Udonis Haslem is returning to Miami, Signs One-Year Deal

Udonis Haslem is ready to commit to his 18th NBA season and of course, it will be with the Miami Heat. The eastern conference champions are as excited as ever to have their veteran back in the mix and for a variety of reasons. Haslem not only can still play, he's their glue that keeps the team cohesive both at home and on the road.

Haslem, who is 40-years-old has won three championships in Miami and is hoping after reaching the Finals last season, the Heat, who are bringing back mostly everyone from their team, can stay healthy all the way through. 

The only player left to sign for the Heat who had a solid impact last playoffs was Jae Crowder. The two sides continue to have dialogue.

For Haslem, who has only appeared in 44 games since the 2016-17 season (4 in 2019-20), he'll be looked upon to be that player-coach the team needs and a proven mentor for the young roster players. 

Any production on the stats sheet, is gravy.

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