Jazz General Manager Kevin O'Connor discusses signing free-agent small forward Josh Howard.
What Howard can bring: He rebounds his position just about as well as any small forward for rebounds-per-minute. He's played on teams that have won and won consistently and been to the Finals and averaged double-figures in the Finals. There are some things in his background that he regrets and we talked about those things, too, and what he learned from them. We touched on everything. We touched on the fact that he's had a year off; he's going to have to get the rust off a little bit and all of those things. But all in all, you're getting a guy that's a quality NBA player that's had an ACL and now let's see how he responds to it. Al [Jefferson's] had an ACL. Let's see how he comes back.
Howard's athleticism: What it does is it gives us an opportunity to get a mid-range shooter and a slasher that maybe we haven't had in the past.