As it seems thoughts of adding Caron Butler to the San Antonio Spurs roster may be fleeting with the Bulls reportedly at the top of Butler's wish-list, comes word the Spurs are interested in Josh Howard.
According to a tweet from ESPN's Chris Broussard, the Spurs have had discussions with Howard's reps.
Howard spent 18 games with the Wizards last season before being diagnosed with an ACL tear on February 2010 which sidelined him for the rest of the season.
His career averages are 15.1 points, 1.7 assists, 5.9 rebounds, 45% from the field in 31.2 minutes.
And though his knee injury will be of concern, adding Howard would definitely help. Though he can put the ball in the basket, he is one of the better perimeter defenders in the NBA. Something the Spurs have lacked since the days of Bruce Bowen.
Not to mention adding Josh would redeem R.C. Buford as he has always felt passing up on Howard was one of his biggest mistakes as a general manager. He even quipped how Gregg Popovich would "kill him" if Howard ever were to become a good player in the league.
There are some of his off-the-court issues, his knee, and the fact he hasn't played in quite sometime but there is no doubting what he can bring to the table as all Spurs fans know during his time with the Dallas Mavericks.
What say you Spurs fans? Should the Spurs go after the 2007 NBA All-Star?
NO, I want to see youth and height; players that can jump,run, and dunk/block. Bring me a starting PF, then a buck-up PG, please, for x-mas.
hmmmm the fact that they''ve been interested in Butler and Howard makes me think that A) they are going to amnesty RJ or B) they are trying to trade him. not that either of those options will probably happen, but it's just a thought.
The spurs need young, tall players not oldies. Why Howard? The spurs must look forward, not backward.
I have seen him get on a roll and be unguardeble but, I have never seen him as a premiere defender!!!
If they could get him for a good price. I feel like the Spurs really need a good defensive 2 guard and a real center. Now that GH is gone there isn't anyone to keep the great shooting guards in the league from going off on us.
@JeffProjectSpurs option B on my post below. :)
anyways, as far as wanting Howard, i'd say no for personal reasons, if you know what i mean. :) but if he did clean up his act, maybe.