The Heat have signed Marcus Garrett and Darius Days to two-way contracts, the team announced in a press release. Miami had to waive Javonte Smart and Mychal Mulder to create space for Garrett and Days, who signed ahead of the club’s final summer league game.
Garrett, a defensive-minded guard, has impressed the Heat with his effort and athleticism. Miami signed him to a two-way contract after last year’s summer league, then waived the 23-year-old in January.
Days, 22, went undrafted this year after spending four seasons at LSU. He averaged 13.7 points and 7.8 rebounds per game in his senior year. At 6’7″ and 245 pounds, he possesses the size to play and defend multiple positions for Miami.
Days had been playing summer league with the Spurs, and a report last month indicated that he had reached an agreement to sign San Antonio. Either their deal was only for summer league, or Days decided to take a two-way offer from Miami over an Exhibit 10 contract from the Spurs.
Smart struggled during the California Classic and Las Vegas Summer League, but he is only 23 years old. Mulder, 28, is a proven three-point specialist who shot 40% from deep with the Warriors in 2020/21.
The Heat remain in the hunt for Nets superstar Kevin Durant and Jazz star Donovan Mitchell, both of whom would require Miami to part with several young assets. The team appears eager to examine two young players as the possibility of a blockbuster deal looms.
9 thoughts on “Heat Sign Garrett, Days To Two-Way Deals; Waive Smart, Mulder”
Mulder is just not an NBA-level talent, he needs to go overseas and have a career there.
He is the 15th man off the bench to hit 3s. He should go over seas and play for more minutes and more pay.
Really liked Darius days with the Spurs summer league team, and he fills a position I guessed they might give to someone on someone else’s summer league roster.
Talked about it before, but I wasnt sure either of those guards would be back unless there were trades b/c of their redundancy with Herro. As I’ve said, I hope Javonte continues to improve his decision making/playmaking, and shot selection b/c he can be a scoring guard off a bench, and I liked Muldsr a few years ago in summer league and training camp with the Heat, but he was replaced by Gabe Vincent, who also does a lot of the same things, but has a little more size, and is better defensively
Marcus Garrett is as much a Miami Heat player as there can be. I wasnt sure if they would be able to bring him back b/c they kept both Oladipo and Lowry. Lowry could still potentially get moved in a KD deal, if it happens, but for now, he is great depth, and you just want to keep him around b/c he is a winning player, in my opinion. I hope to see him continue to improve in areas he did last year before he got hurt. His handle got exponentially better from the start of summer league until the beginning of the regular season, and his shot is improving as well. Those 2 things are the deciding factor of him being a full time rotation player, or a defensive specialist that gives you depth
This is the correct and appropriate term for Garrett – he is a defensive specialist.
Days looks great.
Nice snag by miami
Now that Miami has waived Jovante,
a different NBA team
now has the opportunity to…………..
GET SMART !!
(Does he REALLY wear #86?)
I’m surprised you didn’t ask about Scully since Mulder was waived…
Funny moment at summer league
When in a fast break
Knuckle head Josh Christopher refused to give
Tari Eason the finish and instead jumped into a tidal wave turnover
Eason shook his head at said knucklehead and jogged down to match his former LSU teammate in Days and commiserated to his former twin tower on the Spurs
Allman has shown flashes, hope he sticks around.