NBA 2020-21: After 8x NBA All-StarDwight Howard joined the 76ers in the NBA Free Agency 2020, he has made some comments about his former teammate.
A year ago, Dwight Howard joined a Lakers team with championship hopes and was an integral part of helping them realize those goals. He sees the same potential in the Philadelphia 76ers.
The eight-time All-Star claimed that he has the highest of trust in Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid. He also said that the main aim of the 76ers should be staying focused as a team.
“If we do that this year, I don’t see anyone beating us in a seven-game series,” Howard told reporters.
Howard was even more complimentary of Simmons and Embiid, the Sixers’ star pair who some believe is a poor long-term mix of talent. ks forward to a mentorship with Embiid.
What did Dwight Howard say about Ben Simmons and LeBron James?
“Whatever it takes to win. I know Joel is the star center and I’m not coming in here trying to take his job…I just want to be the best I can for him, just showing him some of the things I’ve learned over the years,” Howard said.
Howard signed a one-year contract for the veteran’s minimum. He’s expected to compete with Tony Bradley for backup minutes behind Embiid at the center.
When it comes to Simmons, Howard said he believes the All-Star guard can become “one of the greatest to ever play the game” and views him as a “young” LeBron James.
While Howard does not have an especially strong reputation as a teammate, he is one of the best defensive centers in NBA history. Embiid, already perhaps the NBA’s premier defensive center, will be able to pick up on some level of knowledge from Howard by osmosis.