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Indiana Basketball: Thomas Bryant signs with Miami Heat in free agency



Former Indiana basketball forward Thomas Bryant is expected to sign a two-year deal with the Miami Heat in free agency. (Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports)

Former Indiana basketball standout Thomas Bryant has found a new home in the NBA. It was reported that Bryant will be signing a tw0-year deal with the Miami Heat.

Bryant, who turns 26 this month, has a player option for the second year of his deal. His deal is worth $5.4 million.

The 6-foot-10 forward started last year off with the Los Angeles Lakers, appearing in 41 games. He averaged 12.1 points and 6.8 rebounds a game. He was later traded to the Denver Nuggets at the trade deadline.

Bryant, who won an NBA Championship with the Nuggets, played in just 18 games with Denver before falling out of the rotation during the playoffs.

In 229 games spanning across six seasons, Bryant has a career average of 10.1 points and 5.7 rebounds per game. He is a career 36.6 percent shooter from three.

Following the 2016-17 season, Bryant left the Indiana basketball program and was selected No. 42 overall. Bryant averaged 12.2 points and 6.2 rebounds per game in two seasons with Indiana.

Bryant has made nearly $29 million in career earnings.

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