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beasted86
10-20-2018, 08:51 PM
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2018/19 Regular Season Schedule


October:
Wed, Oct 17 @Orlando 7:00 PM
Thu, Oct 18 @Washington 8:00 PM
Sat, Oct 20 vs Charlotte 8:00 PM
Wed, Oct 24 vs New York 7:30 PM
Sat, Oct 27 vs Portland 8:00 PM
Mon, Oct 29 vs Sacramento 7:30 PM
Tue, Oct 30 @Charlotte 7:00 PM

November:
Sat, Nov 3 @Atlanta 7:30 PM
Mon, Nov 5 @Detroit 7:00 PM
Wed, Nov 7 vs San Antonio 7:30 PM
Fri, Nov 9 vs Indiana 8:00 PM
Sat, Nov 10 vs Washington 8:00 PM
Mon, Nov 12 vs Philadelphia 7:30 PM
Wed, Nov 14 @Brooklyn 7:30 PM
Fri, Nov 16 @Indiana 7:00 PM
Sun, Nov 18 vs LA Lakers 6:00 PM
Tue, Nov 20 vs Brooklyn 7:30 PM
Fri, Nov 23 @Chicago 8:00 PM
Sun, Nov 25 @Toronto 6:00 PM
Tue, Nov 27 vs Atlanta 7:30 PM
Fri, Nov 30 vs New Orleans 8:00 PM

December:
Sun, Dec 2 vs Utah 6:00 PM
Tue, Dec 4 vs Orlando 7:30 PM
Fri, Dec 7 @Phoenix 9:00 PM
Sat, Dec 8 @LA Clippers 10:30 PM
Mon, Dec 10 @LA Lakers 10:30 PM
Wed, Dec 12 @Utah 9:00 PM
Fri, Dec 14 @Memphis 8:00 PM
Sun, Dec 16 @New Orleans 7:00 PM
Thu, Dec 20 vs Houston 8:00 PM
Sat, Dec 22 vs Milwaukee 8:00 PM
Sun, Dec 23 @Orlando 6:00 PM
Wed, Dec 26 vs Toronto 7:30 PM
Fri, Dec 28 vs Cleveland 8:00 PM
Sun, Dec 30 vs Minnesota 6:00 PM

January:
Wed, Jan 2 @Cleveland 7:00 PM
Fri, Jan 4 vs Washington 8:00 PM
Sun, Jan 6 @Atlanta 6:00 PM
Tue, Jan 8 vs Denver 7:30 PM
Thu, Jan 10 vs Boston 7:00 PM
Sat, Jan 12 vs Memphis 5:00 PM
Tue, Jan 15 @Milwaukee 8:00 PM
Fri, Jan 18 @Detroit 7:00 PM
Sat, Jan 19 @Chicago 8:00 PM
Mon, Jan 21 @Boston 6:00 PM
Wed, Jan 23 vs LA Clippers 7:30 PM
Fri, Jan 25 @Cleveland 7:30 PM
Sun, Jan 27 @New York 7:30 PM
Wed, Jan 30 vs Chicago 7:30 PM

February:
Fri, Feb 1 vs Oklahoma City 8:00 PM
Sat, Feb 2 vs Indiana 7:30 PM
Tue, Feb 5 @Portland 10:30 PM
Fri, Feb 8 @Sacramento 10:00 PM
Sun, Feb 10 @Golden State 8:30 PM
Mon, Feb 11 @Denver 9:00 PM
Wed, Feb 13 @Dallas 8:30 PM

*** NBA All-star Week ***

Thu, Feb 21 @Philadelphia 7:00 PM
Sat, Feb 23 vs Detroit 7:30 PM
Mon, Feb 25 vs Phoenix 7:30 PM
Wed, Feb 27 vs Golden State 7:30 PM
Thu, Feb 28 @Houston 8:00 PM

March:
Sat, Mar 2 vs Brooklyn 7:30 PM
Mon, Mar 4 vs Atlanta 7:30 PM
Wed, Mar 6 @Charlotte 7:00 PM
Fri, Mar 8 vs Cleveland 8:00 PM
Sun, Mar 10 vs Toronto 3:30 PM
Wed, Mar 13 vs Detroit 7:00 PM
Fri, Mar 15 vs Milwaukee 8:00 PM
Sun, Mar 17 vs Charlotte 1:00 PM
Mon, Mar 18 @Oklahoma City 8:00 PM
Wed, Mar 20 @San Antonio 8:30 PM
Fri, Mar 22 @Milwaukee 8:30 PM
Sat, Mar 23 @Washington 7:00 PM
Tue, Mar 26 vs Orlando 7:30 PM
Thu, Mar 28 vs Dallas 7:30 PM
Sat, Mar 30 @New York 7:30 PM

April:
Mon, Apr 1 @Boston 7:30 PM
Wed, Apr 3 vs Boston 7:30 PM
Fri, Apr 5 @Minnesota 8:00 PM
Sun, Apr 7 @Toronto 12:00 PM
Tue, Apr 9 vs Philadelphia 7:30 PM
Wed, Apr 10 @Brooklyn 8:00 PM

beasted86
10-21-2018, 07:42 AM
Miami is starting off the season just like last year where every game is decided in the last few seconds and we either win or lose by 1 or 2 points.

