The Miami have signed another player, this time undrafted forward Marcus Lee.
Lee was a former Kentucky player who transferred to Cal Berkely to finish his career. He went undrafted this year, although he did play in the Las Vegas Summer League. He’s 6’9 and an interior player and he will be competing for maybe a roster spot, but more likely competing for a Sioux Falls invitation.
This gives the Heat 17 players under contract, plus two two-way players in Duncan Robinson and Yante Maten. The Heat are holding two spots currently for Dwyane Wade and Udonis Haslem who appear to be ready to rejoin the team for one final season together. Thus, Miami likely only has one roster spot left to offer someone a camp invite.
The Heat will have to trim their roster to 15 players, not including their two-way players, before the start of the regular season.
Here’s the official press release from HEAT.com
MIAMI, August 15 – The Miami HEAT announced today that they have signed forward Marcus Lee. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Lee began his collegiate career at the University of Kentucky before transferring to the University of California, Berkeley for his senior season where he appeared in 32 games (all starts) with the Golden Bears last season and averaged 11.4 points, 7.2 rebounds, 1.63 blocks, 1.3 assists and 27.8 minutes while shooting 56.3 percent from the field. He finished eighth among the school’s all-time single-season blocks list with 52 and was the only player to start all 32 games. As a junior at Kentucky, Lee shot a single-season school record 68 percent from the field while helping the Wildcats to the SEC Championship. Additionally, he recently appeared in seven Summer League games (five starts) with the Cleveland Cavaliers in Las Vegas and averaged 6.1 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.57 blocks in 15.9 minutes of action while shooting 70 percent (21-of-30) from the field.