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CedarPhin
05-04-2009, 02:39 AM
So seeing that Game 7 ended with a whimper, we are now in the long offseason.

Feel free to post your thoughts on what we should do in FA, the Draft, etc. here!

Dolfan3773
05-04-2009, 10:35 AM
Lock Wade up long term is my main concern, and I wish we can say bye bye to JO

Dolphins7273
05-04-2009, 10:58 AM
Lock Wade up long term is my main concern, and I wish we can say bye bye to JO

I wish we can say bye bye to Mark Blount and his contract.

kud
05-04-2009, 04:12 PM
I believe Udonis is expiring after next season. I'd be pretty surprised if they didn't look to move him, hopefully upgrade the SF or even C position.

The Heat are stuck with JO until 2010 most likely.

The question is how much the Heat are willing to take off the capspace in in 2010 to improve next season. As of right now we're gonna have a ton of free cap space in 2010 (50+ mill), basicly we can go hard after whoever we want.

BARF
05-04-2009, 05:43 PM
if we could trade haslem and blount in a package for a good small forward that would be nice, how bout haslem and blount, for salmons and one of there power forwards

Dolphins7273
05-05-2009, 05:17 PM
if we could trade haslem and blount in a package for a good small forward that would be nice, how bout haslem and blount, for salmons and one of there power forwards

I'd rather keep them and let them walk after next season so we can clear as much cap room as we can for 2010.

CedarPhin
05-05-2009, 06:07 PM
So in 2010, I almost would rather go after Bosh instead of looking at LeBron.

Don't get me wrong, LeBron in Miami would be awesome, but I think Bosh fits the team better. We've got our #1 scorer in Wade, we just need a dominating inside presence, and I think Bosh would give us that.

kud
05-05-2009, 10:22 PM
So in 2010, I almost would rather go after Bosh instead of looking at LeBron.

Don't get me wrong, LeBron in Miami would be awesome, but I think Bosh fits the team better. We've got our #1 scorer in Wade, we just need a dominating inside presence, and I think Bosh would give us that.

I don't want Lebron. I wanna beat Lebron, preferably in the ECF.

biggiesmalls3k1
05-05-2009, 10:54 PM
Well the obvious 1st step is to lock up D-Wade...after that the only moves i can foresee this summer are:

- trading haslem for a bonafide SF, or a big man that can be big on the boards...
- acquiring a true pg that can shoot consistently and still give minutes to chalmers...

if those two things arent possible...save up for 2010, hopefully beasley and chalmers will have matured and become that much better, and throw buckets of money at Bosh/Stoudemire...lol...just please no Boozer...

Ferretsquig
05-05-2009, 10:55 PM
The Miami Heat offseason is about starting the campaign to get Wade to stay. The key components of that sales job are Cook, Beasley, and Chalmers, who have to continue to get better to show Wade that the Heat could be special with the addition of a marquee FA in '10. I'm far from convinced that this was the right strategy and that its a foregone conclusion that Wade will stay and the Heat will be able to draw another star to play along side him. But that's the path Riley has chosen so all we can do is hope the kids improve their game.

biggiesmalls3k1
05-05-2009, 11:08 PM
i dont think Wade is looking to go anywhere...im sure he's had plenty of conversations with Pat, and they both see where the future is...we got glimpses of what Beasley and Chalmers could do...and with the ability to throw max money around in 2010, lets not forget that its Miami that we're talking about here (no state taxes, beautiful weather, women, a championship caliber organization)...we are gonna bring in another franchise-type player to put next to Dwyane

eric1589
05-05-2009, 11:22 PM
isnt ben gordon an available small forward? i think he would be great. he is a good outside shooter, consistently. and he always came in the game nailing 3s off the bench, like cook shows sparks of once in a while lately.

biggiesmalls3k1
05-05-2009, 11:23 PM
small forward? no way, hes way too small bro...he's a two-guard...no way he'd fit on this team...unless we move wade to point full time...which will never happen...

cobbs321
05-05-2009, 11:33 PM
if Lebron came to Miami then Miami would be the next USA team by themselves

CedarPhin
05-06-2009, 12:53 AM
According to the Herald, they're planning on possibly moving Beasley to SF.
http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/basketball/story/1032352.html

eric1589
05-06-2009, 05:55 PM
yea there was a lot of hinting about beasely being trade bait in the sun sentinel the other day.

today there is an article talking about the surprising number of fines beasely and chalmers are being made to pay, for breaking rules.

Dolfan3773
05-06-2009, 06:50 PM
Really good to hear...:hi5:

http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=4146990

Clipse
05-06-2009, 09:17 PM
small forward? no way, hes way too small bro...he's a two-guard...no way he'd fit on this team...unless we move wade to point full time...which will never happen...
Gordon can play Point, he's done it before.

It's obvious Miami's biggest need is locking up Wade long term. You guys could also use some depth at PF/C, and a nice SF. If you guys can lock up Wade, and then manage to get another big time playmaker like a Bosh/Stoudemire in 2010, you guys will be very good.

