Heat signs Robert Dozier and Rodney Carney

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With training camp looming, the Heat added a few forwards to the mix with long shots to make the roster.

The Miami Heat tapped into the University of Memphis pipeline to round out it's training camp roster today, announcing that it has signed Robert Dozier and Rodney Carney to bring its roster total to the maximum of 20. The team did not disclose the terms, but it is likely of the non-guaranteed variety.

Dozier is a familiar name because he was selected by Miami in the second round of the 2009 draft, although the 26-year old has yet to receive an NBA minute. After a senior year with the Tigers in which Dozier averaged 13 points on 52 percent shooting, the 6-foot-10 slender forward has played in Greece and France. Last season, with Cholet of the France ProA league, Dozier averaged 9.5 points and 5.4 rebounds, according to Eurobasket.com. Coming out of college, Dozier was considered an offensively challenged player, but one whose athleticism and length was appealing.

Carney is a former first round pick of the Philadelphia 76ers who has appeared in 299 NBA games, averaging six points per game in stops with the Sixers, Timberwolves, Grizzlies and Warriors. He played with Liaoning of the Chinese Basketball Association last season, filling out the box score with 22 points per game, four rebounds, a block and a steal in 31 games.

Why is this important?

This announcement all but ends the likelihood of veteran Juwan Howard wearing a Heat uniform another year, if you consider that important.

It essentially doesn't mean much else, as both players are long shots to crack the roster.

But that doesn't mean we can't engage in the interesting debate about the battle between Terrell Harris, Garrett Temple, Carney and Dozier for one the last spots on the roster.

Training camp storylines!




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