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Miami to add Juwan Howard?

Posted on: July 10, 2010 3:59 pm
Posted by Royce Young

The Heat are starting to round out their roster of death. Marc Spears of Yahoo! reports Miami is close to signing veteran big man Juwan Howard to a $1.4 million deal. The contract is the veteran minimum.

Howard, 37, most recently played with the Portland Trail Blazers, averaging 6.0 points per game and 4.6 rebounds per game in 73 games.

So if this deal goes through, along with the reported Mike Miller signing plus the rumored Udonis Haslem signing, Miami would be sitting at eight roster players, including Joel Anthony. That would put them needing five most warm bodies to fill out the roster, and that's not including the Heat's three second-round picks.

But Howard is an excellent veteran big man to play behind Chris Bosh. He always gives productive minutes and was a big help to the injury plagued Blazers last year. For Howard, a veteran surely looking to make a last stand, and the Heat, a team looking for players looking to make a last stand, this deal makes a lot of sense.

But as Trey Kerby of Ball Don't Lie points out , he still needs to chill out .

Since: Mar 31, 2009
Posted on: July 12, 2010 1:35 pm

Miami to add Juwan Howard?

You just used the same logic to denigrate the Bulls and lakers that can be used against the Heat.
What do the heat have after their 3 Kings? Mike Miller who has never been accused of carrying a team on his back.
You say the Lakers can't win if their big 3 struggle.
What if the Heat's big 3 struggle?

The Heat for now are going to be weak inside.
You are counting on a rookie to step in and be a force defensively in Vernado.

Most teams starters will be just as weak as the Heats bench?
What are you smoking?
And who cares even if it was true.
There is less than 0 chance that is true for any teams the heat would face in the 2nd round and beyond in the playoffs.
Boston, Atlanta, Chicago to name 3 teams to start wiht.
How can you say with a straight face the Heats bench will be just as strong as those teams starters?

The Heat do have a good chance to make the finals but, they will have better chance to win it all the 2nd year after they get the MLE they can use to sign another good player the following year.
And pray the new CBA doesn't include a real hard cap where they won't be able to keep all 3 stars.

it will be exciting to see what else Rile can/does and see it in action but they aren't aguarantee to win it all especially not the 1st year.

Since: Apr 13, 2009
Posted on: July 12, 2010 11:11 am

Miami to add Juwan Howard?

this year, the rest of the NBA teams will get after the heat, just to prove that pat riley is an self important idiot.

the heat will sell-out all home and away games this year, but the real task is coming up nothing short of  defeating
the lakers, this year as 2010 champions or miami being label as the best vacation resort for three NBA cry babies

Since: Jul 12, 2010
Posted on: July 12, 2010 10:59 am

Miami to add Juwan Howard?

Very true.  I never hated bron bron until he decided to go on national television and pie in the face the city of cleveland.  Hard not to hate him at this point and terrible hard to root for him and the Heat.  The world needs villans and lbj will be one of the biggest the sports world has ever seen.  Let's hope Maverick can find a way to cash in on it.

Since: Apr 13, 2009
Posted on: July 12, 2010 10:40 am

Miami to add Juwan Howard?

nobody is really concerned about juwan howard, he's about as solid as 10mts, per game without being locker room cancer to a NBA team as $1.4 mill can buy, this is an wonderful pick up for the heat. chris bosh should (now) be his understudy on off court details. b/c i've known this young brother (howard) since his days as a bullet/overpaid wizard and he's taking some of the most mendacious hits on his name as ever that could be imagined and he's a better person, but we all have had our issues, didn't we? so if pat riley want to add as many last chance collectors (aka brench/role players) thats fine, the pressure is on the heat to accomplish what say boston did in one year, though NBA fans will veiw the heat's big three as "super suspect" b/c you can't tell me wade-bron/bron-bosh didn't cook this ideal up two years ago (nobody signed a long term deal with thier previous teams......hmmmm?). and i am not mad at them either, owners plot and three of the leagues most marketable players decided to do the samething with the intent purpose of winning rings.

sas for my man owner gilbert, he should be heated, bron-bron netted him $215 mill annually, so he has every right to be border-line
sue-it-sy-tal and very mordant about james's departure. but to call #23 out after the fact, hell just imagine if kobe left LA and heaed south, damn !!!!!!

