McRoberts will reportedly sign for the Heat's full mid-level exception, worth $23 million over the next four years, including a player option after the third year.
With the Charlotte Bobcats (now Hornets) last season, McRoberts averaged a career high in points (8.5) and assists (4.3) per game. He was one of three players 6-foot-10 or taller to average more than four assists (along with All-Stars Kevin Love and Joakim Noah).
McRoberts has some recent on-court history with the Heat. In Game 2 of Miami's first-round sweep of the Hornets, McRoberts leveled LeBron James with a forearm to the throat. The Charlotte forward was called for only a common foul, but he was later fined $20,000 for the play.
The Heat currently have only McRoberts, point guard Norris Cole and rookie Shabazz Napier under contract.
- Alex Hampl