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post #211 of 2814
i was just about to ask if he even worked out of the heat...
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post #212 of 2814
Winslow is definitly a good pick for us. Excited to see what he brings to the table.

Now we must resign Beas and try our hardest to resign Wade!! Those two "to me" are top priority.

Even if we have to trade away Birdman and Chalmers I'm all with it to get Wade back. Also whoever said Ty Lawson could be a cheaper pickup then Dragic, I like that sceniro as well. Hey, maybe we can get Monta Ellis instead of Goran Dragic. Ellis is a more impact player and could equate to more wins.


Ellis OR Lawson (one of the two), Shabazz
Wade, Johnson
Deng, Winslow, Ennis
Bosh, McBob, Beas, Haslem
Whiteside, Erik Dampier

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post #213 of 2814
Got home 2 hours after the draft started and watched the Heat's 2 picks and I am so happy. I didn't even think Justise Winslow would be available at 10 so I put all my hope on Stanley Johson.... but what a surprise.

Coach K himself compares Winslow's game to Dwyane Wade. He does it all and still has a lot of upside. Definitely has the talent to be an all-star one day. He's a hard worker, can get to the basket, plays great defense, and is an all around player. Has the potential to be a consistent play maker as well.

I like the Heat's 2nd round pick too. Riley and company sure do love athletic wings who can play defense. Josh Richardson should fit right in. Hopefully he can make the 15 man roster.
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The Bosh disrespect 

 

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post #215 of 2814
*J.u.s.t.i.c.e. league dj drop" smokin.gif. Bosh laugh.gif
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Happy Friday Heat fam ....Draft was a success by all means!! Now onto July 1st
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post #217 of 2814
Hopefully we can retain Wade. I like Dragic, but there other options other there, Ellis would be a nice addition, definitely lifting us with scoring
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The C's offered the Hornets 6 picks to move up and draft Justise........

WE GOT HIM..................DISCOUNTED!!!
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post #219 of 2814
The reason why I don't understand you guys still talking about Stanley laugh.gif
post #220 of 2814
I'll take dragic over Ellis anyday of the week.

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The reason why I don't understand you guys still talking about Stanley laugh.gif


Who's "you guys" ?
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The reason why I don't understand you guys still talking about Stanley laugh.gif

I'm over it.(no I'm not) lol

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post #223 of 2814

Rumored to be in Miami's summer league; Travis Trice

 

Looks like a Steph wanna-be(maybe not his fault that he's undersized). I like him, if he could be the player that I think he can-- he could probably take over my 'Bazz fanboyness

 

 

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post #224 of 2814
Watching this draft and seeing the caliber of players the Miami Heat got vs other teams, its very clear to see why so many teams are constantly in the draft lottery. Heat fans should feel very grateful to have a competent front office. The name of the game is versatility and that's exactly what the Heat have. Our roster is full of guys who can do multiple things and that is why we have success more often than failure.

I think it's safe to say that not making the playoffs last year was a huge blessing in disguise. The Heat had Josh Richardson on their board as a 1st rounder.... a 1st ROUNDER???!!! So its obviously something special about him for them to think that highly of his game.

And now I'm hearing the Celtics were offering 6 draft picks to trade up and get Winslow. Wow... talk about value at the #10 position. Coach K calls him Wade and Winslow himself says he patterns his game after Kawhi Leonard. I'm actually excited for Summer League.

The icing on the cake was Pat saying they'll do everything in their power to keep Wade and the team intact. smokin.gif

We had a good day Heat fans!!
post #225 of 2814
@OlDirtyReseller Travis Trice is confirmed to be coming to the Heat's Summer League. You can tell his size scared away teams, but he looks like he has some talent. He can light it up and kinda reminds me a little of Chris Jackson a.k.a. Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf.


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Shortly after his longtime friend and four-year Michigan State teammate joined him as an NBA employee, Branden Dawson sent out a tweet that included: "#nevercountusOUT."

Travis Trice has been throwing lobs to Dawson since they were teenagers on the same AAU team, but on July 8 in Orlando they'll be NBA summer league combatants – Dawson playing for the L.A. Clippers and Trice for the Miami Heat.

Trice finalized a deal today to play with the Heat in the Orlando league from July 4-10, and in the Las Vegas league from July 10-20. The 6-foot Trice, coming off a magical senior season and Final Four run at MSU, didn't join Dawson in the draft – New Orleans took Dawson in the second round and traded him to the Clippers – but the summer league is Trice's ticket to a preseason training camp.

Dawson excited to face Draymond Green

From there, the dream is to make a roster. If not, opportunities overseas or in the NBA Development League should be there for Trice, who led MSU in scoring (15.3) and assists (5.1) last season while winning team MVP and NCAA East Regional Most Outstanding Player honors.

