Marcus Garrett again is in the mix for the Miami Heat and again hoping to maximize a summer with the team.
Having earned a Heat two-way contract based on his stellar play in summer league last year, Garrett is one of 14 players on the summer-league roster released Monday by the team.
Returning from midseason wrist surgery, which led to his departure from the roster in January, Garrett is scheduled to appear only in the Las Vegas Summer League, where the Heat open play July 9. The Heat will play three games at the California Classic summer league in San Francisco prior to traveling to Las Vegas.
Garrett, who went undrafted out of Kansas a year ago, emerged as an elite on-ball defender with the Heat’s 2021 summer roster, showing enough also with his offense to earn his two-way deal. He eventually was replaced on the Heat roster by Kyle Guy.
The Heat had been uncertain about Garrett’s status for summer league as recently as last week. He has been working at the Heat’s practice court, including sessions on the side with Heat coaches during the playoffs.
Current Heat players Haywood Highsmith, Mychal Mulder, Javonte Smart and Ӧmer Yurtseven, as well 2022 first-round draft pick Nikola Jovićhighlight the Heat summer roster.
Yurtseven, who is working with Turkey’s national team, also will only participate in the Las Vegas portion of summer league.
Heat assistant Malik Allen will serve as summer-league coach for the second consecutive year, to be assisted by Kasib Powell, who coaches the Heats G League affiliate, the Sioux Falls Skyforce.
Summer practice sessions for the Heat open Thursday in San Francisco.
Heat summer roaster
Jalen Adaway, F, 6-5, 215, St. Bonaventure
Kyle Allman, Jr., G, 6-4, 183, Paris Basketball
Jamaree Bouyea, G, 6-2, 170, San Francisco
Jamal Cain, F, 6-7, 191, Oakland
Marcus Garrett, G, 6-5, 205, Kansas.
Bryce Hamilton, G/F, 6-4, 205, UNLV
Haywood Highsmith, F, 6-7, 220, Wheeling
Nikola Jović, F, 6-11, 223, Mega Basket
Mychal Mulder, G, 6-3, 195, Kentucky
Orlando Robinson, C, 6-11, 244, Fresno State
Javonte Smart, G, 6-3, 205, Louisiana State
Aaron Wheeler, F, 6-9, 205, St. John’s
Bryson Williams, C, 6-9, 237, Texas Tech
Ӧmer Yurtseven, C, 6-11, 255, Georgetown
Note: Garett and Yurtseven only scheduled to play in Las Vegas.
Heat summer-league schedule
Saturday: 5 pm Eastern vs. a similar team of draft picks, rookies, free agents and younger players from the Los Angeles Lakers at the Chase Center in San Francisco, in the opener of the California Classic.
Sunday: 5 pm Eastern vs. Sacramento Kings in San Francisco.
July 5: 3 pm Eastern vs. Warriors in San Francisco.
July 9: Las Vegas Summer League opener against the Boston Celtics, at 5:30 pm Eastern.
July 12: Las Vegas Summer League game vs. Atlanta Hawks, at 7 pm Eastern.
July 13: Las Vegas Summer League game vs. Philadelphia 76ers, at 9 pm Eastern.
July 15: Las Vegas Summer League game vs. Toronto Raptors, at 10 pm Eastern.
July 16 or July 17: Heat final game at Las Vegas Summer League, with opponent and time to be determined.