Miami has taken the first steps to try to keep free agent forward LeBron James in South Beach.
On Monday, the Heat and free agents Danny Granger and Josh McRoberts agreed on deals.
McRoberts, a 6-10 power forward, agreed to a four-year, $23 million deal, according to USA Today. McRoberts averaged 8.5 points, 4.8 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 30.3 minutes per game for the Charlotte Bobcats last season. The Heat were expected to use their full midlevel exception for the 27-year-old.
Yahoo Sports reported that Granger and Miami had agreed on a two-year deal worth $4.2 million.
Granger was an All-Star for the Indiana Pacers in 2009. He was traded midseason to Philadelphia for Evan Turner. The Sixers released Granger and he signed with the Los Angeles Clippers.
Granger has battled knee injuries the past several years.
Neither Granger nor McRoberts can sign with Heat officially until Thursday.
The Heat have been in contact with numerous free agents in hopes of bolstering their roster so that James comes back to Miami.