FEBRUARY 8: The Heat have made it official, announcing a press release that they’ve signed Bouyea to a 10-day contract.
FEBRUARY 7: The Heat plan to sign Jamaree Bouyea to a 10-day contract, sources tell Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link).
Bouyea, 23, went undrafted last June after a five-year college career with San Francisco. He signed an Exhibit 10 deal with the Heat in mid-July and played for the Heat’s Summer League squad.
The 6’2″ point guard was waived before the regular season started and has spent his entire rookie year with the Sioux Falls Skyforce, the Heat’s G League affiliate.
During the Showcase Cup, which ended in December, Bouyea averaged 15.1 PPG, 7.3 RPG, 6.1 APG and 2.4 SPG on .493/.306/.654 shooting in 16 games (35.5 MPG). He has averaged 18.3 PPG, 4.9 RPG, 5.6 APG and 1.4 SPG on .520/.286/.735 shooting during 16 regular season games for the Skyforce (33.4 MPG).
The Heat announced (via Twitter) earlier on Tuesday that Kyle Lowry will miss at least three games with knee soreness, so Bouyea could get some minutes during his 10-day deal.
Miami traded Dewayne Dedmon to the Spurs in a salary dump, and already had a roster opening, so no subsequent moves will be required to sign Bouyea.
11 thoughts on “Heat Sign Jamaree Bouyea To 10-Day Deal”
I was thinking the same thing
Riveting trade deadline
Get Josh Richardson please frm spurs
Favors, Whiteside, Kemba, Melo, Dwight, Bledsode,and Harkless are all not in the league but the Heat bring in this guy
It’s a 10 day good lord
I am aware but the Heat need depth and those guys provide it. For any other team I would be super happy for the guy but the Heat always try to find rotation players cheap
Heat make solid rotation guys out of unknowns all the time.
Heat dont really need his skillset right now, but I like him as a player, and he has also improved in a couple of areas since summer league. He is reminiscent of Reggie Jackson…
It’s a shame they lost Dru Smoth b/c he probably would have got this spot, but would have liked to see them sign DJ Stewart jr or Justin Champagnie to make sure not to lose them. I’m hoping that keeping a couple of the young guys ends up being an outcome of getting the roster space and getting further from the tax
Heat absolutely need a smallball 5, and hopefully the dont have to move anyone outside of a couple of guys to get that. Dedmon, Vincent, Strus, Jovic, and picks were generally the main things I was willing to move, so unless it’s a significant return, hopefully nobody else gets moved, and they use the spots to address that area at the 5/4
This kid can play, go watch his tape against Gonzaga. He’s going to have an NBA career.