T-Wolves sign Howard, release ConroyMinnesota Sports
-- The Minnesota Timberwolves have signed veteran free agent forward Josh Howard. The deal is pending a physical.
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Timberwolves have signed veteran free agent forward Josh Howard. The deal is pending a physical.
Howard averaged 8.7 points and 3.7 rebounds in 43 games with Utah last season. The 32-year-old has averaged 14.5 points and 5.7 boards in nine NBA seasons with Dallas, Washington and Utah. To make room, the T'wolves waived guard Will Conroy. The move should add depth to an injury-plagued roster. Head coach Rick Adelman practiced with only eight players yesterday.
The Timberwolves played with only nine players in Wednesday's loss at home to Charlotte and will be short-handed again tonight when they host Golden State. The 5-3 Wolves may have Brandon Roy back, but he won't be near 100-percent. The Warriors are 4-4, coming off of Wednesday's home win against Atlanta. Tonight's tip-off is set for 7 p.m.
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love is sponsoring his fifth-annual "Coat Drive" through December 12th. Love is inviting fans to bring new and genlty-used coats to any of eight drop-off locations in the Twin Cities, including the Target Center. Love will deliver all of the donated coats to the Salvation Army on December 19th. The Salvation Army will then distribute the coats to those who need them. For more information, go to the Timberwolves webpage.