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Where in the world will Josh Howard play next?

Sep 17, 2012, 9:42 AM EDT

Jazz forward Howard tries to get position on Spurs forward Leonard during their NBA basketball game in San Antonio, Texas Reuters

Matt Barnes got inked but we still have a long list of veteran players out there waiting to sign a deal — Kenyon Martin, Mickael Pietrus, Louis Amundson, Leandro Barbosa, Anthony Tolliver, Darko Milicic.

Josh Howard can be added to that list, also. Once a 19.9 points per game scorer for the Mavericks, last season for the Jazz he averaged 8.7 points a game and he hasn’t shot over 40 percent in two years. Still, he’s the kind of guy who ends up with a roster spot.

Where? Good question.

On Monday he will be in San Antonio to visit with the Spurs, reports Marc Spears of Yahoo Sports.

However, a tweet from Jazz beat writer Brian Smith says he still could re-sign in Utah.

Before that he worked out in Charlotte.

Honestly, who knows. He should be looking for fit, not money now.

Like all the veterans on the list up there, he thinks he deserves more than the veteran minimum but is finding the market cold and harsh. Teams are scared of the new luxury tax (which doesn’t kick in for a year) and while they have to spend on their stars they are saving money on role players, shrinking the NBA’s middle class.

For Howard, that means trying to find a good fit where he can get back to his old self and minutes. Everything else flows out of that.

  1. spellingcopfather - Sep 17, 2012 at 10:00 AM

    Here we go again spurs looking at another player under 6″9 whats new!!!

  2. rooney24 - Sep 17, 2012 at 4:40 PM

    Pretty soon, these veterans are going to have to realize that there are likely more veterans looking for jobs than there are open jobs. If you wait too long, you won’t have to worry about playing at all, much less having to play for the minimum.

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