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Dwyane Wade wants Jason Williams to run the point for the Heat

Jul 8, 2010, 11:19 AM EDT

Regardless of whether LeBron James graces Miami with his presence, the Heat will need to fill out their roster with bargain bin talent. Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh will eat up a lot of cap space on their own, which means Miami just doesn’t have room to go after many mid-level players.

That’s why Jason Williams is a perfect candidate to be their next point guard. According to Tim Povtak of NBA FanHouse, Wade is making a push for the Heat to bring Williams back for another tour in Miami. The two were teammates during the Heat’s championship run in 2006, and though Williams has been in and out of the league since, he was a solid back-up for Jameer Nelson last season in Orlando. A similar role would probably be the best fit for Williams, but with the Heat going a bit fidgety at the idea of Mario Chalmers running their offense next year, Jason will likely be considered a preferable alternative.

Williams isn’t likely to command much more than the veteran minimum on the open market, which should be worth about $1.4 million for a player of Jason’s tenure. The beauty is that the Heat can sign Williams for the minimum even if they’re over the salary cap, which allows Miami to fully utilize their cap space (on LeBron or Brendan Haywood or whoever) before signing him to a deal. That’s big, but if Jason starts demanding more than the minimum, it could force the Heat to look elsewhere.

  1. Chucky Atkins - Jul 9, 2010 at 4:31 AM

    I think they should sign Jason Williams! Jason Williams and some more vagina to the Miami Heat.
    Or they should go after Allen Iverson. Either way Jason Williams or Allen Iverson will add tons of vagina to the Heat.

  2. Jason Williams - Jul 12, 2010 at 6:35 PM


  3. UFAlum88 - Jul 15, 2010 at 8:44 PM

    Jason Williams, Mike Miller and Udonis Haslem….all Gators.

  4. serg4cash - Jul 16, 2010 at 10:29 AM

    Gators and vaginas with Championship rings HAHAHAHAH Stop blocking the shine haters

  5. Rich Galt - Jul 21, 2010 at 9:41 AM

    Considering Miami’s current Point Guard situation and limited cap space,there is no doubt that Jason Williams is the best of the rest of point guards left that we can afford. His up side far outways his down side. His experience and familarity with the Heat will help Charmers immensley. This is a no brainer! D Wade wants him! Enough said!

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