March 12, 2012; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Jazz small forward Josh Howard (8) looks to pass while defended by Detroit Pistons small forward Tayshaun Prince (22) during the second half at Energy Solutions Arena. The Jazz defeated the Pistons 105-90. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-US PRESSWIRE

New York Knicks Still Interested in Josh Howard

Now that Rasheed Wallace is in the fold, many would think that the New York Knicks would be done adding to what is now the oldest team in NBA history, but that may not be the case.

Feb 22, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Utah Jazz forward Josh Howard (8) against the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Target Center. The Timberwolves defeated the Jazz 100-98. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-US PRESSWIRE

Josh Howard has been linked off and on to the Knicks over the course of the past couple of months and according to ESPN’s Jared Zwerling, the Knicks are still targeting the former All-Star.

Howard is 32 and on the downside of his career and if signed would be the seventh player over the age of 30 on the current Knicks’ roster.

According to a source of Zwerling’s, the Knicks are still interested in the 32-year-old swingman and have had recent conversations with his representatives.

While they do remain interested in Howard, the Knicks will likely wait a while in order to evaluate the talent they have currently in camp. If they do decide to try and sign Howard, they would have to cut someone with a non-guaranteed contract as the Knicks are currently at the maximum 20 players in camp.

Howard, who has career, averages of 14.5 points and 5.7 rebounds per game, spent the offseason recovering from surgery on his right knee, but is apparently ready to go. He’s coming off his two worst seasons in his career, averaging only 8.4 points per game in Washington in 2011 and only 8.7 in Utah last season.

If the Knicks get even more serious about Howard, they would likely want to bring him in as the backup to Carmelo Anthony at small forward. In his prime, Howard was a versatile player with a solid inside-outside game, but he’s still a better than average defender, which would fit in nicely on this current Knicks team.

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