07 October 2010

It's NBA time!

I haven't blogged about the NBA since July, and for good reason: very little has been happening. But now that the preseason has begun, and Dwyane Wade has injured himself, it's time to get things underway.

Remember my rantings about the shortcomings in Dwight Howard's game a couple years ago? Well, it appears Dwight is taking another step towards trying to develop a post up game, and that step is working with Hakeem Olajuwan.

Back in 2009 I wrote
Can you imagine Howard's body with Hakeem Olajuwan's game? I don't think I exaggerate when I say an individual with that pairing would average 40 points and 15 boards a game over and entire season. Easily.
What took them so long to adopt my idea? Whoever made this happen either deserves a big raise or a knock on the head for not doing it in 2004, when Dwight was drafted.

Here's some video of Howard working out with The Dream. It's pretty impressive.

If Dwight's post game develops to even half of Hakeem's this season, I will be very excited.

However, if he can't get it done this year, I don't think he ever will, and he'll go down as one of the biggest wastes of talent in NBA history.

In other news, Hakeem looks like he could still school a lot of centers in the NBA today.

Go Dwight.


The Village of Randomity said...

The Dream!! Yikes, Dwight Howard power and explosiveness with Hakeem footwork and touch on his shot= Best post player the league has seen in a LOOONG time.

Matty Gibb said...

I think Howard is a lot like Bill Russell, who also had a limited offensive game. But the guy gobbles up rebounds and blocks. Hard to call either of them a waste of talent, if you ask me.

Brandon said...

Russell was far stiffer than Howard. Dwight it too quick and to agile to spend his career as a defensive center.