Heat stand pat as trade deadline passes

BY foxsports • February 18, 2010

Unwilling to part with Michael Beasley, the Miami Heat have come up short in their bid for Amare Stoudemire.

A flurry of deals around the league as the NBA trade deadline passed Thursday meant stiffer competition in this summer's free-agent sweepstakes, but Heat president Pat Riley remained confident his team can make a big upgrade while keeping Dwyane Wade.

The Heat pushed hard for Stoudemire, who was on the trading block because he can opt out of his contract after this season. But the All-Star power forward stayed with Phoenix.

The package the Heat offered was limited because they wanted to keep Beasley, the inconsistent but talented second-year pro who was the overall No. 2 draft pick in 2008.



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