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Juwan Antonio Howard (born February 7, 1973 in Chicago, Illinois) is an NBA player and a member of the University of Michigan's "Fab Five" (along with Chris Webber, Jalen Rose, Jimmy King and Ray Jackson).
He left Michigan after his junior year (though he still managed to graduate on time), and was taken by the Washington Bullets 5th overall in the 1994 draft. Howard signed as a free agent with the Miami Heat on July 15, 1996, but the contract was disallowed by the NBA. He re-signed with the Bullets that August 5.
The re-named Washington Wizards traded Howard with Obinna Ekezie and Calvin Booth to the Dallas Mavericks for Christian Laettner, Loy Vaught , Etan Thomas , Hubert Davis , Courtney Alexander and cash on February 22, 2001. The Mavs traded him with Donnell Harvey , Tim Hardaway and a 2002 1st-round pick to the Denver Nuggets for Raef LaFrentz, Avery Johnson, Nick Van Exel and Tariq Abdul-Wahad on February 21, 2002. He then signed as a free agent with the Orlando Magic on July 16, 2003. Despite all the stops, Howard has managed to average 17.8 points and 7.40 rebounds per game. On March 25, 2002, he scored his 10,000th point.
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