Clipse
05-06-2009, 09:19 PM
According to the Herald, they're planning on possibly moving Beasley to SF.
http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/basketball/story/1032352.html
Good move imo. I think Beasley would be alot better at the 3. Keep Haslem this year and hope to get a star like Bosh/Stoudemire/Boozer in 2010.

eric1589
05-06-2009, 09:42 PM
i like that idea.

so, ben gordon, is he a small forward or a shooting guard?

Ferretsquig
05-06-2009, 10:03 PM
Gordon is a very small SG. As the other poster stated, you'd have to put Wade at point or go with a 3 guard lineup. Gordon's problem is that he can only play on a team with a big PG like hes had with Hughes, Hinrich, and Rose. Hes very talented but such a niche player that he'll have a tough time getting the dollars hes after.

As far as the Heat are concerned its a moot point. They can't afford him and its going to take a much better player to get them involved in any sign and trade discussions.

Clipse
05-07-2009, 05:22 AM
i like that idea.

so, ben gordon, is he a small forward or a shooting guard?
Gordon is a Guard. He can play both PG and SG.

Ferretsquig
05-07-2009, 11:01 AM
Gordon has never played the point, either in college or the pros. In Chicago hes always been paired with Duhon, Hinrich, Hughes, or Rose. He might slide over and defend the opposing PG but on the offensive end hes an off guard.

biggiesmalls3k1
05-07-2009, 12:49 PM
^ :up:

Dolfan3773
05-14-2009, 08:49 PM
times are hard man...

http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=4166907

X-Pacolypse
05-16-2009, 12:23 PM
Lock up D-Wade. That's all they need to worry about for this offseason. I want Bosh in 2010.

Dolphins7273
05-16-2009, 02:30 PM
times are hard man...

http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=4166907

Sucks. Wali Jones came to my school when I was in 6th grade. Hopefully he'll find a new job soon.

CedarPhin
05-24-2009, 05:35 AM
Here's some draft news:


• The Heat -- which has auditioned several potential second-round point guards (France's Rodrique Beaubois , Arkansas/Ukraine's Patrick Beverley , BC's Tyrese Rice, Gonzaga's Jeremy Pargo) --- will watch for Jamaal Tinsley's July 27 grievance hearing. He could be set free in late summer if an arbitrator forces the Pacers to play him (which they won't) or buy him out.

http://www.miamiherald.com/616/story/1062950.html

BAMAPHIN 22
06-08-2009, 06:00 PM
Jason Kidd to Heat? (http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/columnists/barry-jackson/story/1085290.html)


The Miami Heat are up against the salary cap threshold and apparently are only interested in using their mid-level exception to acquire someone they believe will be a difference maker.

http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/20607408/

CedarPhin
06-09-2009, 11:01 AM
Saw the same thing in the Florida Sports Buzz on the Herald.

kud
06-09-2009, 04:45 PM
Kind of depressing we gotta wait a whole nother season to make serious moves to become a championship team.

BAMAPHIN 22
06-16-2009, 01:51 PM
Obama invites Dwyane Wade to White House

http://www.finheaven.com/clear.gif



Wade has agreed to participate in a day-long event in honor of Father's Day, and focusing on male mentorship. He will fly in from Chicago, where he is hosting a youth basketball camp, to speak with young men from the Washington D.C. area about fatherhood and responsibility. Then he will be among many prominent young fathers who will meet at the White House for an event that is expected to include some time on the basketball court.



http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/basketball/heat/sfl-obama-wade-shoot-hoops-061709,0,7548238.story

BAMAPHIN 22
06-16-2009, 02:01 PM
Chris Bosh: There is no link to Miami Heat


Bosh: "As of right now, I'm not sure. I like Miami, don't get me wrong. But I don't know what comes along with being a part of that organization. I don't even have any friends in Miami, which was the funniest part. A close friend of mine hit me yesterday and was like 'Hey there’s another article out' and I was like 'What now?' 'Apparently a friend in Miami said you're going to Miami.' He sent me the article and I read it, and I'm like, 'now they’re just making stuff up.' "

http://blogs.sun-sentinel.com/sports_basketball_heat/2009/06/chris-bosh-there-is-no-link-to-miami-heat.html

CedarPhin
07-05-2009, 12:02 PM
Few tidbits on the Heat in FA:

• Pat Riley called Ben Gordon's agent as soon as free agency began Wednesday, but Miami didn't have the salary-cap space to compete with Detroit's winning bid. . . . The Heat has shown interest in re-signing backup point guard Luther Head, his agent said. . . . Unsure how much Michael Beasley will play at small forward, the Heat has had ''lots of fruitful discussions'' toward re-signing small forward Jamario Moon, agent Joel Bell said.

http://www.miamiherald.com/614/story/1127606.html?storylink=omni_popular

Dolfan3773
07-06-2009, 10:16 PM
MIAMI -- Dwyane Wade (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/players/profile?playerId=1987) will remain in Miami on one condition: He wants the Heat to become championship contenders again, the quicker the better.

