”Miami has also expressed interest in Nets forward DeMarre Carroll, league sources told The Athletic… rival executives believe former 10th overall pick Justise Winslow can be obtained on the trade market.”
Another piece mentioning Hassan Whiteside says the Heat may have salary issues next season that could influence whatever trades they are currently considering.
”Chris Bosh’s contract is still on the books for next season ($26 million), and big raises are due for Tyler Johnson and Josh Richardson, so the Heat are careening toward a major luxury tax situation.”
Bosh doesn’t count towards salary cap, but Miami still has to pay him millions, less any insurance reimbursements. In addition to Richardson and T. Johnson, the Heat may need to provide Wayne Ellington a pay raise next season.
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Miami could use its $5.5 million injury exception in a trade this season on an expiring contract, without committing itself for 2018-19. The table below lists players with salaries below $6 million, who will be unrestricted free agents next season.
Note that Ellington, Udonis Haslem, Jordan Mickey, Okaro White are all on expiring contracts for Miami. The list may be subject to change due to injuries, trades, etc.
|Zaza Pachulia||GSW||Early Bird||$3,477,600.00|
|Seth Curry||DAL||Early Bird||$2,963,205.00|
|James Ennis||MEM||Early Bird||$2,963,205.00|
|Jason Terry||MIL||Early Bird||$2,328,652.00|
|David West||GSW||Early Bird||$2,328,652.00|
|JaVale McGee||GSW||Early Bird||$2,116,955.00|
|Luc Richard Mbah a Moute||HOU||Non-Bird||$2,116,955.00|
|Quincy Acy||BKN||Early Bird||$1,749,815.00|
|Jordan Mickey||MIA||Early Bird||$1,471,382.00|
|Glen Robinson III||IND||Bird||$1,080,333.00|
|Joe Harris||BKN||Early Bird||$1,015,838.00|
|Johnny O'Bryant||CHA||Early Bird||$842,894.00|