Haslem set to take on even bigger leadership role with Heat

Justise Winslow

Justise Winslow

"This is the product of a lot of hard work and time". New general manager and Popovich and Buford University graduate Sean Marks inherited a Nets organization without a first-round pick until 2019 and a roster almost void of young talent and tradable assets. "The future is going to be bright with this team", Leonard said in a statement. The Trail Blazers guard went to Twitter on Sunday afternoon to proclaim: "RIP CITY!" To get better on the court, Brooklyn will have to overpay - even marginal free agents - to get guys to come to Brooklyn. The Thunder can't let him walk away next offseason as a free agent like they did with Durant. Johnson said after the season he anticipated a complete recovery.

First reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, the Heat have chose to match Tyler Johnson's offer sheet made by the Brooklyn Nets and effectively re-signing him to a four-year, $50 million deal.

Following the surprising departure of former franchise superstar Dwyane Wade, the Miami Heat suddenly became aggressive this off-season by agreeing to deals with a number of players including veteran center Udonis Haslem.

"We are extremely happy to re-sign Tyler", HEAT President Pat Riley said in a statement released on the Heat's website. "He has been the pillar and constant of this organization, and is a true champion in every sense of the word".

Udonis Haslem #40 of the Miami Heat reacts after drawing a technical foul against the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on November 14, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. His contract structure is heavily back-loaded, paying him $5.6 and $5.8 million over the first two seasons, then leaping up to the $18 million and $19 million range the next two.

Johnson's salary for the next two seasons will be roughly $11 million with the remaining $39 million coming in the final two years of the deal.

Dwyane Wade
Dwyane Wade

Yahoo Sports first reported the agreement with Ellington.

Reserve point guard Beno Udrih, who has been working out at the Heat's facilities since the team released him in late February, also remains a possibility to return. Wade opted to join the Chicago Bulls ahead, leaving the only franchise he has played for the past 13 years. Last season he averaged 8.7 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 24 minutes per game. After a contract dispute with Riley last summer, Wade then negotiated a one-year, $20 million deal with Heat owner Micky Arison.

Babbitt was buried on the depth chart in N.O while playing for the Pelicans; only averaging 18 mins a game a year ago and 13.5 mins throughout his career - limited opportunities, something that could change for him in Miami.

The Grizzlies acquired guard Troy Daniels from the Hornets and agreed to terms with him on a three-year contract, according to tweets from the player and his representatives.

Ellington played for the Brooklyn Nets last season, averaging 7.7 points in 21.3 minutes a night.

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