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Dwyane Wade Opts For Free Agency

Jun 29, 2015 4:19 PM

Dwyane Wade has decided not to pick up his player option for the 15-16 season to become a free agent.

Wade is seeking a long-term deal and is believed to be far apart on years and dollars with the Miami Heat. Wade is seeking a deal that would average at least $16 million per season over three seasons. The Heat had preferred for Wade to work with the team on a new contract after the 2016 free agency period.

Wade has given up money over the years to help Miami's salary cap to sign other players, including opting out last year.

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Tags: Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Luol Deng Decides To Remain With Heat

Jun 29, 2015 1:27 PM

Luol Deng has decided to exercise his player option for the 15-16 season with the Miami Heat. The Heat had expected Deng to opt for free agency. 

Deng signed a two-year, $20 million last offseason.

Deng was also pursued last summer by the Atlanta Hawks and Dallas Mavericks.

"He thinks the team is going to be terrific," said agent Herb Rudoy.

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Tags: Luol Deng, Miami Heat, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Nuggets, Heat Express Interest In Eric Moreland In Trade Talks With Kings

Jun 25, 2015 1:45 PM

The Denver Nuggets and Miami Heat have discussed deals with the Sacramento Kings involving forward Eric Moreland, league sources told RealGM.

The talks are expected to be centered on larger trade scenarios and bigger names, but Moreland — a 6-foot-10 shot blocker — intrigues the Nuggets and Heat, sources said.

Pete D’Alessandro and Mike Malone served as Moreland’s GM and head coach, respectively, this past season.

Moreland had a stellar summer league for the Kings a year ago, averaging 3.5 points, 8.8 rebounds and 2.7 blocks in 19.7 minutes per game. He appeared in three regular-season games and underwent season-ending shoulder surgery in January.

Moreland played his college basketball at Oregon State, going unselected in the 2014 NBA Draft before landing a multi-year contract with the Kings.

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Tags: Eric Moreland, Denver Nuggets, Miami Heat, Sacramento Kings, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Mavericks Targeting Danny Green As Monta Ellis Pursues Deal On East Coast

Jun 24, 2015 1:04 PM

As Monta Ellis pursues a new deal on the east coast, the Dallas Mavericks are targeting San Antonio Spurs free agent Danny Green, league sources told RealGM.

Ellis plans to discuss a long-term contract with the Atlanta Hawks and Miami Heat in free agency after opting out of the final year of his contract on Wednesday, sources told RealGM. He had an option worth $8.72 million.

As the prime template of a three-and-defense player in today's NBA, Green could command around $10 to $12 million annually as an unrestricted free agent, a former second-round NBA draft selection who will land his first major contract.

Green holds the NBA Finals record for three-pointers set in 2013. Green has a strong desire to return to the Spurs, sources said, but free agency could hold more lucrative deals elsewhere.

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Tags: Danny Green, Monta Ellis, Atlanta Hawks, Dallas Mavericks, Miami Heat, San Antonio Spurs, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Monta Ellis Opting Out, Interest Coming From Pacers, Heat

Jun 24, 2015 11:10 AM

Monta Ellis will become a free agent this offseason, declining his player option with the Dallas Mavericks.

The Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat are among the teams interested in Ellis.

Ellis was last a free agent in 2013 when he found the market softer than expected after opting out while with the Milwaukee Bucks.

Chris Broussard/ESPN

Tags: Monta Ellis, Dallas Mavericks, Indiana Pacers, Miami Heat, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Heat Looking To Trade Mario Chalmers, Chris Andersen

Jun 22, 2015 4:51 PM

The Miami Heat are attempting to trade Mario Chalmers and Chris Andersen to free up salary.

Andersen and Chalmers are due a combined $9.3 million next season.

The Heat figure to have luxury tax issues with the expected free agencies of Goran Dragic, Dwyane Wade and Luol Deng.

Ramona Shelburne, Brian Windhorst/ESPN

Tags: Mario Chalmers, Chris Andersen, Miami Heat, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Dwyane Wade, Heat To Meet Before Player Option Decision

Jun 22, 2015 2:13 PM

Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat are planning to meet within the next week to discuss their plans for the future.

Wade has until next Monday to decide on whether he's going to opt in for next season and earn $16.1 million or become an unrestricted free agent.


The Heat prefer Wade to opt into his deal, while he prefers a long-term contract with the Heat.

They had discussed a new contract for around $10 million per year for up to three years beyond his current deal, sources said.


Wade prefers to finish his career with the Heat, but he's been disappointed by the team's initial overtures.

Ramona Shelburne, Brian Windhorst/ESPN

Tags: Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Lakers, Dwyane Wade Have Mutual Interest

Jun 21, 2015 6:29 PM

Dwyane Wade and the Los Angeles Lakers have mutual interest, according to league sources.

Wade and the Miami Heat are far apart on contract terms for the 15-16 season.

The Lakers have maximum cap space to offer Wade.

