DONE DEAL: The Miami Heat and a versatile forward have reached an agreement on a two-way contract…

After the 2024 NBA draft, the Miami Heat didn’t take long to make their first free agency acquisition.

Following the conclusion of the second round, Miami signed Keshad Johnson to a two-way contract on Thursday, June 28, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. Johnson played his fifth collegiate season for the Arizona Wildcats in 2023–24 after spending his first four years of college with San Diego State. Johnson turned 23 little over a week ago.

Arizona's Keshad Johnson agrees to 2-way contract with Heat

Johnson had an 11.5 point average. In addition to grabbing 5.9 rebounds, 1.8 assists, and 1.0 steals in his final season, he made nearly 39% of his 3-pointers, while trying a career-high 2.6 per game. Two years ago, Johnson’s height and weight were described by SDSU as 6-foot-7 and 225 pounds, indicating that he possesses the physical strength to take on opponents in the league on the front line and the precision and range to spread the field offensively.

On his Draft Express X account, ESPN’s Jonathan Givony expressed his admiration for Johnson in a way that resonates with the notorious Heat culture.

“With his outside shooting, passing, explosiveness, and constant physicality and defensive intensity, Keshad Johnson brings plug-and-play, two-way versatility to the game,” Givony said.

Johnson will probably play some games with the Sioux Falls Skyforce, Miami’s G League club. Zyon Pullin, an undrafted free agent who played guard for the Florida Gators last season and was an All-SEC selection, will be joining him.

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