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Heat Sign Derrick Walton Jr. To Two-Way Contract

Jul 24, 2017 6:43 PM

The Miami Heat have signed guard Derrick Walton Jr. to a Two-Way Contract.

Walton appeared in four Summer League games (one start) with the Magic in Orlando and averaged 10.0 points, 3.5 assists, 2.5 rebounds and 20.5 minutes while shooting 46.9 percent (15-of-32) from the field, 50 percent (6-of-12) from three-point range and 66.7 percent (4-of-6) from the foul line. His 50 percent shooting from downtown tied for the third-highest during the Orlando Summer League with a minimum of 10 attempts.

Walton appeared in 127 games (126 starts) at the University of Michigan, becoming the only player in program history to score at least 1,000 points, grab 500 rebounds and dish out 400 assists. 

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Heat Sign Matt Williams

Jul 24, 2017 5:25 PM

The Miami Heat have signed guard Matt Williams. 

Williams appeared in eight Summer League games (six starts) with the Heat in Orlando and Las Vegas and averaged 9.9 points and 2.6 rebounds while shooting 38 percent from the field, 39 percent from three-point range and a perfect 2-of-2 from the foul line. He started all six games in Las Vegas with Miami and shot 45 percent from three-point range, leading the team in three-point field goals made four times, including a 5-of-8 performance from beyond the arc vs. Washington on July 10 and a 6-of-9 output from downtown vs. Memphis on July 15.

The University of Central Florida graduate finished his collegiate career as the school’s all-time leader in three-point field goals made (274) and became the 18th player in program history to score at least 1,000 points.

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Udonis Haslem Agrees To One-Year Deal With Heat

Jul 20, 2017 3:04 PM

The Miami Heat have agreed to a deal with Udonis Haslem for the veteran's minimum for one season.

Haslem's deal will be fully guaranteed.

Haslem played in 16 games last season.

Haslem went unselected in the 2002 NBA draft out of Florida. He’s averaged 7.8 points and 6.9 rebounds for his career.

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Willie Reed Agrees Upon One-Year, $1.5M Deal With Clippers

Jul 18, 2017 2:40 PM

The Los Angeles Clippers have agreed upon a one-year, $1.5 million deal with Willie Reed.

Reed averaged 5.3 points and 4.7 rebounds in 14.5 minutes per game last season with the Miami Heat.

Reed also played 39 games in 15-16 with the Brooklyn Nets.

Reed went undrafted in 2011 out of Saint Louis and played several seasons in the G-League.

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Heat Included $5.1M In Josh McRoberts Trade With Mavericks

Jul 10, 2017 2:18 PM

The Miami Heat included $5.1 million in cash in their deal with the Dallas Mavericks to clear the salary of Josh McRoberts.

Miami took back the contract of A.J. Hammons from the Mavericks, who is guaranteed $1.3 million this season and $1.5 million next season.

The Mavericks also received a 2023 second round pick.

Miami had $11.8 million in cap space to sign James Johnson while being able to retain Wayne Ellington. 

Because Johnson's starting point on his deal is $14 million, the Heat created the extra necessary room by using the performance bonus.

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James Johnson Agrees To Four-Year, $60M Deal With Heat

Jul 6, 2017 9:31 PM

James Johnson has agreed upon a four-year deal with the Miami Heat. Johnson will receive a player option in Year 4 of the deal.

Johnson earned $4 million last season with the Heat.

Johnson averaged 12.8 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3.6 assists with a PER of 17.0 last season for the Heat.

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Heat To Send Josh McRoberts, Future 2nd Rounder To Mavs For A.J. Hammons

Jul 6, 2017 8:11 PM

The Miami Heat have agreed to send Josh McRoberts and a future second round pick to the Dallas Mavericks for A.J. Hammons.

The Heat are clearing cap space to re-sign James Johnson.

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Kelly Olynyk Agrees Upon Four-Year, $50M Deal With Heat

Jul 6, 2017 7:44 PM

Kelly Olynyk has agreed upon a four-year, $50 million deal with the Miami Heat.

The Boston Celtics rescinded their qualifying offer to Olynyk to clear cap space to sign Gordon Hayward, which made him an unrestricted free agent.

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Dion Waiters To Re-Sign With Heat On Four-Year, $52M Deal

Jul 5, 2017 5:30 PM

Dion Waiters is finalizing a deal to re-sign with the Miami Heat on a four-year, $52 million deal.

Waiters also considered signings with the New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers.

Waiters was in a holding pattern while the Heat also pursued Gordon Hayward.

According to Michael Scotto of Basketball Insiders, the Lakers made a one-year, $17 million offer to Waiters. Miami offered Waiters an annual average value of $13 million.

