What’s the best way to make your trade value plummet faster than Tim Donaghy’s myspace friend count? Apparently, it’s to go 3fast 3furious all over Winston-Salem. Oh, Josh.
Howard’s done a bang-up job of getting his name out of the rumors; I don’t think his trade value has ever been lower. I don’t see how Dallas could even get 50 cents on the dollar for him with a combination of a sub-par second half of the season (to be fair, it was more fluke than trend. He’ll bounce back.), his admission of hittin’ the hash, and this new arrest for driving 94 miles an hour down the street while racing against Vin Diesel and Paul Walker.
But that’s probably a good thing. I don’t think he has what it takes to be a great player, but there’s no reason he can’t be a damn good one with Kidd and Dirk. But he’s entering a pretty critical point in his career where he needs to define whether or not these shenanigans are going to be a consistent problem, and if they are, he’s going to find himself moving quite a bit. What sucks is that Josh seems like a good guy, and consistently spends time with kids in Dallas and NC…but now he’ll be painted as the pot-smoking, drag-racing sonuvabitch.