NBA Basketball COMMENTARY

Raja Bell announces preference for the Heat 0

Raja Bell announces preference for the Heat

The Heat has received its first bit of good news this offseason. Raja Bell said yesterday that he would welcome the opportunity to play for the Heat next season. “I’ll tell you like this, Pat. If you can use my services give...

Tony Parker trade prospects 0

Tony Parker trade prospects

The NBA rumor mill is swirling. After being thoroughly dominated by the surging Suns in a four-game second-round playoff sweep, the Spurs may be contemplating a change. Father time seems to have caught up to the Spurs. The entire starting unit, save...

Breaking Down Amare’s Impending Decision 1

Breaking Down Amare’s Impending Decision

Leading up to the last two NBA trade deadlines, Amare Stoudemire seemed destined to leave Phoenix. Suns executives intensely shopped him as his standing with his team and city soured, and at times appeared close to completing a trade. And though a...

The Sign-and-Trade Approach 0

The Sign-and-Trade Approach

You may not realize that the Miami Heat will start the offseason with a team salary in excess of the new salary cap threshold. This is caused by intangible charges, called “cap holds,” created by the Heat’s own free agents. The Heat...

Restricted Tag To Narrow Riley’s Focus 0

Restricted Tag To Narrow Riley’s Focus

Rudy Gay. By all accounts, he’s far and away the best true small forward available in free agency. He will command a starting salary of $10 million or more. It may surprise you (but if you read my CapRoom tab it shouldn’t)...

Juwan Howard: A Stroll Down Memory Lane 4

Juwan Howard: A Stroll Down Memory Lane

Do you remember the last time the Miami Heat had substantial cap space? It was the summer of 1996. Owner Micky Arison had hired basketball’s most celebrated coach the year prior with one goal in mind: to build a championship-caliber roster. This...

The Heat’s Playoff Wishes 0

The Heat’s Playoff Wishes

Now that the Heat has been eliminated from contention, it is a bittersweet feeling to continue watching the playoffs. But there is still plenty to root for. Next season’s salary cap is based on revenues generated by the league this season. That...

Dirk Nowitzki on the Heat’s Radar? 0

Dirk Nowitzki on the Heat’s Radar?

Now that Heat fans have discovered that Dirk Nowitzki has an early termination option in his contract that could make him a free agent this offseason, many are asking about a potential tandem with Dwyane Wade in South Florida. It had been...

Let the games begin… 0

Let the games begin…

Now that the Miami Heat is eliminated from the playoffs, the 2010/11 rebuilding plan is officially underway. The Heat is now allowed to pursue trades with other teams not currently in the playoffs. Off limits are any players who will become free...

Asssessing Jermaine O’Neal’s Worth on the Open Market 0

Asssessing Jermaine O’Neal’s Worth on the Open Market

Here’s a question for you. How many million dollars is Jermaine O’Neal costing himself with his postseason performance? I’ll take a stab. I’ll boldly claim it to be over 8 figures. Yes, $10 million. There were some predicting O’Neal, with his strong...