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Miami Heat Player-by-Player Overview

May 27th, 2016 1 comment
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The Miami Heat will start the summer with just six players under contract for the 2016-17 season – Chris Bosh, Goran Dragic, Josh McRoberts, Justise Winslow, Briante Weber and Josh Richardson. Those six players will cost a combined $49.8 million.

The remaining nine players will become free agents – Dwyane Wade, Luol Deng, Udonis Haslem, Hassan Whiteside, Gerald Green, Amare Stoudemire, Tyler Johnson, Joe Johnson and Dorell Wright. Those nine players will carry a combined $54.7 million in cap holds.

The Heat will therefore technically start the summer over the cap, with a team salary of $104.5 million against a projected salary cap of $92.0 million.

Here is a brief overview of how things can go from there for all 15 current Heat players.  Read more…

Miami Heat Signs Guard Briante Weber to Three-Year Deal

April 10th, 2016 No comments
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The Miami Heat ultimately got its man.

The Heat signed Briante Weber to a three-year, $1.9 million minimum-salary contract on Sunday.

The contract will pay out a guaranteed $12,355 for the rest of the season. The second year, at $874,363, will initially be 25 percent guaranteed while the third year, at $1.0 million, will initially be non-guaranteed.

Miami leveraged a small portion of its remaining taxpayer mid-level exception to complete the long-term signing (in much the same way as it previously did with second-round draft pick Josh Richardson).

The Heat quickly identified Weber, a defensive-minded guard in the mold of former Heat guard Patrick Beverley, as an attractive prospect after he went undrafted in June because of reconstructive surgery following a devastating right knee injury in which he tore the ACL, MCL and meniscus in his right knee in January of last season at Virginia Commonwealth.

Despite going undrafted, Weber attracted interest from more than half the league. But he kept close ties with the Heat organization. In September, he failed a physical with the team prior to the start of its training camp. However, the Heat nonetheless signed him to a training camp contract on October 19, then waived him five days later so that it could direct him to its D-League affiliate.  Read more…

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