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Kyle Alexander gets two-way opportunity with Miami Heat, becomes fifth Canadian on two-way contract

The Miami Heat have signed Canadian forward Kyle Alexander to a two-way contract.

Alexander has been with the Heat since July has appeared in 23 games with the team's G League affiliate, the Sioux Falls Skyforce.

Alexander is averaging 10.6 points, 9.1 rebounds, 2.17 blocks in 25.1 minutes for the Skyforce. He's also shooting an efficient 69.2% from the field.

With Miami converting Chris Silva's contract to a standard deal, the door opened up for Alexander to scoop up one of the team's two-way roster slots.

Being signed mid-season means that Alexander will have a prorated amount of days with the big club. The typical amount of time a two-way player can spend with their NBA team is 45 days, Alexander will have around 20 to spend with the Heat this year.

Alexander played in all four of his seasons at the University of Tennessee where he finished second on the school's all-time blocks list with 185. In his senior year, he helped lead the Vols to the Sweet 16.

Alexander becomes the fifth Canadian to earn a two-way deal this season. Oshae Brissett (Raptors), Marial Shayok (76ers), Luguentz Dort (Thunder), Naz Mitrou-Long (Pacers) are the other four Canadians on two-way deals.

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