HoopsHype Josh Howard rumors


October 24, 2012 Updates

The source said in addition to Copeland making the team, it's likely the other will be Wallace, who's set to scrimmage for the first time on Friday. Power forwards Kenyon Martin and Chris Andersen -- and Josh Howard who can play some four as well -- are still available, but it doesn't appear the Knicks are in pursuit right now. ESPN.com

October 4, 2012 Updates

It has been a rough three seasons physically and mentally for Howard, but he said rehab in the spring and workouts in the summer have strengthened his knee and given him a positive outlook. "I'm able to cut the way that I'm used to," Howard said. "Over the years, that was a big part of my game, cutting and getting to the basket and being able to stop on a dime. I've been able to show that ability again. "With an ACL tear, it's tough coming back from that. For me to work my way back from that has given me the confidence that I needed. Basketball is like riding a bike. I've been playing it so long, I knew it would come back to me, but getting that mental confidence has been helpful." USA Today

According to a source close to free agent Josh Howard, the Knicks are still interested in the 32-year-old swingman and have had recent conversations with his representatives. The Knicks first inquired about Howard last month, but if they're serious about adding him now, they'll have to cut one of their players with a non-guaranteed contract, which applies to training camp only. Currently, the Knicks have 20 training camp invites (including Wallace), which is the maximum amount allowed per team. ESPN.com

Howard spent the offseason recovering from season-ending left knee surgery in March, and the source said "he's now feeling very good and ready to go." After training at P3's Santa Barbara facility, which specializes in unique science-based programs to optimize performance and limit injury risk, he played pickup games at his alma mater, Wake Forest. These days, he's been in Dallas working out at Southern Methodist University with Erick Land, the same personal trainer for the Nets' Deron Williams. The source said the Knicks are in "wait-and-see mode" before bringing on anyone else. They first want to evaluate their talent pool to see if a player like Howard would make sense -- and perhaps if they really want to get older. ESPN.com

September 30, 2012 Updates
September 28, 2012 Updates

Ian Begley: As the #Knicks wait on Rasheed Wallace's decision, they have maintained contact with FA Josh Howard's representatives, per a leage source. Twitter

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Marc J. Spears: Free agent F Josh Howard visiting Sixers today & tomorrow, source tells Y! Sports. He visited Spurs last week & getting interest from Minny. Twitter

September 16, 2012 Updates
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There has been some speculation that the Knicks are interested in unrestricted free agent Josh Howard, but according to the source, they are not into him. Instead, the team wants to add a big man -- likely to serve as a backup to Amare Stoudemire on the depth chart. Currently, they don't have one. ESPN.com

August 31, 2012 Updates

Former Wake Forest forward Josh Howard is doing some workouts with the Charlotte Bobcats this week, president of basketball operations Rod Higgins confirmed. The Bobcats’ interest in Howard is still exploratory, as they consider ways to fill out their roster. The Bobcats would like to have another power forward, and have previously considered Antawn Jamison, Kris Humphries, and Carl Landry, who all signed elsewhere. Howard, 6- 7, has played both power and small forward. Charlotte Observer

August 30, 2012 Updates

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