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Report: Miami to try to trade for point guard

Oct 31, 2010, 9:40 AM EDT

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A few games in and the Miami offense has sputtered. When they get out and run they are unstoppable, but in the half court they can be stopped.

Pat Riley thinks they need another shooter (especially with Mike Miller out until after the calendar turns to 2011), so he is going to try to trade for one after Dec. 15, when free agents signed this summer can first be traded. That according to ESPN’s Ric Bucher.

“Two different team executives said they expect the Heat to dangle $3 million and second-year PG Mario Chalmers to a lottery-bound team looking to shed the long-term contract of a mid-priced spot-up shooting PG. Riley’s objective is to find another shooter to space the floor, a la BJ Armstrong or John Paxson in their Chicago days playing alongside Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen”

Interestingly enough, the names that come up are Jarrett Jack and Daniel Gibson. So one player from Toronto and one from Cleveland. Good luck getting those guys (even if the deal is a good one for the team, the GM would be crucified in that city for helping out the Miami team that “stole” their star).

But Riley’s right, they need a more pure shooting point guard.

  1. zackd22 - Oct 31, 2010 at 11:14 AM

    I heard Delonte West might be available…………

  2. d57fan - Oct 31, 2010 at 11:29 AM

    That Bucher would think for one second that the Raptors would give up Jack for Chalmers & 3 mil shows such a lack of awareness of the Raptors situation financially, current personnel-wise and in terms of goals going forward that he only establishes himself as one of that insufferable “chattering class” with zero credibility that pollute the sports scene.
    He’s like all the morons on sports forums who only see a trade from one side.

  3. d57fan - Oct 31, 2010 at 11:48 AM

    Report from Hack Dramaqueen desk!: Raptors have 14 mil trade exception and lousy team and are therefore targeting Vince Carter!

  4. globalcons - Oct 31, 2010 at 11:01 PM

    I heard Derek Fisher might be available…..Please nooooooo!

    • Kurt Helin - Nov 1, 2010 at 12:49 AM

      Derek Fisher is not available.

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