Otherwise, he might need moving trucks next summer.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=4309337

Should we be worried?

BARF
07-06-2009, 10:55 PM
as long as we do not get iverson

Dolfan3773
07-06-2009, 11:00 PM
I'd really be depressed if Wade went else where

Ferretsquig
07-06-2009, 11:09 PM
I think hes staying. But if the trio of youngsters don't improve dramatically this season, he'll have to think twice.

BARF
07-06-2009, 11:12 PM
wade bosh and beasley is not a bad trio

Dolfan3773
07-06-2009, 11:15 PM
I don't think he goes. Riley is not dumb....

Possum
07-07-2009, 04:40 AM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=4309337

Should we be worried?
he just saying that because bron bron called him up the other week and went "LOOK WHO WE GOT!"

nick1
07-08-2009, 11:46 AM
if iverson is the key to keeping Wade then we need to do it. he is a good scorer still and could be a good compliment to Wade in that way. then in 2010 we resign Wade and make a move to get Bosh or Amare perhaps

Ferretsquig
07-08-2009, 11:58 AM
Iverson could still be a great 6th man and keep the offense from falling apart whenever Wade goes to the bench. I don't see him accepting the role though and him playing along side Wade would never work.

BARF
07-08-2009, 12:07 PM
iverson will not accept a spot on the bench

nuttie_buddie
07-09-2009, 05:34 PM
Iverson could still be a great 6th man and keep the offense from falling apart whenever Wade goes to the bench. I don't see him accepting the role though and him playing along side Wade would never work.
u r right...allen would never be a bench player..he wouldnt do it in detriot and he wont do it else where..however i dont think he is burn out quite yet...the piston misused allen and now everyone has a bad view of him i think he can still play...he is an explusive scorer and would be a good complament for wade but only if he excepts the role of the no. two guy the one he could not except over in denver...realizing he would be the second option..then it could work he could be the point guard and create for wade...and other cause he is still one of the quickest guys in the nba

X-Pacolypse
07-09-2009, 07:20 PM
Iverson should think about playing overseas.

nick1
07-09-2009, 09:00 PM
iverson gets a bad rep this whole league is full of selfish players thats just what the NBA has become, even our own Wade is making demands fact is riley has a plan in action which is to build with younger players and Wade is forcing Riley's hand by saying he wants a big move or he's bolting

Ferretsquig
07-09-2009, 09:10 PM
Wade is selfish in that he wants to win. Hes spending the prime of his career on a rebuilding team....noone should be content with that.

Zached54
07-11-2009, 08:35 AM
Ok lets look at this. Riley wants to rebuild around wade but make sure he is locked.For wade if riley stops the rebuilding process and acquires some championship pieces than he will stay,but riley wont make that move until wade is locked up.So ultimately wade will bolt,we will still be in rebuilding mode, and even if rebuilding mode, you can make a solid young team but hey if you dont have a superstar or a dominating big man than it doesnt matter if youve rebuild with the best young players, you are not going to win a championship with players like wade,lj,kobe,mayo(yup,should have taken him),rose still playing in the nba. So Riley your gonna lose your chance at a championship to rebuild the team to what? a mediocre team, young solid team(not even guaranteed by any means) or fulfill your superstar demands which gives you the only chance at a championship.Go ahead lose those young players that afterall ain't star caliber and picks that will eventually be high draft picks if you can keep wade and can use em to build a championship team atm.

What Riley needs to do, is just get some pieces for wade by trading who he has to trade.Beasley can go, I wanted Mayo over him and rose,while I dont dislike beasley talents, he is still some years away imo.

The first kind of piece we need to acquire is a big man, if we dont get a man then we are not going nowhere. Gasol-Bynum duo,D12,Shaq,KG,Duncan, they will dominate JO and Haslem, even fat Shaq, so we need to acquire Amare or Bosh.Apart from all this big men I listed no one else(I dont think I missed no significant one) they all are average to mediocre, if you dont have one of these then your chances of winning a title are under 1% considering you will have to face 2-3 of this big men in a playoff run and secondly two of them are teamed up with two of the top 3 players in the planet, so riley go ahead offer phoenix/toronto beasley and whatever and get it done with please!

BAMAPHIN 22
07-12-2009, 08:34 PM
Pat Riley texts Dwyane Wade extension offer, with no meeting set



Yes, Dwyane Wade said Sunday, "I got my 12:01."

Miami Heat President Pat Riley, indeed, reached out to his talented shooting guard the first minute he was allowed to sign Wade to a contract extension early Sunday morning.

That overture, however, did nothing to end the waiting game, despite Riley and agent Henry Thomas confirming that a maximum, three-year extension offer that would keep Wade under contract through 2013-14 immediately was placed on the table.

