Juwan Howard: How The Miami Heat Dodged a ‘Bullet’ In 1996

July 21st, 2010 by Andrew Robeson Leave a reply »

Since Juwan Howard's signing with the Miami Heat, much has been made of the story that this time 'he gets to stay.'

Intrigued, I had to do some research as to what this really meant, as most articles just skimmed over the subject.

Back in 1996 Pat Riley and the Heat were trying desperately to get three marquee players on the same team. Sound familiar?

With Tim Hardaway and Alonzo Mourning already under contract, Riley thought Juwan Howard was the necessary piece to give the Chicago Bulls a run for their money. 

Howard was a third year player at the time. During his inaugural year Howard received All-Rookie honors. In his so ...

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