Dwight Howard returns to Los Angeles with the firm intention of reliving a season as magical as in 2020. For this he does not unemployed not this summer, spending many hours in the gym, where he has also worked on a new aspect of his game. The progress is already obvious.
After a not very memorable stint in Philadelphia, since he played in the shadow of one of the best players in the league, Dwight Howard will return to Los Angeles, a franchise with which he won the only title of his career. And even if he is no longer very young, Superman should have an important role in the success of the Lakers, since he will, like DeAndre Jordan, serve as protector of the circle.
And that’s what Frank Vogel’s men greatly missed last season. In a talk with Nikola Jokic, Rudy Gobert, and Deandre Ayton, it is better to have a physical interior in painting. And if his role is well defined defensively, Dwight Howard wants to bring more than dunks in attack … So he worked on a new aspect of his game this summer, and the results are impressive.
Dwight Howard has become, at least during training, a real trigger behind the arc! So it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him stray off more regularly this season, following on from what he has shown with the Sixers. He tried 20 long distance shots over the year (25% success), and he intends to do better on the restart.
And if this is not what will be requested as a priority by Frank Vogel and his teammates, it is an additional weapon in his arsenal that could prove useful in certain sequences. Purple and Gold fans can rest assured, he still masters the basics of his game. With a physical still sharp, he will continue to do damage near the circle.
Dwight Howard is slowly approaching the end of his career, but he does not intend to rest on his laurels. New season and new weapon in the arsenal of the Lakers pivot. It remains to be seen whether his work will bear fruit.