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View Poll Results: which players staying in miami 2014/2015?
Lebron "da king" James 3 100.00%
Dwayne "flash" Wade 2 66.67%
Chris "softass" Bosh 1 33.33%
Udonis Haslem 2 66.67%
Ray Allen 0 0%
Shane Battier 0 0%
Chris Andersen 1 33.33%
Rashard Lewis 0 0%
Mario Chalmers 0 0%
Norris Cole 2 66.67%
Michael Beasley 1 33.33%
Toney Douglas 0 0%
James Jones 1 33.33%
Greg Oden 0 0%
Justin Hamilton 0 0%
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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old June 16th, 2014, 16:19 Thread Starter
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Player by player: What's next for Heat roster


The all-or-nothing nature of the Miami Heat's season has created an emptiness that figures to linger for weeks, even months, the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday ending the two-year run of NBA championships.

Next comes what also could be an all-or-nothing proposition for the Heat, with LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh all holding early-termination options that would allow them to become free agents on June 1.

With the focus immediately shifting to how again get back to the top, a look at where the Heat roster stands going into the offseason, with it still too early to determine whether the Heat will be a cap-space, capped-out or luxury-tax team.



Ray Allen

Age: Turns 39 on July 20.

2013-14 salary: $3.2 million.

2014-15 salary status: Free agent.

What's next: Allen played as a young 38, among the most reliable Heat players off the bench. He likely could find a multiyear contract somewhere, possibly even close to mid-level range. With the Heat, the offer would likely be something closer the minimum, due to the expected luxury-tax position of a $2.50 penalty for every dollar spent on salary. He said he hopes to make a decision soon, and for the first time it appears that retirement is a realistic possibility.



Chris Andersen


Age: Turns 36 on July 7.

2013-14 salary: $1.4 million.

2014-15 salary status: Has $1.5 million player option for 2014-15 or can become free agent.

What's next: Birdman has been a perfect fit for the Heat, but might not fit their potential new tax structure should he seek a raise or multi-year deal. In a perfect word for the Heat, Andersen opts out and comes back at the veteran minimum, which halves the Heat's cap and tax obligation. But at his age, this likely could be his last chance to land a multiyear contract with the Heat or elsewhere. This will be a test of exactly how much he wants to return. Figure on him waiting out the Big Three's decisions, need be. He struggled in the Finals with his thigh bruise.



Shane Battier

Age: Turns 36 on Sept. 9.

2013-14 salary: $3.3 million.

2014-15 salary status: Free agent.

What's next: The plan is to retire and move to ESPN as a college basketball analyst. Based on the way the season ended, it is highly unlikely Battier rethinks the approach. It was not a good season for him, not a good ending for his team.



Michael Beasley

Age: Turns 26 on Jan. 9.

2013-14 salary: $1 million ($884,000 cap salary).

2014-15 salary status: Free agent.

What's next: At the minimum salary, perhaps this time even with the deal fully guaranteed, Beasley could remain of value to the Heat. The real question is whether at this stage he could find more on the open market, based on the minimal exposure he received this season. With Shane Battier retiring, there could be a greater opportunity next season to kick start his Heat career, perhaps with more time in reserve of LeBron James, if James returns.



Chris Bosh

Age: Turns 31 on March 24.

2013-14 salary: $19 million.

2014-15 salary status: $20.6 million, with early-termination option to become free agent.

What's next: This will be part of a communal decision, along with LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. Of the Heat's Big Three, Bosh could be the one with the greatest eye toward recasting himself as a leading man elsewhere. But he also has stated his affection for his teammates and South Florida. So the likelihood is if LeBron stays, then Bosh stays. At what figure, however, could impact how the Heat view a return.



Mario Chalmers


Age: Turns 29 on May 19.

2013-14 salary: $4 million.

2014-15 salary status: Free agent.

What's next: A tough, emotional free-agency decision for both player and team, considering the Heat's likely position against the luxury tax. At one point, it appeared Chalmers had positioned himself for a raise with the Heat or elsewhere. Then came the playoffs and the Finals against the Spurs. The question could be as simple as a parting benefiting both parties. It did not end well with his benching for Game 5 of the Finals.



Norris Cole

Age: Turns 26 on Oct. 13.

2013-14 salary: $1.1 million.

2014-15 salary status: $2 million.

