Friday , May , 23 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Josh Howard Likely to Stay in Dallas

It may turn out in this longer-than-desired summer that the Mavericks are better off keeping Josh Howard.

So far, that’s the way they are talking, saying that smoothing things over with the once nearly untouchable Howard is a prudent course of action. His trade value – sky high as recently as March – went south with his off-court antics in the playoffs. The market might be so barren for Howard that the Mavericks can’t find anything close to equal value. [Dallas Morning News]