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Heat sign guard Luis Montero, waive center Keith Benson

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Miami adds the former Blazers guard to their training camp roster.


The Miami Heat have followed up yesterday’s addition of big man Vashil Fernandez with the signing of former Portland Trailer Blazers guard Luis Montero and waiving center Keith Benson in the process.

Montero will wear number 44.

Benson, who signed with Miami on September 23, appeared in three preseason games with Miami and averaged 7.3 points, 3.3 rebounds and 10.9 minutes.

Much like Fernandez and the recently waived Stefan Jankovic, Montero and Benson’s rights will likely be retained in order to help fill out the roster for their D-League affiliate team, the Sioux Falls Skyforce. Miami must cut their training camp roster down to 15 at the end of preseason.

Montero appeared in 12 games with Portland last season totaling 14 points, four rebounds and an assist in 42 minutes. In six playoff games with Portland, he totaled eight points on a perfect 3-of-3 from the field, 2-of-2 from three-point range and 1-of-1 from the foul line.