Trice's father, Travis Sr., said Miami was among the most persistent teams in calling after the draft -- and also one of the few teams that will take part in both of those summer leagues.

"We're trying to get maximum exposure for Travis, and this should be a good thing for him," Travis Sr. said, after what he described as a worry-free night of watching the draft and waiting for the right call.


As Trice said before the draft: "I'm not stressing through this whole process. Everything is a plus as far as I'm concerned – I'm not even supposed to be here."

http://www.freep.com/story/sports/college/michigan-state/2015/06/26/travis-trice-miami-heat-nba/29333759/
post #226 of 2814

I'm starting to like this kid already...
post #227 of 2814
People always trying to compare rookies to current players.. So I asked if justise would be like a iguodala type player... Some people said it's a fair comparison
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post #228 of 2814
The Iggy comp is on point but I feel like he could become our Jimmy B smokin.gif
post #229 of 2814
The Jimmy Butler comparison is accurate. I see a little James Harden as well the way he gets to the bucket and draws contact too.
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post #230 of 2814
I love Winslow at 10 man.. lol. How he slipped that far I don't know. That's a kid that can probably produce off the bat.
post #231 of 2814
Iggy ain't no slouch on defense either... Jimmys offense didn't come til later.. So that's why I compared him to iggy... But anyways let's look at what's the main focus now... WADE..
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Examining the surprising and serendipitous events that led Winslow to fall to Heat; Heat adds players
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The Heat thought there was such little chance of Duke forward Justise Winslow falling to 10th in the NBA Draft that Pat Riley never even spoke to him in the preceding weeks, let alone worked him out.

So what created this stunning and serendipitous turn of events, Winslow somehow remaining on the board until the Heat snagged him?

The top five players drafted --- Karl-Anthony Towns, D’Angelo Russell, Jahlil Okafor, Kristaps Porzingis and Mario Hezonga --- were all expected to be off the board before Miami’s pick. But then the pieces started falling in place for Miami.

Four key developments that ultimately maneuvered Winslow to the Heat:

### One reason Sacramento Kings executive Vlade Divac surprisingly selected Kentucky center Willie Cauley-Stein at No. 6 ahead of guard Emmanuel Mudiay, who many considered a top-five talent, was Mudiay's refusal to work out for the Kings in Sacramento.

“I heard a lot of good stuff about Mudiay,” Divac said. “He refused to come here and work out and I just felt I didn’t know him enough to make a very important decision, so I just stuck with something I know. [Cauley Stein] does everything: blocking shots, rebounding. Tall guy, very quick.”

### That left Mudiay on the board at No. 7 for Denver, which really liked Winslow but had Mudiay rated higher and considered trading up for him. Had Mudiay been gone, many expected Winslow would have been the pick.

### Detroit’s Stan Van Gundy, who had the eighth pick, became enamored with Arizona forward Stanley Johnson, who most had rated behind Winslow.

“I understand the comparison with Justise, but that was not the comparison for us,” Van Gundy told reporters. “The choice was not between those two at the end. Stanley has versatility and physicality and a chance to be a very, very good defender.”

Detroit media reported that Van Gundy had narrowed his choices to Johnson and Kentucky guard Devin Booker.

“Justise is a very good player and a great kid,” Van Gundy said. “But the main reason people ask that question [about selecting him] is because he’s from Duke and they won the national championship.I'm just being honest, it's not like people sat down and analyzed their games.

"But when the last game was played this year, Duke was playing, and Justise Winslow was in there, so there's a little bit of a bump from that. I'm not going to get into anything that would [criticize] Justise. We just thought Stanley was the best player on the board at that point.

"We loved his mentality," Van Gundy said of Johnson. "He's won everywhere. California, I was born there, it's a rather large state, and he won four straight state championships in high school. He didn't do that in some tiny, out-of-the-way state. It's an incredible thing.

"Then, he went into a team that returned four starters at Arizona, from a final-eight team, and ended up leading them in scoring. This guy's record of success is incredible, and we're really sold on the fact that this guy wants to be great, and is willing to put in the time and effort to be great."

### The Celtics wanted to jump the Heat to select Winslow at No. 9, but Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan surprisingly turned down a Boston offer that included as many as six draft picks, including four potential first-rounders, according to multiple reports.

Jordan became enchanted with Wisconsin center Frank Kaminsky, whom he selected ninth.

“Maybe we were going too hard at it,” Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said of his trade pursuit with Charlotte. “There was a time when I thought, ‘Whoa, this is getting a little out of control.’ We’re putting a lot of eggs in one young player’s basket. So I’m not frustrated. In the long run, maybe it’ll be the best.”

Hornets coach Steve Clifford said Charlotte also considered Winslow and Booker. Hornets GM Rich Cho said the Hornets simply had Kaminsky rated ahead of Winslow.

