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Two Low-Key Trades for the Miami Heat to Pursue at the Trade Deadline 0

Two Low-Key Trades for the Miami Heat to Pursue at the Trade Deadline

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While the Miami Heat, and a majority of N.B.A. teams, are focused on headline names being tossed around as possible trade deadline blockbuster candidates, the Heat has more pressing matters to concern itself with as well. With the Heat attempting to move
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Why Pursue Stoudemire? 0

Why Pursue Stoudemire?

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There are numerous reasons why it would make a great deal of strategic sense for the Heat to make a strong play for Amare Stoudemire in advance of the February 18 trade deadline. Here’s another: It eliminates the potential for the Cavaliers
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Amare Stoudemire: Let the Games Begin 0

Amare Stoudemire: Let the Games Begin

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After the latest round of discussions with Amar’e Stoudemire didn’t appear destined to produce a contract extension, the Phoenix Suns have reportedly intensified their efforts to trade the All-Star power forward. Sources say the Suns have become more active in talks over
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2010 Free Agency: Teams on the Brink 0

2010 Free Agency: Teams on the Brink

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The 2010 free agent class is poised to be among the best in N.B.A. history. Nearly one-third of all the teams are attempting to position themselves to maximize cap space in order to make a run at one or more of them. LeBron James,
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Is Dorell Wright On The Move? 0

Is Dorell Wright On The Move?

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As the NBA trade deadline fast approaches, questions are naturally beginning to surface in South Florida as to what activity we are likely to see from the Miami Heat. The answer, quite simply, is nothing too exciting. Pat Riley has a plan
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Review of Miami Heat’s Future Draft Picks 0

Review of Miami Heat’s Future Draft Picks

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If the Miami Heat’s free agent dreams are to come true, they’re going to need their draft picks. It could be that Heat president Pat Riley will need some of them to complete a trade or two or three or four. It
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Mechanics Behind the Miami Heat Vision 0

Mechanics Behind the Miami Heat Vision

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Fans are frequently tripped up by the idea of cap room. The premise is pretty straightforward – there’s a salary cap, and if the team’s payroll is at or above this amount, they don’t have any money to spend on free agents.
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Three Max Contract Players A Possibility? 0

Three Max Contract Players A Possibility?

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What will it take for the Heat to be able to offer three maximum contracts? What does the salary cap need to be? That depends. Here’s what we know: Michael Beasley would need to be traded; that should be easy to do.
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Demystifying the James Jones Contract 0

Demystifying the James Jones Contract

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James Jones has a fascinating contract. He is making $4.32 million in base salary this season, plus another $10,000 in bonuses, for a total of $4.33 million. He has three additional seasons remaining on his contract which will pay him base salaries of $4.64
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NBA Ticket Sales Beating Forecasts, Could Impact 2010 Salary Cap 0

NBA Ticket Sales Beating Forecasts, Could Impact 2010 Salary Cap

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Attendance across all N.B.A. franchises has reportedly dropped far less dramatically than originally projected over the summer. The league had initially expected a 6% to 7% drop in attendance but, according to the New York Times, there has only been a 1.7%
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