will re-sign with us. Especially with his latest statement saying he loves Orlando & he misses it but he doesn't regret where he is because now he's in a better place. Sounds to me like this is what he wanted & with Dwight playing like this, he can only get better mentally & learning from Kobe now that he has bought into what we're trying to do. Also with a full summer I expect Dwight to be the old Dwight, perhaps with a better mentality too like I said seeing how hard Kobe works.
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Postby therealdeal on Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:58 pm

30 million dollars.

No one walks away from 30 million dollars, seriously. Add that to the deal Adidas is going to give him and it's a no brainer. There's no way he does it based on money alone.
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Postby kenzo on Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:59 am

GoldHammish wrote:
Enforcer wrote:I'm pretty concerned about this coming offseason since Dwight is so unpredictable. So scared he'll walk and leave us high and dry.

So what, would you rather have Drew? For all intents and purposes, we'd be left high and dry with him too. Might as well have the best center in the game for a season as opposed to having a guy rot on the bench in street clothes.

He would rot on the bench... making max money (we would re-sign him by now). Think about that :freak2:
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Re: Dwight Discussion: Exclusive w/ Sam Amick (Pg. 922)

Postby KareemTheGreat33 on Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:49 am

Center Court wrote:
KareemTheGreat33 wrote:Philly got screwed big time...Lakers and Orlando got good deals so far but Denver was the runaway winner of that blockbuster


so wrong.

Lakers were runaway winners...

Denver did well for themselves, but if they replaced Iggy with Aflalo, nothing would really change. You lose some talent, but Iggy and Afflo have the same level of defense. Iggy is better playmaking and attacker but AA is the better shooter. Not sure they improved drastically.

We traded a player who has yet to play a game this year, has a retarded new haircut every week (shows his immaturity), shows no true passion to an all time great let alone get back out an play, and who was set to be an unrestricted free agent. We weren't going to give him a max and thus probably see him walk elsewhere. If he did stay, we have an injury prone player on our hands.

We traded that for the best Center in the NBA, a true superstar/franchise cornerstone and a guy who can be the face of the franchise.

I'm so sick and tired of people hating on Dwight but to say we only got a good deal is absurd talk.


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Postby therealdeal on Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:24 am

Value-wise, we won the deal pretty much hands down.

Denver gave up Harrington and Afflalo for Iguodala. So far that's been a good return for them.
Philly gave up Iguodala, Vucevic, and Harkless for Bynum. So far that's been pretty much the worst it could be.
Orlando gave up Dwight for Vucevic, Harkless, Afflalo, Harrington, more. So far that's been just about as good a return as Denver's.

The Lakers gave up Andrew Bynum and Josh McRoberts for Dwight Howard. Even on a limited back Dwight has lead the league in rebounding, he's top five in FG% and he's top 5 in blocks. Bynum hasn't played. We're the clear winners of the trade.

That doesn't reflect in the win column, but as far as that trade goes we definitely won.
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Postby Chillbongo on Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:13 am

^Yeah, I don't know why everyone says Denver and Orlando came out better. The trade was great for them but we still got Dwight Freakin' Howard for an injury prone center who was going to leave once his contract was up. Philly lost for sure, and Orlando's return looks better now than it did during the trade.
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Postby dwighthowardsdad on Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:03 am

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Dwight Howard said he plans to approach his first game back in Orlando as business as usual, but Steve Nash begged to differ.

"This is the longest Dwight has ever worked on his game after practice," Nash jokingly yelled out to the throng of approximately 75 media members assembled at shootaround Tuesday in advance of the Los Angeles Lakers' game against the Magic.

Howard worked on midrange jumpers and extended his range all the way out to the 3-point line, mercifully stopping after a couple of long-range misses to talk to those waiting to hear him discuss his return to the city that was home for his first eight NBA seasons.

"All that stuff is over with now," Howard said. "Today is a new day. Whatever happened in the past, I"m going to leave it behind me. Like I said, I have nothing but love for the fans here. They treated me well. It didn't end right. It didn't end the way we all wanted it to end, but I'm in a better place and everybody has to move on."

Howard told reporters Sunday that his return was going to be "very emotional for me," which prompted Kobe Bryant to blurt, "Emotional? Man, I'll talk to him. Just go out there and bust your [behind] man. Show them what they missed in him. Save the emotional [stuff] for when you retire. Please."

Not only is Howard about to play his first game in Orlando since being traded to the Lakers in August, he's also making his first trip back to the city since undergoing back surgery last April. What was it like for him to visit his old stomping grounds?

"It felt normal," Howard said. "I was happy to come back, see my house, go to Waffle House, get a good meal. That was fun. So, I was happy about that."

