Apparently, the Mavs FO have been well aware of the incident for some time now... and they have already dealt with it some time ago. According to the Dallas Morning News this morning...
So Cuban continues to say the right thing, which for all intensive purposes is good for the Mavs in that they are not adding water to an all ready sinking ship. I think they most likely are looking to move him a little more so than what we are lead to believe, but in no way, shape or form do I see them desperate to "get rid" of him.
Owner Mark Cuban said the Mavericks dealt with Howard's flag football episode after it happened in July.
"That said, we will be going through some advanced communication-skill sessions together this training camp," Cuban said Tuesday. "I have explained to him that cellphone cameras are not your friend and that what you think you said on camera is never what people will hear when it shows up on YouTube or TV.
"Josh really is a good guy with a great heart," Cuban said. "He just doesn't do a good job of showing that side of himself publicly. We will work on that."
Cuban is smart, and I truly believe they are going to continue to try to work with him and bring him up to par with the rest of the team. At the same time though, he realizes that should Josh return to his 2007-2008 form at the start of this season, which would essentially embarrass Cuban for backing him this off-season, plan on the Mavs sending him packing by Feburary. But if Howard comes out with his All-Star swagger early on, look for everyone to pretty much forget what has gone on this summer.
Will Josh Howard end up in Europe after his contract is up?
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