Miami Heat Rumors
However, the NBA tweeted out their top 50 blocks of the 2015-16 season recently and not one of Whiteside’s rejections made the cut. When a fan tweeted the Heat center asking how this could possibly be, the chip on Whiteside’s shoulder came to life from its dormant state.
Though he was mentioned in trade rumors previously, the Heat has indicated to Josh McRoberts’ camp that he’s in the team’s plans for this season, his agent said, adding Miami called to go over his offseason training and make sure everyone is on the same page. McRoberts will make $5.8 million this season and has a $6 million player option for 2017-18.
There is no deadline, just like there was no timetable that dictated that Bosh would suffer a blood clot at midseason each of the past two seasons. But that doesn’t mean the clock isn’t running for a player whose last competitive action was Feb. 9. At this stage of the offseason, most players are working their way toward game shape. Players no longer use training camp to get into shape (which proved to be an issue with Goran Dragic last season after his inactive summer). Now they arrive ready to go, and, in the Heat’s case, ready to pass the team’s conditioning test. That, by itself, would create issues, if the rest of the team already is up to speed at the start of camp. What would be welcome would be a sign of Bosh returning to vigorous workouts, perhaps even on Snapchat or Instagram. As for Spoelstra having to develop dual game plans, that’s what coaches have to do anyway, prepare for each and every eventuality.