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As if there was any doubt.
The Orlando Magic went 2-1 in the week following NBA All-Star Weekend in Dallas, highlighted by an important win against the Cleveland Cavaliers - the team that acquired Antawn Jamison at the trade deadline. To steal a quote from head coach Stan Van Gundy, Dwight Howard "has carried our team."
LeBron James may be named the league's MVP, for the second consecutive year this season and deservedly so, but Howard has inserted his name into the discussion. For the past month or so, Howard has been that good. And for the third time this year, Howard has been named NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week.