HEAT Bio: Juwan Howard
Years Pro: 18
Birthdate: Feb 7, 1973
Selected in the first round of the 1994 NBA Draft (fifth overall) by the Washington Bullets…re-signed by the Bullets on Aug. 5, 1996…traded to the Dallas Mavericks along with Calvin Booth and Obinna Ekezie in exchange for Courtney Alexander, Hubert Davis, Christian Laettner, Etan Thomas, Loy Vaught and cash considerations on Feb. 22, 2001…was traded to the Denver Nuggets along with Tim Hardaway, Donnell Harvey, a 2002 first-round pick and cash considerations for Tariq Abdul-Wahad, Avery Johnson, Raef LaFrentz and Nick Van Exel on Feb. 21, 2002…signed with the Orlando Magic as a free agent on July 16, 2003…traded to the Houston Rockets along with Tracy McGrady, Tyronn Lue and Reece Gaines in exchange for Steve Francis, Cuttino Mobley and Kelvin Cato on June 29, 2004…traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Mike James and James Reed on June 14, 2007…waived by Minnesota on Oct. 29, 2007…signed by the Dallas Mavericks as a free agent on Nov. 1, 2007…signed by the Denver Nuggets as a free agent on Oct. 3, 2008…waived by Denver on Nov. 3, 2008…signed by the Charlotte Bobcats as a free agent on Dec. 12, 2008…signed by the Portland Trail Blazers as a free agent on Sept. 17, 2009…signed by the HEAT as a free agent on July 20, 2010...re-signed by the HEAT on Dec. 9, 2011...re-signed by the HEAT on March 22, 2013.
Has appeared in 1,173 regular season games (898 starts) during his 17-year NBA career and has averaged 13.7 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 31.0 minutes while shooting 47 percent from the floor and 76.4 percent from the foul line…is a one-time All-Star…has scored in double figures 798 times, including 332 games with at least 20 points, 26 games with 30-or-more points and a pair of 40-point games…his longest stretch of consecutive games scoring in double figures is 46 (Dec. 15, 1994-Mar. 17, 1995)…his longest streak of consecutive 20-point games is 16 (Mar. 22, 1996-Apr. 21, 1996)…has grabbed double-figure rebounds 210 times…his longest streak of consecutive double-figure rebound games is six (Apr. 8-17, 1996)…has posted 190 double-doubles and his longest streak of consecutive double-doubles is six (Apr. 8-17, 1996)…his career high for consecutive field goals made is 13 (Mar. 11-14, 2007) and his career high for consecutive free throws made is 29 (Dec. 5-12, 2003)…his longest stretch of consecutive games played is 211 (Nov. 2, 1999-Feb. 5, 2002) and his longest streak of consecutive starts is 444 (Apr. 12, 1995-Nov. 20, 2001)…eight times in his career he has played at least 80 games in a season, including two seasons (1996-97 and 1999-00) where he played all 82…has 189 multi-steal games and 45 multi-block games…has appeared in 40 postseason games (13 starts) and has averaged 6.6 points, 4.0 rebounds, 0.8 assists and 20.9 minutes while shooting 39.8 percent from the floor and 75.8 percent from the foul line…has scored in double figures 11 times, including one 20-point effort…has grabbed double-figure rebounds four times in postseason play and has amassed double-doubles…has appeared in one NBA All-Star Game and totaled two points, six rebounds, two assists and one steal in 16 minutes.
Came off the bench in all 57 games in which he appeared for the HEAT and averaged 2.4 points (.440 FG%, .829 FT%), 2.1 rebounds and 10.4 minutes…was a DNP-CD on 18 occasions, missed two games due to personal reasons and was a healthy scratch on the inactive list five times…scored in double figures twice…was Miami's top scorer off the bench five times and also topped the HEAT reserves in rebounds on eight occasions and in minutes once…Season Highs: 18 points (at Toronto, Apr. 13), seven rebounds (twice), two assists (twice), one steal (nine times), one block (four times) and 32:04 minutes (at Toronto, Apr. 13).
Appeared in 73 games (27 starts) for the Portland Trail Blazers and averaged 6.0 points (.509 FG%, .786 FT%), 4.6 rebounds and 22.4 minutes…did not miss any games due to injury, but was a DNP-CD on nine occasions…finished second on the team in rebounds…topped the Trail Blazers in rebounds nine times, in steals six times, in blocks on five occasions, in assists twice and in points once…scored in double figures 16 times and grabbed double-figure rebounds on seven occasions…posted two double-doubles…Season Highs: 16 points (twice), 12 rebounds (three times), five assists (at Golden State, Mar. 11), two steals (seven times), one block (10 times) and 41:11 minutes (at Boston, Jan. 22).
