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According to the Houston Chronicle, free agent center Erick Dampier met with the Rockets on Monday for a workout. He will workout again in Houston tomorrow before heading to Miami to meet with the Heat later this week.
The Rockets reportedly offered Dampier a two-year deal worth $4 million. Miami could only offer Dampier the veteran’s minimum set at $1.4 million annually.
It really comes down to one thing. Does he want a little more money or does he want a legitimate shot at his first championship ring?
Miami is easily ahead of Houston on the list of immediate championship contenders. Just the fact that he is meeting with Pat Riley and the Heat gives them the edge.
We all know how effective of a salesman Riley can be. My educated assumption is Dampier comes down to Miami and doesn’t leave. It makes too much sense for him to be in a Heat uniform next season.