Jul 12th, 2007 by Inside Hoops
As posted on the front of InsideHoops.com, the Magic have officially signed Dwight Howard to a contract extension, and with Rashard Lewis on board for about $800 billion the Magic are now a two-star team with little room for anyone else aside from role players.
Are Howard and Lewis good enough to win championships? Only in the mind of Magic GM Otis Smith. Howard is a stud and getting better by the season, but offensively he’s not a go-to guy. He can score around the basket but not someone who can create shots for the rest of the team just yet.
Lewis, meanwhile, is a scoring star, but the rest of his game is pretty average. I like him, but the Magic are overpaying him in a crazy way. No one is sure why they’re doing it. He’s an offensive weapon but not a superstar.
Still, in the wide open East, those two players are a nice combination.