MIAMI – Mike Bibby practiced with the Miami Heat for the first time Thursday, a day after signing a contract for the remainder of the season.
Bibby was expected to play Thursday night at home against the Orlando Magic.
The Heat are Bibby's third team in a little more than a week. He was traded by the Atlanta Hawks to the Washington Wizards last week, then negotiated a buyout from the Wizards on Monday.
Bibby says, "It's been a long week."
Heat guard Dwyane Wade says the team "feels good" about Bibby's arrival, noting his playoff experience will be a major plus. Bibby has started 80 postseason games, more than anyone on the Heat roster.