Dwight Howard, currently 33, doesn’t plan to retire from professional basketball until he’s at least 40, as his own coach Ed Downs has acknowledged this. Also, his other coach, Justin Zormelo, has pointed out to the Washington Post that the new Center of the capital has evolutionary plans for his game, and specifically focuses on the skills of Anthony Davis and Kevin Durant.
“He wants to evolve into the game of Anthony Davis, the New Orleans Pelicans power forward. Also, he’s looking into Kevin Durant, from the Golden State Warriors, but in a version of his own,” said Zormelo.
“He has had to find a way to modify his game to adapt to today’s basketball. We have added ball handling and shooting to the basket. Right now he has a totally different mentality. We have been able to add some new skills to Dwight, and the truth is that he has adapted quite quickly,” he explained.
Howard, who has lost about 9 kilograms over previous courses, will play his first year wearing the Washington Wizards jersey after agreeing his rescission with Brooklyn Nets, after getting transferred from the Charlotte Hornets.
Last year under Steve Clifford he averaged 16.6 points, 12.5 rebounds and 1.6 blocks in 30.4 minutes on the courts.