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The Miami Heat trimmed their roster to 18 after waiving both Chris Johnson and Reggie Williams after three preseason games

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The Miami Heat knew they had to trim their roster to 15 players by October 29, but they got started early today by waiving center Chris Johnson and guard Reggie Williams.

Of the two, Reggie Williams seemed more likely to make the roster, as he was battling Shannon Brown and Tyler Johnson for the backup minutes behind Dwyane Wade. Now, the Heat roster stands at 18.

The players still fighting for the roster spots: Shannon Brown, Tyler Johnson, Andre Dawkins, Shawn Jones, and Khem Birch.

The Heat play the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night.

Here's the official press release from the Miami Heat:

MIAMI, October 13 - The Miami HEAT announced today that they have waived center Chris Johnson and guard Reggie Williams.

Johnson, who was signed as a free agent on September 26, appeared in one game with the HEAT this preseason totaling one rebound, one assist and a block in six minutes of action.

Williams, who was signed as a free agent on August 12, did not appear in a game with Miami.

The HEAT's roster now stands at 18.

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OFFICIAL - The @MiamiHEAT have waived C Chris Johnson & G Reggie Williams. The team roster now stands at 18. Visit HEAT.com for more information on today's player transactions.

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