Miami heat trade rumors
Saw on espn last night that Brian windhorst is reporting that the heat are trying to trade for a guard with dwyane wade being out. Who do you think the heat can get and what pieces would they realistically have to give up?
I think they should go after someone like Marcus Thornton. Just a bulldog who can out his head down and go get buckets
thornton is inefficient chucker.They should go after someone like ariza/webster (when beal comes back there wont be room for both of them,and they both can play sg) but even if they dont get anyone I think they can get solid minutes at sg from Rayray,Jones and Cole
I think they just need a decent 3pt shooter that plays some defense. That's really the only thing they'd need. Someone to fill a void for a few games here and there this season.
Courtney Lee, Randy Foye, and Dorrell Wright come to mind.
My question is, what can they trade in return for these guys? I'm pretty sure Allen, Battier, and Andersen are untouchable.
Norris Cole, Mario Chalmers, Udonis Haslem, Michael Beasley? Those are the only guys with any trade value.
James Jones and Joel Anthony have zero value, really.
Beasley for Lee?
It would be nice to have Mike Miller back..... I know they saved 17million by amnestying him so I understand, but he was a perfect fit for the HEAT.
First round pick for Randy Foye? Hoping that Fornier can start to come into his own.
is udonis haslem and james jones expendible?
they could go for wayne ellington and jae crowder from dallas, a shooter in ellington and a defender in crowder,
surely haslem is an upgrade for Blair, he could back up Nowitzki and with his veteran experience, James jones could give the mavs space for dirk to operate
They where saying the Heat are looking to unload a big and Joel Anthony name kept being brought up. Who do the Heat think they gonna get for Joel Anthony?? I dont see them making a trade but i can see them releasing either Anthony or James Jones and sign a player maybe a Stephen Jackson, Lenardo Barbosa, or Richard Hamilton. Given them the veterns min and a chance to win a championship they should sign.
A small trade with Memphis that might work is Joel Anthony, James Jones, cash, and a 2014 first round pick to the Memphis Grizzlies for Jerryd Bayless and Quincy Pondexter.
The Heat can use Bayless as a combo guard off the bench and Pondexter is a solid 2 way player (when he wants to be) at the 3/2 spot.
The Grizzlies could really use James Jones' 3 point shooting from the small forward spot. Joel Anthony will be a nice fill in at backup center now that Marc Gasol is still out with a knee injury.
The Grizzlies might be giving up more talent on paper, but the cash, and the 2014 first rounder should help.
This trade would give Memphis another shooter off the bench and some veteran depth inside. James Jones could open up the inside for our bigs.
The Heat could use Bayless' scoring and mid-range shooting. Q Pon is having a rocky season so far but he is young and has some potential.
its not fair deal, why would memphis trade Bayless?, he is there go to scorer off the bench, the change of pace player, he gives you range and a nifty playmaker. They would get James Jones? when they have miller?, and Joel Anthony just sucking up cap space, They have koufos, Ed davis and leur with Randolph and Gasol?
doesnt makes sense,
i wonder how much wade's injury will play into what type of contract they'll sign him to next summer?
i like rickybobby idea of signing stephen jackson or rip hamilton for the vet minimum......
i don't think signing another veteran would benefit them, adding another veteran would make them slower, although having Lebron James offsets it. They Rashard Lewis, Ray Allen, Roger Mason and Shane at the wing, Why not play beasly?
old heads like riley would rather have a vet....
I think Courtney Lee and Jordan Crawford would be the best options. These two have become the go to guys for the C's. If Boston wants to be more committed to losing and getting a high pick these guys need to go, but I doubt Danny Ainge would do a trade with the Heats.
would be a perfect addition. It's amazing nobody's picked him by now.
Shannon Brown is definitely the best option available to the Heat at this point. He's a veteran, but not an older vet. He was the part of two championship teams so he knows the work ethic needed to win it all. Brown's always been an athletic player and a solid defender. I wonder why the Heat haven't called him up. The Heat probably won't be able to trade for a player any better than Brown.
They can easily start Ray Allen but if Greg Oden could step in and take a few minutes, they might look to move a big to bring in another guard. Rip Hamilton if he was in reasonable shape and wanted to return would be a logical choice, he has championship experience and learnt defence under Larry Brown at Detroit.
He could be eased into rotation and take minutes as and when and would know the role expected of him.
Austin Rivers, John Jenkins, and Marshon Brooks are possibilities
Ohh yea forgot about Shannon Brown, he also would be a great pickup. With his athletism he would be a very good fit in Miami.
My buddy suggested Willie Green for Joel Anthony. Gives Heat that veteran shooting guard who helps spacing while Joel Anthony brings defensive toughness to the Clippers front line depth. I personally don't like it for either team but just throwing it out there.
Oh jeez, Joel Anthony is on the trading block? that's going to be a steep price for any team. I think Joel Anthony for Eric Gordon would be a huge steal for New Orleans.
Like they say, anytime you can make a trade for Joel Anthony, ya gotta do it
I can see Boston doing a trade though: Lee's contract runs for 3 more years, and they should be willing to exchange this for 1 year deals the Heat have plentiful (Lewis, Jones, etc.) or maybe even Anthony (2-yr deal). It saves Boston money and gives them more flexibility going forward.
I could completely wrong in this, but I see this more as pat Riley and spoelstra playing media rumor games to wake up either James jones or roger mason into stepping up and play the role intended for them. It's basically a spot up shooter at the two guard spot who has enough court vision to swing the ball or make the right pass in a motion offense while being a consistent 3 point threat. Thats a role these guys are paid to do. Why bring in other players when you have two of them that has a that exact reputation as players?
I mean, roger mason played back up point guard to Gilbert arenas in washington and excelled in popovich's system as an outside specialist. James jones stepped and became the second or third scoring leader for the pacers after the "malice at the palace" incident by hitting shots and moving and spacing.