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Old 01-04-2008, 11:25 AM   #1
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Default What the Miami Heat Need to do to turn it Around!!!!!!!

What the Miami Heat Need to do to turn it Around!!!!!!!


The Miami Heat need to make a blockbuster trade now to have any chance to make a run at the championship next year or face another disappointing season. Pat Riley has always been known for making big trades that changes the look of the franchise, while with the Miami Heat. Big trades that have brought players like Alonzo Mourning, Eddie Jones, Shaquille O’Neal, Jason Williams, Antoine Walker, & Ricky Davis and have got us an NBA Championship. Riley has a couple of expiring contracts and needs to move them to get players back so that we can have some fire power next season. The Miami Heat’s expiring contracts consist of J. Williams - $8,937,500, R. Davis - $6,817,500, A. Mourning - $2,762,500, and 5 small contracts. The Heat need to look for trade partners that want to part ways and give up their franchise players in order to create some cap space to be a big spender in free agency this summer (2008).

Players that are eligible for free agency in 2008.
  • Baron Davis (player option)
    Corey Maggette (player option)
    Elton Brand (player option)
    Shawn Marion (player option)
    Ron Artest (player option)
    Antawn Jamison
    Gilbert Arenas (player option)

I propose this trade scenario:
A blockbuster trade between the Miami Heat and Sacramento Kings
There are two trade scenarios between these two teams:
The 1st is more sensible and more likely to happen
The 2nd is capable of being pulled off, but may not go through

1st----
Miami: Going
PG Jason Williams
SG Ricky Davis
PG Smush Parker

Sacramento Kings: Going
PG Mike Bibby
SF Ron Artest

http://games.espn.go.com/nba/feature...4~14&te=&cash=

2nd----
Miami: Going
PG Jason Williams
SG Ricky Davis
PG Smush Parker
C Mark Blount

Sacramento Kings: Going
PG Mike Bibby
SF Ron Artest
PF Shareef Abdur-Rahim

http://games.espn.go.com/nba/feature...3~23&te=&cash=

Why this trade benefits both teams:
The Miami Heat finally gets 2 players that have something to contribute to the team. A PG that has the capability to run the team, but most importantly a PG that has a jump shot and has range to hit the open 3 constantly. Also the Heat would get a SF, a position that has been lacking since the departure of A. Walker and J. Posey, but even with them the SF position was inconsistent. With R. Artest at SF, it gives everything we would ask for from the SF position, a player that plays great defense, can score and has a range of offensive skills.
The Sacramento Kings get rid of 2 players that are not in the picture of their future franchise. The Kings might see R.Artest as a mistake and fix this mistake by getting rid of him. The Kings also get rid of M. Bibby’s huge contract. The Kings will free up cap space, which will allow them to rebuild the franchise, they way they see fit. With the unloading of these 2 or 3 players the Kings will be left with a bunch of young talent, except for B. Miller. With this cap space the Kings now have the ability to sign a free agent that they want to lead their franchise. Maybe S. Marion, a player that will have the ability to show that he is a top player in the NBA and can lead a team, or G. Arenas, a player that has great scoring ability and a clutch performer, or E. Brand a big force in the paint that gives them a post presence, which is important formula for an NBA championship.

If this trade goes down:

New Miami Heat Roster
Starting:
PG Mike Bibby

SG Dwayne Wade

SF Ron Artest

PF Udonis Haslem

C Shaquille O’Neal


2nd String:
PG Chris Quinn

SG Daequan Cook

SF Dorell Wright

PF Shareef Abdur-Rahim

C Earl Barron


3rd String:
Joel Anthony
Alexander Johnson
Luke Jackson
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Old 01-04-2008, 11:58 AM   #2
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Default Re: What the Miami Heat Need to do to turn it Around!!!!!!!

But the miami heat are still over the salary cap.
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Old 01-04-2008, 12:04 PM   #3
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But the miami heat are still over the salary cap.

If the Heat want to win, their going to need some help for Shaq and Wade and are going to be over the cap. The Heat can be over the cap, only until Shaq gets off the books, so that the Heat have enough money to resign D Wade the season after.

