Originally Posted by Brooklyn
Dwight will be garbage under Mike. His philosophy with the center is to be in position to get out on the fast break, not protect the rim. He'll keep him out on the wing chucking threes. That's how he likes his big men.
Dwight Howard could also end up as Shawn Marion on Hulk juice.
Sure, there's a chance it goes poorly, I won't deny it. But it could also go extremely well. Anyone that claims to know either way is just guessing.
We've never seen D'Antoni use a guy with Howards athleticism.
And for the record, Stoudamire shot a total of 66 3-pointers in 364 games under D'Antoni (31 of them in Stoudamire's last year, when he was just being a petulant shit and chucking for giggles) while in PHX. Howard's going to be used in a substantially similar fashion, I would imagine. If you'll recall, Stoudamire was a force
under the hoop for several years. Hell, Amare was even putting up 25 PPG in NY for a season when he was a shell of his PHX self.
Howard has more ability than Stoudamire ever did.
Dial it down a bit, sport. I feel like you're just something of a jilted Knicks fan at this point.
I think this is a mediocre hire at best, but only because the option was a much better one. Had Phil Jackson declined all interest in the Lakers, D'Antoni would have been seen as a nice replacement for Brown.
He's not Phil Jackson, but D'Antoni is still among the better basketball coaches out there.