I’m excited to say that I’ll be participating in the NBA Summer League beginning on Friday in Las Vegas, as a member of the New Orleans Pelicans. I’m very excited about this opportunity. The hard work is paying off.
It’s been a little while since I’ve posted a blog entry, but it was important to me to write this one now.
Currently, I’m in Las Vegas, where I’m training with Joe Abunassar of Impact Basketball. Joe is one of the best trainers in the pro game. He has tons of experience, and he knows what it takes to get a guy into NBA shape. That’s my goal right now.
After missing Friday night’s tilt in Sioux Falls due to injury, Josh Howard fought his way back on the court Sunday evening.
The Show came off the bench and turned in seven points in just over 11 minutes, but the Austin Toros couldn’t slow the Santa Cruz offense in a 123-103 defeat.
The Austin Toros made a valiant last-ditch comeback effort Wednesday night against Sioux Falls, but the red-hot Josh Howard wasn’t there to help fuel the fire.
The Show tallied nine points, four rebounds and two assists, but they all came in 23 minutes through the first two quarters and change.
When Ronald Murray’s game-winning shot went down, Josh Howard was the first to leap onto his back, and the two stars of the night celebrated their close-call victory, as the crowd in Frisco fell silent.
Thanks to a scorching start from Howard, and a little late-game magic from Murray, the Austin Toros are now winners of two straight.
Coming off a four-game losing streak, Josh Howard made sure the Austin Toros didn’t make it five against in-state rival Texas.
No. 15 tallied 19 points and 11 rebounds, and his double-double was a major driving force behind a comfortable 103-89 win.
The Austin Toros played three sold quarters in Rio Grande Valley, but a poor second quarter spelled their fate in a defeat.
After being outscored 38-22 in the second frame, Austin fell 119-105 on the road.
After a tough road loss Tuesday night, Josh Howard and the Austin Toros returned home and started fast Friday.
However, 13 points and eight rebounds from The Show, as well as a 13-point first-quarter lead, weren’t enough, as the Toros faded late in a 109-92 defeat.
Josh Howard was a force in the scoring column and on the boards Tuesday night, but the Austin Toros still came up short in Canton.
The Show played over 38 minutes and was the only Toro with a positive plus/minus for the night, tallying 11 points and 10 rebounds—but Austin’s late rally wasn’t enough in a 98-90 loss.
A new year has begun and as the NBA season hits its turning point this month, Josh Howard is mindful of the fact that opportunity could soon be knocking.
Josh has been biding his time through the first two-plus months of the season in the NBA’s Developmental League where is assigned to the San Antonio Spurs D-League affiliate, the Austin Toros. In nine games with the Toros this season, he has averaged 12.8 points and 4.3 rebounds in 25.7 minutes per game.
But The Show still harbors the dream of playing basketball in NBA arenas once again.
“I’m still living my dream of playing basketball for a living,” he told Fran Blinebury of NBA.com.