Which NBA Center Has the Brighter Future, Brook Lopez or Dwight Howard?

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Which NBA Center Has the Brighter Future, Brook Lopez or Dwight Howard?
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Brook Lopez and Dwight Howard have only ever been mentioned in the same breath of trade rumors.

Until now.

Months removed from a seething Dwightmare, Lopez is having the best season of his career while Howard has been humanized considerably.

Statistically, the suddenly durable Lopez is outperforming Howard. His 25.4 PER ranks fourth in the NBA, while Howard's 19.7 is a distant 28th. He's also the leading scorer on a playoff-bound Brooklyn Nets faction while Howard struggles to stay healthy enough to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to the postseason.

But is that enough to conclude Lopez's outlook is brighter than Howard's?

Absolutely not. Lopez has earned the right to be mentioned in the same sentence has Howard, but to truly answer such a question, we must delve deeper into the essence of their games.

Much, much deeper.

 

*All stats used in this article were compiled from Basketball-Reference, Synergy Sports and 82games.com unless otherwise noted. 

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