Split the season between the Denver Nuggets and Charlotte Bobcats…appeared in 42 games (two starts) and averaged 4.1 points (.510 FG%, .676 FT%), 1.8 rebounds and 11.2 minutes...missed three games (Feb. 6-11) with a toe injury and was a DNP-CD on 17 occasions…scored in double figures five times…appeared in three games with Denver totaling two points, four rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 22 minutes…saw action in 39 games (two starts) with Charlotte and averaged 4.4 points (.510 FG%, .676 FT%), 1.8 rebounds and 11.5 minutes…led the Bobcats in steals three times and blocks once…Season Highs: 14 points (at Miami, Feb. 8), five rebounds (twice), four assists (at L.A. Lakers, Jan. 27), two blocks (at Washington, Jan. 10), one steal (seven times) and 30:39 minutes (at Miami, Feb. 8).
Came off the bench in all 50 games he appeared in for the Dallas Mavericks and averaged 1.1 points (.359 FG%, .786 FT%), 1.6 rebounds and 7.1 minutes…was a DNP-CD on 29 occasions and missed three other games as a healthy scratch on the inactive list…Season Highs: Six points (four times), seven rebounds (at Minnesota, Jan. 6), three assists (vs. Memphis, Feb. 8), two steals (at Milwaukee, Nov. 24), one block (twice) and 17:23 minutes (vs. Sacramento, Nov. 3).
Appeared in 80 games (38 starts) for the Houston Rockets and averaged 9.7 points (.465 FG%, .824 FT%), 5.9 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 26.5 minutes…was a DNP-CD on two occasions (Nov. 1 and Nov. 29)…finished third on the team in rebounds and free throws made…made a career-high 13-straight field goals from Mar. 11-14…scored in double figures 40 times, including six 20-point performances…grabbed double-figure rebounds 11 times and recorded nine double-doubles…scored his 15,000th career point on Feb. 13 vs. Sacramento…Season Highs: 23 points (vs. L.A. Lakers, Jan. 10), 13 rebounds (three times), seven assists (at Denver, Mar. 2), two steals (four times), two blocks (at Boston, Mar. 7) and 41:40 minutes (vs. Denver, Jan. 20).
Started all 80 games in which he appeared and averaged 11.8 points (.459 FG%, .806 FT%), 6.7 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 31.7 minutes…missed one game (Jan. 8) due to an NBA suspension and one game (Jan. 27) with the flu…led the team in minutes, games played and starts…finished second on the team in rebounds and third in points, field goals made and free throws made…scored in double figures 47 times, including 11 games with at least 20 points and a pair of 30-point games…grabbed double-figure rebounds on 12 occasions and posted 10 double-doubles…Season Highs: 31 points (at Denver, Apr. 17), 15 rebounds (vs. Sacramento, Jan. 11), five assists (three times), three steals (at Minnesota, Nov. 15), one block (eight times) and 50:20 minutes (at Chicago, Jan. 20).
Appeared in 61 games (47 starts) and averaged 9.6 points (.451 FG%, .843 FT%), 5.7 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 26.6 minutes…missed the last 19 games after suffering a second degree sprain of the medial collateral ligament in his right knee at Golden State on Mar. 14…was a DNP-CD on two occasions (Nov. 27 and Nov. 30)…set a career high in free throw percentage…finished third on the team in field goals made…scored in double figures 32 times, including two 20-point performances…grabbed double-figure rebounds eight times, including seven double-doubles…Season Highs: 29 points (at Dallas, Jan. 12), 14 rebounds (at Minnesota, Feb. 4), five assists (vs. Charlotte, Dec. 22), three steals (twice), two blocks (at L.A. Lakers, Jan. 7) and 39 minutes (at Minnesota, Feb. 4).
Appeared in 81 games (77 starts) for the Orlando Magic and averaged 17.0 points (.453 FG%, .809 FT%), 7.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 35.6 minutes…missed one game (Mar. 1) with a stomach virus…led the team in rebounds, minutes, games played and games started…finished second on the team in points, field goals made and free throws made…scored in double figures 72 times, including 30 games with least 20 points and a pair of 30-point games…grabbed double-figure rebounds 18 times and amassed 16 double-doubles…made a career-high 29 straight free throws from Dec. 5-12…Season Highs: 38 points (at Chicago, Apr. 12), 15 rebounds (vs. Washington, Mar. 10), six assists (three times), three steals (twice), three blocks (vs. Milwaukee, Jan. 19) and 45 minutes (vs. Indiana, Mar. 26).
