Joe Johnson’s arrival in Miami has done a few things from the jump.
1. It gives the Heat a veteran presence at the forward position, a person with experience in the playoffs and decent option when they need some help from beyond the arc.
2. It also made Beno Udrih expendable.
The Miami Heat reached an agreement with Udrih as they waived the point guard who had successful foot surgery late last week.
The move to waive Udrih has some teams upset at the Heat, as ESPN’s Brian Windhorst has reported
Some NBA teams upset at Heat’s unusual buyout deal with Beno Udrih that gets them out of luxury tax: https://t.co/RFXh9vQdMa
— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) February 29, 2016
It’s an interesting situation. But hey, being mad won’t help solve others teams issues. Maybe they should try and emulate what the Heat does as an organization before becoming too upset.
From the Heat media…
Udrih appeared in 36 games (five starts) with the HEAT this season and averaged 4.4 points, 2.5 assists, 1.8 rebounds and 16.3 minutes while shooting 43.4 percent from the field, 33.3 percent from three-point range and 88.2 percent from the foul line. He was originally acquired by the HEAT, along with Jarnell Stokes, via trade with the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for Mario Chalmers and James Ennis earlier this season on November 10.