Heat Sign Andre Dawkins For Camp

SEPTEMBER 23RD: The signing is official, the team announced.

SEPTEMBER 2ND, 2:32pm: The pact is non-guaranteed, agent John Spencer confirms to Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel. There were about a dozen teams in pursuit of Dawkins, who turned down guaranteed salary from overseas clubs, Spencer adds.

12:35pm: The Heat and undrafted shooting guard Andre Dawkins have reached agreement on a deal for training camp, reports Shams Charania of RealGM (Twitter link). That suggests it’s a non-guaranteed arrangement for the former Duke Blue Devil, though it’s conceivable that he’ll have some sort of partial guarantee. It’ll almost certainly be a minimum-salary contract, since the Heat are limited to giving out no more than that.

The 6’4″ Dawkins played a reserve role at Duke, averaging 7.9 points in 13.7 minutes per contest this season, but his 42.1% three-point accuracy on 4.6 attempts from behind the arc each game surely helped him earn a few predraft workouts with NBA teams. He joined the Heat and the Rockets in summer league, showing efficient scoring pop with 12.3 PPG in just 19.3 MPG in four appearances with Miami’s squad.

The Heat had been carrying 17 players, though only 11 have full guarantees, as our roster counts show. That would appear to give the 22-year-old Dawkins a decent chance to make the opening-night roster if he impresses during camp and preseason action next month.

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