Dwight Howard Thinks Orlando Didn’t Use Gilbert Arenas Properly

Dwight Howard likes the job head coach Stan Van Gundy did last season, except when it comes to Gilbert Arenas’ role on the team. From the Orlando Sentinel: “As Dwight Howard continues his promotional tour across Europe, he’s been very candid while answering questions from international reporters. At an adidas event in Madrid, Spain, Howard criticized Stan Van Gundy’s handling of Gilbert Arenas and said he should have a role in the team’s personnel decisions. He also talked more about everyone in the organization getting on the same page … Howard on Arenas, who struggled mightily with the Magic while primarily being used as Jameer Nelson’s backup: ‘I don’t think our coach used him the right way, but I think he can do a lot of great things for our team. He promised me this summer he was going to get himself better, physically and mentally, so he can come back and have an awesome year. … I just felt like he didn’t get the opportunity to play his style but also play with me. I think he needed to. I think he got a couple of opportunities to do it in the playoffs, but it was kind of too late. So I think he will be great for us.’ Howard, who has said in the past that it’s not his job to shake up the roster, on his role in personnel decisions: ‘I should be involved. For seven hard years I’ve done everything I could in Orlando for us to win a championship and I think I deserve an opportunity to help make decisions as far as the future.'”