Originally Posted by J Shuttlesworth
[ REBOUNDS, that is. 15 def, 11 off ]
Is there any doubt that this guy is the best center in the league when healthy?
He's averaging 17/14 and 3 blocks on 58.8% shooting in the playoffs in only 29.6 mpg
No, there isn't. Demarcus "playoff virgin" Cousins might have better stats, but Howard has a much bigger impact when he's healthy. If not for his back this guy would probably (though not really...they hate giving anything to one player for too long) be the 7th straight repeating DPOY. In the 2012 season, they completely disrespected him when they gave it to Chandler over him. He played only 8 more games while not having close to the impact Howard has. The media was so tired of giving it to a the same player for three straight years (even if he deserved it by far) they gave it to a big man who is a laughing stock compared to the great defensive big man who had won it previously. Ppfpt.