Way to cherry pick - it also says
Still, on paper it looks like the Lakers should be able to do just fine early in the season, even without Howard.
While Howard may want to play in the season opener against the Mavericks, the coaches and trainers should be as cautious as possible when dealing with their star player. After all, they will need him at 100 percent if they want to get past Eastern Conference powerhouses like the Miami Heat.
Tell me where it says "should be ready for opening night"