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Heat Wrap Up Summer League

The Heat finished their run in the 2017 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas on Saturday

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    Okaro White posted big numbers in the Summer League

    The Miami Heat completed their 2017 NBA Summer League schedule in Las Vegas on Saturday.

    Before playing in Vegas, the Heat also took part in the Orlando portion of the Summer League. This time of year gives organizations a chance to see their young players take the court. Most of the rosters are comprised of recent draft picks and players who will spend time in the NBA G League.

    Miami had 2017 first-round pick Bam Adebayo as part of the roster in both Orlando and Las Vegas. Adebayo saw plenty of action on the court and did a solid job. The 19-year old averaged 17.5 points per game in Orlando, before posting a 15.7 average in Vegas. The forward's rebound average was solid as well, with over eight per game in each stop. Adebayo also compiled nine blocks in four games in Orlando, which could be one of the most important stats for Miami to see.

    Also playing in the Summer League was Okaro White. The forward had a tremendous showing in both cities and may have helped himself in the future. White averaged 18.5 points and over eight rebounds a game across both stops. In addition to those numbers, White picked up several blocks and steals along the way. The 24-year old saw some work with Miami in 2016-17 and should spend time on the roster again.

    Most of the other names on Miami's roster are relative unknowns, but could end up being a factor down the road. The Heat will likely need to dip into the G League at times at this year and the Summer League experience should be beneficial.

    Miami's 2017 preseason is scheduled to get underway on October 1st in Miami.

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