Heat dedicated to create more cap space

Dwayne WadeIt is no state secret that the Miami Heat are not only looking to resign franchise cornerstone Dwayne Wade but will also try to bring one or possibly two other superstars to South Beach. Even though the Heat have already cut their roster to just four players, the franchise from Southern Florida continues to cut their pay roll in order to become a major player in the 2010 free agency bonanza. Thus, Miami arranged a trade that sends Daequan Cook and their 18th overall pick to the Oklahoma City Thunder in return for Oklahoma's second round pick.


As far as the Thunder is concerned, they just made another steal on draft night as they do not only move up in the trade but also get an reliable outside shooter in Daequan Cook. Considering that Cook is getting just $5 million over the next two years and has won the Three-Point Shootout at the 2009 All-Star Game, he could very well turn out to be a valuable role player at a reasonable price for the Thunder. Albeit the 6-5 shooting guard was sidelined for nearly half of last year's NBA campaign, he still shoots 37% from beyond the arc throughout his career and could address Oklahoma's lack of production from three point range.


The Heat on the other Hand further cut their payroll and get ready to make some noise on the free agent market. In fact, as of now, only Mario Chalmers, Michael Beasley, Dwayne Wade and James Jones are still on Miami's roster. Moreover, GM Pat Riley is most likely going to waive Jones and will continue to try to find a suitable trade partner to get rid off Michael Beasley.


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Tags: Oklahoma City Thunder, Dwayne Wade, Miami Heat, NBA live
Posted: 25th June 2010

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