Now that the NBA trade deadline has come and gone, Miami Heat fans turn their attention to the buyout mark on March 1.
Instead of retreading over the familiar names—Caron Butler, Emeka Okafor, etc—let’s take a look at some of the players that were moved Thursday and see how those traded could effect the market for Miami.
Miami traded Roger Mason Jr. to the Sacramento Kings for, basically, nothing at the deadline. That cleared up a roster spot and the Heat will sign someone in the new few days.
Terry will join Mason Jr. on the Kings, who was swapped with Reggie Evans for Marcus Thorton.
Crossing my fingers Sacto buys out JET, and he signs with Miami. Would be so funny. Dirk might kill him.
— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) February 20, 2014
Wouldn’t it be interesting if the ex-Dallas Maverick, ex-Boston Celtic Terry joined up with the Heat? For Miami, he would provide a deep option at the 1 and 2, someone who could handle the ball in a pinch but definitely facilitate on offense.
He’s still a decent three-point shooter at 37.9 percent with the Brooklyn Nets this season.
Granger was just traded to the Philadelphia 76ers for Evan Turner and Lavoy Allen.
He could be bought out as the 76ers continue gutting the roster. The oft-injured Granger would be a bit of a stretch for the Heat but, if healthy, he would be the ultimate “F-you signing.”
Granger is a capable shooter and, if he can get healthy, I think can still help a team in the NBA. I just don’t know that that is now.