Miami Heat To Sign Veteran Guard On Buyout Market

The Miami Heat will be signing one of the top buyout market options to shore up their backcourt, as Washington Wizards guard Delon Wright has agreed on a contract buyout.

The Heat gave up veteran Kyle Lowry at the trade deadline, and now have added his one-time teammate, as Wright began his career as part of the Toronto Raptors' "bench mob" eight years ago, and spent 3 1/2 seasons there. 

Wright, 31, had fallen out of the Wizards' rotation, but can be a solid piece to the Heat's backcourt mix, being able to play the 'one' or the 'two. He can provide a bit of shooting, playmaking and defense as well, with good size for a guard (6'5"). 

Wright will help a diminished Miami backcourt, after newly acquired Terry Rozier recently went down with a sprained knee, and is out week to week. 

Wright has averaged 7.0 points, 3.3 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.2 steals per game in 494 career contest, in about 21 minutes a night.

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