The Miami HEAT have announced that they have re-signed center Jamaal Magloire. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Magloire, who originally signed with the HEAT as a free agent on September 2, 2008, has appeared in 592 career games (313 starts). During his nine-year NBA career, he has averaged 8.0 points, 6.9 rebounds and 23.2 minutes while shooting 48.0 percent from the field and 65.3 percent from the foul line. The former NBA All-Star (2004) has appeared in 42 postseason contests (18 starts) and averaged 7.9 points, 5.7 rebounds and 21.1 minutes while shooting 47.6 percent from the field and 68.2 percent from the foul line.
During the 2008-09 season, Magloire appeared in 55 games (12 starts) for Miami and averaged 2.9 points, 4.0 rebounds and 12.9 minutes while shooting 49.6 percent from the field. In his 12 starts, his averages increased to 5.1 points, 5.2 rebounds and 16.7 minutes while connecting on 63.6 percent of his shots.
Magloire led the HEAT and finished 28th in the NBA in rebounds per 48 minutes (15.0). He also led the team in rebounds on four separate occasions and in blocks three times. Additionally, he was the HEAT’s leading scorer off the bench in three games while topping the HEAT reserves in rebounds on 17 occasions, in blocks 13 times, in steals seven times, in assists in three contests and in minutes once.
He drew 13 charges on the season which was the third-best team total. Magloire also appeared in six postseason games and totaled two points, 11 rebounds and one assist while shooting 1-of-3 from the field in 47 minutes.