One of the more recognizable veteran names on our current list of unrestricted free agents, Josh Howard is still looking for a chance to join an NBA roster, writes Jeff Caplan of NBA.com. According to Caplan, Howard has been working out in Dallas, staying in shape while he waits for his next opportunity.
"I’m just waiting for the opportunity to get on a team," Howard said. "My agent has been staying in contact with teams and continues to communicate with those teams. It’s a waiting game."
With teams focusing on cutting rather than signing players over the last couple weeks, there haven't been many opportunities out there for Howard. However, with the regular season underway and some teams already being hit by injuries, veterans like the former Mav may begin to look more appealing in the coming weeks. For his part, the 32-year-old says he's motivated by the fact that he remains unsigned.
"I look at it as motivating," Howard said. "It’s never a disappointment. I look at my career and if it were to end today I can say honestly that I was one of the best players in the league for a while. I made it to the Finals, but you know my goal is to win the Finals and I want another opportunity. That’s my drive in me still and my competitiveness. I’m not ready to stop playing. I’m staying aggressive and hoping a team picks me up."
Earlier in the offseason, Howard received interest from the Knicks, Spurs, Sixers, and Timberwolves, among other teams, but those clubs moved on to other options, meaning new suitors could arise once we get a few weeks into the season.