Since: Dec 14, 2007
Posted on: July 12, 2010 10:35 am

Miami to add Juwan Howard?

LeBrone when EXACTLY! Where I wanted him to go, and is now part of what will be one of the Greatest teams in NBA History

Im not to sure about the Greatest teams in NBA History, bit of exaggeration??

Since: Mar 4, 2008
Posted on: July 12, 2010 2:47 am

Miami to add Juwan Howard?

I smell a bunch if haters that are mad LeGod didn't go to their team or w=stayed in cleveland. All of this ridiculous posts are irrelevant,Pat Riley WILL sign some great role players and the heat will be in the finals this year.

Since: Nov 6, 2009
Posted on: July 11, 2010 10:24 pm

Miami to add Juwan Howard?

that is about the most JOKEY hater filled post I've ever seen anyone make in YEAAAAAAAR! 

Do you really talk like this?
LeBrone when EXACTLY! Where I wanted him to go, Clarification?  Are you saying he went where you wanted him to?  And is LeBrone a pet name?

Since: Dec 2, 2007
Posted on: July 11, 2010 7:43 pm

Miami to add Juwan Howard?

destiny....that is about the most JOKEY hater filled post I've ever seen anyone make in YEAAAAAAAR! 


Your hate cannot stop the inevitable.  The Heat will win SEVERAL Championships and the Cavs are going to the cellar. 

LeBrone when EXACTLY! Where I wanted him to go, and is now part of what will be one of the Greatest teams in NBA History.

Since: Feb 3, 2007
Posted on: July 11, 2010 6:03 pm

Miami to add Juwan Howard?

14 years later, and for 100 million dollars less, Miami finally lands their man!!!

Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: July 11, 2010 3:12 pm

Do You Really Buy This Crap???

The "Sad Triad" made a huge point that their intentions were ALL ABOUT WINNING, and what a HUGE SALARY  CUT THEY TOOK!  Bull Crap!!!  First off, the "Sad Triad" is making just a measley $100 million over the life of their six year contracts.  (My heart bleeds for them!)  Now back to reality.

If the "Sad Triad" really were willing to sacrifice, because this is "ALL ABOUT WINNING", then why didn't they each take $60 million over the six years and back load the contracts so that the Heat could afford to sign some REAL NBA PLAYERS???   I realize that this thought would mean them having to "rough it" on just a measley $10 million per year, but isn't this "ALL ABOUT WINNING?"  Huh?

The greedy "Sad Triad" did nothing of the sort, because this is NOT all about winning.  This is about greed.  It is about making the most they could make and still field a team of washed up veterans and journeyman no bodies who are so desperate to win a title that they will take the veterans minimum to act as props in the "Sad Triad" show. 

More lies.  "Loser LeBron" quotes from the "It's All About Me" show on ESPN:

1.  "I am all about home."  Yeah, loser, you really showed how much you are "all about home" when you ditched your fans, your teammates, your family, your posse, your friends, and all of the hundreds of thousands who idolized you in your hometown.  Sticking a wooden cross in their hearts by doing it on world wide TV really shows how much you really "are all about home", dud!

2.  "I am a very loyal person".   Well "Loser LeBron", if you are so loyal, then why are you not sticking by the very same people mentioned above who have been loyal to you since the days you were in high school?  "Loser LeBron", you are all about money, self interest, egomania, and your own insecurities that you weren't good enough to deliver a championship without playing with a stacked deck!

What I am wondering is where the Hell is the David Stern through out this mess.  Why hasn't he stepped in and presided over this mess in the name of the best interests of the game?  Bowie Kuhn did this in 1982 and Charlie Finley hit him with a restraint of trade suit.  MLB won, as the courts said the commissioner has the power to legislate what is in the best interests of the game.  Allowing the collusion of the "Sad Triad" to stand is definitely NOT in the best interests of the NBA, it's fans and the NBA history books.  There should be a rule that no more than two max free agents can be signed in any one season.

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