Heat add to backcourt, sign swingman Reggie Williams

Reggie Williams has played for the Warriors, Bobcats and Thunder over his five-year NBA career.

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The Miami Heat announced the signing of free agent guard Reggie Williams on Tuesday.

Williams played briefly for the Oklahoma City Thunder last season and has appeared in 180 NBA games with career averages of 8.5 points, 2.6 rebounds, 1.6 assists in 19.7 minutes a game.

Williams split last season with the Thunder, playing in three games, and their D-League affiliate the Tulsa 66ers as well as the San Miguel Beermen of the Philippine Basketball Association. The 6-foot-6 swingman has also played for the Golden State Warriors (2009-11), where he averaged a career high 15.2 points and 4.6 rebounds over 24 games of his rookie season, and the Charlotte Bobcats (2011-13).

He played overseas in France after going undrafted in 2008 out of Virginia Military Institute, where he had the highest NCAA scoring average in his final two seasons there.

The Heat are thin at the shooting guard position, with just Dwyane Wade as their lone player at the position. Williams’ career shooting averages of 46.0 from the field and 37.1 percent from beyond the arc could help the Heat, but he will first have to earn a spot in the final roster in training camp among a group of recently signed players including Shawne Williams and Shawn Jones.

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