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  • BetaBeta NH Posts: 62,830 ✭✭✭✭✭
    yall trippin..
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  • infamous114infamous114 Down in Miami where it's warm in the winter. Posts: 49,817 Regulator
    Hawks have nothing to play for tomorrow.
  • BetaBeta NH Posts: 62,830 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Hawks have nothing to play for tomorrow.

    Dont mean they not gonna win... ;)

    Nh
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  • infamous114infamous114 Down in Miami where it's warm in the winter. Posts: 49,817 Regulator
  • infamous114infamous114 Down in Miami where it's warm in the winter. Posts: 49,817 Regulator
  • TheBoyRoTheBoyRo Posts: 12,711 ✭✭✭✭✭
    That knicks loss still infuriates me
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  • BetaBeta NH Posts: 62,830 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 14
    Lmao this guy clicked lol


    Anyways who stays and who goes?


    I think Dion and James Johnson could get 18-20 mil a year which makes things tricky. I don't want either to take a discount because they both deserve it. But first off, we need a backup ball handling PG

    Richardson ain't that
    TJ sure ain't that

    Plus the team was only as good as it was because spacing wasn't an issue with Winslow not around. Trade this asshole for another SF I would dead take oubre for him.

    Start James Johnson at PF

    Now on the other hand, as far as TJ I mean he's cool but if Dion resigns then all that money for TJ starting after next season is :/

    This could be our chance to get out while the getting is good.
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  • BetaBeta NH Posts: 62,830 ✭✭✭✭✭
    The Heat, once it purges Chris Bosh’s salary from its cap in the next couple of months, could have $39.5 million in cap space this summer, enough to sign a max player but not leaving much room for much else significant.

    Barring trades, five veterans under contract will account for $54.5 million of Miami’s cap – Hassan Whiteside at $23.8 million, Goran Dragic at $17 million, Tyler Johnson at $5.8 million, Josh McRoberts at $6 million (unlikely to exercise his opt out) and Justise Winslow (at $1.9 million).

    Though the new labor agreement raises Winslow’s salary to $2.7 million, a league source said only $1.9 million will count against the Heat’s cap because he was a first-round pick.

    So that’s $54.5 million.

    Throw in Josh Richardson at $1.5 million, Rodney McGruder at $1.3 million and Okaro White at $905,000, and that’s $58.2 million for eight players.

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  • infamous114infamous114 Down in Miami where it's warm in the winter. Posts: 49,817 Regulator
  • Cosmic_CannonCosmic_Cannon Posts: 526 ✭✭✭
    Josh needs to be extended this summer, because a young 3&D wing like him can get paid in the open market.
  • south4lifesouth4life Bama Repesenta! Posts: 9,090 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I just want McTrash and Babbitt gone, ASAP!
    MY SQUADS

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  • infamous114infamous114 Down in Miami where it's warm in the winter. Posts: 49,817 Regulator
    Josh needs to be extended this summer, because a young 3&D wing like him can get paid in the open market.

    Damn you had been gone for years lol
  • infamous114infamous114 Down in Miami where it's warm in the winter. Posts: 49,817 Regulator
    I see Heat fans on twitter clamoring that we should trade for Melo. Hell nahhhhhhhhhhhhh
    Betalord nemesisTheBoyRosouth4life
  • infamous114infamous114 Down in Miami where it's warm in the winter. Posts: 49,817 Regulator
    If the Heat doesn’t land an All-Star this summer and instead keeps mostly the same team, here’s a question: How will Justise Winslow be incorporated?

    This staff undoubtedly will find a way to utilize his skills, and Winslow’s defensive acumen would have helped many times this season. But it’s difficult to see him necessarily be given the starting small forward job without competition.

    “I got some making up to do,” Winslow said Monday, more than three months into a six-month recovery from January shoulder surgery and not yet cleared for contact work. “I love challenges. I don't want an easy route. I don't think anyone wants an easy route. Easy routes aren't fun. Just go out there and fight for what you want.”

    Winslow, speaking publicly for the first time since January, said there “were definitely times” this season where his skill set would have helped.

    “I'm ready,” he said. “I've sat out long enough. Now I have 5 1/2 more months. It's been a good process for me, especially just maturing and growing as a person and as a player even though I'm not on the court.

    “I'm a little bit ahead of schedule. Range of motion [in the shoulder] is pretty good. I am satisfied with the progress. Only thing I haven't done, as far as shooting the basketball, is right hand layups, right hand finishes.”

    Two NBA scouts insisted over the past several months that even though he’s a terrific defender and smart player, Winslow would need to become a more efficient perimeter shooter to become a quality starter on a good team.

    And Heat people strongly believed that was going to happen this season after his work last summer with shooting coach Rob Fodor.

    But injuries derailed his season, and his 7 for 35 three-point shooting in 18 games wasn’t a fair gauge because a wrist injury affected him before the season-ending shoulder surgery.

    “It held me back a little bit,” Winslow said when asked whether the troublesome wrist hurt his ability to incorporate Fodor’s mechanical changes. “It bothered me a little bit but you really can't make excuses because everyone is going through it.”

