Lakers have just forgot all those “Stay D12” banners they put up, now they are acting like they will be better without him.
“The thing that cracks me up is Houston, they do the exact same thing,” D’Antoni said, laughing. “And so (Howard) is gonna go to Houston? OK, so did they talk about change there? Don’t tell me that it’s that different.”
“He’s a force and he can be really, really good and dominate the league,” D’Antoni said. “But it’s in an area that he’s not loving right now. He wants to dominate a different way, in the low post and all that. But he needs to get better there, and he will. But his greatness is in defense and being a physical force. I think he’d be better served if he embraces that.
What D’Antoni is trying to say is that Dwight Howard thinks he can dominate in the post, but he can’t, so he should embrace his strengths, not his weaknesses.
The Rockets should still run their offense through James Harden, if they become a slow down team for Dwight, that would be a mistake.