End of an era: T-Wolves waive Juwan Howard
The Timberwolves finalized their opening-day roster today. First, they waived Juwan Howard, who they traded for this summer before shipping KG off to Boston. Second, they released Wayne Simien, who they picked up in last week's deal with Miami.
The Wolves acquired Howard from Houston in June. At the time, he was seen as a good complement to KG. Quoting Kevin McHale just after the trade: "Juwan is a veteran low-post player who is a proven scorer and rebounder. He will add needed depth to our front court, and with this move we are balancing out our roster. Juwan also provides a solid locker room presence."
After the team dealt their franchise player, Howard made clear that he didn't want to stick around.
Just goes to show that life is one big, unpredictable journey.
It will be interesting to see who picks up Howard. Given his experience, it's hard to imagine that he won't find a happy home somewhere.
UPDATE: Howard has signed with Dallas.
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you'll never miss City Pages' biggest stories.