NBA Basketball COMMENTARY

NBA and NBPA Agree to Shorten July Moratorium by Five Days 0

NBA and NBPA Agree to Shorten July Moratorium by Five Days

The NBA and National Basketball Players Association have agreed to shorten the league’s moratorium period by five days for next season, according to a memo sent from the league office to its member teams on Thursday evening. It will now last six...

Is Avoiding the Tax Worth Watching Quality Free Agents Pass By? 0

Is Avoiding the Tax Worth Watching Quality Free Agents Pass By?

This post is not a reflection of how I personally feel. I tend to agree with the approach the Miami Heat has taken. But I have been asked numerous times by frustrated fans as to why the Heat is so concerned about avoiding the...

Miami Heat Complete Buyout Agreement with Beno Udrih 4

Miami Heat Complete Buyout Agreement with Beno Udrih

Miami Heat point guard Beno Udrih is out of commission for three months after undergoing surgery on Thursday to repair a torn plantar plate in his right foot. Apparently, however, that doesn’t mean he can’t still contribute. The Heat has been locked...

Miami Heat Sign Joe Johnson to Rest-of-Season Minimum Salary Deal 1

Miami Heat Sign Joe Johnson to Rest-of-Season Minimum Salary Deal

Pat Riley wanted to add what could very well be a core piece to the Miami Heat roster, and he apparently wasn’t willing to wait to do it. Just days after extolling the virtues of cleansing his team of its repeater tax issues, Riley officially signed...

Miami Heat on the Verge of Signing Joe Johnson 3

Miami Heat on the Verge of Signing Joe Johnson

With the NBA trade deadline now behind us, buyout season is in full swing. Players such as Anderson Varejao, David Lee, J.J. Hickson and Steve Novak have already secured their releases from their prior teams and signed with new ones. Others, such as...

Did the Brooklyn Nets Structure the Andrea Bargnani Buyout Correctly? 3

Did the Brooklyn Nets Structure the Andrea Bargnani Buyout Correctly?

This is a temporary post which I may remove because it has nothing to do with the Miami Heat. I just found it interesting enough about which to write. However, it is such a minute issue that it may well be interesting...

Miami Heat Drop Below the Luxury Tax With Two Trades 4

Miami Heat Drop Below the Luxury Tax With Two Trades

The Miami Heat completed a pair of trades prior to the 3 p.m. NBA trade deadline, achieving their season-long goal of dropping below the NBA’s $84.74 million luxury tax threshold. As a result, Heat fans will almost surely not hear the words...

Miami Heat Trades Chris Andersen, Adds Brian Roberts In Tax-Savings Deal 0

Miami Heat Trades Chris Andersen, Adds Brian Roberts In Tax-Savings Deal

The Miami Heat has traded big man Chris Andersen and two future second-round draft picks and received back point guard Brian Roberts, as part of a three-team trade that includes the Memphis Grizzlies and Charlotte Hornets. Shooting guard Courtney Lee will go from...

Should the Heat Build Around Goran Dragic and Hassan Whiteside? 0

Should the Heat Build Around Goran Dragic and Hassan Whiteside?

The foundation of the Miami Heat’s future championship aspirations was supposed to rest largely on the shoulders of point guard Goran Dragic and center Hassan Whiteside. Dragic was supposed to be a catalyst for the Heat offense, as he was for a...

Heat Trade Mario Chalmers to the Memphis Grizzlies 0

Heat Trade Mario Chalmers to the Memphis Grizzlies

The Miami Heat announced Tuesday night that it has traded veteran guard Mario Chalmers to the Memphis Grizzlies. The Heat, in a four-player swap, sent Chalmers and forward James Ennis to the Grizzlies in exchange for guard Beno Udrih and forward Jarnell...