The Miami HEAT announced today that they have acquired 11-time All-Star center Shaquille O’Neal from the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for Caron Butler, Brian Grant, Lamar Odom and a future first-round draft pick.
Call it HEAT Basketball 101. The Miami HEAT have an electric buzz, a world of expectations and the self-proclaimed Most Dominant Ever on their side now, but they also have a real challenge facing them as the 2004-05 NBA season looms on the horizon: Get nine new players up to speed on their system. With just two returning starters in place.
The Miami HEAT announced today that they have waived forward Tang Hamilton. Hamilton appeared in one preseason game for the Miami HEAT, playing three minutes against the Houston Rockets on October 10. He was signed by the club as a free agent on October 5, 2004.
Miami HEAT guard Dwyane Wade was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week this afternoon after leading the Miami HEAT to a perfect 3-0 mark in the opening week of the season. Wade led the Miami HEAT to double-digit road wins at both New Jersey and Washington and a six-point home victory over Cleveland.
The Miami HEAT announced today that they have signed free agent guard/forward Shandon Anderson, waived forward Matt Freije and placed Christian Laettner on the injured list with right knee patella tendinitis. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The Miami HEAT announced today that they have activated forward/center Christian Laettner and placed forward Malik Allen on the injured list with back spasms.