May 20, 2016, 9:28 am
Pat Riley will try to retain Luol Deng and says Udonis Haslem has a spot on the team if he wants it.
The Heat will try to retain Luol Deng but they have even more pressing matters with the free agency of Hassan Whiteside and Dwyane Wade. Deng fit Spoelstra’s system well and Miami is extremely thin at the SF position. However, Deng should have several suitors lined up its what’s shaping up to be one of the Heat’s busiest off-season’s in recent memory.
Riley also said that Udonis Haslem can return if he wants. Haslem only averaged 7.0mpg this season and would continue as an on-court mentor for Miami’s young players (similar to how Juwan Howard ended his career with the Heat).