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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (And so it begins...)

Postby Showtime'sDynasty on Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:32 pm

Dwight needs to do some drills with a medicine ball for about an hour every practice. This is the only way he's going to stop getting stripped so consistently.
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (And so it begins...)

Postby Ras Algethi on Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:33 pm

He needs to stop getting stripped. It's at a ridiculous level now. It's not about holding on to the ball harder. It's about positioning and where he keeps the ball when he gathers himself as he goes up. Fundamentals.

And I also don't get why he needs to swat the ball into the 3rd row on those blocks. If he can get that much hand on the ball, grab it or block it but keep it in play. No use knocking it out of bounds.
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (And so it begins...)

Postby revgen on Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:35 pm

icencream27 wrote:Dwight needs KAJ. I've never seen him stripped so much.

If KAJ can develop Bynum then Dwight would be crazy


Dwight is playing in his 9th season. He should know what he should be doing to avoid being stripped.
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (And so it begins...)

Postby Weezy on Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:36 pm

7 points, 4 rebounds? Seriously? Where did Dwight the All-Star go? I could be imagining things, but he doesn't look happy out there, doesn't look happy to be here, doesn't look like he has a lot of chemistry with our team.
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (And so it begins...)

Postby GoldenChocobo on Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:36 pm

Kwamenitis is contagious.
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (And so it begins...)

Postby The Rock on Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:37 pm

He played well with the 2nd unit and absolutely stunk next to the starters What the hell :man10:
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (And so it begins...)

Postby SK8 on Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:45 pm

This guy can't even score one on one, WOW :man4: this is crazy, they are pulling Chuck Hayes all over Dwight, 5 TO tonight. He can score only on Dunk's or one hook shot per game. And 4r for 40 minutes :jam2: :jam2: something is wrong with Dwight.
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (And so it begins...)

Postby Aonex on Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:47 pm

Dwight needs to get back to working on his post moves. He seems to be doing the same move over and over again. Cap needs to come in and work with Dwight ASAP.
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (And so it begins...)

Postby JLaker17 on Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:48 pm

Alley hoop/put back seems to be the only offense he has right now. I'm not acting like I know for sure but he does not look happy, and this can very well turn into a 1 year rental.
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (And so it begins...)

Postby trodgers on Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:49 pm

Work on that offensive game, big fella.
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (And so it begins...)

Postby The Rock on Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:51 pm

Like Stu said he needs to work on moving side to side. He's able to seal and get decent post position but it becomes predictable after a while.
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (And so it begins...)

Postby Rooscooter on Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:52 pm

Weezy wrote:7 points, 4 rebounds? Seriously? Where did Dwight the All-Star go? I could be imagining things, but he doesn't look happy out there, doesn't look happy to be here, doesn't look like he has a lot of chemistry with our team.


4 rebounds in 40 minutes?!.... the results are what they are but the lack of effort and disinterest is what's most disappointing.
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (And so it begins...)

Postby khmrP on Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:54 pm

JLaker17 wrote:Alley hoop/put back seems to be the only offense he has right now. I'm not acting like I know for sure but he does not look happy, and this can very well turn into a 1 year rental.


as oppose to possibly maxing out a guy with 2 bad knees thats still hasn't played this season yet? Wouldn't be much of a difference IMO, we would've lost Bynum anyways either we wouldn't risk paying him and someone else coming along and taking that risk and giving Bynum max.
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (And so it begins...)

Postby JLaker17 on Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:56 pm

khmrP wrote:
JLaker17 wrote:Alley hoop/put back seems to be the only offense he has right now. I'm not acting like I know for sure but he does not look happy, and this can very well turn into a 1 year rental.


as oppose to possibly maxing out a guy with 2 bad knees thats still hasn't played this season yet? Wouldn't be much of a difference IMO, we would've lost Bynum anyways either we wouldn't risk paying him and someone else coming along and taking that risk and giving Bynum max.


Oh no the trade was completely the right move. I loved Bynum but I am a Dwight supporter 100%, its just with this current team and staff, you can see he just isn't having a good time. I just don't want us to hold on to lets say a Gasol this season and continue to struggle and see him leave, as no one would want this to be a 1 year rental.
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (And so it begins...)

Postby JGC on Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:58 pm

khmrP wrote:
JLaker17 wrote:Alley hoop/put back seems to be the only offense he has right now. I'm not acting like I know for sure but he does not look happy, and this can very well turn into a 1 year rental.


as oppose to possibly maxing out a guy with 2 bad knees thats still hasn't played this season yet? Wouldn't be much of a difference IMO, we would've lost Bynum anyways either we wouldn't risk paying him and someone else coming along and taking that risk and giving Bynum max.


Yeah but if Dwight leaves because LA is such a crap place to play in, then you are left with nothing.
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (And so it begins...)

