Udonis Haslem to return to Heat for twentieth season

Udonis Haslem is again.

The South Seaside legend has introduced that he’ll return to Miami for his twentieth season with the crew. The information got here after he took a quick interval to mull over his future along with his household.

Haslem’s impression to the squad is immeasurable. At 42 years previous, his contributions fall rather more into the teaching realm than the taking part in one, however his presence is so revered that Miami’s promised him a roster spot so long as he desires it.

And he determined to take the Heat up on their provide for yet another yr.

In his announcement, Haslem detailed that he’d made a dedication to his late father Johnnie to play no less than 20 seasons, avowing to shut his tenure heartily for each his dad and the town he is lengthy referred to as residence. Miami initially signed Haslem in 2003 after he went undrafted in 2002 out of the College of Florida. 

Haslem has gained three titles with the Heat and is their all-time main rebounder. He at the moment ranks second in franchise historical past in video games and minutes performed. The 15-time crew captain turned the oldest participant to ever go well with up for the Heat and the fifth participant in NBA historical past to play no less than 19 seasons with the identical crew. He has profession averages of seven.5 factors and 6.6 rebounds. 

Miami has only one extra roster spot out there following Haslem’s return. He averaged 2.5 factors and 1.9 rebounds over 13 appearances final season.

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