Things appear to be falling into place for Pat Riley as his meeting with Heat free agent LeBron James approaches.
After striking out on several of the league's top free agents, the Heat reportedly has signed two free agents who should help convince James to remain in Miami. The Heat lured power forward Josh McRoberts away from the Charlotte Hornets, the Herald confirmed on Monday. McRoberts' deal would be for four years, $23 million with a player option for the final year of the contract, according to a report by ESPN.
Minutes after news broke that McRoberts was headed to Miami, a report linked former Pacers and Clippers forward Danny Granger with the Heat. Yahoo!Sports reported the deal between the Heat and Granger at two years, $4.2 million. That would indicate that the Heat is using its bi-annual exception on Granger.
Free agents cannot sign until Thursday.
McRoberts delivered a standout performance against the Heat in the Hornets (then the Bobcats) first-round series against the Heat in the 2014 NBA playoffs. McRoberts averaged 11.5 points and 6.8 rebounds in four playoff games against the Heat.
Granger starred with the Pacers before being released by Indiana. He finished last season with the Clippers.