Wednesday, January 6th, 2010 at 10:22 am  |  19 responses

Rafer Gone from NJ; Miami Bound?

The Nets set Alston free yesterday, and it looks as though he’s about to rejoin the Heat: “The Rafer Alston buyout is done and the Nets are finalizing their deal with the Heat to acquire point guard Chris Quinn. Alston, basically, agreed to knock $1 million off the $3.107 million he had remaining on his $5.25 million salary. Once he clears waivers, then he’ll join Miami. The Heat, meanwhile, are sending the fourth-year PG Quinn – picking up the remainder of his $1.05 million salary in this his final contract year, about $640,000 – and a 2012 second rounder to the Nets. The Nets are sending a $1.2 million trade exception plus a protected second rounder in this year’s draft – a pick they’ll never give up unless there is divine intervention in New Jersey. The pick is protected to 50. Anything lower, it stays put.”

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  • tavoris

    Mario Chalmers better start competing for his starting spot, or he’s gonna be out of the rotation by the All-Star break

  • LA Huey

    This is good for both Skip and Mario

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

    I love it, although I’ll miss my own Quinn rants throughout the season.

  • JoeMaMa

    Carlos Arroyo was recently spotted with anxious, shifty eyes.

  • http://slamonline.com/ niQ

    Man, it’s great that Skip can still play this season. I don’t care where, as long he can play I’ll be glad.

  • http://slamonline.com YKnot

    Skip out of town!

  • riggs

    now it goes from eboy making fun of quinn to me. the torch has been passed gentlemen.

  • http://dsjfhklf.com Jukai

    Another point guard who overdribbles and chucks up threes for Miami? Just what they needed!

  • http://www.boogiewillaims.com Boing Dynasty

    Easily the most intricate / least impactful trade ever.

  • http://myspace.com/rsaenz24 rog23

    arroyo back to israel???

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Cheryl

    Arroyo stays, with Skip as backup (unless he proves better at running the offense, which is not out of the question) and Mario steps in for Wade at the 2. Should be an interesting next couple of games.

  • penny

    Come back to Orlando . cmon rafe, u understand we had to give up something for vince carter. On a side note i like how Jason Williams, Rafer Alston ,Carlos Arroyo , Shaq , Penny ,Rony Seikaly all played for the magic or heat at some point. Any other teams have this kind of sharing players relationship ?

  • heartlandG

    Quinn HOOPS on Live 2010 – Who is dude!?

  • Nawlins Realest.

    two and1 point guards in one team.

  • davidR

    are they slowly trying to rebuild that 2003 team?

  • Sporting-Lisbon-Blazers

    lol @ what boing said

  • http://www.in-n-outnba.blogspot.com In-N-Out Lucas

    Is he doing this to get back at the Magic? If so, he could have thought of a better team (i.e Celtics?)

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  • flash

    how about caron butler for micheal beasley.