Friday, January 8th, 2010 at 9:03 am  |  20 responses

Rafer Alston Lands in Miami

One person that’s particularly pleased with the signing, is Dwyane Wade: “In the wake of Wednesday’s staggering overtime loss to the Boston Celtics, when the Miami Heat was unable to maintain a two-point lead with six-tenths of a second remaining in regulation, Dwyane Wade embraces the return of his former teammate. ‘He’s a general on the floor,’ Wade said, as the Heat turned its attention to Friday night’s game against the Phoenix Suns. ‘He helps to lead his team.’ Alston cleared waivers Thursday, agreeing to a one-year, minimum-scale contract to return to the team he helped spark to the 2003-04 playoffs during Wade’s rookie season.”

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  • http://Vikturus Vikturus

    Nice! First. Beasley is having a break out season btw!

  • underdog

    Great pick-up.

  • http://www.youtube.com/ L

    This helps out a lot. Alley-oop ville time

  • BeeBopLIVE

    YEAH! Number 11 Skip To My Lou is back like he left his keys…QUEENS IN THE BUILDING :-)

  • http://www.digitalthread.com AlbertBarr

    hmmmm…I bet Rafer isnt that upset about leaving orlando now. Wont have to get benched for Jameer and wont have to play for svg or the nets…gets to ball with D-Wade in Miami…nice.

  • http://slamonline.com/ niQ

    Hey look at that, Wade is happy cause they brought in someone he actually likes. Now if only they could bring in a big name player..

  • http://www.slamonline.com B-zog

    Ya better watch out for the heat they are quiet and are going to sneak into the playoffs #3 seed

  • http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3445/3357407353_c868c2d95c.jpg larrylegend

    i can imaging Eboy jumping around his livingroom for joy the whole day

  • Cant Tell you

    Yes now Mario Chalmers has to sit more Miami maybe now Wade will stay

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Larry, not quite. I’m happy we have a veteran guard that can score a bit at the one, but he’s going to be along the same lines that J-Will was for the Heat, able to hit some threes, create better than the other two point guards on the roster and hopefully play with his world famous Skip swagger to give the Heat a bit of fire they’ve been missing for about 3 seasons. It’s not an earth shaking move at all, but in the short-term, it makes them a bit more competitive, and they may actually be able to hold onto the 5th spot with a long stretch of road games coming up (20 out of 26) where Skip’s arrival may carry over to the rest of the squad for a bit to keep them buoyant. I think the Heat have another move in them before the trade deadline too……JO may move, since he’s in the last year of his deal and he’s taking shots away from Wade & Beas. We’ll see.

  • http://slamonline.com skip4ever

    Finally!!! As a Skip fan, it was EXCRUCIATING watch him play with the Nets. That is one of the worst teams ever in the history of the NBA. Skip deserved better and now he gets it. A chance to make the playoffs again!! Go Heat!!

  • Sporting-Lisbon-Blazers

    get that swag back skip, we all know you have it.

  • http://myspace.com/weezyleezy337 GametimeWeezy

    go get em skip! still have the original And 1 Vol. 1 vhs cassette that came with the shoes…mos def, gza, grand puba tracks while Skip caught wreck!

  • DMC14

    good for Skip. and i reckon good for the heat too.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Its funny, because Skip was way better at running the Orlando Magic than Jameer Nelson. Go figure.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    *Than Jameer Nelson is NOW.

  • al

    great pick up, he has slowly become a steady and reliable vet and presence over the last two years

    his handle is still street, best of both worlds

  • J

    great pick up.

  • http://www.luketynan.blogspot.com litetitan

    @Eboy: If Heat were trying to move Jermaine…what need/who would they try to acquire?

  • http://m.twitter.com/BeeBopLive BeeBopLIVE

    I’m hyped 4 Skip bc he can finally rub how good of a pointguard he is when he is starting, take that svg