In a new interview over at SLAM, Jerry Stackhouse continues to lobby hard for a coveted roster spot in Miami.
SLAM: If you’re still going to do it a little bit longer, what’s the next move for Jerry Stackhouse? What jersey will we see you in this season? JS: I’m just waiting, man. Everybody is kind of intrigued about the Miami situation and seeing if they’re trying to add another veteran to their team. If that happened, I’d be thrilled to be there. I think that would feel like Hall of Fame accreditation to have a guy like Pat Riley come and ask you to be a part of their team. If it doesn’t happen there, it doesn’t happen there and I’ll just try to do what I can somewhere else.This follows similar comments on NBA TV made on July 12th where Stackhouse said he would happily take the veteran's minimum for a chance to play with the Three Amigos. Of course, this was before the Heat were able to add firepower off the bench with the signing of Eddie House. The Heat have 17 players under contract and may yet make a push for the services of other players who might shake free like Erick Dampier. The chances for players such as Kenny Hasbrouck and Shavlik Randolph to make the final cut look very slim as training camp is fast approaching. To make matters interesting, Greg Cote of the Miami Herald reported earlier this month that Patrick Beverley's $1.2 million, 2-year contract was fully guaranteed which could mean just one spot, if any at all, might be up for grabs for that last 15th roster spot. Who do you think it should be?