Jun 9, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; General view of the Miami Heat logo on the court during the first quarter of game two of the 2013 NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs at the American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Trade Rumors: Miami Heat setting themselves up for roster addition?


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.

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  • Marc Starcke

    I don’t understand this article. It highlight’s two players that are not available to the Heat. One was snatched up by Indiana and the other is injured and out for the season.