Dwight Howard to Teammates: Ball, Please

by January 28, 2010

D12, who is averaging a staggeringly low 9 shot attempts per game, wants less threes hoisted by the Magic, and more touches inside: “Magic center Dwight Howard had danced delicately around the topic all season, but his patience has worn thin — too many losses can do that — and he has grown tired of watching too many ill-advised 3-pointers. He wants the ball more. And finally — midway into the season — he demanded it behind closed doors. ‘I have reminded them (his teammates),’ Howard said with his usual politically-correct response Wednesday after practice. ‘We have to make better decisions with the ball, where we pass it, and where we take it.”’