The Heat were among the active teams tonight, sending their first-round pick to Philadelphia in exchange for a second-rounder and a future first-rounder. After the draft, team president Pat Riley spoke to Miami media about the team's summer plans, and provided a number of interesting quotes. Here are the highlights, courtesy of Joseph Goodman of the Miami Herald and Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel (all Twitter or Sulia links):
- Miami will bring back Dexter Pittman next season, according to Riley. Pittman is on a non-guaranteed contract for 2012/13.
- The Heat expect to stash second-round pick Justin Hamilton in Europe.
- Riley doesn't intend to use the amnesty provision this summer, which means Mike Miller is safe. Miller has yet to make a decision on whether he'll get back surgery.
- The Heat have "five or six" veteran targets earmarked in free agency.
- Miami isn't expecting to make any trades, but is open to listening to offers.
- The Heat went into the draft planning to add a first-rounder, but given their draft position, they didn't see anyone on the board that could fit in.
- Riley has no plans to step down from his position and anticipates that he'll keep adding pieces to the roster for years to come.