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A pair of undrafted players have been offered Exhibit 10 contracts by the Miami Heat.
Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports with Miami’s summer-league season having concluded, the Heat had extended the offers to Daryl Macon and Yante Maten.
The agents of both players say they will consider the offers from Miami, but they also have opportunities with other teams.
Players on Exhibit 10 contracts can make between $5,000 and $50,000 if they are waived in camp and spent at least 60 days with their team’s G League affiliate.
Macon, a 6-foot-1 point guard out of Arkansas, has Exhibit 10 offers from four NBA teams, along with opportunities to play in Italy, Spain, Belgium and Korea, agent Reggie Brown told Jackson. He said Macon’s offer from Korea is a $225,000 guaranteed deal.
“Macon has kind of an unknown quality,” Chet Kammerer, the Heat’s vice president of player personnel, said. “He’s gifted as far as his athleticism, his length and quickness, his ability to shoot. He’s an 87-percent career free throw shooter. Not many college guys shoot the ball that well from the line.”
Maten, a 6-8 forward out of Georgia, has received Exhibit 10 offers from “half the league,” said his agent, Austin Walton.
“We will sift through what we have and make a decision,” Walton, who wants to land a two-way deal for Maten and who said the Heat want to hold a competition in training camp for their open two-way slot. One two-way spot currently belongs to Duncan Robinson.
“We saw him play in the SEC and he was player of the year [as a senior],” Kammerer said. “He’s been a solid player over his career at Georgia and had some individual highs over the course of his career. He started kind of slow but he’s really a solid basketball player. Versatile. He’s got a bright future ahead of him.”
Miami, which has 11 players currently under contract, has also invited veterans Dwyane Wade and Udonis Haslem back should they opt to continue their careers.