Commentary

Heat hurt playoff hopes with trade

Originally Published: February 13, 2009
By Stephen Oh | AccuScore.com

Earlier today ESPN The Magazine senior writer Ric Bucher reported a trade between Miami and Toronto sending Jermaine O'Neal and Jamario Moon to the Heat in exchange for Shawn Marion and Marcus Banks. While the trade clears nearly $5 million of cap room for Miami for the summer of 2010, it may actually hurt the Heat in the near term. For the remainder of the season, AccuScore's simulators give the clear edge to the Raptors.