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News24/7
09-24-2010, 02:36 PM
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Erick Dampier leaning toward accepting Heat's 1-year, $1.4 mill offer, sources tell me. Decision either tonite or tomorrow

iggypop123
09-24-2010, 02:38 PM
why did you ommit leaning from your title?

Gators123
09-24-2010, 02:38 PM
That was from yesterday though

News24/7
09-24-2010, 02:40 PM
why did you ommit leaning from your title?

fixed

News24/7
09-24-2010, 02:42 PM
That was from yesterday though

http://www.sbnation.com/2010/9/22/1704349/erick-dampier-signs-heat-free-agent-nba


Sep 22, 2010 - Erick Dampier started the summer on the Dallas Mavericks. Since then, he's been traded to the Charlotte Bobcats, only to be released due to his $13 million fully non-guaranteed contract. Needing work, the 34-year old center looks to have turned to the one contending team that needed him: the Miami Heat.

Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel is reporting that Dampier is about to sign with the Heat.

Erick Dampier actually has gone through meet-and-greet process, and it now appears as if his signing is imminent, if not already done.

If true, this is a big deal for the Heat, who lack a center that can soak up minutes and defend top post options. Dampier is long known for being the posted boy for underachievement, but even though he was overpaid in Dallas, he was still a solid defensive player, a good offensive rebounder and a passable guy at plugging the middle. Miami's biggest weakness before this move was interior defense, and Dampier helps solve that.

Dampier would have to sign for the veterans' minimum, since the Heat forfeited all their salary-cap exceptions to clear enough room for LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.

SB Nation's Heat blog Peninsula is Mightier has more on the possibility of Dampier coming to Miami here.

mwoodri
09-24-2010, 02:43 PM
Would be a nice pickup for the Heat. Another big body to use against Howard, Pau, Perk, Bynum, etc.

dnewguy
09-24-2010, 02:43 PM
This is old news, he's been "leaning" since 3 days ago.

Jonathan2323
09-24-2010, 02:44 PM
IraHeatBeat
A source close to the process says it now appears that Erick Dampier is moving away from the Heat and toward another suitor. Stay tuned.

xxplayerxx23
09-24-2010, 02:47 PM
How the **** do they have the cap to sign this ..... ?????:speechless:

Stunner
09-24-2010, 02:52 PM
IraHeatBeat

I wonder who?

justinnum1
09-24-2010, 02:52 PM
how the **** do they have the cap to sign this ..... ?????:speechless:

pat riley

dnewguy
09-24-2010, 02:55 PM
He's reportedly signing with the Knicks....my info isn't from a legit source, so I wait.

daleja424
09-24-2010, 02:59 PM
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