How Could Dwight Howard Be Used Better Offensively?

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Dwight Howard

Apr 28, 2017; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Hawks center Dwight Howard (8) walks off of the floor after their game against the Washington Wizards in game six of the first round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs at Philips Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

The first season as an Atlanta Hawk ended in frustration for Dwight Howard. How can things work out better for Howard and the team this coming season?

Dwight Howard does still have something left in the tank. He also has a history of success throughout the playoffs during his career. So, it was understandable when he was angry with his lack of playing time in the final two games of the Hawks season.

The veteran center suffered his least productive appearance statistically across the board for a postseason. He averaged 8.0 points, 10.7 rebounds, and 1.3 assists in 26 minutes per game. His six field goal attempts per game and 50.0 shooting percentage were also playoff career lows.

Howard looks like he is happy seemingly all the time, rarely do you see anyone in the NBA smile as much as him. He was visibly mad however for his exit interview with reporters, during which he had this to say:

“It’s very difficult. I want to play. I want to be out on the floor. I want to make a difference, make an impact and can’t do that on the bench.”

“It’s my 13th season, so I’m pissed. I don’t get younger. I’m not going to be 25, 26 (again). So, yeah, I’m pissed. I’m upset because we’re not playing no more. I want to play. I don’t want to watch someone else hold up the trophy.” Howard said in Atlanta’s exit interviews.

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