"There's nothing further to discuss other than I got a call at 12:01," Wade said before participating in his charity Summer Groove all-star game at AmericanAirlines Arena.



http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-heat/sfl-miami-heat-wade-s071309,0,7821929.story

BAMAPHIN 22
07-12-2009, 08:38 PM
Wade has been seeking a roster upgrade, with close friend Carlos Boozer, a scheduled participant in Sunday's Summer Groove charity all-star game at AmericanAirlines Arena, reportedly being shopped by the Utah Jazz (http://www.finheaven.com/topic/sports/utah-jazz-ORSPT000119.topic).

"Any time you can play with another great player, a fellow Olympian, I mean it's always something that's got to spark your interest," Wade said. "But, at the same time, I'm done trying to push Pat to do anything. He's going to do a good job for us. And we just have to have patience."



http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/sfl-dwyane-wade-heat-s071209,0,6839994.story

nick1
07-13-2009, 08:42 PM
well wasnt boozer just traded to chicago? so thats not happening

nick1
07-16-2009, 12:39 PM
alright there are rumors about Iverson, Odom and Boozer if we get all three and lose Haslem and Wright in trades how good would we be? Still dont have a center but two very good PFs in Boozer and Odom. the starting line up can be Chalmers/Iverson, Wade, Beasley, Odom, Boozer

i think just trading for Boozer would make us a top team in the East, if Beasley can be a reliable scorer next season he has all the talent

Ferretsquig
07-16-2009, 02:53 PM
I don't think there was ever any interest in Iverson. Wade made a polite and diplomatic response to a reporter's question on Iverson and somehow that morphed into his imminent signing. Odom is probably just posturing.....its hard to believe he would turn down more money from a title contender because the offer was insulting. But athletes have been known to do dumber things.

Boozer seems like the only real possibility. Rope in a team with cap space, hand them Wright and Quinn, and send Haslem to Utah. That gives you,

Chalmers
Wade
Jones/Beasley/Moon
Boozer
O'Neal

.....not a title contender but assuming good health its a pretty good team. That assumption is the hard part, with Boozer, O'Neal, and Wade all have injury problems in the past.

Vaark
07-17-2009, 10:41 AM
If Pat could work some magic and deliver Odom and Boozer while losing only Haslem and Wright, the Heat would be transformed into instant contenders. Heck, just one of them would be a quantum upgrade.

nick1
07-17-2009, 01:51 PM
the Lakers withdrew their offer to Odom and Odom was in Miami with Wade before i bet we are the front runners to get Odom. and hey Turkelugo went to Toronto for the money and left a title contender to do get more money all these guys care about often is money

BAMAPHIN 22
07-17-2009, 05:13 PM
Heat linked to Lamar Odom, Carlos Boozer, Allen Iverson



Rumors, rumors, and more rumors. Despite being cash-strapped the Heat is thought to be in the mix for Lakers forward Lamar Odom, Jazz forward Carlos Boozer and Detroit guard Allen Iverson. Odom or Boozer would be great because they could be the “over the top” guy (as I referenced in a previous blog (http://blogs.palmbeachpost.com/heatzone/2009/07/08/the-heats-over-the-top-theory-in-black-white/)); Iverson, especially when compared to Odom or Boozer, is not-so-great.


http://blogs.palmbeachpost.com/heatzone/2009/07/15/heat-linked-to-lamar-odom-carlos-boozer-allen-iverson/

kud
07-17-2009, 06:27 PM
I'd love to get Boozer. Wouldn't mind Odom. No thanks to Iverson.

CUBANBADGUY
07-18-2009, 12:47 AM
Looks like Odom is almost a done deal. 5 years / 35 million

dolfan94
07-18-2009, 12:57 AM
Looks like Odom is almost a done deal. 5 years / 35 million
where did you hear that its almost a done deal?

kud
07-18-2009, 02:39 AM
Looks like Odom is almost a done deal. 5 years / 35 million

3 years / 30 mil or 4 years 36 mil that the Lakers are offering or so i've heard seem more enticing. It looks like he's leaning towards resigning with the Lakers to me.

http://cbs2.com/sports/lakers.lamar.odom.2.1090930.html

BARF
07-18-2009, 03:55 AM
i hope we get odom back, anything but iverson

nick1
07-18-2009, 02:11 PM
**** no i hope we get iverson too, the guy can still ball he isnt a hof player for nothing. you can say ball hog but whatever if you spin the stats the right way any top scorer even Wade is a ball hog. he will be kept in his place by Wade, him and Carmelo didnt work out badly. guy isnt that old, he can still ball. i hope we get iverson, boozer and odom. championship!

X-Pacolypse
07-18-2009, 02:40 PM
A huge HELL YEAH! to bringing back Odom and trading for Boozer. Iverson is trash. HELL NO!!!

