Heat waive 5 players, trim roster to 15
MIAMI — The Miami Heat announced Saturday that they have waived Vashil Fernandez, Luis Montero, Beno Udrih, Briante Weber and Okaro White.
Fernandez, who was signed as a free on October 17, appeared in two preseason games with the Heat totaling three points, one rebound and a steal in 14:38 minutes of action.
Montero, who was signed as a free agent on October 18, appeared in two preseason games with Miami, totaling nine points, three rebounds, three steals, one assist and one block in 18:48 minutes of action.
Udrih, who re-signed with the Heat as a free agent on August 17, appeared in four preseason games (one start), and averaged 3.3 points and 2.0 assists in 13.6 minutes per game. He also played in 36 games (five starts) for the Heat last season.
Weber, a free agent who signed with the Heat on April 10, played in all eight of the Heat’s preseason games (one start), and averaged 3.1 points, 2.9 assists, 2.4 steals and 2.3 rebounds in 18.7 minutes per game.
White, who played on the Heat’s summer league team this year and was signed as a free agent on July 15, appeared in six preseason games with Miami and averaged 5.7 points, 4.3 rebounds and 9.5 minutes while shooting 44.8 percent from the field and a perfect 4-of-4 from the foul line.
The Heat’s roster now stands at 15.