May 29, 2017, 7:35 am
The Heat may waive Josh McRoberts by using the stretch provision, according to Anthony Chiang of the Palm Beach Post.
McRoberts exercised his player option last week for $6 million, but the Heat could be looking to move on from the big man. He hasn’t had the most durable career, missing 146 games over the last three seasons, and is bound to miss more in the future. The team could be looking to use the stretch provision in this case, which would allow them to owe McRoberts $2 million over the next three seasons and would have an additional $4 million in cap space to spend this summer. Their main priority will be re-signing James Johnson, Dion Waiters and Willie Reed, so they’ll need all the cap space possible to do so.