HEAT Waive Harris, Open Roster Spot
By: Matt Pineda
The Miami HEAT have requested waivers on G Terrel Harris. This comes 5 days prior to Harris’ contract becoming guaranteed.
This has become the norm for Miami the past few seasons. Last year they did the same with Gladness, as they signed him to a few 10 day contracts. Miami can do this with Harris as well, able to sign him to two separate 10 day contracts if they chose. Harris had a big game last season against the Hawks, grabbing 14 rebounds in a 2 OT win without James or Wade. But this season, he hasn’t done anything remotely noticeable.
The move comes a day after the HEAT were beat on the boards by 20 to the Chicago Bulls. Could Miami be positioning itself to sign a big to help on the boards? If so, it would be odd that they didn’t make a move on Josh Harrellson who has seen limited time and been confused while out there.
Notable free agents could be Kenyon Martin and Chris Anderson. But if the HEAT elect to sign someone else, they may wait until other veterans that could receive buyouts later in the season. Expect the HEAT to take it slow in their effort to fill this roster spot.
The HEAT also have Dexter Pittman available to recall from the NBDL.