Howard dealt with a knee injury at Walt Disney World Resort during the seeding games of the 2019-20 campaign and previously played a mere nine games during the 2018-19 season because of a variety of injuries.
Despite this setback, the big man was fairly durable last season on his way to 7.5 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.1 blocks a night in 69 games as an important part of the Los Angeles Lakers' frontcourt rotation. While he was no longer the dominant presence he was in his prime as a member of the Orlando Magic, he was able to take advantage of the space created by playing alongside LeBron James and Anthony Davis.
At his best, Howard was a three-time Defensive Player of the Year, eight-time All-NBA selection, five-time All-Defensive selection and eight-time All-Star who helped lead the Magic to the 2009 NBA Finals.
He joined Philadelphia after winning a title with the Lakers and has responded with 6.8 points, 8.3 rebounds and 0.9 blocks per game in 2020-21.
Look for the team to remain afloat without him by giving more frontcourt minutes to the rotation of Joel Embiid, Tobias Harris and Mike Scott.