Steve Nash believes Dwight Howard can excel within the confines of Mike D'Antoni’s perimeter-oriented offense.

Nash sees parallels between the offense Howard ran with the Orlando Magic and D’Antoni’s spread attack with the Lakers.

“He played Mike's offense, pretty much, in Orlando. I think we can make it work. We need to surround him with some shooters, but I think he'll be great in it,” Nash said.

Nash thinks the Lakers, if healthy, can put it all together next season with Howard manning the middle.

“We were just scratching the surface last year before all of the injuries," Nash said. "We think we can form something really special after having a year under our belt and going into training camp together.”