NBA Rumor: Omer Yurtseven Free Agency

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Miami HEAT announced today that they have re-signed center Ӧmer Yurtseven. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. “Ӧmer is one of Adam Simon’s great finds for our club,” said HEAT President Pat Riley. “He will be a great developmental center/power forward to play alongside Bam, and has shown his willingness to commit to the work needed to get to the next level.”

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Heat not at risk of losing Omer Yurtseven?

The revelation of the Miami Heat’s summer league program is free to leave and sign with another team at any time. But Keith Glass, the agent for blossoming young big man Omer Yurtseven, indicated Thursday that the Heat isn’t going to be blindsided by any move. “It’s clear the Heat are interested in Omer and as importantly, Omer is interested in them,” Glass said, while indicating that there’s no Heat contract in place for the unrestricted free agent.

So why didn’t the Heat exercise the 2021-22 option on Yurtseven’s contract by last Sunday’s deadline, considering it wasn’t even guaranteed for next season? Glass explained that the Heat simply was doing what he requested. “I asked them when we signed [on May 14]” to not exercise the Aug. 1 option “so that when they gave me the option, they could go back to me and do a new deal.They kept their word. The only thing they didn’t do at that time [last Sunday] was make a deal. Now it’s a different time.”

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