HoopsHype Juwan Howard rumors


March 4, 2013 Updates

Juwan Howard was back on the bench on Sunday after being cut by the Heat in the preseason. The Heat signed Howard to a 10-day contract on Saturday, but he likely will be with the team for the rest of the season. “He brings a championship pedigree,” Spoelstra said. “He fits into the fabric of our culture. To be honest, it felt a little strange not having him with us.” Miami Herald

March 3, 2013 Updates

“Absolutely fits into the fabric of our culture,” Erik Spoelstra said. “To be honest, it felt a little bit strange not having him with us. It makes sense, it feels right. And we were also able to do our due diligence through the first half of the season, and keep our flexibility.” Spoelstra noted the additions of Varnado and Chris Andersen since the start of the season. “The bigs that we have fit our personality, shotblockers, high energy, high motor guys,” Spoelstra said. “Juwan gives us the veteran experience, can play two positions, actually three positions, we actually started working him at the ’3′ last season. But it’s more than that with Juwan.” Palm Beach Post

March 2, 2013 Updates

The veteran power forward, who has been around the team almost the entire season in what was termed an undefined management role, brings the Heat back to the NBA maximum of 15 players. At 40, Howard becomes the oldest player to play for the Heat in the franchise's 25 seasons. "Juwan is a key part of the championship culture here in Miami," Heat President Pat Riley said in a statement. "He is essential to this team and can still play this game at a high level in some of our biggest games yet to come. He has a unique veteran savvy and will provide leadership and experience to our team." Chicago Tribune

The Miami Heat are strongly considering signing 40-year-old forward Juwan Howard, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. After playing the past two years with the Heat, Howard has remained unsigned this season. He has stayed in shape and has been working out throughout the season. Yahoo! Sports

February 7, 2013 Updates
February 3, 2013 Updates

How great is it that Michigan and Indiana are both really good again at the same time for the first time in two decades? Thoughts on this rekindled, classic Big Ten rivalry, Bob? "I'm not sure what the Fab Five was," Knight said Thursday during an ESPN broadcast of an Alabama-Arkansas game. "They never won anything. "They never won a championship, they didn't get anywhere, they got beat." CBSSports.com

Shortly after ESPN showed a promotion for Saturday's matchup between No. 1 Michigan and No. 3 Indiana in Bloomington's Assembly Hall, play-by-play man Rece Davis began to offer a historical perspective on how long it'd been since Michigan had reached the No. 1 spot in a national poll. And, naturally, the Fab Five's 1992-93 team -- which began the year as the preseason No. 1 -- came up. Knight, as is often the case these days, was not impressed. "Fab indicates, to me, that you've won something," Knight said. "I've never been able to understand what 'Fab' was," he added. "It wasn't championships, I always knew that." CBSSports.com

December 4, 2012 Updates

Chicago-born NBA champ Juwan Howard recently put his sky-high pad in Trump Tower up for sale to the tune of $2.9 million. Listed roughly two weeks ago, according to Estately, the mini palace in the sky boasts three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a half bath and three fireplaces. If sitting on a primo piece of downtown real estate weren't enough of a status symbol, there are few views that can match the one from Howard's condo, which overlooks part of the Loop, River North and Lake Michigan. Huffington Post

October 8, 2012 Updates
October 7, 2012 Updates

Among those getting in a workout before Sunday's game was veteran forward Juwan Howard, who is not on the Heat's preseason roster. "Having fun," Howard, 39, said when asked why he was around. "You know me, having fun." The Heat said Howard is "helping out in an undefined role." He is traveling with the team for their weeklong preseason trip to China. South Florida Sun-Sentinel

October 1, 2012 Updates
September 27, 2012 Updates

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra had told reporters earlier Thursday that Howard, an 18-year veteran who played the past two seasons with Miami, would not be in camp for Saturday’s start but did not rule out he eventually could join the team. Falk said he’s continuing to try to get Howard signed. “Juwan has a very strong affinity (for the Heat),’’ Falk said. “We’re trying to work it out …. He’s interested in playing another season for the Heat.’’ FOXSports Florida

September 26, 2012 Updates

Juwan Howard is still working out with the Heat, hoping for a one-year contract. Pittman is the only one of the four with a guaranteed contract, but Riley made clear he expects more from him than his uneven, foul-plagued performance in summer league. The Heat likes his rebounding and offensive growth but has grown exasperated, at times, by his penchant for fouling: one every 4.1 minutes last season). Miami Herald

September 24, 2012 Updates
September 19, 2012 Updates

The Heat, this week, continues to audition former Oregon guard Chamberlain Oguchi, a 6-6 swingman from the Nigerian national team who scored 35 points in a loss to Spain at last month’s Olympics. Miami has 18 players under contract and former Memphis forward Robert Dozier drafted 60th by the Heat in 2009, likely will be the 19th. Teams can take 20 to camp but keep 15 once the regular season starts. Juwan Howard also continues to work out with the Heat, though it's difficult to envision a playing role for him. Miami Herald

September 18, 2012 Updates
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September 1, 2012 Updates

Juwan Howard, who at 39 years old was one of the NBA's oldest players last season, has decided to record a rap album. Just a helpful reminder for context: Howard was in the NBA for two full seasons before Tupac Shakur died. Nevertheless, NBCMiami.com reports that Howard is teaming with rap star Rick Ross to release a single called "It's Time to Ball." The song will headline a forthcoming album entitled, "Full Court Press Volume 1." CBSSports.com

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