Breaking: Heat Re-sign Victor Oladipo

The Miami Heat have agreed to a one year deal to re-sign Shooting Guard Victor Oladipo. Olapido has signed for the veteran minimum, the two time all-star will return for a second year with Miami.

Victor Oladipo is signing a one year deal in Miami.

This comes after Miami dealt Kelly Olynyk and Avery Bradley to the Rockets for Oladipo at the trade deadline. After joining the team, Oladipo injured his right quadriceps tendon.

Despite requiring surgery, Oladipo is expected back with the team during the winter.

In the 4 games he played in Miami Oladipo seemed to unlock Miami’s defensive potential, giving them another point-of-attack defender and volume scorer.

He looks to help this team on both sides of the ball.

Miami has added proven veterans in Kyle Lowry, PJ Tucker, and Markeiff Morris.

In addition, they retained depth pieces Duncan Robinson, Max Struss, Dewayne Dedmon, Gabe Vincent, and now have re-signed Oladipo.

The Heat look to continue an active offseason to this point, looking to maximize stars Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo.

They have shown interest in shooters across the league, adding depth that should help them in the postseason.

Heat are eyeing shooters.

Pat Riley always has something in his back pocket, and we can only guess what’s coming next. We will be sure to keep you updated through this fast paced offseason at ATB.

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BREAKING: Duncan Robinson signs with the Miami Heat

Duncan Robinson has resigned with the Miami Heat.

It was expected and Robinson himself has stated his preference to remain with the Miami Heat.

Furthermore, Robinsons contract is a 5 year $90 million per his agent Jason Glushon.

Miami core currently consists of Kyle Lowry, Duncan Robinson, Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo.

Knowing Pat Riley, the Miami Heat are not done yet, stay tuned for more news

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BREAKING: Heat Acquire Kyle Lowry

Trade Details

The Miami Heat have acquired 6 time all-star guard Kyle Lowry from Toronto Raptors. Sign and Trade pieces are unnamed but the deal is in place. There’s speculation that Goran Dragic and Precious Achiuwa have been mentioned.

Lowry, who averaged 17.2 points and 7.3 assists per game in his age 34 season, fills a void for the Heat, who were looking for a true facilitating point guard to help unlock their offensive potential.

In addition, they believe that acquiring Lowry could have a profound effect on Center Bam Adebayo.

Adebayo has looked like a better player in this year’s Olympics, partially coming from having an elite point guard.

Center Bam Adebayo speaks on learning from veterans and the importance Center-Point Guard chemistry.

With the Heat trading for Kyle Lowry, the young big-man should have the distributor he needs to take the next step.

Aside from Adebayo, the Heat believe acquiring Lowry could help them take the leap they need to win a championship.

Despite Miami’s disappointing loss to the Bucks in the playoffs, Miami believes that their title window is still open.

Their moves in this free agency period should reflect that mindset.

Additional Moves

For instance, the Heat have shown interest in adding veteran forward DeMar DeRozan, along with several other veterans.

A former teammate of Lowry, DeRozan would fill Miami’s need of an isolation scorer. He shot an efficient 49.5 percent from the field last season and is among the league’s best mid range shooters.

DeMar DeRozan is a highly effective mid-range shooter.

They are also looking to hold onto their priority free agents and young pieces in Duncan Robinson and Tyler Herro.

The Heat are looking to bring in DeMar DeRozan and retain Duncan Robinson.

Regardless, the Heat have shown that they are in win now mode. Lowry should improve this team, which made the NBA finals less than 10 months ago in the Orlando Bubble.

Jimmy Butler has also signed his Max extension per Shams Charania

It will be interesting to see what the Heat do next, but we know that Pat Riley and the front office always have something brewing.

We at Around The Block will be sure to keep you updated through this action packed free agency cycle.

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