Max Stress’s heat conversion to a two-way contract, Waive BJ Johnson

11: 14m: As expected, the heat has let Johnson down, according to Ira Winderman at The South Florida Sun Sentinel.

10: 50m: The Heat turned guard / forward Max Strus‘Demonstration 10 deals with a two-way deal, the team announced in a press release Saturday.

Stress appeared in two preseason tournaments with the Heat, earning an average of 16.5 PPG best in the team along with 5.0 RPGs and 2.5 APGs while shooting 50% off the field. In Miami’s 117-105 win last night over the Raptors, Stress came off the bench to add 22 points and shoot 6-of-8 from a three-point range.

Miami had a two-way open slot next to a point guard Gabe Vincent. Two-way contracts allow NBA teams to carry two more players in addition to the 15 on their regular season roster. They are likely to be more important this season, as they will be allowed to appear in up to 50 regular season games at the NBA level.

Stress contract means he beat a swingman BJ Johnson, signed by the heat in early December. Johnson appeared in just two preseason games with the Heat, averaging 1.5 PPG. It’s close to a lock that will be let go, as he is engaged in a promise, along with Miami carrying 15 players with guaranteed contracts.