Here's a link to my story off today's media availability with Heat coach Erik Spoelstra, LINK!
The cliff notes version:
--Dwyane Wade will be limited to begin camp. He hasn't fully recovered from his offseason knee surgery and the team is taking a cautious approach with its star. If you recall, Wade is getting up in age in basketball years. There's no sense in pushing him too hard too soon.
--Mike Miller will be limited as well. Miller has been rehabbing his back throughout the offseason and the team isn't taking any chances. Better just to save him for The Finals.
--Erik Spoelstra spent time with Florida Gators coach Billy Donovan this offseason to talk about the challenges of winning back-to-back titles. Donovan has some experience in that department.
--Spoelstra also spent time with Paul Westhead, the Guru of Go. Spoelstra has known Westhead for awhile, so the meeting isn't too significant. They're friends. Don't expect the Heat to stop playing defense anytime soon.
RODNEY CARNEY AND ROBERT DOZIER JOING THE FRAY
The Heat signed forwards Rodney Carney and Robert Dozier on Thursday to round out the team’s training camp roster. Miami will carry 20 players into camp. Carney, the 16th overall pick in the 2006 draft, played in China last season. Dozier was drafted by Miami in the second round of the 2009 draft and has played in Europe ever since. He appeared in three games for the Heat’s 2012 summer-league team.
Before you ask, no, I don't expect either player to make the team.