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Dwight Howard is About to Show the World He's on Kevin Durants Level (2018 version)

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by BigggReddd, Aug 19, 2018.

  1. BigggReddd

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    https://www.si.com/nba/2018/08/14/dwight-howard-kevin-durant-trainer-anthony-davis

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    Dwight Howard is looking to unleash a new-and-improved version of the eight-time All-Star next season according to his trainers Justin Zormelo and Ed Downs.

    In a story by Candance Buckner of The Washington Post, Howard's support staff noted the center's physical transformation in the offseason, shedding 20 pounds and dropping over nine percent body fat. For a 32-year-old who aims to play eight more seasons, the body transformation was necessecary step at reviving his career.

    But Howard's physique isn't the only thing undergoing a change this offseason. Zormelo noted the added arsenal Howard looks to add in 2018-19, specifically on the offsenvie end.

    “He wants to evolve into Anthony Davis, into Kevin Durant,” Zormelo said. “But his own version of that.”

    The odds are certainly stacked against Howard in that pursuit.

    He shot just 32.7 percent on shots between 10 and 16 feet last season, and 14.3 percent from three. Stretching the floor has not proven to be in D12's bag of tricks in prior years. We'll see if he can adjust in a major way heading into his 15th season."

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    He better get some good PEDs.
     
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    They have PEDs that teach you how to shoot now?
     
  4. KingLeoric

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    Dwight to the Warriors confirmed.
     
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    Lmao. I'd believe Kobe coming out of retirement to join dwight, over dwight getting a knockdown jumper.
     
  6. Daddy Long Legs

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    Inb4 he becomes the next kd and sinks 3s left and right.

    He could be the next big thing
     
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    This is like an Onion article but real.
     
  8. Reeko

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    this is why Dwight is never taken seriously...

    just stfu and ball...always got something delusional or nonsensical to say
     
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    god is fair. Gave Dwight a body, but no brain.
     
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    Skimming the OP, for a second I thought the Rockets had also signed Carmelo’s brother Zormelo Anthony.
     
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    I just want to say the title is misleading and this is not what the trainer meant at all about Dwight's offseason training.

    Dwight wants to be like Kevin Durant AND Anthony Davis. That's way above KD level. You guys are really selling Dwight's potential short here. AD+KD is like, GOAT.
     
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    When was the last summer Dwight or his trainers didn't say that is body is feeling great for the first time in a while. Tmac did the same thing his final 4 or 5 years.
     
  13. daywalker02

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    Oh Dwert, say it ain't so!
     
  14. Mathloom

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    Sounds like he just means being skinny. Which would improve his mobility probably. People are always on this guy as if he's a superstar. Mediocre players say outlandish things all the time, but Howard has been shat on so much he's almost underrated now lol
     
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    Honestly, if he can just shoot free throws well (80% percent clip)... He would still be a star.
     
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    Stromile Swift is crying somewhere.
     
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    He needs to focus on being the next version of Clint Capela. What a waste of talent.
     
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    (Almost)
     
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    Amen... Or Tyson Chandler.

    How about you learn how to make free throws at 70 percent for a start Dwight?
     
  20. Mathloom

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    For whatever reason, he can't. So at least he is trying to drop some mass and be more mobile so he doesn't get exposed on switches. Not a bad idea since his career was going down the drain.
     
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