Miami Heat signs Caleb Martin to two-way deal – NBA Blog

The Miami Heat have signed Caleb Martin to a two-way contract.

According to the Miami Herald, “Martin joins undrafted rookie Kansas guard Marcus Garrett as the two Heat players on two-way contracts. Teams can bring up to two players in two-way deals, and those players can be on their NBA team’s active roster for up to 50 regular season games. Garrett is a former Naismith Defensive Player of the Year with a developing offensive game. “

And according to the South Florida Sun Sentinel, “Due to the Heat’s position against the NBA’s luxury tax, they are expected to go with only 14 players under standard contract when their regular season begins October 21 at the FTX Arena against the Milwaukee Bucks: Bam Adebayo, Jimmy Butler, Kyle Lowry, PJ Tucker, Duncan Robinson, Tyler Herro, Dewayne Dedmon, Markieff Morris, Max Strus, Gabe Vincent, Victor Oladipo, KZ Okpala, Udonis Haslem and Omer Yurtseven ”.

Martin appeared in 53 games (three starts) with the Charlotte Hornets last season and averaged 5.0 points, 2.7 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 15.4 minutes. He scored in double digits six times, including a 17-point, 10-rebound double-double against the Lakers on April 13. He divided the previous season between the Hornets and their G League affiliate, the Greensboro Swarm, starting in total. In 28 games he appeared for the Swarm and averaged 21.3 points, 6.0 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 1.61 steals and 36.9 minutes, while shooting 47 percent from the field and 37.1 percent from three-point range. He led the team in three-point field goals and finished second in points, scoring average and field goals made.

Martin helped lead Nevada to a 29-4 record and a 2019 NCAA Tournament berth as a senior after appearing in 34 games (33 starts) averaging 19.2 points, 5.1 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.44 steals and 34.1 minutes while leading the team in points. , scoring average, steals, field goals made, three-point field goals and free throws.

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