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Jarvis Varnado is trying to get a contract in the NBA and is not considering offers from Europe. The big man ex Mississippi State finished last season in Italy with Virtus Roma and hopes to get a deal with the Heat who selected him in the 2010 NBA Draft. Sportando
The Heat now has guaranteed 13 contracts for the 2012-13 season. Pat Riley said Wednesday that it could stay that way for a while. His intention is to let the Heat’s summer league participants — among them Terrel Harris, Justin Hamilton and Jarvis Varnado — compete for those two spots. Palm Beach Post
Heat 2010 second-round pick Jarvis Varnado has taken a step up in competition, but the next step won't be the NBA. The shot-blocking forward out of Mississippi State has signed with Hapoel Jerusalem of the Israeli League after spending last season in the second division of the Italian League. Varnado, whose NBA rights remain with the Heat following June's tender offer, signed a two-year deal with Hapoel. South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Dubi Pick: Jarvis Varnado recently changed agency's from BDA Sports to IMPACT Sports Management & wants $300k. Jerusalem will give between $200-250k Twitter
The Miami Heat on Wednesday took care of personnel housekeeping by tendering contract offers to draft picks Norris Cole, Jarvis Varnado and Robert Dozier. The moves, in advance of a potential Friday start to an NBA lockout, allow the Heat to retain the NBA rights to each. Only the offer to Norris, the No. 28 selection in last week's NBA Draft, includes guaranteed money, at 80 percent of what the rookie scale will be in the next collective-bargaining agreement for a first-round draft pick at his slot. South Florida Sun-Sentinel
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