The Miami Heat made a minor deal by agreeing to terms on a one-year, $2.3 million deal with Udonis Haslem. This will mark the 15th season for The Heat. Haslem was already the longest tenured played in Heat history, but the move was a low cost, high reward signing. Haslem joins Dirk Nowitzki, Tony Parker, and Manu Ginobili as the only active players to play for one team for at least 15 years.

The San Antonio Spurs signed Brandon Paul to a two-year deal. The former University of Illinois standout hasn't played in the league since graduating in 2013, but he will get his chance with the Spurs.

Haslem will remain captain

Haslem will be the team's captain for the 11th season. Haslem only played in 16 games last season, but was brought back for his leadership qualities on and off the court. Haslem is the all-time leader for the Heat in rebounds. He is also just 25 games shy of breaking Dwyane Wade's record for games played in. Haslem is a three time NBA champion for the Heat. Haslem has expressed interest in wanting to remain with the Heat after this season. He is 37 years old, and is from Miami.

Paul gets the chance he always wanted

Paul has spent parts of the last four seasons playing overseas. He played for the Cavaliers summer league team, which led to the Spurs giving Paul a guaranteed contract.

Paul was a standout during his time in Illinois. He was the 2009 Illinois Mr. Basketball. He is also just one of two players to score 1,500 career points, and have 500 career rebounds, 300 career assists, and 100 career steals.

Paul will provide an athletic guard off the bench if needed. However, the team has Patty Mills as the backup point guard, but Paul could work himself into the rotation.

Coach Greg Popovich is known for using the entire bench all season, given his philosophy of resting players.

Both moves provide high reward

The Heat are not expecting a lot of production from Haslem this season. However, that is in terms of on the court. Haslem has proven to be a franchise icon in Miami.

He was an undrafted free agent out of Miami, and once provided production on the court. His leadership will go a long way given his guaranteed contract. Paul could provide depth for the Spurs. Tony Parker has been battling injuries. If Mills were to be given more playing time, then Paul could step in and take advantage to show his worth. Both teams made solid moves to help their team towards a winning future without breaking the bank too hard.

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