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The move signals that Max Strus or BJ Johnson will get the Heat’s final two-way roster spot.

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The Miami Heat announced today that they have waived two players who were competing for the team’s final two-way roster spot, Breein Tyree and Paul Eboua.

The Heat’s other two-way roster spot already belongs to Gabe Vincent, who was also on a two-way contract last season.

Today’s move means that the final spot will come down between Max Strus and BJ Johnson. Strus drew the ire of some Heat fans on Twitter during the Heat’s preseason opener — he was a -22 in his 24 minutes of action. Heat officials haven’t given up on him yet, though.

Johnson is a swingman who played on a two-way contract for the Orlando Magic last season. We could see both him and Strus getting some run in Friday’s preseason finale for the Heat; Johnson played just seven minutes in Monday’s game against the Pelicans.

Eboua drew some interest from Heat fans when the Heat signed him last season — he has a 7-foot, 3-inch wingspan. He did not play in Miami’s first preseason game.

Like Vincent, Tyree is a 6-foot-2 guard. It seemed unlikely that the Heat would use their two roster spots on two point guards.

The Heat have elected not to have their G League affiliate, the Sioux Falls Skyforce, play in this season. Players on two-way contracts can play in up to 50 of this season’s 72 games.