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Chris Silva signs NBA contract with Heat

Heat backing big man’s future

Miami's Chris Silva looks on prior to the game against the Indiana Pacers at American Airlines Arena on Dec. 27, 2019 in Miami.
Miami's Chris Silva looks on prior to the game against the Indiana Pacers at American Airlines Arena on Dec. 27, 2019 in Miami. (2019 Getty Images)

MIAMI – Chris Silva’s NBA dream is officially coming true.

The Miami Heat announced Wednesday that Silva has signed an NBA contract.

Silva joined the Heat as a two-way player, but earned his way to a roster spot.

He gained national attention when his mother flew in from Africa to see him for the first time in three years.

Silva played his college basketball at South Carolina.

He has appeared in 30 games with the Heat averaging 3.5 points and 3.1 rebounds in 8.3 minutes of action.


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