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Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Florida Today: Howard's Summer

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The rub: Rising star Dwight Howard aspires to be like Minnesota power forward Kevin Garnett, who is provided the freedom to post up or roam the perimeter as a means of finding open shots.

Meanwhile, the Magic would prefer Howard to be more like San Antonio's Tim Duncan, a back-to-the-basket force who pounds foes down low and occasionally drops in the mid-range jump shot.

4 Comments:

  • At 6:58 PM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    I tend to agree with what Brian Hill says, that with Darko and Battie more comfortable facing the basket and shooting, that Dwight needs to establish his low-post game first, then worry about adding a mid-range jumper.

    Dwight does need to work on his FT shooting this off-season, however.

     
  • At 12:01 AM, Blogger Matt said…

    I think that Dwight's build and game is closer to KG than Duncan. Improving his free throw shooting is a side project that shouldn't take that much of the time. is he limited to working on just one aspect of his game? His back to the basket game just needs some tweaking. Why not work on a jump shot?

     
  • At 5:30 AM, Blogger Ken said…

    I think this is where the Magic Player Development Dept. has failed in the past. Just look at all those squandered 1st round draft pics that never seemed to work. I understand that DH wants to develop his game more, he's like a sponge and wants to absorb everything he can. But Dwight is also young, so whats the rush. I say, let him work on his post game, there is still much to learn, and I still say he gets pushed around a little to easily sometimes. He dosn't have to do everything at once. If he was our only scoring option and he developed a jump shot out of neccessity, fine, but there are more important things he can learn first...

     
  • At 7:22 PM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    Well-said, Omar!

     

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