Udonis Haslem Rumors

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Udonis Haslem
Udonis Haslem
Position: F
Born: 06/09/80
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:227 lbs. / 103.4 kg.
Salary: $4,000,000
According to ESPN, Silver, who said the resting of players will be the focus of Board of Governors early next month, implored team owners to get involved in decisions about when to rest players saying that other members of organizations may not fully understand the impact on “fans and business partners” or the “perception of our game.” “It’s a fine line,” Heat captain Udonis Haslem said. “You want to be healthy going into the playoffs to make that final push. The league wants the best guys on the floor performing at a high level and giving the fans what the pay to see. “We never really had those conversations [during the Big Three era]. I never was considered. If a guy had a bump or bruise or something that was lingering, then at some point he might take a game or two off. But not just for the sake of getting rest.”
In the second of his five Monday “Players Only” appearances, Bosh singled out forward Udonis Haslem for allowing him to be part of the Heat’s 2012 championship team, revealing just how dire his injury situation was that postseason. “As far as being with something who you want on your team 100 percent, all day, every day, I’ve got to go with my man Udonis Haslem,” Bosh said, as he remains away from the Heat after failing his preseason physical, following season-ending blood-clotting episodes in each of the previous two seasons. “And the only story I have — it ain’t funny or nothing — is just at a really dire time in my career, with my team.”
Willie Reed is not wearing a boot but the injury to his right ankle has him listed as day-to-day. Coach Erik Spoelstra now has to divvy up Reed’s 15 minutes per game and 36-year-old Haslem will be part of that plan. “UD is so exceptional because he keeps himself ready and when you need him he’s going to be productive and he’s going to help your team,” Spoelstra said. “But then if you’re playing a young guy like Willie there’s nobody supporting him more and infusing such great positive energy to him and so pure about it that Willie feels he can do anything because he has a three-time champion behind him, encouraging him, teaching him, pushing him that I think that’s really elevated Willie’s play.”
James’ comments didn’t surprise Heat forward Udonis Haslem. The thing that surprised Haslem is that it took so long for James to respond to Barkley. “He should have went at him sooner,” said Haslem, who was James’ teammate in Miami during the Big Three era. “Chuck be tripping, man. I’ve been saying that for a long time. Ever since we put together the Big Three, it seems like he never had nothing positive to say about LeBron or D-Wade. They’re better than me. I would have been went at him. “At the end of the day, we understand that you get paid to do your job. But don’t see somebody and smile to their face, and then when you get on TV all you’re doing is stabbing people. That’s what we call throwing rocks and hiding your hands, Chuck.”