Juronimo wrote:Pau has done great work on Howard. I was concerned before the series because Dwight was beasting against Cleveland but Pau along with Bynum and the help D has kept Howard contained. Plus he has provided us with scoring as necessary. Props to Pau. Just imagine if that trade never happened where we'd be right now.
Howard was phenomenal against Cleveland... Then again he was checked by the slow footed Ilgauskas, the physically overmatched Varejao or the glacially fast Ben Wallace. The last two were also not the low post scoring threats where Howard have to expend energy on the defensive end. Howard now cannot take breaks on defense...must now play straight up with his defensive assignments. Howard while a great weakside help defender is really not ALL THAT on an individual basis.