Heat sign Juwan Howard to 10-day contract

Pat Riley decided to give Juwan Howard another chance to chase a ring. - Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

Erik Spoelstra and Howard's agent both said during training camp last fall that they wouldn't rule out Howard eventually rejoining the team.

The Miami Heat's official Twitter account announced today that the team signed Juwan Howard to a 10-day contract. This move comes just hours after Yahoo! Sports reported that the team was "strongly considering" signing the 40-year-old veteran.

This move shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone. Sept. 27, Erik Spoelstra said that while Howard wasn't on the team to start training camp, he wouldn't rule out the possibility of Howard returning eventually. Howard's agent, David Falk, also said when training camp started last fall that he was "optimistic" about Howard rejoining the Heat and that his client was not retiring.

Some may wonder why the Heat won't use the 15th spot for a young player with potential, but Miami does have Jarvis Varnado in that role now. Additionally, it should be considered a luxury when a fan's biggest concern is who fills the 15th roster spot. It is also worthwhile to note that although Howard only signed a 10-day contract, The South Florida Sun-Sentinel's Ira Winderman said that he will likely stay for the remainder of the season.

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