Cuban Confirms Concern over Howard’s ‘Partying’

There’s been plenty of speculation that one of the reasons Mark Cuban traded Josh Howard to the Wizards last week was his concern about Howard’s partying. More specifically, Howard missing a recent game because he was hung over. Cuban addressed that on the Dan Patrick Show today:

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Cuban also talked about former Maverick Josh Howard missing a game because he was hung over. Cuban said that he thought Howard could have done more to play that day.

Cuban said if he doesn’t trust a player, he can really check up on them. “You can’t be partying the night before a game. Period, end of story,” Cuban said. He did say he doesn’t care about off nights.

Ironic that Howard was traded to the team that he supposedly missed a game against because of his adverse reax to nighttime activities.