Josh Howard

The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have waived forward Josh Howard.

They signed him just yesterday. Why this quick series of events? According to Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News earlier today before this move was announced, “NBA rules allow each team to allocate three players cut from the preseason roster to the Development League club of its choice. If the Spurs were to waive Howard before Nov. 1, they could place him in Austin — provided he agrees to sign a D-League contract — and monitor his progress there.”

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).

In 507 career NBA games, the Wake Forest University product has averaged 14.3 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 30.3 minutes.