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: $2,328,652
How come Udonis Haslem hasn’t re-signed with the Heat yet? If it’s expected, why the wait? Anthony Chiang: Because the Heat and Udonis aren’t really in a rush. But don’t worry, the feeling I’ve gotten from the team is that an agreement to return to the Heat is imminent. Udonis is expected to re-sign with Miami when he returns from his annual trip to China with Dwyane Wade as part of the Way of Wade tour. Miami has no salary cap space remaining, which means the Heat can only offer Udonis the $4.3 million room exception or a minimum contract. Most expect Udonis to get the $2.3 million veteran minimum contract he’s eligible for, as Pat Riley has said he hopes to “hold on” to the room exception to sign a player down the road. But remain calm, a deal between the Heat and Udonis should come soon.
The return of Waiters, Johnson and guard Wayne Ellington means the Heat could have up to 11 players from last season’s team back on the roster. Udonis Haslem is another free agent expected to return. And Whiteside believes that means a jump in the standings. “I definitely think we can be a top four team in the East,” Whiteside said when asked for the Heat’s ceiling. “I don’t think that’s out of the question. I believe in these guys and we’re going to keep building and keep doing what we did last year.”
The Heat made a strong presentation to free agent Gordon Hayward on Saturday and emerged believing it went very well. Hayward was greeted by five Heat players – Hassan Whiteside, Udonis Haslem, Josh Richardson, Tyler Johnson and free agent James Johnson. He also met with president Pat Riley, coach Erik Spoelstra, Alonzo Mourning and several other coaches and executives.
Storyline: Gordon Hayward Free Agency