Offense: Dwight Howard
The Dwight Howard who put up 20 and 10 seasons by accident while with the Orlando Magic is long gone. Injuries got him. But being in Atlanta has forced Howard to play his most efficient offensive ball in years.
He’s only averaging 8.9 FGA per game (and is yet to complain about it) but still putting up 14.4 points. Howard’s third in the NBA in field goal percentage (.646) because he’s dominating in the restricted area (.709).
The most impressive part about Howard’s offensive game was how automatic he was when moving towards the rim. Per NBA.com, that hasn’t let up in 2016-17. Howard is in the 80th percentile of points per possession as the roll man in the pick and roll.
The Hawks are struggling to score (23rd in points per 100 possessions) so Howard has been even more valuable than they anticipated.