Dwight Howard will not attend his annual basketball day camp for children in Orlando.
An official for ProCamps, which runs the event, said families who paid the camp's $199 registration fee were sent e-mail messages Monday to inform them Howard will remain in southern California in order to continue rehabilitating his back.
Howard underwent surgery to repair a herniated disk and remove disk fragments April 20.
In recent weeks, Howard has continued to tell Orlando Magic officials that he wants a trade. Meanwhile, the disgruntled All-Star recently has attended at least two Los Angeles Dodgers games and a portion of the adidas Nations basketball tournament in southern California.
Howard's annual camp originally was scheduled for July 1-2 at UCF, with Howard slated to attend both days. But it was postponed and later rescheduled for Aug. 13-14 at Orlando Volleyball Academy.
The camp still will be held next week. Andrew Nicholson, the Magic's 2012 first-round draft pick, will take Howard's place.
The ProCamps official said campers will receive a Howard autograph, a ticket to a Magic home game and a gift bag from adidas, which sponsors Howard. But the official also said registrants can receive refunds if they decide not to attend because of Howard's absence.
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