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While the Miami Heat’s 2013 second-round acquisition is preparing to spend the coming season in Australia, a 2012 Heat second-round acquisition has moved a step closer to training camp.

Justin Hamilton, the center out of LSU acquired in the second round of the 2012 NBA Draft, posted Sunday on Twitter that he finally has been cleared to return from the hamstring issue that kept him out of the Heat’s two summer-league appearances.

Hamilton, an outside-shooting 7-footer who had an uneven run in Europe last season, has been working out at AmericanAirlines Arena almost the entire offseason, but had been limited to non-contact work. He then posted Sunday on his Twitter account, “Fully cleared! Going to be a big week to improve!!”

The Heat typically run a variety of prospects through drills in advance of camp, which opens Oct. 1 at AmericanAirlines Arena. Heat 2013 second-round acquisition James Ennis, the swingman out of Long Beach State who participated with the Heat’s summer league teams in Orlando and Las Vegas, has since signed with the Perth Wildcats, although he has an opt-out to return to the Heat if summoned.

Reported by Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel