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Free agents Josh Howard, Glen Davis linked to Mavericks

Josh Howard is looking for a comeback and Big Baby is looking for a team.

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Josh Howard, the former All Star and Mavericks stand-out, hasn't played in the NBA since 2012. Since then he's been trying to make his way back onto an NBA roster. In the summer of 2014, Howard participated in the Las Vegas Summer League as a member of the New Orleans Pelicans. A roster spot was not forthcoming as Howard's minutes in Las Vegas were limited.

Now, though, Howard is at it again. According to Dwain Price of the Fort Worth Star Telegram, Howard had two "spirited" workouts at the American Airlines Center this week. At age 35, the odds are against Howard returning to the NBA, especially with two ACL tears in his past. However, we'll be pulling for him.

While Howard is looking to make a comeback, Glen Davis is trying to remain in the NBA. Big Baby played for the Los Angeles Clippers last season but became a free agent this summer. He is apparently still mulling his options. The Clippers remain his strongest suitor but he has also reportedly drawn interest from the Mavericks.

Dallas' preseason roster has already ballooned to over 20 players, so what difference does one more make? Only 15 players will make the final roster. The Mavs could offer Davis a partially guaranteed contract, like they have done with a number of players, but it seems unlikely that will happen. Besides, after losing out on DeAndre Jordan, getting Big Baby from the Clippers is a lackluster consolation prize.