Orlando Magic News & Notes: Arenas Cancels Twitter, Howard's Free Throws

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Gilbert Arenas has deleted his (in)famous twitter account:

Try to take a look at the @agentzeroshow Twitter feed, and you’ll find nothing. Not only has he deleted every one of the tweets he posted over the last several months, but he’s also deleted the account altogether. He’s said he’ll be done on Twitter by Sept. 1, and it looks like he’s already finished.

Over the last few days, he’s said his goodbyes, then deleted them.

“so i would like to do my thx u’s now…too all the fan’s that has humor in their lives thx u for understanding my approach to twitte,” he wrote. ”and for the ppl who just got pissed off and took my tweets too serious U NEED 101 HUMOR HELP u can laugh its okay”.

Here is a closer look at his account.

Evan Dunlap takes a look at the impact of Dwight Howard’s new shooting coach:

There is precedent for big men improving their free-throw shooting by hiring a specialist to work with them. After shooting 59.5 percent from the line in his first six seasons, then-Washington Wizards center Brendan Haywood worked with shooting coach Dave Hopla to improve his form. The next season, Haywood connected on 73.5 percent of his free throws. Hopla worked extensively with several Wizards that year, and almost every one of them improved dramatically at the line.

Philip Rossman-Reich also discusses this topic:

If Howard bumped himself up to 65 percent free throw shooting for his career, he would score approximately 266 more points in his career. His career average would go from 18.2 points per game to 18.7 points per game. If you increase his free throw shooting to even just 62 percent last season, he would have scored 22 more points over the course of the season and increased his career-high scoring average to 23.2 points per game.

(Andrew Melnick is Howard the Dunk’s lead blogger, ESPN 1080′s Magic Insider (http://espn1080.com) and is the co-host of the ESPN1080.com Insiders Show Sunday mornings at 10:00 am EST. Subscribe to his RSS feed, add him on Facebook and follow him on Twitter to follow him daily. You can download the HTD app here).

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