NBA Basketball COMMENTARY

Everything is Done: How Did It All Happen? 6

Everything is Done: How Did It All Happen?

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The Miami Heat finished last season with 16 players under contract and a team salary far in excess of the salary cap. They then created enough salary cap room to sign everyone who is on the roster today. Now they are far
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Heat signs Joel Anthony and Dexter Pittman 9

Heat signs Joel Anthony and Dexter Pittman

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One hour ago, the Miami Heat did not have a single center on its roster. Now it has two. Joel Anthony and Dexter Pittman have both signed contracts. Joel Anthony Anthony, who is soon to be 28 years old, has accepted a five-year,
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What could have been, if only 13

What could have been, if only

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Pat Riley had a plan. He executed upon it with deadly precision. He has put together what could very well be the best trio in NBA history. That’s the stuff of legends. But even the legends make mistakes. And sometimes, they can
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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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