It makes for entertaining games but not sure I can make it through another season of this.

lavilevi23
10-21-2018, 02:55 PM
And thatís exactly why we need Butler or some other legit closer on this team..

AllBall
10-21-2018, 11:05 PM
Over under 2 pt difference for next game? lol

Dade County
10-24-2018, 07:51 PM
JRich can not start the offense. Thats not his game. Too many bone headed turnovers.

When does Waiters & JJ return back?

beasted86
10-24-2018, 09:50 PM
I agree. Crazy that people said he could be our starting PG. He just doesn't have the vision.

He's a good all-around player, that's just not his strength at all at this point. Clearly a SG.

WaDe03
10-25-2018, 10:33 AM
McGruder is our best player so far and Iím dead serious. Would love to keep JRich and get Butler but wonít happen and McGruder makes JRich expendable.

Dragic
McGruder
Butler
JJ
Whiteside

Very solid and tough starting unit right there.

Then I try to get one of Lillard/Kyrie/Kemba/Love.

Dragic
McGruder
Butler
Love
Whiteside

How does that team do in the East?

AllBall
10-25-2018, 11:14 AM
McGruder is our best player so far and Iím dead serious. Would love to keep JRich and get Butler but wonít happen and McGruder makes JRich expendable.

Dragic
McGruder
Butler
JJ
Whiteside

Very solid and tough starting unit right there.

Then I try to get one of Lillard/Kyrie/Kemba/Love.

Dragic
McGruder
Butler
Love
Whiteside

How does that team do in the East?

Would not give up JRich for Butler anymore. Screw the Wolves. Butler stock has dropped. They're crazy to be playing him, it's a ticking time bomb with the risk of him getting hurt out there.

WaDe03
10-25-2018, 12:03 PM
Would not give up JRich for Butler anymore. Screw the Wolves. Butler stock has dropped. They're crazy to be playing him, it's a ticking time bomb with the risk of him getting hurt out there.

Heís playing great though. If the deciding factor is JRich you send him 10 times out of 10. His ceiling is lower than what Butler currently is. I would love them next to each other though, but as I said McGruder has been better so far.

Wade-a-minute
10-25-2018, 01:10 PM
Because of the youth factor it would actually be great to trade Mcgruder. Jrich is younger and more skilled offensively. But Mcgruder's trade value is skyrocketing by the game.
Heís playing great though. If the deciding factor is JRich you send him 10 times out of 10. His ceiling is lower than what Butler currently is. I would love them next to each other though, but as I said McGruder has been better so far.

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WaDe03
10-25-2018, 01:58 PM
Because of the youth factor it would actually be great to trade Mcgruder. Jrich is younger and more skilled offensively. But Mcgruder's trade value is skyrocketing by the game.

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His trade value isnít as much as JRich though because JRich is locked up for awhile and younger so heís maybe more appealing where as McGruder is a free agent not this summer but the next. Plus his contract numbers amount to nothing to really do anything significant lol.

Idk if JRich is better offensively. From what weíve seen so far this year McGruder looks much better efficiency wise and heís the better playmaker while him and Hassan seem to have a lot of chemistry on lobs.

Iím dead serious when I say McGruder has been our best player so far lol.

AllBall
10-25-2018, 02:00 PM
Heís playing great though. If the deciding factor is JRich you send him 10 times out of 10. His ceiling is lower than what Butler currently is. I would love them next to each other though, but as I said McGruder has been better so far.

It's not a deciding factor because the Wolves have less and less leverage with each passing day. They're a clown show. I don't see Miami trading for him anymore and if any team does trade with them it'll be a worse package than what they got from Miami.

WaDe03
10-25-2018, 02:06 PM
It's not a deciding factor because the Wolves have less and less leverage with each passing day. They're a clown show. I don't see Miami trading for him anymore and if any team does trade with them it'll be a worse package than what they got from Miami.

Pat is watching every Wolves game during the Heat games so Iím sure theyíre still looking for ways to trade for him. Windhorst says they are too. I disagree that his value is dropping right now with him playing so good but I guess weíll see. Thereís a reason weíre in the boat weíre in right now though, we overvalue our guys too much.

beasted86
10-25-2018, 08:10 PM
McGruder is definitely not our best player. Might be most consistent so far though.

