Mike Brown sets no limitations on Dwight Howard

When assessing his health, Lakers center Dwight Howard compared his surgically repaired back to a house.

“I have the foundation and the walls are up,” said Howard, who appeared in two preseason games averaging 14 points, 10 rebounds, three blocks and five turnovers in 28.5 minutes. “But there’s no carpet on the floor and no heating.”

Still, Brown said that he won’t put any minute limitations on Howard. Barring any setbacks, Brown also plans to play Howard in the Lakers’ first set of back-to-back against Dallas (Tuesday) and at Portland (Wednesday).

“I’m sure teams will do their best to go at me on both ends of the floor,” Howard said. “My back is strong enough. It’s not about strength at this point. It’s about how long can the muscles around my back last without getting fatigued.”

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