Sunday , Aug , 31 , 2008 Oly Sandor

What Jamaal Magloire are Pat Riley and the Miami Heat getting?

Miami’s Pat Riley has rolled the dice a bit on Jamaal Magloire. Nobody, including the oil-slick, knows what Magloire shows for training camp. For example, the Heat is hoping to get the young defensive stopper, who once was an All-Star. They’ll likely get something closer to the veteran, who underachieved in Milwaukee, Portland, New Jersey and Dallas …

What Jamaal Magloire are Pat Riley and the Miami Heat getting?NBA news mixed with analysis …

Their News:
The Heat added to its depth at center Friday by agreeing to terms with free agent Jamaal Magloire.

Although terms were not immediately available, Heat President Pat Riley said earlier in the day the team was looking for a player willing to take the veteran’s minimum.

While the Heat has depth at center, its starting job remains in flux. (Ira Winderman, South Florida Sun Sentinel)

Our Quick Analysis: Miami’s Pat Riley has rolled the dice a bit on Jamaal Magloire. Nobody, including the , knows what Magloire shows for training camp.

For example, the Heat is hoping to get the young defensive stopper, who once was an All-Star. They’ll likely get something closer to the veteran, who underachieved in Milwaukee, Portland, New Jersey and Dallas.

Attitude is also an issue. Will Miami get the good guy who remains fiercely loyal to his old Toronto neighbourhood? Or will they get the moody guy who won’t represent his country in international tournaments?  

He may be an enigma, but Magloire only cost the Heat a minimum contract. This means he’s expendable when, not if, Alonzo Mourning makes his inevitable comeback.

Joel Anthony, Mark Blount, and Mourning, when he returns, will all have guaranteed deals. So Magloire better find some of his old magic or South Beach will be his latest, and perhaps final, NBA contract.

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