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30 Years of Heat: All-Time All-Player Countdown #128-125

Juwan Howard headlines four more Heat players on our road to Wade County this offseason.

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128. Juwan Howard

Juwan Howard was a 6'9" power forward from Chicago, IL. Part of the famed "Fab Five" at the University of Michigan, he was selected fifth overall in the 1994 draft by the Washington Bullets after averaging 21 points and nine rebounds per appearance through his junior season.

Born on February 7th, 1973, he played 464 games for the Washington franchise through parts of seven seasons. He earned a selection to the all-star game during his second year with the club, his only such honor thus far in his career. He later played with the Dallas Mavericks (80 games), the Denver Nuggets (105 games), the Orlando Magic (81 games), the Houston Rockets (221 games), the Mavs again (50 games), the Nuggets again (three games), the Charlotte Bobcats (39 games), and the Portland Trail Blazers (73 games).

During the 2010 offseason, the Heat signed him to a two-year, $2,704,362 contract. His first season with the Heat would see him average 2.4 points and 2.1 rebounds over 57 appearances, shooting 44% from the floor. He played 32 minutes on April 13th, scoring 18 points with six rebounds in a 97-79 Heat win over the Toronto Raptors. During the playoffs, he played 60 minutes over 11 games, scoring a total of 17 points with 10 rebounds.

Howard averaged seven minutes per appearance in 2011-12, playing in 28 games and shooting 31% from the field. He scored four points with a season high eight rebounds on April 13th in a Heat win over the Bobcats, 105-82. He scored seven points in 24 minutes spread over nine postseason games as Miami won their second NBA title.

2012-13 would see Howard appear in seven games, playing a total of 51 minutes and scoring 21 points with eight rebounds. Since then, he’s stayed with the team, and will be entering his fifth season as part of the coaching staff.

Stat Line: 92 games, 9.1 minutes, .412 field goals, .826 free throws, 2.2 points, 1.9 rebounds, 7.4 PER, 0.7 Win Shares

Cumulative GameScore: 140.8

127. Erick Dampier

Erick Dampier, born July 14th, 1975, is a 6'11" center. Born in Jackson, MS, the Lawrence County High School product earned his Division I chops with the Mississippi State University Bulldogs, starting three seasons for the team and averaging 13 points and nine rebounds per appearance. The Indiana Pacers picked him in the first round of the 1996 draft, with the 10th overall pick.

Dampier played 72 games with the Pacers. Starting in 1997-98, he played seven seasons with the Golden State Warriors, ranking 15th in franchise history with 3298 rebounds in 425 games. He then joined the Dallas Mavericks for six seasons, ranking on the franchise leaderboard with 546 blocks and seventh with 3,211 rebounds in 424 games.

Miami signed Dampier as a free agent on November 23, 2010 for $1,129,469. He played 51 games for the Heat, starting 22 at center. He shot 58.4% from the field in 16 minutes per appearance, averaging 2.5 point and 3.5 rebounds. His only game in double figures came on April 3rd, also his only double double of the season. He scored 10 points with 14 rebounds and two blocks in a 108-94 win over the New Jersey Nets.

Dampier played 15 games with the Atlanta Hawks in 2011-12, and hasn’t appeared elsewhere since that time in any capacity with any NBA team.

Stat Line: 51 games, 16.0 minutes, .584 field goals, .545 free throws, 2.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 0.9 blocks, 0.4 assists, 9.7 PER, 1.9 Win Shares

Cumulative GameScore: 150.3

126. Rex Walters

Rex Walters is a 6'4" Japanese-American from Omaha, NE. Born on March 12th, 1970, the left handed shooting guard started his college career with Northwestern University for two seasons. After transferring and sitting out for a season, he played two years with the Kansas Jayhawks, graduating with the Class of 1993. As a Jayhawk, he averaged 16 points, three rebounds, and four assists in 29 minutes per appearance. The New Jersey Nets selected him 16th overall in the 1993 draft.

