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spreadeagle
11-23-2010, 01:00 AM
Watching the Miami Heat lose to the Indiana Pacers Monday night, it became clear they need something.

We’ll see if Erick Dampier can be part of that something.

Multiple reports have the Miami Heat offering a one-year, minimum deal to Dampier (Ken Berger of CBS was first with this). He is expected to sign it Tuesday.

It’s not really a surprise, he was expected to sign after the Heat started looking for another big man to replace Udonis Haslem, who will be out for months after foot surgery to repair torn ligaments suffered in Saturday night’s Heat loss to the Grizzlies.

Dampier wanted to go to the Heat first this summer after he was waived by Charlotte, but the Heat backed away after some workouts. Dampier also worked out for the Suns, Raptors, Rockets and Bucks and nothing came of any of it (with some rumblings about his health and conditioning).

Dampier is not a great player, he’s pretty average, but he is more complete than any of the big men on the Heat roster — he can score a little, block shots a little, rebound and just be a big presence in the paint. The rest of the Heat’s big men are more one dimensional. Dampier was the starting center for some good Dallas Mavericks teams.

Miami has 15 guaranteed contracts on the roster and will have to cut someone tomorrow, and that means Jamaal Magloire and Dexter Pittman should not be sleeping well tonight.
http://probasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/11/22/dampier-to-sign-one-year-deal-with-heat-tuesday/


Sources tell the Miami Herald that the Heat are having doubts about the deal they gave to their underwhelming center: “Even one Heat official last week privately questioned the size of the deal it gave to Joel Anthony (five years, $18.2 million). ‘That was a ridiculous contract,’ one NBA scout said. ‘He’s so limited and undersized for a center. You can get a guy at the minimum without much difference. Erick Dampier would be an upgrade.’ But the Heat doesn’t agree about Dampier (still unsigned), though he told us previously he has no idea why Miami doesn’t want him.” http://www.slamonline.com/online/nba/2010/11/miami-heat-regretting-the-joel-anthony-signing/

king4day
11-23-2010, 01:05 AM
Interesting about Anthony. I don't agree though. That's a cheap deal. Less than 4 mil per year? He's got skills and in the end, he'll probably be a solid Center off the bench for them.

zambo4president
11-23-2010, 01:07 AM
I agree Anthony was such a ****** signing. Wouldn't want him anywhere near the Bulls. Dampier is a smart move for Miami. He can provide some quality minutes to their big man rotation.

HouRealCoach
11-23-2010, 01:12 AM
Anthony can be a productive "PF"... Miami is insane putting that guy at Center

uchiha
11-23-2010, 01:14 AM
It's amazing how far Joel has transgressed this season. Last year he was Haslem Jr., hustling his *** off every single play. These days, he looks like he could just care less.

spreadeagle
11-23-2010, 01:17 AM
It's amazing how far Joel has transgressed this season. Last year he was Haslem Jr., hustling his *** off every single play. These days, he looks like he could just care less.

He got paid...now hes chillin lol.Guaranteed contracts in the new CBA will be up for debate I bet

goblazers7
11-23-2010, 01:22 AM
Ya

xabial
11-23-2010, 01:25 AM
Dexter Pittman? He should be piked up by another team desperate for Big-Help.

spreadeagle
11-23-2010, 01:29 AM
dexter pittman? He should be piked up by another team desperate for big-help.

Love Pittmans game reminds me of a young Kareem...

Jenceman
11-23-2010, 01:39 AM
Don't get why they don't play Pittman. Dampier is terrible.

And so is Joel. It was hilarious watching Heat fans talk about how Joel was the best defensive center in the history of the world, or whatever. He's a decent man defender at best, and thats it.