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Magic rookie learning to stay clean

Dwight Howard is learning why blocking shots is the hardest skill to teach a young player.

Updated: July 14, 2004, 3:52 PM ET
By Terry Brown | NBA Insider

Dwight Howard grabbed 11 rebounds against the Cleveland Cavaliers in his first game as a member of the Magic at the Pepsi Summer League in Orlando. The No. 1 draft pick scored 15 points in his very next game against the Washington Wizards. In his third game, the 18-year-old tallied 16 points and 12 boards against the New Jersey Nets.

Try and imagine how good this kid is going to be when he learns how to block shots in the NBA.

Not that rejecting 15 shots in five summer league games is ...

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