Briante Weber has signed a partially guaranteed contract with the Miami Heat and will take part in training camp in a bid for one of the final roster spots.
Guard Briante Weber has agreed to a partially guaranteed deal to return to the Miami Heat, league sources tell Yahoo.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 13, 2018
The agreement with the defensive-minded point guard, who has previously played with the Heat and also has had three separate stints with Miami’s G-League team affiliate Sioux Falls Skyforce, brings the roster to 14 players in addition to the pair of two-way contracts for Duncan Robinson and Yante Maten. Pat Riley has said the team would welcome back Dwyane Wade and Udonis Haslem should they choose to return, with a maximum of 20 players able to participate in training camp and 15 players for the regular season roster.
Weber went undrafted in the 2015 NBA Draft and joined the Heat’s training camp but was eventually waived and later joined the Skyforce in his first stint with the team. He played for the Memphis Grizzlies and appeared in one game for the Heat in 2016. He then played for Miami’s summer team later that year and once again joined training camp but was ultimately waived after appearing in eight preseason games.
He signed 10-day contracts with the Golden State Warriors and Charlotte Hornets, played with the Los Angeles Lakers during training camp and preseason in 2017 and later signed a two-way contract with the Houston Rockets and rejoined the Grizzlies.
The 25-year-old has played in 40 NBA games, averaging 3.0 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 12.3 minutes.
Miami could use a true point guard backup for Goran Dragic, but also have Dion Waiters, Josh Richardson, Tyler Johnson, Wayne Ellington, Rodney McGruder and possibly Wade returning in the backcourt.