The Miami Heat announced on Saturday that they signed veteran forward Juwan Howard to a 10-day contract.
"Juwan is a key part of the championship culture here in Miami," team president Pat Riley said in a statement. "He is essential to this team and can still play this game at a high level in some of our biggest games yet to come. He has a unique veteran savvy and will provide leadership and experience to our team."
Howard, an 18-year vet, has averaged 13.4 points, 6.2 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 30.5 minutes while shooting 46.9 percent from the field. He spent the past two seasons with the Heat, averaging 2.1 points, 2.0 rebounds and 9.2 minutes while shooting 40 percent from the field.
He also played in 11 playoff games during the Heat's championship run last year.