Jarvis Varnado was waived on January 6th by the Boston Celtics, but it didn’t take long for the Miami Heat to sign the 2011 second round pick from Mississippi State.
Varnado only appeared in 18 minutes of action for the Boston Celtics, but he had an impressive stint in the D-League that earned him the call-up to Boston. In eight games with Sioux Falls, Varnado posted 14 points per game and 8.9 rebounds while swatting 4.3 shots per night.
The 6’9″ power forward is being signed by the Heat in attempt to shore up some very poor defensive rebounding. Varnado will receive a 10-day contract.
The Heat have been badly outrebounded in both of their last two losses to Chicago and Indiana, and until they can remedy the issues on the glass and stop giving up second chance points, they aren’t going to be able to hang with the better teams in the East.