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Heat trying work sign-and-trade with Cleveland

Posted on: July 9, 2010 3:35 pm
Posted by Royce Young

And you thought this whole LeBron thing was over, didn't you?

Ira Winderman, who reported the Heat were signing Mike Miller, drops what appears to be fairly massive news: Miami is working on a sign-and-trade with Cleveland .

What does that mean you ask? Well, it opens the door for more possibilities for the Heat. This would give Miami the resources needed to re-sign Udonis Haslem, Quentin Richardson and Dorell Wright. And as Winderman points out, this tactic would allow the Heat to retain its mid-level salary-cap exception for 2010-11, which it then could utilize to complete its planned signing of Miller.

But this move neither affects the Miller signing, nor the LeBron one. It's just another scenario in this ever-evolving situation of LeBron going to Miami. Winderman says Miller will sign with Miami either way. But if this is pulled off, it will just allow the Heat a lot more wiggle room, because Miller could sign for the mid-level exception.

And plus, with a sign-and-trade, LeBron also makes more money. Which is an interesting dynamic. All that goodwill talk about LeBron taking less money to go Miami goes out the door, because now he'll make the same he would've in Cleveland (six years, about $125 million). But on the flip side, by the Cavs helping themselves in getting something in return, even if it's just a draft pick or two, they also help LeBron make more money. Which is something I have a hard time seeing Cavs owner Dan Gilbert be a fan of. You know, because of the whole crazy letter thing .

Winderman also says the Heat have contacted Matt Barnes for a spot on the SuperFriends roster. It's all taking shape for the Heat right now and if the sign-and-trade happens, Miami might avoid having a roster full of minimum salary guys, but instead, a pretty legit contender. Kind of scary to think about.

Since: Apr 21, 2007
Posted on: July 10, 2010 5:43 pm

Heat trying work sign-and-trade with Cleveland

Mchale, Parrish, Walton....all All Stars and Hall of Famers....just sayin...

Since: Sep 18, 2009
Posted on: July 10, 2010 5:27 pm

Heat trying work sign-and-trade with Cleveland

Bird had McHale, Parrish and DJ.  All all-stars.

Since: Sep 18, 2009
Posted on: July 10, 2010 5:22 pm

Heat trying work sign-and-trade with Cleveland

Keep hating baby....We love having the big bulls eye on our backs....Show Time will be in South Beach for a long time....

Since: Sep 7, 2007
Posted on: July 9, 2010 7:20 pm

Heat trying work sign-and-trade with Cleveland

I don't think Joedaddy is that far off here. I was a HUGE Bird fan. But he did have MUCH better surrounding talent than Lebron has had to this point, as did Tragic Johnson. Bird had Mchale, Parrish, Dennis Johnson & Danny Ainge, and had a healthy Bill Walton for 1 year as well in which they won a title. Tragic had James Worthy, Michael Cooper, and Kareem for almost his entire career. He aslo had Bob Mcadoo for a couple of years & Kurt Rambis, who were both great role players. Name 3 guys who Lebron has had that can compare to any of those I have mentioned. Shaq was pretty much washed up by the time he got there, and we saw how Antawn played when it counted. All those guys Tragic & Bird had stepped up their game in the playoffs. I'm not a big Lebron fan, especially after what he did to Cleveland, but you can't cmpare the talent he had to that which Bird & Tragic had...

Since: May 2, 2008
Posted on: July 9, 2010 7:01 pm

Heat trying work sign-and-trade with Cleveland

And Bulls fans.... Good Lord, could you guys whine and complain anymore?!?

Since: May 2, 2008
Posted on: July 9, 2010 6:59 pm

Heat trying work sign-and-trade with Cleveland

Cavs have to do this. Take the picks and Haslam or Richardson or something. Deal with it.... you lost LeBron, now move on and get something in return

Since: Jan 13, 2009
Posted on: July 9, 2010 6:57 pm

Heat trying work sign-and-trade with Cleveland

This is my opinion of the whole Free Agent Frenzy of LBJ

1) He has tarnished his "Legacy" and he will no longer be even remotley close to same level of Jordan, Magic, Bird, and Kobe no matter how many titles he wins in Miami.

2) LBJ is beyond egotistical and it is disgusting how these 3 guys think they can manipulate the NBA.

3) As a die hard Bulls fan, I legitimately feel sorry for the city of Cleveland and I am so excited for Boozer, Korver, and who ever else joins ranks to help take down the Heat.

And for the record, there is no chance in hell that this goes down. The Heat currently only have 3 players on their roster in Wade, Bosh, and Chalmers. Cavs owner Dan Gilbert, just for shits and giggles, should ask for Dwayne Wade in return for Lebron if they even consider this sign and trade. Not possible, the Heat have nothing to give to the Cavs and Cavs ownership would be putting a bullet in to their own heads and the heads of their fans if they even contemplate doing a sign and trade with the Miami Heat.

Since: Mar 16, 2009
Posted on: July 9, 2010 6:56 pm

Heat trying work sign-and-trade with Cleveland

Huh?  Ok let's look at the fact the owner blasted the man for leaving.  Now he wants to help out.  I don't think so.  By the way what the heck would the Heat have to offer they trade one of the only two guys on their rooster.  This has to be a joke.

Since: Nov 18, 2006
Posted on: July 9, 2010 6:55 pm

Heat trying work sign-and-trade with Cleveland

Bird changed the Celtics in his rookie season without Parish and Kevin Mchale. Magic Johnson did join Kareem Abdul Jabbar in his rookie season but Jabar injured is ankle in the finals and yes a rookie pulled the weight. After Isaiah's rape or harassment case I quit caring about him so, I have no argument for him. Jordan lost to the Pistons 3 times in the playoffs and didn't win a championship until his 8th year. None of these SUPERSTARS left their franchises, instead THEY did whatever they could to help.Cleveland is more mad at HOW the decision was made than WHAT decision was made. The Miami Heat did nothing wrong and their fans have a lot to cheer about, but just remember, if the going gets tough, LeBron will back down. Maybe he just realized he wasn't a franchise player. How many big shots has he made...1, and we still lost the series. He's not one of the great one and never will be. The self proclaimed "king" is an egotistical child. What would your child hero say about you? LeBron, you could win 10 straight titles with the Heat and you'll never be better than any of the real SUPERSTARS. You could've stayed in Cleveland won 1 title and been a saviour, but you chose something else to be a chump the rest of your life. By the way, is your mom going to south beach with you or staying in Cleveland with Delonte?

Since: Dec 2, 2006
Posted on: July 9, 2010 6:45 pm

Heat trying work sign-and-trade with Cleveland

You are a complete bumbling IDIOT, the guy said the most hated team in the "league" not in all of sports.

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