Started all 77 games in which he appeared for the Denver Nuggets and averaged 18.4 points (.450 FG%, .803 FT%), 7.6 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.00 steals and 35.5 minutes…missed a pair of games due to an NBA suspension (Oct. 30 and Nov. 1), one game (Nov. 2) due to a stomach virus, one game due to personal reasons (Jan. 24) and one game (Mar. 29) with the flu…led the team in points, rebounds, field goals made, free throws made, minutes and games started…scored in double figures 70 times, including 37 games with at least 20 points and a pair of 30-point games…grabbed double-figure rebounds 19 times and posted 18 double-doubles…Season Highs: 30 points (twice), 15 rebounds (three times), nine assists (at Cleveland, Dec. 14), four steals (vs. Detroit, Nov. 7), two blocks (seven times) and 43 minutes (twice).
Split the season between the Dallas Mavericks and Denver Nuggets…appeared in 81 games (72 starts) and averaged 14.6 points (.460 FG%, .761 FT%), 7.6 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 32.5 minutes…missed one game due to a league suspension (Feb. 6) and was a DNP-CD on three occasions…set career highs in offensive rebounds and blocks…scored in double figures 64 times, including 19 games with at least 20 points and three 30-point games…grabbed double-figure rebounds 19 times and posted 17 double-doubles…appeared in 53 games (44 starts) for Dallas and averaged 12.9 points (.462 FG%, .754 FT%), 7.4 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 31.3 minutes…started all 28 games in which he appeared for Denver and averaged 17.9 points (.457 FG%, .770 FT%), 7.9 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 34.8 minutes…had his streak of consecutive games snapped at a career-best 211 games when he was forced to sit out Feb. 6 because of an NBA suspension…when he came off the bench at Charlotte on Nov. 21 it ended his streak of consecutive starts at a career-high 444 games…Season Highs: 36 points (at Memphis, Nov. 4), 16 rebounds (vs. Houston, Jan. 31), nine assists (vs. New York, Mar. 7), three steals (vs. Philadelphia, Nov. 10), three blocks (vs. L.A. Clippers, Jan. 29) and 51 minutes (vs. Dallas, Mar. 3).
Split the season between the Washington Wizards and Dallas Mavericks…started all 81 games in which he appeared and averaged 18.0 points (.479 FG%, .773 FT%), 7.1 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 36.7 minutes…missed one game for Dallas (Feb. 22) in transit after the trade…scored in double figures 71 times, including 37 games with at least 20 points and a career-high tying five 30-point games…grabbed double-figure rebounds 19 times and posted 16 double-doubles…in 54 games with Washington he averaged 18.2 points (.474 FG%, .770 FT%), 7.0 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 36.7 minutes…finished second on the team in points, field goals made, free throws made, minutes, games played and games started…in 27 games with Dallas he averaged 17.8 points (.488 FG%, .780 FT%), 7.1 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.07 steals and 36.9 minutes…Season Highs: 32 points (at Sacramento, Apr. 1), 14 rebounds (twice), six assists (vs. Minnesota, Apr. 18), five blocks (vs. Portland, Mar. 20), three steals (four times) and 47 minutes (vs. Sacramento, Apr. 13).
Started all 82 games for the Washington Wizards and averaged 14.9 points (.459 FG%, .735 FT%), 5.7 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 35.5 minutes…led the team in field goals made, minutes, games played and games started…finished second on the team in points and rebounds…scored in double figures 72 times, including 18 games with at least 20 points and a pair of 30-point games…grabbed double-figure rebounds 10 times and recorded 10 double-doubles…Season Highs: 36 points (vs. Indiana, Jan. 19), 13 rebounds (vs. Minnesota, Feb. 1), nine assists (at Cleveland, Dec. 29), five steals (at New Jersey, Nov. 30), two blocks (four times) and 50 minutes (vs. New York, Mar. 8).
Started all 36 games he appeared in for the Wizards and averaged 18.9 points (.474 FG%, .753 FT%), 8.1 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.16 steals and 39.7 minutes…missed 14 games (Apr. 13-May 5) due to a sprained left ankle…finished second on the team in field goals made and third in points, rebounds, assists and free throws made…scored in double figures 35 times, including 17 games with at least 20 points…grabbed double-figure rebounds 12 times and posted 11 double-doubles…Season Highs: 29 points (at New York, Feb. 10), 15 rebounds (twice), seven assists (twice), three steals (four times), two blocks (twice) and 48 minutes (at Philadelphia, Mar. 7).
