MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – The Miami Heat re-signed forward Udonis Haslem Friday.
Haslem has signed a two-year, $5.6 million contract with the Miami Heat.READ MORE: CBS4 Investigates: Man Accused Of Killing Ryan Rogers Could Have Faced Two Decades In Prison For Prior Crime
The Miami native opted out of a contract that would have paid him $4.6 million next season to give the team flexibility during free agency.
Haslem averaged 3.8 points last season. For his career, Haslem has averaged 8.6 points in 715 regular-season games.
“Udonis Haslem has been a fixture in Miami over the last 11 years,” said Heat President Pat Riley. “He’s a team player, an encompassing all-purpose player, that would play just about any position or role in order to win. It’s been such a privilege and honor to have him with the organization and I’m so happy that he decided to come back.”
Haslem has played his entire 11-year career with the Heat and is a three-time NBA Champion.
He became the Heat’s all-time offensive rebound leader, surpassing Alonzo Mourning, on April 11 vs. Indiana.READ MORE: Glenneisha Darkins Perseveres During Art Week Despite Challenges
Haslem has been Miami’s franchise leader in defensive and total rebounds and became the first non-drafted player in NBA history to be their team’s all-time rebounding leader.
Haslem, who along with Dwyane Wade, is only one of two players to have played on each of the Heat’s three NBA Championship teams.
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