Heat Sign Nikola Jovic

First-round pick Nikola Jovic has officially signed with the Heat, the team announced in a press release.

The Serbian forward was the 27th pick in this year’s draft. Assuming he receives the full 120% of the rookie scale, which is standard, Jovic will earn approximately $2.2MM in his first season and $11.5MM across the four-year deal.

The 19-year-old averaged 11.7 points per game this season while playing for Mega Basket in Europe’s ABA League. He was named the league’s top prospect for the just-completed season and was Junior ABA League MVP in 2021.

Jovic is making his debut with Miami in today’s Summer League California Classic in San Francisco.

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