The Miami Herald reports that Udonis Haslem, the Heat's 6'8" power forward, is considering a three-year, $20 million offer from the Nets as well as a return to the Heat at "significantly" less money. Haslem, who has two other offers, would like to return to the Heat.
"I would love to be a part of the organization as long as I possibly can," Haslem told the Herald. "But it has to be a good situation. It has to work for both sides.'' Haslem, who made $7 million last season, expects to make his decision in the next few days.
Marc Spears writes that the Mavs have offered Haslem the full mid-level exception, but that the Nets have not made a formal offer.
The Heat is trying to work within the salary cap and the three massive contracts given LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. Wade, who shares the same agent as Haslem, agreed to a lesser salary specifically to save money for his teammate.
Haslem, 30, averaged 10 points and 8 rebounds last season.
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