Agent: Heat re-sign F Haywood Highsmith to $11M deal

The Miami Heat are bringing back free agent Haywood Highsmith on a two-year, $11 million deal, the forward’s agent confirmed to ESPN on Monday.

Highsmith, 27, averaged a career-high 6.1 points with 3.2 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 66 games (26 starts) with the Heat in 2023-24.

He entered the league as an undrafted free agent out of Division II Wheeling in 2018-19 and played in five games with the Philadelphia 76ers.

Highsmith spent the 2019-20 season in the NBA G League and played in Germany in 2020-21 before returning to the NBA with Miami in 2021-22.

He owns career averages of 4.8 points, 3.0 rebounds and 17.6 minutes in 144 games (38 starts) with the Sixers and Heat.