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Friday, September 28th, 2012 at 11:10 am  |  14 responses

Juwan Howard Wants to Play One More Year for the Miami Heat


Juwan Howard and his agent are working hard to secure one final deal for the veteran forward in Miami. The Heat have yet to extend an offer to the 39-year old, who isn’t ready yet to retire. Per Fox Sports: “Forward Juwan Howard won’t be with the Miami Heat to start training camp. But his agent is hopeful he eventually will join the team. ‘I’m always optimistic,’ David Falk said. 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.’ Falk stressed Howard, 39, does not want to retire. He said his client is focusing on a return to Miami, where Falk said has developed great relationships with Heat players, coaches and management. ‘He absolutely is not considering retiring, and he would like to play another year,’ Falk said. ‘He absolutely had a wonderful experience last year with the Heat … He’s had other inquires (from teams), but he wants to stay where he is.’ Howard, who played mostly an off-the-court leadership role, averaged 1.5 points in 28 games last season while making the minimum of $1.352 million and winning his first title. The Heat only can pay Howard that same salary this season.”

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  • Mike

    Juwan is one of highest paid underperformers in NBA history. He needs to retire,

  • zogs19994

    PULL THE PLUG!

  • The Mauve Avenger

    Scoring champ this year. I’m calling it now.

  • spit hot fiyah

    i’m all for this, for the sake of comedy

  • L Dribble

    But do they want him? I assume the ‘other inquiries [sic]‘ are from the Knicks, where old players go to die.

  • R32

    Him and Magloire need to retire ASAP

  • danpowers

    id like to get another championship ring and getting paid for doing work outs and sitting courtside watching nba games, too. nothing wrong with that

  • timbo slice

    juwon is the P. Diddy of basketball, no one else has stayed around this long without doing anything of relevance

  • danpowers

    could happen, now that scalabrine retired

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Verified Account

    keep collecting those checks!

  • apeman

    he didn’t even play last year…

  • danpowers

    so everybody who received too much money in the nba should retire?

  • Yi-Cheng Chen

    ‘…. He’s had other inquires (from teams), but he wants to stay where he is.’ Seriously, WHO? Can someone point me to those directions?

  • shockexchange

    (Drake voice) “Juwan staaaayyyy steeeeaaaalllliiiinnnn’”

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