If Whiteside decides to walk, I really hope the Heat ends up pursuing Horford. I feel like between KD, Whiteside, and even Dwight, Horford has been overshadowed this off season. He apparently does not want to play as a Center anymore, which could work for us. He could be our PF and Bosh can be moved back to Center.
On Horford, that guy is for my money better than Whiteside and Dwight. Dwight has just lost himself after the Lakers debacle and how that ended. His last two years in Orlando, he averaged a combined 22 and 14.5 to now his last two years in Houston only 14.5 and 11. His blocks are down as well. I understand he's not the first option anymore, but he seems to just not have it like he used to. Possibly psychological, possibly just normal decline for a freakishly athletic big man (watch out DeAndre). But regardless, I severely doubt he'll be that much more valuable (if any) than Horford. I do dislike however Horford attempting over three 3PAs a game last year. He has a great mid-range game and is surprisingly good down low, I don't like him drifting like an Al Harrington. That's never been his game. He's not a particularly bad rebounder, why would you want him outside the arc?
As a sidenote, I'd LOVE to see Dwight go to NY. It would be the Starbury era Knicks all over again.
On James, there was a lot of speculation that he'd opt out during the season with the coaching stuff and the Love stuff, and them just not looking like a championship squad. That completely died down when they won, but I'm not so sure it should have. LeBatard said it right after he won, the guy has no problem doing what he wants to do and taking the criticism. The Decision wasn't popular AT ALL. And people thought he was crazy for going back to Cleveland. I wouldn't be shocked if he stayed or left.
Magic's list of people he's f***ing with rn: John Cena (Da God) Rey Mysterio (Living Legend) Handsome Rusev (Strap him up, WWE) R-Truth (He saves every segment he's in) Andrade Almas (Still too nice) Hiroshi Tanahashi (Da God of NJPW) Mustafa Ali (Last of a Dying Babyface Breed) Pete Dunne (#Heel)