Juwan Howard's 10-day contract with the Heat expired overnight, but the team didn't waste any time ensuring that the veteran big man remains under contract. The Heat announced today in a press release that Howard has been re-signed to a second 10-day deal.
Howard, 40, has yet to appear in a game with the Heat this season, but has a spot on the roster more for his off-court leadership than what he can provide on the court. Chris Tomasson of FOX Sports Florida reported last week that Howard was expected to receive a second 10-day contract, while Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported when Howard first signed that he would likely stick with the Heat for the season.
Howard's new 10-day contract will expire next Thursday night, at which point the team will have to either let him go or re-sign him to a rest-of-season deal.