abeer3 wrote:despite all my trashing of howard, i wanted him to stay and still think the team would be better off had he stayed. the fact that he's flawed shouldn't obscure the fact that he's still the most dominant defensive force in the game. the lakers sure could use someone to control the glass right now; that's for sure.
and i think his attitude has improved--or at least he's in no position to gripe anymore, so he doesn't. that's improvement over what we got to deal with here.
i hope he fails hard because he deserves it, but 18/16 is 18/16. i do agree with others that he seems to have hit a plateau, and i don't foresee him ever fulfilling his tremendous promise mostly due to his psychological issues.
but i doubt the lakers have a better center than that any time in the next 5-10 years.
sister golden hair wrote:Howard seems cancerous. And unless he wins two or three rings will go down as a huge disappointment when his career is over. I think he's been overtaken by other centers already -- M. Gasol and R. Hibbert, maybe even Bogut -- who are all more well-rounded.
I always thought Dwight was a blown-up PF --the basketball equivalent of a cruiserweight/light-heavy stepping up in class to fight the big boys. He's not really a center, as he has no center-like skills on offense. In retrospect, SVG got a lot out of Dwight. That may be the best Dwight the league ever sees.
Good luck to him. But I predict within the next year he'll come to despise Harden (and his nonchalant ways on defense as well as his ball monopoly) as much as he apparently despised playing in LA>
Rooscooter wrote:Finally, I dislike the individual rebounding stat for a couple reasons and think it can be counter productive. Rebounds are other team's misses and if 5 people get them equally or 1 person gets them all is of little consequence to a team's success. % of rebounds gotten by a team is a better stat. Individual rebounding alone ins't much other than a fantasy.
revgen wrote:Rooscooter wrote:Finally, I dislike the individual rebounding stat for a couple reasons and think it can be counter productive. Rebounds are other team's misses and if 5 people get them equally or 1 person gets them all is of little consequence to a team's success. % of rebounds gotten by a team is a better stat. Individual rebounding alone ins't much other than a fantasy.
Agreed. Especially when it comes to defensive rebounds.
That's why I like rebounders like Jordan Hill. Instead of stealing defensive rebounds from Pau like Dwight would do, he goes after the rebounds the opposing team should be getting on the offensive glass. His rebounding is an addition to the team's productivity rather than a subtraction.
Balance&Options24 wrote:The Dwight dominoes are falling.
Asik, then Lin and then Mchale
Beleza wrote:ur all laughing at him. laugh at the team u support 1st LOL
kobe's not saving nothing
Beleza wrote:his team will still do better than anything lakers will do this season
Jerry Buss wrote:One of the biggest reasons I bought the Lakers was to beat the Celtics …..you just got it into your soul that you couldn't stand the Celtics anymore
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