NBA Basketball COMMENTARY

Dorell Wright signs 3-year, $11 million contract to join the Warriors 3

Dorell Wright signs 3-year, $11 million contract to join the Warriors

Dorell Wright’s six-year stay in South Florida has come to an end. Wright signed a three-year contract worth just shy of $11 million to join the Golden State Warriors. The 6’9″ small forward seemed to be turning a corner last season, averaging...

Miami Heat Meet With Derek Fisher 1

Miami Heat Meet With Derek Fisher

Heat President Pat Riley and team owner Micky Arison met Saturday with Los Angeles Lakers championship point guard Derek Fisher for three hours at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in downtown Miami. The Heat reportedly told Fisher they envision him as their starting...

Getting Creative With Udonis Haslem 0

Getting Creative With Udonis Haslem

You may know that on Wednesday, the league announced the salary cap for the 2010-11 NBA season was set at $58.044 million. What you may not know is that the Miami Heat entered the summer with a team salary of $89.7 million....

Heat’s Forgone Draft Picks Could Prove Costly 6

Heat’s Forgone Draft Picks Could Prove Costly

Pat Riley turned 65 in March, the age of retirement for many but apparently the age of reinvention for him. Just when he seemed to be on the verge of fading into professional irrelevance, he executed an unprecedented triple play: LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris...

It’s Official!!! 15

It’s Official!!!

With 13,000 Miami Heat fans anxiously waiting in AmericanAirlines Arena to welcome its newest trio of superstars, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh were upstairs finalizing their contracts. Minutes later, they emerged from a cloud of smoke, along with some unexpected...

Clearing Up Some Sign-and-Trade Confusion 3

Clearing Up Some Sign-and-Trade Confusion

The following was reported today in the South Florida Sun Sentinel: Should the Heat be able to pull off the maneuver, it would give Heat President Pat Riley unlimited resources to re-sign remaining current Heat free agents such as Udonis Haslem, Dorell...

No Rest For the Weary! 10

No Rest For the Weary!

LeBron James is joining Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh on the suddenly star-heavy Miami Heat roster. The trio dramatically alters the league’s power structure, with the Heat instantly vaulted into what figures to be the Eastern Conference’s perennial powerhouse for the next...

Heat Comes to Terms With Free Agent Swingman Mike Miller 13

Heat Comes to Terms With Free Agent Swingman Mike Miller

The Miami Heat has taken another major step forward in its attempt to build out its championship-caliber roster, agreeing in principle to a five-year contract worth an estimated $30 million with Washington Wizards free agent swingman Mike Miller. Miller is considered a vital part...

Heat send Michael Beasley to Timberwolves 0

Heat send Michael Beasley to Timberwolves

Update (July 12, 2010): The compensation received for Michael Beasley has been changed to a pair of second round draft picks from the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2011 and 2014.  The cloud of mystery that has surrounded the stay of Michael Beasley in South...