Howard will shoot a decent percentage from the floor and the line, but there's virtually no upside here. This could prove to be a blessing for Howard as defenses will key on McGrady, leaving his job a much easier task. NBA Per 36 Stats. Some were surprised to hear Howard was still in the league, but as an injury replacement in Portland last season, he showed he still has some game.
Howard is expected to be signed to a second 10-day contract after his original 10-day contract expires Monday, FOX Sports reports. If Dez Bryant holds out, as he has threatened, he'll be going down a road traveled by Joe DiMaggio, Emmitt Smith, Mark Messier and other athletes who used the tactic in search of better deals.
Howard signed a 10-day contract with Miami on Saturday. But the standard is far from the norm. Go to Juwan Howard. With KG gone, Howard now faces the prospect of little playing time as the rebuilding T-Wolves look to give younger players a shot.
Average Fantasy Points. The Miami Heat promoted Andy Elisburg to general manager and hired Juwan Howard as an assistant coach, those moves among a slew of front-office maneuvering announced Saturday. Howard, a 38-year-old veteran big man, will return to the Heat this season after appearing in 57 games last year.
Howard was the only constant on last season's Rockets' team, and that's not saying much. Howard won't be counted on to be the main scoring option for the Magic - a role that is delegated to Tracy McGrady.
Click here to view average fantasy points for a different time period. Howard signed a second 10-day contract with Miami on Tuesday. Height 6'9".
Bowen will provide some depth off the bench behind Tracy McGrady at the three, but he isn't likely to play much. He'll again be the Rockets starting power forward, logging close to 30 minutes per game, but he's the fourth or fifth option in the offense and isn't much of a rebounder for a four 6.
Howard shouldn't have much trouble beating out Mo Taylor for the starting spot in Houston, and he won't get much attention from opposing defenses - not with Tracy McGrady and Yao Ming on the floor. Howard is inactive for Thursday's Game 3 at Milwaukee. Howard's role with Minnesota is unclear as he heads into the 2007-08 season. If he plays another season, it will likely be a similar situation of catching on midseason to be a veteran filling a bench spot.
Erik Spoelstra has been with the Miami Heat for nearly two decades, and the team is hoping they remain together for years to come. At age 40, his days of regular playing time are over, and he will become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.