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[Chron] Dwight Howard not worried about fewer scoring chances

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by onreego, Nov 20, 2015.

  1. onreego

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    Maybe a sign of maturity at age 30. Self realization that his post game isn't the best. Probably also why he seems like he is the most consistent if he's just sticking to what he knows. Now run the p&r.

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  2. linkz1993

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    If he can stay in Houston for the next 5-8 years he cud be like what Duncan has become ?
     
  3. Deuce

    Deuce Context & Nuance

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    Howard playing the DeAndre Jordan/Tyson Chandler role to defend/rebound/block shots is just fine with me. DH's post touches are a turnover waiting to happen.

    DH needs to do a better job of NOT setting sloppy screens on offense and getting fouls. Set the hard screen, hold, and then roll to the basket.

    Play efficiently.
     
  4. YOLO

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    not really news. he already accepted the sacrifice last year when he came back.
     
  5. YOLO

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    but again nobody is saying run the offense through him but he still needs to get touches here and there. he is still capable
     
  6. Ziggy

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    Absolutely. There are a lot more ways to get your 58% career shooter clean looks without having to post them up repeatedly. The coaching staff should be embarrassed they cant create offense for him.
     
  7. AirBud#10

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    Not a chance, Duncan is somehow better and healthier than Dwight at 39.
     
  8. YOLO

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    yeah well it must be nice when he has less wear on his body cause his team doesn't have constant guys being sent him because of the lack of defense on the outside
     
  9. sirbaihu

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    There's nothing in there about "self realization" of his post game. The interview is on rockets.com. Sounds to me like no one's passing him the ball and he's being mature about it.
     
  10. J Sizzle

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    There is no shame in being a more awesome version of Tyson Chandler. It's actually what everybody loves about Dwight's game.
     
  11. malakas

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    Touches =/= POST touches.
    I dont' understand why there are so many people who make this naive mistake. :rolleyes:
    It's like they think in their mind that a center can score only posting up or smth.

    Dwight absolutely needs more touches and it's ridiculous that he doens't get them.
     
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    Man I used to question Dwight's heart before Houston. But since he's been here I gotta say I have no problems with him here. I listen to criticism of him, and most of it comes across as "he should be more like Shaq, Hakeem". Well guess what, HE'S NOT THEM!!!
     
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    nice of him to say. i'm more than a bit disillusioned at soundbites pro athletes throw at the media ... but maybe its true.

    gotta throw him the occasional bone, he is one of the bright spots in a, thus far, dismal opening.
     
  14. ballplayer

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    I like the attitude regarding touches. It will eventually come back to him.
     
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    I think part of the reason is that he takes such a long time now days to operate in the post. When he used to make quicker decisions, he used to be more successful. Now it seems he waits for the team to clear opposite of him before he makes his two dribbles and turn to the right shot.

    This partly is why DMo is a much better post player...He makes quick post decisions...once he has the ball in the post, he immediately attacks. When Dwight takes his sweet time, he allows for his defender to anticipate his moves much more readily...therefore less likely needing a double team, and resulting in an easy shot contest.
     
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    Yep. Morey didn't bring him here to score 20+. He was brought in for his impact on defense. Over the course of his career he's been a much better defensive presence that Shaq ever was.
     
  17. ThatBoyNick

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    I'd say Howard is more like Deandre Jordan, Tyson has never rebounded or defended at the level Howard does even today.


    But still yes. I give Howard the upmost respect for putting aside his ego for betterment of the team, that is a amazing thing for a star player to do.

    He is still a rebounding ane defensive beast, still among the best in the NBA in those categories. And that's all we need from him to win.
     
  18. pippendagimp

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    when dmo returns, his interior passing and the spacing he'll add for lawson to drive -- will both give dwight a lot more easy dunks
     
  19. Pizza_Da_Hut

    Pizza_Da_Hut I put on pants for this?

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    If he could be somewhere between where he is, and Deandre Jordan, that would be great. Just great.
     
  20. thirdengine

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    When can we expect him to start making it up the court before 8 seconds have run off the shot clock?
     

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