The Miami Heat signed guard Reggie Williams Tuesday, the team announced. Miami and Williams reportedly agreed on a one-year deal last week.
Williams, who played briefly for the Oklahoma City Thunder last season, will add some scoring punch to the Heat’s bench. The 28-year-old has played for the Golden State Warriors, Charlotte
Bobcats Hornets and three games with the Thunder.
He is a 37 percent three-point shooter for his career and will have a chance to enter Miami’s rotation with the departure of James Jones and Ray Allen.The Heat refer to Williams as a guard in the press release, further putting the return of Allen in doubt.
His most successful season came in 2010-11 as a member of the Warriors when he appeared in 80 games (nine starts) and averaged 9.2 points, 2.7 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 20.3 minutes while shooting 42.3 percent from three-point range, connecting on a career-high 102 three-point field goals.
Here is the shot chart from that season, via NylonCalculus.com.
If the Heat can something close to that three-point efficiency out of Williams this season, it will be a great signing.