What's next: There is a chance, based on the decisions of the Big Three, and then some trickle down from the rest of the roster, that on July 1, Cole could be the only player under contract to the Heat for 2014-15. That, of course, doesn't mean the Heat wouldn't have the ability to trade him to create a clean slate, should a major free-agency overhaul be in the team's plans. What Cole has shown is that he is a quality backup. The issue is whether he ever can become more.



Toney Douglas

Age: Turns 29 on March 16.

2013-14 salary: $1.6 million.

2014-15 salary status: Free agent.

What's next: Douglas for the most part was a rental player over the second half of the season. There could be a camp invitation, but his chances for such an offer might not be better than any other minimum-scale free-agent guard on the market.



Justin Hamilton


Age: Turns 25 on April 1.

2013-14 salary: $98,000.

2014-15 salary status: $816,000 (non-guaranteed).

What's next: The next stop for Hamilton will be summer league, with an injury limiting the outside-shooting center's exposure with the team last summer. He will be one of several young players vying for a development spot on next season's roster, possibly along with 2013 second-round pick James Ennis, the athletic swingman who spent time in recent days working at AmericanAirlines Arena in preparation for the team's upcoming summer camp.



Udonis Haslem

Age: Turned 34 on June 9.

2013-14 salary: $4.3 million.

2014-15 salary status: Has $4.6 million player option for 2014-15 or can become free agent.

What's next: This gets tricky. While there is a Heat affection for Haslem and a desire from both sides to have Haslem eventually retire with the team, his 2014-15 cap number could prove limiting to the team either with the luxury tax or a gambit to maximize salary-cap space to lure a high-end free agent. Haslem opting out and then coming back for less 2014-15 money but additional guaranteed years could be the ultimate compromise.



LeBron James

Age: Turns 30 on Dec. 30.

2013-14 salary: $19 million.

2014-15 salary status: $20.6 million, with early-termination option to become free agent.

What's next: It's his world and the Heat simply must wait for him to decide whether they're still living in it. And he apparently is going to take his time. No one, including Micky Arison or Pat Riley, holds greater sway over how the Heat handle the offseason than James. Utilizing the early-termination option shouldn't be taken as a definitive precursor to a departure, but rather James making sure he remains in control of the situation, gets the roster reconfigured to his satisfaction.



James Jones

Age: Turns 34 on Oct. 4.

2013-14 salary: $1.5 million.

2014-15 salary status: Free agent.

What's next: The Heat have been here before with Jones, and the answer with the 3-point-shooting forward almost always has been one or more years at something close to the veteran minimum. Jones doesn't want to leave South Florida and the only issue from the Heat's end is whether they decide it's time to open roster space for more of a developmental prospect, perhaps a spot for their upcoming first-round pick.



Rashard Lewis


Age: Turns 35 on Aug. 8.

2013-14 salary: $1.4 million.

2014-15 salary status: Free agent.

What's next: This will be intriguing. Considering Lewis has earned well over nine figures in his career, it doesn't appear he would bolt because of money. Still, getting him to stay for the minimum, which the Heat would prefer, might be asking a bit much considering how the 3-point-shooting forward closed out the season. Then there is the question of whether this, too, could be a roster spot the Heat would prefer for a developmental prospect, or perhaps a more creative, off-the-dribble scorer.



Greg Oden


Age: Turns 27 on Jan. 22.

2013-14 salary: $1 million ($884,000 cap salary).

2014-15 salary status: Free agent.

What's next: The seldom-used center likely would be invited back for the minimum, because there certainly are elements that intrigue. The question is whether Oden could or would accept again being along for the ride. He wants playing time, but the Heat have moved away from just about every element that Oden could provide on the offensive end. The Heat had multiple opportunities over the second half of the season to expand Oden's role, but elected otherwise, including making him inactive for Game 5 of the Finals. That says plenty.



Dwyane Wade

Age: Turns 33 on Jan. 17.

2013-14 salary: $18.7 million.

2014-15 salary status: $20.2 million, with early-termination option to become free agent.

What's next: No discussion in coming days will be more complex than when Wade sits down with Pat Riley and perhaps one or more Arison. For all Wade has done for the franchise, it is a tough spot for the Heat to ask for a pay cut. But for all they want to do going forward, Riley, the Arisons, and perhaps even LeBron James and Chris Bosh almost have to ask for such a salary sacrifice. So pay it back in added years? James' decision will make or break the Heat's offseason, but Wade's decision will go a long way toward facilitating potential offseason success, or failure, for the franchise.
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whose staying, whose leaving?

