Among the many things confusing about Dwight Howard's past two years of public behavior his attitude toward the pick-and-roll is certainly one of the lesser known but more important ones.
Essentially the timeline goes like this:
•Dwight Howard becomes superstar in Orlando behind a system focused on using his insane athleticism in the pick-and-roll to devastate defenses and open the floor for a perimeter attack.
•Howard goes to LA and bristles at Mike D'Antoni's approach of using him in the pick-and-roll with reports indicating that he wants to play in the post more. This flies in the face of all evidence via Synergy Sports and other sources that Howard is much more effective as a pick-and-roll player than on the block.
•Howard goes to Houston immediately starts talking about how excited he is to be in the pick-and-roll with James Harden. Those of us paying attention **** our heads and go "Wait what?"
Now there's this quote from Jeremy Lin who talked about what needs to happen a...