Re: Heat want to sign Shane Battier
Also, Greg Oden:
ESPN is reporting that the Heat is considering making an offer to the oft-injured restricted free agent. This would be a longshot, since Miami can’t get near the $8.9M that Oden would make next season, Oden reportedly feels loyalty to Portland for sticking by him, and the Blazers could match any offer. But Riley’s taken these shots before, doing it twice in one offseason. He didn’t get Elton Brand from the Clippers, but he got Lamar Odom. And, with the new CBA, Portland would have less time to match (three days) than in previous years, so the potential opportunity cost (with other free agents) wouldn’t be as great.
-- Palm Beach Post blog