Forward Josh McRoberts signs with Heat

Nikko Villanueva – 4E Sports Contributor

Miami, FL, United States (4E Sports) – The Miami Heat reached agreement with Josh McRoberts on a four-year, $23 million deal. This continues the so-called “retooling” process for the team that hopes to re-sign LeBron James.

Marc Stein of ESPN tweeted, “ESPN has learned that McRoberts will receive the Heat’s full midlevel for the next four years ($23 million) with a player option after Year 3.”

McRoberts was a crucial part of Charlotte’s success last year, averaging 8.5 points, 4.8 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game, the latter a career high.

Together with Al Jefferson, McRoberts led Charlotte to a 7th seed playoff spot last season, before getting swept by Miami in the first round.

Charlotte and eight other teams tried to sign the versatile forward before Pat Riley got the nod from McRoberts.

McRoberts improved his game by adding the three-point shot in his arsenal together with his playmaking capabilities.

But his defense in the paint and rebounding are weaknesses he needs to work on when he joins Miami.

Along with McRoberts, Miami will sign Danny Granger, who averaged 8.2 points and 3.2 rebounds per game last season.

Granger, formerly a dangerous scorer with the Pacers, has been banged up with injuries the last few seasons.

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