MIAMI (AP) _ Heat coach Pat Riley says veteran guard Gary Payton
is not expected back with Miami next season.
Payton averaged 6-point-6 points in two seasons with Miami and
helped Heat win the 2006 NBA title.
Riley says the Heat have interest in signing free agent forward
P.J. Brown. Brown averaged 6-point-1 points this past season for
the Chicago Bulls.
Additionally, Riley says the Heat are continuing still hoping to
re-sign free agent forward James Posey. Posey has been in Miami for
the past two seasons.
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