Report: Howard Still on Knicks Radar
According to a source close to free agent Josh Howard, the Knicks are still interested in the 32-year-old swingman and have had recent conversations with his representatives.
The Knicks first inquired about Howard last month, but if they’re serious about adding him now, they’ll have to cut one of their players with a non-guaranteed contract, which applies to training camp only. Currently, the Knicks have 20 training camp invites (including Wallace), which is the maximum amount allowed per team.
Howard spent the offseason recovering from season-ending left knee surgery in March, and the source said “he’s now feeling very good and ready to go.” After training at P3′s Santa Barbara facility, which specializes in unique science-based programs to optimize performance and limit injury risk, he played pickup games at his alma mater, Wake Forest. These days, he’s been in Dallas working out at Southern Methodist University with Erick Land, the same personal trainer for the Nets’ Deron Williams.
The source said the Knicks are in “wait-and-see mode” before bringing on anyone else. They first want to evaluate their talent pool to see if a player like Howard would make sense — and perhaps if they really want to get older.