Chris Mannix/Sports Illustrated

Tags: Dwyane Wade, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Heat Plan To Offer Goran Dragic Five-Year, $80M Deal

Jun 21, 2015 1:35 PM

The Miami Heat plan to offer a five-year, $80 million contract to Goran Dragic, according to sources.

The Heat plan to be highly aggressive in securing a commitment from Dragic in free agency.

Only Miami can offer a five-year deal this summer to Dragic. A five-year maximum deal for Dragic would exceed $100 million, but the Heat could deal with the free agency of Dwyane Wade too.

The Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks can go as high as $85 million offers to Dragic.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Tags: Goran Dragic, Miami Heat, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Heat Prefer To Sign Dwyane Wade To Three-Year, $36M Contract

Jun 10, 2015 12:50 PM

The Miami Heat would reportedly prefer to sign Dwyane Wade to a three-year contract worth $36 million.

Wade would be paid $16 million in 15-16, followed by $10 million per season in 16-17 and 17-18.

Wade's preference is a three-year, $60 million contract.

The current gap of $24 million is expected to close at least somewhat, but both sides would have to move from their current position considerably to reach a deal.

Barry Jackson/Miami Herald

Tags: Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Dwyane Wade: Contract Will Be Settled In July
Dwyane Wade has until June 30th to opt out of his contract.

Ira Winderman/South Florida Sun Sentinel

Dwyane Wade Seeks $20M Per Season From Heat
Dwyane Wade decided he wants the long-term security now instead of waiting.

Barry Jackson/Miami Herald

Miami's Initial Offer To Dwyane Wade Believed To Be Under $10M Per Season
Dwyane Wade is now considering opting out of his contract and weighing his options elsewhere.

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LeBron Was First To Broach Idea Of Forming Big 3 In 2010
Up until that point, Dwyane Wade had been relaying to Miami management there was no way LeBron James would be interested in joining them.

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Heat Want Salary Flexibility To Meet With Kevin Durant In Free Agency
The Heat want the salary flexibility needed to get in a meeting with Kevin Durant when he enters free agency in 2016.

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Dwyane Wade, Heat Have 'Sizable Gap' On Contract Plans
There is a sentiment in Dwyane Wade's camp that he could opt out this summer with the hope the Heat would give him a three-year deal.

Barry Jackson/Miami Herald

Goran Dragic Assured Heat Will Play Faster Moving Forward
Goran Dragic still appears to consider the Heat as the frontrunner heading into free agency.

Barry Jackson/Miami Herald

Cavaliers Will Feel Pressure To Re-Sign Free Agents After Miami's Amnesty Of Miller
LeBron James wanted to go home to Cleveland, but other issues were in play such as the Heat using the amnesty on Mike Miller.

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Wolves Win 2015 NBA Draft Lottery
The Wolves have won the lottery with the Lakers moving up to No. 2 and the 76ers staying at No. 3.

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Divac, Noel, Bird Among On-Stage Participants For Lottery
The NBA has released the list of on-stage participants for next week's draft lottery.

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Chris Bosh Expects To Be Ready For Opening Night
Chris Bosh is recovering from blood clots on his lung and he expects to be ready for opening night.

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Goran Dragic: Fifth Year Is 'Pretty Big' On Deal With Heat
Goran Dragic will place value in the possible fifth season that the Heat can offer in a maximum contract.

Ira Winderman/Sun Sentinel

Dwyane Wade Undecided On $16M Option For 15-16
Dwyane Wade said he is in no rush to decide on his player option for the 2015-16 season.

Tim Reynolds/Associated Press

LeBron Never Told Heat To Draft Shabazz Napier
LeBron James never had a relationship with Shabazz Napier, unlike many other college players he became friendly with from his annual Nike camps

Brian Windhorst/ESPN

Pat Riley On Draft: No More Smiling Faces With Hidden Agendas
Pat Riley is looking forward to the 2015 NBA Draft one season after they picked Shabazz Napier with the hopes of re-signing LeBron James.

Joseph Goodman/Miami Herald

Goran Dragic To Review Every Offer In Free Agency
Goran Dragic confirmed Friday that he will opt out of his contract and become a free agent in July.

Ira Winderman/Sun Sentinel

James Ennis, Tyler Johnson Commit To Playing For Heat In Summer League
James Ennis and Tyler Johnson each averaged just under 20.0 minutes per game for the Heat.

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Goran Dragic's Time With Heat Makes Free Agent Decision Easier
Goran Dragic will be a free agent this summer after having the opportunity to see how he fits with the Heat.

Ira Winderman/Sun Sentinel

Dwyane Wade Won't Get Involved In Heat Free Agency
The Heat face free agent decisions this offseason with Goran Dragic and Luol Deng.

Ira Winderman/Sun Sentinel

Luol Deng 'Loves' Heat Organization, Unsure About 15-16 Player Option
Luol Deng has a $10.2 million player option with the Heat next season.

Jason Lieser/Palm Beach Post

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