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Rafter Alston healthy, still not with Heat

Mar 8, 2010, 10:38 AM EST

Rafer Alston remains in exile — whether you think of it as self-imposed or if the Heat put him out like Napoleon on Elba is a matter of perspective.

The only new thing we know is he feels fine.

Alston has had limited contact with close associates but has notified them his health is not in danger. He signed with Miami after he was released by New Jersey following a similar fall from starter to the inactive.

What is next for Alston remains unclear, although it almost certainly will not be in Miami. Unless he decides to retire there, as retirement seems the most likely next option for him.

At least until another team gets desperate enough to call and try to lure him out of exile.

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