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Is anyone going to argue this? Do I need to explain this any further? Ok, I guess I will.
Last season Howard put up 23 points, 14 rebounds, and 2.4 blocks per game while winning his third consecutive Defensive Player of the Year Award and making his fourth straight All-NBA first team. He also finished second in PER, just behind LeBron.
Dwight Howard is the league's most dominant defensive player. He protects the paint, and swats shots into the stands routinely. No one wants to challenge Dwight Howard.
Not only is Howard the league's best defensive presence, he is also the best low post scorer at his position. In the playoffs, he scored 27 points per game shooting 63 percent from the field. If not for his eight-point performance in Game Five, he would have averaged 31 ppg for the series.
Dwight Howard is a physical specimen who uses his athleticism to dominate opponents. If he can learn to shoot free throws, develop a mid-range game, and refine his moves on the block, you could make a case for him as the league's best overall player. I don't think he's there yet, though.
Dwight Howard is clearly the best in the game today. As of right now, he doesn't really have much competition. At some point someone will challenge him, but as of right now, he is easily the league's top center.
Feel free to make a case for your favorite center below. I will try answer all comments and defend my rankings.
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