From a guy who I met through business, who does business with these pro athletes, take it for what it's worth: Dolphins were pursuing Shawne Merriman last year, are pursuing him this year, and maybe even more next year when I believe that he will be a FA. Dolphins are pursuing San Diego WR Vincent Jackson. For Heat fans: Shaq desperately wants to play for the Heat, will play for next to nothing so he can get more rings than Kobe. Ray Allen was in the mix for the Heat, something about loyalty to Doc Rivers and his taking a year off from coaching. Dirk Nowitski was very much in the mix for the Heat.