The Philadelphia 76ers will be without center Dwight Howard for Wednesday's game against the Brooklyn Nets because of knee soreness, per Tom Moore of the Bucks County Courier Times.

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