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Heat agree to one-year deal with Reggie Williams

Aug 7, 2014, 10:01 PM EDT

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As the Heat continue to put together the pieces following the departure of LeBron James, they added some depth by taking a chance a young scorer who has bounced around a bit to begin his NBA career.

From Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports:

Free-agent forward Reggie Williams has reached an agreement on a one-year deal with the Miami Heat, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

Williams is expected to play a bench scoring role for the Heat, who are searching for younger, athletic players to bolster their roster.

The young and athletic part isn’t in question, but the reality is that from a production standpoint, Williams has regressed in each of the last four seasons.

Last year in Oklahoma City, Williams managed to make just three regular season appearances, while averaging a career-low 3.7 points and 5.7 minutes per contest.

Williams played two seasons for the Warriors and the Bobcats (now Hornets) before landing with the Thunder, and on a one-year deal in Miami, he’ll likely get a final opportunity to show he can contribute at the NBA level.

Miami has had a busy offseason. The team brought back Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, and added Luol Deng in free agency once LeBron took his talents back to Cleveland. The Heat may no longer be the favorites to reach the Finals in the East, but they will return a competitive squad that’s likely to finish in the top half of the Conference, even with James now playing for the Cavaliers.

  1. Hard On For Harden - Aug 7, 2014 at 10:05 PM

    Was originally signed by the Rockets last July but waived right before the season started. Played a couple months in the D-League before getting a spot with OKC.

  2. mungman69 - Aug 7, 2014 at 11:43 PM

    I don’t see much here, maybe a guy to fill out the roster.

  3. clevelandrox - Aug 7, 2014 at 11:49 PM

    this is Riles couter to the Love trade, LOL, genius at work…

    • cantonbound13 - Aug 8, 2014 at 8:39 AM

      Don’t forget about his huge free agent signings of broken down Granger & Deng. Bench warmer McRoberts & paying Bosh Spice max money. That’s almost as funny as drafting Beasley over Love & Westbrook. In Riley they trust, hahaha!!

      • 1heatedtoombrayduh - Aug 8, 2014 at 9:08 AM

        so far Riley has given us 3 championships in 8 yrs…so yeh We trust him

      • cantonbound13 - Aug 8, 2014 at 1:32 PM

        Wade fell in his lap in the draft. Wade brought LeBron to Miami. Wade brought you 3 titles, not Pat.

      • patsmiley - Aug 8, 2014 at 9:15 AM

        In Riley we do trust, you lose the best player in the league and still manage to put together a playoff team rather than aborting everything and shooting for the lottery.

      • cantonbound13 - Aug 8, 2014 at 1:36 PM

        Drafted Beasley over Love & Westbrook. Lost stars like Shaq & LeBron. And the best he could do is give you Mario Chalmers as your starting pg???? Genius moves.

    • 88heatnation - Aug 8, 2014 at 8:40 AM

      Learn how to spell..

      • sportsfan18 - Aug 8, 2014 at 9:19 AM

        Learn how to use an ellipsis…

        THREE dots man, not two dots…

    • jimmymarlinsfan - Aug 8, 2014 at 5:04 PM

      I’d ask if you are retarded but your opinion of Cleveland shows me all I need to know

  4. iritian - Aug 8, 2014 at 12:37 AM

    Man i’m not a Heat fan but i hope Reggie puts things together, i’m not saying he’ll be a star but seeing him play with the Warriors and Bobcats showed he has the potential to be a good role player for the next few years.

    • nickjackalson - Aug 8, 2014 at 9:15 AM

      if Wade regresses just enough, or gets “popviched” to be fresh come playoff time, Mr. Williams may well turn things around, playing starters minutes again..

  5. rodge1 - Aug 8, 2014 at 7:08 AM

    @clevelandrox

    I like how Cleveland fans like you are suddenly appearing after 4 years in hiding.

    • cantonbound13 - Aug 8, 2014 at 8:35 AM

      Says the coward that disappeared after game 5 of the Finals 2 years ago & disappeared after the a$$ whipping from the Spurs this year. You’re a joke!

  6. jimmymarlinsfan - Aug 8, 2014 at 5:06 PM

    Let’s go Knicks. We are the best team ever. Said no one. EVER

  7. carolinakitten - Aug 8, 2014 at 9:29 PM

    I went to college with Reggie. He was awesome to watch play, super hard working and nice guy. I hope he does well. It’s cool to see someone from a small military school make it to the NBA. I remember when the whole school would be chanting “Reggie” during games! Good times.

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