Garret Temple will not be playing with the Miami Heat this season.
Temple joins the list of young players who don’t fit the Heat vision for their 2012-2013 campaign. Temple played well during the Heat’s preseason and even showed some signs of being a solid backup point guard with offensive ability but Terrel Harris‘ defensive abilities is what ultimately separated the two players.
They have made the team for at least the first part of the upcoming NBA season.
The Heat finished with a .500 record during the preseason winning four games and losing four games.
Dwyane Wade seems to be ahead of schedule and was able to play more than Heat coaches and staff thought he would going into training camp.
As the Heat approach the regular season, they are in good shape health wise with starting point guard Mario Chalmers cracking the line up for the last two games and despite recent soreness from LeBron James‘ ankle.
Veteran Ray Allen is ready to play his old team–and rival–Boston Celtics and move on. The two teams will meet on ring night, Tuesday Oct.30 at 8 p.m. on TNT.
After a summer full of back and forth on why and how Allen left the Celtics, Tuesday will be his first opportunity to really show why he made the right decision. With superstar player James riding high off his impressive year of basketball, Wade fully recovered from knee surgery and star Chris Bosh accepting his role as a big man, the Heat are in perfect position heading into the regular season.