This time, it's Eddie House's turn for a Heat reunion. House agreed with the Heat Thursday on a two-year deal worth the veterans' minimum. The deal is worth a total of $2.8 million over two seasons, with the second season at House's option.
Agent Mark Bartelstein confirmed the deal just minutes before the start of our weekly Heat chat. As we do every week at this time, I try to answer your Heat questions. Or, at least try to provide an entertaining way to waste your time as we search for the answers.
Here's another sample of the hot questions this week...
Most Recently Answered QuestionsQuestions 1 - 15 of 1187 (Page 1 of 41)
Submitted by Kelly from MIA
Q: Just read SI "How it all went down," it was more like "How could LBJ do it." I can't understand all this stuff over "The Decision," he made, as if he owed more to the cav's. Since when did a player owe anything to a franchise? As if he can't make up his own mind, he spent 7 yrs. W/ the Cav's getting them further than they have ever been & that's not enough for the doubters. So my question is, what will it take for all the hate to stop, 3-4-5, or 6 championships? Thanks & I love your work.
Answered 07/29/10 14:00:04 by Miami Heat Beat ReporterA: Appreciate the love. And there's much too much being made of "how it all went down." The bottom line is simple. None of it would have gone down had Bosh not come to Miami first. My thought has always been that once Bosh and Wade were on board, LeBron had the easiest choice. The Heat were going to be fine regardless of what James decided to do.
Submitted by dwgsports aka Don Wu from Miami, Florida
Q: Not Larry Hughes PLEASE??? Hughes offense cost Cleveland the finals. His ORtg vs. DRtg, playoff Offensive Rating = 8 to 10 points lower. A-I, Iverson if he will take a 7th or 8th man role??? J-Will OR sign Jarvis Varnado, with Bosh, Lebron and Wade all scoring in the paint, we can't have too many shot blockers in the middle can we???
Answered 07/29/10 13:57:44 by Miami Heat Beat ReporterA: Good, passionate plea from you. That's a real Heat fan.
Submitted by Jose from Dallas, TX
Q: I agree with your points of the Heat getting a little more younger and athletic in the 'bigs'. Also agree that the last few roster spots should go to younger talent with specific criteria (hitting open jumper being the most important). I believe either Howard or Magloire will be released to make room for a younger, athletic player (maybe even a Kwame Brown or a summer league guy). Secondly, I believe either Hansbrouck or Lucas III (or both) will be on our roster AND might be better fits that either Arroyo or Chalmers in the starting lineup. YOUR THOUGHTS?
Answered 07/29/10 13:57:00 by Miami Heat Beat ReporterA: Your logic is solid. But I'm willing to wait and see how things develop in camp before making any bold predictions. There's just too much that can happen between now and the end of training camp. I don't think the Heat would have signed these guys just to get rid of them.
Submitted by Marcus
Q: Hey brother! I read your forum everyday; I am serving in the US Air Force; so its good to hear good news... I just wanted to know who you think will ultimately be the last two ppl signed for the Miami Heat?... Thanks.
Answered 07/29/10 13:55:32 by Miami Heat Beat ReporterA: Eddie House is one. The other spot remains up for grabs, which might be the case going into training camp. And thanks for following us.
Submitted by Jerry Ford from Seattle, WA
Q: Hey Mr. Wallace how r things going. I wanted to ask since the Heat need a 3rd point guard, do you think Jon Scheyer could make the team he ran point at Duke and is a willing defender and a great shooter. Do you also think the hard-working De'Sean Butler could make the team. Thank You.
Answered 07/29/10 13:54:42 by Miami Heat Beat ReporterA: I know the Heat likes Jon. It was a shame his summer league ended with the eye injury. There's a good chance he'll be invited back for training camp. Beyond that, he'd have to beat out some decent vets to earn a spot.
Submitted by Dr. Dore from Coral Gables
Q: Hey Mr. Wallace, I am not really a fan of Tracy McGrady, but I must sacrifice my personal conflict for the best interest of the Heat, I feel that Mr. McGrady would provide solid points coming off the bench. However, there are also huge questions surrounding his age and ability to stay healthy, that's obvious ever since... But I feel that He would be a tremendous benefit to Heat. As for his age, he's only 31 and can make up for any physical shortcomings with veteran experience... What is your logic behind acquiring T-Mac?? and What's his asking price? Thank you, Mr. Wallace
Answered 07/29/10 13:53:12 by Miami Heat Beat ReporterA: Well, if his asking price is anything above the veterans' minimum at this point, it's far too rich for the Heat's taste.
Submitted by louis pierre from fort lauderdale
Q: who could the heat possibly sign at the point guard position??
Answered 07/29/10 13:52:23 by Miami Heat Beat ReporterA: There's a good chance Eddie House might be the guy.
Submitted by Alex Diaz from Miami Beach
Q: Hi Mike , I know the Heat is out of money this summer but ,is there any chance that they could run for Chris Paul via trade by February ?
Answered 07/29/10 13:51:44 by Miami Heat Beat ReporterA: So who would you give up to do that? Wade, LeBron or Bosh?
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