It’s safe to say the few rumors surrounding a Ryan Anderson to Miami trade is out the window.
Within the last two weeks or so, the Anderson to Heat talks picked up just a tad, especially after Houston’s signing of Carmelo Anthony was finalized.
According to Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson, the acquisition of Ryan Anderson “is not something the Heat has found appealing”.
The rumored trade would have been two teams getting out of contracts that really aren’t the right fit.
Both of those players are key pieces in the Heat rotation, but the amount of money they are owed is what’s concerning.
James is due $14.4M this season, and $15.1M the next.
As for Tyler, he is due $19.2M in each of the next two seasons.
Those may be high prices, but it’s better that the Heat keep those players around, instead of practically giving them away.
Ryan Anderson is pretty much out of the Houston rotation, and is due $20.4M this season, as well as $21.3M the next. It’s pretty blatant why GM Daryl Morey would want to move the veteran.
While the trade rumor never headlined talk shows and segments, it seemed pretty surprising that the discussions started in the first place.
As for Miami, Pat Riley, and all of Heat Nation, is still awaiting the decision on if Dwyane Wade will play another season.