Washington Wizards center Dwight Howard had back surgery on Friday to address a herniated disc that was causing nerve irritation and gluteal pain and will miss two to three months, the NBA team said.
Dwight Howard thought that he could get a piece of Shaquille O' Neal.
Four-time NBA champion Tony Parker officially became a member of the Charlotte Hornets on Monday, joining the Eastern Conference team after 17 seasons with the San Antonio Spurs.
John Wall made a successful return with a 15 point and 14 assist performance as the Washington Wizards defeated the Charlotte Hornets 107-93 on Saturday to book their spot in the NBA playoffs.
For the first time in league history, all 30 clubs will unite for the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas when the showcase for newcomers and hopefuls is staged next July.
Victor Oladipo and Myles Turner combined for 47 points as the Indiana Pacers won their second straight with a 105-96 win over the struggling Charlotte Hornets on Monday.
Pau Gasol and LaMarcus Aldridge combined for 34 points as the San Antonio Spurs completed a two-game season sweep of the Charlotte Hornets with a 106-86 win on Saturday.
Stephen Curry scored 35 points as the Golden State Warriors bounced back from a disastrous first half performance to overpower the Philadelphia 76ers 124-116 on Saturday.