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How Can Miami Heat Sign Hassan Whiteside AND Kevin Durant? 0

How Can Miami Heat Sign Hassan Whiteside AND Kevin Durant?

This post was written lightening quickly at the request of readers. There is no lead-in, no explanation and no context. It just contains the raw numbers that readers were asking for. The Miami Heat will start the summer with six players under contract...

NBA Salary Cap for 2016-17 Set at $94.143M, Tax at $113.287M 0

NBA Salary Cap for 2016-17 Set at $94.143M, Tax at $113.287M

On Wednesday July 7 at 12:01 a.m. ET, the NBA’s 2016-17 season begins. That’s when the league’s salary cap, luxury tax threshold, maximum salaries and other figures all adjust to their new values; when free agents can be can signed; and when...

With Whiteside’s Future Uncertain, Where Do the Heat Go From Here? 2

With Whiteside’s Future Uncertain, Where Do the Heat Go From Here?

“I really don’t think it’s about loyalty. I think it’s just about [finding] the best situation for myself. I didn’t say [Miami] wasn’t the best situation, but we’re going to see what happens. It’s not like I’m really counting the Heat out...

NBA’s 2016-17 Salary Cap Now Projected to Hit $94 Million 1

NBA’s 2016-17 Salary Cap Now Projected to Hit $94 Million

Salary cap projections for the 2016-17 season keep rising, backed by exploding revenues. When the NBA announced its new nine-year, $24 billion national television rights deals with ESPN/ABC and TNT in October 2014, which kick in next season, initial projections for the...

Miami Heat Player-by-Player Overview 1

Miami Heat Player-by-Player Overview

I have a request. I try to write posts which I believe are unique, in depth and insightful. I hope you agree. I therefore ask that you please not simply copy my work without providing proper credit. It feels rather awful to see...

Can the Heat Sign Kevin Durant AND LeBron James? 0

Can the Heat Sign Kevin Durant AND LeBron James?

“LeBron James promised the city of Cleveland, ‘I’m coming back to bring you that elusive title that has escaped this city since 1964.’ He never said anything about staying once he does accomplish that… I’m hearing about a return to Miami if...

Could the Miami Heat Sign Kevin Durant AND Retain Hassan Whiteside? 2

Could the Miami Heat Sign Kevin Durant AND Retain Hassan Whiteside?

Note: This post was updated on 6/30/16 to reflect the updated salary cap figures, as detailed in this post, in light of reader requests. “I believe the team that hasn’t been mentioned that much may be the dark horse in [the chase for...

Kevin Durant Faces an Intriguing Free Agency Decision 0

Kevin Durant Faces an Intriguing Free Agency Decision

I have a request. I try to write posts which I believe are unique, in depth and insightful. I hope you agree. I therefore ask that you please not simply copy my work without providing proper credit. It feels rather awful to see my...

Chris Bosh Status and Insurance 0

Chris Bosh Status and Insurance

Chris Bosh is facing an uncertain future. That the Miami Heat could receive salary cap relief in the unlikely event that he does not return to play and it is determined that continuing to play would constitute a medically unacceptable risk is now...

Chris Bosh Status Remains Unclear 0

Chris Bosh Status Remains Unclear

Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh is facing the harsh reality known to many who have been treated for blood clots: unfortunately, a recurrence can be common. In February 2015, Bosh was diagnosed with a deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a blood clot which...