Dwight Howard underwent back surgery last week and is done for the playoffs and Olympics as well. The obvious replacement would be Andrew Bynum, but he too will have to go under the knife and will be unavailable.
Lakers center Andrew Bynum is not interested in playing in the Olympics because he wants extra rest and also plans to undergo the same innovative knee procedure that Kobe Bryant had in Germany last summer. ‘I’ve got to take care of my legs in the off-season,’ Bynum said Friday. “I’ve got some things planned for my knees’
Source: LA Times