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.
Pat Riley needs free agent commitments to present to LeBron James and now he has at least one, beating out Charlotte to Josh McRoberts— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 7, 2014
- Alex Hampl