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Chicago Bulls Amnesty Carlos Boozer

The Chicago Bulls have decided to amnesty Carlos Boozer, freeing him up to sign with the highest bidder.

 

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-partner=”tweetdeck”><p>Chicago informed Carlos Boozer and his agent, Rob Pelinka, this morning that it would use amnesty clause today, source tells Yahoo.</p>&mdash; Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) <a href=”https://twitter.com/WojYahooNBA/statuses/489150891702767616″>July 15, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-partner=”tweetdeck”><p>NBA runs blind bidding process on amnesty cases. High-bid wins. Bid $2M on Boozer, pay him $2M. Must be under cap to fit bid.</p>&mdash; Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) <a href=”https://twitter.com/WojYahooNBA/statuses/489152741562781696″>July 15, 2014</a></blockquote>
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In order to secure Boozer, a team would have to have at least $1.488m under the cap. Some will tie him to the Miami for a few reasons such as him having a home hear and reportedly the Heat were a team he wanted to play for back in 2010. However, some don’t see the Heat as a viable destination.

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-partner=”tweetdeck”><p>Have been informed there is a chance Heat could cobble bid for Boozer, but seems unlikely considering space of others.</p>&mdash; Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) <a href=”https://twitter.com/IraHeatBeat/statuses/489158502041272320″>July 15, 2014</a></blockquote>
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The Bulls will still have to pay Boozer most of the balance of the $16.8 million owed to him in 2014-15, minus whatever a team pays him for this season.

 

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Miami Heat Release Statement on Signing Luol Deng

MIAMI, FL – The Miami HEAT announced today that they have signed forward Luol Deng. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“Signing Luol Deng is one of the most important free agent signings that we have ever had in the history of the franchise,” said HEAT President Pat Riley. “He is a proven All-Star and quintessential team player, both as a scorer, as well as an All-NBA defender. He brings the attitude of a warrior and competes every single night against the very, very best. We are thrilled to welcome him to the HEAT family.”

Deng, a 10-year NBA veteran, has appeared in 677 career NBA regular season games (631 starts) and averaged 16.0 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 35.8 minutes while shooting 45.7 percent from the field, 32.9 percent from three-point range and 77.3 percent from the foul line. Among Chicago’s all-time franchise leaders, he ranks fourth in points, fifth in field goals made, sixth in games played and three-point field goals made and eighth in free throws made and offensive rebounds. The 2011-12 NBA All-Defensive Second Team honoree also ranks among the Bulls all-time franchise defensive leaders, including fifth in defensive rebounds and steals, ninth in total rebounds and 10th in blocks.

The two-time NBA All-Star split the 2013-14 season between the Chicago Bulls and Cleveland Cavaliers, appearing in 63 total games (all starts) and averaged 16.0 points, 5.7 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 35.1 minutes while shooting 43.1 percent from the field, 30.2 percent from three-point range and 79.1 percent from the foul line. Prior to his trade to Cleveland on January 7, Deng was averaging a career-high 19.0 points per game and a career-best 3.7 assists per game. Additionally, he has appeared in 48 career postseason games (42 starts) and averaged 16.7 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 40.3 minutes while shooting 45.2 percent from the field and 74.9 percent from the foul line.

In addition to his accomplishments on the court, Deng is also involved in numerous charities, including the Luol Deng Foundation. For his philanthropic efforts, he earned the NBA’s 2013-14 J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award, was named the UN Refugee Agency’s 2008 Humanitarian of the Year and selected as the 2006-07 Golden Icon Best Sports Role Model. He also served as ambassador for the London 2012 Olympic Games and won the NBA’s Sportsmanship Award in 2007.

Deng, who was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team, was originally selected in the first round (7th overall) by the Phoenix Suns in the 2004 NBA Draft.

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Miami Heat Re-Sign Dwyane Wade

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MIAMI, FL – The Miami HEAT announced today that they have re-signed guard Dwyane Wade. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

 

“Dwyane has been the franchise cornerstone for this team since the day he arrived 11 years ago,” said HEAT President Pat Riley. “He has shown his commitment to the HEAT many times over the course of his career and has always been willing to sacrifice in order to help build this team into a champion. This time is no different. I am ecstatic to have him back in the fold and I am confident that Dwyane, as always, will be leading this team as we look to contend for NBA Championships.”

