Josh Howard works out with Charlotte

by Paul Raymond | Posted on Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Free agent swingman Josh Howard has reportedly been working out with the Charlotte Bobcats this week. This doesn’t come as much surprise as the veteran is a Winston Salem native, which could help boost attendance of the worst team in the NBA. What is a surprise is that playoff contenders like the Chicago Bulls and New York Knicks are also interested in his services.

@SpearsNBAYahoo: Free agent F Josh Howard, a Winston Salem native, has been working out with Charlotte this week, sources tell Y! CHI, NY amongst interested.

Now don’t get me wrong Josh Howard is, wait I mean was, one hell of a player in his prime. Yes, I know he’s only 32 but thanks to injuries he’s way past his prime. From 2006 to 2009, Howard was a force for the Dallas Mavericks a rebounding and scoring machine but then injuries took their toll. Now it’s a struggle to even keep him on the court.

For the Bobcats a deal would totally make sense. They’d be taking a flier on a player most teams are over looking cause of his injury history. If he stays healthy he’s a player who can help them win more then ten games, unfortunately that’s a big if.

For the Knicks and Bulls the move is a little perplexing. All I can think is that both teams are looking for some very cheap, veteran death with big potential.

Howard says he’s 100% healthy following his knee surgery. If that looks the case after his Charlotte works then I’m sure Chicago and New York will be calling for their own workouts and then things will get interesting.

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