Postby Finwë on Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:08 pm

I liked his D when he was running with the 2nd unit. Totally looked more energetic and focused. For the most part though, pretty pathetic outing for him. That's twice in a row now. Ugh.
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (And so it begins...)

Postby dak22 on Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:11 pm

JGC wrote:
khmrP wrote:
JLaker17 wrote:Alley hoop/put back seems to be the only offense he has right now. I'm not acting like I know for sure but he does not look happy, and this can very well turn into a 1 year rental.


as oppose to possibly maxing out a guy with 2 bad knees thats still hasn't played this season yet? Wouldn't be much of a difference IMO, we would've lost Bynum anyways either we wouldn't risk paying him and someone else coming along and taking that risk and giving Bynum max.


Yeah but if Dwight leaves because LA is such a crap place to play in, then you are left with nothing.


To play devil's advocate, you could also start the rebuild now (knowing Bynum's current condition) than come up short in the post season, having howard bolt, and starting the rebuild then. Also, Bynum might not get even half of the max if he sits out this season.
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (And so it begins...)

Postby JGC on Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:35 pm

dak22 wrote:
JGC wrote:
khmrP wrote:
JLaker17 wrote:Alley hoop/put back seems to be the only offense he has right now. I'm not acting like I know for sure but he does not look happy, and this can very well turn into a 1 year rental.


as oppose to possibly maxing out a guy with 2 bad knees thats still hasn't played this season yet? Wouldn't be much of a difference IMO, we would've lost Bynum anyways either we wouldn't risk paying him and someone else coming along and taking that risk and giving Bynum max.


Yeah but if Dwight leaves because LA is such a crap place to play in, then you are left with nothing.


To play devil's advocate, you could also start the rebuild now (knowing Bynum's current condition) than come up short in the post season, having howard bolt, and starting the rebuild then. Also, Bynum might not get even half of the max if he sits out this season.


If Howard bolts, it will be another 5-10 years or so before we're competitive again. Scary thought.
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (And so it begins...)

Postby KareemTheGreat33 on Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:37 pm

Not looking good... Jimmy Buss the idiot who destroyed the Lakers
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (And so it begins...)

Postby Lakerjones on Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:39 pm

Well, I'll say this - D12 did have some nice passes out of the double to hit the shooters in the second unit. That was at least nice to see. That got us back in the game during the fourth.
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (And so it begins...)

Postby KB&AB on Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:39 pm

icencream27 wrote:Dwight needs KAJ. I've never seen him stripped so much.

If KAJ can develop Bynum then Dwight would be crazy


Maybe. but dwight already worked with Ewing for years and worked with Hakeem for two summers i think. And i don't see he learn anything from them. All he can do is dunk. He depends on Kobe, Gasol and Nash to throw him the ball. Even if Dwight works with KAJ, i don't think he will be better than Bynum's offensive game. But i think Dwight will improve on offensive a little bit.
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (And so it begins...)

Postby Texas Lakers Fan on Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:54 pm

Two awful showings in a row by Dwight. We can't afford to have him play this terrible. Gotta get it going on the offensive side of the ball.
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (And so it begins...)

Postby Ariza3 on Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:57 pm

2 bad showings by both our bigs which are supposed to be our strong parts. playing like backups out there. getting out hustled, out rebounded, out played, its embarassing. Dwight Howard and Pau can do better than a combined 13 points??

Memphis is a good team but the Kings are not. idk what happened but i know for certain it was when Dantoni started that his happened. not saying hes to blame but something hes doing is negating our bigs. With Bernie they were just playing ball and getting everyone involved and our bigs where having great games. Dwight having monster games at 80%. hope something turns around quick bc this is pissing me off
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (And so it begins...)

Postby JGC on Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:01 pm

Texas Lakers Fan wrote:Two awful showings in a row by Dwight. We can't afford to have him play this terrible. Gotta get it going on the offensive side of the ball.


Last year, I heard that Dwight was immune to poor showings because he brings it every night.

Hoping people realize that these poor outings (both by Bynum and Howard) are usually more an indictment of our guards.

4 rebounds for Dwight though? INEXCUSABLE. Not to start a Bynum/Howard thing, but as much flack as Bynum got last season for not "bringing it", I don't think he had a single game all season where he only had 1 defensive rebound.

HOW THE LIVING POOPOO ... does Dwight get 1 defensive rebound?!?!
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (And so it begins...)

Postby Ariza3 on Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:21 pm

he's just tired as is Pau too. they've both played a ton of minutes during this stretch of games over not many days. a lot of b2b's too. I think with more minutes given to Hill and Jamison it should lower Pays minutes to 29-30 and Dwight's to 33-34 IMO. that should help both stay fresh bc they both look beat...proof in their rebounding tonight.
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