Heat Notes: LeBron, Gilbert, Howard

March 20 2013 at 6:22pm CST By Zach Links

After signing Juwan Howard to back-to-back 10-day contracts, the Heat now have to sign the veteran for the balance of the season or cut him loose.  Howard has been reunited with Miami for a number of their 23 consecutive wins, but he hasn’t suited up for a single one of them.  Here’s more out of South Beach..

  • Prior to tonight’s tip between the Cavs and Heat, Cleveland owner Dan Gilbert (via Twitter) said that he’s ready to let bygones by bygones with former star LeBron James.  “Cleveland Cavaliers young talent makes our future very bright. Clearly, LeBron’s is as well. Time for everyone to focus on the road ahead,” tweeted Gilbert.
  • Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel (on Twitter) questions why Gilbert would embrace James 15 months before he could potentially reach free agency after raising tampering concerns two years ago.  Earlier today, Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com took an extensive look at the teams that could be in the running for James in 2014.
  • Sam Smith of NBA.com wonders if this year’s Heat team could wind up being among the best in league history.
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