L.A. Lakers Going Slow with Dwight Howard’s Recovery Will Yield Major Results

October 16th, 2012 by Josh Martin Leave a reply »
The Los Angeles Lakers sure are taking their sweet time bringing Dwight Howard back into action, aren't they? You'd think the NBA's Superman-Turned-Ironman would be ready to suit up for his new team already, what with his back surgery nearly six months in the rear view...right?

The Lakers and their training staff certainly don't seem to think so. According to Kevin Ding of The Orange County Register, Howard will miss the Lakers' preseason tilt with the Utah Jazz in Anaheim on Tuesday night.

Dwight Howard (back) will not play tomorrow night in exhibition vs. Jazz in Anaheim.

— KEVIN DING (@KevinDing) October 15, 2012  

What gives? Dwight's going to miss half the preseason and deprive Lakers fans/Disneyland residents the opportunity to watch LA's newest star in the flesh?!

Yeah. As well they should. The preseason only matters for Dwight insofar as it provides him with an opportunity to work his way back into game shape and test in live action the principles he's been running with the Lakers in practice for the last two weeks or so.

As if there won't be ample time during the 82-game regular ...

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