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The Miami Heat have made a move to upgrade their bench ahead of the start of NBA season later this month, agreeing to a contract with forward Shane Battier.
Battier announced his intention to join the Heat on his Twitter feed, saying the chance to win a championship was the major factor behind his decision.
"The Lockout gave me a lots of time to consider what was important to me at this stage of my life and career," he tweeted. "Over the last week, I've played out every scenario in my head over and over. It always came back to one thing for me: a winning role."
Battier also gave a shout out to notable Heat season ticket-holder Jimmy Buffett, saying, "I would like to quote the great poet Jimmy Buffett and take my chances 'Trying to Reason with Hurricane Season.'"
Battier has the reputation of a sterling defender who can take on opponents' perimeter players and sink an open jumper or two when the opportunity arises. A career 38.5% thre...
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Battier's list still includes the Heat, Spurs, Pacers, Raptors, Grizzlies, Celtics and his former Memphis team. The Thunder have also had discussions with either Battier or his camp. The team-to-player conversations might matter more with players like these than with so many others, as a clear understanding of roles, goals and, of course, financial incentive will...
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What? Shane Battier is signing with Miami? Who is your source, Yahoo sports??
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Oh, alrighty then.
So Shane Battier is going to the Miami Heat, giving them either a strong perimeter defender off the bench, or the ability to throw...
MIAMI -- Needing to upgrade their bench, the Miami Heat have landed a significant addition in veteran Shane Battier.
Battier announced on his Twitter account Thursday that he plans to sign with the Heat when free agency opens on Friday afternoon. A number of contending teams had been courting Battier over the last few days, including the Orlando Magic and San Antonio Spurs.
Shane Battier didn't exactly scoop anyone with the news, Yahoo! Sports' Marc Spears had Shane beat on Twitter by ten minutes, but Battier's Twitter announcement that he was signing with the Miami Heat was novel in its approach. If not expected, at some point, because we're guessing you're going to see a whole lot more of these Twitter announcements from players...
If you were looking for a fresh reason to hate on the Miami Heat this year, Shane Battier's come through for you. The Grizzlies forward announced on Twitter this morning that he's joining the Heat. Somehow, a Jimmy Buffett reference made it into the mix. That alone almost makes this more damning than LeBron's The Decision: More »
We are a little over 24 hours away from NBA free agency officially begins but with teams being able to speak to players and agents, a few moves are already all but confirmed. Wednesday it was reported that Tracy McGrady would become a member of the Atlanta Hawks. Thursday, free agent forward Shane Battier announced [...]
MIAMI (AP) -- Shane Battier said at this point in his career, he only wants "a winning role."
OK, this is going to be really, really difficult given the mountain-moving changes that have happened in the NBA over the past 24 hours, but this is going to be a column about how the Shane Battier signing is basketball-smart, financially smarter and simply makes the Heat better.
Needing to upgrade their bench, the Miami Heat have landed a significant addition in veteran Shane Battier.
Our resident NBA nerd is on vacation this week; in a much warmer place. However, being out of the country hasn’t stopped him from being on top of the news. He’s got a lot to say on what’s been going on with the league this week.
Los Angeles Clippers sign SF Caron Butler to 3-year, $24 million contract
It was no secret that the Clips were looking for an upgrade at small forward...
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Shane Battier's new office will be situated at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami.
Almost every morning for eight months, an NBA player wakes up, makes his breakfast, gets in his car, pulls into the lot or garage, checks in with his co-workers, participates in a meeting or two, then gets down to business.
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Chris Paul headed to the Lakers in a three-team trade – There were rumors that the Lakers wanted to trade for Paul and Dwight Howard so they could be halfway to a complete roster overhaul. The Rockets are also involved in the trade. Paul will go to the Lakers; Pau Gasol will go to the Rockets; and Lamar Odom, Luis Scola, Kevin Martin and Goran Dragic will go to the Hornets. The...
With Butler off board, it's unclear where they'll turn to upgrade at shooting guardOn the wild final day before training camps across the NBA opened, the Heat added Shane Battier to an already solid defensive team; the Knicks stood poised to sign Tyson Chandler and the league scuttled the Lakers' bid to acquire Chris Paul.