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Udonis Haslem signs up for season 16 with the Miami Heat

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UD40 and the Heat have unofficially hooked up for another exciting season in Miami.

NBA: San Antonio Spurs at Miami Heat Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Heat and Udonis Haslem have agreed to a 16th NBA season according to sources.

It’s done. Udonis Haslem and the Miami Heat have agreed on a $2.4 million deal to bring him back for his 16th season, AP is told.

(And there’s one spot left on the roster. For you know who.)

Now the Heat fans wait for the other sneaker to drop: we’re looking at you Dwyane Wade.

With a nineteenth roster spot about to be filled, the painful process of cutting the roster to 15 by the end of training camp makes for a very competitive environment before the regular season’s opening tip-off on Oct. 17.

Specifically Briante Weber, Jarnell Stokes, Marcus Lee, Malik Newman will all work like heck to get a spot, while Duncan Robinson and Yante Maten will fight to get a regular contract.

From Spotrac’s salary table numbers, Haslem’s $2.4 million contract would bring Miami’s taxable contracts up to $136.6 million, while the luxury tax threshold stands at $123.7 million.

For Heat to stay under the tax, it has to shed $12,889,908 ($18,226,908 with a mid-level exemption for Wade) worth of salaries before season’s end.

Could some trades come out of Springfield as the Heat staff mingles with executives from other teams for the 2018 NBA Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony tomorrow night?