Clipse
07-19-2009, 12:42 AM
u r right...allen would never be a bench player..he wouldnt do it in detriot and he wont do it else where..however i dont think he is burn out quite yet...the piston misused allen and now everyone has a bad view of him i think he can still play...he is an explusive scorer and would be a good complament for wade but only if he excepts the role of the no. two guy the one he could not except over in denver...realizing he would be the second option..then it could work he could be the point guard and create for wade...and other cause he is still one of the quickest guys in the nba
If Iverson is running the point for you guys, you won't win a game. Hopefully the Heat doesn't maek the mistake of signing him. He won't accept a bench role, and he's simply not a PG. Sure he can still play, but he isn't a good fit on the Heat.

Clipse
07-19-2009, 12:45 AM
iverson gets a bad rep this whole league is full of selfish players thats just what the NBA has become, even our own Wade is making demands fact is riley has a plan in action which is to build with younger players and Wade is forcing Riley's hand by saying he wants a big move or he's bolting
That's what the team leader should do. Kobe did it, and it worked out for the best. Iguodala is doing it for us, as well as spending alot of time with teammates, and I have no problem with it. If I was Wade, Iggy, or anybody else, I wouldn't want to play for a team that isn't trying to build a winning team either. Not neccesarilly selfish though. My view of selfish would be wanting the ball every possession, with no intent to pass it, much like AI his whole career.

Clipse
07-19-2009, 12:54 AM
**** no i hope we get iverson too, the guy can still ball he isnt a hof player for nothing. you can say ball hog but whatever if you spin the stats the right way any top scorer even Wade is a ball hog. he will be kept in his place by Wade, him and Carmelo didnt work out badly. guy isnt that old, he can still ball. i hope we get iverson, boozer and odom. championship!
Wasn't Wade like top 5 in assists last year? Not what I would call a ballhog.. He showed in Denver that he could be very good while still being the 2nd guy. But he isn't a fit in Miami. He won't accept a bench role, and he's not taking Wade's spot. And he isn't a PG.

If the Heat get Odom and/or Boozer though, they will be a pretty good team. Lack of Depth could hurt though.

kud
07-19-2009, 05:24 AM
The Heat don't need Iverson. I have no doubt Chalmers will be a much more effective starting option. Iverson's rapidly declining ability, coupled with the headache he could cause is not something the Heat need to take on. Chalmers will be more productive rendering Iverson a servicable (at best) bench player, something he clearly has no interest in being anyway. The Heat don't need a guard like they need post players and outside shooters. Those are the key ingredients that should be after, which is why, if they want to make a big splash they need to go hard after Carlos Boozer. He's the player that could help the Heat the most and I think he'd be a huge compliment to Wade's game.

BARF
07-19-2009, 09:07 AM
i prefer boozer over odom, he is a much more of a post player than odom

Dolfan3773
07-19-2009, 08:22 PM
The Cleveland Cavaliers (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/clubhouse?team=cle) have continued their offseason remodeling by signing restricted free agent Jamario Moon (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/players/profile?playerId=3249) to an offer sheet.


http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=4339432

I dont like this at all...

d-day
07-19-2009, 08:32 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=4339432

I dont like this at all...

anyone know what compensation we get if cleveland signs him? seems like it would be a 2nd round pick

Dolfan3773
07-19-2009, 08:49 PM
anyone know what compensation we get if cleveland signs him? seems like it would be a 2nd round pick


I don't know for sure but I might be a 2nd. Is it just me or anyone else feeling worried about the Heat? All the teams around us are getting better and we really havent made a splash and now this whole D-Wade stuff is driving me crazy.

He even left Converse for Nike Jordan...I dont know, it just might be me freaking out lol

kud
07-20-2009, 01:14 AM
I don't know for sure but I might be a 2nd. Is it just me or anyone else feeling worried about the Heat? All the teams around us are getting better and we really havent made a splash and now this whole D-Wade stuff is driving me crazy.

He even left Converse for Nike Jordan...I dont know, it just might be me freaking out lol

Nope I feel the same way. If Wade bolts we screwed (and Heat Nation is in a deep dark depression.) At the same time we don't have a whole lot of wiggle room until next season. On top of that, if we make a bad move, like sign Iverson, and causes headaches it just increases the chances that Wade bolts. Either Riles needs to make something happen, or Wade needs to have a little more patience.

Ferretsquig
07-20-2009, 04:28 AM
anyone know what compensation we get if cleveland signs him? seems like it would be a 2nd round pick

There's no compensation in the NBA if an RFA is signed by another team. The Heat get a chance to match the offer, but in all likelihood they'll let Moon walk. With Jones finally healthy and Beasley looking more like a SF there aren't many minutes left on the wing.

BAMAPHIN 22
07-20-2009, 04:11 PM
Jazz, Heat have agreed to trade, Boozer says



Two-time NBA All-Star Carlos Boozer said he and the Utah Jazz have ``mutually agreed'' to a trade, and it would be ``a beautiful thing'' if he could wind up reunited with Olympic teammate Dwyane Wade on the Heat.
Boozer, who owns a waterfront house in Miami and has spent the past five off-seasons here, runs a summer basketball camp at Gulliver Prep Academy in Kendall and said he considers Miami home.

