Riley downplays Posey return

Riley downplays Posey return

There are 30 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Jul 6, 2007, titled Riley downplays Posey return. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

Having already lost one 3-point specialist in free agency, Heat coach Pat Riley sounded Friday like someone braced for the possibility of James Posey following Jason Kapono out the door.

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Dave

Gumligen, Switzerland

#1 Jul 6, 2007
I like Posey and I think it woud be hard for the team if he goes, but there is also a chance for the team. I hope the Heat will (if posey goes) replace him with Mickael Pietrus from the Warriors. Also it would be interesting to see Juan Carlos Navarro in Miami. It would be a risk, but I think he is the next Tony Parker, and could be a good backup at Point Guard.
But the Heat should concentrate first on G.Wallace and Mo Williams!
Miami Heat 2007/2008:
PG: M.Williams/J.Williams
SG: D.Wade
SF: M.Pietrus
PF: U.Haslem
C: S.O`Neal
Reserve:
PG: J.Navarro
SG: D.Cook
SF: D.Wright
PF: A.Walker
C: A.Mourning
I think with this team, Miami won`t win the title next year. But for the Heat and their Future, I personally think that would be the best. A start to build a new and big team around D-Wade!
Greetings from Switzerland
Dave
Miami Heat forever!!!
lasarte

Cambridge, MA

#2 Jul 6, 2007
Hey Dave - I lived for a bit in Lugano- Switzerland is a beautiful country!

I agree that Pietrus could be the answer at SF - he plays the way Wright should be playing - he's quick and a good 3 point shooter.

The only way we get Navarro is a sign and trade w/Posey, include Doleac or J-Wil and TAKE ON Haywood's or Tomas' contract. They want to unload Haywood in the worst way. If Mourning doesn't come back, it probably makes sense.

no longer Riley fan

Hollywood, FL

#3 Jul 6, 2007
Pat got his ring in Miami, couldn't do it back to back. Now he's just thinking about padding his paycheck.

The Heat will make the playoffs, but that's it. So long, Heat championships!
Dave

Gumligen, Switzerland

#4 Jul 6, 2007
Ciao Iasarte, yeah Lugano is nice, but I was there in Miami, 2 months ago, and I saw the game Miami vs. Washington! That was absoulut awesome, hope I will come again, soon!

If the Heat can take Navarro, I hope they will do it, I dont`t really understand this sign and trade thing, but it wouldn`t be so bad.
There is a point I asked me, when I read the text before.
Riley said, he would like more athletism. And the players shoud more attack the basket. But there is one big problem from the Heat. If they attack the basket more, there will be more Free Throws, and that`s the problem. Shaq, Walker, Mourning etc. are really bad in shooting Free Throws. So, maybe that is a point the most people doesn`t see, the Heat lost a lot of games because their Free Throw Shooting! Hope it will be better next year!
mca3

Boca Raton, FL

#6 Jul 6, 2007
UNLESS RILEY HAS SOMETHING UP HIS SLEEVE IT'S GOING TO BE A SAD UPCOMING SEASON . SHAQ IS NOT WHAT HE ONCE WAS AND WADE CAN'T CARRY THE WHOLE LOAD THE REST OF THE TEAM IS JUST AVERAGE AND DULL,,,,,WITH EVERYBODY ELSE IN THE EAST IMPROVING IN THIS OFF SEASON AND AFTER LAST SEASON THE FUTURE DOES'T LOOK TO BRIGHT
papi

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#7 Jul 6, 2007
Aleluia! He was blind, but now he hears! Year after year Riley crafted the team in his own image; more grit than athleticism. So Miami muddled along with gritty types, and won nothing of consequence until Wade's the Athlete arrived. But teams have figured out the Heat; beat the crap out of Wade, make him be superman on every play, and he'll wear down until his shooting percentage drops, and his turnovers go up. The Bulls had Pippen the Athlete helping Jordan. Miami needs a Pippen type. I think Dorell has potential, and if Riley lets him play his upside will materialize. Same goes for Cook; let him play. Riley's right to hold out for something better. Blake, Posey, etc. at discount is fine, but give top dollar for top talent.
ERIC

Miami, FL

#8 Jul 6, 2007
Sounds like Riley wants an Antoine Walker who can play.
cvs

Houston, TX

#9 Jul 6, 2007
I think Riley is thinking to much on his next move. Everybody hates mistakes but by the time he gets around to making it, that player will be gone. Then you end hustling for the scraps, missing the opportunity to upgrade in relevance to pricing and lose half of the team in the waiting.
Toni Croatia

