The Heat recalled Silva from the G League's Sioux Falls Skyforce on Sunday.
Though Silva recently had his two-way contract converted to a standard deal, the Heat still assigned him to their G League affiliate Thursday so he could receive some much-needed playing time. He appeared in back-to-back games for Sioux Falls on Friday and Saturday, totaling a combined 23 points, 10 rebounds, five blocks, four assists and one steal in 36 minutes of action. Though he'll be available for Monday's game against the Magic, Silva isn't expected to be included in coach Erik Spoelstra's rotation.
Silva was assigned to the G League on Thursday. He will be available for their home games on Jan. 24 and Jan. 25, and he's expected to rejoin the Heat for their game against the Magic on Jan. 27.
Silva got a standard contract from the Heat earlier in the month, but he'll still spend some time in the G League to develop his skillset. Per 36 minutes for Miami this season, he's averaging 15.0 points, 13.3 rebounds, 2.3 blocks and 2.2 assists.
Silva agreed Monday with the Heat on a two-year, standard NBA contract, Andre Fernandez of the Athletic reports.
Silva had previously been playing with the Heat on a two-way deal, but with the undrafted rookie out of South Carolina nearing the end of his 45-day limit for time at the NBA level, the organization was eager to add him to the 15-man roster. According to Fernandez, Silva's deal is fully guaranteed and includes a team option for a third year. Silva hasn't been in coach Erik Spoelstra's rotation lately, but he's been a productive backup to starting center Bam Adebayo when called upon. Through 30 games, Silva is averaging 3.5 points and 3.1 rebounds in 8.3 minutes while shooting 69.1 percent from the field.
Silva (DNP-Coach's Decision) did not see the floor during Saturday's 117-116 overtime win against the 76ers.
Silva appeared in 12 games during November but has appeared in just eight here in December. He is at least ahead of Udonis Haslem on the depth chart, but Silva still remains buried behind the trio of Bam Adebayo, Meyers Leonard and Kelly Olynyk.
Silva supplied 10 points (5-6 FG, 0-1 3Pt), six rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 20 minutes during Saturday's 113-86 loss to the 76ers.
Silva finished with career highs in scoring, assists and minutes, making the most of his time in the lopsided loss. Silva has now logged double-digit minutes in five of the last six games, and if that trend continues he might hold some value in deeper leagues.
Silva put up nine points (3-4 FG, 3-4 FT), eight rebounds and one assist in 14 minutes off the bench Saturday in the Heat's 109-94 win over the Pelicans.
Silva has flirted with double-doubles in two of his last three games and looks to have at least temporarily secured a spot in the Heat's frontcourt rotation ahead of James Johnson, who didn't play Saturday in a coach's decision. The undrafted rookie has provided some impressive per-minute production and has shot efficiently from the field and the line in a small 12-game sample, so he could have some fantasy appeal in the event starting center Bam Adebayo misses time at any point.
Silva supplied eight points (3-5 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT), nine rebounds, two assists and one block in 15 minutes during Tuesday's 117-108 win over the Pistons.
Silva contributed career highs across most statistical categories, as he stepped up with Bam Adebayo fouling out. Of course Silva fouled out as well, but not before stuffing the stat sheet. Still, Silva has been used sparingly in the early portion of the campaign and isn't likely to hold much value beyond the deepest leagues.
Silva (illness) is available to play in Thursday's contest against Phoenix, Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald reports.
Silva missed morning shootaround Thursday due to catching the bug, but appears recovered and ready to take the floor if needed versus the Suns.
Silva did not participate in shootaround Thursday morning due to an illness, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports. But he is considered probable for Thursday's game against the Suns.
Silva is only battling a cold, but it was enough to keep him out of shootaround. In the unlikely event that Silva ends up being inactive, it will not count against the games limit on his two-way contract.
Silva supplied two points (1-2 FG), five rebounds, two steals and one assist in 14 minutes off the bench Tuesday in the Heat's 112-97 win over the Hawks.
The undrafted rookie secured one of the Heat's two-way contract on the heels of a strong preseason and has played his way into coach Erik Spoelstra's rotation as the backup center for the past two games. Though he turned the ball over three times Tuesday, Silva made a mark on the defensive end for the second straight contest. Despite his early success, Silva may not have much longevity as a regular on the second unit, however, as he'll only be eligible to spend up to 45 days in the NBA while he remains on a two-way deal.
Silva (knee) signed an Exhibit 9 and 10 contract with the Heat earlier this month, Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald reports.
After going undrafted out of South Carolina in June, Silva committed to join the Heat for summer league. His time in Las Vegas ended early when he sprained his left knee, but the big man apparently made enough of an impression on the Heat brass to earn an invitation to training camp. Silva is unlikely to break camp as a member of the roster, but the Heat are presumably eyeing him for a spot with their G League affiliate, the Sioux Falls Skyforce.
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