Noah Levick: Four Sixers are listed as questionable for…

Noah Levick: Four Sixers are listed as questionable for tomorrow night’s game vs. Golden State: George Hill (right thumb surgery) Tobias Harris (right knee soreness) Seth Curry (left hip flexor tightness) Dwight Howard (left knee soreness)

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Ky Carlin: Tobias Harris is listed as questionable for tomorrow’s matchup with the Clippers due to right knee soreness. Dwight Howard is also questionable due to left knee soreness. George Hill remains out. #Sixers
Lakers Nation: Dwight Howard is out today* with a sore right knee. Frank Vogel hopes he'll play tomorrow.
Fred Katz: Brooks on if the Wiz have shut down Dwight Howard: "Not officially. He's still getting his work in, the hamstring problem. It hasn't yet turned a corner for him, but we still have 3 weeks or so. ... It's gonna be tough but you never know." Howard is still doing non-contact work
Fred Katz: Dwight Howard is up to short burst running
Chase Hughes: Scott Brooks said there is no update on Dwight Howard. Still not sure when he will practice. Said he “won’t say it isn’t looking good,” but “time is running out.”
Candace Buckner: It's been two months since Dwight Howard's surgery and Coach Scott Brooks gives an update: "We don't really know when he will be available to be on the court but he's moving in the right direction."
Fred Katz: Wednesday will make for exactly 2 months since the Wizards announced Dwight Howard’s back surgery and estimated a 2-3 month timetable until he’s re-evaluated. But don’t expect to hear anything then. Wizards hoping to get a better idea of Howard’s status some time post All-Star.
With Dwight Howard out, the Wizards are weighing their options, but as of now they do not plan to sign a free agent or broker a trade to replace him, a person familiar with the situation told NBC Sports Washington. The Wizards want to first see what they have with their in-house replacements, knowing Howard will be available to return at some point this season.
Candace Buckner: Scott Brooks says Ian Mahinmi will “got back into the mix” when asked how the Dwight Howard news will impact the rotation.
Howard underwent an L4-L5 lumbar microdiscectomy earlier today. The procedure went as planned with no complications. The procedure was performed by Dr. Robert Watkins in Marina Del Rey, CA, and was recommended after consultation with Dr. Watkins and Wizards Director of Medical Services and Orthopedist Dr. Wiemi Douoguih determined that the disc herniation was causing severe nerve irritation and gluteal pain. Howard’s progress will be re-evaluated in approximately two to three months.
Fred Katz: Dwight Howard’s surgery will be on a disc in his back, not his glute, per a source. Howard had been having pain in the piriformis, but the disc was what was causing pain in his buttocks. Howard went to Los Angeles to see a nerve specialist earlier this week.
Washington Wizards center Dwight Howard is undergoing a surgical procedure Friday to alleviate pain from a gluteal injury, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The injury has limited the three-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year to nine games this season, and if the procedure is successful, a typical recovery timeline is two-to-three months. However, there is a chance Howard could return sooner, sources said.
Washington Wizards center Dwight Howard probably will need a surgical procedure to provide relief from a gluteal injury that has frequently sidelined him this season, league sources told ESPN. Howard received a recommendation from a nerve specialist in Los Angeles on Thursday and might seek further consultation before making a final decision on a surgery that would cause him to miss a significant portion of the regular season.
Chase Hughes: Dwight Howard is out tonight. This is his fourth straight missed game. Brooks said he tried to play last game, but couldn’t.
Candace Buckner: Brooks on Dwight Howard, who will miss his fourth consecutive game: "It's a slow process. He's doing everything he can. ...We thought he was going to give it a go last game and he's just not there."
Fred Katz: Dwight Howard was not at shootaround when media entered the court this morning. Howard has been out hurt the past few games. We’ll find out more when Scott Brooks talks pregame tonight.
Chase Hughes: Dwight Howard is out tonight. Thomas Bryant will start. Okaro White is inactive with Troy Brown Jr. back.
Chase Hughes: Dwight Howard did not practice and may not travel on the road trip. Otto Porter practiced, but is dealing with a hamstring injury.
Fred Katz: Dwight Howard is out. Thomas Bryant is starting, per Brooks.
Fred Katz: Dwight Howard confirmed to reporters he will play tomorrow against the Thunder. Didn’t say how many minutes he’d play.
Shams Charania: Sources on @TheAthleticNBA @WatchStadium: Wizards center Dwight Howard is planning to make his season debut in Washington on Friday against OKC — allowing the team to view roster with an important starter in lineup.
Clay Bailey: The Wizards will be without F. Markieff Morris (concussion protocol) and Dwight Howard, who has not played this season recovering from Gluteal soreness.
Brooks has three years remaining on a five-year, $35 million deal. Washington has allowed a league-high 125 points a game after losing 136-104 to the Clippers. Dwight Howard, who has been sidelined with a buttocks injury, is expected to make his season debut this week, league sources told Yahoo Sports, and the Wizards hope he can provide them with a defensive boost.
Candace Buckner: Lost in the more recent #Wizards developments is Dwight Howard’s progress. When you think about it: the team’s 10-day road trip is essentially his training camp back in DC. Nothing’s in stone but I suspect Howard makes his season debut Nov. 2 vs OKC Thunder (on ESPN)
Candace Buckner: Dwight Howard is NOT playing tonight in the second game of the season
Chase Hughes: Scott Brooks was non-committal about whether Dwight Howard will return during the road trip. He said he will travel with the team and continue to practice as he works his way back.
