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Friday, February 19, 2010

What's next for the Heat?

Since the trade deadline came and past with no moves, it's safe to assume that the Heat as presently composed will remain that way for the rest of the season. The Stoudemire trade apparently did not offer Phoenix what they truly wanted. We found out that there were talks with Utah for Boozer, but that trade also fell through. I am very glad that the Heat did not sell off Dorrell to the Grizzlies just to avoid the luxury tax. He is just starting to round into form. These next few games with Wade will be critical. Since Wade is injured, we will get a chance to see if Michael Beasley can be the leading scorer for winning team. If he can, it may help Spoelstra realize how important Beasley can be for the Heat. Also, that may prove to Wade and another free agent that Beasley could be an option on the new-look team this fall.

36 comments:

  1. Big question: will beasley be put in a position to succeed? Will he be able to take on the responsibility but still play within the team?

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  2. Josh, Wade specifically said no to NY. He just flat out does not want to go there.

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  3. "Josh, Wade specifically said no to NY. He just flat out does not want to go there."

    If they put him in a better position to suceed than the Heat do, he'd leave in a heartbeat.

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  4. if Wade comes back & can bring his scoring average up .2 points, then LeBron, Melo & Wade would be the 1st, 3rd, & 5th leading scorers in the NBA (same way they were picked).

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  5. Riley played for a bluff and is getting called. It simply is going to break down like this:

    There are 3 players worth the max, 3 players that are worth $13m+ …there is enough Max cap space to get these 6 plus another 4 to 6.

    That means…all 6 player and now Gay will ALL get Max money (LeBron, Wade, Bosh, Johnson, Amare, Boozer, and Gay).

    We have Beasley, a young average coach a GM about a year or two from retiring, an Owner that prides himself on staying under the luxury cap whenever possible (even to the detriment of our team) and a couple of 1st round picks around 15 to 20. That’s it.

    We have a slight edge in keeping Wade in that we can we can offer one more year than other teams…but we now hgave NO SHOT at LEBRON OR BOSH. Because if Wade wants to play with either of the tow, its going to happen in NY.

    SO, now our best chance of getting a stud next to Wade is to pay Max money for a player nt worth the money…if we are able to do that, we then add our 2 1st round picks and have enough for one other above average player. That leaves us with a core of Wade, over-paid stud (say Boozer), Beasley (who plays the same position), and an above average player.

    That’s it, Wade doesn’t stay under those curcimstances….he can either choose to be a core with Beasley and Amare (again, same position) OR go and play in NY with LeBrom or Bosh.

    Bye Wade….we loved having you. RILEY F&CKED THIS UP!!!!!!!

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    Wade gets to pick, which one would you pick:

    Cheap organization with a average coach:
    core: Wade, Beasley, Amare

    The best stage in the earth, Good coach who makes player look better than they already are:
    core: Wade with either LeBron or Bosh.

    Who would you pick if you were Wade?

    Riley = Dumbas$

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    As far as I’m concerned, Riley basically is pushing Wde out the door….no sane player in Wade’s position is going to stay. Riley has completely dismantled this team ands made Wade play with below average team for 3 straight years now and now the pay-off is worse than what he can walk to NY for.

    I’m thinking Wade and LeBron will be the new Jordan and Pippen in NY…and I see championship rings ahead for the two of them.

    I’m upset. Can you tell?

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  6. Not trading Dorell for a protected First Round pick from Memphis could not have been an easy decision. That has to be the best offer they could have hoped for considering he will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the year.

    We don't know how that pick is protected (possibly lottery protected through 2014 or something), but it was a perfect out for a team that does not figure to get past the first round of the playoffs unless the stars align -- Wade, Beasley and O'Neal will have to be in top form at the same time, something that seemingly never happens.

    Trading Dorell would have made a $7 million difference on the bottom line, so you have to believe that Dorell is viewed as a part of the future here. My initial reaction to this is that I want to see him get 28 minutes a game from here on out to see if he can really be counted on as a starter/6th man on a playoff team. However, in the same breath I worry that he will cost mid-level money if he gets more exposure.

    There really is no winning here by limiting his minutes, however, because he will probably leave if he does not get minutes. I see the NY Knicks, LA Clippers, Memphis Grizzlies, Phoenix Suns and many others being interested in his services.

    It seems the time has come to give Dorell a long term contract. What kind of deal do you guys think he is worth to the Miami Heat?

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  7. While not ecstatic over us not making a move, I am far from disappointed. The best move is signing Wade first, then do what we can to lure other free agents and build roster.

    I love the fact they dont consider this a wasted year, and on the heels of a 4 game win streak, an encouraging victory over the Nets which was the first time we have featured Beasley, and favorable schedule, things could be on the upswing, while some other organizations wont have the fuzzy feeling after a disappointing end to their season.