Butler is a great player but not worth trading any and every player. He's a guy who will be overpaid in 9 months. He has injury history. Although he's easily a top 20 player, where has he lead a team? T'Wolves 8th, Bulls 8th, Bulls lottery, Bulls 2nd Round...

And that last one was with a lot of help from the reigning DPOY Noah, 19/12 2blk Pau Gasol, and Rose for 50+ games. Wasn't some scrub roster.

He's a B+ level star, not a superstar. He's also not going to open the flood gates of other stars wanting to come here when he's overpaid and known to kill a locker room with his hyper-competitiveness. Some guys don't need or respond to that crap.

I feel Richardson, Waiters and 1st is a fair offer and nothing else should be included. They can let him leave for nothing or probably take a worse deal.

WaDe03
10-26-2018, 09:32 AM
McGruder is definitely not our best player. Might be most consistent so far though.

Butler is a great player but not worth trading any and every player. He's a guy who will be overpaid in 9 months. He has injury history. Although he's easily a top 20 player, where has he lead a team? T'Wolves 8th, Bulls 8th, Bulls lottery, Bulls 2nd Round...

And that last one was with a lot of help from the reigning DPOY Noah, 19/12 2blk Pau Gasol, and Rose for 50+ games. Wasn't some scrub roster.

He's a B+ level star, not a superstar. He's also not going to open the flood gates of other stars wanting to come here when he's overpaid and known to kill a locker room with his hyper-competitiveness. Some guys don't need or respond to that crap.

I feel Richardson, Waiters and 1st is a fair offer and nothing else should be included. They can let him leave for nothing or probably take a worse deal.

Didnít they lose to LeBron in the 2nd round? Canít fault him for that.

Wolves were the 3rd seed until he went down with injury.

That Bulls 8th seed team wouldíve won their match up with Boston if their only PG who was playing great in Rondo didnít go down.

Jimmy is a top 10 player. In terms of impact heís a top 5 player. His impact and ability to make any team better is top level and shouldnít be questioned. He could be the 1st piece to something much bigger if Miami plays their cards right. Time to stop over valuing our guys.

As for McGruder, obviously wouldnít expect him to keep it up all year and be the best player. I also didnít expect him to start out like this either and heís been doing it since preseason. So far, heís been the best player and itís really not even debatable.

Dade County
10-28-2018, 10:45 AM
Miami needs a player like Lillard. He was on another level offensively last night.

He took advantage of the P&R involving Whiteside. & the NBA really needs to break down on these moving screens, if they can crack down on that; defenses will actually have a fighting chance.

WaDe03
10-29-2018, 11:35 AM
Id bust a nut if we got Lillard but unfortunately it wonít happen. We donít have enough to trade for the 2nd best PG in the league

lavilevi23
10-29-2018, 08:09 PM
Whiteside 13reb 4 blocks in the 1st quarter... are u kidding me? When this guy is engaged he has the tools to be a serious force

beasted86
10-29-2018, 09:02 PM
Yeah, I think Whiteside is gunning for a max contract and will opt out this season.

At the same time 6 turnovers 0 assists.

lavilevi23
10-29-2018, 09:09 PM
Well... this team is trash. Cant believe weíre getting our *** handed to us by Sacramento

WaDe03
10-30-2018, 10:53 AM
Name your price Minny, tired of watching a mediocre team full of role players. Add butler to that mediator team fill of role players and three all of a sudden become very good though. Trade for Butler and find him another star somewhere at the deadline.

Also, Spos rotations are still god awful. I guess that will never change.

WaDe03
10-30-2018, 10:55 AM
Hope Iím wrong but expecting another L tonight and for us to get cooked by Kemba.

Thatís why you canít lose to bad teams that spot you s double digit lead on your home court. There was like a 26+ point swing st one point.

Whatever has to happen to convince Riley to go all in for Jimmy is what I want, just not sure if thatís wins or losses.

AllBall
10-30-2018, 11:50 AM
Well... this team is trash. Cant believe weíre getting our *** handed to us by Sacramento

Nope, they played well. They just made the mistake most East teams make when playing a West coast team. Falling for the fast paced up and down tempo. East coast teams are just not built for that.

AllBall
11-01-2018, 12:13 PM
So everyone's dropping 50pts now, lol.

What do you say, player most likely to score over 40 for the Heat this season? 😝

lavilevi23
11-01-2018, 12:33 PM
Seems like nobody scored 40 in a Heat uniform in like 4 years lol

AllBall
11-01-2018, 01:02 PM
Seems like nobody scored 40 in a Heat uniform in like 4 years lol

Spot on, Wade had a 42 point game in December 2014 and then a 40 point game in March 2015. Waiters, Dragic, JRich and Ellington have flirted with mid 30 point games.

