Miami Heat Rumors
Former Texas Tech Basketball player Matt Mooney has signed an Exhibit 10 contract with the Memphis Grizzlies. Mooney had been deciding between signing a deal with either the Grizzlies or the Miami Heat.
Rayjon Tucker, an athletic 6-5 guard, auditioned for the Heat during three days last week, according to a league source. The Heat was interested in signing Tucker to an Exhibit 10 contract, which comes with a $50,000 guarantee and a training camp invitation. But Tucker’s preference is to sign a two-way contract, and the Heat did not immediately offer one.
Tucker joins former St. John’s guard Justin Simon as the second confirmed prospect to be brought to Heat headquarters in recent weeks, and there are believed to have been others, too.
The Miami HEAT announced today that an MRI on Kelly Olynyk revealed a right knee bone bruise. The injury occurred on August 7 during Team Canada’s win against Nigeria in an exhibition game in preparation for the FIBA World Cup. Olynyk will not re-join Team Canada and is expected to be ready for the beginning of the NBA season.
Josh Richardson, an avid soccer fan, was in Miami for the Barcelona-Napoli match and spoke to Chris Fischer of NBC6 South Florida. It sounds like Richardson, acquired in the sign-and-trade deal involving Jimmy Butler, is looking forward to taking on his former team. “Honestly, when I come back here, I want to kill the Heat,” Richardson said. “I want to beat them by 20. That’s just how I’m built. If I was on the Heat, I would want to beat Philly by 50 because that’s just how the rivalry, how are teams went.”