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The Heat could find three players for vet. minimum, or wait and sign a guy or two after preseason camp or just start season with open spots.
To update, Heat currently has agreements/contracts with 12 players. Remaining spots to be filled by vet-minimum guys.
RILEY ON HASLEM: "It’s been such a privilege and honor to have him with the organization and I’m so happy that he decided to come back.”
Heat announces Udonis Haslem officially has re-signed with the team. Team is using $2.7 million "room" exception.
The only time I thought it was cool when an athlete changed numbers was Jordan wearing No. 45.
What jersey number LeBron wears next year is big news. You see what I mean?
Today is the one-week anniversary of LeBron leaving Miami. Where were you???????
Also, when the best player in the world publicly demands you be on the floor with him, it's probably tough to turn that guy down.
James Jones: "Sometimes you just need to move to grow."
Tastes like vacation. http://t.co/gcfJYsR8NF
Thanks again for all the congratulations and the two Michael Beasley questions.
And how could I forget the night LeBron wore fangs?
When covering LeBron, EVERYTHING matters. The mask. The shoes. His hairstyle. And, yes, if he misses lineup intros to use the bathroom
It actually felt good to see a LeBron headline today and say, "That's the Cleveland writers' problem now."
Thanks to everyone for the well-wishes. Carolina is fine. Sasha was born at 7:50. 7 pounds, 11 ounces. And she has her mother's nose! Yes!
James Ennis again out for Heat tonight in Vegas summer league with strained left groin. Heat playing Wizards
Every season, at every chance, at all times, people were writing Bosh off in Miami.
I remember a prominent national radio guy telling me on the air that Bosh was gone THREE WEEKS into the season in 2010.
Can't get over the fact that so many people predicted or expected or wanted Bosh out of Miami for so long and now he's the franchise.
Pat Riley sprung to action when LeBron left last Friday. Erik Spoelstra: "He didn’t rest for 3 days, and those were an important 3 days.”
ESPN reports the Lakers claimed Carlos Boozer off amnesty waivers.
Mike Miller to ESPN: "With LeBron James, you are going to win 55 to 60 games regardless. Now it's about what you do in the playoffs."
Oregon Coast . . . like NBA free agency, but better. http://t.co/Jl1NPJ5fMX
Mike Miller says he's actively recruiting Ray Allen.
Mike Miller on ESPN Radio: "We got James Jones, now we're moving Miami to northeast Ohio."
Seriously, if the NBA had the same free-market system as La Liga, which team would be Real Madrid?
If Ray Allen announces he's going to Cleveland today, that'll be three former Heat players in three days.
Morning laugh: http://t.co/wNGkb50UV4
I can't tell if this means Ray Allen is retiring or staying. http://t.co/MnJlrICRit
Heat 96, Clippers 87 in Vegas summer league. Justin Hamilton with 18 points on 8 of 12. Larry Drew 10 assists, Tyler Honeycutt 15 rebounds.
And yet another incredible dunk by Tyler Johnson.
Probably the best I've seen Justin Hamilton play: 16 pts.
There is a Terrel Harris sighting in the arena.
James Ennis again out tonight for Heat in Las Vegas summer league, with a strained left groin.
Sorry, missed Salmons signing with Pelicans (his third team this offseason).
Best of remaining FAs (cont.):Ray Allen, Mo Williams, Evan Turner, Emeka Okafor, Jameer Nelson, Jordan Crawford, John Salmons, Xavier Henry.
Best of remaining FAs: Greg Monroe, Eric Bledsoe, Shawn Marion, Glen Davis, Andray Blatche, Al-Farouq Aminu, Ramon Sessions, Ed Davis...
Shabazz Napier not with Heat summer league tonight. Attending ESPYs in LA.
So apparently Rodney Stuckey has the blowing-in-ears role for the Pacers now.
Justin Hamilton (ankle) back in the lineup for Heat vs. Clippers.
Non-NBA person from Alabama asked me what's so big about LeBron leaving Miami. "Imagine if Nick Saban left Bama … for Auburn."
For a Heat team that apparently wasn't good enough for him, LeBron sure spends a lot of time recruiting several of his ex-teammates.
Still, not sure Heat fans really wanted to see a LeBron-less team from last season returning. Bench needs youth, versatility & athleticism.
JJ was one of the first Heat players I ever interviewed, back in 2009. Courteous, articulate, thoughtful gentleman...and a vegetarian.
Aaaaaand that's a wrap. Vacation for me begins now. Cheers, y'all!
Just filed an Insider piece on free agency, should be up tomorrow.
ESPN reporting Wade has a no-trade clause in his new contract, which hardly would seem to be a factor with his, team's stance.
Without James Jones, who's going to take the pre-game meal orders?
The chill in the Heat locker room was tangible at times last season. The goal this time could be a more manageable cast.
Recall, it was LeBron who often implored Spoelstra to utilize Jones more often. And it often was Spoelstra who opted for others.
In James Jones, a University of Miami Hall of Famer, the Cavs get a good shooter and a great mentor for young players.
James Jones to the Cavaliers, according to reports. LeBron recruited him hard.
I just heard ESPN saying Lance Stephenson is "addition by subtraction" for Indy. No. He's pretty good. That's subtraction by subtraction.
Cavs are begging LeBron to wear No. 6 in his return, right? Or does it not matter since all the 23 jerseys got torched?