The Miami Heat made a huge splash a few years ago when they signed LeBron James and Chris Bosh. It worked out well for them, but now James is gone, and Chris Bosh has health questions.
What I’m telling you, no matter how much you laugh at it, is that the Heat is getting in the room with Durant. Now, what happens from there, who knows? But you can sit here and laugh at it all you want, but the plan, the construct is – the priority, the No. 1 thing this offseason – is get in the room with Durant.
You do what you want with the information. All I’m telling you is priority No. 1 is not get Dwyane locked up, Whiteside locked up. No. 1 on the list is can you get the superstar that is the big get in free agency while also taking care of your people around that?
Why Le Batard thinks people would laugh at the Heat wanting to meet with Durant, who can say? Of course their number one goal is to go after Durant. Durant is one of the best players in the league, he’s still in his prime, and he’s going to be a free agent. Every team’s chief priority should be trying to land Durant. Some teams won’t have a chance, but the Heat do. After all, they got James and Bosh all those years ago, and even position themselves financially for another massive free-agent coup by electing against giving Dwyane Wade a multi-year deal last summer.
Whether or not the Heat can sign Durant is another story, but they appear ready to go hard after him – and will certainly be able to get in a room with him at the very least. Probably a nice one with ocean views, too.
(h/t Pro Basketball Talk)