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With season-ending wrist surgery up next, Miami Heat waive former Jayhawk Marcus Garrett

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Former Kansas guard Marcus Garrett, who signed a two-way contract with the Miami Heat for the 2021-22 NBA season, scans the floor during a game this season. (Associated Press photo)

Former Kansas guard Marcus Garrett, who signed a two-way contract with the Miami Heat for the 2021-22 NBA season, scans the floor during a game this season. (Associated Press photo) by Matt Tait

Former Kansas guard Marcus Garrett has been waived by the Miami Heat after a wrist injury forced him into season-ending surgery.

According to a report from The Miami Herald, Garrett, 23, will have surgery to fix the “instability in his right wrist” and remain around the organization while going through rehab.

Garrett has not played for the Heat since late December, with tendinitis in the wrist plaguing him throughout the season.

The Dallas native signed a two-way deal with the Heat in September after impressing in the NBA’s Summer League as an undrafted free agent.

While it was his defense, high basketball IQ and effort and tenacity that earned him a roster spot, Garrett recorded 13 points on 5-of-21 shooting (including 1-of-4 from 3-point range) to go along with 23 rebounds, 7 assists, 5 steals and 3 blocks in 12 games with Miami this season.

The rest of Garrett’s time was spent playing for the Heat’s G League team, the Sioux Falls Skyforce. In Sioux Falls, Garrett averaged 12.8 points, 8.3 rebounds, 5.1 assists, 2.1 steals and 0.6 blocks in eight games.

The Heat appear to be poised to sign former Virginia standout Kyle Guy to the two-way contract that came open by waiving Garrett. According to the Herald’s report, all two-way contracts become guaranteed for the rest of the season on Thursday.

Comments

Dirk Medema 3 months, 3 weeks ago

It’s good that he will remain around the organization while going through rehab. Seems like a commitment to him as a player.

Blake Brown 3 months, 3 weeks ago

It was great to see him get some playing time and do a decent job. The Heat are defensive minded and he has to have a future with them especially if he can do the other things that we know he can do. All the best Marcus.

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