    Spoelstra, asked if Winslow can become a three-and-d (defense) player, said:

    “Yes and he can create that game,” Spoelstra said. “People get caught up in so much of the wrong narrative. We are not trying to develop Justise Winslow to become Chris Mullin. Totally different basketball player. If you want to talk about three-and-D, one thing he can do is impact defensively and take away threes because of his ability to defend one through five and that’s unique in this league.

    “He can generate threes for you offensively because he puts a lot of pressure in the paint, off the dribble, in transition. He’s an aggressive, bruising, physical type of player and he sees the floor. That helps create your three-point game.”

    But Spoelstra added: “I don’t want the focus on how many threes he makes. He will make enough. He is dedicated enough to work on them. It will be about getting into world class shape, getting healthy so he can make all the plays he needs that impact and help your team win. It will be my job to put him in spots where he can be efficient and find small victories and build on those right away. Particularly if he didn’t have the wrist injury, he would have been an efficient offensive player. It might have looked differently than people would have wanted it to be.

    “He will find a way to help your team. We would have found a way to put him into his strengths and build on some of the weaknesses. His weaknesses, whatever the perceived ones are, will not be our focus this summer. It will be his strengths and being in world class upper echolon shape and health will be the priority.”

    Spoelstra said if Winslow had been able “to play a full season, [he] would have had a major impact on this team. I thought he had a terrific summer, along with J-Rich [Josh Richardson]. Everybody you talk to coming out of Orlando, they were two of the top players coming out of the Summer League. People were really commenting, ‘they followed up an impressive rookie year with a great summer league. Not good, but great summer league.’

    “And then a full summer of development. Both were ready to make that next jump. And both got hurt, unfortunately. I haven’t forgotten the potential and what we can build on this summer. Justise brings a tremendous amount of versatility, of defense, of toughness, of winning plays, of things we emphasize. Justise fills in a lot of those intangible gaps; he knows how to impact winning. That certainly could have made an impact.”

    Winslow, who turned 21 on March 26, finished his injury-curtailed second season averaging 10.9 points, 5.2 rebounds and 3.7 assists in 18 games, including 15 starts.

    Bothered by the wrist injury, he shot 35.6 percent from the field overall after shooting 42.2 as a rookie.

    Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/barry-jackson/article145059134.html#storylink=cpy
  • BetaBeta NH Posts: 62,830 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I would say fuck winslow but that article mentioned the shooting coach and winslow not being able to work with him because of injury and the iffy shooting because of the wrist injury. These are valid points if I wanna be objective

    The shooting coach actually has helped and i do see a difference especially in JJ and mcgruder

    BUT when Winslow is healthy and if he's still here I honestly would rather he come off the bench.

    But then again unless there's a

    Dragic
    Waiters
    Johnson
    Whiteside

    Lineup than he can start
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  • infamous114infamous114 Down in Miami where it's warm in the winter. Posts: 49,817 Regulator
    edited April 25
  • lord nemesislord nemesis You ever dance with the Devil in the pale moonlight? Posts: 11,467 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • infamous114infamous114 Down in Miami where it's warm in the winter. Posts: 49,817 Regulator
  • BetaBeta NH Posts: 62,830 ✭✭✭✭✭
    2nd best PG in heat history
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  • infamous114infamous114 Down in Miami where it's warm in the winter. Posts: 49,817 Regulator
  • infamous114infamous114 Down in Miami where it's warm in the winter. Posts: 49,817 Regulator
    edited May 15
    Oral history on the 1997 Heat-Knicks "brawl" 20 years ago. and the fate of those 2 franchises ever since. Shout out to PJ Brown flipping Ward like he was a pizza

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  • BetaBeta NH Posts: 62,830 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 15
    Miami went on an 18–0 run in the first quarter in Miami Arena. The Knicks had no answer for Hardaway, who finished with 38 points. Late in the game the Knicks couldn’t get any closer than within eight points of the Heat, and they had to play out the excruciating final minutes knowing that their comfortable 3–1 series lead and anticipated showdown with Chicago had disappeared. Ewing, back after his Game 6 suspension, finished with 37 points and 17 rebounds. “Well, one guy showed up today,” muttered his agent, David Falk. In the locker room, Houston wept.


    :3


    Asked after the Game 7 loss whether he believed this Knicks team had been his best shot at winning a title, Ewing replied: “I definitely thought so.” The Miami Heat went on to lose in five games to the Chicago Bulls, who went on to beat the Utah Jazz in the Finals that would include the Flu Game. And while New York was successful in the seasons after that, the Knicks have won just one playoff series since eliminating Miami in 2000.

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  • BetaBeta NH Posts: 62,830 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I'm seeing too many people being for drafting giles

    I get wanting to do something to help our weakest position but not him man. Too much of a risk imo
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  • infamous114infamous114 Down in Miami where it's warm in the winter. Posts: 49,817 Regulator
    Lol don't even know who the fuck that is
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