SI.com: Why Utah?
Howard: It was really looking back at my years playing in the NBA and coming to Utah, and seeing that home-court advantage they had, as far as the fans coming out and supporting them nonstop. And I know guys here will play hard 24-7. To top it all off, Devin Harris is here, and he's in a contract year, so you know he's going to give it his all. [Editor's note: Harris has two years left on his contract.] I also know Al Jefferson pretty well and I'm excited to play with him.
So if you didn't want Howard here, it looks like you only have yourselves to blame :). He talks more about his relationship with Devin Harris, his workouts, and why he picked Utah over San Antonio and New York.