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Who else fills out the Miami roster?

Jul 9, 2010, 1:39 PM EDT

Thumbnail image for Heat_logo.gifFor the most part, a guy making the minimum salary in the NBA is doing so for a reason. Not the kind of reasons that help with championships.

But maybe a couple bigger names will take less money to play with Miami Thrice (is that what we’re calling them?) and Mike Miller in South Beach.

According to our own Ira Winderman, writing for the Sun Sentinel, the Heat are targeting Raja Bell, Larry Hughes, Flip Murray, Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Devean George, Brian Skinner, Damien Wilkins, Trenton Hassell, Jarvis Hayes, Eddie House, Etan Thomas and Ime Udoka. They could also bring back Joel Anthony

ESPN’s Marc Stein and Chris Ford throw in a couple other names, guys who would have to take less to come: Jason Williams, Mike James and Keyon Dooling along with Earl Watson. Those four would all be making a return appearance to the Heat.

What guys they can get will go a long way to determining how quickly they can compete for a title. Even LeBron, Wade and Bosh need to be on a team with some depth to take the trophy out of Kobe Bryant and the Lakers’ hands.

  1. kc - Jul 9, 2010 at 1:54 PM

    This is what I think is funny. Media will laud the Thrice for “sacrificing” and taking “less” money (when we all know that there’s no state income tax in Florida and the housing situation is much cheaper compared to NY or Chicago). So, the “real” sacrifice will be those “lucky” ones to get to play for near league minimun or, probably, half of what they could get elsewhere.

  2. Justin - Jul 9, 2010 at 1:59 PM

    Not sure why Q-Rich isn’t mentioned as possibly resigning for the minimum.

  3. hnirobert - Jul 9, 2010 at 2:05 PM

    put down raja bell. he came out on the radio months ago saying he wanted to be a part of this. he lives down here and this would be ideal for him.
    big z is another strong possibility with their 2 2nd round big men solidifying the paint and having 12 fouls for dwight. i’d be cool with j-will making his 2nd come around with the heat.

  4. Lawyerbot - Jul 9, 2010 at 2:21 PM

    I would be surprised if Big Z went there after how the Cavs fans reacted last night. I believe Big Z likes to consider himself a lifetime Cav.

  5. givetheballtopaul - Jul 9, 2010 at 2:28 PM

    Eddie House would probably be the best fit for that team in that group of players. The problem with him has always been that he’s a great shooter who can’t really create shots for other people. He’s best at catching and shooting off of screens. When he was in Boston it was hard for Doc to get him productive minutes without Rhondo on the court getting him open looks. But the size disadvantage on the defensive end would cause them problems.
    But with the heat he would almost always have someone on the court who could get him open looks without being at a disadvantage on the defensive end.

  6. Griffin - Jul 9, 2010 at 2:44 PM

    They could try to get Jordan Farmar. He’d make a nice addition to that team.

  7. KnoxTime - Jul 9, 2010 at 3:03 PM

    Z aint coming for the vet minimum and the rest of that list is garbage sans Jason Williams and Raja Bell, both of whom are far past their prime.

  8. HugoBoss - Jul 9, 2010 at 3:33 PM

    What about AI to run the point for the minimum. He wants a ring, this might be his best shot out there…

  9. dynasty - Jul 9, 2010 at 5:28 PM

    complement them with hard nosed guys that gets after the ball:
    REBOUNDS wins CHAMPIONSHIPS:
    Almundson/Joel Anthony/Pittman
    Bosh/Haslem
    LeBron/Barnes/Q-Rich
    Wade/Brewer/Bell
    Farmar/Chalmers/House
    Surrounded by shooters

  10. Anonymous - Jul 9, 2010 at 5:34 PM

    Haslem
    Farmar
    Bell
    Q-Rich
    Almundson
    Brewer
    House
    Barnes
    Pittman

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