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http://www.hothothoops.com/2015/7/7/8905625/miami-heat-jamal-crawford-clippers-trade-talk-free-agency-signing-rumor

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Would love Crawford! One of my favorite players to watch and would be a great fit off the bench as someone who can create his own.

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Yes please
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Crawford would be a good add for the regular season. But he's not the type of player that contributes to a team winning a title.

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I would LOVE it but I doubt it would happen



Tim Reynolds ‏@ByTimReynolds 2h2 hours ago
Goran Dragic intends to sign his $86 million, five-year deal in Miami on Thursday.



Not the 90 that was reported!
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### Goran Dragic's camp had been clear that it anticipated a Heat deal for at least $90 million, and the Heat was ready to pay that to Dragic if it needed to do that to keep him.

So it's admirable that Dragic went to the Heat and offered to give them flexibility and ultimately sacrificed money in accepting a five-year deal for just over $85 million.

An associate of Dragic said Dragic sacrificed because he wants to win, wants to play with Dwyane Wade and also knows that he will make more here than he would have for the Knicks and Lakers because of the lack of a state income tax in Florida.



### What’s going on with the Heat’s search for a shooter?

Miami really likes free agent guard Marcus Thornton, 28, who appears to be the most realistic and logical option because he has starting experience (126 games), is a proven scorer (12.7 per game career average) and three-point shooter (37.8 percent last season), has good size (6-4) and isn't too old (28) and also because the Heat is reluctant to use its $3.4 million midlevel exception because it doesn't want to add to its potentially large tax bill. Signing players to the league minimum results in a far lower tax hit.

The Heat spoke with the agent for Wesley Johnson, but he agreed to a minimum deal with the Clippers today. Alan Anderson, who took one year at $4 million from Washington today, wanted more than Miami has available. Gerald Green remains an option but money would be an issue if he holds out for a full mid-level from somebody.

Former Heat forward Dorell Wright, 29, is on Miami’s radar. A career 36.5 percent three-point shooter, he told WQAM-560 there’s a “great chance of me returning to Miami” and “if that opportunity came up again, it would be good for myself and my family." If Miami decides to sign him, it would be for nothing more than the minimum.

Despite expressing interest, Miami ultimately couldn’t afford Lou Williams (three years, $21 million with the Lakers) and Marco Bellinelli (three years, $19 million with the Kings). The Heat also has inquired about a trade for Jamal Crawford, but the Clippers reportedly aren't shopping him.

### What’s the word from the first three games of Heat summer league in Orlando?

Justise Winslow needs to work on his jumper and mid-range game (he’s 12 for 33 from the field), but his versatility has impressed: He can get to the basket off the dribble, finish at the rim (at least without NBA-quality rim deterrents), get to the free throw line, defend with verve, handle the ball deftly and has good instincts. It’s no coincidence the Heat has outscored three opponents by 37 with Winslow on the floor…

The 6-6 rookie Josh Richardson is long and an excellent defender and can play either guard spot, and though he’s shooting 7 for 22, he has a very good chance to unseat Henry Walker if they’re competing for one roster spot, which seems likely.… Journeyman center Willie Reed (12.3 points, 8 rebounds) has a modest chance to stick, but only if the Heat trades a veteran big man to trim salary. And even then, Miami could opt for a veteran at the league minimum unless Reed wows them…

With Mario Chalmers remaining on the trade block, backup point guard is a concern; Tyler Johnson’s ball-handling remains uneven (five assists, five turnovers) and Shabazz Napier hasn’t been healthy.... Miami was off Tuesday but plays the Clippers at 5 p.m. Wednesday on NBA TV.


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post #457 of 2814
Crawford wouldve been dope.

Wouldnt mind thornton or wright though.

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post #458 of 2814

lowkey would miss Chalmers lol

post #459 of 2814
Thornton would be better for us
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Ehhhh....
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I'll talk him over boozer

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Noooooooioi
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I'll talk him over boozer

This and hide the fire extinguishers laugh.gif
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i wish i could watch the games online somewhere. who showed out?

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i wish i could watch the games online somewhere. who showed out?

