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Heat eyeing Garrett, Jarreau for two-way contracts?

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Both Garrett and Jarreau offer depth in the backcourt.

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Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reported that the Miami Heat have discussed a two-way contract for Marcus Garrett, the 6-foot-5 wing who has impressed in summer league. He also reported that the Heat have “conveyed interest” in DeJon Jarreau, a point guard, but added that Miami sources haven’t revealed whether they will offer a two-way contract.

The Heat currently hold 14 players under contract, with both two-way roster spots up for grabs. Max Strus and Gabe Vincent, Miami’s two-way players last season, both have standard contracts this year. Omer Yurtseven, the Heat’s standout from summer league, is also on a standard contract.

Players on two-way deals can appear in up to 50 games for their NBA team and spend the rest of the season in the G League.

I’m on board with signing them both to two-way deals. Both Garrett and Jarreau offer needed depth. Victor Oladipo won’t be ready for the start of the season, so it makes sense to have a guard take at least one of the two-way roster spots. I’ve already talked about Miami’s recent lack of backup point guards, though Vincent will get at least spot minutes until Oladipo returns.