NBA Trade News: Miami Heat Signs Forward Greg Whittington To Camp Roster
Former Georgetown forward Greg Whittington has agreed to sign with the Miami Heat on Tuesday. Whittington was a stand-out performer in the summer league in Las Vegas. The forward has agreed to a one-year, non-guaranteed deal and will fly to Miami to sign for the franchise this week.
The Heat is also looking to filling out their roster. Whittington’s inclusion takes Heats’ roster to 18 players. A team in NBA can have maximum 20 players. Teams will try to lower the number of players to 15 by October 26.
Miami will start their preseason campaign against the Charlotte Hornets at the Airlines Arena on October 4, following the beginning of their training camp on September 29. Heat will be kicking off their regular season campaign on October 28 against the visiting Hornets.
The 6-foot-8 forward has joined Miami as the only player without a salary guarantee for the 2015-16 season. Miami has agreed to partially guaranteed contracts with Center Hassan Whiteside and guard Tyler Johnson.
Whittington followed free agents Keith Benson and Corey Hawkins, who recently signed for the Heat. Another forward, James Ennis returned to Miami recently.
In nine summer league appearance for the Heat, Whittington posted an impressive average of 9.1 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.3 blocks and 2.0 assists in 24.5 minutes per game for the Heat.
He spent last season working out with the New York Knicks’ NBA Development League team but went undrafted in June. He had a terrific season with the Hoyas in 2012-13, but left Georgetown for academic issues following a torn Achilles.