The Miami Heat signed a third member of its summer-league team when it announced the addition of guard Kenny Hasbrouck on Wednesday.
Hasbrouck, a former Siena standout, joins Shavlik Randolph and second-round draft pick Dexter Pittman as summer-league players to ink contracts. Hasbrouck was the Heat’s top guard in the Las Vegas summer league earlier this month, averaging 13.6 points, 2.4 assists and 2.4 rebounds in five games, while shooting 49% from the field and an impressive 45% from the three-point line.
It marks the second stint with the Heat for Hasbrouck, who was given two 10-day contracts last season before being signed on for the remainder of the season with a team option for a second. The option was subsequently declined.
Hasbrouck’s contract is for two years at the minimum salary. The first year is $250,000 guaranteed, becoming $500,000 guaranteed if not waived on or before opening night, becoming fully guaranteed if not waived on or before December 15, 2010. The second year is fully unguaranteed, becoming fully guaranteed if not waived on or before July 25, 2011.
The partial guarantee can be seen as a form of charity for a man who seemingly did not require it. Much like with Shavlik Randolph, this may be the case of an overzealous general manager in Pat Riley elated by his free agent coup and showing it by tossing around his owner’s money to fringe players with reckless abandon, even if the totals are relatively small.
Hasbrouck becomes the 15th player under contract for 2010-11. He faces difficult odds of making the 15-man opening-night roster, however, as more signings are undoubtedly yet to come. Teams are allowed to carry as many as 20 players during the offseason.