Summer seems close to bringing Crowder back.

Heat forward Duncan Robinson (55) carries the ball marked by Sons forward Jay Crowder (99) at the FTX Arena on March 9, 2022.

Heat forward Duncan Robinson (55) carries the ball marked by Sons forward Jay Crowder (99) at the FTX Arena on March 9, 2022.

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With the signing of Drew Smith, the Heat completed a list of 20 players to begin their training camp in the Bahamas on Tuesday, September 27. Earlier, on Monday the 26th, the Miami team would have its traditional media day, where both coach Eric Spoelstra and the players would offer their perspectives of the session to the press.

Everything indicates the Heat will start the 2022-2023 season with 14 players who have them under contract after re-signing veteran Udonis Haslem to play his 20th season with Miami.

And although the team is complete, there is a position that is not fully covered and may change at the last minute and even after the season starts before the date of exchanges. That position is none other than the power ahead that is currently waiting to be filled by Caleb Martin and rookie Nikola Jovic, although there may be some surprises.

However, the possibility of bringing in Jay Crowder began to be considered a few days ago, after it was leaked that Sons had made him available for trade talks. Crowder played with the Heat in the 2020 finals before leaving for Phoenix and is favored by the team’s high command, the question will be of making a trade.

Everything indicates that Crowder, who has one year left on his contract, would welcome a return to Miami and the player most likely to be traded is Duncan Robinson, who has three years left on his contract, as well as a Optional one, at a rate of $18 million per year.

Robinson is the better shooter, averaging 11.9 points per game and shooting 40.5 percent from 3-point range; While Crowder averages 9.6 points and shoots 34.6 percent from 3-point range, although the heat forward fell slightly last season, he still had better numbers with 10.9 points from 3-point range and 37.2.

The difference is that the Heat want Crowder to defend himself, because he can play power forward and because Max Strauss can play in Robinson’s place.

It is unclear whether this will happen, in any case the Heat will not risk the first round of the draft, or trap other players, knowing that Crowder could come on as a free agent next year. Read on to learn more about what Spoelstra loves small lineups and what Robinson brings.

Everything will depend on how the Miami striker starts the season, if his three falls will be an issue. On the one hand Surya will be really interested and on the other hand the heat will not want to let him go.

There’s also no guarantee that Strauss will have an exceptional season last year in which he shot 41 percent from 3-point range, his best in college after shooting 33.8 percent from the year before and 40 percent from behind the arch. performance.

In 12 Days the Heat will return to the FTX Arena for the annual Red, White and Pink Charity Scrimmage benefiting cancer care and research at the Miami Cancer Institute at Baptist Health South Florida, a day before the preseason game against the Timberwolves on October 4. at 1. same step.

Tickets for the Red, White and Pink game are only $1, with parking under the arena, in garage P2, for $5.

Team Miami’s 2022 training camp will run from Tuesday, September 27 to Saturday, October 1, with two daily practice sessions Tuesday through Friday at the arts and conventions center of the award-winning luxury resort and entertainment center.

The Heat will make their season debut against the Bulls on October 19 at the FTX Arena, with just 28 days to find out who will be their power forward.

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Pedro González is a seasoned reporter who has covered the Miami Heat, NBA, Miami Open, Judo and all local and international football for 15 years.

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