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Hot Hot Hoops Jul 22, 2017
Why the Heat should trade for Kyrie Irving

Why the Heat should trade for Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving’s surprising trade request is a rare opportunity Pat Riley should exploit. A lot of Miami Heat fans don’t like this Heat roster. And they have a point. The 30-11 finish last season was fun, but the Heat have no superstars, emerging or in-their-prime. The Heat won’t make a deep playoff run with the core they signed for the foreseeable future — Hassan Whiteside, Goran Dragic, Dion Waiters and James Johnson. In Zach Lowe’s article discussing free agency winners and losers, he said that Miami should be a “solid playoff team,” but faces a clogged cap sheet that will...
Hot Hot Hoops Jul 19, 2017
Goran Dragic weighs in on him dunking more than Dwyane Wade

Goran Dragic weighs in on him dunking more than Dwyane Wade

When asked if Dragic or Wade would get more dunks, Goran had a funny answer. Betwen Goran Dragic and Dwyane Wade, who is the better dunker? Goran gave his final answer. I would bet on @DwyaneWade!!! #theolderthebetter #ComoElVino #WhiteManCan'tJump https://t.co/gyHL8Bsg6z— Goran Dragić (@Goran_Dragic) July 19, 2017 As proof Dragic gives a clip of his failed attempt at finishing above the rim, as a member of the Miami Heat. Proof pic.twitter.com/0WWGCrLZv1 https://t.co/ThlG9CnuFh— Goran Dragić (@Goran_Dragic) July 19, 2017 In his younger days, Goran dunked with...
Hot Hot Hoops Jun 30, 2017
Would resigning in-house free agents and waiting be a choice?

Would resigning in-house free agents and waiting be a choice?

During the long NBA season unforeseen opportunities may arise too good to pass up. The Goran Dragic saga in Phoenix is a template for unexpected events that happen during an NBA season: disgruntled players, season-ending injuries, busted draft picks, etc. The list goes on and and on for possible trades during the season, which favor the Miami Heat. A player such as Kristaps Porzingis may want out at any cost. The New Orleans Pelicans could be desperate for a point guard to feed Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins. The list of top-tier players willing to relocate doesn’t start and stop...
Hot Hot Hoops Jun 27, 2017
Miami Heat’s dire need for a backup point guard remains unfilled

Miami Heat’s dire need for a backup point guard remains unfilled

The new two-way contracts give Miami a chance to develop a backup for Dragic. The drafting of 20 year-old Bam Adebayo added depth to Miami Heat’s already impressive frontcourt talent. However that didn’t address the need for a true backup point guard to Goran Dragic, which Beno Udrih (who won a ring with the San Antonio Spurs) did so well. The presence of Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh overshadowed Mario Chalmers’ effective reign at the point, as exemplified by his quick outlet pass to James Ennis for his dunk of the year. The Heat many competent secondary ball-handlers in...
Hot Hot Hoops Jun 25, 2017
How a geek would build the Miami Heat roster

How a geek would build the Miami Heat roster

The Win Share approach to win 54 games next season. The Miami Heat have about $100 million to build a 50-win team next season, or $2 million per win. sports-reference.com Win Share(WS) measure gives a totally mechanical formula how much each player should be paid, per their contribution towards wins. Hassan Whiteside 9.5 WS $19M Goran Dragic 7.5 WS $15M Tyler Johnson 5.8 WS $12M James Johnson 5.1 WS $10M Willie Reed 3.6 WS $7M Wayne Ellington 3.3 WS $7M Rodney McGruder 2.9 WS $6M Josh Richardson 2.2 WS $5M Luke Babbitt 1.8 WS $4M Dion Waiters 1.6 WS $3M Okaro White 0.6 WS $1M Josh McRoberts...

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