It’s the free agency period for the NBA, and this year’s top prize is center Dwight Howard.
When healthy, Howard is arguably the best center in the NBA, but if he leaves the Lakers it will be his third team in three years. He forced his way out of Orlando after he said he would stay, and then spent only one very unsuccessful season in Los Angeles. He has been described as immature, and at age 27 it is time for him to grow up. If he is going to lead a team to a championship, he has to stop being a cry baby and become the leader he needs to be.
Although Howard can be troublesome, there is no denying the talent he has. He will make an instant impact to any team he joins. When healthy, he is a 20-10 monster and a major contribution to the defense. He has averaged double digit rebounds every year since he was drafted, and also has averaged 2 blocks a game for the past 6 years. Whichever team can sign Howard will become a championship contender.
So is Dwight Howard worth it? Yes, absolutely. He is the best center in the NBA, and still in his prime. He has a lot of time to get even better, intimidating other big men across the NBA. Most teams would take his talent and ignore the immaturity. However, the big question still remains.
Where will he sign?