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- Erik Spoelstra declines to answer whether Victor Oladipo will play for Miami Heat again this season
- Dewayne Dedmon offers fantastic response when asked what he’s willing to do for Miami Heat
- Report: Victor Oladipo increasingly unlikely to receive ‘anything near’ maximum deal this offseason
- Kendrick Nunn shows he’s been fully vaccinated and exclaims COVID-19 ‘can kiss my a–‘
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- Report: Victor Oladipo will not travel with Miami Heat on upcoming road trip
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- Video: Victor Oladipo exits game vs. Lakers after suffering non-contact injury
- Video: Jimmy Butler taunts Lakers while taking over in 4th quarter for Heat
Miami Heat News: Heat Sign Derrick Williams to One-Year, $5 Million Deal
- Updated: July 8, 2016
While Miami Heat fans are still getting over the fact that Dwyane Wade has signed with the Chicago Bulls, the Heat front office is back to work trying to field the best team possible next year. That’s going to be extremely hard because even though the Heat have some money to spend, most of the premier free agents have already signed with other teams.
However, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, forward Derrick Williams has agreed to a one-year, $5 million deal with the Heat.
Free agent forward Derrick Williams has agreed to a one-year, $5M deal with Miami, league source tells @TheVertical.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) July 8, 2016
Williams is signing a one-year deal because he wants to improve his value under the leadership of Erik Spoelstra and test the market again in 2017.
Williams has bounced around in the league in his six years but spent last year with the New York Knicks who renounced him today. He averaged 9.3 points and 3.7 rebounds per game last year. The University of Arizona product shot 43.3 percent from the field and was a solid rotation player for a Knicks team that only won 32 games last season.
This is the first signing Pat Riley has made since Wade left and is a good step towards building a decent roster for the 2016-17 campaign.