NBA free agency is here, and the Miami Heat have already made moves. The Heat kept Hassan Whiteside and are awaiting a decision from Kevin Durant before moving on to the rest of their free agency plans. The rumor mill is buzzing with meetings and potential signs, and we're here to get you caught up on what's happened so far. Here are all the latest Heat rumors and news you need to know.
Kevin Durant Decision Coming Soon?
Durant has met with the Celtics, Warriors, Spurs, Thunder and Clippers already, with the Heat on tap for Sunday. His meeting with Miami just ended, and a decision is coming soon.
Kevin Durant has concluded his meeting with the Miami Heat. He will meet with the Thunder in NY later today & then hunker down to decide.— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) July 3, 2016
The Heat have enough cap space to land Durant, although they would need to make a few moves. The Clippers are already out of the running, but the Heat are long shots at the moment.
Nets Offer Tyler Johnson Offer Sheet
The Brooklyn Nets have offered Heat guard Tyler Johnson a four-year, $50 million contract. The structure of the contract is a classic poison pill.
Nets offer sheet to Tyler Johnson: $5,628,000 + $5,881,260 + $18,858,765 + $19,631,975 = $50,000,000 total. https://t.co/5LQJNW1OIi— Albert Nahmad (@AlbertRandom1) July 3, 2016
Johnson can sign that offer sheet as soon as July 7th. The Heat will then have three days to match. The structure of that deal will give the Heat pause, even though they'd said they plan to match.
Heat Chasing Jamal Crawford?
Jamal Crawford likely won't sign until after Kevin Durant makes his decision, but he's drawing plenty of interest.
GS, Dallas, Philadelphia, Orlando, Miami and Brooklyn have talked to Jamal Crawford but Clippers are still optimistic they can re-sign him.— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) July 3, 2016
The Heat could use Crawford, especially with Luol Deng and Joe Johnson both leaving. However, it's unclear if they actually have enough money to afford him.Back to the Miami Heat Newsfeed