9:26am: Ira Winderman of the Miami Herald tweets that Howard has been around the Heat all season and has hinted in the past that re-signing was a possibility if they needed him.
8:22am: The Miami Heat are seriously considering re-signing veteran forward Juwan Howard, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports. Howard, 40, played for the Heat the past two seasons, and won a championship with the team in 2012, but he has remained unsigned this year.
The Heat have an open roster spot they could use on Howard, having moved forward Dexter Pittman to the Grizzlies at the trade deadline. Howard's respected veteran presence and experience make him a desirable acquisition for a Heat team heavily favored to repeat as Eastern Conference champions.