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Miami Heat meet with free agent center Ryan Hollins in search of depth

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In search of one more big to join the roster, the Heat met with free agent center Ryan Hollins over the weekend.

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Per multiple reports, the Miami Heat met with free agent center Ryan Hollins over the weekend. Hollins met with head coach Erik Spoelstra and his staff on Friday.

Hollins is a 7'0, soon to be 30 year old center who has been around the NBA. Not particularly skilled at any one thing, Hollins presents the size the Heat would be looking for. There isn't much to negotiate, as the Heat can only offer the veteran's minimum, but maybe whether his contract would be guaranteed or not.

Or possibly, the Heat are still gauging multiple players to join their training camp roster. We reported yesterday that Miami was meeting with free agent center Andray Blatche and they also met with Nazr Mohammed last week. It seems as though the Heat are being diligent in their last roster spot available.

Hollins simply presents a no risk player. He wouldn't offer much but some rebounds, a shot blocker at times, and screener. You can't dump the ball to him or ask him to score on his own. He is the epitome of a role player, just not a great one.

Hollins' best season in the NBA was 2010 when he averaged 6.1 PPG and 2.8 RPG. Last year, he played in 61 games for the Clippers and averaged under 8 minutes per game. If he lands in Miami, it will be 8th team in 8 years. Per the Miami Herald, no offer was made over to weekend to Ryan, and he simply remains under consideration.

As reported by Y! Sports, Hollins also has interest from Sacramento, Chicago and San Antonio. Personally, I think we could all agree that Blatche would be a better option for the Heat than Ryan Hollins, but this is up to Pat Riley to decide. Either way, the Heat are looking at a big that would be third in line to the center position behind Chris Bosh and Chris Andersen.