Walters played two and a half seasons with New Jersey (139 games), later spending parts of three seasons with the Philadelphia 76ers (111 games). He signed on with the Heat as a free agent on January 27th, 1998 for $537,500. Through what left of the season, he played in 19 games, shooting at a 54% rate in just under six minutes per game. On January 19th, in a 101-89 Heat loss to the Atlanta Hawks, he scored nine points with four assists in 18 minutes. Although the Heat graduated to the playoffs, Walters did not make a postseason appearance.

1998-99 would see Walters appear 33 times for the Heat, including 13 starts at shooting guard. He played just over 15 minutes per game, shooting 37% from the field and pitching in with two points and two assists per appearance. On May 5th, in a 101-88 loss to the New York Knicks, he scored six points and dished out a season high nine assists in 46 minutes. Later, he made three postseason appearances, going scoreless with four assists in 13 minutes of floortime.

Halfway through the 1999-00 season, the Heat signed Walters for $1,100,000. He appeared in 33 games, playing just under a quarter per game and shooting 42% from the floor, along with a rebound and two assists per appearance. On December 16th, in a 96-95 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks, he dished out a season high eight assists, scoring five points in 28 minutes. The season would mark the last NBA appearance for him.

Walters later went into coaching, first with Florida Atlantic University for two seasons (31-33), then later with the University of San Francisco for nine seasons. He’s currently the coach of the Grand Rapids Drive, a Detroit Pistons affiliate in the NBA Gatorade League.

Stat Line: 85 games, 11.8 minutes, .410 field goals, .303 three-pointers, .800 free throws, 2.7 points, 1.6 assists, 1.2 rebounds, 8.1 PER, 1.1 Win Shares

Cumulative GameScore: 153.9

125. Duane Causwell

Duane Causwell was a 7' tall center from Queens Village in New York City, NY. Born on May 31st, 1968, he played three seasons with the Temple Owls in college, averaging 11.3 points and 8.8 rebounds per game over his last two seasons. The Sacramento Kings chose him in the first round of the 1990 draft, with the 18th overall pick.

Causwell spent his first seven seasons in Sacramento, playing just under 20 minutes per game and scoring five and a half points, grabbing four and a half rebounds, and blocking one and a half shots per game. He ranks 23rd on the Kings all-time list of games played, with 429. During the 1997 offseason, the Kings traded him for Matt Fish, Gary Grant, and a second round draft pick to the Heat. His first contract in Miami was for three seasons and $4,362,102.

Causwell's first season in Miami would see him play in 37 games, including two starts at center. He scored 2.3 points with 1.8 rebounds and almost one block per game. On March 12th, in a 97-74 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers, he scored four points with four blocks and 12 rebounds. April 4th would see him grab 14 rebounds in 21 minutes of a 101-88 win over the Charlotte Hornets. On April 19th, he scored a season high 15 points on seven-of-nine shooting in 34 minutes of a 101-89 loss to the Atlanta Hawks. On May 3rd, he made his only playoff appearance, grabbing two rebounds in five minutes of a game five elimination loss to the New York Knicks, 98-81.

Causwell appeared in a more limited role in 1998-99, appearing just 19 times and scoring a total of 44 points with 35 rebounds and 11 blocks. He only figured in double digits once, in his season's only start, a May 5th, 101-88 win over the Knicks. He finished with 10 and four rebounds.

In 1999-00, Causwell started in two of his 25 appearances, shooting at a 54.1% clip. As in each of his previous Miami seasons, he scored in double digits once. He scored 13 points with six rebounds in a 93-69 loss to the San Antonio Spurs.

After signing a one-year, $4,000,000 contract, Causwell shot a career worst 37.6% from the field in his final season, 2000-01. He played in 31 games, starting 14 of them and for the first time in a Heat uniform playing more than a quarter per game. He averaged two and a half points with two and a half rebounds per game. November 24th was the closest he would get to finishing any game category in double figures, when he finished with nine points and nine rebounds in an 85-80 loss to the Cavaliers. He finished his NBA career with a scoreless effort in the playoffs, finishing with three rebounds in five minutes of a 106-80 loss to the Charlotte Hornets.

Stat Line: 112 games, 9.5 minutes, .443 field goals, .564 free throws, 2.5 points, 2.4 rebounds, 0.6 blocks, 8.3 PER, 1.2 Win Shares.

Cumulative GameScore: 167.4