Everything you need to know about the Miami Heat to go along with your All U Can Heat breakfast this morning.
Ira Winderman, South Florida Sun-Sentinel: ASK IRA: Is Heat inactivity an issue?
Winderman has continuously said that the Heat are unlikely to make major changes after winning two championships, despite a perceived need for a big man. But Pat Riley has made minor tweaks to the roster during the Big Three era. Winderman addresses that in his daily mailbag.
In answering a question regarding whether or not Mike Miller or Joel Anthony could be amnestied or traded, Winderman said the following:
There could be such teams [that would be willing to trade for either], but amnesty has to be completed between July 11 and July 17, so the Heat need to be getting a read about potential trades soon. I still think Mike is more likely to be gone than stay, simply because of the limited minutes he plays. And selling Joel off to the Raptors after the Bargnani trade might be a possibility.
Barry Jackson, Miami Herald: Miami Heat’s summer roster has NBA experience
The Heat announced it’s summer league roster and it includes a number of interesting names. Draft pick James Ennis and relative-veteran Jarvis Vernado headline the roster. But the name that intrigues me the most is that of a former Illinois State forward Jackie Carmichael. He reminds me of a young Udonis Haslem. I’m working on a piece that elaborates on this point. Also, last year’s second-round pick, former LSU center Justin Hamilton, is expected to miss summer league play with a hamstring injury.
The Heat contacted Chris Andersen on Monday and the two sides are working on a deal to perch the Birdman in Miami, according to Jackson.
Alex Kennedy, HOOPSWORLD:
Sebastian Telfair, who has never played in the postseason, wants to join contender. Knicks, Nets, Heat, Thunder are interested, per sources.
— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) July 3, 2013
Sebastian who?! Oh, yeah. Sebastian Telfair, 28, still plays in the NBA (He averaged 5.6 points and 2.6 assists in 16.6 minutes per game last season with the Toronto Raptors). The Heat have not shown any prior interest, at least publicly, in signing a third point guard. If Kennedy is right — and he tends to be cautious about spreading rumors — then even this interest in Telfair is newsworthy.