Riley believes in retrospect that the Heat weren’t actually a contender to sign Kevin Durant. (Getty Images)
Heat angled every move over the past two years to keep open the possibility of recruiting Kevin Durant, but Pat Riley thinks in retrospect that there was little chance of luring him to Miami.
The Heat met with Durant in New York on July 3, the day before he chose to sign with Golden State. His decision reportedly came down to the Warriors and Thunder.
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Kevin Durant looks increasingly likely to stay in OKC. (Getty Images)
The chances of
the Heat, or anyone else, luring Kevin Durant away from Oklahoma City are minimal as they approach their meeting with him Sunday.
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Kevin Durant is ready to listen to free agency pitches and has scheduled meetings.
Kevin Durant reportedly will meet with Heat on Sunday. (Getty Images)
Heat, according to ESPN, will get their sitdown with him Sunday in New York. That’s difficult timing for Miami, which plans to talk with free agent Hassan Whiteside the moment free agency opens Friday.
Durant will start his free agency process by meeting with his current team, the Thunder, in Oklahoma City on Thursday. From there, he is flying to New York and the rest of the teams will come to him. Here is the known schedule:
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How crazy is Durant-to-the-Heat? Bovada says not that crazy. (Getty Images)
The Heat are days away from their long-awaited chance to pitch Kevin Durant on coming to Miami, a move that would instantly make this team a title contender, and not everyone thinks their dream is crazy.
Bovada put out odds on the destinations of three major free agents this morning: Durant, Dwight Howard and DeMar DeRozan. While the Heat don’t appear to be chasing the latter two, they are one of several teams making a run at Durant.
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As far as their own team is concerned,
the Heat were fine going into tonight’s NBA Draft without any picks. That confidence is in part because they nailed last year’s draft with the pick-ups of Justise Winslow and Josh Richardson.
The Celtics finished with the same record as Miami last year and got a head start on 2016-17 with tonight’s addition of Jaylen Brown. (Getty Images)
Still, any gain by the competition is a loss for Miami. As it sat idle during the draft, several teams it’s trying to outrun made what appear to be significant improvements. Here are the three that have the biggest impact on the Heat:
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Could Kevin Durant head for the Heat? Miami fans aren’t the only ones wondering. (Getty Images)
Some think it’s absurd to consider the possibility of
the Heat landing yet another stunning free agent by signing Kevin Durant this summer, but not everyone finds it crazy.
After the Thunder lost Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals, TNT floated the Durant-Heat connection in its trademark “Gone Fishing” segment to close out Oklahoma City’s season. Take a look:
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Curry or Leonard for MVP? (Getty Images)
The NBA MVP award is one of the toughest to pick, even in a year when Stephen Curry lit it up like he did this season.
The voting was announced this morning, and Curry became the first unanimous winner in league history. Here is
The Palm Beach Post’s MVP ballot:
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