Dade County
11-04-2018, 01:31 AM
Miami defense is the worst every team is not letting their opponents score over 120.

Having Spo as a coach doesn't move the needle one bit.

AllBall
11-06-2018, 10:03 PM
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https://twitter.com/IraHeatBeat/status/1059929598832590848

That is one sexy court! 🤤🤤🤤

AllBall
11-09-2018, 11:53 AM
Vice night!

beasted86
11-11-2018, 10:34 AM
Miami's turnover issue along with defense is their main problems.

They can't stop fouling defensively. They're 5th highest in fouls.

Offensively they're helping the opponents get easy transition buckets every game and giving them extra possessions to score. They are 5th highest in turnovers.

Pair those things with a mediocre offense and its spelling disaster. They don't just need a closer offensively. It's not going to solve all their problems.

Dade County
11-12-2018, 08:07 PM
I don't think jimmy is playing tonight. If Miami can't beat 6ers tonight. Pat & Spo just fall on the sword.

lavilevi23
11-12-2018, 11:06 PM
Man fck this mediocre group of overachievers. Riley fcked up big time.
No true leader. No identity and truly at this point absolutely nothing to look forward to with this team. No question this is the worst possible position to be in the NBA.

Dade County
11-12-2018, 11:08 PM
It's that time.... No reason for Miami to waste anytime, if they are not going to start playing like a top 4 team in the East; they need to shut it down.

Spo does nothing for this team in a competitive coaching edge perspective. Absolutely nothing.

I would like to see Waiters and JJ play though. Hope they get healthy soon.

AllBall
11-12-2018, 11:14 PM
Stealth tanking for Zion?

beasted86
11-16-2018, 10:56 PM
I really have no clue why Riley drank the Winslow Kool-Aid. He still cannot shoot nor finish. He got $13M for nothing.

I hope JJ comes back and takes most of his minutes. That alone would improve the team significantly.

What is Spo and Riley seeing that I cannot?

AllBall
11-19-2018, 06:05 PM
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https://twitter.com/IraHeatBeat/status/1064616747095986176

Not looking good for a while.

beasted86
11-19-2018, 11:54 PM
I really have no clue why Riley drank the Winslow Kool-Aid. He still cannot shoot nor finish. He got $13M for nothing.

I hope JJ comes back and takes most of his minutes. That alone would improve the team significantly.

What is Spo and Riley seeing that I cannot?

I still come back to this.

What is Winslow on this team for? Got destroyed by LeBron yesterday.

Every other GM from that draft was smart enough to not overpay before restricted free agency. WCS, Stanley Johnson, Miles Turner, Kelly Oubre, Frank Kaminsky, on an on. Aside from Devin Booker who was destined to get the max, Miami is the only team that jumped the gun. Completely stupid.

Winslow is yet another overpaid horrid contract on this team. Tyler Johnson, James Johnson, Waiters, Winslow. 4 guys making $58M next year who wouldn't start for one team.

lavilevi23
11-23-2018, 09:54 PM
Why tf does Whiteside always try to run pg I cant stand it when he does that...

beasted86
11-24-2018, 07:24 PM
It's going to be good to watch J Rich continue to grow on the HEAT.

They need to dump everyone else and get a superstar next to him and I can't imagine how good he may actually become playing within himself a little more.

Could develop into a real 2nd option caliber player of a regular playoff team like a CJ McCollum or Khris Middleton consistent 20+ who can go off for 30 on any night. And he's the only good contract on the team right now.

AllBall
12-04-2018, 10:52 AM
So, Dragic, McGruder, DJJ, JJ and TJ all possibly out for tonight against Orlando. The low key tank is in?

beasted86
12-04-2018, 11:15 PM
Tank in full swing. Bench Whiteside, increase chances you lose. Bench Whiteside, increase chances he becomes frustrated and opts out and the end of the season. Bench Whiteside, develop cheaper replacement in BAM.

AllBall
12-04-2018, 11:38 PM
Tank in full swing. Bench Whiteside, increase chances you lose. Bench Whiteside, increase chances he becomes frustrated and opts out and the end of the season. Bench Whiteside, develop cheaper replacement in BAM.

Whiteside, and no one on this team really, is going to swing the pendulum either way. So they can keep playing him, won't matter.

naps
12-05-2018, 02:39 AM
Like I said get rid of everyone that will win us any games. So we dont have to lose games intentionally. One or two solid picks along with Andy Elisburg's magic with cap space will set our future for the next decade if we get lucky. There is ABSOLUTELY no other way out of this sticky mud, NONE.

