The Miami Heat announced today that they have waived three players who were fighting for roster spots, DeAndre Liggins, Erik McCree and Tony Mitchell.
All of them will likely play for the Heat’s developmental league affiliate, the Sioux Falls Skyforce. My colleague Surya Fernandez said that Liggins would probably transition back to his play with the Skyforce before the regular season begins upon the Heat’s announcement of his signing. McCree’s contract included a designation as an “affiliate” player for him. Tony Mitchell only signed with the Heat two days ago, and got to spend some time with the team at the tail end of the preseason.
The South Florida Sun-Sentinel’s Ira Winderman said that Matt Williams Jr., the sharpshooter who played for the Heat in summer league, will likely be the second Heat player with a “two-way contract” allowing him to play for the Heat for up to 45 days and spend the rest of the season with the Skyforce.
Derrick Walton already has a two-way conract, and it appears that will be the likely outcome with Matt Williams Jr., as well.— Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) October 14, 2017