Sources: Gerald Green agrees to deal with Miami Heat

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Gerald Green (AP)
Gerald Green (AP)

Free agent Gerald Green has reached agreement on a one-year deal with the Miami Heat, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

Green, 29, blossomed with the Suns in two seasons after the team acquired him from the Indiana Pacers. After arriving with the Suns in 2013-14 to deliver the best season of his career – averaging 15.8 points in 82 games – his production and minutes slipped in the 2014-15 season. Green deepens the Miami bench, a scorer who can play behind the Heat's talented wings, including Dwyane Wade.

The Suns have a glut of wings that allowed them to let Green leave in free agency. In eight NBA seasons – which were interrupted with a stop overseas in Russia – Green has averaged 10.2 points. Drafted as a teenager out of high school in Houston, Green has shown a steady arc of growth in the NBA, and the Heat will be his eighth team in eight seasons.