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Miami Heat guard Kyle Guy discusses what’s next for him when his 10-day hardship with the team expires.
The timer is ticking when it comes to Kyle Guy’s time at the Miami Heat. The 24-year-old security guard signed a 10-day hardship agreement on December 30, which means his last game against Miami will be tonight.
During his four games at The Heat, Guy has a total of 47 Scored points while shooting 54.8% off the field and 50% on three, along with rebounds, 10 assists and only four turnovers in 88 minutes.
Before the matchup on Saturday night against the Phoenix Suns on Aug. On January 1st, the former second round pick from the 2019 NBA Draft spoke about his experience with the Heat.
“It was great,” Guy told Miami Herald reporter Anthony Chiang. “They have a nice culture here and they do things right. We only had an exercise and a half in my 10 days, but I love what it’s about. Quick and to the point, the coaches are great and the players are even better. ”
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Guy, best known for leading the Virginia Cavaliers to a national championship in 2019, and who was named Most Outstanding Player of the Tournament, is drastically different from last season when he played for the Sacramento Kings, where he averaged 2.8 points on shooting 28.3% from beyond the arc.
After spending camp with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Guy signs with their G in October League subsidiary, the Canton Charge, where it was successful again. With the batch, Guy averaged 21.8 points and 7.8 rebounds per game.
Despite his rocky early years in the NBA, the 6-foot-1,167-pound guard’s confidence hasn’t wavered, and based on Guy’s comments it sounds like he’d like to stick with Heat if the opportunity presents itself.
“I think you’ve obviously seen movies and know what I’m doing,” said Guy. “I shoot the ball, I can be aggressive, I can get into the color and make the right moves, I can make things easier, and I can be combative in defense. So they just play to my strengths. ”
Guy credits the Heat’s famous development program with its ability to blend in well with the line-up.
“ This is how they developed a lot of their guys, ”continued Guy. “I already had some of the properties that came in so I think it was just an easy transition. The feeling is mutual, they like me and I love it here. ”
The Heat picked Kyle Guy off the street, and this season he has averaged more points, rebounds and & assists than Kyrie Irving & Ben Simmons.
Heat’s head coach Erik Spoelstra had nothing but compliments on Guy’s work ethic and versatility on the pitch.
“Kyle Guy is a gamer so he finds different ways to influence you and to help you by being.” makes winning moves, ”said Spoelstra. “I think if you just look at his career, he’s found different ways to make a difference and he’s far more than just a Sagittarius.”
Guy doesn’t get too far, however. “Of course I have my big picture. But I’m only there day after day while I’m here. I am grateful for the opportunity and for making the most of it. So if you think you have to tell me, they will tell me. Whether that is at the end of the 10 days or today or tomorrow, I don’t know. So we’ll see. But I have no idea. “
Since joining the Heat, Guy has averaged 19.1 points and 4.1 assists per 36 minutes – statistics that have drawn his attention to numerous franchises across the league, who are looking for replacements for injured players or who have exhausted their squads due to COVID-19.
As soon as Guy’s contract expires after the game on Saturday night, he can sign with any team that makes him an offer. During the Heat an open one Having squad seat, signing a player, even to the minimum of a veteran, would put the team above the ominous luxury tax.
However, it is very likely that no All-Star will become available, which means that the Heat is likely to come after we will look inside to restructure ourselves for the second half of the season.
If the heat trade KZ Okpala, which seemed inevitable since the beginning of the NBA season in 2021, and Caleb Martin can be included in the regular squad te Guy with the two-way contract left open by Martin.
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While it may seem like the Heat are taking a huge risk to wait to see what happens before signing Guy, it’s important to remembering what the Heat’s list looks like when their regular starters are cleared for return.
The decision to exceed the luxury tax, which is a higher fine than Guy’s contract, becomes less appealing when They know that Jimmy Butler, Dewayne Dedmon, Gabe Vincent, Udonis Haslem, Bam Adebayo, Victor Oladipo and Markieff Morris – will soon be back on the lineup.