Scott Howard would bring a particular, yet peculiar kind of energy
Although there is no record of him playing beyond his high school days as a Beaver, Teen Wolf’s Scott Howard would bring a downright supernatural intensity to the Blazers.
And while it might seem a stretch to say a high school player could jump right to the NBA, I’d say Kevin Garnett, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, and dozens of other NBA stars would beg to differ.
In wolf form, Howard is a ferocious defender and explosive to the basket backcourt dynamo. In human form, he becomes an astute passer and big moment long-range shooter; all these are elements this Blazer team is lacking.
Wolf Howard can score from all over the floor and, alongside Damian Lillard and Norman Powell, would create defensive matchup nightmares for opponents. He’s also demonstrated an ability to win a championship at the free throw line, something no current Blazer has done.
Human Howard also has demonstrated an ability to turn a losing team into champions, and Portland sits ahead of only Houston in the Western Conference standings at 13-19. And while Howard’s wolf form is a ball-hog, his human form is that rare player that makes his teammates better.
Portland is a relatively open-minded city and would no doubt embrace Howard in whatever form he chose. And long hair and long beards for men are back in style, so maybe he’d inspire a long-full-body-hair trend complete with back buns and leg braids.
Either way, he’d sell tickets. And if the team continues its losing ways, they’ll need the novelty of a werewolf to keep the Moda Center seats full.