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  8. Leaving the Heat was the right choice in 07 and its the right choice in 10. Wade's either going to be a moron twice, or he'll finally learn from his previous mistake.

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  9. funny thing is with the 4-6 million the heat have left over after signing bosh or amare, that is the money that i could see dorrell wright signing for maybe not with us, but with someone for. he's worth a slightly below MLE deal in my opinion given his youth and athletic potential

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  10. Riley interview.

    http://www.790theticket.com/jorgesedano.aspx

    he compares Udonis to Ron Artest! a defensive warrior!

    good interview overall

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  11. Haslem is one of the worst defensive power forwards, ron artest is one of the best defensive small forwards of all time.

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  12. "Leaving the Heat was the right choice in 07 and its the right choice in 10. Wade's either going to be a moron twice, or he'll finally learn from his previous mistake."

    Where was he going to go?

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  13. We're so fortunate to have a guy like Udonis who, by his own admission, could put up 20 ppg if he wanted and also is one of the greatest defenders of this generation; able to guard every frontcourt position and even some 2s (again, by his own admission). His enshrinement in Springfield will be an occasion every Heat fan will savor.

    ...

    I just don't fucking get it.

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  14. HD#1 said...
    "Leaving the Heat was the right choice in 07 and its the right choice in 10. Wade's either going to be a moron twice, or he'll finally learn from his previous mistake."

    Where was he going to go?

    FEBRUARY 19, 2010 1:46 PM

    Anywhere. The 2-10 for Miami has been the worst possible scenario for him over the past 3 years.

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  15. "Lord Hades said...
    We're so fortunate to have a guy like Udonis who, by his own admission, could put up 20 ppg if he wanted and also is one of the greatest defenders of this generation; able to guard every frontcourt position and even some 2s (again, by his own admission). His enshrinement in Springfield will be an occasion every Heat fan will savor.

    FEBRUARY 19, 2010 1:48 PM "

    The fuck is this?

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  16. Anywhere. The 2-10 for Miami has been the worst possible scenario for him over the past 3 years.

    February 19, 2010 2:03 PM


    Yeah but it was a year after he won it all that should have kept him set for 3 years.

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  17. "And yes, I realize there are other free agents. That's exactly what they are -- others. As one general manager put it, there's LeBron and then there's the rest. He is the only one who can single-handedly elevate a team into contender status. Sure, Dwyane Wade has shown he can lead a team to a championship. He also couldn't get the Heat past the first round of the 2009 playoffs coming off the best season of his career."

    I've changed my mind. I'm now on the "I hope the Cavs don't win it all" boat. Ridiculous...

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  18. dred99 said...
    Riley interview.

    http://www.790theticket.com/jorgesedano.aspx
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    Pretty good interview. He seems pretty confident with the way things are going and that Wade will resign. If he wasn't sure Wade would resign I think he would have traded Beasley away for anything with a pulse (Caron Butler, Haywood) to try to entice Wade to stay.

    I missed the Haslem section though??

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  19. All I heard was he said Haslem, JO, and Q Rich is probably the best defensive front court because they have seen end of game scenarios hundreds of times and Michael will get there.

    He also said Spoelstra is the guy who sets playing time, including the closing lineup, and that Erik has a "set rotation and does not go from his gut".

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  20. LOL.. Brousard says that New Yorkers have an exaggerated view about players wanting to come play for the Knicks and the "mecca of basketball".... "They have a skewed view of reality".

    Hahahaha.

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  21. JB

    No offense, but Brousard is a hack. Surprised a Wade-basher would be quoted on this blog...

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  22. Is he a Wade basher? Screw him then, but I will rely on any comments of him heavily favoring the Heat and Wade

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  23. No offense, but Brousard is a hack. Surprised a Wade-basher would be quoted on this blog...

    February 19, 2010 3:54 PM

    He's not a Wade basher he's a Cavs fan said so hiself and he's very biased already has the Cavs winning all because they added Jamison

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  24. lol basher is a bit of an overstatement, but he has undercut Wade a few times. Obviously because he's a Bron fan, but still...

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  25. lol he's from cleveland Lebron is the best there ever was to them

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  26. Anybody got insider, they have an article I guess that says Wade is staying in Miami. Just curious.

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  27. Rick Kamla: "No Dwyane Wade today, no Dwyane Wade tomorrow. In fact, we don't know when he'll be back."

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  28. i was really hoping that haslem would be traded.

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  29. after emailing Ira, he says the heat will have about 8 million left over after signing a max contract, and that he also believes riley will trade 1 of the 2 draft picks

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  30. http://www.realgm.com/src_wiretap_archives/64886/20100219/sources_mavs_benched_howard_with_hangover/

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  31. Rick Kamla again:
    "JO & Haslem...not what they used to be, no offense to those guys..."

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  32. http://www.sltrib.com/sports/ci_14434166

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