Report: Wizards re-sign Howard

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, Last Updated: 11:36 PM ET

Washington - The Washington Wizards have reached agreement on a one-year deal with free agent forward Josh Howard.

According to TNT analyst David Aldridge, the deal could pay the veteran up to $4 million if he is able to reach incentive clauses.

The Wizards acquired Howard from Dallas in February as part of a seven-player deal that sent forward Caron Butler to the Mavericks.

He suffered a torn ACL in his left knee a week after he was traded and missed the remainder of the season after playing in only four games for the Wizards.

Cleveland, Boston and Chicago reportedly had expressed interest in Howard, who had his rights renounced by Washington earlier this month to make the Kirk Hinrich trade possible.

Howard averaged 12.7 points and 3.6 rebounds in 35 games last season for the Mavs and Wizards.

Over his seven-year career, with those two teams, he has posted per game averages of 15.3 points and six boards in 435 contests, 371 as a starter.


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