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Dec 14, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Hornets shooting guard Austin Rivers (25) drives past Minnesota Timberwolves small forward Josh Howard (5) during the second quarter of a game at the New Orleans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

San Antonio Spurs sign forward Josh Howard

It looks like Josh Howard has another new home, this time in San Antonio as the well traveled veteran swingman has signed a non-guaranteed contract with the Spurs.

The Spurs’ quixotic search for a backup small forward took a left turn Friday, as the team moved to sign 10-year veteran Josh Howard to a non-guaranteed contract, NBA sources say.

The deal is expected to be finalized sometime this afternoon.

San Antonio had hoped that small forward Corey Maggette would work out, but the aging veteran simply didn’t look up to par resulting in the team waiving him a few days back.

Needing some insurance, the team pounced on Howard who most recently played for the Minnesota Timberwovles in 2012-13, though participated in only eleven games.

Howard was at a time a near twenty-point per game scorer, though, those days have long passed and it’s no guarantee that Howard will even make the Spurs roster. If he does, his playing time is expected to be relatively limited.

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