The Heat have withdrawn their qualifying offer to guard Derrick Walton Jr., which makes him an unrestricted free agent.
The Heat had until Friday to make this decision or else the two-way contract offer would have remained on the table until Walton decided if he wanted to take it or not. The qualifying offer included a $50,000 guarantee for next season.
Walton, who will remain with the Heat’s summer-league team this week, has struggled with his shooting during summer play in Sacramento and Las Vegas. The 23-year-old is averaging 7.2 points on 12-of-49 shooting from the floor (24.5 percent) and 3-of-27 shooting on threes (11.1 percent) entering Thursday’s game against Pelicans in Las Vegas.