Varnado Future With Miami HEAT Unclear
I (Ira Winderman) put in the call Sunday to Jarvis’ (Varnado) agent to see if there was something to the report about Italy. The fact that the Heat have to guarantee $250,000 if Jarvis is on the opening-night roster clearly would seem to work again his chances, especially when they could experiment with a non-guaranteed Justin Hamilton or another camp prospect, instead. This could be one of those cases where Jarvis agrees to bypass his opening-night guarantee in order to enhance his Heat roster chances. Then, if he gets cut, he could wind up with the Heat’s staff in the D-League in Sioux Falls, albeit likely for less money in Italy. Unless the Heat are able to trade Joel Anthony, I’d continue to view Jarvis as a roster longshot.