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Miami Heat Sign Rodney McGruder And Hassan Whiteside

Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

After a heartbreaking departure with the longtime franchise player Dwyane Wade, the Miami Heat have started to move on and do some free agency signings. The Heat signed Hassan Whiteside to a contract yesterday, to make it official, and they also signed Rodney McGruder, a 6'5" shooting guard.

McGruder played mostly in D-League for the Heat affiliate, the Sioux Falls Skyforce, and he averaged 15.8 points and 5.3 rebounds per game. He is currently on the Heat's Summer League roster as well, and in three games so far, he's averaged 8.7 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.3 assists. He is a versatile guard who is a great shooter and can make shots from just about any spot on the floor. The details of the deal have not been disclosed, but the Heat most likely signed him to a minimum contract.

Beside McGruder, the Heat officially signed Hassan Whiteside to a contract yesterday. Whiteside will spend the next four years in South Beach and will hopefully improve and justify the big contract that he received. In other news, the former Heat guard Ray Allen is looking to return to the league. Although he is interested in the Golden State Warriors and the San Antonio Spurs primarily, do you think there's a chance he comes back to Miami as well?


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