Finwë wrote:Given his skillset and effectiveness this season, I'm not sure anyone can advocate that Howard should've gotten more touches on offense.
It came out as if his touches were the key variable in his effort level and commitment, and that's just wrong, ESPECIALLY when you can't hit a goddamn FT, you get stripped all the time, and you brick close range jump hooks very frequently.
The sad part is that whenever the bold part happened, along with him just half-a**ing in on the court because he felt left out, he was quick to let anyone who would listen know that he returned from surgery too soon and he's not 100% so the criticism is unfair.
That's perfectly fair to be honest, except if you're far from 100% as you said, why are you asking to have the offense run through you? Why not just let your all-time great teammate run the show until you're back is close to 100%, especially when he's far more skilled that you could ever hope to be?
Isn't help the reason he wanted out of Orlando in the first place? Or does he not want help if it means the spotlight is not always on him?