The Miami Heat announced Friday that the team re-signed veteran forward Udonis Haslem. Haslem had opted out of his contract earlier in the offseason, along with stars LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.
The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
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Haslem has spent his entire 11-year career with the Heat. He and Wade are the only Heat players to play on all three of Miami's championship teams. Haslem has career averages of 8.6 points and 7.5 rebounds per game, though his playing time and production slipped last season; he averaged just 3.8 points and 3.8 rebounds in 14.2 minutes per game.
Haslem will be re-joining the new-look Heat, who lost James, but added veterans Luol Deng and Josh McRoberts, and drafted UConn point guard Shabazz Napier.
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On Monday's SI Now, Sports Illustrated senior writer Lee Jenkins discusses the new additions Pat Riley has added to the Heat
since LeBron left and how they are Eastern Conference contenders this season.
- Alex Hampl