Riley downplays Posey return

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. Full Story
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mafioso

Miami, FL

#23 Jul 6, 2007
Joe wrote:
sounds like pat is thinking about cory maggette. I think that would be a excellent move.
thank you Joe that move would actually make since. Although he is primarily a slasher he would be a nice fit into our system at the right price.
mafioso

Miami, FL

#24 Jul 6, 2007
Filmore Slim wrote:
Riley said hes looking for a playermaker opposite of Wade. Good luck Riles. There ain't no playermakers available at your price. Micky Arison is a cheap cape. Why would he let tornto get their hands on the best 3 point shooter in the league last year in Kapono. Jason Kapono played team defense last year. I thought defense was Pat Riley's thing.
If they let Posey go. They need to go get their heads examined. It also would be a good indication old Riley is becoming a litte senile. But he ain't crazy. D-Wade is uncertain to start the season. Pat Riley is uncertain to coach next seson. When Wade return and start lighting up the score board. Pat will be back to bask in the glory.
Sir you need your head examined. I will bet you a year's salary Kapono disappears in Toronto. Do you guys not get why it was so easy for him to make those three pointers? When you have Shaq down low and Wade up top somebody is going to be open. Last time I checked 90% of the league could hit wide open shots. Wait let me guess Steve Kerr and Craig Hodges were great point guards. You guys really don't know how to scout talent. Kapono is VERY slow, can't handle the ball and is a big defensive liability. Trust me that guy jumped at 24 mil. I'm surprised their GM over spent like that but whatever glad we didn't. See you at the end of the bench player.
1 Heat Fan

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#25 Jul 6, 2007
Still saying a lot of nothing.
Miami Guy

Miami, FL

#26 Jul 6, 2007
We'd have more money if Shaq would earn what he deserves no more than $10M a year. We need Posey - I think he's posturing to scare off other teams.

lasarte

Cambridge, MA

#27 Jul 6, 2007
The most likely scenario is Pietrus - he's quick, athletic and can hit the 3. Plus, he's not breaking the bank. Posey brought a lot to the table - defense, clutch plays, but that's it - he's peaked, no upside. Kapono was an NBDL'er after Wade went out. Double team him abd he'll cough up the ball. Big disappointment, wasn't able to carry his game.
D-Man

Oakland, CA

#28 Jul 6, 2007
i live in the bay area so i'm familiar with the warriors and pretty much Pietrus. I think this guy is the real deal. i definitely prefer him over gerald wallace. Pietrus might've been overshadowed, as he was more of a bench player than starter, but he has shown his b-ball abilities and skills to contribute significantly.

actually, i think he'd be a very good complement to D-Wade...the kinda player riley is looking for.
BTP

United States

#29 Jul 6, 2007
A lot of teams are making moves and yet while the Heat do not want to make the WRONG move, what is really stopping them. Certainly they need to improve and can't continue with same team or they will be looking up in the standings.
r2jay

Makawao, HI

#30 Jul 7, 2007
they should dump walker, williams, and haslem and get mo williams and gerald wallace or if not they should trade those losers to get another big time player.
terry saunders

Clermont, FL

#31 Jul 9, 2007
look mr. riley ive been watching u since u coached the lakers u dont have a rambis the guy whoses gonna bang u even in practice haslem needs to stop talkin to refs sign posey shaq s on his way out love ya big dawg kobe killed everything he sucks now (sorry) u guys need to just play ball togther learn each other play now off season wade walker young guys playball practice outside off work time this aint a job its fun yall did it as kids to get here dont stop now i wish i was in the nba i swear i ll play for league min. its suppose to be fun man next time just pretend that u home in the gym playin with ur boys and talk on D and ya ll will win the championship cook keep playin D thats what the heat need and to moe williams miami dawg thats whats up 10 mill less and riley will make up for it when its time sunshine over pain championship contenders or just tryin to get their hum... money gonna come trust last note desmon mason coach gdnite folks
Mike Beyene

Mississauga, Canada

#32 Jul 19, 2007
Lonny wrote:
Gary Payton should be starting over Williams anyway age is a number and Payton can do anything better than Williams
Ur absolutely right!! Gary Payton can still play. Heat should re-sign him since they've lost the chance to snatch Mo Williams and Steve Francis. Why sign Steve Blake 5.1M when you can get a solid veteran for 1.1M

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