Monday night, Hoopsworld’s Alex Kennedy wrote that the Spurs, Jazz and Timberwolves had started talks involving Danny Green, Jazz forwards Josh Howard and C.J. Miles, guard Jamaal Tinsley and Timberwolves guard Wayne Ellington. For the San Antonio Spurs part they’d basically be swapping out Green for Howard.
Very early Tuesday morning, Yahoo! Sports’ Marc J. Spears added to the Howard rumors with a tweet involving the Spurs, Lakers, Knicks and Celtics.
“Lakers, Spurs, Knicks and Celtics have expressed interest in trading for Utah G-F Josh Howard, a source says. Jazz don’t want to make deal.”
Judging by the 30 or so comments on the previous post about the rumored Howard deal, Spurs fans can breath at least a slight sigh of relief. Why the Jazz are reluctant to deal Howard I’m not entirely sure, but it seems they are. That doesn’t mean they won’t deal him. Howard is only signed through the end of this season and you would think that they’d have no problem shipping him out if they don’t have to take on a ton salary or if they get the right player back. The trade deadline is Thursday at two p.m. San Antonio time. Hopefully the next interview you read will involve a big man.