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Report: Josh Howard gets camp invite with 76ers

Sep 24, 2012, 4:21 PM EDT

Jazz forward Howard tries to get position on Spurs forward Leonard during their NBA basketball game in San Antonio, Texas Reuters

UPDATE 4:21 pm: New GM Tony Dileo confirmed that Howard is getting both a workout this week and an invite to training camp when it begins next week, reports CSNPhilly.com.

Again, this is a “make good” contract and he’s going to have to earn his way on to the team, but that might well happen. Veteran coaches like Doug Collins love veteran players.

2:21 pm: Josh Howard is going to end up with a roster spot, because he is the kind of veteran that ends up with a roster spot. He was once a 19.9 points per game scorer in Dallas, however last season for the Jazz he averaged 8.7 points a game and he hasn’t shot over 40 percent in two years.

But teams are giving him looks, this week that is the Philadelphia 76ers, reports Marc Spears of Yahoo Sports. Then newly minted Sixers GM Tony DiLeo confirmed that they do want to add one more wing player to the roster (via Derek Bodner of Liberty Ballers).

Not sure Howard is the best guy for the Sixers, they are a young team on the rise and I would go with someone who more fits that mold. Think three years from now, and that’s not Howard anymore.

Other teams in the mix reportedly are the Spurs, Timberwolves and Jazz (although a return to Utah is unlikely). He makes more sense in San Antonio to me, but there are always the questions of money and minutes.

  1. jamesinva - Sep 24, 2012 at 8:27 PM

    Im surprised that a team did not just sign him straight up. I think he has proven enough to be a free agent that a team signs versus him having to “earn it” at a camp.

  2. tommy972 - Sep 24, 2012 at 9:26 PM

    The Heat should have picked him up. He was also in the same draft as Wade Bosh and LeBron.

  3. tcclark - Sep 24, 2012 at 9:33 PM

    He’s a good player, but kind of an odd pick up for the Sixers. The Sixers are trying to put shooters on the outside. Howard isn’t really a shooter. Good pick up, but I think he would’ve fit in well with San Antonio

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