As many teams prepare to return to play in Orlando, will the former Charlotte Hornets’ center Dwight Howard finally have his chance at a ring?
The NBA is currently gearing up to resume the regular season in Orlando Florida. Dwight Howard, who is a former player of the Charlotte Hornets, may have one of the best chances in his career to win a championship.
Many fans remember when Howard spent one season with the Hornets during the 2017-18 season. His one season with the Hornets seemed to be good for him, as he was back to averaging career numbers. As a Hornet, he averaged 16.6 points and 12.5 rebounds per game.
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However, things went downhill following his departure from Charlotte. While he barely played last season, Howard got a great chance with the Los Angeles Lakers during the 2019-20 season. In 62 games, Howard averaged 7.5 points and 7.4 rebounds per game for the Lakers.
Howard spent a majority of this season coming off the bench. Even though JaVale McGee started over him, Howard still found solid ways to help his team. Howard’s production off the bench significantly helped his team achieve their 49-14 record.
Over the course of his career, Howard has not been on a good team like the Lakers since the 2008-09 season. During that season, the Orlando Magic, which featured Howard as the star player, could not pull off the finals victory over the Lakers.
As a Laker now, Howard may have one of the best chances of his career to win a championship. As an eight-time All-Star, a three-time Defensive Player of the Year, and a multiple All-NBA team member, Howard is still itching to get his first ring.
The Lakers currently lead the Western Conference and will be heading into the bubble with a lot of their firepower rested. How often could Charlotte Hornets fans see Dwight Howard play in Orlando?