``My wife [CeCe] and I first came here for tax reasons, and fell in love with it,'' Boozer said Monday. ``Love the palm trees, the laid-back attitude, the sun, quality of life. It's like paradise here, and I would love to be part of the Heat. They're a very good team, and I'm real close to some of the guys. Dwyane and I started to get close at the Athens Olympics in 2004, and I'd love to play on his team. Plus, I already live here. I'm just waiting to see what happens.''


http://www.miamiherald.com/594/story/1149794.html

BARF
07-20-2009, 04:39 PM
would be awesome

dreday
07-20-2009, 07:18 PM
Utah fans will be glad to get rid of him...

X-Pacolypse
07-20-2009, 08:24 PM
would be awesome

I hope it happens.

kud
07-21-2009, 01:59 AM
Jazz, Heat have agreed to trade, Boozer says



http://www.miamiherald.com/594/story/1149794.html

I'd love it. But then there's the question -- who do we trade? I'd be surprised if they didn't ask us to give up Beasley.

Ferretsquig
07-21-2009, 02:15 AM
The Jazz are looking for salary relief, and aren't going to get much more than that. I doubt Beasley will even be in the discussion.

kud
07-21-2009, 04:36 AM
The Jazz are looking for salary relief, and aren't going to get much more than that. I doubt Beasley will even be in the discussion.

Fair enough, so who do you think is most likely to be traded then?

X-Pacolypse
07-21-2009, 09:24 AM
Fair enough, so who do you think is most likely to be traded then?

Probably Haslem and Dorrell Wright.

Ferretsquig
07-21-2009, 11:04 AM
That was what was initially reported, although its always hard to tell if this report came from a credible source or a bored beat writer playing around on espn's trade machine. The general gist of it was a combination of salaries from the Heat, some going to Utah and some going to Memphis/OKC/Portland......teams with cap space that won't mind taking on a few mil in contracts if properly bribed. Wright, Diawara, Blount, Haslem, Quinn, and Anthony all possess expiring contracts and the deal would probably include a couple of them + a draft pick and cash going to the team with cap room.

kud
07-22-2009, 07:35 AM
http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/breaking-news/story/1151624.html


Though Carlos Boozer wants to be traded to the Heat, Miami has put the issue on hold, at least for now.

``We listen to all inquiries but there is nothing going on,'' Heat president Pat Riley said Tuesday about Boozer, his first public statement since June.

Contrary to an Internet report, there was no discussion with Memphis about a deal that would send Udonis Haslem to Utah, Boozer to Miami and Dorell Wright to the Grizzlies. The Heat likes Boozer -- his skill set and expiring contract are appealing - and might pursue a trade eventually, but the priority now is waiting on free agent Lamar Odom's decision.

The Heat believes Odom is still strongly considering Miami's five-year, $34 million offer, though many consider the Lakers the front-runner to retain him because they can offer more money.

If Odom signs with Miami and if Dwyane Wade re-signs by next summer, the Heat would need to trim salary eventually in order to have room to sign a second maximum salary free agent in 2010 (such as Chris Bosh). That could be done by buying out James Jones next summer, not picking up the 2010-11 option on Daequan Cook or trading one of its two 2010 first-round draft picks.

Somehow I think he's just blowin smoke. But who knows.

BAMAPHIN 22
07-22-2009, 11:05 AM
Kobe 'optimistic' Odom will stay with Lakers




"I'm optimistic that he'll be back," Bryant said Wednesday at a news conference in Singapore as part of a six-country Asian tour. "He makes us a much, much stronger team."


http://www.cbssports.com/nba/story/11975921

BAMAPHIN 22
07-22-2009, 04:41 PM
Forget Carlos Boozer for now, Lamar Odom is Heat’s priority



Listen to Pat Riley and Dwyane Wade, the Heat’s two biggest recruiters and the men most responsible for shaping the team’s future. Miami wants Lakers forward Lamar Odom.

On Tuesday afternoon Wade said, “I think Lamar right now is our big focus. We want to make sure ultimately we get Lamar, and go from there.”

Riley issued a statement Tuesday evening about Utah forward Carlos Boozer, and it said, “We listen to all inquiries, but there is nothing going on.”

That seems to be backed up by Utah. It turns out that mutual agreement to trade Boozer (which Boozer said exists) doesn’t exist (http://www.deseretnews.com/article/1,5143,705318396,00.html).


http://blogs.palmbeachpost.com/heatzone/2009/07/22/forget-carlos-boozer-for-now-lamar-odom-is-heats-priority/

CedarPhin
07-25-2009, 02:26 PM
They were saying on ESPN.com that we may be looking to trade for Boozer and sign Odom at the same time.

No clue if it'll happen though.

Dolfan3773
07-26-2009, 10:13 PM
Per the Miami Heat website. Udonis Haslem will be signing autographs at BJ's wholesale club in Miami Lakes on Saturday August 1st from 11am-12pm. It doesnt give an address or anything but I assume they might update it?

