Eastern Notes: Heat, Hornets, Knicks

The Heat are facing some major uncertainty next season, writes Andrew Keh of the New York Times. Of course, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh all have early termination options, but a number of other players including Ray Allen and Mario Chalmers will be free agents. Guard Norris Cole is the only player on the books next season.

More from the East:

  • Phil Jackson has three great candidates to choose from to fill the Knicks head coaching vacancy, writes William C. Rhoden of The New York Times. Rhoden believes that the team would be better served by hiring either Lionel Hollins, Mark Jackson, or Derek Fisher, than by hiring a “marionette” for Jackson. The article examines the strengths of each of the candidates, and why they would be a good fit in New York.
  • The Hornets are coming off a 43-39 record and a playoff appearance this season. The team owns two first round draft picks and will have roughly $13MM in salary cap room to pursue free agents or trades. Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer looks at 30 potential moves the franchise could make this offseason.
    Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/05/24/4931269/charlotte-hornets-a-summer-of.html#storylink=cpy
    Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/05/24/4931269/charlotte-hornets-a-summer-of.html#storylink=cpy
  • Tom Moore of Calkins Media examines a number of options the Sixers will have on draft night, including moving up from the third overall pick.

Zach Links contributed to this post.

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