NBA Basketball COMMENTARY

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 1

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...

Beasley Trade Expectiations 2

Beasley Trade Expectiations

Let’s discuss Michael Beasley for a moment. For whatever reason, he’s not living up to expectations. The sad truth is that he was an unwise draft selection for the Miami Heat. It’s a shame when you consider that beneath his personal and...

UPDATED: Heat’s True Cap Position 0

UPDATED: Heat’s True Cap Position

Commissioner David Stern changed the landscape of the free agent market on Friday. During the N.B.A. board of governors session in New York, he revealed that the league’s projection for the 2010/11 salary cap is now $56.1 million — a substantial increase...

Another Opportunity Wasted 1

Another Opportunity Wasted

Somebody please explain to me why the Miami Heat and coach Erik Spoelstra chose to win its season finale against the New Jersey Nets. Perhaps I am simply not as smart as I thought I was. In my crazy mind, the Bucks...

Dorell Wright delivers career-best performance 1

Dorell Wright delivers career-best performance

By keeping the still very young and greatly improved small forward at the trade deadline, the Heat showed a surprising commitment to 2004 first round draft pick Dorell Wright. On Tuesday night, Wright repaid that loyalty with a career-best performance. He scored a...

How Teams on the Brink Fared at the Trade Deadline 0

How Teams on the Brink Fared at the Trade Deadline

Earlier this month, I reviewed the teams that were attempting to position themselves to be able to make one or more maximum free agent offers. The trade deadline has now passed. Dwayne Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh remain the prized free...

Dwyane Wade Named All-Star Game MVP 0

Dwyane Wade Named All-Star Game MVP

The All-Star Game was apparently no different from any other game for Dwyane Wade, even if it was played before a record crowd. Just as he did when he led the Miami Heat to their only N.B.A. championship in nearby Dallas in...