Pat Riley planned on adding a perimeter player, and he did so on Friday. The Miami Heat announced that they have signed veteran forward Shawne Williams.
Because the Heat are up against the cap, Williams was likely signed for the veteran minimum, which caps out at $1.4 million per season.
Williams split the 2013-14 season between the Los Angeles Lakers and in the NBA Development League.
He appeared in 36 games (13 starts) with the Lakers last season and averaged 5.6 points, 4.6 rebounds and 20.9 minutes.
According to the Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson, this doesn’t mean that Michael Beasley’s time in Miami is over.
With Williams, the Heat have 13 players under contract.