Heat Trade For Luke Babbitt

5:32pm: The trade is official, the Heat have announced.

JULY 10th, 5:16pm: The Heat are in “advanced trade discussions” with the Pelicans for combo forward Luke Babbitt, tweets Marc Stein of ESPN.com. New Orleans will receive draft considerations and cash in return.

The draft considerations involve the heavily protected 2018 pick the Pelicans sent to Miami in a February deal for Jarnell Stokes, tweets Ira Winderman of The Sun-Sentinel. The draft choice was protected unless it fell out of the top 55 (Twitter link). Miami is also sending the first of its allowable cash outlays for next season to New Orleans (Twitter link).

The 6’9″ Babbitt has six years of NBA experience with the Pelicans and Trail Blazers. He played in 47 games last season, averaging 7.0 points and 3.1 rebounds.

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formerlyz
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formerlyz
2 months 17 days ago
Ok, NOW I’m going to lose my mind! ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?!?! We refuse to move anything with McRoberts to trade him, and keep Wade, yet we trade for another version of McRoberts (one that cant play defense or pass nearly at that level) to pair with Michael Beasley 2.0 (Derrick Williams), and James Johnson (Athletic combo forward, but cant shoot, and doesnt play defense or give enough effort with the consistency he should (also describes Williams). Those are a couple of guys that would be interesting if Fizdale was still there to help on the development on that side… Read more »
Thronson5
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Thronson5
2 months 17 days ago
I get your point but not every year is a slam dunk. They lost Deng who I think people aren’t even realizing how valuable he was to that team when they lost Bosh. Bosh isn’t guaranteed to be healthy again this year. Everyone goes through their dark days and the Heat might be hitting that point. They still have some good players. Whiteside is a beast, Bosh might be heap and if he is he’s good and you Dragic or however it’s spelled. Worse case scenario it’s back to the drawing board next offseason but if I know anything about… Read more »
formerlyz
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formerlyz
2 months 17 days ago
the Wade contract wouldnt have been anything close to the same situation as Kobe. I educated someone else on this a couple of days ago, and would prefer not to have to go into it, if I can, though if its imperative for people to understand why its totally different, I can explain it… I agree on Deng. He is arguably the biggest loss, to be honest, as much as I’m still PO’d about the Wade situation…But that isnt my point. Its contradictory stuff from the organization. Pretty much, this just confirms the idea that Riley never wanted Wade back… Read more »
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Thronson5
2 months 17 days ago

I get your points and they are valid. I agree with most you’re saying but to say it’s certain Bosh is coming back is crazy. Let me rephrase that. Yea he will come back but that doesn’t mean he will stay healthy. Health is something you don’t mess with and he may be forced to retire early. As far as Riley and Wade I do agree with you in that Riley obviously just didn’t want him back.

formerlyz
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formerlyz
2 months 17 days ago
Well, if Bosh plays, and then still has to retire afterward, his money would stay against the cap for another calendar year. As of now, if he does retire, his money comes off the books in February. I guess you are right. Its possible that the Heat fight against letting him come back and play, but I would think there would be a serious grievance filed by the NBAPA in that scenario. Only reason he didnt play in the postseason had to do with still being on blood thinners. Once he has been off them for enough time (3-6 months),… Read more »
Grant Weddle
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Grant Weddle
2 months 17 days ago

Johnson is a great defender lol and Derrick williams is all defense and is finally adding some offense. They add much needed depth to the frontcourt but replacing amare with haslem is going to hurt and if winslow doesn’t step up they will struggle mightily. I worry about giving Ellington and Johnson and richardson Wade’s role but you have to start somewhere

formerlyz
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formerlyz
2 months 17 days ago
James Johnson can defend when he wants to, and doesnt do anything else. That doesnt make him a great defender. As for Derrick Williams? I dont know what universe you’re in if you think he is all defense. He can score, but he just doesnt shoot the ball well, and he is not good on the defensive end of the floor, which has cost him minutes in the past. While I liked what Amare gave them last year, Its not too much of an issue replacing him with UD and Willie Reed. I’d give my explanation on UD, but I… Read more »
bsteady powers
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bsteady powers
2 months 17 days ago

But he’s so handsome!!

Z-A
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Z-A
2 months 17 days ago

Top 5 lotto pick?

Pihc123
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Pihc123
2 months 17 days ago

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