PHOENIX - APRIL 18: Juwan Howard #6 of the Portland Trail Blazers puts up a shot over Louis Amundson #17 and Amar'e Stoudemire #1 of the Phoenix Suns during Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2010 NBA Playoffs at US Airways Center on April 18, 2010 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Trail Blazers defeated the Suns 105-100 to take a 1-0 series lead. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Today the Heat added what should be the final piece to their front line, signing Juwan Howard for the $1.4 million veterans minimum. He will be another veterans voice in the locker room, playing behind Chris Bosh and Udonis Haslem. He can also play center if needed, adding to that versatility we've been talking about lately.
At 37, he is coming off of a very productive season in Portland after injuries caused a serious shakeup in their power rotation. Hopefully he wont be thrust into a similar situation this season, but its nice to have that security.