Monthly Archive: June 2010

The day after the draft, where exactly are we? 22

The day after the draft, where exactly are we?

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Well, Riley picked up guard Daequan Cook’s team option back in October. It was a mistake which forced the team to surrender its No. 18 overall pick in order to unwind. At No. 18, both Eric Bledsoe and Avery Bradley were available
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Bulls move Hinrich, No. 17 to Washington for cap space 7

Bulls move Hinrich, No. 17 to Washington for cap space

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Per Ric Bucher: The Chicago Bulls have a deal in place that would move Kirk Hinrich and the 17th pick to the Washington Wizards, freeing up enough cap space to pursue two maximum-salary players in this summer’s free-agent market, sources with knowledge
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Joel to Decline His Player Option 4

Joel to Decline His Player Option

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As expected, center Joel Anthony has elected to forgo the 2010/11 player option he held with the Heat. Anthony faces a midnight Thursday deadline on his decision, with his inaction making him a free agent. The announcement cannot be made official until
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Rumor: Celtics shopping pick 19 for cap space 4

Rumor: Celtics shopping pick 19 for cap space

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Per Andy Katz and Peter May: The Boston Celtics have put their first-round pick in Thursday’s draft — No. 19 overall — on the market… with an eye toward making one more run at a championship next season. The reasoning behind trading
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Taking Stock of the Events of the Past 24 Hours 0

Taking Stock of the Events of the Past 24 Hours

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Draft night appears to be nothing more than a precursor to July 1 for Pat Riley and the Miami Heat this year. Already poised to be a major player in the free agent sweepstakes that begin next week, Miami has just freed
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Heat Trades Daequan Cook and Pick No. 18 to OKC for Pick No. 32 41

Heat Trades Daequan Cook and Pick No. 18 to OKC for Pick No. 32

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The Miami Heat has traded out of the first round of tomorrow’s draft, sending its No. 18 pick and guard Daequan Cook to the Oklahoma City Thunder for the No. 32 overall pick in the second round. Pat Riley has publicly acknowledged
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Bill Walker a Welcome Addition in South Florida? 7

Bill Walker a Welcome Addition in South Florida?

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How many players in the NBA this past season shot at least 50% from the floor, at least 40% from beyond the three-point line, and at least 78% from the free throw line? Five. Steve Nash. Mike Miller. Nicolas Batum. Rodrigue Beaubois.
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Debunking the Rumors 6

Debunking the Rumors

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According to “league sources,” the Heat is willing to sell the 18th pick in Thursday’s draft in order to clear the cap space. I have for some time been a proponent of a strategy which calls for the Heat to rid itself
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Last Thoughts Before The Draft 2

Last Thoughts Before The Draft

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Navigating the uncertain waters of the NBA Draft has been a special kind of hell for Pat Riley over his years with the Heat organization. Outside of Detroit’s gift to Miami that was Dwyane Wade in 2003, Riley’s draft record reads more
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Mike Miller the answer at small forward? 14

Mike Miller the answer at small forward?

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How many players in the NBA shot better than 50% from the field, 40% from beyond the arc and 80% from the line while averaging at least 30 minutes of playing time this past season? Two. Steve Nash. And Mike Miller. Miller
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