I wish I can make the even but I will be out of town. Just wanted to share this with you guys, just in case you wanted to go!

BAMAPHIN 22
07-28-2009, 12:32 PM
Odom likely to accept Heat’s offer



Lamar Odom reportedly is leaning toward accepting the Miami Heat’s contract offer and leaving the Los Angeles Lakers.

“It’s close, but it’s not done,” a source told Yahoo sports (http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/32159989/ns/sports-nba/#).
Lakers officials and Odom’s representatives resumed talking after a weeklong standoff that started when the team withdrew a four-year, $36 million offer that guaranteed $30 million.


http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/32159989/ns/sports-nba/

dreday
07-28-2009, 05:03 PM
Wades twitter:

http://twitter.com/DWadeOFFICIAL


http://twitpic.com/bx8ft the beginning..look who's jersey is waitn for them in mia(no 7)

Not sure if this is some kind of confirmation...Looks like hes leaning towards signing with those Heat.

BAMAPHIN 22
07-30-2009, 01:00 PM
Zo's next challenge: Michael Beasley



Q: How do you plan to establish a relationship with Michael in your new role?

Mourning: "It just requires us to develop a stronger bond. Through relationships, that's when trust is developed. If I can get to a point where Michael understands where I have his best interests in mind, and understands that he can confide in me for any type of guidance, or direction or what have you, if we can get to that level, then ultimately you can see progress."

Q: How do you plan to do that?

Mourning: "Just based on my utilizing some of my experiences and expertise to help him become a better professional on and off the court."

Q: Is there an urgency to your approach?

Mourning: "We can't forget that Michael is a child. He's 19, 20 years old. If you document all the things, you and I had done at 19 or 20 years old, we have a couple of pages of crazy things we did. A lot of people fail to realize that. Because he's on such a pedestal, his life is under a microscope right now."


http://blogs.sun-sentinel.com/sports_basketball_heat/2009/07/zos-next-challenge-michael-beasley.html

CedarPhin
07-30-2009, 01:07 PM
I'm curious to see how Beasley improves from last year to this year.

BAMAPHIN 22
07-30-2009, 06:13 PM
Source: Odom, Lakers agree on deal


http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2009/07/617-1.jpg



Free agent forward Lamar Odom (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/players/profile?playerId=617) will return to the Los Angeles Lakers (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/clubhouse?team=lal), an NBA source said Thursday.
One source with knowledge of the talks told ESPN.com the four-year deal is worth $33 million if the Lakers exercise the final season.

One source close to the process said Odom will come away with a guaranteed $27 million from the new contract, matching the original value of the three-year, $27 million deal Lakers owner Jerry Buss pulled off the table earlier this month.

It's believed that the structure of the new deal calls for Odom to earn $25 million over the first three seasons, with the Lakers owing him $2 million in the fourth year if they elect not to pick up their team option.

Reached Thursday evening, Odom's agent Jeff Schwartz declined to discuss specifics but confirmed that the sides have an agreement in principle.

Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak declined comment.


http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=4367213

X-Pacolypse
07-30-2009, 07:45 PM
Source: Odom, Lakers agree on deal


http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2009/07/617-1.jpg



http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=4367213

Back to square one for the Heat. That sucks.

dreday
07-31-2009, 03:17 PM
Mr Odom,weeell he had no leverage....Next

Ferretsquig
08-14-2009, 01:40 AM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=4398317


Quentin Richardson and Dwyane Wade are regular workout partners during the offseason. They're about to get a chance to play together all year long.

Richardson's wild summer tour of the NBA continued Thursday night, when he was traded by the Minnesota Timberwolves to the Miami Heat for center Mark Blount.

Richardson spent the last four seasons with the New York Knicks and now has been traded four times in less than two months: to Memphis on draft night, then to the Los Angeles Clippers, then to Minnesota and now to Miami.

"We are very excited to add Quentin Richardson," Heat president Pat Riley said. "Over the course of his career, he has proven to be a fierce competitor, a great locker room presence and a very prolific 3-point shooter who may be one of the strongest perimeter players in the NBA. We feel that he will be able to match-up well against the top scorers in the league."

Somewhat underwhelming move. But its not like Blount was doing anything useful for the Heat. Not sure how this effects the Beasley as a SF idea.

BARF
08-14-2009, 03:20 AM
when did this happen

BAMAPHIN 22
08-14-2009, 08:39 AM
when did this happen


Miami Heat thinned its ranks at center Thursday night by trading for a player who seemingly has spent the entire offseason touring the NBA.

Mark Blount, who would have entered the season fourth on the Heat's depth chart in the middle behind starter Jermaine O'Neal and reserves Jamaal Magloire and Joel Anthony, was dealt to the Minnesota Timberwolves for guard Quentin Richardson.

Like Blount, Richardson, who has spent part of the summer working out with Heat guard Dwyane Wade in Chicago, is in the final year of his contract, and therefore will not impact the Heat's ability to add a prime free agent in the 2010 offseason.

