Wednesday, January 22, 2014

LeBron James Staying In Miami Or Leaving For Cleveland?

There have been some speculations floating around that LeBron James has a 50/50 chance of him leaving Miami. Let's be one ACTUALLY knows if he's staying or leaving. If you do know, then you must be John Titor from the future. Can you please give me the six lottery numbers for the Florida Lotto for Jan. 25th 2014?? Between now and then, let's drop the silly rumor and focus on the Heat going for a potential 3-peat.

Thursday, January 2, 2014


It's been awhile since I've updated this blog...since, the Miami Heat had won 2 Championships during Lebron's era. Will the Heat 3-peat??

Friday, July 17, 2009

Heat, offer Odom deal

The Miami Heat and Lamar Odom have discussed a deal that would approach the $9 million salary the free-agent forward nearly agreed to last week with the Los Angeles Lakers before talks broke down, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel has reported.

The Heat, who traded Odom to the Lakers five years ago in the trade that brought Shaquille O'Neal to South Florida, have made Odom a firm offer to return, according to The Associated Press.

Pat Riley, addressing Heat season-ticket holders in a two-day session Wednesday and Thursday that was closed to media, said the Heat were also monitoring Carlos Boozer's status with the Utah Jazz but had not entered discussions on acquiring the forward.

Riley said the team could add Odom, Boozer or both without sacrificing its goals toward 2010's free-agent class, the Sun-Sentinel reported, citing people in attendance at the private sit-ins and sources involved in the Heat's dealings.

Florida's lack of state taxes and other payment options give the Heat the ability to offer Odom a contract matching the scrapped Lakers deal, the Fort Lauderdale newspaper reported.

The Lakers retracted their offer to Odom early this week, saying that talks had stalled.

Sources told's Marc Stein that Odom had balked at the Lakers' unwillingness to extend an offer spanning more than three years in length.

"There are specifics behind why we pulled it, but that's not something we're going to get into," Lakers public relations director John Black said.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Lakers owner Jerry Buss offered Odom two deals, one worth $36 million for four years and the other $10 million a season for three years.

Odom, who will turn 30 in November, made $14.1 million this past season.

Dwyane Wade, who spent much of his rookie season picking Odom's brain, said he hopes those chats start again soon.

"I want Lamar to do what's best for him and his family because we love him as family, but on the other hand, we want him back home, to come home," Wade said Friday in a telephone interview with the AP. "His house is still there. It'd be exciting to see what happens."

Odom averaged 17.1 points -- the second-highest average of his career -- in 80 games with the Heat during the 2003-04 season.

The Heat went 42-40 that season with Odom, winning 17 of their final 21 regular-season games and earning the No. 4 spot in the Eastern Conference. That summer, Miami traded Caron Butler, Brian Grant and Odom to the Lakers for O'Neal, who helped Wade and the Heat win a championship two years later.

Odom spent the past five years with the Lakers, during which he played a key role off the bench in their 2009 championship run. He averaged 12.3 points and 9.1 rebounds during the playoffs.

Wade, who has asked the Heat to make some roster upgrades with hopes of getting back to the championship level, said he doesn't need to call Odom to lobby for his return.

"Lamar already knows how I feel," Wade said. "I really don't know how to feel. He's really taken time to deal with it, sit back. It's a very important decision in his life. It could be about where he ends his career."

Over his 10-year career, the versatile 6-foot-10 Odom has averaged 15.1 points and 8.8 rebounds.

"Lamar and I always had a great relationship," Wade said. "He's always been the guy, one of the guys, that I thought really helped me as a young player." Source: Espn

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Lakers pull offer to Odom

Jerry Buss is upset that the free-agent forward and his agent have not responded to Lakers' offer of $9 million a season.

The Lakers have pulled their offer off the table to free-agent forward Lamar Odom.

"Yes, we have taken the deal off the table," Lakers spokesman John Black said Tuesday. "Talks have broken down for the time being."

Asked if talks could resume, Blacks said, "That's within the realm of possibility."

Lakers owner Jerry Buss is upset that Odom and his representative, agent Jeff Schwartz, haven't made contact with the organization regarding its $9-million-per season offer for three years.

Odom and his agent have been seeking $10 million for five years.

Neither Schwartz nor Odom could be reached for comment.

