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How the Heat can afford three max contract players 10

How the Heat can afford three max contract players

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Videos such as this, which suggests that the Heat can acquire three maximum contract players without sacrificing Mario Chalmers, and articles such as this, which suggests that the Heat cannot acquire three maximum contract players even if they sacrifice both Michael Beasley and Mario Chalmers,
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Bosh Scenario to Miami Apparently Premature 5

Bosh Scenario to Miami Apparently Premature

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The first step of Pat Riley’s mater rebuilding plan is apparently not as complete as initially reported. On Wednesday, Miami Herald radio host and ESPN contributor Dan LeBatard reported that the Miami Heat and Toronto Raptors had an agreement in place in
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Richard Jefferson Opts Out 3

Richard Jefferson Opts Out

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You wanted shocking news to start off the most anticipated free agency period in league history? You’ve got it. But it has nothing to do with the Heat. Richard Jefferson has opted out of his contract. I’ve said it before. An eight-figure
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The Wait is Over! 3

The Wait is Over!

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This is the moment we’ve been so desperately awaiting for three long and painful years. July 1. The official start to the 2010-11 NBA season. And so begins the most highly anticipated free agency period in league history. With it comes the
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Heat declines option on Kenny Hasbrouck 0

Heat declines option on Kenny Hasbrouck

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The Heat has declined to pick up its team option on combo guard Kenny Hasbrouck. The move, or more specifically the lack of a move, was hardly surprising. Hasbrouck signed two ten-day contracts with the Heat this past season, followed by a
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Bosh to Miami a done deal? 17

Bosh to Miami a done deal?

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The first step of Pat Riley’s mater rebuilding plan might be near completion, if Miami Herald radio host and ESPN contributor Dan LeBatard is to be believed. According to LeBatard, a sign-and-trade of Toronto forward Chris Bosh has been agreed to in
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Moving Closer to Free Agency as Clock Ticks Toward Thursday 12

Moving Closer to Free Agency as Clock Ticks Toward Thursday

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With a spectacular convergence of talent and salary-cap space finally set to take place Thursday at 12:00 a.m., the mood across the various NBA cities varies as widely as do the options of their star free agents. In Cleveland, things have turned
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Heat Extends Qualifying Offer to Joel Anthony 6

Heat Extends Qualifying Offer to Joel Anthony

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As expected, the Miami Heat has extended a qualifying offer to backup center Joel Anthony. The move allows the Heat to match any outside offer for the restricted free agent, but also ties up an additional $1,060,120 against the Heat’s salary cap.
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Heat Buys-Out James Jones 8

Heat Buys-Out James Jones

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The Miami Heat took another step toward maximizing its salary cap space on Tuesday, when it agreed to buy out the contract of forward James Jones. The Heat had a June 30 deadline before the three remaining seasons on Jones’ partially-guaranteed contract
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Stephen A reporting LeBron, Bosh and Wade all to Miami 15

Stephen A reporting LeBron, Bosh and Wade all to Miami

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The greatest words in the history of professional sport (from Stephen A. Smith): I got a call last night from a source and I double-checked it with another and they told me essentially that LeBron James and Chris Bosh are going to
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