Free agent power forward Jordan Mickey is closing in on a contract agreement with the Miami Heat, according to a report from The Vertical.
Mickey is entering his third NBA season, and has played a combined 41 games with the Boston Celtics over the first two. The Celtics selected Mickey out of LSU in the second round (No. 33 overall) in the 2015 draft.
According to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Mickey’s deal with the Heat will not be a two-way contract — meaning he will not have to play in the G-League (though the Heat could still send him there).
Having lost Luke Babbitt in free agency to the Atlanta Hawks, the Heat are looking for capable forwards off the bench. The Heat already signed Kelly Olynyk (Boston Celtics)and re-signed Udonis Haslem this offseason.
Mickey appeared in just 16 games with the Celtics last year, spending most of his time continuing to develop in the NBA G-League.