HoopsHype Josh Howard rumors


August 30, 2012 Updates

The Bobcats’ interest in Howard at this point 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 29, 2012 Updates
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(Josh) Howard may ultimately return to Utah, but he’s also receiving interest from the Indiana Pacers, Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets among other teams. While injuries have limited Howard in recent years, he can still play and help a team. There’s no timetable for Howard to sign, but it sounds like he’s nearing a decision. HoopsWorld

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According to league sources, the Warriors' reported interest in free agent SF Josh Howard is, at the very least, minimal. Golden State's focus is still on landing a back-up power forward, with Carl Landry atop the wishlist. Sulia

He feels loyal to the small-market organization, which took a chance on the once injury-plagued forward during the lockout-shortened 2011-12 season. As a result, Howard has kept his eyes on the Jazz ever since free agency started July 1. "They're still in his mind," the source said. Sulia

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June 24, 2012 Updates

“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

June 21, 2012 Updates

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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