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Heat make final cuts to make room for Stackhouse

Posted on: October 25, 2010 11:29 am
Edited on: October 25, 2010 11:33 am
Posted by Royce Young

The unfortunate injury to Mike Miller set off a chain of events for the Miami Heat that led them to cutting a player they didn't expect to let go. After signing Jerry Stackhouse to fill in for Miller while he recovers from thumb surgery, the Heat needed to trim their roster by two.

And the last guys to get the axe are Patrick Beverley and Da'Sean Butler. So finally, we have our final standing Heat roster. Not that the end of the bench is all that important because who cares about Dexter Pittman, but with the Heat, the construction of this fascinating roster kind of makes it news. At last, we've got the 15 players that make up one of the most interesting rosters in NBA history. So what that we really only care about three of them. Every guy has a job and a place on the team.

Butler was expected to make the team and even Erik Spoelstra hinted Butler would be the 15th man, but because Miami was forced to cut an extra, Butler was the last to go. It's unfortunate for the rookie because otherwise he'd be on the team, but now the second round pick is looking for work. Jamaal Magloire wasn't a guarantee either with all the frontcourt players the Heat stockpiled, but obviously he's on the roster. For now, at least.

With Stackhouse though, when he returns there's no guarantee the Heat will keep him. His contract is non-guaranteed and if Miami isn't liking his contribution, they might release him and go fish out Butler from wherever he's at. That is, if he's available. Both Butler and Beverley are nice player and might not spend much time on the market before someone scoops them up.

Since: Aug 27, 2006
Posted on: October 25, 2010 4:14 pm

I care about Dexter Pittman

He's like the only guy on that team who isn't a total douche. They cut Butler and cut their "decent guy percentage" by 50%.

Since: Nov 10, 2006
Posted on: October 25, 2010 2:29 pm

Heat make final cuts to make room for Stackhouse

@Krexyl:  I agree it was the wrong decision, Butler is a good talent who has first-round skills, but dropped because of his injury in the tournament....I wouldn't mind if the Knicks scooped him up.  Magloire is OLD, but I guess they need the big bodies to deal with the Celtics and the Magic.

Since: Oct 25, 2010
Posted on: October 25, 2010 11:43 am

Heat make final cuts to make room for Stackhouse

That really sux. I was hoping they would keep Butler, and let Magloire go, since he sucks far worse than anybody else in the NBA right now. I truly believe that Butler could outplay him right now, even with the messed up knee. Wrong decision IMO.

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