The source also said Buss was not happy that Odom and Schwartz have been having talks with the Dallas Mavericks and Miami Heat about a deal, but have refused to talk to the Lakers.

The Heat and Mavericks can offer Odom only the mid-level exception of $5.8 million, but can give him a five-year deal up to $34 million.

It was widely known that Odom, who will be 30 in November, would have to take a pay cut because of his age, the declining economy and the small number of teams that were far enough under the NBA salary cap to make a legitimate offer to him. He was on the Lakers' books for $14.1 million last season, the final year of a six-year, $63-million contract he signed with Miami in 2003.

Boozer to the Bulls not good for the Heat

Utah Jazz forward Carlos Boozer appeared on WMVP’s “Waddle and Silvy Show” Tuesday morning and pretty much said what Bulls fans – if they are pro-Boozer – would want to hear:

--He believes he’ll be traded relatively soon.

--He’d love to play for the Bulls.

--He’s open to signing a contract extension and skipping free agency next year.

--He’s tight with Miami’s Dwyane Wade. The Bulls’ ultimate goal appears to be trading for Boozer this summer, while also clearing enough cap room to encourage Wade to come home next summer as a free agent.

As a refresher, Boozer has averaged at least 20 points and 10 rebounds in two of the last three seasons. Anyway, here’s the interview:

Q: Do you think you will be traded?
A: Yeah I do. I had a talk with the Jazz. The Jazz told me they want to go in a different direction and I respect their decision. We mutually agreed to work out a trade that was beneficial for them and beneficial for my family and me. So with that being said I’m gonna be traded relatively soon or in good time.

Q: Will you be traded to the Chicago Bulls?
A: I definitely heard a little rumbling about it. Whether it will go down or not, that’s kind of between the Jazz and Chicago. But obviously if I did get traded to Chicago, I’d love to be a part of the Bulls.

Q: What is feeling about the Chicago Bulls organization?
A: Great organization, top notch from top to bottom. They do things very professionally there. At the same time, they have a good group of talent there. Obviously with Derrick Rose at the helm and being rookie of the year last year and having some very good talent around him. Very good team. If I was able to come there, I’d bring a lot, especially in the low post and being a leader as well. We’ll see what happens.

Q: Are you set on free agency (in 2010)?
A: I’d definitely be open to signing an extension and be locked into a team. Obviously, one that wanted me to be there in the future and one I thought would have a chance to succeed. That would be something me and my agent would explore right away.

Q: Do you see similar aspects of Derrick Rose and (Utah’s Deron) Williams?
A: They’re both big body point guards. They have incredible speed and quickness. Derrick Rose is probably one of the most athletic guards I’ve seen in a very long time. Especially at the point guard position, probably the most athletic point guard I’ve seen. He grew up a lot during the course of the season, had a monster playoff series, a memorable one with Boston.
Bright future, very talented, very humble. I love his demeanor, he never seems shaken, never seems too excited, he always has the same Tim Duncan look; you never know if you’re up by 20 or down by 20. Very explosive player, and I see a lot of similarities between him and Deron. Very good passer, very good explosive player, and he’s fun to watch.

Q: Could you influence Dwayne Wade to come to Chicago?
A: Well, me and D-Wade are very close. We talk quite a bit, but that’s a decision he has to make with himself and obviously if I did come to the Bulls … I’d love to have D-Wade play for us. At the same time, D-Wade is like me and wants to win a championship bad. If I was able to go to the Bulls and get D-Wade to come, we’d be right there at the top of the list. Source:

Boozer expects to be traded by Jazz 'relatively soon'

Carlos Boozer doesn't expect to be playing for the Utah Jazz this season as reported earlier by Ken Berger of

Just two weeks ago, Boozer opted to remain with the Jazz for the final year of his contract. But the two-time All-Star told a Chicago radio station Tuesday he expects the Jazz to trade him.

"The Jazz told me they want to go in a different direction and I respect their decision," Boozer said Tuesday during an interview with WMVP. "We mutually agreed to work out a trade that was beneficial for them and beneficial for my family and me. So with that being said I'm gonna be traded relatively soon or in good time." Source:

Haslem & James Jones for Boozer

No concrete evidence has materialized -- yet -- that the Heat are preparing to send Udonis Haslem's expiring contract to Utah for the expiring contract of Carlos Boozer.

