Dwight Howard expects to be nervous when he makes his debut with the Los Angeles Lakers.

"I think I'll be a little nervous out there for the first time, but (Steve Nash) said he would help me through it and hopefully it will be OK," said Howard.

Howard gets nervous before every game, but the type of nerves he anticipates will be different.

"New town, new city, I think everybody's expecting a lot out of this team and they're expecting a lot out of me," he said, "so I have to make sure I keep all of that out of my mind when I'm playing and just have fun."