Miami Heat Rumors
When it comes to what Adam Simon, 44, has become, Heat President Pat Riley made that clear at his season-ending media session. “I can’t think of any other person in scouting or personnel that has put in the time that Adam has put in,” Riley said.
The resume, however, is real. He had pushed for the Heat to go for emerging Houston Rockets center Clint Capela when the Heat instead drafted Shabazz Napier in the first round of the 2014 draft. And he was among those instrumental in bringing Tyler Johnson to the Heat’s attention after the scrappy guard went undrafted in 2014 out of Fresno State.
Adam Simon: “I’ve been in cars traveling around Europe with Jerry West. I’ve sat and scouted games next to Larry Bird. Michael Jordan, I’ve sat with him. And, of course, the first time I met Pat in 1995, I was in awe. My colleagues, my peers, the people that I work with, it blows my mind that I’m in this position. I don’t take it for granted, but I feel comfortable in my ability to work with those gentlemen because of the time and the work I put in.”
Dion Waiters wants to re-sign with the Heat this summer. The question is, will he? “I want to be there,” Waiters said Thursday when asked if he wants to return to the Heat during an appearance on The Hochman and Crowder Show on WQAM. “When that time comes and we sit down, we just got to make it happen. Let’s get it over with as quick as possible.”