It seems like just yesterday Dan LeBatard was raving about his idea for a lucky fan to get to play PG for Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Chris Bosh and, well…another lucky fan. But today, the Miami Herald is reporting that wannabe-Lex-Luthor Pat Riley has managed to nab former Heat draftee Eddie House in a 2-year deal worth $2.8M (the veteran minimum). With a couple of even money offers on the table, House obviously went with the ol’ “Best Chance to Win” rationale – the mantra for the 2010-2011 season, which no fans outside of south Florida seem to understand. He is the prototypical 3-point threat the Heat are looking to dish to when the entire defense collapses in the lane to attempt to draw charges like a bunch of pussies.
House was one of the best shooters remaining on the free agent market and had received more lucrative offers from other teams. But the chance to play a key role in the Heat’s rotation and compete for a championship alongside Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh was too much to turn down.
House spent the past three seasons in Boston, where he was on the Celtics’ 2008-09 championship team. He was traded last season to New York. House has averaged 7.6 points and has shot 39 percent from three-point range for his career.
WOOOO EEEEEE the Heat just got cranked up to 11. Can’t wait to hear what Knicks fans have to say about this one. After LeBron announced that he wasn’t interested in the Big Apple, the conversations with Knicks fans around here were just ridiculous. You’d have thought Jay-Z decided to move the Nets to LA or something. Once I pointed out that they never had a claim to him in the first place, they would always being to criticize Pat and the Heat’s front office, saying they’re going to be playing with 10 minimum contract nobodies. Well check yourself, homey, we’ve got more role players than a night at the theater. Here’s how the roster the roster is currently shaping up:
PG – Chalmers / Arroyo / House
SG – Wade / Miller / House
SF – LeBron / James Jones / Miller
PF – Bosh / Udonis / Howard
C – Joel / Z / Magloire / Pittman
Thanks to Goo for keeping an ear to the streets of South Beach.
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