All-In
12-05-2018, 05:37 AM
Tank in full swing. Bench Whiteside, increase chances you lose. Bench Whiteside, increase chances he becomes frustrated and opts out and the end of the season. Bench Whiteside, develop cheaper replacement in BAM.

If Whiteside opts out of his contract I'll cry tears of happiness

All-In
12-05-2018, 05:50 AM
Whiteside, and no one on this team really, is going to swing the pendulum either way. So they can keep playing him, won't matter.

The Dragic situation is probably the most important one to monitor for tanking

beasted86
12-05-2018, 07:02 PM
Like I said get rid of everyone that will win us any games. So we dont have to lose games intentionally. One or two solid picks along with Andy Elisburg's magic with cap space will set our future for the next decade if we get lucky. There is ABSOLUTELY no other way out of this sticky mud, NONE.

Andy Ellisburg had part in handing out several overpays to Waiters, JJ, and Winslow.

naps
12-07-2018, 12:17 PM
For sure. I am merely mentioning what needs to be done. Not saying they will be able to do it for sure.

All-In
12-09-2018, 02:39 AM
So let me get this straight....we lose at home to the Hawks but we beat at Clippers by 23 pts, a Clippers team who has lost only one home game all season to Denver the very first game of the year

Sooner or later we're going to have to look at Whiteside as a "sunk cost"...it feels like the only reason he plays is to boost his trade value but that's not happening anyway so why play Whiteside at the expense of Bam's development?

Our main focus should be giving as much minutes to Winslow, JRich, Mcgruder, DJ, Bam to develop them and try to get a good pick in the process (Ja Morant, Deandre Hunter)....Bam should be starting with Olynyk as the backup and Whiteside third string center....DJ should be getting min over TJ and Ellington too

All-In
12-09-2018, 03:03 AM
Spo going to (I think) 2-3 zone during that stretch run in the 4th qtr was forward thinking.....Not many coaches in the league would have the balls to do something like that in today's NBA but it worked for us tonight

Tip of the cap to Spo

naps
12-09-2018, 03:51 AM
I remember, one thing I wished before every season as a Wade fan was he developed a 3 point shot. Nights like tonight makes me wonder what he could have been if he actually had this shot in his arsenal in his prime years. How thid could affect his own legacy and our team in terms of championships and possibly having a longer window with the big three.

All-In
12-09-2018, 04:28 AM
I remember, one thing I wished before every season as a Wade fan was he developed a 3 point shot. Nights like tonight makes me wonder what he could have been if he actually had this shot in his arsenal in his prime years. How thid could affect his own legacy and our team in terms of championships and possibly having a longer window with the big three.

If Wade keeps this up this will be his best 3pt shooting season of his career by a mile, 36% on 4 attempts per game would've been a game changer during his prime...better late then never I guess lol

AllBall
12-09-2018, 08:16 PM
So let me get this straight....we lose at home to the Hawks but we beat at Clippers by 23 pts, a Clippers team who has lost only one home game all season to Denver the very first game of the year

Sooner or later we're going to have to look at Whiteside as a "sunk cost"...it feels like the only reason he plays is to boost his trade value but that's not happening anyway so why play Whiteside at the expense of Bam's development?

Our main focus should be giving as much minutes to Winslow, JRich, Mcgruder, DJ, Bam to develop them and try to get a good pick in the process (Ja Morant, Deandre Hunter)....Bam should be starting with Olynyk as the backup and Whiteside third string center....DJ should be getting min over TJ and Ellington too

In two game sample, 3rd string > 2nd string > 1st string

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All-In
12-09-2018, 08:43 PM
In two game sample, 3rd string > 2nd string > 1st string

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naps
12-11-2018, 04:02 AM
End of an era. Anyone else remember how Wade and LeBron used to go at it in the pre-big3 era? Though it's crazy to think they played 11 years in the same conf as opponents and never once faced off in the post-season.
Also, only 4 remaining active guys from the '03 class and one of them is stil the best on the planet. Gotta appreciate what a marvel James have been. He does bring a lot of unnecessary off-court baggages along, but his commitment to conditioning and continuously evolving has been second to none in league history. One can only imagine how difficult it is to stay focused and motivated over a decade being the undisputed best player on the planet. I am just glad he spent his absolute peak years at a Heat uniform.

Also, Winslow has been such disapointment since being drafted, I am not sure what to make of these past 3 games. Is he finally coming around or this is just a fluke streak? I sure as hell dont trust his shooting though.

beasted86
12-21-2018, 08:19 AM
Miami clearly decided they're not tanking.

AllBall
12-21-2018, 02:34 PM
Miami clearly decided they're not tanking.

