The chatter began with The Athletic’s Shams Charania noting the Heat’s interest in adding both Giannis Antetokounmpo and Victor Oladipo — the two players that I had identified a week earlier as Miami’s most likely targets in 2021 free agency. And now comes a Wednesday report from the Indianapolis Star that “despite rampant speculation that he could end up with the Knicks (he fired Leon Rose of CAA, then his agent who is now president of the franchise), the strongest preliminary indication is Miami” as his next team.
May 16, 2021 | 7:50 pm EDT Update
Michael Singer: Michael Malone: “We’re not looking to avoid anyone.” Said since the team got to Portland, Malone hasn’t spent five minutes thinking about who they’ll play after tonight. Said they’ll have their normal starting five tonight. Also intimated some guys’ minutes would be limited.
Mike Trudell: This news was broken by the embedded @Kyle Kuzma the other day, but @Jared Dudley will be in uniform today, and hopefully see the court at the end of the rotation. He’s worked hard to get back from a tear in his knee.