View Full Version : was it a good or bad decision? please read before voting!

01-12-2005, 11:04 PM
should have the Magic picked Okafor/Gordon over Howard for the first pick now that we have seen them both play here are that stats

2004-05 Emeka Okafor (bobcats 1st round pick, 2nd overall)
PPG 15.4
RPG 11.10
APG 1.0
EFF + 19.06

2004-05 Dwight Howard (Magic's 1st round pick, 1st overall)
PPG 10.5
RPG 10.00
APG 1.1
EFF + 16.85

2004-05 Ben Gordon (Bulls 1st round pick, 3rd overall)
PPG 12.9
RPG 2.40
APG 1.8
EFF + 8.69

01-12-2005, 11:06 PM
I get to watch many Magic games throughout the season, and I initially thought they should have picked Okafor. Lately, I have been impressed with Howard though. He fits the offense well, and he is very mature for his age. In my opinion, he could put up numbers parallel to those of Okafor if he were on the Bobcats as well.

01-14-2005, 12:24 PM
I believe Howard will be better over the long run. He is younger and less experienced than Okafor/Gordon. Howard still has a lot to learn and I think he can improve the most in the long run.

01-14-2005, 12:44 PM
i think it is really hard to compare okafor to the other two, gordon and howard are stepping into teams that already have one or two stars where as charlotte okafor is the man, so obviously his stats will be better,i think okafor and howard are equal, it just seems okafor was the better pick because he gets the ball more, if you put howard in charlotte i am sure it would be vice versa as long as howard keeps rebounding he will be ok till he gets the ball more