The Heat have made a roster move, announcing today in a press release that rookie forward Emanuel Terry has signed a 10-day contract with the club. The move brings Miami’s roster count to 14 players, not including players on two-way deals.
Terry, 23, joined the Nuggets for training camp last fall after going undrafted out of Lincoln Memorial. Waived by Denver during the preseason, he has spent most of his rookie year with the Canton Charge and Sioux Falls Skyforce in the G League. In 29 NBAGL games (24.5 MPG) this season, Terry has averaged 10.7 PPG and 7.2 RPG with 1.6 BPG.
Terry’s G League play earned him an NBA shot last month, as he inked a 10-day deal with Phoenix last month, appearing in a pair of NBA games for the team. When the Suns didn’t re-sign him, he returned to Sioux Falls.
Terry had been set to participate in this week’s World Cup qualifiers for Team USA, having been named to the squad’s latest 12-man roster. However, he was replaced on Team USA’s roster when an opportunity in Miami emerged, and he’ll spend at least the next 10 days with the Heat.
The Heat are now in compliance with NBA roster rules after having carried 13 players for the last two weeks. Terry’s 10-day contract will count against their cap for approximately $47K.