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Howard may miss Lakers opener

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08:58 AM ET 08.11 | When Dwight Howard actually will make his Lakers debut, following season-ending back surgery in April, and if he will be back in Los Angeles next season remained mysteries at the end of his news conference. Howard also was unsure when exactly he would be cleared by doctors to return to the court. Multiple sources told ESPN that Howard is expected to miss the start of the regular season as he continues to recover from back surgery. "My health is great," Howard said. "I'm getting a lot better and a lot stronger every day. I'm looking forward to the doctor saying you are free to play. I can't wait for that day." Howard and Kupchak were optimistic that day could be before the season opener but made no promises.

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August 11, 2012  09:15 AM ET

What? Can't make the season opener?

Trade this guy... See if we can get some bench warmers and a couple of protected 8th round draft picks!

August 11, 2012  09:17 AM ET

Looks like the drama isn't over... it's just changing location.

August 11, 2012  09:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

.....Trade this guy... See if we can get some bench warmers and a couple of protected 8th round draft picks!

Oops, thought I was the Orlando Front Office!



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August 11, 2012  09:19 AM ET

Nash 2012-2013 stats: 10 ppg 20 apg

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August 11, 2012  09:36 AM ET
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Congrats on fleecing yet another trade partner!


Lmao

2014: Chris Paul or bust...


This time Stern can't resist!

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