The Miami Heat don’t have an available roster spot at this current moment, but that could be changing soon as Grantland hears either Roger Mason Jr. or Toney Douglas could very well be waived in the coming days.
The motive behind it? Clearing a space on the roster for either a trade or adding a player once the NBA’s trade deadline passes.
Many players are expected to be released post deadline and the Heat want to have an open spot available to go picking through the field.
Miami is prepared to waive either Roger Mason Jr. or Toney Douglas to open up a roster spot. The Heat had real interest in Andrew Bynum before Indiana struck, and if they can’t find anything via trade, they’ll monitor the buyout market for guys like Emeka Okafor (unlikely to play at all this season, sadly) and Caron Butler.
The Okafor suggestion makes a ton of sense considering he’ll likely be bought out, no matter if he’s traded or remains with the Suns post-deadline.
Just what the Heat need to continue their dominance – a legit, defensive minded man in the middle.