What will really make Howard happy is a win against his former team. The Lakers lost to the Magic 113-103 on Dec. 2 at Staples Center. Howard had 21 points and 15 rebounds, but shot just 9 of 21 from the foul line as Orlando employed a "Hack-a-Howard" strategy to take control of the game.

The loss knocked L.A. to just 8-9 at the time, but Howard and his team are much improved since. The Lakers are 33-31 after going 8-2 since the All-Star break, with Howard averaging 15.5 points, 14.8 rebounds and 2.6 blocks in those 10 games.

"I'm in a lot better shape, which is great," said Howard, described by Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni as "100 percent better" on Tuesday. "The first time we played them I wasn't in good shape, so I was looking forward to coming back here and playing in better shape."

Howard's conditioning has helped the Lakers move to within a half-game of the Utah Jazz for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.

"Just go out there and play," Howard said. "That's the biggest thing. We're playing great basketball. I just want to continue to do that. We don"t have to do anything extra, just play the way we've been playing the last couple games and come out here with a win."

The Magic's win in L.A. was a high point for a team that's gone just 12-36 since. Coming into Tuesday, Orlando has the second-worst record in the league at 18-46.

"I really haven't paid attention too much about any other team but ours," Howard said, "but Jameer [Nelson] is the last one here and the other guys are hurt, but I'm happy to see Jameer is still playing."

Nelson took exception to Howard telling an L.A. television station that the Magic was "a team full of people who nobody wanted" when he played for them. Howard said he hasn't spoken to Nelson, but has tried to reach out to the point guard he came into the league with as rookies in 2004-05. Nelson will be the only one of Howard's former teammates in uniform Tuesday -- Hedo Turkoglu is suspended and Glen Davis is out recovering from foot surgery.

Howard focused on the positive while acknowledging that there still are some hurt feelings.

"We had a lot of great memories here," Howard said. "They'll never be taken away from me or from the people who supported us. So, I think I had eight great years here. We did a lot of great things. I saw a city go from a team where it was just like nobody in the stands to we got a new arena and we're a packed house every night to see our team play. It was great to see that. Me and Jameer accomplished a lot here and our goal was to get people to come and support us. We did that."

Howard said he had not run into any Magic fans yet, save for a few at Waffle House, but was grateful to them. Yet he also acknowledged last week that he might wear earplugs for the booing he expects to hear.

"I have nothing but love for the fans here," Howard said Tuesday. "They made me into the player I am today. I'll always be thankful for that. I came here a boy and left a man and it's made me a better person being here. So, thank you to all the fans who supported me even through all the bad times."

Metta World Peace stepped in to support Howard on Tuesday, trying to diffuse the media attention by cutting through the throng to put his arm around the All-Star center.

"I got to get some of this TV time," World Peace said. "All these cameras ... keep talking to Dwight, y"all."


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Postby LTLakerFan on Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:05 pm

^^^ HaHa ..... funny and good too for Metta to do that (at the very end of column above) :man10:
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Postby Chillbongo on Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:25 pm

My worry is that ORL will employ Hack-a-Howard again. It worked wonders last time. I just hope MDA has the guts to pull Dwight if necessary.
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Postby The Rock on Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:30 pm

Showed some mental toughness tonight by coming through while being intentionally fouled. Great return to ORL. Nicely done. Build on it and go get em in ATL tomorrow :jam2:

Since the All star break (10 games), Nash and Kobe have a higher FG% and 3FG% than Dwight's FT% (39%). That is nuts lol our guards are shooting a higher % with guys draped on them and having it contested and Dwight is making a lesser % of them while being uncontested.
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Postby FabFourLakers on Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:39 pm

Had his best game of the year and really stepped up at the line tonight....gotta give him major props for not crumbling tonight....showed that he has some mental toughness and didn't care that he got booed. :jam2: :jam2: :jam2:
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Postby therealdeal on Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:40 pm

Now THAT'S what the future of the franchise should look like.

I'm glad to see he can take a game over if we feed him now. He couldn't have done this earlier this season. Definitely this made me feel better about the way things should look moving forward.

Nice win for us and a great thing for Dwight to come home and kill this team and this city.
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Postby NewDynasty on Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:42 pm

39 freaking freethrows. Insane
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Postby Jellincon on Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:43 pm

Great game. Almost completely nullified the Hack-a-Howard by shooting 16/20 from the line when ORL tried that bull.
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Postby Weezy on Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:43 pm

They said he made 16 of 20 FT's on hack a Howard possessions, I will take that for sure. The Magic set him up to have a huge game, he delivered.
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