Miami Heat summer league recap: Any players worth a two-way contract or training-camp invite?

MIAMI — Summer league is over for the Heat, but the evaluation period really never ends.

After a rough 0-5 record in the Orlando Summer League, the Heat bounced back to go 4-2 in Las Vegas. In the end, Miami’s summer league team finished with a 4-7 record. Continue reading “Miami Heat summer league recap: Any players worth a two-way contract or training-camp invite?”

Heat first-round pick Bam Adebayo dominates with 29 points, 11 rebounds and a Eurostep vs. Pacers

ORLANDO — Summer league games give teams a chance to experiment. A chance to give players opportunities that won’t be there once the regular season begins.

Just look at Heat first-round pick Bam Adebayo. The 19-year-old is attempting 15 shots per contest over Miami’s first three summer league games, which is double the 7.5 shots he averaged in his only season at Kentucky.

“As part of summer league, he’s obviously one of the feature guys,” Heat assistant and head summer league coach Chris Quinn said of Adebayo. “His shooting, you can see it, it’s not broken. It’s something maybe he hasn’t been asked to do in the past. But we’re giving him the freedom to get the ball down low, to make plays for us. At the end of the day, we want him rebounding, we want him defending. Those will be the things we focus on the most.” Continue reading “Heat first-round pick Bam Adebayo dominates with 29 points, 11 rebounds and a Eurostep vs. Pacers”

Bam Adebayo signs contract with Heat, then shows off skills and outside shot in summer league debut

ORLANDO — All of the buzz surrounding the Heat was located in Miami on Saturday. But a few hundred miles north of South Florida, the Heat’s first-round pick made his summer league debut.

As the Heat met with coveted free agent Gordon Hayward in Miami, Bam Adebayo was in action in Orlando. There were some impressive moments and there were some teachable moments for Adebayo as Miami opened the Orlando Summer League with a 74-67 loss to Charlotte at the Amway Center on the Magic’s practice court.

“It was my first pro game,” Adebayo said. “It’s fun. We competed. I like the physicality. We played hard. We just came up short.” Continue reading “Bam Adebayo signs contract with Heat, then shows off skills and outside shot in summer league debut”

Ready for Miami Heat summer-league basketball? Here’s the full roster and more info to know

MIAMI — With the NBA draft now in the rearview mirror, the start of summer-league basketball is just days away.

And the Heat’s summer-league team should not be overlooked. Tyler Johnson, Okaro White, Udonis Haslem, Rodney McGruder and Willie Reed are all undrafted prospects who went through Miami’s summer-league program before eventually earning a spot on the Heat’s regular-season roster.

This year’s Heat summer-league roster was unveiled Wednesday and it includes one player from the Heat’s season-ending roster — White — and first-round pick Bam Adebayo. Chris Quinn, who entered the NBA as an undrafted free-agent point guard with Miami in 2006, will coach the Heat’s summer-league teams in Orlando and Las Vegas. Continue reading “Ready for Miami Heat summer-league basketball? Here’s the full roster and more info to know”

Miami Heat reveal full summer league roster

Miami Heat's Justise Winslow (20) moves the ball against the Los Angeles Clippers during the first half of an NBA summer league basketball game, Wednesday, July 8, 2015, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
Miami Heat’s Justise Winslow (20) moves the ball against the Los Angeles Clippers during the first half of an NBA summer league basketball game, Wednesday, July 8, 2015, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Summer league basketball is almost here.

As usual, Miami will take part in both the Orlando and Las Vegas summer league circuits. Continue reading “Miami Heat reveal full summer league roster”

Report: Miami Heat add undrafted David Walker to summer league roster

David Walker #4 of the Northeastern Huskies plays against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Consol Energy Center on March 19, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
David Walker #4 of the Northeastern Huskies plays against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Consol Energy Center on March 19, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

The Heat’s summer league roster continues to grow.

Former Northeastern guard David Walker has reportedly agreed to play on Miami’s summer league teams in Orlando and Las Vegas, according to Sports Illustrated’s Jake Fischer. Miami’s summer league team begins play in Orlando on Saturday. Continue reading “Report: Miami Heat add undrafted David Walker to summer league roster”