Heat sign Varnado, Andersen to new contracts

Jarvis Varnado's rebounding could come in handy for next year. - USA TODAY Sports

Varnado will remain a Heat player for the rest of the season, and Andersen signed a second 10-day contact.

Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted today that the Miami Heat are working on a contract with 6-foot-9 forward Jarvis Varnado for the rest of the season. Varnado had signed the maximum of two 10-day contracts with Miami, so the Heat had to decide whether to keep him. Wojnarowski also tweeted that Miami will sign Chris Andersen to a second 10-day contact. Miami will have to decide whether to keep Andersen after the expiration of Andersen's contract.

Both Varnado and Andersen have only played for Miami in mop-up duty, but Pat Riley apparently sees something in Varnado. The former Mississippi State shot-blocker fits the mold of an athletic, mobile defender needed for this team. Joel Anthony is like that, but Varnado could offer some more offense. It's doubtful that Varnado will play any minutes in the rotation, but it's a good sign that he will continue to move in the Heat pipeline. Varnado's permanent place on the Heat roster also means that either Terrel Harris or Josh Harrellson will not rejoin Miami.

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