It will be the second tour with Minnesota for Blount, who was acquired from the Timberwolves before the 2007-08 season along with Ricky Davis in a deal that sent the Heat's Antoine Walker, Michael Doleac, Wayne Simien and a first-round pick to Minnesota.

Blount is due to earn $7,967,374 this coming season. Richardson is due $9.4 million.

Richardson, 29, provides depth at shooting guard behind Wade and Daequan Cook and also can swing to small forward, where the Heat has a glut with James Jones, Dorell Wright and Yakhouba Diawara, with the team also hoping to play Michael Beasley at that position this coming season.


http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-heat/sfl-miami-heat-blount-s081309,0,3452918.story

dolfan94
08-14-2009, 11:52 PM
Thank god Blount and his contract are gone. Although Q gets payed more, he's actually a prodcutive player

BARF
08-14-2009, 11:58 PM
now who starts him or beasley at the 3

Dolfan3773
08-24-2009, 06:18 PM
The Miami Heat (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/clubhouse?team=mia) forward checked into a Houston rehabilitation facility last week and is being treated for various issues, including depression, a person briefed on the situation told The Associated Press on Monday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because of privacy concerns, and could not say whether the other issues included drug or alcohol treatment.


http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=4419340

Dolphins7273
08-24-2009, 06:55 PM
Hopefully Beas gets his **** together before the season starts.




... and gets rid of that stupid tattoo.

MelbournePhin
08-24-2009, 07:39 PM
michael beasley is a joke.

CedarPhin
08-24-2009, 07:46 PM
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-heat/sfl-miami-heat-blount-s081309,0,3452918.story

Didn't we try and get Richardson at some point before?

BAMAPHIN 22
08-25-2009, 09:08 AM
Something's going on with Beasley. Exactly what isn't clear. Drugs? Depression? A simple trip to a Houston clinic to complete his compliance with the NBA's substance-abuse program from being around marijuana last summer at a rookie symposium?

``Please pray for him, he needs it,'' Michael Beasley Sr. said in a Twitter message.

OK. But for what? And how serious is this?

All you know for sure is this explains a lot of what happened last season: The Heat asking him to grow up; Dwyane Wade wondering about his behavior; The Heat prudently trying to move him along slowly despite fan outrage; the Olympic team not wanting him at tryouts; and Alonzo Mourning being asked to help counsel him.

Beasley has some kind of issues. Exactly what kind aren't known. Exactly how it will imprint his NBA career can't be known.


http://weblogs.sun-sentinel.com/sports/columnists/hyde/blog/2009/08/beasley_story_sucked_into_the.html

BAMAPHIN 22
08-26-2009, 10:04 AM
A day after it was confirmed that Michael Beasley had entered a Houston rehab facility, a clearer picture regarding the status of the Miami Heat (http://www.sun-sentinel.com/topic/sports/basketball/miami-heat-ORSPT000190.topic) forward has come into focus.

Sources familiar with the case said Beasley's stay at the facility is primarily related to the NBA (http://www.sun-sentinel.com/topic/sports/basketball/nba-15008001.topic)'s substance-abuse program, with this visit planned in advance.

In addition, while concerns have been raised about Beasley's mental well-being in the wake of web postings by the 20-year-old and comments from those close to him, those concerns have been overstated, according to a source familiar with the situation.

Under league rules, neither those affiliated with individual teams nor those in the league office are allowed to comment on individual cases regarding the NBA's substance-abuse policy.



http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-heat/sfl-miami-heat-beasley-s082509,0,2459525.story

BAMAPHIN 22
09-02-2009, 09:48 AM
It's September; has Riley's time arrived?



"As you know, the best deals happen somewhere between September and probably February. And what you look out for is you look out and you wait and you try to create or you pry loose or you're in the mix for a great player, bad contract, team that wants to move on with that guy."

Granted, September 1 is only a starting point in that timeframe. There certainly is plenty of time between now and the mid-February trading deadline.

And yet, Allen Iverson remains unsigned, Carlos Boozer remains luxury-tax ballast for the Jazz, and more than a few personnel situations are percolating around the league.

Riley asked for patience in August. It's not as if Iverson got away in the interim or Boozer was sent packing elsewhere for the type of expiring contracts the Heat continues to hold in abundance.

In fact, to a degree, Riley's patience was vindicated. Iverson might just to come around on his demands on playing time. The small-market Jazz can't possibly pay one of the largest luxury-tax bills in the NBA.


http://blogs.sun-sentinel.com/sports_basketball_heat/2009/09/its-september-has-rileys-time-arrived.html

BAMAPHIN 22
09-09-2009, 10:10 AM
Riley: Trust remains in Beasley's Heat future



"The last thing I'm going to do now is judge him harshly on what has happened," Riley said. "I think we're going to get a great year out of Mike. We're in contact with him every single day."



http://blogs.sun-sentinel.com/sports_basketball_heat/2009/09/riley-trust-remains-in-beasleys-heat-future.html