Miami Heat Bring In Former No. 4 Overall Pick For Workout

The Miami Heat are still looking to add a big man to fortify their roster down the stretch. The buyout market offers a couple of options, as they've been linked to Kevin Love, just bought out this week by the Cleveland Cavaliers, and to Serge Ibaka. 

But word today from Michael Scotto of HoopsHype is that they've recently brought in 9-year veteran Cody Zeller for a workout. 

The Heat still have an open roster spot, and are definitely prioritizing the big man market. Omer Yurtseven is still working his way back from ankle surgery, and they shipped out Dewayne Dedmon at the trade deadline. 

Zeller last played in the NBA last season, with the Portland Trail Blazers. He averaged career-lows of 5.2 points and 4.6 rebounds in 13 minutes per game across 27 contests. His season was then cut short with a right patellar avulsion fracture.

He was with the Utah Jazz during training camp back in October, but was cut loose before the season. 

The 30-year-old is a former No. 4 overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, and spent his first eight years with Charlotte, where he averaged 8.7 points and 6.0 rebounds in 22.7 minutes per game. 

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