The Sioux Falls Skyforce have announced that they have signed forward Greg Whittington via returning player rights.
The Miami Heat’s NBA Development League affiliate team re-signed Whittington after appearing in 28 games averaging 11.5 points, 6.4 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.5 steals per game for the Sydney Kings in Australia. Markeith Cummings was waived to make room on the Skyforce roster.
The 6’-8” forward was an integral member of the Skyforce’s historic season last year in which they set a D-League record by going 40-10 en route to securing their first D-League title (and third in franchise history). He played in 27 games (26 starts) that season averaging 13.8 points, 7.9 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 2.1 steals and 1.0 blocks per game and also appeared in all seven playoff games averaging 12.4 points, 6.4 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.4 steals in almost 28 minutes per game.
Whittington was one of the more impressive prospects for the Heat’s Summer League squad in 2015 with his versatility and boundless athleticism. After nearly two years away from the game after a torn ACL and going undrafted, Whittington made a quick adjustment back to competitive basketball after a tentative showing in the Orlando tournament turned into an impressive showing in Las Vegas where he played major minutes. You can read more about his comeback in an exclusive interview with Hot Hot Hoops during that Las Vegas tournament here.
Much like Willie Reed, who played with Whittington on that Summer League team, the Heat may possibly circle back to him to fill a roster spot or in training camp.