I think Melo/Howard would be the best 1/2 in the League. Melo could gun all he wants and Howard would clean up his mess...Beastin'...Howard's our missing Link
Now if you'll excuse me, I've got to give Toronto a thrashing.
Stoudemire might be better offensively, a bit. But Howards defense is incomparably better.
Howard also has the baseline midrange jumper which he hit 3/3 on us just last week.
Now I can understand some people would rather get a cheaper C and fill holes, that's fine but to argue Dwight is an "average center" is crazy talk!
He is pretty much 50/50 with Rose in terms of who people think is the MVP, he lead a team with no other stars to the NBA finals and even his #2 Jameer Nelson was out injured for most of those playoffs.
The guy is nowhere near "average".
You should read up on him a bit more, watch some more footage, maybe read a scouting report or two..
Am I biased....Probably
Do I think he would be placed in the great centers category if this was the mid 90's? No £$%&ing way.
I am not crazy about the guy but there's no denying he is the top C in the game today and would be a no brainer to trade STAT for him, IMO ofcourse.
Dwight in this era, or the last previous 5 eras would still be dominant. The kid is still getting better offensively, he is as strong as 10 turiafs, and at 6'10 he has a 40 inch vert.
Howard still has a rediculous upside. This should be a no brainer. I dont see how anyone could question it. Amare is top 5 offensively at his position, but dwight is top 2 offensively and defensively at his position. Cmon
Dwight Howard would have been a monster against Hakeem, Ewing, Robinson, Smitz, DM, Shaq, Mourning... It doesn't matter which generation; the man is a BEAST. I've never seen a 7 footer jump like Howard. The man is as strong as a truck, he's the youngest player in NBA histroy to record 7-8,000 rebounds (that doesn't happen by fluke) & he's the best defensive Center I've seen since Alonzo Mourning. He puts opposing C's & PF's trying to double in quick foul trouble because he can't be moved down low... Players try their hearts out but can't stop fouling the man. Who cares if he doesn't shoot a jump shot? lol when have you seen Shaq shoot jumpers? Pretty much never. Dwight does have a better outside game than Shaq ever did though. This man can turn any defense into a top 10 defense by his damn self. He DOMINATES the boards on the glass. Even an All-Time great in Ewing said Dwight is a great "true" Center. I pray to god that D-Will leaves NJ or else Howard could end up in Brooklyn with Lopez @ PF... CHAMPIONSHI(s)