After playing the final moments of the Miami Heat’s blowout win over the Orlando Magic last night, the team sent guard Marcus Garrett to the Sioux Falls Skyforce. The Skyforce, Miami’s G League affiliate, opens training camp this week.
The Heat has assigned Marcus Garrett to Sioux Falls. The Skyforce opens training camp this week.— Anthony Chiang (@Anthony_Chiang) October 26, 2021
Along with Caleb Martin, Garrett is on a two-way contract with the Heat. Two-way contracts allow players to spend up to 50 regular-season games with their NBA team and the rest of the season in the G League. Martin is still with Miami.
The Heat will fly to New York City to visit the Brooklyn Nets tomorrow at 7:30 p.m.
The news of Garrett’s assignment to Sioux Falls could signal that Kyle Lowry is feeling better after missing Saturday’s overtime loss to the Indiana Pacers. Lowry started in the Heat’s win over Orlando Monday night.
Garrett has already played in two games — the 107-90 victory over the Magic, and the 42-point shellacking of the Milwaukee Bucks last Thursday. As mentioned earlier, the Heat may wait until March to add a 15th player to a standard contract and avoid dipping into the luxury tax. Miami may turn to Garrett and Martin if injuries affect the team’s backcourt until then.