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  1. Kawhi might get traded this summer. All the reports say his relationship with Spurs is frayed. Might make sense to move him in the summer rather than loose him in the offseason for nothing. It would be a risk for any team to give up a lot for him because of his injury and the 1 yr left on his deal, but Riley would no doubt gamble. I would offer anyone except Bam. So Goran + Hassan for Pau + Kawhi. Or Goran + J Rich + Winslow for Kawhi + Patty Mills. What'd u guys think ?
  2. 2017-2018 Heat Regular Season Thread

    I agree if not the surgery. I don't understand knowing Waiters needed surgery why we went ahead and gave him a 4 year deal. Its an unbelievably dumb decision especially after the experiences with McBob and Bosh. It should have been a 2yr deal or 3 year deal with team option just to protect ourselves in case Dion is never the same player again. Worse with both deals, no one other team was bidding against us, we didn't have to go so high those numbers. Just dumb decisions made this summer, that I wouldn't expect from the Heat
  3. 2017-2018 Heat Regular Season Thread

    Magic got 2nd round pick for Payton, Im betting we'd likely get same offer for Winslow. Keeping him for another season won't diminish his value any lower than it already is. As mentioned before, he's too tentative offensively, he won't improve unless he gets his confidence back. If we move Dragic and some of the vets, there wont be the pressure to make playoffs next season. I'd hope that would give Winslow freedom to be aggessive and make mistakes. If he doesnt work next season, then move him.
  4. 2017-2018 Heat Regular Season Thread

    Schedule for remaining games from Ira article: http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-heat/fl-sp-miami-heat-main-tue-s20180219-story.html Looking at it, there's no excuse to miss playoffs. We have the easiest schedule and fewest games out of those teams. Most likely Pacers will fall off. We should atleast go up to 7th seed, ahead of Pacers and Detroit.
  5. 2017-2018 Heat Regular Season Thread

    Why trade him in the offseason when you wont get much back for him because his value is so low. Whatever we get back for him, will marginally improve this team. I'd rather we move the vets and focus next season on developing our young players. Keeping this team in tact will just result in another season of struggling to make the playoffs. We need to move our vets for younger players/picks, look to develop them into star or assets which we can trade for a star. I understand limiting his minutes this season, but I wouldnt give him away in the summer
  6. 2017-2018 Heat Regular Season Thread

    Yep, we need KO back asap. I would like to see more of KO at 5 and JJ at 4 to close games, especially when we struggle to score points. I think that is our best offensive unit. I'm not sure what the numbers say, but Spo hasn't used that enough in my opinion.
  7. 2017-2018 Heat Regular Season Thread

    No its definitely Winslow fault that TJ, JJ, Goran and Hassan numbers and shooting percentages are all down from last year
  8. 2018 NBA All-Star Game Thread

    I can see why in some games Spo doesnt play him as much. There are games where Hassan not invested, we all have seen them. But he has been playing with more effort recently and Spo still has been relunctant to play him more. If Hassan is well in the 1st 3 quarters Spo should play him in the 4th. If not , play Bam more. I don't think Hassan will ever become the dominant allstar player we want him to be.
  9. 2018 NBA All-Star Game Thread

    Yep. Basically that worst case scenario. Missing the playoffs and handing PHX the 8th/9th pick in a deep draft
  10. 2018 NBA All-Star Game Thread

    Nope, not this year. Pick is going to PHX. I know Arison doesn't like spending money, but I hope we use that 3 mil we are allowed and buy early into the 2nd round. Its a deep draft and we might be able to get a role player or even starting level player with a pick in the 30s if we scout well
  11. 2018 NBA All-Star Game Thread

    We have no shot of landing anyone in the offseason because we have no cap space. The move would be to trade someone in order to avoid tax rather than adding someone. On Hassan, I think Spo just tired of him. Hassan a nice guy but he seems the type to wear people down because you have to talk to him multiple times on the same thing because he doesn't get it. We all know someone like that.
  12. The Official Bam Adebayo Thread

    Bam surprised everyone with how far long he is. Noone expected this kind of production out of him this early, that is why he's minutes were limited to start with. The heat's approach to him has been the right one so far. Spo has slowly been integrating him into the offense, look at the dribble hand off plays he runs with Ellington. Its important we don't give him too much right now. We need desperately need to make the playoffs, so there's that opportunity for a rookie like him to try stuff out and fail. But next season we have to switch gears. Its year 4 post Lebron and we are in danger of missing playoffs for the 3rd time in 4 years. Whatever Riley and Frontoffice plans were have failed. We tried to lure star FA, didnt work. We trying to win by maxing out role players and its not working either. Its time to take a long term view. Next season number priority has to be developing Bam, J Rich and Winslow. If the plan now is 2020 or 2021 FA, we need to have need have an established star by then to attract other FA. With the lack of trade assets our best bet to get one is internal development. We own our pick next couple years, so missing playoffs shouldnt be an issue. But I fear Riley too stubborn to rebuild. He's going to try to sell us on culture and winning now in a weak East, we'll continue to be average by the time 2020 comes along no star will come here and we'll be stuck with cap space to overpay role players. We need to blow it up in summer and focus on young players otherwise, we'll continue to prolong our stay in purgatory
  13. 2017-2018 Heat Regular Season Thread

    They're not that good. It's time to come to terms that the 30 - 11 run was a fluke. Everyone on the roster except for J Rich has regressed from last season. We have a negative point differential which signals a below average. We have to blow it up in the summer, try to get younger pieces and picks. Continuing to fight the to be 7 - 8 seed accomplishes nothing.
  14. The Official Bam Adebayo Thread

    We forget he is a rookie, he's gonna have these games once in a while.
  15. Not to let Spo off the hook but we gave up 23 offensive rebounds to an Embidless Sixers. This is why we lost the game. Sixers are long but no way should they dominate us on the boards like that.