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Heat Keep Roster Intact As Waivers Deadline Expires

Brynn Anderson | AP

The Miami Heat have made it known that they plan on keeping their roster the way it is, following Sunday’s 5:00 PM ET deadline in which teams could waive players.

This comes as no surprise, as the Heat were never rumored to be interested in signing any player during the “transaction window,” which allowed teams the chance to sign players on their rosters from June 22 to July 1.

In the Heat’s case, they’ll be using the extra two spots in their 17-man roster on two-way players Gabe Vincent and Kyle Alexander.

In 6 games of action, Gabe Vincent managed to average 2.0 points, 0.5 rebounds and 0.5 assists. Vincent has shown no hesitation to shoot the ball, however, he has struggled to make them, shooting 4-19 (21.1%) overall and 4-16 (25.0%) from beyond the arc.

With the Heat’s G-League affiliate, Sioux Falls Skyforce, the 6-foot-3 guard averaged 20.9 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.3 assists, shooting a G League-high 4.2 three-pointers per game with a 40.3 percentage from three-point range in 31 games played.

Vincent recently the G League’s Most Improved Player award, topping Raptors two-way player Paul Watson and Warriors guard Mychal Mulder.

As for Kyle Alexander, the 23-year-old has yet to touch the court with the Heat, filling the open two-way contract Miami had after signing Chris Silva to a 3-year deal earlier in the season.

The 6-foot-10 forward exceeded with Sioux Falls Skyforce, averaging 10.6 points, 9.0 rebounds, and 2.0 blocks, shooting an overall percentage of 69.2.

Miami will have the opportunity to replace one of its players if they choose to opt-out of the NBA’s resumption or test positive for COVID-19.

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