The second part of summer league for No. 10 overall pick Justise Winslow was full of more challenges than he might have expected, but the performance of Josh Richardson, whom the Heat drafted with their other pick, at No. 40, was more impressive than it figured to be, as Ira Winderman of The Sun Sentinel examines. Winderman, in a broad look at what Miami accomplished during summer league, writes that he wouldn’t be surprised if the Heat invited undrafted center Josh Smith to camp. Smith, from Georgetown, is not to be confused with the more well-known Clippers signee of the same name. Here’s more from around the Southeast Division:
- Jason Smith‘s salary on his new one-year deal with the Magic is $4.3MM, Eric Pincus of Basketball Insiders confirms (Twitter link). There had been conflicting reports about just how much the contract is worth.
- The Magic were technically over the cap when they made the Maurice Harkless trade, so they ended up with a trade exception worth $2,894,059, equivalent to the salary that Harkless will make this coming season, Pincus also reports (Twitter link).
- Alan Anderson‘s one-year, $4MM contract with the Wizards includes a 15% trade kicker, reports Eric Pincus of Basketball Insiders (Twitter link). Washington facilitated the signing via the mid-level exception, and since it’s worth more than $3.376MM, the Wizards are hard-capped at $88.74MM this season, Pincus notes.