Veteran Josh Howard Works Out For Houston Rockets

By Michael Ma

Nov 21, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves small forward Josh Howard (5) dribbles against the Denver Nuggets during the second quarter at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Greg Smith-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Rockets came into training camp with 19 players, but that isn’t stopping general manager Daryl Morey from possibly bringing in more bodies. According to Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports, the Rockets have worked out veteran free agent Josh Howard:

Free agent Josh Howard had good work outs for SA & HOU after return from knee surgery, but still seeking training camp invite, source says.

— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) September 28, 2013

The 33-year-old swingman played in just 11 games last season with the Minnesota Timberwolves before suffering a season ending knee injury. A first-round pick of the Dallas Mavericks in 2003, Howard has had a solid career, which includes an all-star appearance in 2007, and has averaged 14.3 points and 5.7 rebounds throughout his 10 years in the NBA.

Howard averaged a career low 6.7 points per game last year, and has averaged just around 8 points in the last 3 seasons since he was traded from the Mavericks to the Washington Wizards in 2010.