Eddie House is now officially the latest addition to the Miami Heat rotation, and a very good one at that that.
The three-point specialist has agreed on a two-year contract at the veteran minimum of $1,352,181 and $1,399,507, respectively, with the second season a player option.
The story for Eddie is a now a common one on this Heat roster. He passed on more lucrative deals elsewhere. The Bulls were thought to have been the front-runners for House, with the Celtics also in play to bring him back. Instead, he has chosen to re-join the team that originally drafted him out of Arizona State with the 37th overall pick ten years ago.
House will serve as a high-energy spark and three-point shooting specialist off the bench. Surrounding two superior defense-collapsing playmakers of the caliber of a Wade and James with a gaggle of superior three-point shooting specialists is . The Heat now has three legitimate threats – Eddie House, Mike Miller and James Jones.
House does one thing exceedingly well – shoot. He can shoot set shots, shots off the dribble or falling away, and free throws at an exceptional rate. His jump shot is all there, particularly in all-important clutch situations, and his lightning quick release (as well as the height he jumps to shoot it) means that he can always get it away. Read more…