Our point gawd, showed out. Frobazz is byke!

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We really gotta snag Willie Reed with a partial guarantee deal. Dude keeps producing, man pimp.gif
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i wish i could watch the games online somewhere. who showed out?

Bazz, Reed, Tyler and Ennis
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Bazz, Reed, Tyler and Ennis

 

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that is sweet music to my ears. keep it up boys!

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We really gotta snag Willie Reed with a partial guarantee deal. Dude keeps producing, man pimp.gif

Agreed, he would make a great replacement for Birdman 

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### The Heat has invited at least two veterans for free agent visits: guard Marcus Thornton and center/power forward Amar'e Stoudemire.

We've mentioned Thornton as a shooting guard that's appealing to Miami. He was asked to visit later this week, according to a league source.

Stoudemire's visit on Thursday was first reported by Bleacher Report's Jared Zwerling. But the Heat faces competition and Dallas could try to resign him after reportedly losing DeAndre Jordan to the Clippers tonight.

Stoudemire, 6-11, averaged 11.5 points and 5.6 rebounds and shot 55.7 percent from the field in 59 games for the Knicks and Mavericks last season.

He started 14 games for New York and one for Dallas after signing with the Mavericks in February following a Knicks buyout. Stoudemire, 33, has been an All-Star six of his 13 NBA seasons.

Stoudemire also has been linked to the Lakers, Rockets, Clippers, Spurs and Suns.

For more on Thornton, please see the last post. Dorell Wright and Gerald Green remain other possibilities if the Heat doesn't sign Thornton.

### The good news for the Heat (and the rest of the league) is that the salary cap and luxury tax thresholds came in higher than expected. But it won't save the Heat from a sizable luxury tax bill unless Miami trades off one or two players without taking money back.

The NBA tonight set the salary cap at $70 million ($3 million higher than it had projected) and the luxury tax threshold at $84.74 million (nearly $4 million higher than projected).

If Goran Dragic's new contract starts at about $15 million as expected (with annual raises), that would leave the Heat with a payroll of $94 million.

Because the Heat is subject to the dreaded "repeater tax," that would leave Miami with a tax of slightly above $24 million with its current roster.

But if the Heat trades Chris Andersen and Mario Chalmers for no money back, that would wipe out virtually the entire tax bill if the Heat didn't replace them.

More likely, Miami would replace them with players at the minimum; factoring in the $947,000 tax charge for each veteran player signed to the minimum --- plus the repeater tax --- the Heat's tax bill would be around $5 million if it dumps Andersen and Chalmers for no money back and then signs two veterans at the minimum.

The Heat has been reluctant to use its $3.4 million taxpayer's midlevel exception. Using it could cost the Heat about $10 million in taxes, depending on where Miami's payroll ends up.

### A few items from today's 87-85 Heat Summer League win against the Clippers: Playing his first game since sports hernia surgery in March, Shabazz Napier was impactful in 17 minutes, closing with 14 points, six assists and one turnover, shooting 4 for 9 from the field and delivering the game-winning free throws... Journeyman center Willie Reed was again impressive, with 17 points, 7 rebounds and 4 blocks in 30 minutes...

James Ennis (2 for glasses.gif and Tyler Johnson (3 for 9) struggled with their shot... Justise Winslow had no points or rebounds in eight first half minutes, then sat out the rest of the game, with the Heat citing rest as the reason.

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Welcome Gerald Green!

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Just woke up to the Gerald Green signing. Not mad at it. Hopefully he can still shoot the 3 ball at a high clip for us like he did the past couple seasons in Phoenix smokin.gif
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post #474 of 2814
I'm a fan of the Green signing,now if Amare can be Bosh's backup I will be pretty pleased with this offseason overall.
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Things are shaping up positively Heat family.
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post #476 of 2814
We got him for the MINIMUM!!!!!! DISCOUNTED!!!!!!!
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Pat Corleone pimp.gif
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eek.gif young and athletic.. I'm already satisfied with what's happening with OUR team.. Anything riley does right now is a plus
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*waits for the discounted post from h3at
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post #480 of 2814
Tyler has a fractured jaw, get well soon fam!
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