Miami Heat Media Day 2014. Handful of players get asked about LeBron… of course.
Rio doing the shmoney dance.
Hope you had a nice summer… but that’s over with. It’s #HeatSeason once again.
Blatche and (Jordan) Crawford signed to play in China. I’m pretty satisfied with the wing depth, so Crawford is no biggie. But unless Spoelstra finally plays J-Ham, the bigs depth will be an issue. Though, who knows. With the supposed changes in defensive philosophy, things could play out differently.
Training camp is almost here, finally.
Andray Blatche is on his way to Miami to talk about a deal, Heat talking to Keith Smart about assistant coach opening
Blatche lives in Miami so he’d be coming here anyway, but several reports say he’ll be possibly talking to the Heat to negotiate a contract.
If Blatche signs, he’d end up being probably the second most valuable addition this summer. Blatche does everything in limited minutes. His per 36 stats from last year are crazy: 18 ppg, 8 rpg, 2 apg, 1 bpg and 1 spg. He’s a legit 6’11” so he’d give us the height and rebounding that we’ve wanted.
By now folks know that Ron Rothstein and Bob McAdoo have stepped down from their assistant coach positions. While Ron will be part of the broadcasting team, I’m not sure what Bob will do. Heat are looking to promote Juwan Howard to assistant coach and are also looking to possibly hire Keith Smart. Smart hasn’t had much success as a head coach with the Warriors and Kings, but he’d bring an uptempo offense to Miami. Kings were 10th in scoring and 8th in Pace with him as their coach a couple years ago, and signs are showing that Spoelstra wants to turn this team into an exciting fastbreak offense to take advantage of all the athletes and passers we now have.
These are the things to keep tabs on before the season starts next month.
Heat sign G Shannon Brown.
Finally, something to post about.
We know what Shannon is about. He’s a high flier who’s made a name for himself with super athletic plays. He’s never played more than 23 mpg. He can score, but his defense has gotten solid over the years as well. The Heat were seemingly going after Barbosa or Jordan Crawford, but this looks like it’ll be the cheaper alternative. Some reports say it’s a 1-year deal.
So the last thing on Miami’s to-do list is a center. People are still hoping for Okafor at the vet minimum.
NBA 2K15 Heat vs Spurs (PS4/X1)
The guy using the Heat is absolutely terrible, though.
"Had a great time with my honey!!! Enjoying Miami"
Looks like James is being acclimated well to the Miami lifestyle.
He just announced that he signed a deal with Nike. When a guy does that and decides to switch his #8 to a legendary number like #32, all I can expect is great things. JE looks like he’s aiming to make a splash next year.
The Rise of Dwyane Wade
I’m expecting Norris to get traded before the summer is over.
Besides the fact that Norris just signed with LeBron’s agent/friend Rich Paul, who has quickly become infamous to Heat fans, there’s also the matter of Pat Riley not mentioning his name at all in his video to Heat fans.
Everybody keeps speculating a deal that moves him and Justin Hamilton. We’ll see.