Miami Heat Add More ‘Hardship’ Guys In Aric Holman and Haywood Highsmith

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Austin Spurs forward Aric Holman (0) breaks away from G League Ignite forward Fanbo Zeng (12) and G League Ignite guard Jaden Hardy (1) during the first quarter at Mandalay Bay Convention Center. (Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports)

Ahead of a Miami Heat game that was eventually postponed, a Wednesday night contest against the San Antonio Spurs, news broke that Gabe Vincent, P.J. Tucker, and the very first replacement player for the Miami Heat, Zylan Cheatham, were all set to be out in the NBA’s Health And Safety Protocols.

Before Tuesday night’s game against the Washington Wizards, it was reported that Max Strus would not be available to play against the Wizards but was seen doing his pregame routine before being pulled from the FTX Arena about an hour before the tipoff.

In accordance with the required replacement signings rule associated with the protocols, the Miami Heat have signed the big man, Aric Holman, from the Austin Spurs. With six players out in protocols, the Heat were required to sign three replacement players.

Holman joins Kyle Guy and Zylan Cheatham as the latest players under hardship deals for the Miami Heat.

In his 14 games in the 2021 NBA G-League Showcase Cup, Holman averaged a total of 7.7 points, 2.0 assists, and 4.6 rebounds per game while shooting 46.9 percent from the field and 33.3 percent behind the arc.

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