Forward Danny Granger reportedly will be running the court for the Heat next season. (David Zalubowski / Associated Press)
The Heat has received commitments to sign new deals from free agents Josh McRoberts and Danny Granger, team president Pat Riley said in a statement Monday.
Sources told ESPN.com that McRoberts will receive a four-year deal worth an estimated $23 million — the full midlevel exception — which includes an option to return to free agency entering the fourth season.
Granger, who played for the Pacers and Clippers last season, has agreed to a two-year, $4.2 million deal with the Heat, according to other sources.
McRoberts, a versatile power forward, was pursued hard by several teams and also received a strong offer from the Hornets, who badly wanted to keep him for his passing and shooting ability. He averaged 8.5 points, 4.8 rebounds and 4.3 assists last season for Charlotte.
Sterling trial begins
A neurologist has testified that Donald Sterling has Alzheimer’s disease as a trial over the sale of the Clippers finally gets underway.
Dr. Meril Suer Platzer said Monday she was hired by Sterling’s wife, Shelly, to evaluate the disgraced owner.
NBA officials have moved to oust Sterling as team owner because of racist remarks he made, and Shelly Sterling has made a $2 billion deal to sell the Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. But Donald Sterling claims she didn’t have authority to make a unilateral agreement.
Earlier in the day, a federal judge rejected a motion by Sterling’s lawyers to move the case to federal court.
Sterling was the first person called to testify Monday but he wasn’t in court and was ordered to show up this afternoon when the trial resumes.
NBA owners are supposed to vote on the deal July 15.
The Magic and unrestricted free agent forward/center Channing Frye have agreed to a four-year contract worth $32 million, according to Yahoo! Sports and CBSSports.com.
The 6-foot-11 Frye, 31, averaged 11.1 points and 5.1 rebounds for the Suns last season.
... The Grizzlies have finalized a contract extension with forward Zach Randolph (Michigan State) and signed first-round draft pick Jordan Adams to a multiyear contract.
Randolph exercised his 2014-15 player option ($16.5 million) and signed a multiyear extension (two years, $20 million).
Adams, a 6-foot-5 guard, averaged 17.4 points for UCLA.
... The Knicks have hired former Lakers forward and coach Kurt Rambis as associate head coach, reuniting him with former Lakers teammate and new coach Derek Fisher.