When a player receives a 10-day contract from an NBA team, they generally want to get on the floor as much as possible and prove that they are worth signing for the rest of the season. This is true of Jarvis Varnado, but it appears his lack of playing time has not discouraged the Miami Heat. They are working on a contract to sign Varnado for the remainder of the season.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the Heat want Varnado for the rest of the season and are working on a contract to make that possible.
The Miami Heat are finalizing a contract with forward Jarvis Varnado for the remainder of the season, league sources tell Y! Sports.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) January 30, 2013
The 24-year old Varnado would provide the Heat some depth in the event they suffer a catastrophic injury like the Boston Celtics did. He would also give the Heat some additional options offensively. Varnado may not play much, but he can still contribute.
Varnado is in his second NBA season. He played for the Celtics last year, but only appeared in five games. He averaged just 3.6 minutes per game last year. This season with the Heat, Varnado has appeared in two games and averaged 6.0 minutes per game.