June 30, 2017, 8:03 am
The Heat will hit a pair of contract deadlines in the coming hours, with Josh Richardson’s $1.5 million salary now guaranteed and Okaro White collecting $622,500 as his first of three guarantee milestones on Saturday.
White’s full salary will guarantee on opening night but he showed enough last season to make himself well worth the $1.4 million he’s set to earn. Richardson at that number is a slam dunk and it wouldn’t be surprising to see him engage in extension talks when the option becomes available in August. He’s looking to bounce back from an injury-riddled campaign and will definitely have late-round fantasy appeal as a threat in both steals and threes.