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mgsports
02-17-2010, 05:48 PM
Marc Stein: The Miami Heat have indeed expressed interest in San Antonio's Roger Mason, but the Miami deal that interested the Spurs most is no longer possible.

The Spurs were hoping to tempt Miami into absorbing Mason's $3.8 million expiring contract into a $4.3 million trade exception that would have enabled the teams to complete a deal without San Antonio needing to take back another player. A future second-round pick from the Heat would have completed the transaction.

But the Heat, dealing with their own luxury-tax issues like San Antonio and reluctant to add to their payroll, ultimately declined.

And the trade exception in question -- created through the departure of Marcus Banks in Miami's Shawn Marion trade with Toronto on Feb. 15, 2009 -- expired Monday at midnight.

The Spurs and Mason's agent, Mark Bartelstein, have mutually agreed to pursue trades before Thursday's 3 p.m. trading deadline, but it'll take a new trade construction to get Mason to Miami now if the Heat want to try again.

San Antonio is more than $10 million over the luxury-tax threshold, so the deal proposed Monday to Miami would have cut their tax bill by nearly 40 percent. Miami is roughly $2.8 million over the tax threshold.
So tmaybe akes them out of Amar'e.

Lakers4ItAll
02-17-2010, 05:52 PM
Heat forum

mjt20mik
02-17-2010, 05:56 PM
Link would also be good.

black1605
02-17-2010, 05:58 PM
Heat forum

yep

mgsports
02-17-2010, 05:59 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?page=TradeTalkRoundup-2010

jimbobjarree
02-17-2010, 06:01 PM
yeah screw the Heat forum, you just make your own one right here

J_M_B
02-17-2010, 06:05 PM
This should be in the Heat Forum

mgsports
02-17-2010, 06:16 PM
Rename the Topic Mason not going to Miami then.