Udonis Haslem to Miami: ‘See u next season’
"The gritty power forward told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel on Monday that he is spurning more lucrative offers to stay with the only team he has played for in a seven-year career.
Shortly after ESPN.com reported Monday that the Denver Nuggets had joined the Dallas Mavericks in the bidding with a strong offer, Haslem sent an e-mail to the Sun-Sentinel reading: "Turned down full mid level from Dallas and Denver. See u next season."
HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call:
The blue-collar big is returning to The MIA.
After signing Chris Bosh, LeBron James, and Dwyane Wade, the Miami Heat were stretched for cap space, so getting Udonis Haslem – and at a discount – is a real positive.
Haslem loyalty is understandable: he was raised in Florida, attended the University of Florida, and has spent his entire career with the Heat.
Look for him to play next to Bosh down-low. He’ll bang. He’ll rebound. He’ll defend. And he’ll hit the odd jump shot.
With Haslem in the fold, glamorous South Beach has the right touch of grit.
– Oly Sandor.
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