Monday , Jan , 26 , 2009 C.Y. Ellis

Miami Heat Reportedly Interested in Jamario Moon

According to a league source, the Heat also is attempting to acquire Raptors second-year small forward Jamario Moon in the deal.

The situation could affect the Kings in a roundabout way. They are believed to have had discussions regarding a deal that would send Marion to Sacramento and center Brad Miller and forward Kenny Thomas to Miami. The Heat small forward has a contract worth $17.1 million that would expire this summer and potentially help expedite the Kings’ sluggish rebuilding process. The Heat, of course, badly needs a big man and could use the frontcourt help during its playoff push.

But O’Neal hardly was needed against the Kings, playing just 22 minutes and contributing 11 points and 10 rebounds. It was Bargnani doing the most damage during the third-quarter run, scoring 13 of his 24 points in the period despite a challenge from Francisco García (18 points in 22 minutes).