Miami Heat team president Pat Riley has made his first big moves of the offseason in a desperate attempt to build a supporting cast to worthy of convincing LeBron James to re-sign with the team, agreeing to terms with unrestricted free agents Josh McRoberts and Danny Granger.
Josh McRoberts Agrees to 4-Year, $23 Million Deal
Free agent forward Josh McRoberts has agreed to a four-year, $23 million deal with the Miami Heat, as was first reported by ESPN’s Marc Stein:
ESPN learned that Josh McRoberts has verbally committed to sign with the Miami Heat
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 7, 2014
The deal will pay McRoberts Miami’s full mid-level exception over the next four seasons, and includes a player option after the third year.
McRoberts, who is 27-years-old, has spent the last two seasons in Charlotte, and was an integral part of their success last year, averaging 8.5 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 4.3 assists while starting 78 games.
Danny Granger Agrees to 2-Year, $4.2 Million Contract
Miami has also reportedly agreed to a two-year, $4.2 million deal with former Indiana Pacers and Los Angeles Clippers forward Danny Granger.
Granger spent the majority of his first nine NBA seasons with the Pacers, where he developed into an extremely dangerous player early in his career, averaging over 20 points per game during a three-season stretch between 2008-2011. Multiple injuries have derailed his career, however, and the 31-year-old was traded to and bought out of his contract by the Philadelphia 76ers mid-season last year. He eventually signed with the Clippers, but only appeared in 12 games for the team.
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