Heat Sign Willie Reed

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JULY 13th, 5:36pm: The signing is official, the team announced.

JULY 10th, 7:18pm: Reed’s deal is expected to be finalized Monday, Winderman tweets.

6:41pm: Reed has agreed to a two-year minimum-salary deal with Miami, tweets Michael Scotto of Sheridan Hoops. The contract includes a player option for the second year.

6:29pm: After a flurry of moves today, the Heat could add power forward Willie Reed to their roster by Monday, tweets Ira Winderman of The Sun-Sentinel. Reed would bring Miami’s roster to the 15-player limit,but partial guarantees would provide some flexibility (Twitter link).

The 26-year-old saw his first NBA action this season with Brooklyn, averaging 4.7 points and 3.1 rebounds in 39 games. Reed wasn’t taken out of St. Louis in the 2011 draft and spent four years playing overseas and in the D-League before getting a chance with Brooklyn.

Earlier today, Miami signed free agents James Johnson and Wayne Ellington, picked up Luke Babbitt in a trade with New Orleans, re-signed Udonis Haslem and matched the Nets’ $50MM offer sheet to Tyler Johnson.

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5 thoughts on “Heat Sign Willie Reed

  1. Z.....

    Well, if he comes in and works the way he did before the Nets signed him last year, then its not bad. The other moves are maddening though. Should be interesting to see what 5 guys they invite to camp from the summer league/d-league, b/c I’d take any of them over James Johnson and Luke Babbit, on this roster, every day of the week

    Cool side note: Willie Reed backed up Hassan Whiteside in the D-League before the Heat signed Whiteside

  2. Miami is sure putting to boots to Brooklyn today. I know Ellington & Reed weren’t going to re-sign but signing both former Nets and matching for Johnson…well honestly it probably improved the Nets more than the Heat haha.

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