MIAMI, Fla. — The NBA limit for training-camp rosters is 20 players and the Miami Heat apparently will go to the max.
In the wake of a recent free-agent tryout for former New York Knicks center Josh Harrellson, the Heat on Tuesday worked out for Sacramento Kings center Hassan Whiteside, the No. 33 overall pick of the 2010 NBA Draft.
And a day after re-signing shooting guard Terrell Harris, the Heat, according to Yahoo Sports, reached an agreement with guard Garrett Temple, who spent the past season in Italy.
Temple would bring the Heat camp roster to 17 players, with the impending signing of Heat 2009 second-round pick Robert Dozier to bring that total to 18.
With former New Orleans Hornets guard Jerome Dyson also having worked out for the Heat, it means the Heat essentially will have to trim their list of hopefuls in advance of the Sept. 29 start of training camp at AmericanAirlines Arena.
Whiteside worked out for the Minnesota Timberwolves before his tryout with the Heat. Temple is a veteran of two NBA seasons, spending 2009-10 with the Houston Rockets, Kings and San Antonio Spurs, and 2010-11 with the Spurs, Milwaukee Bucks and Charlotte Bobcats.
An agent who has been in talks with the Heat said the team is currently only offering non-guaranteed contracts, which was the signing basis with Harris, center Mickell Gladness and forward Jarvis Varnado, who also were added for camp this week.
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