The Miami Heat have officially announced the acquisition of 6'9" SF/PF Luke Babbitt
OFFICIAL: The @MiamiHEAT have acquired Luke Babbitt from New Orleans in exchange for NOP’s own 2018 2nd-round pick & cash considerations.— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) July 10, 2016
Babbitt played college ball in Nevada and has spent six seasons in the NBA split between Portland and New Orleans. In the 2015-2016 season, Babbitt averaged a career-high 7.0 ppg on 40.4 percent shooting from beyond the arc. The season prior, Babbitt would've led the league in three point shooting at 51.3 percent, but did not qualify due to a limited number of attempts (59-115).
Miami will be sending a 2018 2nd round draft pick that is heavily protected as well as cash considerations. Ironically, the draft pick originally belonged to New Orleans and was sent to Miami in the Jarnell Stokes trade.
Babbitt makes the NBA minimum at roughly 1.2 million dollars, but that number will officially be fully guaranteed in two days (h/t to @AlbertRandom. Give him a follow on Twitter).
Miami's made a flurry of moves today and has also just matched the Tyler Johnson offer sheet. It would seem the players Miami's acquired are either shooters (Babbitt, Ellington) or tweener athletic types (Williams, Johnson). Both types would seemingly fit in a Goran Dragic-led offense.