The Miami Heat haven’t been getting the best news ever since free agency started. The team could essentially lose LeBron James and Chris Bosh. Heck, maybe even Dwyane Wade. Well, Josh McRoberts has reportedly agreed to sign with Miami, which is the first good news this team has received. Unfortunately, the McRoberts deal doesn’t change much in terms of bringing back the Big 3. It does show that the Heat are trying, though.
Free agent forward Josh McRoberts has agreed to a four-year contract with the Heat using the full-mid level, a source said.
— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) July 7, 2014
Although signing McRoberts will not completely lure James or Bosh, the team has to still bring in guys to play next year. With or without the Big 3.
McRoberts’ stats aren’t going to blow anyone away, but here are his numbers from this past season anyways: 8.5 points per game, 4.8 rebounds per game and 4.3 assists per game. McRoberts played 78 games last season and he started in every single one of them.
This deal is not going to make the Heat a completely different team, but it at least shows LeBron and Bosh that they are trying. Landing a key piece would be more ideal, but McRoberts will have to do. He would at least fit well into Miami’s system thanks to his passing abilities as a big man.
Signing another key player could go a long ways and may be necessary if Miami plans on bringing back its star players. Nothing is certain for this team, but hey, at least the Heat are about to land a new player. That has to count for something, right?