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They finished on a 16--6 run, and I think that's meaningful. You'll see them continue to grow this season around their promising young nucleus. They'll be better even if Grant Hill doesn't play a single game, because they still have Hedo Turkoglu on the wing.... Dwight Howard is the best young big man in the league. He reminds me a lot of David Robinson with his size and athleticism, though Howard might be more agile. He's already good at turning and facing and taking it strong to the hole, but can he develop moves like the drop-step hook? He also has to become a better shooter, especially facing up from 15 feet and in.... Jameer Nelson overcomes his lack of size with a big heart; he's earned the respect of his teammates. He's become a pretty good three-point shooter--a 6-foot guard needs to be able to hit that shot to keep the defense honest.... J.J. Redick was a great player at Duke but he'll struggle unless he steps up his defense and gets quicker and stronger. I see him developing as a shooting specialist, along the lines of Steve Kerr.