Heat sign veteran Stackhouse

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MIAMI -- The Miami Heat have signed veteran guard Jerry Stackhouse to an undisclosed contract, the team announced Saturday.

Stackhouse, 35, joins the Heat to help compensate for the absence of Mike Miller. It was reported Friday that Miller will likely be sidelined until at least January with a right thumb injury that required surgery.

Stackhouse played in 42 games for Milwaukee last season after signing with the club in the middle of January. He averaged 8.5 points and 2.4 rebounds in a reserve role for the Bucks.

This will be Stackhouse's 16th season in the NBA since he was selected by Philadelphia with the third overall pick of the 1995 draft. A two-time All- Star, Stackhouse has averages of 18.0 points, 3.6 assists and 3.4 rebounds in 896 career games with the Sixers, Detroit, Washington, Dallas and Milwaukee.


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