“I don’t want really want to talk about Justise,” Cho said. “We drafted Frank. We thought Frank was the best available player.”

Charlotte Observer columnist Tom Sorensen ripped the pick, saying “the decision is as puzzling as any the Hornets have made.”

And so the Heat was left to celebrate Winslow dropping to them at 10, something they never saw coming.

“When you’re picking 10 but you don’t think this kid is even going to be close to you… and he drops down, you get some palpitations,” Riley said.

Heat owner “Micky [Arison] and Nick [Arison] started singing the Duke fight song, whatever it is,” Riley cracked. “They’re pretty excited with all the connections they have with Duke and that whole program we have great respect for. We’re very fortunate he got to us.”

RICHARDSON’S VIEWS

A few things were clear from Tennessee guard Josh Richardson’s conference call with reporters Friday, a night after the Heat selected him in the second round, 40th overall:

1) Richardson is very pleased Miami took him. “Incredibly excited. Miami’s a great program.”

He said his family and friends at his home during the draft “kind of started freaking out. It’s setting in now.”

2) He thinks a lot of his defense and with good reason; he was a defensive All-American last season.

“I just know the way the Miami Heat likes to play defense,” he said. “They like to guard and get into people, and I think I kind of fit that mold. Being able to learn from somebody like Dwyane Wade is huge. I think I can come in and give us some great defense and knock down some open shots.”

3) He believes he has improved his three-point shooting, evidenced by the fact that he shot 36 percent as a senior last season after shooting less than 25 percent on threes in his first two seasons.

The reason for his improvement?

“It was being in the gym every day,” he said. “I made tweaks. I think I can be a solid three-point shooter at the NBA level. I’m a way better shooter than I was in college. My form is different.”

At 6-6, Richardson said he also offers “great playmaking ability to get guys open shots. I make great decisions when I’m on the court.”

Tennessee needed him to play some point guard last season and that “showed my versatility, how good a ball-handler I can be,” he said.

He auditioned for the Heat in Miami on May 28 and met afterward for 30 minutes with Pat Riley and Erik Spoelstra.

### The Heat has begun filling out a roster that will join Richardson, Winslow, James Ennis, Tyler Johnson and Shabazz Napier (health permitting) on the Heat’s Summer League teams in Orlando and Las Vegas. Among the players added by Miami on Friday:

1) Northern Iowa 6-8 forward Seth Tuttle, the Missouri Valley Conference’s Player of the Year last season. He averaged 15.3 points and 6.9 rebounds and shot 60.4 percent from the field overall and 43.2 percent on threes (19 for 44).

2) Michigan State 6-0 point guard Travis Trice, who led the Spartans in points (15.3) and assists (5.3) as a senior while shooting 39.7 percent overall and 36.9 on threes.

3) Davidson 6-4 guard Tyler Kalinoski, the Atlantic 10 Player of the Year who averaged 16.7 points and shot 42.3 percent from three-point range (91-215).

HEAT GRADE

### On ESPN.com, Chad Ford gave the Heat an A-plus. His assessment: “Winslow landing at No. 10 reminds me a lot of when Kawhi Leonard fell to the Spurs at No. 15 in 2011. Some things are meant to be for both player and team. Winslow is a perfect fit, as a player and a person, into the culture Pat Riley has built in Miami. He’s not only going to thrive there as a player, he’ll have a chance to win now surrounded by Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and Goran Dragic.

“While Winslow isn’t the type of player that carries a team offensively, he’s the glue guy that makes everyone better, does all the little things and plays with toughness. He has a high basketball IQ and is relentless at working on his game and getting better. I think he could be a Leonard-type player someday.

“Richardson is a versatile, athletic guard who can play the 1 and 2. He was another draft sleeper for me. The Heat just seriously upgraded their wings.”

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post #233 of 2814
What's the Bosh update?
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post #234 of 2814
This has the feeling of Devante Parker all over it. If you're a Phins fan, you know this is very promising for both of your squads
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What's the Bosh update?

He's been gettin' right(I think), presumed to be there opening night

 

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post #236 of 2814
So, these trade rumors that Rio and Birdman were moved to make cap space for Wade immediately after drafting Winslow ........
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This has the feeling of Devante Parker all over it. If you're a Phins fan, you know this is very promising for both of your squads


I love it!!!!!!
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post #238 of 2814
You guys think Winslow will start any time soon?
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This has the feeling of Devante Parker all over it. If you're a Phins fan, you know this is very promising for both of your squads


I love it!!!!!!

 

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You guys think Winslow will start any time soon?

I'm assuming that depends on what happens with Deng 

post #240 of 2814

I think today is the day for Deng to decide to opt-in or out

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