NBA rumors: Daryl Macon looking for NBA return

Former Dallas Mavericks and Miami Heat guard Daryl Macon said that he will be looking to return to the NBA next season. The 25-year-old American player spent his first season overseas in 2020-21, dividing the year between Galatasaray in Turkey and AEK Athens in Greece. Here’s what Macon said to Cosmote TV before his departure from Greece to the USA

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“If a great opportunity presents itself, that’s something I’ll just have to talk over with my agency. I don’t really know the future right now. Just go back home, take a couple of weeks off and then get back to it, see what happens. It’s always a possibility for something. It just depends on the situation… obviously it depends on the contract because I feel I may have a lot of offers this offseason. The goal is the NBA. But sometimes you just never know. You got to be prepared to make the tough decisions.”
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The Heat, with one training camp roster spot to fill, recently summoned a familiar face to team headquarters: former Arkansas point guard Daryl Macon. Macon, undrafted after being second-team All-SEC in 2018, spent summer league with the Heat in 2018 but afterward opted to sign a two-way deal with Dallas that summer instead of an Exhibit 10 contract with Miami. ... He has emerged as a strong possibility for the 20th and final roster spot, though others haven’t completely been ruled out.
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The Heat has offered contracts to both undrafted Arkansas point guard Daryl Macon and undrafted Georgia forward Yante Maten, their agents said Saturday. Both are considering the offers but also are weighing opportunities with other teams, the agents said.
According to their agents, the offers from the Heat and other teams are known as an exhibit 10, which guarantees $50,000 whether the player makes the team or not. If they sign with Miami, either would then stand to earns close to $35,000 if assigned to the Heat’s G-League team in South Dakota but close to $700,000 if either makes the Heat.
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