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Heat and Grizzlies Discuss Potential Mario Chalmers Trade 0

Heat and Grizzlies Discuss Potential Mario Chalmers Trade

ESPN reported earlier today that the Miami Heat has had discussions with the Memphis Grizzlies regarding point guard Mario Chalmers. The Heat currently has a team salary of $92.4 million, which puts it $7.8 million over the NBA’s $84.74 million luxury tax threshold....

Miami Heat Enter 2015-16 Season As Most Enigmatic Teama  in the NBA 0

Miami Heat Enter 2015-16 Season As Most Enigmatic Teama in the NBA

The Miami Heat may well be the most enigmatic team in the league, as we head into the 2015-16 NBA season. It is difficult to tell whether Pat Riley is building something special, or relegating his team to the atrocity of mediocrity. The...

Josh Richardson Signs Three-Year Contract with the Miami Heat 1

Josh Richardson Signs Three-Year Contract with the Miami Heat

Josh Richardson, the Miami Heat’s 2015 second-round draft pick, officially signed a three-year, $2.4 million minimum salary contract with the team on Monday. The parties had reached agreement on the general terms of the deal last Tuesday, but needed the extra few...

Miami Heat Trades Zoran Dragic to Boston Celtics 0

Miami Heat Trades Zoran Dragic to Boston Celtics

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...

Miami Heat Trade Shabazz Napier to Orlando Magic 8

Miami Heat Trade Shabazz Napier to Orlando Magic

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...

Analyzing the Miami Heat’s Approach with Josh Richardson 0

Analyzing the Miami Heat’s Approach with Josh Richardson

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...

Miami Heat of the Future Beginning to Take Shape 3

Miami Heat of the Future Beginning to Take Shape

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...

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

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...

Miami Heat Pursue LaMarcus Aldridge 3

Miami Heat Pursue LaMarcus Aldridge

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...

Dwyane Wade and Luol Deng Player Option Decisions Loom 4

Dwyane Wade and Luol Deng Player Option Decisions Loom

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...