Dwight Howard said he tweaked his shoulder just 17 seconds into the game Friday when David West blocked him. "It was hurting throughout the game." Howard stayed in the game and played through the injury so we wouldn't expected him to miss time.
Howard has struggled with this injury all season long, so it comes down to his ability to manage the pain. Luckily for Fantasy owners, Howard was able to finish out the game. Howard may continue to be an up and down Fantasy performer, but if Kobe were to miss an extended amount of time the Lakers would lean on Howard to carry the teams scoring load, thus increasing Howards Fantasy value, at least in the short-term.
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