‘Wolves acquire veteran forward F Howard
Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) – The Minnesota Timberwolves acquired
forward Juwan Howard from the Houston Rockets for guard Mike James and forward
Justin Reed on Thursday.
Howard, a 6-foot-9 forward, averaged 9.7 points and 5.9 rebounds in 80 games
with the Rockets last season and finished the year with nine double-doubles.
For his career, Howard has appeared in 951 games, averaging 16.1 points and
7.1 rebounds in stints with Washington, Dallas, Denver, Orlando and Houston.
“Juwan is a veteran low-post player who is a proven scorer and rebounder,”
said Timberwolves vice president of basketball operations Kevin McHale. “He
will add needed depth to our front court, and with this move we are
balancing out our roster. Juwan also provides a solid locker room presence. We
wish both Mike and Justin the best in Houston. Both players have been true
professionals while with our organization.”
James signed as a free agent with the Wolves in 2006 and averaged 10.1
points and 3.6 assists in 2006-07. The 6-foot-2 guard has averaged 11.5 points
and four assists in 409 career games.
Meanwhile, Reed tallied 4.4 points and 1.7 rebounds in 81 games over the past
two seasons with the Wolves.