Credit: USA Today – Scanpix
Credit USA Today – Scanpix

It's easy to forget Dwight Howard was a consistent starter and one of the biggest stars in the NBA in his earlier career stage. Now, his role decreased to the supporting cast player, who is doing his job on the defensive end.

Dwight Howard

Dwight  Howard
Dwight  Howard
MIN: 16.22
PTS: 6.2 (63.01%)
REB: 5.93
As: 0.58
ST: 0.58
BL: 0.62
TO: 0.78
GM: 60

After all, Howard is an 8-time All-Star who led the league in rebounds and blocks on multiple occasions. He also helped the Orlando Magic to an NBA Finals appearance in 2009 and finally won the Larry O'Brien trophy in 2020 with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Additionally, he was a walking double-double during his prime. He's averaged a double-double 14 times during his 18-year career across 7 teams. A five-time All-NBA First Team member has averaged 15.7 points and 11.8 rebounds over 1,242 regular-season games.

So is Dwight Howard a Hall of Famer? The 36-year-old veteran certainly has arguments for such recognition. And according to Howard himself, he deserves to be in the Hall of Fame.

"It's not up to me," Howard said on Scoop B Radio. "But I think one day I'll get the recognition that I deserve. Until then I'm going to continue to get better, continue to smile, and continue to enjoy life."

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Accuracy: 73,2%
Place in standings: 18
Record max: 42
Record min: 6
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