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Heat release Derrick Williams to make room for Okaro White

The Heat have signed Okaro White to a two-year deal following the expiration of his second 10-day contract. Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images

The Miami Heat have signed Okaro White to a two-year deal following the expiration of his second 10-day contract, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical. To make room for the 24-year-old, the Heat had to release former No. 2 overall pick Derrick Williams.

The 6-foot-8 White has provided a boost for the Heat off the bench, averaging 4.1 points, on 48 percent shooting, and 2.6 rebounds per game. He has also shown the ability to stretch the floor, converting on 46 percent of his 3-point field goals in the nine games in which he's played.

White spent time with the Heat's D-League affiliate, the Sioux Falls Skyforce, averaging 18.4 points and 8.7 boards per game. He attended college at Florida State, where he was a four-year player.

Williams signed a one-year deal with the Heat last summer after spending one season with the New York Knicks. He started in 11 games for Miami, but averaged just 5.9 points on 39 percent shooting.

The Arizona product has bounced around quite a bit during his six-year career, having spent time with the Minnesota Timberwolves, who drafted him, and Sacramento Kings before finding himself in New York in 2015-16.

-- Josiah Turner