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Heat Sign Intriguing Young Player to Two-Way Contract

David Kaestle
Heat announce the singing of guard Dru Smith.
Heat announce the singing of guard Dru Smith. / Associated Press

With the NBA season beginning next week, teams around the league are finalizing their rosters, cutting and adding players out of training camp, making the final tweaks to put the best team on the floor possible.

The Miami Heat are poised to make another NBA Finals run like they did just two seasons ago. On Tuesday they announced a small tweak to their roster, the signing of guard Dru Smith to a two-way contract.

Smith hasn't exactly established himself in the NBA yet, but he's shown some scoring potential. Miami already knows what he's about, given this will be his second year in the organizational system.

Due to the two-way contract designation, Smith will only be allowed to play in a maximum of 45 NBA games this year, the rest of his time will have to be spent in the G-League. Surely, the Heat can't be too upset about that, keeping a developmental piece like Smith in house and in a place he has room to learn and grow is the perfect spot for him.

If he's able to make an impact in the G-League and in any NBA minutes he receives, next season he could be a main roster piece.

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