The Miami Heat waived forward Eric Griffin and center Justin Hamilton Saturday, trimming the roster to the maximum 15 players that teams are allowed for the regular season.
OFFICIAL: The @MiamiHEAT have waived Eric Griffin and Justin Hamilton. The roster now stands at 15.
— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) October 26, 2013
The move was expected, as the two players had non-guarantee deals and were outplayed by Michael Beasley and Roger Mason Jr. during the preseason for the final roster spots. Beasley and Mason Jr. also have non-guaranteed contracts.
Griffin and Hamilton are considering their other playing options, according to the Miami Herald.
Griffin, an undrafted player from Campbell who flashed considerable athleticism in preseason games and practices, said Friday he is considering playing in China.
Hamilton, the Heat’s second-round pick out of LSU in 2012, said he would consider an offer from the NBA’s Development League. The Heat is looking to stock its NBDL affiliate in Sioux Falls, S.D.
Teams had until 5 p.m. Monday to trim their rosters. Teams are required to carry 13 players, but are allowed a maximum of 15. The Heat open the regular season Tuesday against the Chicago Bulls.