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Clearly the best center in the NBA, is Dwight Howard ready to make the next step in order to lead the Magic to a title?
Basically, what I want to know is Dwight Howard’s ceiling.
Already in his six seasons as a pro, Howard led the league in rebounds and blocked shots per game and won the defensive player of the year award the past two seasons, been named to three straight first-team All-NBA selections, earned three straight top-five MVP finishes, and led the league in total rebounds the past five seasons.
Definitively the best center in the league, is it possible for him to do more?
The Magic have averaged just fewer than 57 wins the past three seasons, led by Howard, who has posted a 19-14 with 2.5 blocks per game.
Meanwhile, LeBron James effectively secured the league MVP the past two seasons because in the rare event he plays poorly on a given night, the Cavaliers lost.
Dwight Howard isn’t to that point.
So can he elevate his game to the point where the Magic struggle to win if he doesn’t play well? Even though already Howard is putting forth historically great seasons for a center, can he become even more valuable?
Prediction: Dwight Howard finishes 2nd in the MVP voting, leads the Magic to the No. 2 seed in the East, and posts per game averages of 19 points, 13 rebounds, and three blocks.