 

Wade, a three-time NBA Champion, has played his entire 11-year NBA career with the HEAT, appearing in 719 regular season games (710 starts) averaging 24.3 points, 6.0 assists, 5.0 rebounds, 1.76 steals and 36.6 minutes while shooting 49.2 percent from the field. The 10-time NBA All-Star is the HEAT’s all-time leader in points (17,481), field goals made (6,276), free throws made (4,579), double-figure scoring efforts (691), assists (4,301), steals (1,262), starts, games played and minutes played (26,331). He also ranks among the HEAT’s all-time leaders in blocks (2nd, 696), double-doubles (4th, 116), total rebounds (4th, 3,605), defensive rebounds (4th, 2,669), offensive rebounds (5th, 936), field goal percentage (7th, .492) and three-point field goals made (8th, 350). Additionally, his 696 career blocks are the sixth-most by a guard in NBA history.

 

He appeared in 54 games (53 starts) last season and averaged 19.0 points, 4.7 assists, 4.5 rebounds, 1.46 steals and 32.9 minutes while shooting a career-high 54.5 percent from the field. He scored in double-figures 48 times, including 28 20-point games, while leading the team in steals 17 times, points and assists 13 times each and in rebounds on four occasions. He scored his 17,000th career point at New York on January 9 and earned NBA Player of the Week honors on December 22.

 

Wade, the 2006 NBA Finals MVP, has appeared in 152 career postseason games (all starts) and averaged 22.9 points, 5.3 rebounds, 5.1 assists, 1.64 steals, 1.01 blocks and 38.9 minutes while shooting 47.8 percent from the field. He has appeared in 28 postseason series, the most by any player in HEAT history and his 153 career postseason blocks are the second-most by a guard in NBA playoff history. His 3,481 career postseason points are the 17th-most in NBA history, just 126 points shy from tying Wilt Chamberlain for 16th place on the league’s all-time list. Last postseason, Wade appeared in 20 games (all starts) and averaged 17.8 points, 3.9 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 1.50 steals and 34.7 minutes while shooting 50 percent from the field. He capped the 2014 postseason appearing in his fourth consecutive NBA Finals, helping Miami become just the third NBA franchise to make four-straight NBA Finals appearances.

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Did Dwyane Wade Troll Lebron In His Instagram Post?

The Miami Heat are putting back the pieces of the band in the aftermath of Lebron James bolting back to Cleveland. A key piece of there foundation for the next few years announced via social media that he’s “Heatlifer”

Home Is Where The Heart Is...My Home, My City, My House #HeatLifer

Home Is Where The Heart Is…My Home, My City, My House #HeatLifer

Reports are Wade again gave the Heat a discount, signing a two-year contract worth $34 million. It comes with a player option for the 2015-16 season. That’s $8 million less than the remaining two years of the contract he had opted out of. It’s the second time he’s taken less to stay with the Heat.

Did Wade troll Lebron with the “home is where the heart is” line and “#heatlifer”?

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Miami Heat Official Statement on Re Signing Mario Chalmers

It’s official…

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Miami Heat Official Statement on Josh McRoberts

MIAMI, FL – The Miami HEAT announced today that they have signed forward Josh McRoberts. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“We felt from day one that he was one of our main targets,” said HEAT President Pat Riley. “We are delighted that this multi-faceted player will help us immensely in being the kind of team that Coach Spoelstra wants with his versatility.”

McRoberts, a seven-year NBA veteran, has appeared in 350 games (160 starts) in his career, averaging 5.7 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.1 assists while shooting 47.6 percent from the field, 34.2 percent from three-point range and 71 percent from the foul line. Last season, he started all 78 games in which he appeared, and averaged 8.5 points, 4.8 rebounds and 4.3 assists while shooting 43.6 percent from the field, 36.1 percent from three-point range and 72.9 percent from the foul line. He made a career-high 105 three-pointers last season and ranked second in the NBA in assists-per-turnover (4.0).

