Report: Josh Howard To Sign With Utah Jazz

Friday December 16th, 2011

Update (7:22 ET): The official website of the Utah Jazz confirms that Howard has signed. Terms of the deal were not released.

Original post: On Tuesday, veteran small forward Josh Howard reportedly met with the Utah Jazz. On Thursday, the two sides agreed to the terms of a deal, according to a tweet from ESPN's Chris Broussard.

[tweet align='center'] Howard is still recovering from an ACL that was torn in early 2010; in his 2010-11 season with the Washington Wizards, Howard was regularly hindered by soreness in the knee and played in just 18 games, starting only 10.  Howard played in just 4 games for the Wizards before suffering the ACL tear, arriving as part of a trade that sent Caron Butler, Brendan Haywood, and DeShawn Stevenson to the Dallas Mavericks, but prior to that he spent six productive seasons in Dallas.  In 2007-08, his best statistical year, Howard averaged 19.9 points per game with 7 rebounds and 2 assists.

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