Ray Allen told reporters this week that he has no plans to officially retire, and it looks like his never-say-never policy has rubbed off on another veteran.
According to Mark Spears of Yahoo Sports, former NBA All-Star Josh Howard is attempting yet another comeback despite not having appeared in the league since 2012.
Howard made the Western Conference All-Star roster in 2007 and spent time with the Dallas Mavericks, Washington Wizards, Utah Jazz and Minnesota Timberwolves between 2003-2012.
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The veteran forward/guard can at least point to a fairly decent résumé when seeking that valuable training camp invitation.
Alongside an All-Star appearance, Howard helped the Mavericks reached the NBA Finals in 2006 and averaged 14.3 points and 5.7 rebounds in over 500 games during his original spell in the league.
His ability to shoot, and defend, the deep shot could yet help him make what would be a shock comeback as others of his generation look to enjoy retirement.
Having recently celebrated his 35th birthday and with a recent injury record that includes a torn ACL though, Howard's chances of finding himself a role in the NBA after so long away may appear slim.
Indeed, stories of the North Carolina native looking to return to the league have become a regular occurrence in recent offseasons.
He spent a grand total of one day with the San Antonio Spurs during the 2013 offseason whilst, in 2014, the New Orleans Pelicans gave him a shot with their Summer League team only for Howard to fail to make the grade.
Now, another year older and on what appears to be his third and final life, the question remains; will any team be willing to use a valuable roster spot on a player who has been out the loop for so long?