With Pat Riley planning on attacking the free agent class of 2010, we knew that there would not be much going on this off-season. However, there was one move made that will greatly benefit the Heat this season. Miami was able to deal away Mark Blount, who did nothing but sit on the bench the majority of his tenure with the Heat yet made around $8 million a year, for swingman Quentin Richardson, who despite making slightly more then Blount, will play a significant role in the Heat's rotation. Richardson is also in the final year of his contract, meaning he won't be costing the Heat anything against their 2010 cap. More space to go after free agents with makes Pat Riley very happy.
Every so often, a summer like the one upcoming brings such great free agents that a team wants all of them. The Heat are looking to sign the likes of Chris Bosh, Amare Stoudamire, and/or put a bid in for LeBron James. The main goal is to sign Dwyane Wade to a multi-year deal in order to keep him from testing the free agent waters. The Heat are looking to add another big name to play along side Wade to not only keep him happy, but to keep the people of Miami interested.