Heat Rumors: Blake Griffin, DeMarcus Cousins Among Avid gamers on Miami’s Radar

Boston Celtics' Daniel Theis (27) and Payton Pritchard (11) defend against Detroit Pistons' Blake Griffin (23) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Feb. 12, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

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The Miami Heat are reportedly indignant by adding Blake Griffin and DeMarcus Cousins as they fetch out about to bolster their roster for the second half of of the season.

Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reported the Heat could per chance also pursue Cousins as soon as he clears waivers from the Houston Rockets and would retain in thoughts Griffin if he’s in the raze waived by the Detroit Pistons.

The Pistons are sitting Griffin as they pursue a attainable alternate after mutually agreeing to segment methods. It be not going any crew could per chance be willing to raise on Griffin’s $39 million salary (player option) for the 2021-22 season, so it is regarded as a topic of time sooner than Griffin and the Pistons reach a buyout.

With the alternate gash encourage-off date silent a month away, adding Cousins could per chance even be the more immediate-influence mosey. Cousins averaged 9.6 aspects, 7.6 rebounds and a pair of.4 assists in 25 video games with the Rockets, showing a clear loss of lateral quickness after struggling an Achilles trudge and ACL trudge since January 2018. The four-time All-Star shot accurate 37.6 percent from the bottom total in Houston.

The Heat are in the imply time 14-17, sitting 10th in the Jap Conference. If the season ended Wednesday, they would be segment of a play-in to make a selection the relaxation two seeds in the East.

For a crew coming off a grisly flee to the NBA Finals in the bubble, it has been a disappointment.

Griffin and Cousins are both flashier names than efficient basketball gamers at this point in their careers, but both would be productive in shrimp minutes.

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