2 Players the Miami Heat Will Have the Toughest Time Cutting
The thing about building a championship is that everybody wants to be on it, but not everyone can make the cut.
As the Heat attempt to trim their roster down throughout the preseason, there will be a few guys that will make it very hard to part ways with.
When it comes to most players who will be getting cut, the decision is quite clear. They just aren't good enough.
However, there are two guys the Heat will have a tough time cutting not because they are super-talented or hard-working, but for alternative reasons.
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It's not that Dexter Pittman is so good that it's going to hurt to see him go, but instead, it's the fact that the Heat have invested so much time in the Pittman project since he entered the league multiple years ago.
The thing is, he just never quite turned the corner.
A big body who still possesses his fair share of potential, Pittman will likely be abe to earn one of the final spots on Miami's roster due particularly to the play of PF/C Jarvis Varnado who has taken advantage of his opportunity and shined bright all summer long.
Maybe it's for the best that both parties go their separate ways. You can only wait around so long and hope for change.
The Pittman project may have proved to ultimately be a failure, but hey, you live and you learn, and at the end of the day, you still have LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh on your team. So, I think that makes it a little easier to sleep at night.
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The Miami Heat will have a tough time parting with Gladness simply because he's yet another big body who didn't pan out.
In actuality, Gladness had all the proper attributes to be a perfect fit in Miami. He can run the floor better than most big men; he's long, lanky and, most importantly, athletic.
Clearly, his skill set is nothing special, or else we wouldn't be talking about him getting cut, but with hard work and a little more polishing of his skills, Gladness should have no problem finding opportunity elsewhere.
But when it comes to a roster like Miami's, if you're not bringing it day in and day out, don't be surprised when you're let go. It comes with the territory.