Originally written July 06, 2013 on Five Tool Tool:
If you can't beat 'em... Today, two great and good things happened for the Golden State Warriors.First, they "lost" in the Dwight Howard sweepstakes.Second, they acquired Andre Iguodala.Let's get into each in turn.Howard, on paper, looks like a great fit for the Warriors. He was the most dynamic shot blocker available, not yet old, someone who has been to the Finals and a reasonable low post option, especially on a team with the most feared three-point shooters in the NBA. But in reality, he's a black hole with the ball who doesn't convert enough of his looks any more, turns it over too much, is foul-prone, incapable of staying on the floor in close and late situations, and just one year removed from career-threatening back surgery. From a real world perspective, he is, of course, better than Andrew Bogut... but the difference is not dramatic, and unlike Bogut, you can't put Howard on the bench without making a scene. As something of a Dubs fan, in...
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