It is neither your problem or mine. It is the owner paying the luxury tax for being over the cap. If the owner wants to win then he must pay.
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Old 01-04-2008, 05:20 PM   #4
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If the Heat want to win, their going to need some help for Shaq and Wade and are going to be over the cap. The Heat can be over the cap, only until Shaq gets off the books, so that the Heat have enough money to resign D Wade the season after.

It is neither your problem or mine. It is the owner paying the luxury tax for being over the cap. If the owner wants to win then he must pay.


About the dwade resigning, he is not going to resign with the heat again because shaq is not going to be there any more

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Old 01-28-2008, 04:06 PM   #5
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Default Re: What the Miami Heat Need to do to turn it Around!!!!!!!

yeah. I don't think D-wade cares if shaq resigns or not. He's going to resign with the heat cause they can give him the most money (even though I don't think he cares about the money) I feel we should wait until shaq's contract is up, cause 2010 is when the great free agents are available. That's when Miami makes their move.
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Old 01-30-2008, 11:36 PM   #6
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Default Re: What the Miami Heat Need to do to turn it Around!!!!!!!

I just re-read this article, this guy hasn't done his research and his ideas are so off it would be lucky if one of his suggestions came to fruition.

1. Get Shaq healthy so he can be a 17-8 player. Its tough to think Shaq will ever remain healthy for a full season let alone be able to log enough minutes at this stage of his career to put up those numbers, this one is possible, but I don't think it will happen

2. Zo already frimly stated before and after his injury he this was it. Furthermore, he want's to win and no matter what moves mia makes, its going to be hard to convince him to come back. Maybe a 5% chance this happens

3. This deal is really reaching, sea just started the rebuilding mode and needs to move wallys bad contract, with thomas 8 mil due to expire anyways, why would they trade that for blounts lenghty and pricey deal?

4. Its against the CBA for players to restructure. Shaq can't do it. When he came to mia he did not restructure he signed an extension.

5. This all depends on how the draft lotto balls bounce and we won't know that for a while.

6. assuming a miracle happended and they were able to get under the cap, they wouldn't have enough to max out a guy like Arenas, Baron Davis, or Matrix. Those guys want to go to winning teams, would they really want to take a chance in this situation? highly doubtful in my opinion, but I'll give them a 30/70 shot...of course thats only IF the miracle of cap space happens which I give about 10/90 chance.

7. Thats if these guys want to play for minumum.

8. assuming the miracle of cap space and signing of a superstar/allstar, there will be no money left over.

writers like this piss me off lol, asking for one miracle I get, but 4 or 5? Come on now! This is how bad rumors get started.

and back to the original topic, I dont think you can pay anyone to take Smush off your hands right now and I dont think sac wants to completely blow this team up and start from scratch.

I applaud your ideas and backing up your argument, but I do believe that if your trade went down mia would not have any cap space and therefore would not be able to land a superstar free agent.
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Old 01-31-2008, 07:32 PM   #7
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Default Re: What the Miami Heat Need to do to turn it Around!!!!!!!

That would be a miracle if either of those trades happened. But remember Shaq's over the hill now.
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Old 02-02-2008, 04:08 PM   #8
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I like the idea of getting two quality players. Ron Artest is a good defender, and if he can control his anger, he would really help Miami. He is the one defender that I would choose to put on LeBron James, as he is skilled and quick enough on the perimeter to not let James own him, but also strong enough down low that 'Bron cannot get easy baskets like Bowen let him do in last year's Finals.

Mike Bibby is also a good addition, as he can score enough to take pressure away from Wade. If healthy, that would be a helluva backcourt. I wonder if Sacramento would agree to this trade, however. Yes, they get a lot of cap relief, but they get very little talent in return. Francisco Garcia, John Salmons, Beno Udrih, and Kevin Martin have been doing well this season, but I think Martin will be the only starter in the future. Maybe Garcia could, as well. They will have to hope that they beat out Minnesota, Memphis, New York, the Clippers, and others for the first pick in the draft, and frankly, that's putting a lot of hope on the table. I'm not sure Kings Management would be willing to do that. They have a lot of cap space, though, and could make a run at one of the top free agents.
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