Juwan Howard’s trade request

From the Associated Press: (Click here for video)
Soon after Garnett was dealt, Howard asked vice
president of basketball operations Kevin McHale and owner Glen Taylor
to trade him to a contender.

"Yes I would love to play for a
contender and put myself in the position to win a title before my
career is over with," the 34-year-old Howard said Friday in his first
public comments about the situation. "If I was 27 or 30 years old, this
situation wouldn’t be bad at all. That would mean I would still have
time to grow with this team, because this is going to be a growing

"He doesn’t really want to go to
just any team," McHale said. "I had a long talk with Juwan and I told
him, ‘I understand where you’re coming from.’ Your career is a finite
thing. And when it’s over, you can’t go back and re-do it. … But it’s
got to be a deal that fits what we’re trying to accomplish. If that
handful of teams can come up with what we need, we’ll try to get
something done."


Howard from a transcript at KSTP:
"If the trade request is not rewarded, I’m going to come here and play hard. Be the professional I’ve always been. I’m not going to be a cancer or a distraction to the team…I’m here today as a Minnesota Timberwolf and if I continue to play throughout this season as a Minnesota Timberwolf I will respect that decision. If I was 27 or 30 years old this situation would not be bad at all whatsoever. This is going to be a growing process. This is a young talented group of players that has a chance to be special. " 
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