But one trade scenario, presented online Monday by David Aldridge of TNT and, would appear to have some promise for the Jazz, who long to find a way to move Boozer and take back less money, which generally requires the involvement of a third team.

Trading Haslem and James Jones to the Jazz would allow Miami to give Boozer a one-season test drive without endangering its 2010 salary-cap space and conceivably would help Utah out by fitting C.J. Miles into its $4.3 million trade exception in exchange for a future draft pick in another transaction. Source:

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Roll call: Allen, Andre, Lamar & Carlos

This is why there is nothing wrong with sitting back during the first week of free agency. Plenty still remains to be sorted out, even from a Heat standpoint, with more than a few examples worth citing.

Allen Iverson: So now it's the Clippers who are the front-runners, unless you're still listening to Grizzlies owner Michael Heisley. Mostly, this is about making Allen relevant again, trying to stoke interest. The concern remains, as points out, that Iverson is "chafing" at the notion of playing off the bench. Considering Baron Davis remains with the Clippers, Mike Conley with the Grizzlies, Raymond Felton (at least for now) with the Bobcats, an argument can be made that the best chance to start would be in Miami. But is that what a young team needs, a player who is "chafing" about a role even before arriving?

Lamar Odom championship Lamar Odom: Yes, the Heat has long fancied Lamar, which is why, amid Odom's difficult negotiations with the Lakers, Pat Riley's team has been injected into the conversation. But getting beyond whether the Heat would offer the maximum five years at the mid-level and cut into its future space, is Odom seriously going to take a two-thirds pay cut just to spite the Lakers? As for sign-and-trades, that would only be considered if the situation truly turned desperate for both Odom and the Lakers.

Andre Miller: To his credit, 76ers General Manager Ed Stefanski has been candid about a long-term contract for Andre Miller not being in the best interest of his young team. So that makes sign-and-trades a possibility. It remains difficult to gauge Heat interest, especially with an outside shooter preferred alongside Dwyane Wade. The 76ers are said to be looking for a forward and a guard, so Udonis Haslem and Daequan Cook could be a starting point.

Carlos Boozer: He will be moved, the question is where and how a trade can be structured that trims 2009-10 salary for the Jazz. Until Boozer is dealt, the Heat figures to remain in the equation. Don't discount the Heat's trade exception as being part of a salary-cutting fix for Utah. Source: The Sun Sentinel

A.I. & Boozer talk continues

Memphis Grizzlies owner Michael Heisley went as far as to tell that he considers the Heat the favorite to land Iverson.

Word from inside the Heat, however, is that Iverson in no way stands as a priority, and interest from Wade appears to be dramatically overstated.

As for Boozer, who appears to be on the way out in Utah due to the Jazz's oversized payroll, there could be potential interest in a deal for Heat power forward Udonis Haslem, who, like Boozer, holds an expiring contract and whose blue-collar approach appeals to Jazz coach Jerry Sloan. Source: The Sun Sentinel

Monday, July 13, 2009

Boozer to Miami?

He's been linked to Miami for quite some time, partly because he has an offseason home there, partly because of his relationship with Heat star Dwyane Wade and partly because of his friendship with Heat owner Micky Arrison.

But Miami has no team payroll salary cap space this summer, so for a while talk of Carlos Boozer-to-the-Heat as a free agent cooled.

And now it's warming back up.

Heat star Dwyane Wade — who has been bickering with the franchise lately regarding a contract extension and the team's need to improve its roster — is lobbying, to a degree, for Miami to go after the Jazz's on-the-trade-block power forward.

The two are good friends and were gold medal-winning USA Basketball Olympic teammates.

"Any time you can play with another great player, a fellow Olympian, I mean it's always something that's got to spark your interest," Wade told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel on Saturday. "But, at the same time, I'm done trying to push (Heat president) Pat (Riley) to do anything. He's going to do a good job for us. And we just have to have patience."

On the same weekend Jazz point guard Deron Williams held his charity golf tournament, Boozer — by the way — was scheduled to take part Sunday in the Summer Groove charity all-star basketball game at Miami, an event Wade co-hosts.

Chicago, New York, Detroit and Miami all supposedly are potential destinations for the two-time NBA All-Star — if he's dealt.

Boozer recently opted in for the final year and last $12.65 million on his current contract — taking him off the free-agency market, but prompting Utah to aggressively try to trade him. Source: Deseret News