NBA free agency has Miami Heat on sideline at start

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The temptations are there, but the Miami Heat can't touch. Not now, and possibly not at all before the start of next season.
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waDe

Hialeah, FL

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#1
Jun 30, 2009
 
Houston is targetting Bosh now that Yao is questionable...Pat between a rock and a hard place....Wade's wishes and Arison's blessing.
Chris V

New York, NY

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#2
Jun 30, 2009
 
Stand Pat. Worst case is that we work a sign and trade with Wade if we are getting wind that he will not re-up. I'm sure we could land D-Rose or D Williams plus pieces. Plus we would have a ton of money. Wade wanting Riles to compromise 2010 by going after guys now is ridiculous w/o know Wade's status.
Dog Days

Pompano Beach, FL

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#3
Jun 30, 2009
 
Riley stop being a B****! Pull the trigger and open up the coffers for a quality free agent this year (Turk or Gortot) don't sit on your ass and wait for 2010 because you just might lose Wade for lack of venture. Then your going to be without Wade and all that money you've been saving up will have to be used on some other free agent asswipe that we don't want!!!
Dog Days

Pompano Beach, FL

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#4
Jun 30, 2009
 
Trade for Stoudemire! Give them Cook, Blount, and a future 2nd or 1st if it comes down to it.. S*** Trade Haslem too!
SouthsideHeatFan

Miami, FL

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#5
Jun 30, 2009
 
My hope is that we have a PLAN B for 2010, i don't like the idea of putting all the eggs in one basket...as a fan we not renew our season tickets until 2010. If management feels that we should be average until next year, why charge the same ticket price this year...poor marketing!!!!
eger

San Antonio, TX

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#6
Jun 30, 2009
 
Wait on a possibility (Bosh) rather than a definate (Free Agents that are available) . This is a risky and dumb stance taken by Miami and other teams to wait until 2010
ram

Fort Lauderdale, FL

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#7
Jun 30, 2009
 
Isn't NBA over??
trensaun

United States

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#8
Jun 30, 2009
 
Riley should be fired look blow up the roster and get some players start making trades now we wont get bosh hewillgo somewhere else cause no one wants to play for a coyote (riley) you could possibly get charlie V and J tinsley and or J Collins or the other pacer gaurd.Do something or you;ll loose your fan base Mr.Mickey u won a ring pay some taxes.
jimbo

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#9
Jun 30, 2009
 
Wade is waiting to see if the Heat will improve before he signs. But the Heat wont sign any free agents that would improve the team until Wade signs an extension. There is no guarantee that Wade wont leave in 2010 so this is a risky move by Riley. Unless Wade resigns now there is no guarantee that they will land a big name in 2010 . I have a strong feeling that Wade will bolt for the Knicks along wit Bosh . Or Wade will resign and Lebron reups wit Cleveland mean will Bosh was traded in 2009 season and resigns wit whomever he was traded for leaving the Heat wit the same group we have currently. Best bet would be to sign Turkoglu and show Wade that they are improving and not risk losing him
uncleluke954

Fort Lauderdale, FL

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#10
Jun 30, 2009
 
wade does not want to play for miami anymore, he wants to play for his hometown, so whatever pat does it doesn't matter. MY OPINION!
whatever fan

Jupiter, FL

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#11
Jun 30, 2009
 
WE NEED TO MAKE SOME SERIOUS MOVE TO HELP WADE AND BE A REAL CONTENDER!!!
mohammad

Miami, FL

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#13
Jun 30, 2009
 
wade is staying in mia im his close friend with wade since chicago bosh will come to the 305 cause wade and bosh have the same agent i see j oneal having a 15ppg and 10reb with beasely avging 22ppg and 12reb. but we will see what happens
El Jimmy

Miami, FL

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#14
Jul 1, 2009
 
Spoelstra Qoute: "In 14 years working for Pat, you expect the unexpected," Spoelstra said. "We have the guy that's proven over the years that he'll pull the trigger at the drop of a dime, if it's the right deal."

Huh?? Smush Parker? Ricky Davis, Mark Blount for this year's first round pick? Penny Hardaway? Right deal, huh...
Heatastic

New York, NY

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#15
Jul 1, 2009
 
Based on all of his past trading clunkers, & the fast and furious deals going on around the league - Riley's waiting game appears to be back firing. If he continues this - all the available players and deals will be gone. HeatFans will have yet another rebuilding season watching Wade try to do it all.
Shutit

Palm Beach, FL

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#16
Jul 1, 2009
 
So, just trade Wade? Riles is handcuffed, what can he do? Don't be fools, the East is becoming a juggernaut, all we can hope for is 2010. Let Beasley develop, and rumbling may come in Toronto or anywhere, this is the NBA, crazy sh#t happens all the time. Don't jump the gun, if Wade leaves he leaves. If he stays, then Riles or whomever will do something. Stupid fans jumping the gun. Thank God you are not running the show.
Get Em

Tampa, FL

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#17
Jul 1, 2009
 
Wade is the man, but if he goes it's not the end of the world. There are a ton of badasses out there and we'll have enough money to throw 2 max deals and get role players. We'll still have Beasley developing too.
eger

San Antonio, TX

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#18
Jul 1, 2009
 
mohammad wrote:
wade is staying in mia im his close friend with wade since chicago bosh will come to the 305 cause wade and bosh have the same agent i see j oneal having a 15ppg and 10reb with beasely avging 22ppg and 12reb. but we will see what happens
If Wade wanted to sign he would have done so already, ala Kobe Bryant.
timmytim

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#19
Jul 1, 2009
 
a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush
POMPANOBOY

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#20
Jul 1, 2009
 
Keep doing yo thing Pat Riley.. D.wade isnt going anywhere and M.Beasley will live up to the hype this year... we will make the playoffs again this year and then sign a top player next year...
abc

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#21
Jul 1, 2009
 
El Jimmy wrote:
Spoelstra Qoute: "In 14 years working for Pat, you expect the unexpected," Spoelstra said. "We have the guy that's proven over the years that he'll pull the trigger at the drop of a dime, if it's the right deal."
Huh?? Smush Parker? Ricky Davis, Mark Blount for this year's first round pick? Penny Hardaway? Right deal, huh...
Yeah I know right, Alonzo Mourning, Tim Hardaway, Jamal Mashburn, Brian Grant, EJ, GP, Shaq, really what was/is he thinking. Does he really think he can resign D Wade for more money than any team in the NBA and add a top tier player (Bosh, Bryant, Amare, L.James, J Johnson etc.) to a max salary, plus mid level exemptions and still have chalmers, beasley, and cook for years to come. I don't know but Riley might just need a psych eval or something.

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