John Hollinger has been crunching numbers again. This time he looks to see which players would be good compliments to Dwight Howard. Whaddayaknow, the Celtics are actually a very good fit. Math rules!
Rajon Rondo, 61.5; Paul Pierce, 86.4; Ray Allen, 109.1; Kevin Garnett, minus-34.9: You'll notice that Boston's three perimeter players all rate very highly for playing with Dwight, and that even Garnett's mark is pretty solid compared to the other frontcourt players on this list. You have to think this might pique Howard's interest ever so slightly -- he has a great distributor to get him the ball, two deadly 3-point shooters on either wing, and carte blanche to get every defensive rebound. (Incidentally, Garnett, like Griffin, had his 3-point percentage ratcheted down to a more a believable 30 percent from his current 75 percent on four attempts). Of course, this is only one axis of Dwight's decision; age is another, so while Howard may be a nice fit with these four at the present, it's hard to imagine the three elder Celtics lasting very far into a Dwight Howard tenure in Beantown.
Just get to free agency Dwight. Then you can sign with Boston, we'll bring back KG and Ray for cheap 1 year deals, you can make a run at a title and then build a championship contender for years to come in the future.
Of course if you don't choo-choo-choose us, you'll be just another overrated star.