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Dwight Howard
Dwight Howard
Position: C
Born: 12/08/85
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:266 lbs. / 120.7 kg.
Salary: $23,500,000
“I don’t know,” veteran forward Paul Millsap says when asked what the Hawks are going to look like this season. “It’s going to be interesting.” Kyle Korver expects it to look “really cool.” “Dwight is a different piece than what we’ve had in the past,” Korver says. “It’s exciting to everyone to see how we can evolve. I don’t think we’re trying to scrap our old way but trying to learn how to incorporate him and use his talents to what we do. I don’t think it’s going to be that different. Everyone just assumes we have to post him up all the time.”
His decision to sign elsewhere this summer didn’t come as a surprise to many. Howard inked a three-year, $70.5 million deal with the Atlanta Hawks over the offseason in a move that will bring Howard back to his hometown. Signing with the Hawks can be seen as a new chapter for Howard, one that will presumably allow him to return to playing at a high level without any distractions. “It’s another chapter in my life,” Howard said Sunday night in Orlando. “There will always be good chapters and bad chapters, but I think I’ve already got those bad chapters out of the way. Everything else will be up from here. Atlanta is great; it’s my hometown. My family has been great, my friends have been great and the team, for the most part, everybody is amazing.”
On the subject of shoelaces, Smith became almost agitated, leaning forward in his swivel chair, his sleepy eyes widening. “Dwight was untying laces for four or five years,” he said, “but nobody said anything! They’re just like, ‘Look how much Dwight enjoys the game!’ Then I do it, and the same people are like, ‘Look at J.R.: he doesn’t take the game seriously.’ Why is it that Dwight loves the game and I don’t? Why can’t I have that much fun playing? How can you say one person can do something and another can’t? Because he gets paid more? Smiles bigger?”