Howard, 40, was brought back to help the Heat with depth and should be on the court with the team when they head to play the New York Knicks on Sunday. While the contract was only for 10 days, Miami President Pat Riley believes the move is an important one for his team.
Riley called Howard a key part of the championship culture and he believes that Howard will continue to play at a high level in his 19th year in the NBA. He also said he believes the best is yet to come.
It also has to be nice as Howard joins Heat just months after the team chose to move on without him. The power forward showed up just two weeks after their championship celebration and started working out for the 2012-13 season. Howard said he would either return with the Heat or retire. Although, the Heat did not re-sign him, they did leave the door open to allow him to return later in the season if needed.
That time has come, and Juwan Howard hopes to continue his successful career as he shoots for his second consecutive NBA title.