Miami Heat announce all 3 two-way signings

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By the second day of free agency, the Miami Heat have officially all three two-way spots for the 2024-25 season locked up!

The organization announced the three two-way contracts Monday: Keshad Johnson, Zyon Pullin–two of the Heat’s undrafted picks–plus former Heat guard Dru Smith, who’s been with the organization at different points since 2022.

It was previously reported after the 2024 NBA Draft that Miami signed Keshad Johnson and Zyon Pullin to two-way contracts.

Johnson, a fifth-year senior from Arizona, was the top player left on the Heat’s board once the draft concluded, per Adam Simon. The uber-athletic wing averaged 11.5 points, 5.9 rebounds and one steal on 53.0 percent shooting last season, including 38.7 percent from deep on low volume after canning just 24.6 percent of his triples his previous four years at San Diego State. Johnson, who tied a combine-best with a 42-inch max vertical, is incredibly strong and versatile defensively–as well as a human highlight in transition.

Pullin, a five-year senior who graduated from Florida, averaged 15.5 points, 3.9 rebounds and 4.9 assists (to just 1.3 turnovers) on 44.4 percent shooting, 44.9 percent from 3-point range (low volume; 2.4 3PA, 21.9 3PAr) and 84.7 percent from the free-throw line last year. Standing at 6-foot-4 with a 6-foot-6 wingspan, Pullin is a strong defender and a very good playmaker.

Smith was the biggest shocker of the three. He suffered a season-ending knee injury last November and has previously been waived by the organization four separate times in less than two calendar years. He earned the final standard spot last year, averaging 4.3 points, 1.6 rebounds and 1.6 assists on 45.5 percent shooting and 41.2 percent from 3-point range (17 attempts). Before the injury, Smith was phenomenal defensively at the point-of-attack where he generated myriad deflections–6.6 per 36 minutes, in fact.

All in all, it’s very surprising that the Heat–who have had a very poor start to the offseason–have already used all their two-ways. However, they don’t count against the cap and can be changed at any time.

But, again … why announce them now? Your answer is as good as mine.


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DeRozan and Heat officlaly linked. Take that, Lebron!


I’m a huge fan of Pullin (Go Gators!) and of Keshad (he and Pelle were my round 2 targets). The question is Dru Smith. My guess is he has experience in their system. They like to have a defensive minded guard off the bench who can hit an occasional shot like Delon Wright. If they can get a guy like Monte Morris, Dennis Smith Jr or Malachi Flynn to agree to a one year vet minimum, then they might use Dru’s two-way on someone else like Swider or currently unknown summer league gem.

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