Miami’s Offseason

Bill Simmons: “Wade is the most intriguing because he’s a top-5 player, and also because Miami made no real effort at all to improve this year’s team, opening the door for him moving to the Knicks, Bulls or whomever next summer.”

It’s true that Miami didn’t really try to improve the team, but they did a very impressive job of clearing salary space:

This will no doubt be a frustrating season for Wade, but staying in Miami will not only maximize Wade’s take home pay, it’s also a pretty damn promising situation for the future. The NBA is undergoing a period of severe deflation that makes Miami’s salary flexibility extremely valuable.