May 26, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert (55) reacts during a timeout against the Miami Heat in game four of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Heat Rumors: No trades expected until December

The Miami Heat lost LeBron James this summer but they made moves to replace his production by signing guys like Danny Granger, Luol Deng and Josh McRoberts. The team also brought back Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, which is another step towards having some sort of continuity in town.

But those moves aren’t enough for fans, who want things they can’t have in scenarios that just aren’t possible.

According to Ira Winderman from the Sun Sentinel, the Miami Heat are not expected to make anymore trades until December unless they involves the only three players the team can trade before December 15th.

This is getting old by now, but the only players the Heat can put into a trade are Norris Cole, Justin Hamilton and Shabazz Napier, since every veteran free agent signed this offseason cannot be dealt until Dec. 15. So unless you’re talking about a player making about $6 million or less, the math doesn’t work in a trade. And even then, you would have to find a team willing to take on that three-player package.

There have been talks of a Roy Hibbert trade but the idea of this is laughable at best and just painful to wonder how some can process that thought. the bottom line is the Heat have made all the moves they can in the wake of losing LeBron James and that means making trades are highly unlikely, even after December 15th rolls around.

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