Friday, July 18
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Shabazz Napier has signed his rookie deal with the Miami Heat.
Napier's deal got finalized Friday, hours before Miami's final game of its summer league schedule. The point guard will make about $1.2 million this season after being selected with the No. 24 overall pick in last month's draft.
Napier, who led Connecticut to this past season's NCAA championship, becomes the 12th player either signed or committed to the Heat for next season.
Earlier Friday, Miami completed the signing of forward Udonis Haslem to a two-year contract that will pay him about $5.6 million. His deal was worked out several days ago, and Haslem told the team he had no desire to leave his hometown, anyway.