Best joins third team in less than a year

September 6, 2002
MIAMI -- Free-agent guard Travis Best signed Thursday with the Miami Heat, his third team since February.

The 30-year-old Best becomes a possible successor to starting point guard Rod Strickland, who is 36 and a free agent.

Best split the 2001-02 season between the Indiana Pacers and Chicago Bulls, appearing in 74 games with 21 starts. He averaged 7.9 points, 4.4 assists and 23.6 minutes.

The 5-foot-11 guard spent 6½ seasons with Indiana. His playing time ...

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