The Miami Heat has been quiet on the big names in free agency, but a name emerged Thursday the team is reportedly trying to sign, Anthony Morrow, according to ESPN.com’s Marc Stein.
The seven-year veteran is a three-point shooting specialist. Last season, Morrow shot 45.1 percent from behind the arc, hoisting 195 three-point shots and hitting 88 of them. He averaged 19 minutes and 8.4 points per game for the New Orleans Pelicans.
Overall, Morrow posted a true shooting percentage of 57 percent and had a win/share of .081 last season.
Morrow’s shooting would allow the Heat to continue to use a space the floor philosophy to create lanes for LeBron James and others to operate. He also would not cost much either as he made just $1 million last season in New Orleans.
Another name that could be in play for the Heat if he’s amnestied by the Chicago Bulls is power forward Carlos Boozer. The power forward struggled last year in Chicago, but still averaged 13.7 points and 8.3 rebounds per in the 76 games he played.
Stein said the siple fact is Heat president Pat Riley are after players that don't cost a lot, but can help the team.
Message here is Heat are chasing realistic targets to fit in around LeBron, Wade and Bosh. Never had a real shot at the Lowrys and Gortats
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 3, 2014