Tuesday's Heat Links: Signing Durant would force Riley to get creative

Heat need to keep Whiteside but he still has a lot to learn: Hassan Whiteside was available to the Miami Heat in the 2010 NBA draft. They didn’t take him, opting instead for another center who has turned out to be Whiteside’s polar opposite in terms of career development. You remember Dexter Pittman? He was a 6-foot-11 sledgehammer of a center coming out of Texas when Miami took him with the 32nd overall pick in 2010. -- The Palm Beach Post

Heat’s signing of Durant would force Riley to get creative on cap space: The NBA free-agent frenzy begins Friday, but the speculation already has begun. With cap space and recent championship success to sell, the Heat are in position to be in the race for the top free agents on the market this summer. -- The Palm Beach Post