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Dwight Howard is NOT a top 10 center

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Briand2714, Apr 26, 2016.

  1. Briand2714

    Briand2714 Member

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    Among all the centers in the league, Dwight is

    12th in PPG

    4th in RPG

    8th in BPG

    19th in TS%

    17th in PER

    37th in RPM

    12th in WS

    39th in WS/48

    38th in BPM

    21st in VORP


    Even on defense Dwight is (among just centers),

    38th in DRPM

    27th in DBPM


    He is a below average rim protector (per Nylon Calculus http://nyloncalculus.com/stats/rim-protection/), and below average post-up player (per NBA http://stats.nba.com/league/player/...nType=Regular Season&PerMode=Totals&sort=Poss)

    And it will get even worse as years go by, as Dwight's body gradually breaks down.

    If Dallas signs him by overpaying, that would be the greatest thing happening to the Rockets, since it will spell doomsday for the Mavericks for year to come.
     
  2. Captain Hook

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    He's definitely still top 10. His presents under the goal defensively is still top notch. Don't let the stats fool you
     
  3. cheke64

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    Whatever makes you feel better.
     
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    So, you would say "No longer elite"

    Glad people are catching up.

    DD
     
  5. rhino17

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    I would probably put him at around #10

    He can still block an occasional shot. His defensive skills overall are probably below average at this point. He is routinely a BAD defender more often than not anymore
     
  6. mig0s

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    how about you try to name 10 better centers than Dwight?
     
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    Dallas can be pretty good with Dwight in the middle and a healthy Parsons. That could be a pretty attractive free agent team once you include Cuban and Carlisle in the mix. My hate for the Mavs is strong but my hate is not blind.
     
  8. Briand2714

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    That' what they used to say about Ty Lawson, and now Indiana thinks he's a disaster. Can't wait until the next season to see how Dwight does on another team, 'cause it will not look good.
     
  9. Briand2714

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    Easy.

    DeMarcus Cousins
    DeAndre Jordan
    Hassan Whiteside
    Karl-Anthony Towns
    Paul Gasol
    Marc Gasol
    Al Horford
    Brook Lopez
    Andre Drummond
    Rudy Gobert

    I can name probably 5 more.
     
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    KAT is a PF btw
     
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    I think all these guys are definitively better than Dwight
    -Demarcus Cousins
    -Marc Gasol
    -Deandre Jordan
    -Anthony Davis
    -KA Towns
    -Andre Drummond
    -Al Horford
    -Chris Bosh
    -Pau Gasol

    These guys are borderline better or will be better soon
    -Hassan Whiteside
    -Brook Lopez
    -Kristaps Porziņģis (if he counts as a center)
    -Rudy Gobert
    -Nikola Jokic
    -Al Jefferson (if healthy)
     
  13. cdrive

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    voted 1 star.

    Crapping on Howard on eve of an elimination playoff game. Irrespective of whether or not he is a top 10 C still, OP's thread is full of suck.
     
  14. kevtse

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    Really cant argue with that.
     
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    If we include AD, Bosh and Porziņģis as a C, Dwight probably barely even makes top 20.
     
  16. Liberon

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    Should have traded him for Robin Lopez and or Porzingis... The Knicks would have done it.
     
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    So it's okay to proclaim this fact now? Only a couple of months ago I was killed for saying this on this board.

    If Dwight Howard is, indeed, a Top 10 center then it says more about the decaying crop of big men in the NBA than his place among the "center elite"
     
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    You inspired me to vote this thread 5 stars
     
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  20. ThatBoyNick

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    Why would you include 3 power forwards? Them occasionally playing center or being out of position doesn't make them centers.

    Towns and Horford aren't really centers either.
     

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