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Heat officially sign free agents Derrick Williams, Wayne Ellington and James Johnson

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Heat share pictures Monday of their three newest players signing their new contracts.


The Miami Heat have officially signed forward Derrick Williams on Monday.

Miami had already announced his signing yesterday along with those of fellow free agents Wayne Ellington and James Johnson, in addition to re-signing veterans Udonis Haslem and Tyler Johnson along with the acquisition of Luke Babbitt from the New Orleans Pelicans.

Williams' one year deal is worth $5 million, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

Miami's press release details Williams' NBA experience:

Williams, a 6'8", 240-pound power forward, has appeared in 376 regular season games (101 starts) during a five-year career and has averaged 9.3 points, 4.2 rebounds and 21.4 minutes while shooting 43.3 percent from the floor, 29.9 percent from three-point range and 71.5 percent from the foul line. The former second overall pick of the 2011 NBA Draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves has yet to appear in a postseason game. Last season as a member of the New York Knicks, Williams appeared in a career-high 80 games (nine starts) and averaged 9.3 points, 3.7 rebounds and 17.9 minutes while shooting a career-high 45 percent from the floor, 29.3 percent from three-point range and 75.8 percent from the foul line. He also set personal single-season career highs in both field goals made (194) and assists (75). During his career, Williams has played for Minnesota (2011-14), Sacramento (2013-15) and New York (2015-16).

The team also posted this photo today of Heat legend Alonzo Mourning visiting newly-signed players Johnson and Ellington at the AmericanAirlines Arena.