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Heat sign Kyle Alexander to two-way contract

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The 6-foot-10 Alexander played for the Heat in summer league and during the preseason.

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After signing Chris Silva to a standard NBA contract, the Miami Heat signed Kyle Alexander to a two-way contract.

Silva was originally on a two-way contract with the Heat, but he never spent a day in the G League with the Sioux Falls Skyforce, Miami’s affiliate team. He emerged as a high-energy backup big man that earned him comparisons to Udonis Haslem early in the season.

The Heat could not sign Silva to a standard contract until Tuesday, Jan. 14, with Miami operating under the hard salary cap after the Jimmy Butler sign-and-trade deal. With Silva signed, Miami is just $12,330 under the hard cap.

With Silva on a standard contract, Miami added Alexander, who was on Miami’s summer league team in 2019 and joined the team in preseason. The Heat waived him just before the start of the regular season, but he remained with the Skyforce.

The 6-foot-10 Alexander has averaged 10.6 points, 9.1 rebounds and 2.2 blocks in the G League this season. He can spend up to 24 days with the Heat on his two-way contract; for the rest of the season, he will play in Sioux Falls. Gabe Vincent is Miami’s other two-way player.