The Heat are expressing interest in signing undrafted undrafted Kansas point guard Marcus Garrett and Houston guard DeJon Jarreau to either a two-way contract or an Exhibit 10 deal, according to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald.
Garrett, 22, is 6-foot-5 and averaged 11.0 points and 4.6 rebounds as a senior last season. As Jackson noted, “he’s in middle of changing representation” and therefore can’t complete a deal with any NBA team for a week.
Jarreau, 23, is also 6-5 and compiled averages of 10.6 points and 5.4 rebounds last year as a senior with the Cougars.
What type of contract each player receives appears to be the biggest mystery. The Heat currently have both of their two-way slots open, so perhaps Garrett and Jarreau can simply slide into those roles.
Players on two-way contracts can spend up to 50 games in the NBA, with the rest of their season coming in the G League.
Meanwhile, an Exhibit 10 deal offers a little less security, though it would come with a $50,000 bonus if a player were to play for the parent club’s G League affiliate.
Miami currently has 14 players under guaranteed contract. The NBA allows up to 20 for training camp.