ASK IRA: Are the Heat risking an ornery Omer?

A: First, you don’t want to disgruntle anyone. But in addition to being under contract to the Heat this season at the NBA minimum ($1.5 million), the Heat also have Omer Yurtseven under contract for next season, at the non-guaranteed NBA minimum ($1.8 million). So he’s not going anywhere. Also, because Omer was with the Heat at the end of last season, the Heat will have his Bird Rights in the 2023 offseason in restricted free agency. So even then, they could match outside offers. In many ways, the Heat are far better positioned contractually with Omer than, say, Caleb Martin or P.J. Tucker (who has an opt out after this season).

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