Howard Listened to the Cavs Offer but picked the Mavericks

Juan Howard will sign with the Mavericks according to sources. The fact that his family lives in the Houston area played a factor in the decision. Also Howard has already played for the Mavs during two seasons, and is familiar with the overall approach of Avery Johnson.

“Howard, who averaged 9.7 points and 5.9 rebounds with the Rockets last season, was bought out by the Timberwolves on Monday. He was not thrilled the Wolves were rebuilding and wanted to play for a contender. There’s no doubt the Mavericks are a contender. They’ve also got some big men with injury issues and Howard’s played there in the past.” Windhorst said.

Howard will not play tomorrow against the Cavaliers.