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Dwight Howard injury update: Lakers' center will debut on Sunday

The Los Angeles Lakers are expecting recently acquired center Dwight Howard to play on Sunday night. Howard, who is coming off of back surgery, was yet to commit to playing this weekend, but reports indicate the seven-footer will indeed play for Los Angeles tonight.

The Lakers are set to face the Sacramento Kings at Staples Center this evening at 9:30 p.m. ET.

All eyes will be on Howard and the Lakers tonight. Not only is Howard new to the team, but he also has to coexist with Steve Nash, Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol and the rest of his teammates. It will be interesting to see how all of these veteran All-Stars mesh this fall, even if the games do not mean anything.

In his first eight seasons in the league, Howard averaged 18.4 points, 12.9 rebounds and 2.2 blocks a night with the Magic. He was acquired by the Lakers on Aug. 10.