Skip to main content
Summer League 2014
Main content
NBA news

Lakers' Howard cleared for limited five-on-five scrimmages


Posted Oct 9, 2012 5:35 PM

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) -- Dwight Howard has been cleared for limited five-on-five scrimmages with the Los Angeles Lakers in his latest step back from offseason surgery.

Howard won't play in the Lakers' next preseason game Wednesday night against Portland in Ontario, Calif.

Howard was cleared Tuesday for limited participation in full-court scrimmages with contact. He had participated in every other aspect of the Lakers' practices during training camp except full-court contact.

The six-time All-Star center had surgery on his back last spring.

Howard hasn't projected a date for his Lakers debut, but is hopeful he can participate in a preseason game. After Wednesday's visit from the Trail Blazers, the Lakers will have six more exhibitions before their season opener Oct. 30 against Dallas.

SEARCH NEWS
LATEST VIDEOS
photoTop 5: July 10
Count down the top five plays from Thursday night's action from Orlando's Summer League games.
photoDaily Zap: July 10
Get the quick recap from Thursday's action from the Summer League games in Orlando.
photoRookie of the Day - Jordan Adams
Jordan Adams scores 19 points on 7 for 12 shooting, and grabs 3 rebounds and 3 steals in a win over the Rockets.
photoPlayer of the Day - Marcus Smart
Marcus Smart scores 19 points, dishes out 5 assists, and grabs 3 rebounds in a victory over the Magic.
photoBlock of the Night - Jamaal Franklin
Jamaal Franklin gets the big block on Chris Kramer's layup attempt.