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Report: Josh Howard close to making free agent decision

Jazz forward Howard tries to get position on Spurs forward Leonard during their NBA basketball game in San Antonio, Texas

Utah Jazz forward Josh Howard (R) tries to get position on San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard during the first half of their NBA Western Conference quarter-final playoff basketball game in San Antonio, Texas April 29, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Stone (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL)

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Josh Howard isn’t quite the same guy who was such a force in Dallas a few years back. Injuries have slowed him, including knee surgery last season, although he says he is all the way back.

Either way, coming off the bench (and at a reasonable price) he still has value for a team. And he is close to deciding where he will play next season, tweets Mark Spears of Yahoo Sports.

Jazz free agent forward Josh Howard expected to make a decision soon, source tell Y! Sports. Utah, IND, GS, BK and NY in mix.

It’s going to come down to what Howard really wants. Some teams, like Indiana, can offer a little more money if they want. Or does he want to go to a big market and a good team like New York or Brooklyn. Obviously, playing time will factor in as well.

He’ll be pretty deep in the rotation wherever he goes, but he is the kind of veteran that can help a team out.