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Can the Heat get any contract relief if they mutually agree that Bosh shouldn't play anymore?

Also, I wonder what Joe Johnson thinks he's worth on the open market and whether or not the Heat are actually interested in bringing him back.
 

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Can the Heat get any contract relief if they mutually agree that Bosh shouldn't play anymore?

Also, I wonder what Joe Johnson thinks he's worth on the open market and whether or not the Heat are actually interested in bringing him back.
The rule is that if Bosh retires, his contract will stay on the books for a year from the last time he last played a game. So hypothetically, if he were to retire this summer, his contract would only come off the books next February.

That's what makes the business side for the Heat so complicated. If he comes back and this happens again, you're talking about another year where the Heat will be handcuffed without the use of about a quarter of their cap.
 

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More from Riley.

On Bosh:

Ethan J. Skolnick ‏@EthanJSkolnick 2h2 hours ago
Riley on Bosh: "We are looking to proceed forward to find a way to get him back on the court. That's all we can say right now."

Ethan J. Skolnick ‏@EthanJSkolnick 2h2 hours ago
Riley on Bosh: "We're in this together." Says he wants to "sidle up along next to Chris Bosh and see where we can go with this."

Ethan J. Skolnick ‏@EthanJSkolnick 2h2 hours ago
Riley says Heat were "blindsided" the 1st time with Bosh, & now it's "eyes wide open." ... "Has to be done in a way we all feel good about."

Ethan J. Skolnick ‏@EthanJSkolnick 2h2 hours ago
Riley says there's no "timeframe" with Bosh.... "we're on a day to day."

Ethan J. Skolnick ‏@EthanJSkolnick 2h2 hours ago
Riley lamenting that Bosh didn't have time with Dragic and Whiteside when both were playing their best
On Hassan:

Ethan J. Skolnick ‏@EthanJSkolnick 2h2 hours ago
Pat Riley calls Hassan Whiteside "our No. 1 priority. Period."

Ethan J. Skolnick ‏@EthanJSkolnick 2h2 hours ago
Pat Riley asked Whiteside if he needed to take him to Parrot Jungle, and liked chocolate gummies in his gift baskets.

Ethan J. Skolnick ‏@EthanJSkolnick 2h2 hours ago
Riley on Whiteside: "He'll be right there at 12:01 for us."

Ethan J. Skolnick ‏@EthanJSkolnick 2h2 hours ago
Riley on Whiteside: "His next level is to carry. He's got to carry a load every night that allows you to win and be a contender."

Ethan J. Skolnick ‏@EthanJSkolnick 1h1 hour ago
Riley just went on a long, specific rant about all Whiteside brings, including intangibles. So if he's not serious, he's selling it well.
On Wade:

Ethan J. Skolnick ‏@EthanJSkolnick 2h2 hours ago
Riley says that he believes Wade had a better season than any season before the Big 3

Ethan J. Skolnick ‏@EthanJSkolnick 2h2 hours ago
Riley on Wade: "He wants 2 win as much as he wants 2 do anything." But he knows compensation is about "respect... We know where he belongs."

Ethan J. Skolnick ‏@EthanJSkolnick 2h2 hours ago
Riley on Wade: "What he's done the past 13 years is irreplaceable... We want to do the right thing."
On Deng and UD:

Ethan J. Skolnick ‏@EthanJSkolnick 1h1 hour ago
Riley on Deng: "I consider him one of our core people. And we've got to do everything we can to keep him."

Ethan J. Skolnick ‏@EthanJSkolnick 1h1 hour ago
Riley: "Whose to say that U.D. wasn't one of the reasons that the locker room was so copasetic."

Ethan J. Skolnick ‏@EthanJSkolnick 1h1 hour ago
Riley on Haslem: "Whatever he wants. I mean, come on."
On Dragic:

Ethan J. Skolnick ‏@EthanJSkolnick 1h1 hour ago
Riley wants Dragic to come back "in better shape, a better player." Says no more excuses about being unsettled like last summer.

Manny NavarroVerified account ‏@Manny_Navarro 1h1 hour ago
Riley said Dragic has room to improve. "He has to be able to create and score when there's no space."

Barry Jackson ‏@flasportsbuzz 47m47 minutes ago
Riley told Dragic "you can't use that excuse next summer" of being unsettled in summer & coming in out of shape. Wants growth from him.
Riley also said that he wants Dragic to be a 50-40-80% player. Said he'd knock off 10% from his free throw % because of the amount of times he'd "be knocked on his ass thanks to the space that Spo will create for him" :laugh:.

Thought his comments on Dragic were the most interesting of them all. Basically saying no excuses next year and even though he's 30, he's still got to improve.

Also talked about the development of Justise, TJ and JRich,

Nothing on Joe Johnson from Riley.
 

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Interesting comment on Deng. I just assumed he would be a casualty of having so many free agents.
 

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Winslow finishing the voting ahead of guys like Russell, Mudiay, Cauley-Stein, Hezonia, and Kaminsky - who were all picked ahead of him - should make him feel proud.
 

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Winslow's body of work over the full season was more impressive, but certainly JRich had a wonderful post-All Star period. He's looking like a huge steal right now.

JRich post AllStar (29 games)

29.1mpg, 10.2ppg, 2.8rpg, 1.9apg, 0.7bpg, 1.0spg, 0.8tpg, 50%fg, 53% 3fg and 66%ft

Winslow post AllStar (28 games)
30.1mpg, 7.7ppg, 5.4rpg, 1.9apg, 0.3bpg, 1.1spg, 1.0tpg, 43%fg, 33% 3fg and 65%ft
 

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Post all star break, JRich was definitely the better of the two. But JRich was the best 3pt shooter in the league (percentage wise), so that isnt a slight on Justise. Saying that, said it all season that Justise does a lot of things that dont show up on the stat sheet. At 19, being asked to guard the top perimeter players on a nightly basis was asking a lot of him and apart from maybe one or two, he more than held his own on that side of the floor.

Justise is a full 3 years younger than JRich, which is crazy. Because of how well built he is, you forget that Justise just turned 20.The coaching staff did him no favors having him camp out at the 3pt line for half the season. Took until March to have him cutting to the basket instead which worked best for his game. Good thing going for him is that his shot doesnt have some ugly hitch or anything that needs to be completely changed.
 
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