Ira Winderman: Derrick Jones Jr. has rejoined the Heat, with Dwyane Wade still out. Jones has three NBA days remaining on his two-way contract, but that clock ends Saturday, at the conclusion of the G League season.
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The Miami HEAT announced today that they have waived Matt Williams Jr. and signed forward/guard Derrick Jones Jr. to a two-way contract. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Jones Jr. appeared in 16 games (11 starts) with Phoenix’s G League affiliate, the Northern Arizona Suns, this season and averaged 15.4 points, 7.2 rebounds, 1.88 blocks, 1.8 assists, 1.19 steals and 29.1 minutes while shooting 48.5 percent from the field. He has also appeared in six games with Phoenix this season totaling nine points, four rebounds, four blocks, three assists and a steal in 33 minutes of action while shooting 50 percent (2-of-4) from the field and 83.3 percent (5-of-6) from the foul line.
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Shams Charania: The Miami Heat plan to sign former Suns forward Derrick Jones Jr. on a two-way NBA contract, league sources say.
Ira Winderman: Miami Heat will waive Matt Williams Jr. to clear a roster spot, the Sun Sentinel has learned.
Shams Charania: The Phoenix Suns are waiving Derrick Jones Jr. to create space to sign two-way guard Mike James for rest of season, league sources say.
Shams Charania: Jones, an athletic wing, could receive strong interest in waiver process in the second season of a 4-year contract. Suns discussed other deal concepts with James, but agreed on remainder of year and he’ll reach RFA in July, sources say. twitter.com/shamscharania/…
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May 22, 2018 | 11:04 pm EDT Update
Vincent Ellis: Also, it’s highly likely Dwane Casey will be a candidate for the coaching opening … as soon as they fill the president of basketball ops post. Time frame for president spot? Sometime around the first week of June.
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Marc Stein: The Suns have brought former Knicks coach Mike Woodson to Phoenix to discuss joining new coach Igor Kokoskov’s staff as top assistant, league sources say. @Gambo987 said on his radio show today that the decision has already been made to hire Woodson