Monthly Archive: June 2010

Heat declines option on Kenny Hasbrouck 0

Heat declines option on Kenny Hasbrouck

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The Heat has declined to pick up its team option on combo guard Kenny Hasbrouck. The move, or more specifically the lack of a move, was hardly surprising. Hasbrouck signed two ten-day contracts with the Heat this past season, followed by a
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Bosh to Miami a done deal? 17

Bosh to Miami a done deal?

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The first step of Pat Riley’s mater rebuilding plan might be near completion, if Miami Herald radio host and ESPN contributor Dan LeBatard is to be believed. According to LeBatard, a sign-and-trade of Toronto forward Chris Bosh has been agreed to in
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Moving Closer to Free Agency as Clock Ticks Toward Thursday 12

Moving Closer to Free Agency as Clock Ticks Toward Thursday

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With a spectacular convergence of talent and salary-cap space finally set to take place Thursday at 12:00 a.m., the mood across the various NBA cities varies as widely as do the options of their star free agents. In Cleveland, things have turned
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Heat Extends Qualifying Offer to Joel Anthony 6

Heat Extends Qualifying Offer to Joel Anthony

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As expected, the Miami Heat has extended a qualifying offer to backup center Joel Anthony. The move allows the Heat to match any outside offer for the restricted free agent, but also ties up an additional $1,060,120 against the Heat’s salary cap.
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Heat Buys-Out James Jones 8

Heat Buys-Out James Jones

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The Miami Heat took another step toward maximizing its salary cap space on Tuesday, when it agreed to buy out the contract of forward James Jones. The Heat had a June 30 deadline before the three remaining seasons on Jones’ partially-guaranteed contract
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Stephen A reporting LeBron, Bosh and Wade all to Miami 15

Stephen A reporting LeBron, Bosh and Wade all to Miami

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The greatest words in the history of professional sport (from Stephen A. Smith): I got a call last night from a source and I double-checked it with another and they told me essentially that LeBron James and Chris Bosh are going to
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The Taxing Impact of State Taxes

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It’s one of life’s certainties: Athletes need to pay taxes on income earned on the road. For each of his first seven NBA seasons, Dwyane Wade has worked in Florida, where there’s no state income tax. Yet, each April, he undoubtedly pays
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A Look at the Competition 5

A Look at the Competition

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Note: From 8:00 am on 6/28 to 8:00 pm on 6/28, the Vegas lines in regards to landing LeBron James have changed dramatically. The Heat’s odds have increased to 2/1 from 5/1. At the same time, the Bulls’ odds have reversed to
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Adding to the Darren Collison Intrigue 3

Adding to the Darren Collison Intrigue

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With free agency set to begin next week, the New Orleans Hornets’ ownership transfer delay could hamper the team’s ability to improve its roster, even though George Shinn has continued to reassure fans of his commitment toward winning. What else is he
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Grizzlies’ lottery selection Xavier Henry intriguing 20

Grizzlies’ lottery selection Xavier Henry intriguing

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With the twelve pick in the 2010 draft, the Memphis Grizzlies selected Kansas swingman Xavier Henry. The pick is certainly intriguing, in that it engenders further questions about the length of restricted free agent Rudy Gay’s stay in Memphis. The common perception
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