Players and coaches rarely tank (unless it's at the end and they're positioning for a playoff matchup). It's Front Offices that tank by trading players that will win you games...maybe even leaning on the conservative side with Medical recommendations and giving more rest/time off/shutting down player.

All-In
12-24-2018, 05:58 AM
Up until December 1st we had a 102.37 pace which was top 10, but since Dec 1st we have a pace of 96.36 which is fourth last.....We've adapted with no Dragic better then anyone imagined and are 8-3 in the month of Dec.

We're shortening the game, limiting possessions, playing a hybrid defense of man/2-3 zone, Whiteside is playing great defense and not throwing a hissy fit, Winslow has been our best two-way player during the month of December and TJ is playing some of the best basketball of his career lately

I'm honestly playing with the NBA trade machine to see what kind of Dragic trades we can make even though he's out for the next 2 months...Not a lot of teams need a PG either

New Orleans might get desperate for a PG by trade deadline, that's really the only team I can think of

beasted86
12-24-2018, 09:38 PM
Why are we trading Dragić and not TJ?

There's a solid chance Dragić opts out and may just be a 1yr deal. TJ is GUARANTEED for 2 years. Plus Dragić > TJ. Plus TJ makes more than Dragić.

Sell high on TJ get someone to take him while they think he's good during this hot stretch of play.

Dade County
12-24-2018, 09:54 PM
The teams that are under performing in the East, will start to pull away from the subpar teams. So by the beginning of February I expect Miami to have position themselves well. But unless Pat can bring someone in (most likely not happening), Miami will be a 1st rd exit.

But as Miami HEAT fans we can look forward to some good wins.

All-In
12-25-2018, 12:49 PM
Why are we trading Dragić and not TJ?

There's a solid chance Dragić opts out and may just be a 1yr deal. TJ is GUARANTEED for 2 years. Plus Dragić > TJ. Plus TJ makes more than Dragić.

Sell high on TJ get someone to take him while they think he's good during this hot stretch of play.

I just think the idea of trading TJ is dead this season and no one is trading for TJ's $20 million dollar contract, Dragic is the better player on the better contract like you said so teams actually might trade for a healthy Dragic....TJ has one of the worst contracts in the league, it's going to take more then a 3 week stretch for someone to trade for that deal

TJ should be on the trading block for sure but I just don't think anyone will offer us anything this year for him, maybe next year since he's expiring

Dragic is going to be a declining 33 year old (34 next season) coming off knee surgery, he has an $18 million dollar player option next summer, I don't know if he makes that back on the open market....I mean you never know with player options, he might want a change of scenery next year but as of now I'm leaning towards him re-signing

beasted86
12-27-2018, 09:06 AM
Although they lost a close one to Toronto, ideally that should go 5-0 over the next set of games.

That's the only thing that will convince me they really turned the corner and are fully expected to make the playoffs.

Dade County
12-29-2018, 12:36 AM
Cavs (win), Wolves, Cavs, Wiz & Hawks

3-2 fits the norm.

All-In
12-29-2018, 01:00 AM
We're playing so well now but how does Waiters/Dragic return reconfigure our rotations?

Point Winslow has been the best thing to happen for his career and we're eventually getting two ball dominant players back.....Waiters might be back next game, how does that effect our lineups?

Things to watch for Waiters return: 3pt shooting, off-dribble first step, finishing, on-ball defense (lateral quickness)

Waiters did go to Syracuse so playing in the 2-3 zone actually should be a nice adjustment but when we go to man-to-man I wonder how his ankle holds up

I think we all want Waiters to play like how he did two seasons ago since that be a game changer for us but he's been gone for so long though it does make me worry if that'll ever happen

beasted86
12-29-2018, 03:40 AM
Waiters will be Wade's replacement eventually, but you're right. I'm not sure he fits in the meantime. He's going to struggle finishing.

They need a trade to clear this glut of players at SG along with clearing cap space.

On another note, Winslow is telling me to STFU recently with how hard I've been on him along with how critical I am of his extension money.

All-In
12-29-2018, 08:38 PM
Waiters will be Wade's replacement eventually, but you're right. I'm not sure he fits in the meantime. He's going to struggle finishing.

They need a trade to clear this glut of players at SG along with clearing cap space.

On another note, Winslow is telling me to STFU recently with how hard I've been on him along with how critical I am of his extension money.

