Posted by Royce Young
As if the Miami Heat needed more scoring and talent, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! reports the Heat have signed guard Eddie House to a two-year contract for the veteran minimum of $2.8 million. The second year of the deal is a player option for $1.4 million.
Wojnarowski mentions Miami beat out the Chicago Bulls to get House. House is 32, but still a productive offensive player. In his career, House has made 749 3-pointers and shot almost 40 percent from distance. He played a vital role in the Celtics 2008 championship and is a quality team player and understands a role well.
The Heat have built an impressive roster around Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and LeBron James. Mike Miller is an excellent shooter and scorer to bring off the bench. Then there's veteran talent like Juwan Howard, Udonis Haslem, Zydrunas Ilgauskas and Jamaal Magloire. And now a player like House that can provide a number of baskets in a short amount of time on the floor. If you can't stand an applaud Pat Riley for constructing this roster from nothing, you probably live in Cleveland. Despite the apparent underhand dealings and controversy around it, this is quite a collection of talent.
This puts the Heat roster at 15, though a contract like Shavlik Randolph or Kenny Hasbrouck is likely non-guaranteed so a player like that could be waived in training camp. Also of note as Wojnarowski mentions is that the Heat are still weighing the possibility of signing free agent Tracy McGrady, league sources said.
Bosh, Wade, LeBron, McGrady, House, Miller... goodness. How many points a game could this group score?