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Old 02-18-2008, 11:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Heat might let Marion's contract expire

WOW ... interesting rumour I just read in the Chicago Tribune. Sam Smith (take what he says with a grain of salt) said that Riley will likely let Marion's contract expire and not re-sign him instead going after a big man. Players that he's rumoured to be leaning towards are Brand or get this ...... Eddy Curry.

Originally Posted by Chicago Tribune
Despite what they say in Miami, the consensus is the Heat will let Shawn Marion's deal expire after next season and head for a big man like Elton Brand, a free agent after next season whom Pat Riley tried to sign as a free agent in 2003.

Riley needs a big post-up presence. He doesn't really see the game otherwise, and the truth is, rarely has a team succeeded without one.

So what about Eddy Curry?

Riley isn't patient enough to wait two years for his team to develop, and he needs a big center. Curry could be that player.
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