Oct 5, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard (12) attempts to score a basket during the second quarter against the New Orleans Pelicans at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

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No.

Dwight Howard is not a stretch 5, and he should not shoot 3′s either. Andrew Bynum attempted to start a trend for Lakers’ centers a few years ago:

Well, Dwight Howard tried to join Bynum last year when he played for the Lakers, but he was a little better as a “shooter”:

Howard left the Lakers for multiple reasons, but Howard likes to have fun, and he didn’t have fun there, no matter what Sports Illustrated predicted. He plays better when he is in a less serious situation, and when Kobe Bryant is on a team, you may not have too much fun unless you win the title. If you want proof that Dwight is having more fun in Houston, check out the play Kevin McHale drew up for the Rockets to end their scrimmage:

Howard has gone 2 for 39 in his career from beyond the arc, so I’d say McHale made the wrong call. It seems as if it’s all smiles in Houston (that was in the Philippines), and surprisingly he missed it. I’m not going to say that wouldn’t happen in LA, but Kobe seems so competitive, that he wouldn’t want to lose–even in a scrimmage.

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