Veteran forward Jae Crowder would welcome a return to the Heat, according to Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald. However, even though the Suns are said to be exploring Crowder’s trade market, a deal that sends him from Phoenix to Miami will be tricky to work out.
As Jackson writes, the Suns probably have zero interest in taking on Duncan Robinson‘s pricey long-term contract, and any other players the Heat could realistically use as salary-matching pieces in a Crowder trade aren’t eligible to be dealt until December or January. On top of that, Jackson would be surprised if Miami is willing to give up a future first-round pick to acquire Crowder, a 32-year-old on an expiring contract.
Here’s more on the Heat:
- The Spurs were surprised when Darius Days signed a two-way contract with the Heat, according to Jackson, who says San Antonio had hoped to bring Days to training camp and have him compete for a two-way spot. One other team besides the Spurs offered Days a two-way deal, but the undrafted rookie out of LSU chose the Heat in part due to their track record of developing young talent, Jackson explains.
- In another story for The Miami Herald, Jackson revisits the Heat’s offseason moves – including their decision not to go into the tax or to impose a hard cap on themselves – and wonders if it might’ve made sense for the team to offer its bi-annual exception to T.J. Warren to address its hole at power forward. Warren ended up signing a minimum-salary contract with Brooklyn.
- Longtime Heat big man Udonis Haslem believes he’s “very qualified” to be part of the franchise’s ownership group and has already started talking to team executives about eventually getting a stake in the Heat, writes Anthony Chiang of The Miami Herald. “It will continue to rev up,” Haslem said of those discussions. “I’m going to continue to have them. I’m very ambitious and I’ve been creating a lot of the communication. But they’ve been receptive.” Haslem added that he wants to “learn everything from ticket sales to marketing” and be the sort of owner who brings value to the club.
- In a separate article for The Herald, Chiang examines five preseason questions facing the Heat, including whether Tyler Herro will sign a rookie scale extension by the October 17 deadline and whether Kyle Lowry can set himself up for a strong second season in Miami.
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7 thoughts on “Heat Notes: Crowder, Days, Offseason, Haslem”
Chris Bosh had a rough, yet memorable postseason in 2012. He missed most of Miami’s 2nd rd series vs Indy & most of the ECF vs Boston w/ an abdominal strain. Bosh came back in Game 5 vs Boston but didn’t play much/well & the Heat lost to go down 3-2. Bron had 1 of the best games of his HOF career in Game6 to force a decisive Game7 & while Bosh still didn’t start this game he came of the bench to play a HUGE role in Miami returning to the Finals. Outplayed the legendary Kevin Garnett & went 8-10 from the field including 3 out of 4 from trey (the most treys he had hit in a game up to that point) & provided 19pts 8rebs off the bench in 1 of the biggest games of his career. A great & often overlooked performance by a great & often underrated player… link to m.youtube.com
At this moment Suns have to pay #35 million luxury tax.
Suns are highly likely to cut luxury tax. Duncan Robinson has to go to third team.
If new handsome owners
Suns can trade Crowder for Herro and pay huge luxury tax next season.
Rockets fans are talking about championships in five years.
Rockets need a new handsome owner too
cant have a gorgeous owner?
Heat wouldn’t trade Herro for Harden yet will trade him for Crowder? Got it
Faried is still out there. His numbers are better than Crowders. Last time he suited up for major mins (Rockets). He played very well. Don’t get why he’s out the league. 32 yrs old.
Duncan Robinson and 2 second round picks for Jae Crowder and Landry Shamnet/Josh Okogie/Torrey Craig
Not a bad move but leaves the Suns with a hole at PF.
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