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Wizards’ Dwight Howard is doing zero basketball activities

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Dwight Howard has been dealing with an injury leading up to the start of the 2018-19 NBA season. After going through a busy offseason that saw him end up signing with the Washington Wizards, the former superstar center has had a lot of disappointing setbacks. It was previously thought to be a back injury, but as later revealed, it is actually a butt injury.

According to a report from NBC Sports’ Chase Hughes, Howard has been doing zero basketball activities since being shut down by the Wizards back on October 6.

Washington needs their new big man to get back on the court. One of the biggest issues that they have had over the last few years has been having no dominant big man, especially to protect the rim. Howard has been known as an elite rim protector throughout the majority of his career.

Last season with the Charlotte Hornets, Howard put together a solid all-around year. He averaged 16.6 points, 12.5 rebounds, and 1.6 blocks per game. Howard shot 55.5 percent from the field overall.

Adding those numbers to a Wizards team already led by John Wall, Bradley Beal, and Otto Porter should take Washington to the next level.

There have been no reports about when Howard is expected to be fully healthy. He doesn’t have much time, as the Wizards are set to open their regular season against the Miami Heat next Thursday.

Hopefully, Howard will be able to become healthy and get some conditioning in before that game. If he is able to make the kind of impact that Scott Brooks and company are hoping for, the Wizards are going to be a team to watch in the Eastern Conference this season.