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Matt Barnes to decide today 18

Matt Barnes to decide today

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Orlando Magic forward Matt Barnes is close to finalizing a contract that could send him to South Florida for next season. Barnes said yesterday that he’ll announce his decision at some point today. He posted the following message to his Twitter account
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Erick Dampier to the Heat? 12

Erick Dampier to the Heat?

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The Miami Heat currently has a grand total of zero centers under contract. The team does have a commitment from the oversized Zydrunas Ilgauskas as well as a right-of-first-refusal on the undersized restricted free agent Joel Anthony, but either is hardly a
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Raja Bell signs $10 million deal with the Jazz 3

Raja Bell signs $10 million deal with the Jazz

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Raja Bell has agreed to a three-year deal with the Utah Jazz worth nearly $10 million. Bell, who will turn 34 in September, played in only six games last season with the Bobcats and Warriors before undergoing surgery for a torn ligament
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Dwyane Wade the Victim of Salary Cap Maximization Issues By His Agent and Team 0

Dwyane Wade the Victim of Salary Cap Maximization Issues By His Agent and Team

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Miami Heat general manager Pat Riley and salary cap expert Andy Elisburg have been widely praised not only for their ability to recruit LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Mike Miller to join Dwyane Wade and Udonis Haslem in South Florida but also
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A Story of Sacrifice for the Miami Heat 0

A Story of Sacrifice for the Miami Heat

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The contracts are all signed. The final numbers are all in. We now know exactly how much each member of the Big Three sacrificed, why exactly they sacrificed, and where exactly the savings went. Each member of the Big Three was eligible
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Miami Heat Completes Mike Miller Signing 4

Miami Heat Completes Mike Miller Signing

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The Miami Heat has taken another major step forward in its attempt to build out its championship-caliber roster, by securing the services of Washington Wizards free agent swingman Mike Miller. The 6-foot-8 three-point-shooting specialist agreed in principle nearly a week earlier to
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Reviewing the Miami Heat’s Forgone First Round Draft Picks 0

Reviewing the Miami Heat’s Forgone First Round Draft Picks

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The Heat have traded away multiple first round draft picks in the sign-and-trade transactions that enabled them to acquire LeBron James and Chris Bosh. The years in which those picks will be conveyed are rather straightforward in practical terms. However, literally speaking,
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The Result of Winning Over Money, Friendship Over Fame 18

The Result of Winning Over Money, Friendship Over Fame

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One has to wonder if the enormous salaries the NBA offers has caused players to forget the reasons why they play the game. Or that it is a game. The concept of playing because it was a childhood dream, or the dream of
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A fresh look at the roster… 9

A fresh look at the roster…

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The Miami Heat’s roster is beginning to round into shape. Head coach Pat Riley has secured commitments from, or is in advanced discussions with, the following 9 players: PG: Mario Chalmers SG: Dwyane Wade SF: LeBron James, Mike Miller, James Jones PF:
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Big Z joins the party 0

Big Z joins the party

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Zydrunas Ilgauskas will join fellow Cavalier teammate and close personal friend, LeBron James, on the Miami Heat next season. He will accept a two-year contract at the veteran minimum salary. The first season will pay him $1,352,181. The second will be a
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