During the 2014 NBA Playoffs, McRoberts averaged 11.5 points, 6.8 rebounds and 3.8 assists while shooting 45.5 percent from the field, 47.1 percent from three-point range and 80 percent from the foul line.

McRoberts was originally drafted by the Portland Trail Blazers in the second round (37th overall) of the 2007 NBA Draft

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Miami Heat Official Statement on Danny Granger

MIAMI, FL – The Miami HEAT announced today that they have signed forward Danny Granger. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“One of our main priorities this offseason was obtaining a proven veteran like Danny with All-Star experience,” said HEAT President Pat Riley. “We expect him to be a multi-position player and have a very successful season in our system.”

Granger, a nine-year NBA veteran, has appeared in 556 career NBA regular season games (425 starts) and averaged 17.4 points, 5.1 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 32.1 minutes while shooting 43.5 percent from the field, 38.1 percent from three-point range and 84.9 percent from the foul line. Among Indiana’s all-time franchise leaders, he ranks second in three-point field goals made, fourth in points, steals and free throws made, sixth in blocks, seventh in games played, minutes played and field goals made and 10th in defensive rebounds.

He split the 2013-14 season between the Indiana Pacers and Los Angeles Clippers, appearing in 41 total games (two starts) and averaged 8.2 points, 3.2 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 20.7 minutes while shooting 37.8 percent from the field, 33.6 percent from three-point range and a career-high 94 percent from the foul line. He appeared in all 13 postseason games with the Clippers, including a 15-point outing in a Game Two win against Golden State on April 21 as they advanced to the Western Conference Semifinals after defeating the Warriors, 4-3, in the First Round.

Granger, a 2009 NBA All-Star and the NBA’s 2009 Most Improved Player, has appeared in 35 career postseason games (19 starts) and averaged 10.8 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 25.7 minutes while shooting 41.7 percent from the field, 35.8 percent from the three-point range and 84.2 percent from the foul line.

He was originally drafted in the first round (17th overall) by Indiana in the 2005 NBA Draft.

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Lebron James Runs Through First Exit

DSC_2014-Edit What a well orchestrated exit plan by Lebron James. The King ended his essay to America with the words “I’m Coming Home”. After four glorious years in a Miami Heat uniform Lebron James decided to take his talents back to Cleveland. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jordan brand Derek Jeter Commercial Will Give You Chills

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Carmelo. Tiger. Pettite. Crystal. Phil.

It’s all about “tipping the cap” to one of the greatest Yankees ever. This video will give you chills and you will watch it more than once.

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Chris “Birdman” Andersen and Mario Chalmers Back With Heat

Let’s face it…no signing will the Miami Heat make will garner any attention when you lose the greatest player in the world. Unless you’re signing him back to the team.

It’s with that thinking that Pat Riley has forged ahead to make the new look Miami Heat as respectable and competitive as possible during this free agency.

Since Lebron James has decided to take his talents back home to Cleveland, Riley and his staff have been burning the phones and the midnight oil to assemble a team to compliment franchise cornerstones Dwyane Wade and Udonis Haslem (who have yet to be signed but reports are those signings are eminent).

Riley started his post Lebron James era by signing Chris Bosh to a 5 year $118 million dollar max deal. Sure, he may have overpaid, but with Lebron gone, cash is available. And maybe Bosh should consider it a gift for not taking his talents elsewhere.

Sunday afternoon the aqcuisitions continued. The Heat signed Luol Deng to a 2 yr $20 million dollar deal.

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They also brought back Mario Chalmers on a 2 yr deal and Chris Andersen on a multi year deal.
Chalmers had a disappointing NBA Finals, but averaged 9.8 points, 4.9 assists and 2.9 rebounds per game as the Heat’s starting point guard, shooting 45 percent from the field and 39 percent from behind the three-point line.

Andersen averaged 6.6 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in 19.4 minutes per game in Miami last season, shooting 64.4 percent from the field
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