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Heat adding a center, auditioning a PG

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07:22 AM ET 09.09 | For some time now, it has been assumed the Heat would be in the market for a big man and a point guard. Center Justin Hamilton, the Heat's second-round pick in 2012, will sign with Miami in the coming days and attend training camp, his agent J.R. Hensley told us. Hamilton, who played in Croatia and Latvia last season, did not participate in the Orlando or Las Vegas summer leagues because of a hamstring injury. He has been working out at AmericanAirlines Arena in recent weeks. ... Also, undrafted rookie point guard Larry Drew Jr., from UCLA, will audition for the Heat over several days this coming week. Drew, who averaged 7.5 points and 7.3 assists for the Bruins last season, was originally supposed to play on Miami's summer league team but could not because of a quad injury.

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September 9, 2013  08:21 AM ET

Larry Drew Jr?? wooow Miami is REALLY desperate.

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September 9, 2013  08:46 AM ET

Drew Jr is not a bad pick up for other teams but not w/ Miami where they already have 2 good PGs.

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September 9, 2013  09:09 AM ET

SMH!!!!
Justin Hamilton may work, simply waive Joel.
Why audition another point guard?
Bron is a point forward, Wade is the secondary ball handler.
Chalmers & Cole both do what's required of them so try out a young point guard for what!

September 9, 2013  09:39 AM ET

how can they afford to get anyone..does the salary cap in basketball mean anything

September 9, 2013  09:42 AM ET
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how can they afford to get anyone..does the salary cap in basketball mean anything

You have heard of cheap contracts yes?
They are rooks!
And not top rooks so likely Hamilton may be signed, Joel to be waived, son of Larry Drew ain't needed.

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September 9, 2013  10:08 AM ET

Going From Coast To Coast, Bro?

September 9, 2013  10:43 AM ET
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Drew Jr is not a bad pick up for other teams but not w/ Miami where they already have 2 good PGs.

Three players at each position = 15 Players.

NBA teams are allowed to have 15 players under contract.

It's other 12 or 13 active players....then the rest on injured reserved.

It's called.....insurance.

September 9, 2013  10:44 AM ET
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It's ****other**** 12 or 13 active players....

Should be "either".

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September 9, 2013  11:54 AM ET
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You have heard of cheap contracts yes?They are rooks!And not top rooks so likely Hamilton may be signed, Joel to be waived, son of Larry Drew ain't needed.

how can you consider LeBron dwade and bosh cheap contracts...that's over 60mill there

September 9, 2013  11:55 AM ET
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how can they afford to get anyone..does the salary cap in basketball mean anything

LOL

September 9, 2013  11:58 AM ET
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how can you consider LeBron dwade and bosh cheap contracts...that's over 60mill there

which is right around where the cap will b...

September 9, 2013  12:01 PM ET
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how can they afford to get anyone..does the salary cap in basketball mean anything

lol....then again compared to what the Lakers,Mavs and Knicks have done with their ridiculously high payrolls....they are quite frugal

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September 9, 2013  01:08 PM ET
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Hey!

HEHEHE

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