One of the great things about the Heat’s affiliation with the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the D-League is that pretty much each year the teams are going to hold open tryouts and roll the balls out for anybody who wants to try and make the team.
Pat Riley wore blue jeans to the first day of Heat training camp, and the sleeves of his plaid shirt were rolled up to the elbows. Either the boss was trying to imitate The Boss, or Riley was sending a message:
No point in trying to deny the obvious. The Miami Heat became a diminished team – the sport’s four-year epicenter suddenly shunted off to the periphery – the moment ol’ What’s-his-name decided to leave.
New Heat forward Danny Granger, limited to 46 games because of knee injuries the past two seasons, said Friday he underwent “minor” arthroscopic surgery on his left knee two months ago but expects to be available for the Heat’s regular-season opener Oct.30 against Washington.