Started all 64 games in which he appeared for the Wizards and averaged 18.5 points (.467 FG%, .721 FT%), 7.0 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 1.28 steals and 40.0 minutes…missed two games (Nov. 13-15) due to back spasms and 16 games (Feb. 10-Mar. 14) with a sprained left ankle…finished second on the team in free throws made, third in rebounds, assists and field goals made and fourth in points, steals and minutes…scored in double figures 60 times, including 31 games with at least 20 points…grabbed double-figure rebounds 11 times and totaled 11 double-doubles…Season Highs: 29 points (twice), 15 rebounds (at New York, Apr. 14), nine assists (twice), five steals (at New Jersey, Dec. 29), two blocks (four times) and 44 minutes (vs. Atlanta, Jan. 11).
Started all 82 games for the Washington Bullets and averaged 19.1 points (.486 FG%, .756 FT%), 8.0 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 1.13 steals and 40.5 minutes…set personal season highs in minutes played and steals…led the team in points, minutes, field goals made, games played and games started…finished second on the team in rebounds and free throws made…recorded at least one steal in a career-high 14 consecutive games from Mar. 1-28…scored in double figures 77 times, including 43 games with at least 20 points and a pair of 30-point games…grabbed double-figure rebounds a career-high 25 times and had a career-high 24 double-doubles…Season Highs: 33 points (vs. Miami, Jan. 17), 14 rebounds (twice), nine assists (vs. Indiana, Feb. 25), four steals (twice), two blocks (three times) and 51 minutes (vs. Seattle, Nov. 20).
Started all 81 games in which he appeared for the Bullets and averaged 22.1 points (.489 FG%, .749 FT%), 8.1 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 40.7 minutes…was an All-NBA Third Team selection…named NBA Player of the Month for April…named to the 1996 Eastern Conference All-Star Team as a reserve and totaled two points, six rebounds, two assists and one steal in 16 minutes…set personal season highs in points scored, scoring average, field goals made and attempted, free throws made and attempted, defensive and total rebounds, rebounds per game and assists…led the team in points, minutes, field goals made, free throws made, games played and games started…finished second on the team in rebounds, assists and steals…scored in double figures a career-high 78 times, including a career-best 56 games with at least 20 points, a career-high five 30-point games and the lone pair of 40-point games in his career…grabbed double-figure rebounds 22 times, including a career-best six consecutive games from Apr. 8-17…posted 22 double-doubles, including a career-high six consecutive from Apr. 8-17…Season Highs: 42 points (at Toronto, Apr. 19), 15 rebounds (at Orlando, Apr. 16), nine assists (three times), three steals (twice), two blocks (five times) and 49 minutes (vs. Orlando, Mar. 22).
Appeared in 65 games (52 starts) for Washington and averaged 17.0 points (.489 FG%, .664 FT%), a career-high 8.4 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 36.1 minutes…named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team…was named the NBA Rookie of the Month for February…led the team in rebounds and free throws made…finished second on the team in points and minutes and third in field goals made…scored in double figures 57 times, including 26 games with at least 20 points and three 30-point games…scored in double figures in a career-high 46 consecutive games from Dec. 15-Mar. 17…grabbed double-figure rebounds 17 times and posted 17 double-doubles…Season Highs: 31 points (twice), 15 rebounds (vs. San Antonio, Dec. 30), nine assists (vs. Detroit, Mar. 8), four steals (at Dallas, Dec. 8), two blocks (at Minnesota, Feb. 14) and 54 minutes (at Boston, Mar. 1).
2011: Saw action in 11 games (no starts) for the HEAT and averaged 1.5 points, 0.9 rebounds and 5.5 minutes…was a DNP-CD on 10 occasions…appeared in three games in the Opening Round vs. Philadelphia and averaged 0.7 points (1.000 FG%, 1.000 FT%), 0.3 rebounds and 2.3 minutes…saw action in one game in the Eastern Conference Semifinals vs. Boston and totaled five points and three rebounds in 19:23…appeared in two games vs. Chicago in the Eastern Conference Finals and was scoreless in four minutes…saw action in five games in the NBA Finals vs. Dallas and averaged 1.8 points (.600 FG%, .500 FT%), 1.2 rebounds and 5.8 minutes…2010: Came off the bench in each game of Portland's six-game Opening Round series vs. Phoenix and averaged 3.3 points (.526 FG%), 2.7 rebounds and 14.5 minutes…2008: Came off the bench in all three games in which he appeared in the Dallas Mavericks' five-game Opening Round series vs. New Orleans and totaled one point and one assist in 11 minutes of action…2007: Came off the bench in all seven games of Houston's Opening Round series vs. Utah and averaged 5.0 points (.400 FG%, .636 FT%), 4.4 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 22.4 minutes…scored in double figures once…2001: Started all 10 games in which he appeared for the Dallas Mavericks and averaged 13.4 points (.360 FG%, .800 FT%), 8.3 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 39.1 minutes…scored in double figures on seven occasions and grabbed double-figure rebounds four times…posted three double-doubles…averaged 14.8 points (.400 FG%, .750 FT%), 8.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 44.6 minutes in the five-game Opening Round series vs. Utah…averaged 12.0 points (.318 FG%, .857 FT%), 8.6 rebounds and 33.6 minutes in the five-game Western Conference Semifinal series vs. San Antonio…1997: Started all three games in the Washington Bullets' Opening Round series vs. Chicago and averaged 18.7 points (.465 FG%, .889 FT%), 6.0 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 43.0 minutes…scored in double figures in all three games, including the lone 20-point effort of his postseason career…made his postseason debut in Game 1 at Chicago on Apr. 25 and tallied 21 points (his postseason career high), five rebounds, two assists and one block in 40 minutes.