Yea I was critical of the Winslow extension too....heck if he keeps this up that contract looks like a steal, but he needs to stay healthy and become more consistent for that to happen

All-In
01-03-2019, 07:58 AM
Nice two game stretch for Derrick Jones jr, his defense at times looks damn near suffocating recently, he's still only 21 (about to turn 22 in Feb.) and he'll have his fair share of dud games but he's earned playing time and needs to be part of the rotation consistently

Waiters actually moved around the court better than I expected he would but he looked antsy out there wanting to badly show that he's back to form...Also what's going to be Waiters breaking point regarding him coming off the bench and playing limited minutes...I don't envy Spo right now lol

Wade was out tonight but when he returns I wonder who loses playing time because guys like TJ and DJ are playing so well now...Maybe it's Mcgruder who loses playing time? That would be unfortunate tho since he's improved so much this season and is shooting 39.5% from three

lavilevi23
01-04-2019, 09:34 AM
I feel like a trade to clear up this logjam with the guards is inevitable...

All-In
01-05-2019, 04:50 AM
I feel like a trade to clear up this logjam with the guards is inevitable...

Ellington looks to be on his way out, after that it's going to be interesting to see how they deal with the logjam cause I have no clue....Interestingly enough Waiters didn't play tonight....gulp

Dade County
01-08-2019, 10:57 PM
Ummmm.... fan just ran on the court.

Spo should have put Whiteside in the game at the end. He could have affected the go-ahead shot.

AllBall
01-08-2019, 11:07 PM
Ummmm.... fan just ran on the court.

Spo should have put Whiteside in the game at the end. He could have affected the go-ahead shot.

J-Rich cost us the game by taking a rushed 3 with plenty of time on the clock. Olynyk then sealed it by not passing to Waiters on the inbound play.

All-In
01-09-2019, 04:48 AM
J-Rich cost us the game by taking a rushed 3 with plenty of time on the clock. Olynyk then sealed it by not passing to Waiters on the inbound play.

The negative is we lost a game we probably should've won (against the top team in the west) but the positive is that Waiters looks much better coming back off injury then any of us would've thought

WaDe03
01-10-2019, 08:51 PM
Damn Waiters comes in and gets his shots up doesnít he?

All-In
01-11-2019, 06:49 AM
Damn Waiters comes in and gets his shots up doesnít he?

Waiters for sure needs to work on his shot selection, he'll force the issue at times.....Waiters in his 3 games back has 10 assists to zero turnovers which his playmaking has been a nice boost so far, hopefully that stays steady

WaDe03
01-11-2019, 10:26 AM
Waiters for sure needs to work on his shot selection, he'll force the issue at times.....Waiters in his 3 games back has 10 assists to zero turnovers which his playmaking has been a nice boost so far, hopefully that stays steady

Yea he looks like heíll be solid once he clears his shot selection up and finds a rhythm.

Dade County
01-12-2019, 08:22 PM
Once again, why isn't Whiteside playing in the last 3min of the game?

lavilevi23
01-12-2019, 08:40 PM
Whiteside wasnít playing tonight lol hes ill

Dade County
01-13-2019, 01:26 AM
Whiteside wasnít playing tonight lol hes ill

Lol ok

I turned the game on & didn't see him on the court. It brought me back to the Denver game & i just got upset.

AllBall
01-16-2019, 03:59 PM
1085414068423409665
https://twitter.com/DavidFurones_/status/1085414068423409665

Free Waiters!

lavilevi23
01-18-2019, 09:46 PM
FT shooting and turnovers are making this game super painful to watch

WaDe03
01-19-2019, 02:48 AM
Free throws can win and lose games. Lost by 3 while shooting a franchise history worse 5-19 from the free throw line. Remember when Whiteside used to want teams to hack a Shaq him for easy points?

AllBall
01-30-2019, 05:48 PM
1090691954965401601
https://twitter.com/IraHeatBeat/status/1090691954965401601

http://i.imgur.com/uSa0WVb.gif

lavilevi23
01-30-2019, 10:21 PM
Team looks trash. Dion is hard to watch

AllBall
01-31-2019, 07:03 PM
1091059083296292864
https://twitter.com/IraHeatBeat/status/1091059083296292864

It's time to shake this up! I saw someone tweet to give Shane Battier the reigns, starting to sound pretty good right about now.

Dade County
02-03-2019, 01:48 AM
I hope you guys notice by now, that the HEAT players are not playing to win every night; it is blatantly obvious. I have no idea, what the Organization is trying to do.

They have put themselves in a position, if they win 5 games in a row, they can be between 4-7 seed, if they loss 5 games in a row, they can be a good position for a top 7 pick LMAO

SMH

WaDe03
02-03-2019, 02:27 PM
I hope you guys notice by now, that the HEAT players are not playing to win every night; it is blatantly obvious. I have no idea, what the Organization is trying to do.

