ESPN.com's Chris Broussard tweets that the Heat have waived Jerry Stackhouse to make room on their roster for the arrival of Erick Dampier, who signed a 1-year deal with the team on Tuesday.
The Heat signed Stackhouse on October 23 to fill the void left by Mike Miller, who was sidelined with an injured thumb. Although he got the call to start in place of an ailing Dwyane Wade on Saturday night in Memphis, the 36-year-0ld guard had seen only 50 minutes of playing time this season, logging seven DNP-CDs in the Heat's 14 games.
A genial presence in the locker room, Stackhouse had spent recent days trying to condition himself for the grind of the season. Last week, he assumed the role of Wade's sparring partner, as the Heat's superstar shooting guard tries to hone his post game.
With Stackhouse's departure, the Heat become a bit thinner on the wings. In addition to starters Wade and LeBron James, the Heat feature James Jones and Eddie House as reserve swingmen -- a relatively small corps, at least until Miller's return.