Earlier today, ESPN’s Marc Stein reported that the Heat were signing Josh McRoberts to their full Mid Level Exception, rumored to be 4 years, $23 million deal. The interesting thing about this signing is if you remember the first round in the playoffs this year, LeBron and McRoberts weren’t exactly in the best of terms. Meanwhile, the Rockets are trying to take Chris Bosh away from the Heat.
McRoberts is a fantastic role player though. Last season he averaged 8.5 points, 4.8 rebounds, and began to shoot well from beyond the 3 point line.
Also reported today, the Heat used their Bi-Annual Exception to sign Danny Granger to a 2 year, $4.2 million deal. Adrian Wojnarowski first reported the signing. Granger to Miami is another interesting move, considering the words Granger has used to describe his feelings for LeBron and the Heat. I guess trying to win rings trumps all.
Granger isn’t the player he was two years ago, but he still is capable of giving a team a legitimate scoring threat off the bench. As many, Marc Stein and Yannis Koutroupis, have pointed out, Riley needs actual signings to prove to LeBron that he is working on the roster before their sit down. This does it.