Salt Lake City: Utah Jazz officials say they have reached a deal with free-agent Josh Howard pending the outcome of a successful physical.
The Jazz made adding an athletic shooter their top priority in free agency after re-signing backup point guard Earl Watson last week.
Jazz general manager Kevin O'Connor announced the Howard deal on Thursday. Contract terms were not released.
The 6-7 Howard is entering his ninth season.
Howard was a key player for Dallas from 2003-10 and helped the Mavericks in their run to the NBA Finals in 2006. He averaged a career-high 19.9 points in 2007-08.
Howard was traded to Washington in February 2010 but tore an anterior cruciate ligament the following month.
He only appeared in 18 games for Washington last season and averaged 8.4 points.