The Heat are aggressively trying to move up in the draft with Shabazz Napier as their target. LeBron James thinks he’s the best point guard in the draft and the Heat are in need of one.
Didn't LeBron opt out of his contract? If so, then why does it matter what he thinks? What if the heat make moves to acquire Napier but the Lakers offer up the world to LeBron and he moves on to them? If they want to target Napier, then by all means, but whether LeBron puts his stamp of approval on it is irrelevant because he's going where the money is, not the players.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Kenneth Faried (ankle) remains questionable Saturday.
Faried has missed the last three games but had been upgraded from out to questionable for Friday. Despite the fact that he didn't play, there was enough improvement to give the team hope for a quick return to the court. He'll test his ankle at pre-game warm-ups and should be considered a game-time decision. Analysis: Howard Bender
Marlon Brown (back) is not practicing Saturday.
Brown is dealing with a back issue and hasn't practiced all week. He is unlikely to suit up for Monday's game against Cleveland which really won't impact fantasy or reality too much. Brown has seen a whopping two targets over the last three games and even with a depleted receiving corps for the Ravens, he gets no work. Analysis: Howard Bender
Korean slugger Byung-ho Park is reportedly traveling to Minnesota to talk with the Twins.
With a $12.85M winning bid, the Twins now have 30 days to negotiate a contract with Park and his agent. If they don't, they will be refunded the money and Park will return to the KBO. The Korean slugger batted .343/.436/.714 with 53 home runs last season for the Nexen Heroes and hit 52 the year before. The KBO is notoriously hitter-friendly, so take those numbers with a grain of salt. He should still be able to hit for power, but given the dimensions of Target Field, 25 home runs is more of a realistic expectation. Analysis: Howard Bender