2009-10: Won the NBA Community Assist Award for April…1995-96: Was selected as an Eastern Conference reserve for the NBA All-Star Game in San Antonio…was an All-NBA Third Team selection…was named as the NBA Player of the Month for April…1994-95: Was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team…was named the NBA Rookie of the Month for February.
Played three seasons at the University of Michigan before becoming an early entry candidate…helped lead Michigan to the NCAA Tournament Championship game in 1992 and 1993, in his freshman and sophomore seasons…appeared in 100 games (97 starts) and averaged 15.3 points (.510 FG%, .688 FT%), 7.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 30.7 minutes…was a member of the famed "Fab Five"…became one of only five players in school history to score at least 1,500 points and grab at least 700 rebounds joining Rudy Tomjanovich, Bill Buntin, Roy Tarpley and Glen Rice…finished his collegiate career tied for first in games played for the Wolverines…was named a Third Team All-American in 1994 by the Associated Press after averaging 20.8 points, 8.9 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.46 steals and 34.8 minutes while shooting 55.7 percent from the floor…was an unanimous All-Big Ten First Team selection and was named the Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA Midwest Regional…was named to the All-Big Ten Second Team and voted an All-America Honorable Mention by the Associated Press as a sophomore in 1992-93…earned All-Big Ten Honorable Mention honors as a freshman.
Full name is Juwan Antonio Howard…answers to the nickname "Nooky"…is the son of Helena and Leroy Watson Jr…married his wife, Jenine, in Turks and Caicos during the summer of 2002…has four sons (Juwan Jr., Jace, Jett and Joshua) and two daughters (Sky and Starr)…his son Juwan Jr. plays basketball at University of Detroit…has one brother (Jason Coleman) and one sister (Carmen Coleman)…credits his grandmother, Jannie Mae Howard, for instilling in him the values that have made him so successful in life…majored in general studies at the University of Michigan…on Apr. 29, 1995, he became the first NBA player to leave school early and graduate on time...has his own website (www.juwanhoward.com)...developed the Juwan Howard Foundation in order to provide assistance for a better education, expanded recreational opportunities, moral support and encouragement to at-risk children…was named one of the "Good Guys in Sports" by The Sporting News, which recognizes athletes for outstanding character and exemplary civic responsibility…was recognized by the Denver Nuggets in 2003 with the Chopper Travaglini Award for his tremendous community efforts…after his playing career is over he would like to stay involved in the game in a front office management position…his favorite sports other than basketball are football and baseball and he is a fan of his hometown Chicago Bears and Chicago Cubs…his most prized possession is his boat (Fab 5)…wears size 16 sneakers.
MINS: 54, at Boston (3-1-95)
FGM: 19, at Toronto (4-19-96)
FGA: 29, two times (last: at Chicago, 1-20-06)
3-PT FGM: 1, six times (last: vs. Philadelphia, 3-2-03)
3-PT FGA: 2, two times (last: vs. Dallas, 2-21-95)
FTM: 15, vs. Detroit (12-31-00)
FTA: 17, four times (last: vs. Dallas, 3-3-02)
OR: 9, three times (last: at Minnesota, 2-4-05)
DR: 13, at Miami (3-7-01)
TOT: 16, vs. Houston (1-31-02)
AST: 9, ten times (last: at Cleveland, 12-14-02)
STL: 5, two times (last: at New Jersey, 11-30-99)
BLK: 5, vs. Portland (3-20-01)
PTS: 42, at Toronto (4-19-96)