Miami Heat have extended qualifying offers to Cole Swider and Alondes Williams

Cole Swider and Alondes Williams will be part of the Heat’s summer league roster.

Along with the Miami Heat’s recent undrafted signings of Keshad Johnson and Zion Pullin, the team has extended qualifying offers to Cole Swider and Alondes Williams as well. They are all expected to play for Miami’s summer league roster in the coming weeks. However, Jamal Cain is reportedly not expected to receive an offer, per Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald.

Cain will now become an unrestricted free agent on June 30; it is unknown if he will be converted to a standard contract. But he is someone that can potentially replace Caleb Martin after his expected free agency departure, if he remains with the team.

In regards to Swider and Williams, the Heat released a statement on the two-way contract duo:

MIAMI, FL – The Miami HEAT announced today that they have extended qualifying offers to Cole Swider and Alondes Williams. Per club policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed.

Swider split last season between the HEAT, and their G League affiliate, the Sioux Falls Skyforce. He appeared in 14 regular season G League games with the Skyforce, averaging a team-high 24.9 points, 8.6 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 39.4 minutes while shooting 51.4 percent from the field, 50 percent from three-point range and 81.3 percent from the foul line. He finished second in the G League in three-point percentage and scored in double-figures in all 14 games, including 12 20-point games and four 30-point performances. Swider scored his G League career-high of 37 points on January 7 vs. Salt Lake City and grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds on February 10 vs. Rip City. He also appeared in 18 games with Miami last season, averaging 2.3 points in 4.8 minutes of action. He led the reserves in points, assists and blocks one time each and scored in double-figures twice, including 11 points at Brooklyn on November 25 and a career-high 14 points on March 22 vs. New Orleans.

Williams, who earned the NBA G League Most Improved Player Award last season, split the season between the HEAT, and their G League affiliate, the Sioux Falls Skyforce. He appeared in 27 regular season G League games (all starts) with the Skyforce, averaging 21.7 points, 7.3 assists, 5.4 rebounds, 1.22 steals and 38.1 minutes while shooting 52.2 percent from the field, 37.9 percent from three-point range and 76.6 percent from the foul line. He was named to the All-NBA G League First Team and selected to participate in the Rising Stars Game at NBA All-Star Weekend. Among G League leaders, Williams finished second in minutes per game, sixth in scoring and ninth in assists per game. He also led the team in points, assists, field goals made, three-point field goals made, free throws made, minutes and starts. He scored in double-figures 26 times, including 13 20-point games, three 30-point games, a 40-point performance and a Skyforce-record 55 points on January 7 vs. Salt Lake City. Additionally, he appeared in seven games with the HEAT, totaling five points, a rebound and a block.

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Reality Czech

Also good news. I do hope they convert Cain. I also suspect they will cut O Robinson.

heat for life

Depends on how good or not good ware is

SunManFromDogBone

Cain needs to improve his FG and 3pt %’s. I would like to see Miami trade Bryant and keep Robinson.

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