Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 11/16/12
MINNEAPOLIS Oh, maaaaaaan.Josh Howard laughs. It's the only possible reaction to the statement he didn't want to hear, the lead-in to a question about how difficult it must have been to wait all these months for a team.Josh, you've been in the league since 2003"Oh, maaaaan."Josh Howard has been around for a while. He's a veteran, one who seemed just a shade away from retired a week ago. He's 32, older by NBA standards, just plain old by the Timberwolves'. But he's here in Minnesota. He's ready. He's learning to fit in, and in that, his age might not be the downside it was throughout his too-long free agency.Timberwolves fans likely remember the team's newest veteran from nine years ago, when Minnesota passed on him in favor of Ndudi Ebi with the 26th pick in the 2003 draft. Howard ended up going 29th to Dallas, where he played the first eight and a half seasons of his career, averaging 15.3 points and 6.0 rebounds.He hasn't forgotten Ebi, either, despite all that success. In fact (...
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