And who you think the heat can target as its new role players come this summer?
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Shane Battier is retiring , and is going to be college basketball analyst in espn.


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Guard Ray Allen said he still loves playing, but is considering retirement after 18 seasons. Forward Shane Battier is retiring after 13 seasons. Free-agent point guard Mario Chalmers told Yahoo Sports he would like to re-sign with the Heat, but he struggled in the postseason and lost his starting job in Game 5. Forward-center Chris Andersen will opt-out of his contract to become a free agent, a source said. Longtime Heat forward Udonis Haslem has a contract option for next season. Sharp-shooting forward Rashard Lewis is a free agent also, and the Heat will have competition for his services, a source said.
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lets see if lebron will leave a second team in ruins to go take his talents to a beach...

wouldn't be surprised to see him go, problem with staying is bosh and wade suck.. how to stay in miami while kicking wade and bosh out? it's tough...
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predicting that James and Wade stay but Bosh will be pushed out.

If LBJ leaves then they should hope and pray they can get rid of Wade too and go for the tank.

Big games are easy than the other games, unfortunately. Every times we have the control the games, under the control the games, during the games we had the some possibilities, some big chances, some big okazyons, something like that but what can I do, sometimes? And….it’s the football, that’s the football, something happened. Everything is something happened. - Fatih Terim
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predicting that James and Wade stay but Bosh will be pushed out.

If LBJ leaves then they should hope and pray they can get rid of Wade too and go for the tank.
Player options give Bosh an opportunity to stay though don't they?
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Of course. I don't know what Andy's talking about, trading Bosh probably? One thing I can safely claim, there won't be a big four, thankfully! Too expensive to buy a championship down this road!

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Heat favorites to win in 2015 , per bookies lol

http://nesn.com/2014/06/miami-heat-f...ertain-future/

already the talk, what will happen in the summer with miami and lebron?
Will big 3 take paycuts?
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Pat Riley HAS it all under control. between now and July players can do whatever they want and or wish. We willl deal with the SITUATION after the July deadline. PERIOD.

Pat says go watch the WC and leave us alone. :dielaugh:

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Of course. I don't know what Andy's talking about, trading Bosh probably? One thing I can safely claim, there won't be a big four, thankfully! Too expensive to buy a championship down this road!
yeah

not sure if he should even want to stay, he's being underused in Heat and forced to change his style to accommodate James and Wade.

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Pat Riley HAS it all under control. between now and July players can do whatever they want and or wish. We willl deal with the SITUATION after the July deadline. PERIOD.

Pat says go watch the WC and leave us alone. :dielaugh:
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predicting that James and Wade stay but Bosh will be pushed out.

If LBJ leaves then they should hope and pray they can get rid of Wade too and go for the tank.
You don't tank when you have the best player in the world.

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word is going Lebron James to Houston, teaming up with Harden and dwight howard.

Pat Riley on other hand telling everyone to get a grip ...


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word is going Lebron James to Houston, teaming up with Harden and dwight howard.

Pat Riley on other hand telling everyone to get a grip ...


I didn't think LeBron had any chance of leaving before that press conference. Now I think Riley is genuinely worried LeBron is gonna be off.

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I didn't think LeBron had any chance of leaving before that press conference. Now I think Riley is genuinely worried LeBron is gonna be off.
LeBron opt's out . Summer just kicked into gear. Bring the popcorn.

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Riley's press conference was probably the biggest indicator that this was gonna happen. He tried to put pressure on LeBron in the media.

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So Shabazz Napier is the first addition. Will the heat add another point guard?
Or will Norris cole be starter and napier the back up?
Where will Mario chalmers sign? He had 4 million contract last year, he is probably looking for a raise after winning 2 titles. But the PG position in this league is full, and chalmers can barely start for maybe a team or 3..


It appears not just wade or bosh will opt out, but Haslem is on his way to opt out. That means only norris cole , shabazz napier are on contracts for next year by now.


James Ennis is probably part of the team too, after having successful year in australian league last year
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Udonis Haslem has opted out of his contract
Haslem was going to make 4.6 million dollar next year.
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Haslem was going to make 4.6 million dollar next year.
I would be shocked if Haslem got more than that in free agency. It's probably one of those shady deals. Take a discount and we will take care of you after the career is over.

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