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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Bullets, Bulls Keep Rights To Superstars


BALTIMORE -- The Washington Bullets have re-signed free agent Juwan Howard just five days after his seven-year, $100 million deal with the Miami Heat was rejected by the National Basketball Association.

The Bullets did not disclose the terms of the seven-year deal. Howard's agent, David Falk, was traveling Monday and not available for comment.

"We are very pleased that Juwan Howard will be in a Bullets uniform next season and for years to come," Bullets general manager Wes Unseld said in a statement announcing the signing.

Which uniform Howard will wear, however, is still tied up in the courts.

Howard, who became a free agent last month, signed with Miami in mid-July after turning down a reported $90 million offer by the Bullets. The NBA rejected the Miami deal last Wednesday, saying the Heat exceeded the league's salary cap by agreeing to pay Howard $9 million next season.

Another set of expensive negotiations came to a close Monday when the Chicago Bulls formally announced they have re-signed NBA rebound king Dennis Rodman to a one-year contract, reportedly worth $8 million.

Rodman lead the NBA in rebounds last season and helped propel the Bulls to their fourth championship in six years.

A free agent, the flamboyant Rodman joined the Bulls last season at forward and has led the league in rebounds five times in his career.

"He had a great season last year and we're confident he will be even better this year," said Jerry Krause, vice president of operations for the club.