Heat guard Marcus Garrett has a fractured right wrist, tweets Anthony Chiang of The Miami Herald. The team announced that Garrett is wearing a cast and his condition will be reevaluated in four weeks.
A wrist injury derailed Garrett’s rookie season and forced him to have surgery in January. He was released from his two-way contract following the injury, but he signed a new two-way deal this summer.
Coach Erik Spoelstra refused to speculate on whether Garrett could lose his roster spot again after the latest injury, calling it a “business decision,” tweets Ira Winderman of The Sun-Sentinel.
If Garrett is released, Miami has several candidates for the two-way opening, including Haywood Highsmith, who is with the Heat on a partially guaranteed contract, and Mychal Mulder, who signed with the team over the weekend. The other two-way slot is held by Jamal Cain, whose Exhibit 10 contract was converted on Sunday.
Garrett, 23, appeared in all four Heat games during the preseason, averaging 3.3 PPG in 18.4 minutes per night. He got into 12 games with Miami last season before the injury.