The Miami Heat officially announced the signing of Josh McRoberts Monday. It was reported earlier in the offseason that McRoberts would sign a four-year, $23 million deal with the final year being a player option.
“We felt from day one that he was one of our main targets,” said Heat President Pat Riley in a statement. “We are delighted that this multi-faceted player will help us immensely in being the kind of team that Coach Spoelstra wants with his versatility.”
McRoberts, who averaged 11.5 points, 6.8 rebounds and 3.8 assists while shooting 45.5 percent from the field, 47.1 percent from three-point range and 80 percent from the foul line in the 2014 NBA Playoffs, is also a very capable passer. He should add a Boris Diaw-like asset to the Heat’s rotation.
McRoberts is being projected by many outlets as a starter in the front court along side Chris Bosh. However, the seven-year veteran could be better utilized coming off the bench for Bosh, or being used in small-ball lineups with CB.
McRoberts has played for five different teams in his career, the Portland Trail Blazers, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Lakers, Orlando Magic and Charlotte Bobcats/Hornets.