The abandoning of the Miami Heat ship that has been taking place over the past two days (TWO. DAYS.) has forced me to come out of retirement.
I wonder if LeBron James became more motivated to play with the Los Angeles Clippers after overcoming their 42 free throws and 21 offensive rebounds in the Miami Heat’s 116-112 road win Wednesday night.
The Miami Heat announced earlier this week that they will be inviting Summer League standout Eric Griffin to training camp.
The dust has settled and Mike Miller is now, once again, a member of the Memphis Grizzlies.
Miller played the best seasons of his career with the Grizzlies, playing with the franchise from 2003 to 2008. He was recently a victim of the amnesty clause by the Miami Heat, in order to clear some cap space and avoid a luxury tax bill that would have cost upwards of $30 million.
He is still owed $13 million by the Heat. However, the Heat are now giving leverage to spend without having to worry too much about their spending limitations. They can still use the mid-level exception and the veterans minimum.
Sorry, delusional Miami Heat fans, but Andrew Bynum isn’t going to end up on this list, nor is he taking his talents to South Beach anytime soon.
Sure he made over $15 million last season for sitting in a suit and getting perms, but with injuries plaguing his career, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Bynum is going to chase money before his career is potentially derailed by these nagging injuries that have limited him to playing in more than 65 games only once in a career that has spanned eight years.
That includes last season’s trainwreck with the Philadelphia 76ers.
It didn’t take long for the Miami Heat to potentially find the next ring-chasing veteran that wants to end their career with championships, low minutes and a home to retire in only a few minutes away.
The winner of the inaugural Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year, Chauncey Billups said that he was open to the idea of playing for the Miami Heat, stating “Of course, I would have interest in Miami, of course”.