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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...
Hot Hot Hoops Jun 20, 2017
Speaking of one-year rentals: DeMarcus Cousins

Speaking of one-year rentals: DeMarcus Cousins

Pelicans have a glut of centers. Ditto for Heat at guards. Another potential one-year rental lies in the toxic star DeMarcus Cousins of New Orleans Pelicans, who didn’t function well alongside Anthony Davis, or anyone else for that matter. A reunion of Cousins alongside former teammate Hassan Whiteside seems ironic. Pelicans have a glut at the 5 position, while the Heat are loaded at shooting guard. Could Tyler Johnson, plus miscellaneous pieces, be sent to the Pelicans for Cousins, with the intention of clearing out cap room for the 2018-19 season? Pat Riley’s former star player and...
Hot Hot Hoops Jun 13, 2017
Hot Hot Hoops Draft Profile: Kyle Kuzma a worthy project for Heat

Hot Hot Hoops Draft Profile: Kyle Kuzma a worthy project for Heat

Talented forward could create dangerous duo with Hassan Whiteside. The Miami Heat finished the 2016-17 season tied with the Chicago Bulls for the 8th best record in the Eastern Conference. After starting the season 11-30, the team finished the season with an astounding 30-11 record. They showed potential to be one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference but there is still room to grow and get better. That all starts with the NBA Draft and with it being a little over a week away, we will look at some prospects that could fit with the Heat in the Draft. Today, we look at a talented power...
Hot Hot Hoops Jun 13, 2017
Signing a max contract player would be a short-sighted mistake for the Miami Heat

Signing a max contract player would be a short-sighted mistake for the Miami Heat

In 2018-19 Tyler Johnson's contract puts the heat on the Heat Signing a max player this July puts the Miami Heat in the hole for the two seasons after the next one. Tyler Johnson's contract balloons to $19 million in 2017-18 and $20 million the season after that one. Let's see what happens if Miami signs a max contract free agent this summer for $30 million. 2018-19 Miami Heat cap space hits Hassan Whiteside $25 millionGoran Dragic $18 millionTyler Johnson $19 millionMax free agent $31 millionTOTAL $93 million 2019-20 Miami Heat cap space hits Hassan Whiteside $27 millionGoran...
Hot Hot Hoops Jun 13, 2017
Signing a max contract player would be a short-sighted mistake

Signing a max contract player would be a short-sighted mistake

In 2018-19 Tyler Johnson's contract puts the heat on the Heat Signing a max player this July puts the Miami Heat in the hole for the next two seasons. Tyler Johnson's contract balloons to $19 million in 2017-18 and $20 million the season after. Let's see what happens if Miami signs a max contract free agent this summer for $30 million. 2018-19 Miami Heat cap space hits Hassan Whiteside $25 millionGoran Dragic $18 millionTyler Johnson $19 millionMax free agent $31 millionTOTAL $93 million 2019-20 Miami Heat cap space hits Hassan Whiteside $27 millionGoran Dragic $19 millionTyler...
Hot Hot Hoops Jun 8, 2017
Could a gem lie in the five fastest prospects in the NBA combine?

Could a gem lie in the five fastest prospects in the NBA combine?

4 of the 5 top sprinters fall within the Miami Heat's draft pick range. Does an opportunity knock there? The NBA today has drifted away from bruising post play into the more open-court style of the 1950's where speed, agility, shooting and passing won games, even without the 3-point score. In 2016-17, the NBA's two premier rebounders, Andre Drummond and Hassan Whiteside were not picked for any NBA All-Star team. Golden State Warriors‘ best rebounders, Kevin Durant (#19) and Draymond Green (#25), were listed as power forwards. The top rebounder for game three of the 2017 NBA Finals was...
Sun Herald Jun 5, 2017

Tar Heels' Kennedy Meeks draws NBA draft inspiration from Hassan Whiteside

When it comes to grueling pre-draft workouts such as the one he held Sunday at Chaminade-Madonna, Kennedy Meeks said he draws his inspiration from others who were doubted during the …
Sun Herald Jun 4, 2017

A year after signing his free agent deal with Heat, Whiteside ready to recruit, lead push for a title

Hassan Whiteside has kept himself busy since the Miami Heat's season came an abrupt and unfulfilling end on April 12. He's been playing football and basketball with Steelers All-Pro wide …
Hot Hot Hoops May 31, 2017
Justise Winslow, Udonis Haslem and Hassan Whiteside to appear at Dew NBA 3X in Miami

Justise Winslow, Udonis Haslem and Hassan Whiteside to appear at Dew NBA 3X in Miami

3-on-3 basketball tournament to take place at Bayfront Park on June 3 and 4. Watch some incredible 3-on-3 hoops action and hang with Miami Heat players Justise Winslow, Hassan Whiteside and Udonis Haslem at Dew NBA 3X coming to Miami this weekend. Taking place at Bayfront Park Promenade on June 3 (11am to 7pm) and June 4 (11am to 5pm), the 3-on-3 basketball tournament will bring together the best in the area to lay claim to a $2,000 prize and a chance to represent the U.S. at the next world championships. Admission is free to the public. Fans will not only be able to meet Heat players as...

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