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2012 NBA Offseason: Miami Heat

Draft Grades, Offseason Needs, Free Agents


Written by Paul Banks of the Washington Times, David Kay and Peter Christian of the The Sports Bank. Send Paul an e-mail here: paulb05 AT hotmail DOT com.
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Miami Heat (Last Year: 46-20)


Live 2012 NBA Draft Grades:

45. Justin Hamilton, C, LSU: F Grade
Miami acquired this pick as part of the deal that sent No. 27 to the 76ers. Just what the Heat need: another crappy center. As if Dexter Pittman/Joel Anthony/Ronny Turiaf aren't bad enough, Miami adds Hamilton, who I never once considered putting in my mock.


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Supissaara 01-04-2014 12:28 am xxx.xxx.xxx2.75 (total posts: 1)
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This is the most anticpiated game ive ever heard.Alrght EA Sports, you guys need to put the whole enitre all star weekend, every game and event. Add more commentators and broadcasts, like ESPN, TNT, and NBAtv. Another thing is commercials! After every quarter have like a sprite, nba, or gatorade commercial. I would love to see you guys put a recap show like nba live tonight with top plays, dunks, and players in a franchise or season mode. Add more acessories like nike sleeves and adidas. Add a ticker in a franchise also, while youre playing Miami vs Boston, under the scoreboard it shows other scores from around the league. I really want to be a able to customize a teams colors, like the Lakers for ex., i can make a jersey that the primary color isnt white, gold, or purple, its black! FULL CUSTOMIZATION. Gameplay needs to remind us of a real NBA BROADCAST!!!
The only thing the heat need to do 06-27-2013 11:31 am xxx.xxx.xxx.205 (total posts: 1)
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Sign a guy like Dalembert for about the vet minimum
Lol 06-30-2012 01:19 am xxx.xxx.xxx8.19 (total posts: 1)
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WHO cares about this draft pick. It's not like the Heat needed to draft anyone. And what player isn't an F in the second round? If I remember correctly most 2nd round picks become irrelevant. The Heat are champions, screw the draft, they're just going to get better thru FA. GO HEAT! HAHA
Sharapaho 06-28-2012 11:50 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.105 (total posts: 1)
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I would definitely give the selection an F, this guy isn't gonna make the final roster. But trading Moultrie to avoid the luxury was a good move. Hopefully the heat make a run at spencer hawes or somehow convince Marcus Camby to leave houston.
David Kay 07-03-2011 04:12 pm xxx.xxx.xxx5.17 (total posts: 1)
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@Dave typo on my part... fixing it as I write this...
Dave 07-02-2011 07:51 am xxx.xxx.xxx.159 (total posts: 1)
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Why is the 2011 salary 94 million... Is it just a hater sarcasm joke?
REAL TALK 06-28-2011 05:56 pm xxx.xxx.xxx1.96 (total posts: 1)
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Norris Cole could of been a true point guard for the T-Wolves. Why does SOTA keep messing up???? Rubio can't hit a shot if life depended on it and Luke Ridnour can't even break down WNBA defense. THIS FRANCHISE IS CURSED!
Big 2 06-24-2011 12:14 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.160 (total posts: 1)
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Swag.
Walter 06-21-2011 05:09 pm xxx.xxx.xxx4.88 (total posts: 1)
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First comment... we're going to have comment boards like this all over the site soon. We're still working out the kinks, so this is not the finished product.




2011-12 Season Summary:
Your 2012 NBA Champion: the Miami Heat. That's really all that needs to be said. LeBron James got the monkey off his back and took the first step in fulfilling his promise to win several rings upon his joining powers with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in South Beach. In order for the Heat to repeat next year, the team still needs to make a few moves this offseason.





2012-13 Projected Depth Chart:


C: Chris Bosh/Joel Anthony/Dexter Pittman/#Ronny Turiaf

PF: Shane Battier/Udonis Haslem

SF: LeBron James/James Jones

SG: Dwyane Wade/Mike Miller/*Terrel Harris

PG: Mario Chalmers/Norris Cole



NBA Free Agents:


C-Eddy Curry (UFA)

PF-Juwan Howard (UFA)

#F/C-Ronny Turiaf (PO)

*SG-Terel Harris (RFA)




2012-13 Team Salary: Approximately $78.5 million



NBA Offseason Needs:


1. Big Man: The Joel Anthony/Eddy Curry/Dexter Pittman/Ronny Turiaf quartet is certainly not the solution. Miami realized this in the Finals, using a small starting lineup with Chris Bosh at center and Udonis Haslem backing him up. That small lineup was obviously effective enough to win a ring, but adding a serviceable big man who can bring some physicality, rebounding, and a back-to-the-basket game will increase the team's chances of repeating.

2. Shooter: Immediately after Miami won the NBA Championship, there were rumblings that Mike Miller was contemplating retirement due to nagging injuries. When he was on the floor, though in limited minutes, Miller was the Heat's most dangerous outside shooter. If he is forced to retire, Miami must find another shooter who can stretch the floor and benefit from LeBron and Wade's drive-and-kick ability.

3. Keep the Big 3 Healthy: With LeBron, Wade, and Bosh all likely playing for Team USA at the Summer Olympics, management will be praying that all three stay healthy. The only thing standing in the way of making another run at the NBA Title is one of the Big 3 getting injured. Wade and Bosh battled injuries during the season, so as long as they don't overexert themselves in London and fully recover before next season, everything will be gravy.







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