Chris Haynes: Washington Wizards center Dwight Howard will not play in tonight’s season-opener against the Miami Heat, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. He still needs more practice time.
Candace Buckner: Dwight Howard, who practiced for the first time, asked about the chances he'll play Thursday in season opener: “See how it feels. I’ll do whatever I can to make myself available for all 82 games but the main thing is making sure that I’m healthy for the rest of the season.”
For now, the Wizards are in true day-to-day mode as they, especially Brooks, repeat the same motto. “Hopefully, he continues to progress,” he said, “and [we can] get him on the court shortly after.”
Chase Hughes: Brooks says Dwight Howard has yet to resume basketball activities (light shooting, etc.) since receiving a pain injection on Tuesday. Coach mentioned Monday as possible for him to get back on the court.
The Wizards close out their preseason slate on Friday with a home game against the Guangzhou Long-Lions of the Chinese Basketball Association. After that, the Wizards have five days off before they host the Miami Heat in their season opener on Sept. 18. Buckner reports that before last night's game in New York, Brooks was asked if "it was safe to say" Howard won't play in the opener if he missed the preseason slate. Brooks' response? "Yeah, that's safe."
Chris Miller: Dwight Howard WILL NOT play in @Washington Wizards first preseason game Monday vs. @New York Knicks. He told me all he needs is about two practices to be ready to play in a game. #DCFamily
The Wizards were again without two of their most prominent offseason additions on Wednesday, the second day of their 2018-19 training camp, as Dwight Howard (back soreness) and Austin Rivers (neck spasms) were not a full-go.
Rivers at least appears to be trending in the right direction, as head coach Scott Brooks said he "felt much better" the day after leaving Tuesday's practice with neck discomfort. Howard, on the other hand, doesn't appear as close to returning as initially thought. "He's progressing, but it's going to be a couple more days before we see how he feels there," Brooks said. That means Howard could end up sitting out most of, if not all of, the rest of training camp.
Rick Bonnell: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (hamstring) and Cody Zeller (knee) both out versus Celtics. Dwight Howard (rib) will play; he’s only Hornet to play every game this season.
Gery Woelfel: Dwight Howard, who left the game early after hurting his left ring finger, told me he is having trouble moving the finger and will have an X-ray on it Sunday in Charlotte.
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Frank Vogel’s former assistant coach Jason Kidd left the Los Angeles Lakers to become the head coach of the Dallas Mavericks. He joined fellow former NBA stars Richard Jefferson and Kendrick Perkins on ESPN’s The Jump to talk about his visit to Slovenia for the signing of a 5-year $207 million super max extension with Luka Doncic. “One, [Slovenia] is a beautiful country,” Kidd recalled his visit to Luka’s homeland. “I had a lot of fun and spending time at dinner with Luka and also at the press conference. What an incredible 22-year-old. He’s wise before his years. So I’m just excited to have the opportunity to coach him.”
“It was incredible again. Another beautiful place,” Kidd said on ESPN’s The Jump. “I got to hang out with KP. We had a couple dinners, I got to see him work out. But I also got to just see him on his turf I think a lot of times we don’t get to see our Europeans their homes. So I got the opportunity to go over there and hang out and we had a great time. “KP’s incredible not just a basketball player but a person. We all know.. well, I just learned that he loves the fights, the boxing matches and stuff like that. You look at just learning something new about a person by going to their hometown was something that I was excited about doing and I had a great time.”
There’s no denying that Denver Nuggets stud Michael Porter Jr. is one of the brightest young talents in the NBA today. However, for those who may not be too familiar with his injury history, there was actually one point in his career that people doubted if he would ever be able to play again. Apparently, one of his biggest non-believers happened to be the head doctor for the Los Angeles Clippers. The Nuggets forward remembers that exact moment to this very day: “All Top 10 teams have their doctors there and they’re just evaluating me,” Porter said in a recent appearance on JJ Redick’s The Old Man & the Three podcast. “The guy from the Clippers was the head doctor and he’s the one that wrote the report, it’s like, ‘yeah, he probably will never play again.’”
In this Club Shay Shay clip, the new Phoenix Suns big man JaVale McGee tells Shannon Sharpe what to expect in his former Golden State Warriors teammate Klay Thompson’s return: “I expect the old Klay. I can maybe see him slacking on defense in the first month because in the offseason you don’t get those reps. But offensively, he didn’t hurt his arm, so that boy is going to shoot.”
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Gabrielle Union, the wife of former Miami Heat superstar Dwyane Wade, recently opened up about the trauma she endured when Wade had a child with another woman during their relationship. Union and Wade weren’t married at the time, but they were several years into a relationship with each other. “In 2013, before we were married, Dwyane had a baby with another woman,” Union wrote in her new memoir. “It should go without saying that we were not in a good place in our relationship at the time that child was conceived. But we were in a much better place when he finally told me about the pregnancy. To say I was devastated is to pick a word on a low shelf for convenience. There are people — strangers who I will never meet — who have been upset that I have not previously talked about that trauma. I have not had words, and even after untold amounts of therapy I am not sure I have them now. But truth matters.”