The Heat waived Maten on Monday. Maten played most of the 2018-19 season on a two-way deal before having it converted into a standard NBA contract in April. The power forward appeared in only two games for Miami in his first professional season but was a standout performer at the G League level, averaging 23.5 points, 9.7 boards, 1.7 assists and 1.2 blocks in 32.7 minutes per game across 30 games for the Sioux Falls Skyforce. The 22-year-old should attract ample interest from other teams around the league looking to fill out their 15-man roster or either of their two-way spots.
Maten recorded 14 points (6-12 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-5 FT), 13 rebounds, two assists and a block across 29 minutes in the Heat's 96-92 win over the Magic in the Las Vegas Summer League on Tuesday. Maten turned in a big double-double after modest production in Sunday's game against the Jazz. He signed a two-year extension with Miami in April and has a good shot at making the active roster if he can keep up this high level of play.
Maten agreed Sunday with the Heat on a standard, two-year contract extension worth up to $3.1 million, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports. The deal will take effect after the season, when his one-year, two-way contract is set to expire. Maten has yet to make his NBA debut, but the Heat saw enough potential in the forward based on his G League production to bring him aboard the 15-man roster in place of Rodney McGruder, who was waived. In 30 games with the Sioux Falls Skyforce this season, Maten averaged 23.5 points (on 53.8 percent shooting from the field), 9.6 boards, 1.8 assists and 1.1 blocks per contest. Maten's contract for 2020-21 will become fully guaranteed if he's on the roster for opening night during the upcoming season.
Maten was assigned to the G League on Thursday. Maten will have to wait on his NBA debut. He'll be available for the Sioux Falls Skyforce's game Thursday against the Austin Spurs.
Maten was recalled from the G League on Wednesday. Maten has yet to play NBA minutes, but it's possible he'll make his debut Wednesday. In the G League, the Georgia product has been averaging 23.6 points, 9.4 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.0 block across 32.3 minutes.
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