Phil Jackson Says There’s Some Truth to Shaq’s Critiques of Dwight Howard

This is really silly to even talk about.

Anyone with any common sense knows that while Dwight Howard doesn’t have the prettiest post moves as some other low post players in the NBA he is the best all around center in the game. It isn’t even close, his credentials speak for themselves.

But when Shaq said that he would take Brook Lopez and Andrew Bynum over Howard it became a story. Phil Jackson chimes as only Phil can.

“Brook and Andrew are guys who have good touches. They’re good scoring players and they have good offensive games,” Jackson said on the “Waddle and Silvy Show” on ESPN 1000 in Chicago on Friday.

“Dwight is a guy that has that amazing athletic ability but the overall game — rebounding, defending, blocking shots, running the court — this is a guy that runs with the wolves, so to speak. He can get up and down that court as quick as any of the guards and forwards because of his athletic ability.

“Dwight’s learning the post game and I think he has improved over the last couple years with his left hand. It looks like he’s shooting the ball a lot better. He used to be a guy that you felt like you had to keep out of the lane. If you could do that, he was going to be limited in his scoring. Now he’s developing some of the offensive game.”