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Shootaround Report: Dwight Howard Will Start Without Limitations Reviewed by Momizat on . During the Lakers loss to the Memphis Grizzlies Wednesday night, Dwight Howard left the game with what appeared to be a re-aggravated shoulder injury. He did no During the Lakers loss to the Memphis Grizzlies Wednesday night, Dwight Howard left the game with what appeared to be a re-aggravated shoulder injury. He did no Rating:
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Shootaround Report: Dwight Howard Will Start Without Limitations

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During the Lakers loss to the Memphis Grizzlies Wednesday night, Dwight Howard left the game with what appeared to be a re-aggravated shoulder injury. He did not return for the entirety of the second half. Yesterday afternoon, however, Howard met with a shoulder specialist who confirmed that no further damage had been done to his right shoulder and cleared him to play basketball. According to ESPN’s Beto Duran, Howard participated in a full shootaround this morning and will start tonight against the Utah Jazz.

Additionally, as reported by Mark Medina of the L.A. Daily News, Howard admitted there will be times that he will not feel the strength in his shoulder; however, he will not have any limitations in tonight’s game.

Interestingly, Mike D’Antoni also acknowledged to Lakers Reporter Mike Trudell that he is very aware that Dwight is getting one of the lowest post touches in the NBA. Though Trudell later clarified that D’Antoni wants Howard to increase his touches through “through screen/roll and post ups.”

Howard has been known to complain about his lack of touches in the post as of late (even going as far as carrying a stat sheet around in the locker room post-game). Before Wednesday night’s game Howard vowed to stop his immaturity and start dominating. However, before he exited the game, Howard went 0-4 and only had two rebounds. The Lakers are going to need a lot more from Howard tonight when they take on the Utah Jazz at Staples Center.

VIDEO: Dwight Howard Cleared to Play Basketball
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  • Trick

    Serena, this statement is inaccurate. “Interestingly, Mike D’Antoni also acknowledged to Lakers Reporter Mike
    Trudell that he is very aware that Dwight is getting one of the lowest
    post touches in the NBA”. Howard is getting “the 2nd mos”t low post touches.

  • Wills Mills

    Season is over, time to prepare the team for 2013-2014 season… Time to rebuild the team….

  • JohnC

    90% of the players are not performing well + the team does not win… since you cannot replace 10 players with a magic stick: IS D’Antoni going to CHANGE anything and play according to the true potential and skills of his players… before the regular season (and the season itself for LA) finishes? Thank you, Mike: if Obama is a Nobel Peace Price and you’re the LA coach… I think we have no limits.

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