Heat two-way player Gabe Vincent has signed his qualifying offer, according to the team. The qualifying offer is a one-year, two-way contract with a $50K guarantee.
The Heat has rights to both Vincent and Alexander this summer. Miami can convert their two-way deals into regular contracts or offer them another two-way deal during the offseason or preseason. The hope is that each will join the long list of Heat development success stories, including Udonis Haslem, Ike Austin, Voshon Lenard, Duncan Robinson, Kendrick Nunn and others. Ideally, Okpala and Silva — and Vincent and Alexander if two-way players are eligible to play in Orlando — would be able to observe in postseason.
June 8, 2023 | 6:31 pm EDT Update
Chris Haynes on potential Damian Lillard's trade list: I'll leave it at Nets and Heat
Erik Slater: .@Chris Haynes on which teams would be on Damian Lillard’s trade list: “I’ll leave it at the Nets and Miami.” Haynes said earlier in this segment that he’s in frequent contact with Lillard (Via @dpshow)
Court Side Heat: Chris Haynes on Damian Lillard joining the Celtics: “He’s not doing Boston. He’s not. I don’t see that.” #NBA #RipCity #BleedGreen #NBATwitter
Katy Winge: Aaron Gordon on his responsibility when Murray/Jokić are in the two-man game: “I do what I love to do. That’s what’s so great about it. I get to play the dunker. So I work the baseline, catch alley-oops and drop-off passes and get to bang out. It’s awesome.” (Big AG smile)
Law Murray: On @swidershow, Terance Mann described how his versatile skill set leads to challenges on depth charts going into seasons that he has to overcome. “I expect it. Every year, I go into the season and I’m like ‘I know there’s just gonna be some bullshit in the beginning…'”
Law Murray: T Mann also described how Clippers season went on @swidershow, from John Wall portion of year to adding Russell Westbrook through playoffs “I think we did figure it out towards the end. Then Paul George got hurt… then we started figuring it out again… then Kawhi went down…”
June 8, 2023 | 5:53 pm EDT Update
Tyler Herro remains out for Game 4
Anthony Chiang: Tyler Herro listed as out for Game 4. Erik Spoelstra said earlier today that Herro has still not been cleared to return.
Mike Miller has always been a strong Nikola Jokic advocate. but did he ever see this happening? Did he see this level of greatness coming? “I’m not going to sound like I’m crazy and say that I thought he’d be a two-time MVP and be on this stage like this. But I did. I really did,” Miller told DNVR after the Nuggets’ Game 3 win in Miami. “That’s just how good he was and how good he is.”
“He hasn’t changed much, to be honest,” Miller told DNVR about Jokic. “The game’s still slow for him. He still makes everyone around him better, and he goes and gets what he wants. He’s just an impossible guard. He’s a similar player to the guy he was back then. But now he’s just in better shape. He was always so skilled. Unbelievable size. Playmaking. Scorer. Touch has always been great. Just a great basketball player.”