Oct 16, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets shooting guard Reggie Williams (55) shoots over Orlando Magic shooting guard Victor Oladipo (5) during the second half at Toyota Center. The Rockets won 108-104. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Heat, Reggie Williams agree to one-year deal

It has been quite the summer for the Miami Heat.

Before they knew the fate of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, they reached verbal agreements with Charlotte Hornets’ forward Josh McRoberts and Los Angeles Clippers’ forward Danny Granger.

Then, after the Heat lost James to the Cleveland Cavaliers, they quickly rebounded, beating out the Houston Rockets to keep Bosh. They also re-signed Wade and then inked deals to bring back center Chris “Birdman” Andersen, point guard Mario Chalmers and big man Udonis Haslem. They also reached a deal with Cleveland Cavaliers’ forward Luol Deng to replace James in the lineup. Now the Heat have reportedly added another wing to their roster.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, the Heat were nearing a deal with free agent swingman Reggie Williams and Shams Charania of RealGM then reported the two sides have indeed agreed to a deal.

Williams signed two 10-day contracts with the Thunder this season. Williams appeared in just three games for the Thunder, averaging 3.7 points per game on 55.6% from the field and 33.3% shooting from beyond the arc. He has also played for the Golden  State Warriors and Charlotte Hornets (Bobcats). He signed with the Rockets last year but didn’t make it out of camp.

The 27-year old Williams does have talent – he averaged 15.2 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 0.9 steals per game while shooting 49.5% from the field, 35.9% from beyond the arc and 83.9% from the free throw as a rookie for the Warriors during the 2009-2010 season. For his career, he’s averaged 8.5 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game while shooting 46.0% from the floor, 37.1% from three and 74.3% from the free throw line.


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