His contract of 1.9 million dollars not being guaranteed for the next season, Haywood Highsmith had to be part of the Miami workforce on the evening of July 15 to validate his place in the team. And his salary.
Finally, he can breathe in advance because ESPN announces that the Heat have already validated the contract of the winger / strong winger.
At 26, Haywood Highsmith therefore remains in Miami, where he will try to solidify his place in Erik Spoelstra’s rotation. Because even if he managed some interesting performances, especially in the playoffs with his 18 points in Game 1 of the Finals, his playing time remained fluctuating and his contribution generally uncertain.
MIAMI’S (PROJECTED) SQUAD FOR 2023/24
Leaders: Kyle Lowry
Fullbacks/Wingers: Tyler Herro, Josh Richardson, Jimmy Butler, Duncan Robinson, Caleb Martin, Jaime Jaquez Jr.
Interiors: Bam Adebayo, Thomas Bryant, Kevin Love, Nikola Jovic, Haywood Highsmith, Orlando Robinson
The Miami Heat are guaranteeing forward Haywood Highsmith’s contract for the 2023-2024 season, per his agent Jerry Dianis. Highsmith has a July 15 guarantee date.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 13, 2023
How to read the stats? MJ = matches played; Min = Minutes; Shots = Shots made / Shots attempted; 3pts = 3-points / 3-points attempted; LF = free throws made / free throws attempted; Off = offensive rebound; Def= defensive rebound; Tot = Total bounces; Pd = assists; Fte: Personal fouls; Int = Intercepts; Bp = Lost bullets; Ct: Counters; Points = Points.