Kyle Alexander is the newest member of the Miami Heat organization and becomes the fourth former Vol to sign a contract this summer.
Kyle Alexander isn’t done playing basketball just yet. On Monday afternoon, the Miami Heat announced they were signing Alexander to a summer camp contract, “Exhibit 10,” it’s called.
Alexander will have the opportunity to improve his contract that could lead to a two-way deal with the G-League. With consistent play, which he displayed in the NBA Summer League, Alexander has a really good shot at making the Sioux Falls Skyforce G-League roster.
The Heat were really impressed with what Alexander is able to bring to the table as a near 7-footer that can protect the rim. Alexander appeared in eight Summer League games averaging 4.3 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 1.4 blocks in 15.9 minutes of action.
He will never hold a scoring role for an NBA team. However, his consistent ability to rebound and protect the rim is an intriguing project to the NBA eye.
Now, to be clear, this contract doesn’t mean anything for a future career in the NBA. But, what it is hope and just another opportunity for Alexander to prove he belongs. That’s all any player can ask for, right?
According to Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel, an Exhibit 10 contract comes with a maximum of $50,000 guaranteed and as we mentioned above allows players to be funneled to the Skyforce.
Alexander finished his Tennessee career with 185 blocks. 64 came last season which ranks second all-time for a single season, only behind C.J. Black who finished with 73 back in the 1997-98 season.
It will be interesting to see if Alexander can play well enough to receive a two-way deal or just make the Sioux Falls Skyforce. The Heat currently have 17 players under contract which to two more than they are allowed to have once the season starts.