Washington Wizards: 3 Reasons Why It’s Too Early To Panic In D.C.

Dwight Howard, Washington Wizards
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1. Dwight Howard Brings Another Layer To The Offense

Once Howard returns this Friday, Washington will add another dimension to their game. Unlike Gortat, the Wizards new big man will be able to provide this team with physicality and another scoring option.

Over the years the Wiz kids have generated a lot of their points from pick-and-roll situations. With Howard on the roster Wall and Beal will be able to run off tight screens or feed the ball down low to their new center. In addition to scoring and anchoring the defense, the 6-foot-11 center is a solid passer when he’s doubled.

“Superman” can run the floor and stay on the floor when it comes to small-ball lineups; his strength down inside the paint punishes opponents and draws extra attention. Obviously, free throws will be a problem for the 32-year-old, but that’s a bridge that the Wizards will address when they get there.

The eight-time All-Star will elevate this team to a new level. However, it will take time and require more touches for the former Hornet. He’s not going to rain in three-point shots from an off-ball role, but he will generate extra possessions, which helps.

The Washington Wizards will host the Oklahoma City Thunder this Friday at 8:00 PM on ESPN, which is a game they have to have.

*All stats from this article are from Stats.nba.com and Espn.com.

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