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Hot Hot Hoops Jul 27, 2015

Heat roster takes shape after tax-clearing moves

The trades of Napier and Dragic saved the Heat about $9 million in luxury tax payments and $3 million in team payroll. For NBA fans, the last few days of July are quiet. But the Miami Heat have been busy at work to trim the roster and avoid luxury tax payments for the 2015-16 season. Within the last 24 hours, Miami has traded Shabazz Napier and Zoran Dragic, the brother of the now handsomely-paid Heat point guard Goran Dragic, and waived Henry Walker. The salary dumps of Napier and Zoran Dragic saved the Heat about $9 million in luxury tax payments and $3 million in team...
Hot Hot Hoops Jul 27, 2015

Heat & James Ennis amend contract and guarantee date

The Heat and James Ennis have amended his contract to push back his guarantee date to the beginning of the season. Pat Riley and the Miami Heat have been on a role trading and waiving players to help clear space and lighten the burden of the luxury tax. Shabazz Napier, Zoran Dragic and Henry Walker have all left the team in the last two days. Apparently, James Ennis was next on the block, and both he and the Miami Heat decided it would be best rather than being cut now, to amend his contract guarantee date to the beginning of the season. This is a good thing. James Ennis had the timing on...
Hot Hot Hoops Jul 27, 2015

Miami Heat waive forward Henry Walker

The Miami Heat have released Henry Walker. Another roster move came about today, one that isn't as shocking. The Heat informed Henry Walker that he will be released. Walker was under a non-guaranteed contract. The Miami Heat will waive forward Henry Walker today, league sources tell RealGM. If Walker clears waivers, return to Miami is possible. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 27, 2015 After the release, the Heat roster is down to 14 players, with the expectation that rookie guard Josh Richardson will be signed soon to bump it back up to 15 players. Walker was a valuable...

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