Croatia

#10 Jul 6, 2007
It's perfect clear, Riles want to play european stile of basketball. Greece Euro champs & 2nd in the world play with 3 playmakers on the backcourt (Diamantidis, Spaniulis & Papaloukas) a lot of Pick & rolls draw & kick basketball, lot of fastbrakes & transition offense. That's eoro basketball trend Look at Toronto... After all that's the reason the Heat are pursuing J. C. Navaro who is realy good & can help imediatly. But i can't forgive the Heat to pass over Rudy Fernandez who in my opinion is even better We'll regret for that mistake. Just watch & let me know. One Q In Euro post players &their Quickness and out side shooting are the key for sucsesefull Pick & roll play. Hoe do we play That with UH & especialy with Shaq?
mca3

Boca Raton, FL

#11 Jul 6, 2007
THEY DON'T WANT TO SPEND.... FOR ANYTHING....HE KNOWS THE TEAM SUCKS HE DOESN'T EVEN WANT TO COMMIT TO COACHING IT .....WHAT BUMMER.
Gary

Boynton Beach, FL

#12 Jul 6, 2007
It was easy to see we killed the future for the present two years ago. We all saw this coming, even as the title was won, Riley took a gamble. It paid off in the short term, but the long-term prognosis is pretty dismal.

Would like to see our young players more to see what they can do. At this point..how could it hurt?
MCA3

Boca Raton, FL

#13 Jul 6, 2007
TRADE SHAQ
woody

Bladensburg, MD

#14 Jul 6, 2007
go after gerald wallace u moran insted of waiting the whole offseason for anyu body else or look to buy out walkers contract and let another team become miserable that will make us a little better
Lonny

Muskegon, MI

#15 Jul 6, 2007
Gary Payton should be starting over Williams anyway age is a number and Payton can do anything better than Williams
El cubano

Miami, FL

#17 Jul 6, 2007
The problems:
Shaq 20.000.000.oo
Walker 8.500.000.oo
Williams 8.900.000.oo
Second Round,39, sold for cash!!!(the 2009 second is nothing).
The old Prima Donna, Pat 5 Rings, doesn't even want to commit it!!!
TRADE THEM ALL!!!
papi

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#18 Jul 6, 2007
woody wrote:
go after gerald wallace u moran insted of waiting the whole offseason for anyu body else or look to buy out walkers contract and let another team become miserable that will make us a little better
you're right woody. next to rashad lewis, wallace is the next bext fit for the heat. he'd be a perfect compliment for wade; young but experienced, athletic with all-around game. but it's doubtful the heat have what it takes to get him. artest might be more within reach.
Joe

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#19 Jul 6, 2007
sounds like pat is thinking about cory maggette. I think that would be a excellent move.
Jack from Fort Lauderdale

West Palm Beach, FL

#20 Jul 6, 2007
Somebody left the re-tard gate open with these posts today.
Take a meat ax to the roster and get some players who are young, can run, and learn (and want) to play defense.
Our all NBA player Wade has shown little interest (or maybe ability but I doubt it) in playing defense.
We're already one year behind the need to prune and get young.
Cut cut cut.
We need players not getting in the way of our two beasts. We need hungry, young, up and comers. Not some gibberish sounding Euro-numb-nuts players.
OK, it's Friday and it's just one man's opinion.
But it's mine.
QED
win now

Oakland, TN

#21 Jul 6, 2007
artest or wallace or get out the brooms again for the heat.

is riley so detached from reality that is gonna sit on his hands for another year as the other teams get better???? do something of substance.
mafioso

Arcadia, FL

#22 Jul 6, 2007
papi wrote:
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you're right woody. next to rashad lewis, wallace is the next bext fit for the heat. he'd be a perfect compliment for wade; young but experienced, athletic with all-around game. but it's doubtful the heat have what it takes to get him. artest might be more within reach.
Man you guys are idiots. How does Gerald Wallace fit our style? Have you watched him play? He gets all his points off put backs and fast breaks. I guess you guys are right Miami needs a low post presence to dominate around the basket, who can't shoot or handle the ball. Oh wait we already have that. If you can't understand the game don't watch please. Although Wallace is a very nice player he doesn't remotely fit into Miami's system. They need a guy who can knock down shots. Looking at the free agents looks like Posey is the best option if we can't get Artest.

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