• Dwight Howard
    C, Washington Wizards

    Dwight Howard (buttock) has been ruled out for Thursday's season opener vs. Miami.

    This is a bit of a shocker as Howard practiced four days in a row including shootaround and contact practice Thurdsay. Howard is deemed to still need more practice time. This will open up Ian Mahinmi to start and more minutes for Markieff Morris.

    Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter