The Miami Heat were one of many teams interested in restricted free agent Eric Bledsoe earlier this offseason, though they reportedly didn’t make a contractual offer to the guard because they knew the Phoenix Suns would match the deal.
They weren’t alone as no team in the NBA made Bledsoe an offer, despite heavy interest. That of course didn’t sit well with the former Kentucky Wildcat who accused the Suns of playing dirty.
Eric Bledsoe hasn’t spoken to the team allegedly in four months and the relationship between the two sides is reportedly said to be sour. So might the Miami Heat attempt to wiggle their way in and attempt a sign-and-trade for the explosive guard?
Not according to Ira Winderman who says the Miami Heat’s big offseason moves are done.
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.
Even if the Miami Heat did decide they wanted to put forth an offer, as Winderman notes, they wouldn’t be able to beat out fellow NBA teams in pursuit so their chances of obtaining Bledsoe are beyond slim, at least for this season.
If Bledsoe does accept the Phoenix Suns one-year qualifying offer however, he’ll be an unrestricted free agent at season end.