Posts From Jacari McRae

Report: Heat interested in trading for Mike Conley

After jumping from Number 8 to Number 2 in the draft lottery, the Memphis Grizzlies are reportedly zeroing in on guard Ja Morant with the second overall draft pick. With the Grizzlies eyeing Morant, it could mark the end of 12 year veteran guard Mike Conley’s career in Memphis. To clear up more playing time for the rookie point guard, and possibly tank for next year’s draft class, there’s a great chance the Grizzlies will entertain talks for the veteran guard this summer.

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Early Mock Drafts Have Heat Drafting Kevin Porter Jr.

As expected, the Miami Heat remained with the 13th pick in what was a wild draft lottery. Once the lottery ended, multiple sites immediately updated their mock drafts. A name that’s been linked to the Heat on most mock drafts: University of Southern California’s Kevin Porter Jr.

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Juwan Howard to interview for Wolves Head Coaching position

Miami Heat assistant Juwan Howard will interview for the head coaching position in Minnesota this week, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

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Report: Riley advised Warriors to keep Klay Thompson

Just weeks after being linked to the Lakers vacant front-office position, Pat Riley is back in the news again. This time, according to ESPN’s Stephen A Smith, for giving the Warriors advice. Smith says Riley, among others, advised the Warriors front office executives to re-sign Klay Thompson.

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Opt-In-and-Trade Jimmy Butler to Miami

There’s a quote from Pat Riley’s season-ending presser that stood out to me.

 

 

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How the Miami Heat Can Create an Open Max Slot

The Miami Heat are coming off a disappointing season, as they missed the playoffs for the second successive year. Consequently, roster adjustments are necessary, with grabbing a star player the top priority. This year’s free agency class—headlined by Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, and Kawhi Leonard—is expected to be the best since 2010.

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Report: ESPN, TNT Interested in Dwyane Wade as An Analyst

It’s been three weeks since Dwyane Wade played in his last game as an NBA player. And now, there’s a possibility the three-time NBA Champion could be covering the game as an analyst. According to The New York Post’s Andrew Marchand, both TNT and ESPN have expressed interest in hiring Wade.

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Rumor: Lakers Interested in Heat President Pat Riley

Earlier this month, Los Angeles Lakers legend and President Magic Johnson abruptly stepped down as President of Basketball Operations. Since then, the Lakers have been interviewing coaching candidates to replace the recently fired Luke Walton.

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Report: Juwan Howard will interview for Cavaliers and Lakers coaching position

After mutually parting ways with interim head coach Larry Drew last week, the Cleveland Cavaliers will begin searching for his replacement. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Cavaliers will interview Miami Heat assistant Juwan Howard for the position next week.

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Hassan Whiteside Says he will Consider Opting Out this Summer

In a couple of months from now, Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside could become a free agent if he opts out of the final year of the four-year contract he signed back in 2016. However, he’s unlikely to earn as much as his $27 million option for next season. While he hasn’t guaranteed he will opt out, Whiteside still plans on giving the decision some thought in the coming weeks.

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