Heat Sign McRoberts, Granger
(CBS) Finally, the Heat have capitalized on a move in free agency.
It’s just not one of the big dominos yet.
Josh McRoberts has agreed to sign a four-year contract with the Miami Heat, a deal that could be worth about $23 million, multiple outlets reported Monday afternoon. Shortly after, Miami inked wing Danny Granger to a two-year, $4.2 million deal, according to Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski.
His agent, Mike Conley Sr., said Monday that McRoberts will get the full mid-level exception, starting at about $5.3 million next season. Contracts begin getting signed Thursday.
McRoberts averaged 8.5 points in 78 starts for Charlotte last season, and he raised Miami’s ire in the playoffs by leveling LeBron James with an elbow that some Heat players said looked intentional. McRoberts was issued only a common foul at the time, but the NBA upgraded it to a flagrant-2 and fined him $20,000.
The 31-year-old Granger averaged 8.2 points in 41 games last season split between the Pacers and Clippers. He shot 33.6 percent from 3-point range.
Miami is waiting to see if James and fellow big names Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh will be re-signing with the Heat.
Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.