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Miami Heat sign Juwan Howard for rest of season

Mar 23, 2013, 12:03 AM EDT

The Detroit Pistons against the Miami Heat 03/22/2013

The Miami Heat re-signed Juwan Howard for the rest of the season after inking him to the maximum of two 10-day contracts.

In those 20 days, Howard played a grand total of zero minutes, which says all you need to know about how the Heat view him. They clearly value his veteran presence, and he’ll surely appreciate a chance to win another ring. There’s definitely a mutual respect here.

By waiting so long to sign him, the Heat saved Howard from some wear and tear on his 74-year-old body. They probably won’t need to play him much, if it all, this season – they’ve won 25 straight without using him – but if they do, he should be fresh.

  1. afrikasportballagency2 - Mar 23, 2013 at 12:07 AM

    A reblogué ceci sur A .S .B . A.

  2. rickyspanish - Mar 23, 2013 at 1:39 AM

    An age joke about Juwan Howard, how clever. Got any cabbage patch dance jokes to follow up with?

  3. Matt Thomas - Mar 23, 2013 at 1:43 AM

    Howard will be crucial during the last 2 minutes of any playoff game where the Heat lead by 20.
    -Matt
    TripleDoublePodcast.com

  4. eventhorizon04 - Mar 23, 2013 at 3:35 AM

    Might as well.
    The Heat’s top-10 (meaning the players who will get significant playing time in the playoffs) is already set with the playoffs only a month away.

    Starters….
    Guards: Chalmers and Wade
    Forwards: LeBron and Haslem
    Center: Bosh
    That’s the first-unit (unless Spoelstra goes small by replacing Haslem with Battier).
    Backups are Guards Cole and Allen, Forwards Battier and Lewis, and Center Birdman.

    Additional depth at SG-SF-PF-C is Miller-Jones-Varnado-Anthony.

    So Juwon Howard as the 15th man is basically a 4th-string PF/assistant coach.

  5. bballhistorian - Mar 23, 2013 at 3:43 AM

    Juwan Howard, the player/assistant coach for the Miami Heat.

  6. 24thesho - Mar 23, 2013 at 6:59 AM

    I bet you if the writer of this insulting article played Howard one on one, the writer who may be a little younger, would be winded in less than 3 minutes. I’m not sure of the age of Dan Feldman but only someone younger would write such things; I mean, Howard is still playing in the NBA.

    • albertmn - Mar 23, 2013 at 11:54 AM

      Well, he isn’t really “playing”, he is so far just earning a paycheck and hoping to get a ring. And, if only people that can beat an NBA player 1 on 1 are allowed to comment on the NBA, there won’t be any commentary on the NBA. Have you never commented on anything that you didn’t do professionally (sports, politics, religion, etc.)? If so, quit being a hypocrite.

      • 24thesho - Mar 29, 2013 at 7:22 AM

        You know wtf I meant…., dumb-@ss!

  7. asuthyo - Mar 23, 2013 at 7:05 AM

    Apparently Juwan Howard’s family reads PBT based on the comments above. I guess you’ve learned a lesson Dan, even if Howard has been playing basketball since the Jurassic, you don’t joke his age. The Howard family doesn’t play that stuff.

  8. rodge1 - Mar 23, 2013 at 7:49 AM

    Howard is a great locker room guy and will also serve as an enforcer should another team decide to cross the line.

  9. kingbeason52 - Mar 23, 2013 at 7:58 AM

    Can’t believe this guy is going to end up with two rings…

  10. 1972wasalongtimeago - Mar 23, 2013 at 8:46 AM

    Somewhere, Zydrunis Ilgauskas just said, “I hate Juwan Howard”

  11. miamatt - Mar 23, 2013 at 9:31 AM

    Thank god.

    Now us Heat fans have a barometer for how to know when the game is over.

    • rhetoric1 - Mar 23, 2013 at 10:24 AM

      we already do — when opposing teams get James Jones’d !

  12. 1historian - Mar 23, 2013 at 9:32 AM

    Oh Danny boy –

    Your age joke was pathetic

    He’s sitting on an NBA bench because he BELONGS there

    He’s making NBA money for sitting on that bench

    and

    you’re not

  13. michaeljordanseviltwin - Mar 23, 2013 at 10:50 AM

    I hope Juwan gets to play another 3 minutes in the Finals this year.

  14. tampajoey - Mar 23, 2013 at 3:20 PM

    F the Miami Heat. Go Blue.

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