Indy is the team I least want the C's to face in the 1st round. The way they've been playing though, the Pacers might get to the #5 spot. I'd much rather have Boston play Washington than Indy. As for Cleveland, it wouldn't surprise me if they drop out of the playoffs the way they've been playing recently. Philly and NJ could be the #7 and #8 teams respectively.
Why not? If you thought you should be getting paid to be in the Olympics (like Dwyane Wade does), embellishing an injury to take yourself out of them seems like a perfectly acceptable suspicion to have of Howard.