If Chalmers somehow makes it to training camp with the Heat, he would be the obvious choice to back up Dragic. But Miami appears intent on trying to purge the final year of his contract; his $4.3 million salary could result in a tax bill three times that amount, depending on the Heat’s final payroll number. The Heat has time to move Chalmers, because a team’s tax bill is based on the roster on the final day of the regular season, an NBA spokesman said. But Miami appears interested in moving as soon as it can find a suitable deal, according to a league official who has spoken to the Heat.
February 8, 2016 | 10:35 pm EST Update
Marc Stein: ESPN sources say that the Sacramento Kings are going ahead with a coaching change and plan to fire George Karl in coming days
Given Phil Jackson’s dogged devotion to the triangle offense, Brian Shaw has already emerged as a potential candidate to replace fired Derek Fisher. And despite Shaw’s losing record in Denver, several Nuggets told The Post their former coach could handle New York and win in the Garden. “I heard his name came up,” Wilson Chandler told The Post. “Dealing with New York? He played [under pressure] before. I mean, L.A.’s not New York, but it’s the second-biggest market. I think he’ll do fairly well being mentored under Phil Jackson, and playing with the Lakers and winning a few championships, he knows about pressure. So just from that standpoint I think he’ll do good. I think he’s a good coach, personally, and I always knew he’d get another chance to be a head coach. He’s a great assistant coach, a great person, great dad, husband, all-around person. I hope he gets the job.’’