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For now, the prospects of paying a big luxury-tax bill next year is not enough to dissuade the Miami Heat from its plan to keep its current championship core intact.
Heat President Pat Riley said Friday that the team does not currently plan to use its one-time amnesty option as a way of lightening its looming tax load, with the team's focus instead being on simply finding ways to get better.
''Right now, we're not using amnesty, no,'' Riley said.
Amnesty would allow the Heat to essentially cut one player and pay whatever is left on his contract, but without that salary counting against the team's cap space or add to future luxury-tax bills. Miami is currently in line to pay more than $30 million in tax for the coming season, though could shave off at least one-quarter of that by parting with someone like Joel Anthony or Mike Miller.
In a conference call Friday, Riley made clear that the team's plan is to add and not subtract, especially coming off...
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Pat Riley wants to keep the nucleus of the Miami Heat together despite looming luxury taxes coming next season.
"I want to try to keep this team intact as long as we can, because we have a championship basketball team here," Riley said. "I would hate to break any part of it up, that is productive and leads to winning."
Riley said the Heat have no immediate plan...
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The ‘Greg Oden looks like he’s 50′ jokes will never get old. HA! That’s funny, too. But one has to imagine that the bulk of the kids attending the recent Justin Bieber concert in Indianapolis probably were a bit skeeved out when they saw the 7 footer rocking out alongside them. No serious, he was. Greg Oden is at the Justin Bieber concert in Indy lolllllllll pic.twitter.com...
It’s 30,000 sq. ft., has six bedrooms, 11 bathrooms has a two-story master closet and has an estimated value of $9,200,000 because it’s located in Akron, Ohio.
LeBron James calls it home.
It’s where he summers.
Yesterday, King tweeted out …
Greg Oden and his agent, Mike Conley, plan to soon resume contract talks with the Miami Heat.
Conley believes the Heat are intrigued by the possibility of adding Oden.
"Obviously, they've got a need there," Conley said of a center. "It's a situation where they probably can't go out and get a top player (with the money they have), but they can take chance...
The Miami Heat have re-signed center Chris Andersen. They have until Wednesday to determine if they will use the amnesty clause to release a player.Then the next order of business appears to be going after free-agent center Greg Oden.Oden's agent, Mike Conley Sr., told FOX Sports Florida on Friday he plans soon to resume talks with Heat president Pat Riley after Riley has been...
Social media star LeBron James won his second championship this past season with the Miami Heat and made it tougher for his doubters to win internet arguments on message boards, social media sites, etc. With all the offseason activity elevating teams into the challenger discussion and summer league basketball getting attention, it’s a good time...Read the Rest...
As previously noted here on That NBA Lottery Pick, Miami Heat star LeBron James will be on the cover of 2K Sports NBA 2K14.
Back on Thursday, LeBron took to his Instagram account to ask his fans to help him find some songs that they could add to the soundtrack:
We will keep you updated if any fan suggestions will make it onto the soundtrack.
Rajon Rondo was asked at his basketball camp in Kentucky Thursday if he’d ever consider joining the Heat. His answer was simple, “I will never play for the Miami Heat,” said the Celtics guard to the delight of the crowd.
Rajon Rondo tells campers “I will never play for the Miami #Heat” pic.twitter.com/pg4PKzGn00
— John Lewis (@JohnLewisTweets) July 11, 2013
h/t Celtics Life