One of the most interesting situations in the NBA is that no one can find a roster spot for former eight-time Allstar, eight-time All-NBAer, five-time All-Defender, three-time Defensive Player of the Year, two-time NBA Blocks leader, five-time NBA Rebounding leader, and 2020 NBA Champion Dwight Howard. Strong feelings are typically associated with the center either way, but whatever personal feelings people may have about him, he is a strong defensive Center that played a huge role in the Lakers NBA Championship in 2020. And the Boston Celtics should consider making the call to his agent.
Arguably, the now-international star completes the Celtics roster. During the Jrue Holiday trade, the Celtics lost big man Robert Willams III and while adding the former championship guard was a plus, it left a big hole on the Celtics roster when it comes to size.
Adding a second former champion like Dwight could change that.
Dwight Howard would be the perfect Boston Celtics big man for Kristaps Porzingis and Al Horford’s off-nights
With the Boston Celtics expecting to win their first NBA championship since the George Bush presidency, they are going to need a great big that can come in to give both Kristaps Porzingis and Al Hortford well-needed rest.
Dwight is that guy. Howard is more than capable of giving the Celtics around 10-15 minutes per night.
We know the east runs through Boston and Milwaukee, so having Howard as another big body to throw at Giannis Antetokounmpo should be the front office’s goal. With the Celtics needing to build a wall to slow down the Greek Freak from dominating the interior, Howard would be the perfect brick wall to put in his way.
Even though Howard may not be liked for his behavior off the court, that should not take away from the impact he can make for Boston. When you can have a backup big that has won a title and has the pedigree that Howard has, you pick them up because of their potential impact on winning.
It is also worth mentioning that in life it is not about how you start it is about how you finish — and Dwight can come to the Boston Celtics and end his career on a high note; winning another NBA Championship spending his final act in the Association helping move prospects forward.
Having a battle-tested vet at a cheap price is something that no team that is in the hunt for a championship should snub their noses at. Boston would do well to be the team to give Howard a job; something he more than deserves even at the twilight stage of his career.