The prelude to the Miami Heat's 24th season is as hectic as the 66-game, lockout-compacted schedule that is about to follow.

Thursday, that had highly regarded swingman Shane Battier announcing via Twitter that he will line up this season as the latest complementary piece alongside LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.

Shortly thereafter, an NBA official confirmed to the Sun Sentinel that veteran center Eddy Curry had accepted an invitation to attend training camp, which opens Friday at AmericanAirlines Arena.

Amid that buzz, mixed signals continued regarding the team's direction at point guard.