Former Wake Forest forward Josh Howard is doing some workouts with the Charlotte Bobcats this week, president of basketball operations Rod Higgins confirmed.
The Bobcats’ interest in Howard is still exploratory, as they consider ways to fill out their roster. The Bobcats would like to have another power forward, and have previously considered Antawn Jamison, Kris Humphries, and Carl Landry, who all signed elsewhere. Howard, 6-7, has played both power and small forward.
Howard, a Winston-Salem native, played his first 61/2 NBA seasons with the Dallas Mavericks, before being traded to the Washington Wizards during the 2009-10 season.
That same trade sent now-Bobcats center Brendan Haywood to the Mavericks.
Last season, Howard played on a one-year contract with the Utah Jazz.
Howard, 32, has a career 14.5-points-per-game average and made one All-Star Game appearance in 2007.
But last season with the Jazz his average was down to 8.7 points on 40 percent shooting from the field.