Since there's absolutely zero Celtics related news out there, I figured we'd start the day by taking shots at the Miami Heat.
The chances Dwayne Wade stays in Miami beyond next season are getting slimmer by the day.
After an off-season which saw the addition of one marginal player (Quentin Richardson), and subtraction of Michael Beasley (albeit a temporary one – rehab), the news continues to get worse.
Now all basketball employees are taking 20-percent pay cuts:
The cuts affect everyone in the department, including team president
Pat Riley, head coach Erik Spoelstra, assistant coaches, scouts and
Player salaries are not being affected.
The Heat laid off 20 members of their business operations staff in May as a result of the economic downturn.
Elite free agents won't sign unless Wade is in the fold, and Wade won't commit unless an elite free agent is coming aboard. Not to mention, Wade will be pursued by other teams with much more stability than the Heat.
Regardless, Wade should be furious the team is pissing away one of his prime years. Next year when he walks, I guarantee Pat Riley will "retire."