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Shane Battier announces he will sign with Heat

Posted on: December 8, 2011 10:07 am
Edited on: December 8, 2011 10:39 am
 
By Matt Moore  

No "sources say." No "person close to the situation." Just a simple, direct message. Shane Battier announced where he'll be playing in 2011-2012 as a free agent on Twitter, in just one tweet. 

"Let's Go Heat!!!!!" , Battier tweeted Thursday morning, a good 28 hours before the official time teams can announce signings. Battier also said that it came down to a "winning role" for his decision. He then quoted Jimmy Buffet, officially making him the most non-NBA-player NBA player ever. 

SI.com reports Battier will make the full-taxpayer-MLE for Miami, a 3-year deal wtarting at $3 million which is a pretty nice price for Battier in this market, even at age 33. 

Battier fills a need for the Heat perfectly. A capable outside shooter with excellente defensive abilities, Battier can catch and shoot off the drive-and-kicks LeBron James and Dwyane Wade love so much, and can take the tougher defensive assignments, allowing James and Wade to focus on the offensive end and to roam for blocks and steals. He frees them up to improvise defensively instead of having to stick their assignments. Battier's a crafty veteran who has been apart of long winning stretches, helping the Rockets to a 22-game winning streak four years ago and the Grizzlies to a playoff run to the second round last season, including hitting the game-winner for their first ever franchise win.

Now he's taking his no-stats All-Star talent to South Beach. This is probably not what the owners had in mind when they set out to ensure competitive balance.
Comments

Since: Dec 10, 2006
Posted on: December 9, 2011 4:02 pm
 

Shane Battier announces he will sign with Heat

So the Heat have their big 3. The league will veto anyone else putting together a big 3. So how is this fair



Since: Jan 13, 2009
Posted on: December 9, 2011 2:28 pm
 

Shane Battier announces he will sign with Heat

is this the guy with those razor lines on his head?  should fit right in with the new age 3 stooges-- when is the preseason victory party?  i think coach fat rex from ny might be available soon.



Since: Jan 29, 2011
Posted on: December 9, 2011 7:38 am
 

Shane Battier announces he will sign with Heat

Good for the heat . Champ HO no way La NY NJ SA they all did thesame thing the heat havent even one a championship scince when? This guy wants a ring wow i geuss thats worse than asking for to much $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$



Since: Aug 5, 2008
Posted on: December 9, 2011 7:26 am
 

Shane Battier announces he will sign with Heat

Great move heat!!!!  Battier is a lock down defender who can defend 3-4 positions.  Looks like the Heat are positioning themselves for the championship :-)



Since: Nov 21, 2006
Posted on: December 8, 2011 8:40 pm
 

Shane Battier announces he will sign with Heat

Another championship whore... "where can I get my championship fix the easiest!!!"
This is why the NBA sucks, no loyalty to your franchise or your city or your fans.



Since: Oct 19, 2006
Posted on: December 8, 2011 6:43 pm
 

Shane Battier announces he will sign with Heat

Great pickup for the Heat.

Still don't see them beating LA if Howard joins Paul & Bryant. That 3 headed monster is going to be unstoppable.



Since: Aug 23, 2009
Posted on: December 8, 2011 6:38 pm
 

Shane Battier announces he will sign with Heat

Vince Young thinks this heat team is the real dream team 



Since: Jan 13, 2011
Posted on: December 8, 2011 5:00 pm
 

Shane Battier announces he will sign with Heat

Battier is a great pick-up for the Heat. He fills a need, is a true professional, rarely gets hurt, doesn't demand the ball, can take the defensive pressure off of LeBron, and is a winner. Potential injuries aside, the rest of the league will have a very difficult time keeping Miami from holding the championship trophy at the end of the year.



Since: Aug 23, 2011
Posted on: December 8, 2011 4:58 pm
 

Shane Battier announces he will sign with Heat

ace u  and  jason wedge r just like the other haters. lebron has done nothing to u personally. but u still dislike him. why? because he went on tv and made a fool of himself? hell kobe did worse in colorado. he made a fool of himself, his wife and the great SHAQ. but he has been forgiven. stop hatting lebron and take yr sorry asses and watch some rednecks go in circles. who cares if u stop watching the nba.<<<B 4 REAL>>>



Since: Apr 5, 2011
Posted on: December 8, 2011 2:41 pm
 

Shane Battier announces he will sign with Heat

Shane Battier is a great pick-up.  Complete team player!!!


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