- Dwyane Wade honored that Kobe Bryant paid him one-of-a-kind compliment in his book
- Jimmy Butler on why Miami Heat’s defense has been elite: ‘We got rid of Derrick Jones Jr.’
- Report: Kendrick Nunn partners with NBPA to help single fathers in Chicago
- Report: Victor Oladipo to seek specialist’s evaluation regarding timetable for knee injury
- Erik Spoelstra declines to answer whether Victor Oladipo will play for Miami Heat again this season
- Dewayne Dedmon offers fantastic response when asked what he’s willing to do for Miami Heat
- Report: Victor Oladipo increasingly unlikely to receive ‘anything near’ maximum deal this offseason
- Kendrick Nunn shows he’s been fully vaccinated and exclaims COVID-19 ‘can kiss my a–‘
- Gabrielle Union dedicates lengthy, heartfelt tribute to DMX
- Report: Victor Oladipo will not travel with Miami Heat on upcoming road trip
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.