The Miami Heat lost LeBron James this summer, but they didn’t mourn him very long before going out and spending big money on some pretty decent names on the open market.
One qualm that Heat fans have with LeBron is that he waited too long to make his decision to leave, which meant the Heat lost out on the likes of Kyle Lowry and Marcin Gorat. But one player they were rumored to be after was Eric Bledsoe, and he’s still available on the market.
According to Ira Winderman from the Sun Sentinel, the Miami Heat may have been interested in a sign-and-trade for Eric Bledsoe earlier in the offseaosn, but such a deal isn’t likely to happen now that the money in South Beach has been allotted to other players.
So the Heat have only the minimum to offer when it comes to cap space, which is not even a starting point, and if there is to be a sign-and-trade, the Heat don’t have the available contracts to cobble together (let alone the enticing personnel) to draw the Suns into a sign-and-trade. The Heat’s big offseason moves are done.
Bledose would have been a nice option for the Heat, especially given the uncertainty about the point guard situation, but Miami has Shabazz Napier, Norris Cole and Mario Chalmers to play with and while Bledsoe is a nice option, acquiring him just isn’t possible anymore.
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