Heat finalize deal to bring back Haslem

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[September 11, 2018]  The Miami Heat made it official Monday night, bringing back three-time NBA champion and 15-year veteran Udonis Haslem on a one-year deal.



Haslem, 38, reportedly will play for the veteran's minimum. He has spent his entire career in Miami since joining the team undrafted out of Florida in 2003.

"It's great to have our captain back," Heat president Pat Riley said in a statement. "We're looking forward to having UD back for his 16th season with the Heat."

Haslem played just 72 minutes in 14 games last season, totaling eight points, 10 rebounds and five assists. He has averaged 7.7 points and 6.8 rebounds in his career.

Miami went 44-38 last season to earn the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs. The Heat were eliminated by the Philadelphia 76ers in five games in the first round.

--Field Level Media

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