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Dwight Howard is now the main man in purple and gold.
He's the team's best rebounder, shot blocker and second-best scorer behind Kobe Bryant. He's going to lead the team in rebounds, blocks, steals and field goal percentage, and will come close to Kobe's scoring numbers.
Even with the change of scenery and loaded L.A. roster, Howard will be just about as dominant as he's ever been.
However, with Nash, Kobe, and Pau on the team, Dwight's scoring is going to drop . He may also play slightly less minutes because the Lakers are going to win lots of games in blowout fashion.
This said, Howard is one of the biggest fantasy monsters in the entire league. Nothing, other than injury, is going to change that.
As always, draft Howard knowing that he will kill your free throw percentage. If you pick Dwight, make sure you punt free throws by pairing him with players like Rajon Rondo, Blake Griffin, or Josh Smith.
Draft Howard with confidence—just be sure to assemble an effective roster around him.
Pick: 1st Round