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Josh Howard can be had ... for a price

Posted on: January 20, 2009 6:01 pm

Here's what a person familiar with the Mavericks' strategy told me today about Josh Howard: For now, Dallas is telling executives who inquire about him "no." But there's a definite understanding that "no" is not necessarily the final answer. The person familiar with the situation described it as a "soft no" -- meaning the answer is no to what you're offering, but might be yes if the offer gets better.

It's too early in the game to get into what specific proposals have been floated for Howard, but the point is that Dallas seems ready and willing to move him. G.M. Donnie Nelson is simply doing what any top executive would do -- milk his rivals' interest for all it's worth.

All you have to do is consider Mavericks owner Mark Cuban's history -- and read this quote from him -- and it's clear he's not averse to making a big deal at the deadline, but only if the price is right: "If there's just a deal I can't pass up, I'm not going to be religious about cap room," Cuban said. "If I could trade Dirk for Kobe, LeBron and someone else, you'd have to consider it. When teams call about players, they all want bargains. We don't give bargains. We try to get bargains."


Since: Jan 14, 2009
Posted on: January 21, 2009 9:06 pm

Josh Howard can be had ... for a price

How do you spell trouble for your team?  J-O-S-H  H-O-W-A-R-D, that's how!

Since: Dec 11, 2008
Posted on: January 21, 2009 3:15 pm

Josh Howard can be had ... for a price

First Devin Harris, now Josh Howard. What the HELL is wrong with Mavs management. STOP trading away the future for washed-up vets. I can't wait to see who they have in mind for Josh, maybe Grant Hill or Baron Davis? After all their bone-headed wheeling and dealing, the Mavs need to institute a moratorium on trades. Just STAND PAT RETARDS, you've already turned an NBA Finals contender into a near-lottery team.

Since: Sep 17, 2008
Posted on: January 21, 2009 10:43 am

Josh Howard can be had ... for a price

This Just in! UPDATE: - Dallas Mavericks forward Josh Howard, a newly exposed pot-head and national jerk, has been traded to the Dallas Cowboys in exchange for TO. Jerry Jones and Mark Cuban agreed to this deal after observing Lebron James' cleveland browns commercial.

Cuban - "Neither Jones or I wanted either one on the team. They aren't helping on the court and providing an unprofessional image off the court. We decided to mix it up and get some more coverage for our teams. I'd like to also add that the refereeing in this league is horendous and I intend on 'donating' another half a million dollars in fines to the NBA in the next three years."

Jones - "derrrrrr I am football! derrrrrrrr I am so smahrt....derrrrrrrr...go america's team...DERRRRRRRRR"

Jones also added later that he's an idiot.


Since: Mar 29, 2007
Posted on: January 21, 2009 1:09 am

Josh Howard can be had ... for a price

You might want to look at Kidds stats before you slam the trade.  It was the thing to do at the time so lay off. 

Since: May 12, 2008
Posted on: January 20, 2009 11:10 pm

Josh Howard can be had ... for a price

Only a retard wud trade Durant or Jefferson for that bum Howard I hope u really dont that either of those trades wud be even a remote possibility



Since: Sep 15, 2007
Posted on: January 20, 2009 10:26 pm

Josh Howard can be had ... for a price

I dont think they necessarily want to get rid of Josh. But if someone makes a great offer, then maybe so. What if Al Jefferson or Kevin Durant were to be offered? You would have to consider that. I really dont think that deal is out there. So this is a mute point really.

Since: Dec 22, 2008
Posted on: January 20, 2009 10:11 pm

Josh Howard can be had ... for a price

Howard has made more noise off the court (not respecting national anthem, admitting to smoking pot in the offseason) than on the court. I wouldnt trade for him if I was a GM.

Since: Dec 10, 2006
Posted on: January 20, 2009 9:47 pm

Josh Howard can be had ... for a price

Hey Cuban sure got a bargain when dealing with the Nets. Old guy for young up and coming star.

The problem with Cuban is he THINKS he has a basketball mind. The truth is he is (1) a great fan of the game (2) very colorful (3) when it comes down to it, an over involved owner.

Dalls appears to take a step back with every deal- so much for Cuban GETTING deals.

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