They have put themselves in a position, if they win 5 games in a row, they can be between 4-7 seed, if they loss 5 games in a row, they can be a good position for a top 7 pick LMAO

SMH

They just suck from top to bottom. Riley Spo and the team.

unleashthebeast
02-06-2019, 03:03 AM
Man this team makes no sense. Very good win tonight. Whiteside was amazing, and a vintage Wade performance as well. JJ was also surprisingly effective, shades of what he did in the 30-11 run, would be great to get that more often.

WaDe03
02-06-2019, 01:04 PM
Man this team makes no sense. Very good win tonight. Whiteside was amazing, and a vintage Wade performance as well. JJ was also surprisingly effective, shades of what he did in the 30-11 run, would be great to get that more often.

This team is as average as they come. Thatís why things like this happen. They beat teams they shouldnít because they arenít taken seriously, they start to think theyíre better than they are and then get smacked by multiple teams intentionally tanking such as the Hawks Bulls etc.

beasted86
02-06-2019, 04:19 PM
Miami's point differential says they are a .500 team. Anyone expecting results much better or worse is unrealistic.

I'd welcome a trade to clear future cap even if it doesn't improve the team's talent base.

naps
02-08-2019, 03:45 AM
I am willing to let all these expirings go off the books rather than sacrificing picks to get rid of them. Pat Riley should have taken a leaf of Danny Ainge's book about stockpiling picks (What Ainge does with those picks, or lack there of, is a different story though). Picks are invaluable in building a franchise in both ways. I know Riley doesn't like to build on rookies but he could still do wonders if he had a ton of picks to play around in the trade market. I can't fathom us not being in the Anthony Davis talk if we actually had plethora of picks.

beasted86
02-08-2019, 12:17 PM
I am willing to let all these expirings go off the books rather than sacrificing picks to get rid of them. Pat Riley should have taken a leaf of Danny Ainge's book about stockpiling picks (What Ainge does with those picks, or lack there of, is a different story though). Picks are invaluable in building a franchise in both ways. I know Riley doesn't like to build on rookies but he could still do wonders if he had a ton of picks to play around in the trade market. I can't fathom us not being in the Anthony Davis talk if we actually had plethora of picks.

Let's be honest here at the same time.

Dragić, Wade, Deng, Bosh, Whiteside was the plan when he traded 2 picks for Dragić.

On paper that's a team that should have been an EC finals team if they put it together on the court. Considering the bums we traded for Dragić (all players we gave up are out of the NBA) it was a decent deal.

I don't blame Riley for the draft picks. I blame him for overpaying Waiters and JJ over long term contracts. An overpay is fine for short term, but can't have multiple long term overpaid players.

unleashthebeast
03-07-2019, 09:43 PM
Gotta admit, this team is sort of starting to click lol. Looks like we may actually make the playoffs now, which sucks because we wonít get anywhere, but it will be nice to get a few more DWade moments and let him end his career in games that matter

naps
03-08-2019, 04:09 AM
Let's be honest here at the same time.

Dragić, Wade, Deng, Bosh, Whiteside was the plan when he traded 2 picks for Dragić.

On paper that's a team that should have been an EC finals team if they put it together on the court. Considering the bums we traded for Dragić (all players we gave up are out of the NBA) it was a decent deal.

I don't blame Riley for the draft picks. I blame him for overpaying Waiters and JJ over long term contracts. An overpay is fine for short term, but can't have multiple long term overpaid players.



Well, let's be honest here one more time then. All those Waiters and JJ contracts seemed more than fine after that 30-11 finish. It's about reading and calculating half a decade into the future along with living in the moment, not just living in the moment.

beasted86
03-08-2019, 12:29 PM
Well, let's be honest here one more time then. All those Waiters and JJ contracts seemed more than fine after that 30-11 finish. It's about reading and calculating half a decade into the future along with living in the moment, not just living in the moment.

Not for me.

I was shocked by the JJ overpay along with length of the contract. A guy who never averaged double figures was given such a large guarantee.

The Waiters contract I feel was reasonable with the caveat that he's healthy. A mediocre efficiency SG that can give you 13-15 PPG, the going rate is what he got. See JR Smith, Clarkson, Barton, etc for reference. But at the same time I have no knowledge of his medical situation.

I also stand on record disappointed with the HEAT bidding against themselves on Winslow and feel this will be a repeat of the JJ situation.

beasted86
03-08-2019, 02:16 PM
Gotta admit, this team is sort of starting to click lol. Looks like we may actually make the playoffs now, which sucks because we wonít get anywhere, but it will be nice to get a few more DWade moments and let him end his career in games that matter

That's what I figure. Let him go out on the national stage with millions watching a playoff game rather than some meaningless regular season finale of a disappointing season.

Only reason I still watch games this season is to watch the final moments of a HEAT legend.