Free agents Josh McRoberts and Danny Granger have committed to sign new deals to join the Miami Heat, team president Pat Riley said in a statement Monday. Sources told ESPN.com that McRoberts will receive a four-year deal worth an estimated $23 million — the full midlevel exception — which includes an option to return to free agency entering the fourth season. Granger, who played for the Indiana Pacers and Los Angeles Clippers last season, has agreed to a two-year, $4.2 million deal with the Heat, according to other sources.
McRoberts, a 6-10 power forward, averaged 8.5 points, 4.8 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 30.3 minutes per game for the Charlotte Bobcats last season, and he chose joining the Heat over the renamed Hornets. The Heat were expected to use their full midlevel exception on the 27-year-old.
His eventual addition will play a part in the Heat’s ongoing attempts to convince free agent LeBron James to stay in Miami, as McRoberts is the first free agent addition that Heat President Pat Riley has been able to secure. As USA TODAY Sports first reported Sunday, James plans to meet with Riley in person early this week to discuss his future.