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[2018-19] Dwight Howard as a Washington Wizard

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by Os Trigonum, Aug 3, 2018.

  1. Os Trigonum

    Os Trigonum It. Deserves. Its. Own. Thread.
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    kinda surprised there wasn't a thread yet about Dwert? anyway, good read on nba.com

    http://www.nba.com/article/2018/07/...ard-out-remake-image-again-washington-wizards

    Washington Wizards give enigmatic Dwight Howard (latest) new chance to remake image
    Standout center hopes to help Wizards rise, halt his nomadic career path
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    David Aldridge TNT Analyst
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    Jul 30, 2018 9:59 AM ET

    He is corny and Twitter is hip.

    He is a center in a small-ball, position-free NBA.

    He is an annoyance to some teammates, a pleasure to others.

    Whoever you are this morning, you surely have an opinion about Dwight Howard. Few NBA players remain as polarizing -- even today, as the 32-year-old Howard takes his roadshow to its latest stop, Washington, with a 1+1 deal with the Wizards that’s slightly less than the ones LeBron James and Kevin Durant have been signing the past few years.

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    How will Dwight Howard fit into Washington's mix next season?

    Howard’s in D.C. for the mid-level, $5.3 million, having been jettisoned by Charlotte in a deal with Brooklyn, which had no intention of keeping him and only made the deal to get Timofey Mozgov’s contract off its books. (The Nets acquired Howard on July 6 … and waived him on July 7, making him a free agent.) Thus, technically, Howard is on his fourth team in little more than a year, with the Atlanta Hawks having started the ball rolling by dealing him to the Hornets in June of 2017.

    The Wizards aren’t expecting miracles. They’d just like a steady, two-way center who can improve both upon the output of their former incumbent, Marcin Gortat -- traded to the Clippers in late June for Austin Rivers -- and in his relationship with John Wall, with whom Gortat got crossways last season.

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    The Hornets traded Dwight Howard to the Nets early in the NBA offseason.

    As Wall is the bell cow around these parts, you must be right with him to move forward -- and Wall apparently wanted Howard, DMing him after the buyout with Brooklyn was complete to recruit him to the Wizards -- just as Howard was thinking about potentially seeing if there was a fit for him with the Golden State Warriors.

    “Once John hit me up,” Howard said last week, “it was like, nah, this is the spot. Not only did it feel right, but everything, from the point guard situation to the shooting guard, to the city. All of that. I’m very intrigued by Washington, D.C., itself … on the court, man, it just makes total sense. On the court in Golden State would have looked great. And we could have won. But the impact of winning in Golden State and D.C. is totally different.”

    Being right with people is something Howard seems to have struggled with in each of his last few stops. Famously, Kobe Bryant didn’t click with Howard in Los Angeles. In Houston, Howard and James Harden never meshed, two non-verbal Alphas who were barely speaking to one another by the end of Howard’s stay there.

    After Howard signed with Atlanta in 2016, he and then-teammate Dennis Schroder argued on the floor. After Howard was traded to Charlotte, Schroder said Howard only played hard against his former teams.

    And my man and NBA TV colleague, Brendan Haywood, distilled discord between Howard and his teammates in Charlotte last season -- according to sources Haywood spoke with after Howard was shipped to Brooklyn. (Haywood has since spoken with Howard, telling the D.C.-based sports website The Sports Capitol that he thinks things will be different with the Wizards “because Dwight’s going to want it to be different.”
    more at the link

     
  2. J.R.

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    Bold (or maybe not so bold) prediction: He'll be one-&-done, looking for his 5th team in 5 years.
     
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    LOL This guy...

     
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  5. Deuce

    Deuce Context & Nuance
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    LOL Dwight. He lives in his own little world.

    I mean, why adapt your game into something you COULD do (DeAndre Jordan/Capela) when you can fantasize about turning into Durant and Davis!

    sure.
     
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    Just to be mean, the interviewer should have asked, "What would you be evolving *from*, though? Have you decided what you once were, yet. Shaq still doesn't think you were a dominate post player."
     
  7. Os Trigonum

    Os Trigonum It. Deserves. Its. Own. Thread.
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    just proves in America you can be anything you want to be
     
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    Did y'all know the Dwight and Josh Smith played AAU ball together growing up? True story. Pinky swear.
     
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    Caption Contest.....

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    'I'll pull out'
     
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    Does anyone still want me on their team
     
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    “Remember when supposed Houston Rockets fans wanted to build around me and get rid of Harden?”
     
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    "What, me worry?"
     
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    What a dumbass.
     
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    I remember those convos, lol. Funny stuff.
     
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    "I'm your daddy!"
     
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    daywalker02 Easter Egg Hunter - Tell me why? نحن عائلة
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    Can the journey of the journey man continue with a double double?
     
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    daywalker02 Easter Egg Hunter - Tell me why? نحن عائلة
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    Dwert got a tat finally. A suspicious one at that.

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    A snake eating its own tail in an infinity sign, who knew?
     
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    It would be cooler if it was a Azn Dragon.

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