3 Bargain-bin free agents the Miami Heat can use

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With many of the top free agents off the board and the Miami Heat limited to signing players to veteran minimum contracts, which players are still available at a bargain price?

The Heat essentially have one roster spot to fill before the start of the season (assuming they waive Orlando Robinson before his contract becomes guaranteed on July 15) and could be looking to replace Caleb Martin and Haywood Highsmith, who may sign elsewhere as free agents.

Who are the players willing to sign a veteran minimum and can still play important minutes for a playoff team? Here are three bargain-bin free agents that could be a fit for the Heat.

3. Robert Covington

Even at 33 and coming off a year derailed by injuries, Robert Covington is still a useful NBA player. Teams are always looking for wings who can defend and make open shots and Covington can make a difference as an experienced option coming off a contender’s bench.

At 6-foot-9, Covington can play either forward position and even some minutes at center. He’s a career 36.2% shooter from 3-point range who can plug into almost any lineup.

If the Heat aren’t able to bring back Martin or Highsmith, adding Covington to the roster for a year while some of the younger forwards develop could be a good bridge option at the position.