NBA Rumors: Signing Josh Howard Would Give New York Knicks’ Bench a Boost

September 1st, 2012 by Steven Gerwel Leave a reply »
The New York Knicks have several capable starters at key positions, but they are still in need of some solid depth to come off the bench and perform when it counts. 

One available player who could provide a solid boost to their depth is Josh Howard, who spent last season with the Utah Jazz. 

According to, the Knicks are one of several teams pursuing Howard at the moment. 

From 2006 to 2009, Howard was averaging nearly 20.0 points per game and was even selected as an All-Star in 2007 while with the Dallas Mavericks. 

Howard plays small forward and shooting guard, and both those starting jobs are already occupied by Carmelo Anthony and J.R. Smith.

Anthony is obviously the star of the team, so there's no room for Howard to win a starting job there. J.R. Smith needs to pick up his game, but the team re-singed him this summer, so it surely has faith in him to a degree.

But while Howard is not a threat to start a game, he would provide the Knicks with a competent player off the bench. 

Howard tore his ACL in 2010 and has struggled to return to form, but enough time has ...

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