Howard has powered past Okafor

McNeal, Stan
December 2005
Sporting News;12/23/2005, Vol. 229 Issue 51, p59
The article presents information on the performance of basketball player Dwight Howard. When the Charlotte Bobcats made basketball player Emeka Okafor the second pick in the 2004 draft, the consensus was that it was a solid choice. Okafor, who contributed more on offense than expected, led the Charlotte Bobcats in scoring and rebounding, produced the fourth-most double doubles in the league and was the Rookie of the Year. Howard started from the get-go and, like Okafor, averaged a double double. Though Okafor is on pace for 50 or so double doubles, his shooting has regressed because defenses have paid more attention to him.


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