With just three roster spots remaining and only able to offer veteran’s minimum contracts, the Miami Heat are digging through the bargain bin right now with the hopes of finding a contributor on the cheap for next season.
Among the players the Heat are looking at: Chris Douglas-Roberts, according to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald.
Count Charlotte small forward/shooting guard Chris Douglas-Roberts among remaining free agents who interest the Heat. Douglas-Roberts, 6-7, averaged 6.9 points and 2.4 rebounds and shot 44 percent overall and 38.6 on three-pointers in 49 games for Charlotte last season, including eight starts.
The Heat is looking for another veteran small forward or shooting guard to supplement Dwyane Wade, Luol Deng and Danny Granger. Small forward James Ennis, who impressed the Heat during summer league, is also under contract, and point guard Mario Chalmers can play shooting guard if needed.
Douglas’ three-point ability and the Heat’s need for another wing player would make him a solid pick-up. Again, at this point of the offseason, there aren’t a ton of great options available, and a team could do much worse than Douglas-Roberts.
The 27-year-old Douglas-Roberts was a second round pick of the then-New Jersey Nets in 2007.
Jackson notes that the Heat have reached out to Chris Singleton and MarShon Brooks’ agent has reached out to them. Former Miami player Michael Beasley also remains an option, according to Jackson.