The Miami Heat have two two-way players under contract right now – Marcus Garrett and Caleb Martin. They signed both of them this summer but left one actual roster spot open in the process.
Meanwhile, they added a few of their Summer League players to the roster as well. However, all of these guys are on training camp deals and will likely be gone by the regular season.
Despite this, some of the training camp players have gotten more minutes than Garrett has, and Martin has missed a game or two. This makes you wonder a little bit…
Did the Miami Heat make the right decision with who they signed as their two-way players? Would one of the training camp players have been a better fit?
Did the Miami Heat sign the right two-way players?: DJ Stewart
DJ Stewart hasn’t done much this preseason, but he is averaging around 17 minutes per game. In that time, he’s averaging around four points while shooting 62.5% from the field and 50% from deep.
This efficiency is great, but he just doesn’t take enough shots for it to mean much. He has good size for an NBA player, but the question is whether or not he deserved a two-way spot over Garrett or Martin?
Considering he’s more of a wing, it’s fairer to compare him to Martin. However, with the way Martin played in Miami’s first preseason game, it’s fairly clear who the better player is right now.
Martin just has the right mindset to play for the Miami Heat, and while Stewart might as well, he hasn’t shown it yet. Stewart could play for the G-League team, but he didn’t do much to earn a two-way spot.
Should he have been a two-way player?: No