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Per-Game Stat Prediction: 18.1 points, 12.9 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.2 steals, 2.5 blocks, 58% field goal, 0% three point, and 52% free throw.
Superman Part Two is about to start filming in Los Angeles.
The Lakers traded for the best defensive center in Howard, making them instant NBA title favorites.
Coming off back surgery and adjusting to being the third or fourth option on offense should drop his point total, even with Nash spoon-feeding him dunks.
Expect his assist total to be its highest ever. With Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash to kick it out to, how could it not be? His defensive numbers should be stellar and on par with his career averages.
Entering in yet another contract year will provide Howard with even more incentive to post high averages.