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Howard, Miles Open To Re-Signing With Jazz

Utah's 2012/13 roster doesn't have many question marks at this point, with most of its current players either under contract or eligible for restricted free agency following the season. Only two players aren't under team control for next year, and both Josh Howard and C.J. Miles say they're interested in staying in Utah, according to Brian T. Smith of the Salt Lake Tribune (Twitter links).

Howard, 31, signed with the Jazz as an unrestricted free agent prior to the season on a one-year deal worth $2.15MM. He has seen his usual minutes reduced in Utah, having come off the bench for most of the season — his 8.0 PPG and 21.7 MPG would be career lows.

Miles, meanwhile, had his $3.7MM team option exercised by the Jazz before the lockout began. This summer will represent his first opportunity to hit unrestricted free agency and fully control his future, so he intends to explore all his options before making a decision, according to Smith (Twitter links). Miles has contributed 10.5 PPG and 12.6 PER in 245 games (23.2 MPG) over the course of his four-year contract with the Jazz.

If Utah is interested in keeping both Howard and Miles past this season, the team could probably do so without dipping into its mid-level exception. The Jazz would have Bird rights on Miles and non-Bird rights on Howard, which is likely all they'd need if both players continue to produce like they have so far.

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