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Joel Anthony to Decline His Player Option 2

Joel Anthony to Decline His Player Option

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Joel Anthony will reportedly decline his $885,120 player option, and test free agency. This is good news for both the Heat and Joel. The Heat now recovers up to $885,120 in additional spending money (or $411,516, net of the incremental $473,604 roster
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Placing Bets on LeBron’s Destination 2

Placing Bets on LeBron’s Destination

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Sports betting website Bodog.com is now taking bets on where LeBron James will wind up for the 2010/11 season. The Miami Heat is not a popular projection. The current line is as follows: Cleveland Cavaliers: 2/5 New York Knicks: 4/1 New Jersey
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Lack of Playoff Competitiveness is Concerning 0

Lack of Playoff Competitiveness is Concerning

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Commissioner David Stern shocked us all last month when he revealed that the league’s projection for the 2010/11 salary cap had changed to $56.1 million – a substantial increase from its earlier projections of as low as $50.4 million. In the past
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Has LeBron James played his last home game in Cleveland? 0

Has LeBron James played his last home game in Cleveland?

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Hell yeah, baby! The exceedingly long odds that are LeBron James being lured to South Beach just got a major shot in the arm when the Boston Celtics dismantled the Cavaliers in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. It was the
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Raja Bell announces preference for the Heat 0

Raja Bell announces preference for the Heat

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The Heat has received its first bit of good news this offseason. Raja Bell said yesterday that he would welcome the opportunity to play for the Heat next season. “I’ll tell you like this, Pat. If you can use my services give
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Tony Parker trade prospects 0

Tony Parker trade prospects

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The NBA rumor mill is swirling. After being thoroughly dominated by the surging Suns in a four-game second-round playoff sweep, the Spurs may be contemplating a change. Father time seems to have caught up to the Spurs. The entire starting unit, save
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Breaking Down Amare’s Impending Decision 1

Breaking Down Amare’s Impending Decision

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Leading up to the last two NBA trade deadlines, Amare Stoudemire seemed destined to leave Phoenix. Suns executives intensely shopped him as his standing with his team and city soured, and at times appeared close to completing a trade. And though a
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Restricted Tag To Narrow Riley’s Focus 0

Restricted Tag To Narrow Riley’s Focus

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Rudy Gay. By all accounts, he’s far and away the best true small forward available in free agency. He will command a starting salary of $10 million or more. It may surprise you (but if you read my CapRoom tab it shouldn’t)
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A Stroll Down Memory Lane 3

A Stroll Down Memory Lane

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Do you remember the last time the Heat had substantial cap space? It was the summer of 1996. Owner Micky Arison had hired basketball’s most celebrated coach the year prior with one goal in mind: to build a championship-caliber roster. This was
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The Heat’s Playoff Wishes 0

The Heat’s Playoff Wishes

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Now that the Heat has been eliminated from contention, it is a bittersweet feeling to continue watching the playoffs. But there is still plenty to root for. Next season’s salary cap is based on revenues generated by the league this season. That
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