The Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson reported that the Heat have offered contracts to two standouts from their summer league team — Arkansas point guard Daryl Macon and Georgia forward Yante Maten.
NEW: Some more news here - Heat offers contracts to two former SEC standouts on its Summer League team. Details, plus more Heat items: https://t.co/gSb1StCD9y— Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) July 15, 2018
Jackson cites their agents, who say that the Heat have offered them “exhibit 10” contracts, which guarantee that players make $50,000 regardless of whether the player makes the team. The agents said that the players are weighing offers from other teams as well as potential opportunities to play overseas.
Macon, who is 6-foot-1, averaged 7.5 points and 7.5 rebounds for the Heat in summer league. Maten, who is 6-foot-8, averaged 10 points and five rebounds with Miami.
The Heat hope to keep their second two-way contract roster spot open, according to Jackson. That way, a bunch of undrafted players and other free agents would compete for the spot over training camp.