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The Miami Heat have waived forward Yante Maten, the team announced in a news release.
Maten is 6-foot-8 and spent most of last season on a two-way contract after going undrafted out of Georgia in 2018. He appeared in just two games with the Heat, who signed Maten to a standard contract at the end of the season.
Most of his rookie year was spent with the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the G League, where he averaged 23.5 points and 9.7 rebounds.
“Miami’s decision to release Maten doesn’t come as a huge surprise, given the structure of his deal,” Luke Adams of HoopsRumors explained. “His $100K partial guarantee was on track to increase to $150K if he had remained under contract through Thursday.”
Maten will become an unrestricted free agent after clearing waivers on Wednesday.