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Miami Heat Trades Zoran Dragic to Boston Celtics 0

Miami Heat Trades Zoran Dragic to Boston Celtics

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If you enjoy my writing and have the means and desire to do so, why not donate? The Miami Heat has traded shooting guard Zoran Dragic to the Boston Celtics, along with $1.6 million in cash to cover his salary with a $100K
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Miami Heat Trade Shabazz Napier to Orlando Magic 8

Miami Heat Trade Shabazz Napier to Orlando Magic

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If you enjoy my writing and have the means and desire to do so, why not donate? The Miami Heat has agreed to trade point guard Shabazz Napier and $1.08 million in cash to cover his base salary(1) to the Orlando Magic in exchange for a
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Analyzing the Miami Heat’s Approach with Josh Richardson 0

Analyzing the Miami Heat’s Approach with Josh Richardson

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Update (7/28/15):  Josh Richardson reportedly agreed to a three-year, $2.4 million minimum salary contract with the Miami Heat on Tuesday. Richardson will make a fully guaranteed $525,093 this season. The second year, worth $874,636, will reportedly be partially guaranteed. The third year, worth $1,014,746, will reportedly
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Miami Heat of the Future Beginning to Take Shape 3

Miami Heat of the Future Beginning to Take Shape

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I have a request. I write posts which I believe are unique, more in depth and more insightful than I can otherwise find elsewhere. I hope you agree. I therefore ask that you please not simply copy my ideas without proper sourcing. It
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NBA Salary Cap For 2015-16 Hits $70.0M, Luxury Tax At $84.7M 7

NBA Salary Cap For 2015-16 Hits $70.0M, Luxury Tax At $84.7M

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On Thursday July 9 at 12:01 a.m. ET, the NBA’s 2015-16 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
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Miami Heat Pursue LaMarcus Aldridge 3

Miami Heat Pursue LaMarcus Aldridge

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Updated (11/11/15): When Pat Riley requested a meeting with LaMarcus Aldridge last summer, we were all trying to figure out his intentions. It did not feel believable that Riley would trade Chris Bosh for Aldridge in a player-for-player swap, but nothing else even seemed remotely
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Dwyane Wade and Luol Deng Player Option Decisions Loom 4

Dwyane Wade and Luol Deng Player Option Decisions Loom

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Update (7/1/15): Luol Deng has exercised his player option. Dwyane Wade declined his option but his return is all but assured. The larger question is to what type of contract the Heat will sign him. Ken Berger at CBS reported yesterday that
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Miami Heat Select Justise Winslow With No. 10 Pick in the 2015 Draft 0

Miami Heat Select Justise Winslow With No. 10 Pick in the 2015 Draft

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The foundation of the Miami Heat’s future championship aspirations rests largely on the shoulders of point guard Goran Dragic and center Hassan Whiteside. Dragic loves to attack the basket. He’s an aggressive guard who keeps defenders backpedalling as he slashes to the
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Is Kevin Durant at the Root of Dwyane Wade-Miami Heat Divide? 7

Is Kevin Durant at the Root of Dwyane Wade-Miami Heat Divide?

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The sharp divide between Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat represents a unique challenge for team president Pat Riley. For the past 12 years, the Wade name has been synonymous with that of the Heat organization. Wade has often been viewed as
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Dwyane Wade’s Contract Negotiations with Miami Heat Stall 12

Dwyane Wade’s Contract Negotiations with Miami Heat Stall

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What was thought to be a relatively straightforward summer for the Miami Heat has hit a snag over contract talks with Dwyane Wade. Wade must decide by June 29 whether to opt out of the final year of a contract that would pay
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