NBA Basketball COMMENTARY

A Chris Andersen Decision to Opt Out Could Have Mutual Benefits 0

A Chris Andersen Decision to Opt Out Could Have Mutual Benefits

Update (07/18/14): The Heat utilized the strategy I described below to give Chris Andersen a much-deserved raise. But the amount he received was, in my humble opinion, too much. The 36-year-old was signed to a two-year, $10.4 million fully guaranteed contract. The...

Miami Heat Trade Up to Acquire Shabazz Napier in 2014 NBA Draft 0

Miami Heat Trade Up to Acquire Shabazz Napier in 2014 NBA Draft

The Miami Heat had perhaps never been as obvious about their intentions as they were in preparation for the 2014 NBA Draft. They wanted former UConn point guard Shabazz Napier. They got their man, by making a trade for his draft rights with...

Would the Big Three Take Less to Help the Miami Heat? 5

Would the Big Three Take Less to Help the Miami Heat?

Update (6/28): I wrote the following article several weeks ago, and posted it exactly one week ago. Since that time, several things have changed (e.g., the Heat traded up in the draft to select Shabazz Napier, several Heat players opted out of their...

Where Do the Miami Heat Go From Here? 0

Where Do the Miami Heat Go From Here?

The Miami Heat’s bid for a three-peat – to many, the ultimate basketball accomplishment, and a prerequisite for dynasty status – has fallen short. In the wake of this frustrating failure, we’re all left wondering what the future holds. We’re all left wondering if...

Dwyane Wade’s Looming Free Agency Decision 15

Dwyane Wade’s Looming Free Agency Decision

With the 2013-14 NBA season now at its tragic end, it seems as though the biggest topic of conversation is whether LeBron James is going to opt out of his contract with the Miami Heat, two years prior to its expiration, and...

LeBron James and the Next Decision 5

LeBron James and the Next Decision

The Miami Heat’s bid for basketball immortality – four straight NBA Finals appearances and three straight NBA titles, a feat which has only been accomplished once in league history – has fallen short. In the wake of this failure, we’re all left...

The Anatomy of a Spectacular Miami Heat Failure 4

The Anatomy of a Spectacular Miami Heat Failure

The Miami Heat’s bid for basketball immortality – four straight NBA Finals appearances and three straight NBA titles, a feat which has only been accomplished once in league history – has fallen spectacularly short. In the wake of this colossal failure, we’re...

Could the Miami Heat afford Carmelo Anthony, Big Four? 3

Could the Miami Heat afford Carmelo Anthony, Big Four?

Now that the New York Knicks have both a president and a head coach with championship pedigrees, one would think there should be no problem luring championship caliber players to a city that’s been starving for a title since 1973. But any...

The Changing Landscape of the NBA 6

The Changing Landscape of the NBA

The NBA is thriving! Just three years removed from a time when we were all seduced by claims of poverty from owners facing supposed losses that were mounting so quickly and so heavily that they forced a nasty lockout that nearly cost...

The Cost of All Those Traded Draft Picks Becoming Clearer for Miami Heat 4

The Cost of All Those Traded Draft Picks Becoming Clearer for Miami Heat

In the summer of 2010, the Miami Heat changed the course of team and league history. As a result of two trade calls held with the NBA league office in less than an hour on July 10, the Heat completed sign-and-trade transactions...