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Heat sign Omer Yurtseven for final roster spot

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He played for the Oklahoma City Blue of the G League this season.

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The Miami Heat’s deadline day trades gave them two open roster spots. The Heat used one of those slots on Dewayne Dedmon, who has filled in admirably as a backup center. And today, the team announced that center Omer Yurtseven had signed to a deal for the final roster spot.

Yurtseven played with the Oklahoma City Blue of the G League and averaged 15.2 points and 9.3 rebounds per game this season. Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald reported that his contract is non-guaranteed for next season, but that it gets him in the Heat’s developmental system.

The Heat, of course, signed Kendrick Nunn on the last day of the 2018-19 regular season. He launched himself from obscurity to the runner-up in Rookie of the Year voting and regained his starting job in his second year.

Yurtseven did not travel with the team to Milwaukee for the Heat’s Saturday night road game against the Bucks. He will join front-court teammates Dedmon, Bam Adebayo, Nemanja Bjelica and Precious Achiuwa.