Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Ask A New Day - 8/21

new a's on old q's:
A New Day

Q: Are the Heat looking at Delonte West? I realize he has some emotional baggage and is suspended for 10 games, but there’s no denying he has been, and can still be, a consistently reliable contributor to a team, especially like the Heat, that needs outside shooting and ballhandling help. — Joseph.
A: Have you not heard the rumors. I would think Delonte West in just the last person that LeBron would want on the Heat.
Q: Ignoring Haslem’s recent legal situation, will he still be a team captain? I have a hard time thinking he’s going to outrank Bosh or LeBron in any kind of team discussion. — Barry.
A: Co-Captians Wade and LeBron
Q: Chris Bosh getting $110 million? I thought the Heat made a mistake paying someone that much to be the third option. And let’s be honest, there was no “Big Three” in this summer’s free-agent class. There was LeBron and D-Wade, and then everybody else. — Mike.
A: He’s the third option on this team, he is a 1st or second option on every other team in the NBA…we’re paying him $110M over 6 years, he could have easily gotten than plus $15M from several other teams….we are lucky he was willing to sign for ONLY $110!
Q: As the Heat stands, we have 15 guaranteed contracts (counting Beverley), plus you allude to Da’Sean Butler partaking in the NBA’s rookie photo shoot, perhaps signaling the team’s intentions to keep him. If so, what gives? Does this mean Hasbrouck has no shot to make team, even if he is better than some others? — Jose.
A: Guarenteed contract means guarenteed money not that they are guarenteed to make the team.
Q: Ira, I’d like to be the first person to come out and say that if the Heat fails to go undefeated in the regular season and playoffs on their way to winning the next four championships, along with Riley personally finding a way to solve the impending lockout problem next season, then this whole free agent process will have been an utter and complete failure. — Ben.
A: I too think some people are purposely trying to create unwarrented pressure on this team…hoping that the intense pressure might be our weakness. I think we will be just fine…and its VERY likely that our first championship won’t come till the 2012-2013 season.


  1. A New Day
    August 21, 2010 at 11:58 am
    The above was: Ask “A New Day”, which is a much better idea than asking Ira anything.

    The Ghost Of BigSarge
    August 21, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    August 21, 2010 at 12:04 pm
    I like it. I think we should do that feature on the Asylum

    A New Day
    August 21, 2010 at 12:07 pm
    Run with it kbboy80

    A New Day
    August 21, 2010 at 12:12 pm
    and if you want it to be with “A New Day:, instead of Ask “Kbboy80″, no worries, I can do this ALL day.

    August 21, 2010 at 12:38 pm
    where can i find this other blog?

    A great little idea. We got a few original questions asked the other day too. This could be a special season.

  2. "This could be a special season" - understatement of the year.

  3. I need KB to add 'A New Day' to the contributors, because he will do this piece as well as an occasional article to get the 2010-11 season kick started - multiple contributors make for a much more happening Asylum.

  4. Rondo left out of Team USA... Rose outplayed him.

  5. ...I have A LOT of trouble believing that. I'd take Rondo over Rose in a New York minute.

    And I hear Dampier is going to shake free of Bobcats....Come on down to the Heat, Dampier!!!