Thursday , Oct , 19 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Report: Mavericks ink Howard to four-year extension

Dallas, TX (Sports Network) – The Dallas Mavericks have reportedly signed
guard/forward Josh Howard to a four-year contract extension worth around $40
million.

The Dallas Morning News reported Howard would make between $8 million and $9
million in the first year of his deal.

Howard, who has one year left on his current contract, will reportedly be with
the team through the 2010-11 season along with teammate Dirk Nowitzki, who
inked a three-year extension during the offseason. Jason Terry, who signed for
five years in July, will also be with the team through 2011.

Howard was Dallas’ first-round draft pick in 2003 and averaged 15.6 points and
6.3 rebounds in 59 games last season.

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