Josh Howard likely done for year

SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah Jazz forward Josh Howard is expected to miss the rest of the season because of an injured left knee.

The Jazz said Tuesday that an MRI revealed a chip in cartilage in Howard's knee, an injury that will require surgery.

Howard, who signed with the Jazz as a free agent in December, averaged 8.7 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 41 games for the Jazz this season.

A 2007 All-Star, Howard has averaged 14.5 points and 5.8 rebounds a game over a nine-year career that has also included stops in Dallas and Washington.