NBA Basketball COMMENTARY

Patrick Beverley’s Journey to the Miami Heat 1

Patrick Beverley’s Journey to the Miami Heat

Patrick Beverley has had one lifelong goal – to play in the NBA. After a trying, vindicating, tumultuous, and encouraging 21 years of life, his dream might just be drawing near. The Early Years Patrick was born to Lisa Beverley, a 17-year-old
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Memory Lane Revisited 4

Memory Lane Revisited

It was July 2007. Just fifteen months prior, the Heat had secured its first championship in franchise history, backed by the scintillating playoff performance of superstar Dwyane Wade. The Heat was flying high. Alonzo Mourning and Gary Payton both quickly agreed to
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Calculating the Salary Cap 0

Calculating the Salary Cap

We’ve all been operating under the assumption of a $56.1 million projected salary cap, which was provided by Commissioner Stern prior to the playoffs. How did he come by that figure? During July Moratorium, the league will project both basketball-related revenues (“Projected
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For Pat Riley, the time is now 7

For Pat Riley, the time is now

This is it. This is the moment we’ve been waiting for. Every decision that has culminated in the current Miami Heat roster was made by a Pat Riley who already had his current strategy in mind. He has no excuses. It took
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Exceeding the Salary Cap 2

Exceeding the Salary Cap

Given the constraints imposed by the number $56.1 million, we’re all searching for ways in which the collective bargaining agreement would allow the Heat to exceed the salary cap. There are four primary mechanisms which the Heat will be able to utilize
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Filling Out the Roster 5

Filling Out the Roster

Many of us have our doubts. We ask ourselves whether it truly can be done. Can the Miami Heat realistically build a championship caliber roster while operating within the confines of the salary cap? It doesn’t seem possible. We point to the
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Hedo’s unhappiness presents more trouble in Toronto 0

Hedo’s unhappiness presents more trouble in Toronto

(Damn it! I’ve had this post in queue for weeks. Now that Hedo has come out and declared his unhappiness, it seems reactionary, rather than with brilliant foresight.) Bryan Colangelo must be kicking himself now about his decision to sign Hedo Turkoglu.
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Should the Heat be interested in Nate Robinson? 8

Should the Heat be interested in Nate Robinson?

Some of us that were watching the second quarter of tonight’s Celtics/Magic game may be contemplating the possibility of adding Nate Robinson to play the point for the Heat next season. After all, he will be an unrestricted free agent. It may
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Why LeBron James Should Consider the Miami Heat 1

Why LeBron James Should Consider the Miami Heat

I’m not sure if you already know this, but the rumor is that LeBron James is thinking of leaving Cleveland, now that his contract with the Cavaliers is up. Everyone from Jay-Z to Barack Obama is in on the act of recruiting
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Q&A: Under-the-table-agreements 0

Q&A: Under-the-table-agreements

The following question to Ira Winderman has piqued some interest from my shockingly tiny reader base: “In all your posts, you are undermining and flat out discarding one very real possibility for the Heat to round out the roster. That is, for
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