Video: Lakers’ Dwight Howard desperately trying to fix awful free-throw shooting by staying late after games
It’s a brand new season, and it appears that we’re still going to see the same old Dwight Howard. This is with respect to his rather unenviable free-throw shooting form (he is a career 56.7 percent shooter from the charity stripe).
Nevertheless, it also seems that Howard is putting in the extra work to try to make the necessary improvements in his efficiency from the line. On Thursday, following the Los Angeles Lakers’ 126-93 blowout win against the Golden State Warriors, Howard decided to stay on the floor to practice his stroke:
After going 3-for-5 from the line tonight, Dwight Howard went back out to work on his free throws after the game and just came back into the locker room not too long ago pic.twitter.com/MqBQxwIsOH
— Ohm Youngmisuk (@NotoriousOHM) October 17, 2019
Howard actually had a pretty impressive performance on Thursday against the Dubs, logging 13 points (on an efficient 5-of-7 shooting) and seven rebounds in just 15 minutes of action off the bench. The three-time Defensive Player of the Year winner came up big for L.A.’s second unit, as he served as the primary backup to starting center JaVale McGee (12 points, six rebounds).
LeBron James led the charge for the Lakers, accounting for 18 points (on 6-of-9 shooting), four rebounds, 11 assists, and a steal. For his part, Anthony Davis had a so-so evening with just eight points (3-of-9 from the floor), 10 rebounds, eight assists, a steal, and a couple of blocks.
As for Dwight Howard, the 33-year-old veteran signed for the Lakers this summer following the unfortunate injury suffered by fellow newcomer DeMarcus Cousins. Howard is currently on a non-guaranteed minimum deal with L.A., as he hopes to vanquish the ghosts of the terrible year he had with the team back in the 2012-13 season.