Free Agency Rumors
“He’s not [coming back to Miami]. But the fact when ESPN polled 48 players about what they thought might happen with LeBron that they even mentioned the Heat shows that, at worst, the Heat remain relevant in players’ consciousness,” Winderman wrote. “Basically, the NBA players polled still consider the Heat a desirable landing spot. And that is a good thing. But I cannot fathom, as you pointed out, the Heat having enough on their roster to attract such a level of free agent. There was a time when I thought Hassan Whiteside could have been such a lure, but with his role minimized, I don’t see that as the case anymore.”
In a move designed to fortify their roster for the stretch run of the season, the Orlando Magic have signed guard Rashad Vaughn to a 10-day contract. The Vaughn signing was necessitated by Orlando’s trading of point guard Elfrid Payton to the Phoenix Suns on Feb. 8. The Magic received a second-round pick as compensation for Payton.
“When you’re a young man, in your 20s, you can build. But when you’re in late, mid-late 30s, then you gotta join,” Thomas said. “What he’s gotta do is look at a place where he can go fit and join. And Kevin Durant is somebody that you can ride with,” Thomas continued.