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JordansBulls
10-22-2008, 05:10 PM
Source: OrlandoSentinel (http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/orl-magic2208oct22,0,1827980.story)




"Nobody ever has to worry about me. I want to win a championship," he said.

Howard leads the club in scoring (22.5), rebounding (9.7) and blocks (3.5).





It's a familiar wart, but Coach Stan Van Gundy said, "Dwight's come back with a great approach. He's much more serious."



Seeing how good he has become, does he have enough on his team to win it all this year?

madiaz3
10-22-2008, 05:18 PM
This year, no.

In 2-3 years maybe after the Celtics die down though he will be contending against primed teams such as the Heat and Hornets. I'm not sure he can without a larger trade.

JOSETHEALLSTAR
10-22-2008, 05:46 PM
not with his current roster

barreleffact
10-22-2008, 06:20 PM
no. he is already the best player on his roster, which is kind of sad considering his lack of offensive skills. he doesnt have what it takes around him to win a title yet

Wilson
10-22-2008, 07:01 PM
I don't think it's that far fetched to see him win a championship with this roster, it all comes down to how the back court plays though. I think they could help themselves by trading Turkoglu for some help in the back court.

_Sn1P3r_
10-22-2008, 07:10 PM
Right now no, but in the future, then probably.

jimbobjarree
10-22-2008, 07:11 PM
its a shame, but he's gunna have to move if he ever wants to win a championship that he will probably deserve in his career- just like Shaq

MiamiHeat
10-22-2008, 07:15 PM
Not right now, probably in the future
if he gets with Miami

Wade
Beasley
Howard

:up:

Lone Maverick
10-22-2008, 07:20 PM
This year? no well at least I don't think so but stranger things have happened I suppose.

I can see him winning one or more in a few years depending on the moves Orlando makes and assuming D-12 develops more offensive skills.

Hawkeye15
10-22-2008, 07:36 PM
With the ridic money they gave Lewis, and Hedo coming up soon, I am not so sure. If their guards mature, and they can get a shooting guard, as well as a bench, then sure. But they sure have put a ton of money into two players, so they will need to go way over the salary cap to be a top 2-5 team

cmellofan15
10-22-2008, 07:38 PM
If Pietrius (spelling?) is 10x's better than Reddick they could be a title contender...

SteveNash
10-22-2008, 07:49 PM
Not a chance. Hedo is their go to scorer. None of them are very good at playing defense. And Hedo's contract should kill any thought of them being able to bring in talent in the future.

Lakersfan2483
10-22-2008, 08:06 PM
Source: OrlandoSentinel (http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/orl-magic2208oct22,0,1827980.story)








Seeing how good he has become, does he have enough on his team to win it all this year?

D. Howard is one of my favorite players, but I don't see them winning a title anytime soon. They need a better backcourt and as good as Howard is, he's still developing in terms of being a go to go in the 4th quarter. (As evidenced by his performance against Detroit in the playoffs last season)

RapsGuy23
10-22-2008, 08:17 PM
No. He need a top pg to get a ring. Nelson is no top pg, and Lewis is a poor mans second option.

dre1990
10-22-2008, 08:17 PM
Eventually, yes.

JordansBulls
10-23-2008, 03:04 PM
I don't think it's that far fetched to see him win a championship with this roster, it all comes down to how the back court plays though. I think they could help themselves by trading Turkoglu for some help in the back court.

So if Rashard Lewis can get 20 and 10, do they stand a good chance?

MilfHunter07
10-23-2008, 03:22 PM
No.

Wilson
10-23-2008, 03:26 PM
So if Rashard Lewis can get 20 and 10, do they stand a good chance?

Absolutely, having two players get 20 and 10 on your team would be great. But I still think they would struggle to match up with Billups/Hamilton, Rondo/Allen in the backcourt in the play-offs. If Nelson and Pietrus perform though, who knows?

mlisica19
10-23-2008, 04:10 PM
His team is well rounded... He is a superstar and a new imporved shaq..

he can do it

29$JerZ
10-23-2008, 04:12 PM
Thier in need of a stable backcourt, that's what's holding them back. Get them a Tall SG and a Pg who can lead a team and they are set.

IndyRealist
10-23-2008, 04:17 PM
Their backcourt will be improved by the return of Tony Battie, their starting PF. Lewis gets bumped to SF, Hedo to SG. They'll be a bit slower, but they play half court, inside-out anyways, so it wouldn't matter that much. Nelson is not a premier PG, but you don't really need one when every play runs through the post. You need spot-up shooters and rebounders, which they have in abundance.

Their bench is where they are really lacking, and they haven't really addressed the issue. The next two offseasons I see them spending quite a bit of Mid-Level Exception money to get solid bench players to round out their roster. That done, they'd be due for a championship or three.