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All of which helps explain why Howard is currently playing for the Austin Toros in the NBA's Development League, making $25,000 for the season. "Beggars can't be choosy is what my grandma said," Howard told Yahoo Sports. "I'm just happy to be out there playing. I love the game. Ultimately, this is a game I played as a kid to get outside of the house away from grandma and mama – 'You ain't going to make me vacuum today. I'm going to play ball.' " Yahoo! Sports

The San Antonio Spurs own and operate the Toros, but Howard is free to sign with any NBA team. If no one signs him, he thinks he'll try to play in the summer league for someone. Whenever he does decide to retire, he hopes to open a chain of childcare centers. For now, though, Howard is determined to try to work his way back to the NBA through the D-League, no matter how unglamorous his current surroundings. "I don't feel sorry for myself," he said. Yahoo! Sports

Howard said he was "at his lowest" after injuring his knee for the second time. Rather than attempt yet another comeback from knee surgery, Howard could have opted to retire. He said he's invested well and saved money after listening to Mavericks owner Mark Cuban. "Cuban gave me a lot of good advice," Howard said. "I really wasn't a big spender." Yahoo! Sports

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The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have waived forward Josh Howard. Howard was originally drafted 29th overall in the first round of the 2003 NBA Draft by the Dallas Mavericks where he played for seven seasons (2003-10). He has also suited up for the Washington Wizards (2010-11), Utah Jazz (2011-12) and the Minnesota Timberwolves (2012-13). NBA.com

According to those familiar with the Spurs plans, Howard was not signed on Friday so he could be on the opening night roster. Instead, it is expected he will sign a D-League contract with the Austin Toros, which will give the Spurs a chance to monitor his progress and his physical condition. The 6-foot-7 Wake Forest product had surgery on his right knee in January after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament in a Dec. 14. game in New Orleans while playing for the Timberwolves. San Antonio Express-News

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Josh Howard: I had ACL surgery on my right knee about two weeks ago and everything turned out well. My recovery is going great. I'm taking it one day at a time, but actually enjoying it, because this time I know what I have to look forward to. The recovery time will probably be the typical 6-8 month range and I know what I have to do to get back to game shape. I'm very motivated. I can't even be upset right now. I've already been through this situation before with my left knee and that was worse, so I'm not going to let this stop me. The surgery was done by Dr. Souryal, the Dallas Mavericks team doctor. He said it was a clean tear of the ACL this time and nothing else was damaged. JoshHoward.com

I'm not the same guy I was way back when. I'm a man now. I've taken care of my responsibilities. I take care of the business at hand when it's presented to me on and off the court. It's sad that I can still honestly say that I have naysayers. I continue to prove them wrong, but they motivate me. I'd honestly like to thank them for that. I've been through a lot in my career and for me to be a 10-year pro in the NBA speaks a lot in itself with all the adversity that has come my way. This is just another hurdle that I'm going to jump over. God has bigger plans for me and I'm willing to accept them. As soon as I get myself right, I'll be looking forward. JoshHoward.com

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