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Pacers sign away DeJon Jarreau from Heat

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The Pacers inked the guard to a two-way deal before Miami did.

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The Miami Heat have missed out on what many believed would be one of their two-way contracts in DeJon Jarreau, who the Pacers are giving a two-way deal.

Scott Agness reported the signing HERE.

The University of Houston product went undrafted, then joined the Miami Heat for summer league. In five games, the 23-year-old averaged 11.6 points, 6.6 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 1.4 steals per game. His per-game assist total ranked 12th among all players in Las Vegas.

He was a pretty good stand out next to Marcus Garrett, with who the Heat have also yet to reach a two-way deal, but one is expected per Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald.

It’s possible the Heat already have a deal in place with Garret, and would like to use their second contract with a versatile big as opposed to two defensive-minded guards. But still, this one stings a little because all the fans really liked him.

As Barry said, and what is usually the Heat’s preferred choice, is to make Training Camp the tryout for a final two-way deal. That way, the can get great competition and get guys to come to camp to compete for that spot.

Miami has 14 players under contract, with one more standard spot available (with also comes the luxury tax — that is a big deal), and they also have both their two-way contracts yet to be taken.