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According to Synergy Sports, Dwight Howard is 49-of-63 (78 percent) on pick-and-rolls. That's less than two pick-and-roll shot attempts per game.
Mike D'Antoni knows this, and he wants to get his big man the ball more. But it's ultimately up to Steve Nash, Howard and the proper spacing to execute. Howard must cultivate his below-the-rim pick-and-roll skills, especially since he's not 100 percent on alley-oops.
In addition to targeting Howard more frequently, Nash should work the play with Kobe Bryant.
They've tried it a small handful of times, and it has worked. In the win over the Portland Trail Blazers, one of Bryant's rolls to the rim resulted in a delayed dime by Nash and an easy lay-in.
The doctor's orders are: increase the dosage.
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