Heat sign Dampier

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MIAMI -- The Miami Heat signed free agent center Erick Dampier and waived veteran guard Jerry Stackhouse on Tuesday.

Terms of Dampier's contract were not released, per club policy.

The 35-year-old Dampier will help fill a void created when forward Udonis Haslem recently tore a ligament in his left foot. Haslem will be sidelined indefinitely after surgery.

Dampier saw action in 55 games -- 47 starts -- with Dallas in 2009-10 and compiled per game averages of 6.0 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.40 blocks in 23.3 minutes.

Over 921 career regular-season contests -- 749 starts -- the 14-year veteran has registered averages of 7.8 points, 7.4 rebounds and 1.46 blocks in 25.1 minutes with Indiana, Golden State and the Mavericks.

Dampier has also seen his share of postseason action, appearing in 57 games and putting up 4.8 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.04 blocks in 22.2 minutes per contest.

Stackhouse, 36, was signed by the Heat as a free agent on October 23 and played in seven games, starting one. He averaged 1.7 points and 1.0 rebounds in just over seven minutes per game.

The third overall pick in the 1995 draft by Philadelphia, Stackhouse has averaged 17.9 points, 3.5 assists and 3.3 rebounds in 903 career games with the 76ers, Detroit, Washington, Dallas, Milwaukee and Miami.


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