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How about Michael Redd on the Heat? That should solve things.

Aug 8, 2011, 12:26 AM EDT

REDD_MICHAEL
The trick here is to look past the actual conjectured free agency target and look to the greater schematic. But we’ll start with said conjectured free agency targets. From the Miami Herald:

 If the Heat cannot sign preferred choices Shane Battier, Grant Hill or Tayshaun Prince postlockout, Miami will consider Michael Redd and Tracy McGrady, among others.

via UM’s Armstrong, Forston, Benjamin trying to take next step – Sports Buzz – MiamiHerald.com.

Tracy McGrady joining LeBron James. Really, we just need Vince Carter and Stephon Marbury and we have ourselves quite the team of the people.

The Heat just got through with a year where they dealt with a myriad of injuries, so signing Redd would be far too much of a bad thing. Redd’s percentage has plummeted since knee injury 600, and there’s been little indication he can recover fully at age 32.

More interesting, however, is the fact that these are all wings. So the team that features the 1A/1B shooting guard in the league and the No.1 small forward in the league is looking to add another shooting guard/small forward. For all the talk of Mario Chalmers being the future at point guard, it’s pretty clear from this short list that they want to run the LeBron-Wade point guard system a lot more in coming seasons, even if it’s off of bench adjustment situations.

Battier provides the lockdown defender to let James and Wade focus on offense. Prince provides the length and versatility. Hill provides the shooting and leadership. Redd provides a spot-up shooter if he gets well, and McGrady? Well, McGrady had a surprisingly good season last year and can do a lot of things, if his head’s in the right place. And what with all the humility and good vibes in the Heat locker room, that should be no problem.

This should be entertaining, either way.

  1. trickybastard - Aug 8, 2011 at 6:53 AM

    Why do we have to care about the heat so much?

    • trueballs - Aug 8, 2011 at 1:23 PM

      because every time an article is posted with the words, “heat” or “lebron,” anti-heat and anti-lebron fans load up the comments section. i guess the question is…why do YOU care about the heat so much? tricky question for a trickybasterd..ha

  2. thenmoveback - Aug 8, 2011 at 9:57 AM

    U dont have to care about the Heat so much…its just the rest of the world who does!

  3. Eric Fay - Aug 8, 2011 at 10:38 AM

    hill provides the shooting? lol ok

  4. diablito0402 - Aug 8, 2011 at 12:23 PM

    Redd makes more money per year than any of the three stooges, how can they sign him?

    • heat256 - Aug 8, 2011 at 7:36 PM

      An alcoholic hobo giving handjobs to donkeys makes more than you, so what’s your point?

  5. trickybastard - Aug 9, 2011 at 2:22 AM

    It was a rhetorical question but thanks for answering :p

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