Udonis Haslem Re-Signs with Heat: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

July 10th, 2016 by Tim Daniels Leave a reply »

Veteran power forward Udonis Haslem reached an agreement Sunday with the Miami Heat on a one-year contract worth "a bit less" than $4 million.   

Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel confirmed the details of the signing. Ethan J. Skolnick of the Miami Herald reported Haslem is expected to play beyond the 2016-17 season, which will be his 14th. He has spent his entire 13-year career in Miami. 

It's been a while since Haslem played an extensive role in Miami. After he emerged as a valuable asset during the early stages of his career, his production has steadily faded over the past handful of seasons. He averaged just 1.6 points and 2.0 rebounds in 37 games last season.

The question is whether he can still play a more impactful role if called upon. His player efficiency rating hovered around 14 during his peak years, but it hasn't topped 11 since the 2010-11 campaign, according to Basketball-Reference.com.

At this point of his career, he's best suited to be a high-energy reserve—somebody who can provide a spark off the bench with his rebounding and limited offens ...

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