Wednesday , Jan , 07 , 2009 C.Y. Ellis

Toronto Raptors Looking to Acquire Josh Howard?

The Toronto Raptors have been looking for a small forward, and HOOPSWORLD has learned that they may have finally found their man. A deal being discussed would send troubled forward Josh Howard to the Raptors in a deal that would land Andrea Bargnani and Anthony Parker in Dallas, with a combination that could involve DeSagana Diop and Antoine Wright headed back to Toronto.

Howard has been brilliant at times for the Mavericks, even earning All-Star recognition two seasons ago, but it’s not Howard’s play on the court that has the team aggressively shopping him around the NBA. Howard’s admission of drug use during the playoffs was his first step out the door, with subsequent lapses in judgment helping the cause. More than anything, perhaps, is his inability to find his game within the Jason Kidd-run offense.