Posts From Jacari McRae

Kelly Olynyk injures knee in Canada exhibition game

With training camp a month away, Miami Heat forward Kelly Olynyk picked up an injury Wednesday night.
While playing for the Canadian national team in a FIBA exhibition game against Nigeria, the Heat big man slipped on a wet spot on the court and had to be helped off the floor and brought to the locker room area.

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Carmelo Anthony explains why he didn’t join Dwyane Wade and LeBron James in Miami in 2010

In 2010, the Miami Heat pulled off the biggest free agency coup in NBA history signing Lebron James and Chris Bosh to join Dwyane Wade in Miami. During their four seasons together in Miami, the Heat went on to win two championships in four NBA Finals appearances. While Chris Bosh became a member of the Heat’s Big Three, there’s been reports over the years that suggested that Carmelo Anthony was supposed to be the third piece of the Heat’s Big Three in 2010.

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Tyler Herro: From Draft Question to Fan Favorite

When the Miami Heat selected Tyler Herro 13th overall in the 2019 NBA Draft, most Heat fans seemed either disappointed or confused with the pick. If you scrolled through Twitter shortly after the selection was made, you would see the disappointment in some fans. Most were expecting the Heat to draft either Kevin Porter Jr or Sekou Doumboya.

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Tobias Harris on Jimmy Butler's move to Miami: "Miami's going to love him"

After acquiring both Jimmy Butler and Tobias Harris during the 2018-19 season, the Philadelphia 76ers believed they had a great shot at an NBA championship. However, those hopes were squashed with Kawhi Leonard’s lucky bounce at the buzzer in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Soon after, both Butler and Harris were headed towards free agency with their futures in Philadelphia becoming uncertain.

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Tobias Harris on Jimmy Butler’s move to Miami: “Miami’s going to love him”

After acquiring both Jimmy Butler and Tobias Harris during the 2018-19 season, the Philadelphia 76ers believed they had a great shot at an NBA championship. However, those hopes were squashed with Kawhi Leonard’s lucky bounce at the buzzer in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Soon after, both Butler and Harris were headed towards free agency with their futures in Philadelphia becoming uncertain.

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Report: HEAT seeking multiple picks in Chris Paul trade talks

Last Thursday, Chris Paul was traded to Oklahoma City Thunder in a deal that sent Russell Westbrook to the Houston Rockets. With the Thunder likely rebuilding, Paul is reportedly seeking a move to a contender. A team that has been mentioned as a top trade destination is the Miami Heat, but a possible OKC-Miami deal will be complicated, according to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst.

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Stoudemire wanted to form a Big 3 with Dwyane Wade and LeBron James in Miami

It’s been fourteen days since NBA Free Agency started and we’ve already seen plenty of stars joining forces. Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving are joining forces with the Brooklyn Nets, Kawhi Leonard and Paul George with the Los Angeles Clippers, and now Russell Westbrook and James Harden with the Houston Rockets. The league has changed since the 2000s when stars were just trying to compete against each other.

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Chris Bosh sees HEAT as a top three team in the East with Jimmy Butler and Russell Westbrook

Former Miami Heat star Chris Bosh believes the Heat could be a top-three team in the Eastern Conference if they acquired Russell Westbrook.

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Could the Heat target Russell Westbrook?

The NBA is now more wide open than ever before.

Early Saturday morning, the Los Angeles Clippers signed Kawhi Leonard and pulled off a trade for Paul George In a move to acquire George, the Clippers gave up Shai-Gilgeous Alexander, Danilo Gallinari, four unprotected first rounders, a protected first rounder, plus two pick swaps. That’s a lot to give up, but if you have a chance to land Leonard and George, you do it.

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Could DeMarcus Cousins be the Heat's Next Reclamation Project?

Last summer, DeMarcus Cousins gambled on himself by accepting the Golden State Warriors’ $5.3 million mid-level exception in hopes of receiving a big payday this summer. After missing most of this past regular season recovering from his Achilles injury, Cousins returned and played in 30 regular season games. While clearly not in all-star form, Cousins was serviceable as the fourth option on a star-studded Warriors team. During the regular season, he averaged 16.3 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks in 25.7 minutes per game.

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