Found February 20, 2013 on
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Phil Jackson chimed in on the Los Angeles Lakers’ problems, and the 11-time champion coach says he doesn’t think the squad is using center Dwight Howard properly.
Jackson spoke with Sports Illustrated’s Jack McCallum for an interview where many topics were discussed. Jackson said he is asked by some teams for some consultation type advice, and that one of those teams is the Lakers.
When asked an open-ended question about what he sees with the Lakers, Jackson brought up Howard.
“They just don’t put the ball in the post,” Jackson told McCallum. “They’ll use a screen-roll to get the guy in the post. But there’s no consistent plan to do it. Yes, Kobe will go in there. But Dwight [Howard] just doesn’t get any touches. They’ve basically eliminated his assets.”
Jackson told McCallum that the Lakers should be getting the ball into Howard where he would be double-teamed, which would create open outside shots. He thinks Howard has the ability to dominate inside like Shaq.
“I think he can be
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Despite Dwight Howard recently saying that Lakers GM, Mitch Kupchak told him he won’t be traded before Thursday’s trade deadline, his hometown Atlanta Hawks are expected to make a serious run at Howard before the deadline.
According to Ken Berger, CBS Sports:
There’s widespread belief among league execs that the Lakers will not trade Dwight Howard, who is an unrestricted free...
Dwight Howard has been coy about his upcoming free-agent status, often dodging questions about it, but he provided his latest insights Tuesday after the Lakers' shoot-around.
Does he see himself as the Lakers' cornerstone after Kobe Bryant's career ends?
"Yeah, I do. That's what we've always talked about since the first day I got here," he said.
Kobe wants Dwight Howard to stop clowning around, but Dwight doesn’t know how to act any other way. People may not like Kobe Bryant, but no one questions his desire to be great and his work ethic.
That is what gets him the respect from peers and fans alike, but I don’t think anyone respects Dwight Howard right now, on or off the court.
Here is just a latest example why from Larry...
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Just when you thought the drama in Lakerland couldn't get any more juicy, Kobe Bryant has essentially thrown in the towel on the Dwight Howard era.
Yahoo!'s Adrian Wojnarowski had this little gem in a piece about Howard and Chris Paul's impending free agency:
When asked about the possibility of the Lakers moving Howard at the deadline, Kobe Bryant was devastatingly...
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Dwight Howard is the Lakers version of Rizzo with Kobe Bryant playing the role of Sandy if Page 6's source is to be believed:
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Playing in their first game since owner Jerry Buss died, the Los Angeles Lakers played like a team Wednesday night in an emotional 113-99 victory over their greatest rival, the Boston Celtics.
Dwight Howard led the team with 24 points and 12 rebounds,
The Lakers, a city treasure that sports one of the NBA's highest payrolls and generations of loyal fans, are said to be worth an estimated 1 billion.
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AEG Chairman Philip Anschutz, who owns Staples Center, the Los Angeles Kings and 27 percent of the Lakers, has the right...
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Despite all the mishaps this season and the “Dwight is unhappy in LA” reports, Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak says that not only does the team have no intention of trading him, but the upcoming free agent is their future.
According to ESPN LA:
“Dwight is our future,” Kupchak told “The Herd with Colin Cowherd” on ESPN Radio on Wednesday.
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You knew that the Lakers and their fans would be emotional tonight, and that L.A. would feed off of it, but the Celtics showed little resistance. Call it “tired legs”, second night of a back-to-back, blah blah. Boston just did not play defense tonight. Period. They fall 113-99 on L.A.
As Doc told his troops at halftime, “they’re getting whatever they want..” Couldn’t...