October 13, 2017, 6:40 pm
Dwight Howard logged 27 minutes on Friday while Cody Zeller played 25, furthering the notion that the two will be involved in a straight timeshare to begin the season.
Howard scored eight points with 12 rebounds, three assists, three steals, a block and an atrocious seven turnovers. Zeller finished with 11 points, four rebounds, three assists and a steal. We expect Howard to draw the starts but Zeller to outplay his counterpart and eventually tip the scales in his favor. Howard is being overdrafted this year, even by punt owners, as he’s now battling for time with a player who is simply a better fit for the system. Zeller is slipping so far in drafts that he represents a nice value play if you need a big man late.