HoopsHype Josh Howard rumors

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“Dirk is an excellent leader. He’s a Hall of Famer. He’s an international sensation,” Howard said. “I learned a lot for him, and I carried that over to the Washington Wizards and the Utah Jazz. I appreciate everything he’s done.” While many have stated that Nowitzki’s time as one of the most dominant players in the league is almost over, Howard believes the 34-year-old still has a lot left in the tank. “He still has it,” he said. “He’s an excellent player and a contender. Dirk is never going to lose it.” Dallas Morning News

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Howard has fully recovered from midseason arthroscopic left knee surgery, and he's eyeing a multiyear deal after proving himself in SLC via a one-year contract. "I'm feeling pretty good. I took about a month off and some change, and just got back to it," said Howard, who'll be an unrestricted free agent July 1. "I'm just staying focused. For me, the season ended the way I wanted it to, ultimately. It kind of let me know I was over the hump for my injuries and I was able to get back and help my team as much as possible." Salt Lake Tribune

"I'm still interested in the Jazz. They gave me the opportunity, so that's my loyalty to them, to see what they're going to say," said Howard, who acknowledged Utah met his expectations last season after signing a one-year deal for $2.1 million via the midlevel exception. "But as far as being a free agent and being around the league for a while, I'll have to weigh my options and decide what's best for me at the end of the day." Salt Lake Tribune

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Free-agent swingman Josh Howard has shown interest in playing for the Warriors, according to team sources. The 6-foot-7, 210 -pound 32-year-old and Warriors scouting director Larry Riley were together in Dallas (2003-06). San Francisco Chronicle

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Tinsley and Howard might even be back next season. "You never commit to anything because you’re always trying to improve your team," O’Connor said. "But they didn’t do anything to prevent them from coming back, let’s put it that way." Salt Lake Tribune

Tinsley did not play in the NBA for two seasons. He started this year in the D-League, before O’Connor signed him. Did the gamble pay dividends? Said O’Connor: "What I would say, both Jamaal and Josh were not only model citizens but good examples of somebody who got a second chance and performed pretty well." Salt Lake Tribune

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Jazz wingman Josh Howard, out with a knee injury, attended practice but did not participate. He did cardio work on a stationary bike, lifted some weights and spoke about a quicker-than-expected return from the injury that has sidelined him since March 18. "It’s moving along great — feeling great every day," Howard said. "It’s already two weeks out, come Wednesday, and the prognosis was three to four weeks. So just going continue to keep working. Hopefully, they might cut me loose early. If not, I’m going to shoot for the playoffs, for sure." Salt Lake Tribune

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Jazz forward Josh Howard recently underwent surgery on his left knee, O’Connor said. While Utah initially ruled Howard out for the rest of the 2011-12 season, he hopes to return before the year is complete. The Salt Lake Tribune reported Wednesday that Howard was upbeat after receiving a pre-surgery second opinion and could soon begin his recovery process. O’Connor said there’s no official timetable for Howard’s return, though, and the Jazz don’t want to rush him back. "We just don’t know. It’ll probably be two to three weeks for an update," O’Connor said. "But the problem is, I don’t want to say it’s this long and it’s not, and then you go, ‘Oh [no].’ " Salt Lake Tribune

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