Heat guarantee contracts of Beasley, Mason Jr. for the rest of the season

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The teams put an end to any speculation with a roster set at 15 guaranteed contracts.

The Miami Heat have guaranteed the contracts of both Michael Beasley and Roger Mason Jr., according to Ira Winderman of the Sun-Sentinel.

The two additions to the team before training camp are now signed for the rest of the 2013-14 NBA season, with both of them making the veteran's minimum. They could have been waived to make room for another player, say Andrew Bynum who was released by the Chicago Bulls today after their trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

"You just control what you can control." Mason told reporters after the morning shootaround. "They told me that I've been everything that they could have expected. When I've played, I've played well. So you just control that and you let the chips fall where they may.

"It's the best camaraderie I've ever been a part of in 11 years," Mason continued. "We have a veteran group. We have guys who care about each other. We have guys who have high basketball IQs, so we talk the game. We've got pros, guys who care, guys who work hard and push each other. I can go on and on. It's a great group, it's a special group. It's no surprise that they've been to the Finals three straight years."

If the Heat want to make another move, whether it be at the trade deadline for example, or to sign a free agent to a 10-day contract (which NBA teams can do starting now) they will need to trim their roster or pursue a trade similar to the one they made with the Memphis Grizzlies in which Dexter Pittman was let go. That roster spot was eventually claimed by Juwan Howard in his final season as a player with the Heat and the NBA.

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