RexBoyWonder wrote: Beenie wrote:
2 years - 19m
Meyers Leonard $$
Anybody still think losing Crowder and adding Harkless + Bradley is a good offseason?
If the plan has been to improve the roster while maintaining enough cap room to sign Giannis, then yes, the offseason has been a success already.
In normal circumstances, Crowder would have been offered 2-3 years, but Miami has its priorities set on Giannis. Understanding Miami was offering 1 year and salaries well under the MLE, getting Harkless and Bradley -- guys who don't expect big minutes and won't complain about it -- is fantastic.
My only issue is several good players were acquired for basically a draft pick (Oubre and Schroeder) or signed for a discount (Ibaka). In theory, Miami could have acquired all 3 for Iguodala or Olynyk and 2-3 picks. (The catch here is, if Giannis doesn't sign with the Heat, Miami could potentially sign Oubre, Schroeder, and Ibaka next summer without having given up any assets to acquire them beforehand.)
Dragic - Schroeder - Nunn
Robinson - Herro
Butler - Oubre
Bam - Ibaka - Haslem - Precious
Olynyk -Ibaka - Leonard
Hoopshype is not completely up-to-date with Miami's roster, but based on the info available, it seems as if Miami could have still had enough space to sign Giannis.
The scary thing is, there aren't any great free agents next summer if Giannis signs his extension or doesn't sign with Miami. Miami will still have a promising roster and can make trades or sign Oubre and/or Schroeder (without having given up assets to get them) to improve the roster.
The offseason isn't over yet.