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Gordon Hayward's Agent Explains Events Of Free Agency

Jul 5, 2017 2:45 PM

Gordon Hayward had a chaotic decision process on the Fourth of July in which it was reported he chose the Boston Celtics, but that report surfaced before he had finalized his decision.

"This entire process was gut wrenching for him," said Mark Bartelstein on the Ryen Russillo show one day later. "Utah has done an incredible job. That was an incredible situation for him."

Hayward met with the Celtics, Utah Jazz and Miami Heat in free agency and after each meeting, he felt as though he would sign with that team.

"There were a lot of looks done before July 1 to narrow it down to Miami, Boston and Utah."

Hayward met first with the Heat and was blown away by their presentation.

"My god, I think this is the spot," said Hayward to Bartelstein following his meeting with the Heat.

"I think this is a wrap. I think this is the place for me," Hayward told Bartelstein after the Boston meeting.

"Utah nailed everything to make Gordon feel like this was the place to stay," said Bartelstein.

Hayward was back to thinking he couldn't leave Utah following their 3.5 hour meeting.

"Hayward was leaning towards staying with Utah on Monday night," said Bartelstein. 

On Tuesday morning, Hayward began to lean towards choosing Boston. As that happened, news broke that Hayward had decided to sign with the Celtics.

Bartelstein then called the teams and the media as Hayward had not yet made a final decision. Hayward's decision came several hours later.

"A long time ago we made the decision to go through The Players Tribune," said Bartelstein.

Bartelstein said Hayward had been writing his piece with three different versions over the past week.

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Dion Waiters Close To Decision Between Heat, Lakers, Knicks
Dion Waiters had a breakout season with the Heat after signing a one-year, makegood contract.

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Gordon Hayward Agrees To Sign Four-Year, $128M Deal With Celtics
After reconsidering his decision, Gordon Hayward has agreed to sign with the Celtics.

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Heat Waive Chris Bosh
Chris Bosh was an NBA All-Star in each of his six seasons with the Heat.

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Report: Gordon Hayward Agrees To Sign With Celtics
While reports initially surfaced Gordon Hayward had decided to sign with the Celtics, he is now reconsidering the situation.

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Dion Waiters To Meet With Lakers
Dion Waiters had the best season of his career in 16-17 on a makegood contract with the Heat.

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Fourth Mystery Team Could Schedule Last Minute Meeting With Gordon Hayward
The Jazz, Celtics and Heat are the three teams with meetings scheduled with Gordon Hayward in free agency.

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Heat Enter Offseason With Only Two Plans
The Heat will pivot to re-sign Dion Waiters and James Johnson if they can't get a commitment from a max free agent such as Gordon Hayward.

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Gordon Hayward Plans To Reach Free Agent Decision Quickly
Gordon Hayward will meet with the Heat on Saturday and the Jazz on Monday.

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Dwyane Wade Could Consider Return To Heat If Bought Out By Bulls
Dwyane Wade is expected to pursue a buyout with the Bulls.

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Heat Considered As Likely To Sign Gordon Hayward As Celtics
Miami can offer Gordon Hayward the opportunity to play with Hassan Whiteside and Goran Dragic within their established culture of winning.

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Dion Waiters To Decline $3.2M Player Option With Heat
Dion Waiters had a breakout season with the Heat, averaging 15.8 points per game.

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Chris Bosh Medically Ruled To Have Career-Ending Illness
The NBA and NBPA agreed with the position of the Heat on the matter of Chris Bosh's health condition.

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Bucks Receive Permission To Interview Adam Simon, Pat Garrity
Adam Simon currently works for the Heat, while Pat Garrity is in the front office of the Pistons.

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Chris Bosh Could Struggle To Find Team To Clear Him
While Chris Bosh has remained an effective player, finding a doctor to clear him following his recurring blood clots will be challenging.

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Chris Bosh, Heat, NBPA Reach Resolution
The Heat will end up with between $14 million and $37 million in cap room, depending on player options, team options and waivers decisions.

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Josh McRoberts Exercises $6M Player Option With Heat
Josh McRoberts is now eligible to be traded by the Heat.

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Heat Close To Resolution With Chris Bosh For Cap Relief
The Heat, NBA and NBPA have been working together on a resolution for Chris Bosh's situation.

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Pat Riley Will Remain Based In Miami
Pat Riley clarified through a team spokesman that "he is not going anywhere for an extended period."

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Heat Won't Decide On Wayne Ellington's Guarantee Until July 7th
Wayne Ellington averaged 10.5 points while shooting 37.8 percent on three-pointers in 24.2 minutes per game in 16-17 for the Heat.

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Heat Unlikely To Have Interest In Carmelo Anthony
Carmelo Anthony's cap hits would be $30.3 million next season and $27.9 million the following if hes traded before July 1.

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