- Jimmy Butler offers supremely confident message with potential loss of Goran Dragic for series
- Miami Heat’s Jimmy Butler offers crucial update on ankle injury suffered in Game 1
- Report: Goran Dragic diagnosed with torn plantar fascia but could return in NBA Finals
- Report: Miami Heat release X-ray results on Bam Adebayo following Game 1 of NBA Finals
- Report: Miami Heat’s Goran Dragic likely out for rest of NBA Finals
- Report: Miami Heat release troubling injury update on Goran Dragic
- Video: Jimmy Butler suffers brutal ankle injury in Game 1 of NBA Finals
- Shaquille O’Neal and Dwyane Wade make huge bet ahead of Heat-Lakers finals
- Kendrick Perkins makes blasphemous statement about Miami Heat’s chances against Los Angeles Lakers
- Report: Minnesota Timberwolves were uncomfortable with Jimmy Butler wanting to be ‘toughest MFer in the room’
Stephen A. Smith: Kevin Durant Should Sign With Miami Heat
- Updated: May 2, 2016
Smith’s comment, which he made on Monday morning’s edition of the ESPN program, “First Take,” were noted in a tweet by the network’s Jorge Sedano:
— Jorge Sedano (@SedanoESPN) May 2, 2016
Rumors of such an event taking place have swirled for much of the past year, with the Heat having structured their payroll to accommodate what’s expected to be a max deal for Durant.
At present, only Chris Bosh and Goran Dragic have long-term deals. The quartet of Dwyane Wade, Hassan Whiteside, Luol Deng and Joe Johnson will all be free agents, with a potential Durant signing effectively taking up a good portion of the payroll.
However, a huge jump in the salary cap will allow for at least some of the free agents to be re-signed.