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Avery Bradley agrees to two-year deal with Miami Heat

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The Heat added the veteran guard to their rotation.

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The Miami Heat made another addition to their roster when they agreed to terms with Avery Bradley on a two-year, $11.6 million deal on Saturday.

The move helps the Heat back court as Bradley is an above average defender (used to be elite), which will help their point of attack defense. The deal is also going to be a second year team option which is what the Heat are doing to preserve cap space for 2021.

The deal comes on the heels of the Heat also adding Maurice Harkless after they learned Derrick Jones Jr. was leaving for the Portland Trailblazers on a two-year, $19 million deal.

Bradley is a 29 year-old, 6’3 guard who plays off the ball and excels at one ball defense and mid range shooting. He’s a career 36% three-point shooter, which is what he shot last season for the Lakers.

Bradley’s addition gives the Heat flexibility in their closing lineups and something to help with the guarding smaller players, something that neither Goran Dragic or Kendrick Nunn really are good at right now.

The bad news? This signing almost guarantees that Jae Crowder is not returning to the Heat. The Heat now have no standard roster spots available.