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[B/R]: Would You Pay Dwight Howard $31 Million?

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by Os Trigonum, Jun 30, 2016.

  1. Os Trigonum

    Os Trigonum It. Deserves. Its. Own. Thread.
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    not sure I've seen anyone post this here anywhere, pretty scathing article on Dwight's FA prospects.

    http://thelab.bleacherreport.com/would-you-pay-dwight-howard-31-million/

    more at the link.
     
  2. Cashmoney

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    Good riddance.
     
  3. Space Ghost

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    It would be great if someone did sign him to a 155M contract. Tying up dead weight like this for 5 years would sink a team.
     
  4. arjun

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    He's his own worst enemy.
     
  5. Swish4fives

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    Nope, he's too stuck in his ways. It's a perimeter oriented league and he refuses to guard anyone out there. Killed us in both Gs series on switches and basically any team with a jump shooting 5 could have target practice all game long. He's such a prima dona out there, only wanting to win if the team plays his way. Any team that maxes him out will regret it by year 2.
     
  6. MacLovin

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    You know what they say about boats? The two happiest days for a boat owner are the days you buy it and the day you sell it.

    Dwight Howard is a boat for NBA teams.
     
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    They only way he is getting that much money is a one year deal by a bad team needing to hit the salary floor.
     
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    Said the same thing when we signed him, hoped for the best, but he is what he is....good riddance indeed.

    DD
     
  9. Rox11

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    He's honestly worth 12 a year
     
  10. oelman44

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    Yup. With his skill-set and athleticism he could be a very useful player for almost any team. Instead, he is way too needy at the position where your player needs to be the most selfless. Anyone who says they "feel for Dwight" just doesn't understand the situation well. He could've put up decent scoring numbers if he would've committed to running the floor and being a dominant P&R screen setter.

    Instead, he doesn't want to set screens and demands more post ups. Not just post-ups when he has a mismatch, no. Instead he wants to have a traditional back-to-basket post-up against other big men. Despite the fact that he is not very skilled offensively and back-to-basket post-ups are among the most ineffecient shots in modern day NBA.

    Good riddance I say. Never thought I'd be saying this but I hope D12 doesn't resign, even at less money. I want to let Capela develop into a starter, he has the chance to be epitome what the modern day center should be.


    Love this analogy.
     
  11. hakeemthagreat

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    I think he's capable of much more. I mean he's a athletic phenom. But what I've noticed is his hustle and ability to chase down rebounds or go get blocks is very poor. If a rebound isn't something he can out jump someone for then he's not going to get it. THAT is why I'm not resigning Dwight. If your star player doesn't want to give it his all then why exactly are we paying you again?
     
  12. Os Trigonum

    Os Trigonum It. Deserves. Its. Own. Thread.
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    he may not get the max, but with the money amounts being tossed around right now for fairly marginal players, I think he's going to get more than people here expect. But I also wouldn't be surprised with a short contract so he can go through this again next year.
     
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    Os Trigonum It. Deserves. Its. Own. Thread.
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    my understanding is that he could do one of those two-year contracts with a player option for the second year. Pretty much what Durant is rumored to be considering. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong though.
     
  15. Jontro

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    Sorry breh, but you're way off here. More like game 2.
     
  16. LCAhmed

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    Howard is like most "nice" people. Very pleasant to be around until they don't get their way and get pushed to their limits, then all hell breaks lose at once. Seen it too many a time working in remodeling (home owners).
     
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    Whenever a Rocket becomes an ex-Rocket, I always have hope that they will go elsewhere and do well and prove us wrong.

    More times than not I am the one proven wrong.

    I don't see that trend changing.
     
  18. J Sizzle

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    More like hour 2
     
  19. vlaurelio

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    I would say there are a number of former rockets who are doing well Livingston, klow, dragic, the Morris twin, Patterson, scola for a while, Courtney lee, Gerald green, ariza after his first stint, posey, even j lin off the top of my head

    They didn't work out with the rockets the rockets fo and coaching Staff has some fault at varying degrees

    But for d12 the blame lies solely on him
     
  20. roslolian

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    I don't think anyone would pay Dwight 30M at this point, however a 20M deal for say 3 years is a very reasonable deal, and at this point Dwight's cred is so bad he might be forced to take an even cheaper deal than that.

    Most of the people here on the board always have their "grass is greener" shades permanently on. But if you think about it would you rather pay Barnes 20M or pay Dwight 20M c'mon now for all his limitations Dwight is better than majority of the overpaid scrubs we have on the market. You have even have some poster speculating we'd bring Parsons back at 20M and Dwight isn't even worth a look?

    Plus, everything depends on expectations, Dwight might not be engaged here in Houston because at the time we were all up his ass promising him the world and the focus of the offense etc, so its understandable he wouldn't be as engaged because in his own words "this isn't what i signed up for". If he gets less than what he expects and nobody courts him anymore then he won't have such big expectations and so would just focus on defense and rebounding, which is his best suit. We'll see, I think Dwight bounces back in a big way next year.
     
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