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Juwan Howard still hoping to land with Heat. Good luck.

Sep 26, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT

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When the Miami Heat gave a contract to Josh Harrellson, it was assumed by many that would be it for veteran Juwan Howard. The Heat are going to start Chris Bosh at center (or at least play him there a lot this season) and now they have Joel Anthony, Mickell Gladness and Harrellson on the roster to. Plus Dexter Pittman is under contract. We should never forget Dexter Pittman. Not all of them are going to make the cut.

But Howard is not ready to walk away and work on his rap career, he is still working out in Miami and hoping for another shot, another ring, reports Barry Jackson at the Miami Herald.

The reality in Miami is that Anthony is a lock and Pittman likely makes the roster because he has a guaranteed deal for this season. That means only one of Harrellson and Gladness will make the Heat’s final roster (my money is on Harrellson). There really is almost no way, baring a rash of injuries or the discovery of the Fountain of Youth, that Howard is going to make the team.

But it’s not easy to just walk away. So Howard is still there, trying.

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