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Fresno
12-20-2012, 08:16 PM
MINNEAPOLIS -- Just when Josh Howard appeared to be carving an important niche in the NBA for himself again after battling back from a torn ACL in his left knee, the 32-year-old forward is right back where he started.

The Timberwolves waived him Thursday after an MRI revealed a torn ACL in Howard's right knee. He was injured Friday at New Orleans. The team initially hoped he would be able to return this season, but as usual for these hard-luck Wolves, the news could not have been worse.

"I feel really bad for him," coach Rick Adelman said before the Wolves hosted the Oklahoma City Thunder. "He worked so hard to bring himself back. It's just a shock."

http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/8767991/josh-howard-waived-minnesota-timberwolves

Unfortunate, but Minnesota is turning into the next Portland with injuries.

Likely the end of a solid career for Howard.

GiantsSwaGG
12-20-2012, 08:17 PM
Retire

tapajafri
12-20-2012, 08:28 PM
Howard was an all star before the knee and MULTIPLE ankle injuries. Such a shame injuries derailed a very talented player. Who knows how good this guy could've been. He was once an all star.

Hawkeye15
12-20-2012, 08:53 PM
meh, Minny signed Roy, Kirilenko, and Howard, all know for injuries. not like we didn't see this coming, though an acl tear is extreme...

Stop signing guys with injury history out the *** Minny, please.

ILLUSIONIST^248
12-20-2012, 09:15 PM
meh, Minny signed Roy, Kirilenko, and Howard, all know for injuries. not like we didn't see this coming, though an acl tear is extreme...

Stop signing guys with injury history out the *** Minny, please.

LOL this.

NBAfan4life
12-20-2012, 09:16 PM
That sucks I thought he was playing well this year

COOLbeans
12-20-2012, 11:15 PM
meh, Minny signed Roy, Kirilenko, and Howard, all know for injuries. not like we didn't see this coming, though an acl tear is extreme...

Stop signing guys with injury history out the *** Minny, please.

Like Garnett?

Hawkeye15
12-20-2012, 11:17 PM
Like Garnett?

what?

Twinsfan24
12-20-2012, 11:41 PM
meh, Minny signed Roy, Kirilenko, and Howard, all know for injuries. not like we didn't see this coming, though an acl tear is extreme...

Stop signing guys with injury history out the *** Minny, please.

Roy I understand, and AK has been pretty healthy so far. (Knock on wood) Howard was just bad luck no one can predict a torn ACL.

69centers
12-20-2012, 11:42 PM
That's his second torn ACL. Was it the same knee or the other one?

ZebraCity916
12-20-2012, 11:50 PM
That's his second torn ACL. Was it the same knee or the other one?

Same knee.

I feel bad for him. That's tough.

Hopefully he saved his money, cause he may have to retire. He tore it like 3 years ago. If he was just now starting to come back from that ACL tear, who knows how long the it'll take this time.

JdKing7
12-20-2012, 11:53 PM
That's his second torn ACL. Was it the same knee or the other one?

He tore this one before?

Chi StateOfMind
12-20-2012, 11:59 PM
Horrible luck.. Looks like this may be the end for him..

tapajafri
12-21-2012, 12:01 AM
Same knee.

I feel bad for him. That's tough.

Hopefully he saved his money, cause he may have to retire. He tore it like 3 years ago. If he was just now starting to come back from that ACL tear, who knows how long the it'll take this time.

it says in the OP's post that it was the other knee.

JerseyPalahniuk
12-21-2012, 12:03 AM
Same knee.

I feel bad for him. That's tough.

Hopefully he saved his money, cause he may have to retire. He tore it like 3 years ago. If he was just now starting to come back from that ACL tear, who knows how long the it'll take this time.

Poor guy, just came back a torn ACL in his left knee and know tore his right one. Rubio/Roy/Howard - hope no ones else is next.

DragonJaii
12-21-2012, 01:54 AM
wow, some players have the worse luck.. i wanted him on the bulls.

thechom80
12-21-2012, 04:47 AM
Like Garnett?

huh?

Too bad for Howard. I liked what he brought to the team in his role. With him and Lee both going down for the year our back court/sf spot is super sketchy...again...still....****.

Aleksandar
12-21-2012, 03:24 PM
Feel bad for the guy..

JordansBulls
12-21-2012, 05:22 PM
What the hell happened to this guy? This guy was Dirk's 2nd option.

Hawkeye15
12-21-2012, 05:53 PM
What the hell happened to this guy? This guy was Dirk's 2nd option.

injuries dude.