Dwight Howard is Not the Lakers Missing Piece

Do not get me wrong, the Lakers acquiring Howard could make their team much more dominant on the defensive end as he has won the previous three Defensive Player of the Year Awards for his magnificent rebounding and blocking skills. This is an element that the Lakers would like to improve, but his inclusion within the Lakers offensive system may not be as welcome.

The Lakers have already developed an offensive style that relies on the leadership of Kobe Bryant and the contribution of the other Lakers big men, but the addition of Howard may throw every offensive aspect out of whack. Howard is unable to improve everyone else’s play, which ultimately creates inconsistency.

Even though none of the Lakers big men can individually match the skills and dominance of Dwight Howard, their combination of skills and abilities outweigh him. As proven with the combination of the Miami Heatles in LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh, it is always better to have three All-Stars than one.

* Stats provided by NBA.com

 

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