The Miami Heat agreed to terms with former Georgetown forward Greg Whittington on a one-year, non-guaranteed deal after he impressed the team in Summer League.
Whittington, 6-8, averaged 9.1 points, 6.2 rebounds, 2 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.3 blocks for the Heat in Summer League, playing 24.5 minutes per game, on average.
He averaged 12.1 points and 7 rebounds for Georgetown during the 2012-13 season before sustaining a torn ACL. He was later dismissed from the team in November 2013 for academic reasons, and a transfer to Rutgers fell through.
He traveled with the Knicks’ D-League affiliate in Westchester County last season but did not play because he re-aggravated the knee injury. He then went undrafted in June.
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“He’s been great for us,” Dan Craig, the Heat’s Summer League coach, said in July. “You can do a lot with him. You can switch him on the perimeters, he can rebound, protect the rim for you, and he can bust out and create breaks so he adds a nice dimension.”
With the addition of Whittington (which was first reported by RealGM.com but not announced), the Heat has 18 players under contract — including four with non-guaranteed deals: James Ennis, Keith Benson, Corey Hawkins and Whittington — the last three of which could end up on the Heat’s D-League team in South Dakota.
Teams can keep up to 20 players in training camp but no more than 15 during the regular season.