Miami Heat lose valued point guard to Bucks in free agency

Delon Wright will sign a one-year contract with the Milwaukee Bucks.
Boston Celtics v Miami Heat - Game Four
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The Miami Heat are losing Delon Wright in free agency,  prompting questions about the team’s depth at point guard.

Wright will sign a one-year, $3.3 million contract with the Milwaukee Bucks, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The deal represents the veteran minimum.

The Heat acquired Wright in February after he was bought out by the Washington Wizars. Wright, whose older brother Dorell played for the Heat from 2004 to 2010 and has a family connection to the organization, looked forward to playing in Miami and was considered a candidate to return on a new deal this summer.

With Wright agreeing to a contract with the Bucks, the Heat have just one point guard under contract, Terry Rozier. Other guards like Tyler Herro, Duncan Robinson and Josh Richardson have dabbled with playmaking duties and will have the ball in their hands next season, but more depth at the position is needed.

The Heat also have undrafted point guard Zyon Pullin on a two-way contract.

Wright, 32, averaged 5.4 points and 2.6 assists in 14 games with the Heat last season.

Free agent point guards who could be available for a veteran minimum salary include Aaron Holiday, Cameron Payne, Patrick Beverley, Malachi Flyyn, Spencer Dinwiddie, Kris Dunn, Jordan Goodwin and Talen Horton-Tucker.