The Miami Heat on Thursday added journeyman forward Rodney Carney and 2009 Heat second-round draft pick Robert Dozier , the forward out of Memphis, to bring the camp roster to the 20-player limit.
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The moves not only mean veteran forward Juwan Howard will not be in camp, but also ends the camp bids of former University of Miami guard Jack McClinton and Nigerian national team swingman Chamberlain Oguchi.
Dozier, selected by the Heat with the final pick of the second round of the 2009 NBA Draft, appeared in three games with the Heat's summer-league in July in Las Vegas, closing with 11 points, 11 rebounds, four assists, four steals and a blocked shot. He spent last season with Cholet Basket of the France ProA League.
Dozier spent the 2010-11 season with PAOK Thessaloniki of the Greece A1 League and the 2009-10 season with VAP Kolossos of the Greece A1 League. Prior to that, he played four seasons at the University of Memphis, becoming just the seventh player in school history to record at least 1,000 points and 900 rebounds.
Carney has appeared in 299 career NBA games (48 starts) with four different teams, averaging 5.9 points, 2.0 rebounds and 15.4 minutes while shooting .422 from the field, .338 on 3-pointers and .704 percent from the line.
Carney, the No. 16 selection of the 2006 draft, played two seasons (2006-07 and 2007-08) with the Philadelphia 76ers before playing with the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2008-09. He then re-joined the 76ers for the 2009-10 season before splitting 2011-12 between the Memphis Grizzlies and Golden State Warriors.
Last season, Carney appeared in 31 games for the Liaoning Jiebao Hunters of the Chinese Basketball Association and averaged 21.9 points, 4.3 rebounds, 1.16 blocks, 1.13 steals, 1.0 assists.
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