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Heat trim roster to 14, convert Macon to two-way contract

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Macon grabs the second two-way contract while Heat waive four players.

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The Miami Heat announced Saturday that they have exercised the two-way player conversion option in Daryl Macon’s contract. They also waived Kyle Alexander, Skyler Flatten, Bubu Palo and Davon Reed to bring their current roster down to 14 players ahead of the season opener, plus the pair of two-way contracts of Macon and Chris Silva.

Macon signed with the Heat on September 20 and appeared in four preseason games totaling 13 points on 5-12 shooting (41.7%), two rebounds and two assists in 31:43 minutes of action. He played with the Heat’s Summer League team last year before signing a two-way contract with the Dallas Mavericks, appearing in eight games last season totaling 29 points, 12 rebounds, seven assists and a steal in 90 minutes of action.

He also appeared in 41 games (37 starts) with their G-League affiliate team Texas Legends and averaged 19.0 points, 6.2 assists, 3.3 rebounds, 1.05 steals and 34.5 minutes while shooting 42.3 percent from the field and 83.5 percent from the foul line. He led the team in points (780), assists (254), field goals made (260) and free throws made (192).

Alexander, who was signed by the Heat on July 15, appeared in two preseason games totaling four rebounds and a block in 13:34 minutes of action. Reed played in four preseason games, averaging 5.0 points, 2.8 rebounds and 7.8 minutes.

Flatten and Palo, who were both signed by the Heat last week, did not appear in any Heat preseason games.