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Zydrunas Ilgauskas to sign with Heat, Juwan Howard on the way

Two more roster spots have now been claimed for the new-look Miami Heat. Lebron James is now in full recruitment mode and has convinced longtime Cavs teammate Zydrunas Ilgauskas to sign with the Heat. Ilgauskas' agent confirmed the move to the Sun-Sentinel. He will sign with the Heat later this week for two years likely at $2.8 million, with a player option possible for the second season. The 7-3 center from Lithuania has played all 14 seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Juwan Howard also appears set to join the Heat at a veteran minimum contract. For old-school Heat followers, many will remember the infamous contract he signed with the Heat 14 years ago that was disallowed because it violated salary cap rules. Howard then had a change of heart immediately afterwards and returned to play for Washington instead. Both contracts should be officially signed by the end of this week.