Since it became official the Wizards reached a deal with Dwight Howard, some fans have been questioning whether or not it's a good move.
Howard has been with four teams in four seasons and tends to face issues in the locker room. In the latest Wizards Tipoff podcast, NBC Sports Washington's Chris Miller reports that he has heard Howard is coming to the Wizards with the intention of changing the narrative.
Dwight has worn out his welcome in the last four places he’s been: Houston, LA, Charlotte and Atlanta, his hometown. From what I’ve been told by a source, he wants to change the narrative on him, what people perceive of him…. I’m excited about him. I went from being “okay” to being excited about him. Because from what I heard, he’s trying to change the image of him coming into a team and wearing out his welcome.
Chase Hughes agreed that if it really is Howard's intention to improve his image, it makes the move that much better for the Wizards.
That changes everything, honestly. If you take this guy at his word - you can be skeptical if you want, he has to prove himself - but that addresses one of the biggest concerns anyone’s gonna have of him going into this locker room or any locker room. Is he going to be selfish or not? Can he get along with others? If he’s trying to do that, and he’s still got time to redo his image if he wants to, if that’s the case, I like the move even more. On the face of it, I’m ecstatic.
Being skeptical of Howard's potential chemistry with the Wizards is completely fair. He's faced numerous problems off the court in the past, and the Wizards had some of their own locker room issues last season.
However, if the reports are true that Howard seriously wants to treat this season as a do-over, fans should be excited about what he's bringing to D.C.
Listen to the rest of the conversation on the Wizards Tipoff Podcast here:
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