Heat Rumors & News

  • Clippers jump out early, cruise in Miami, 110-93

    Clips Nation "couple of days ago, I had the audacity to wonder what was wrong with the Los Angeles Clippers. Since then, they've answered pretty emphatically -- nothing's wrong with us, biyotch. (To be fair, I'm not sure they said biyotch, nor am I sure how to spell it, but that was the gist at any rate.) In..." November 21

  • 1d
    Miami HEAT @MiamiHEAT

    Norris Cole (dislocated left middle finger) is questionable to return to tonight's #HEATgame.

  • 2d
    Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat

    Deng and McRoberts will play.

  • LeBron admits Spurs prompted exit from Miami — sort of

    San Antonio Express-News "LeBron James admitted the loss to the Spurs in last season’s NBA Finals played a role in chasing him from Miami back to Cleveland. Sort of. Had the Heat defeated the Spurs last June and won their third consecutive title, James said Wednesday he likely would have returned to South Beach for..." November 20

  • 3d
    Miami HEAT @MiamiHEAT

    Luol Deng (wrist) and Dwyane Wade (hamstring) were both limited participants in today’s team practice.

  • Shorthanded Heat beat Nets in Brooklyn 95-83 behind Chalmers' 22 points

    Hot Hot Hoops "Before the game even started, it seemed like to was going to be one of those nights. Not because of the opponent, but because of who the Heat had available. No Dwyane Wade, Luol Deng or Josh McRoberts. The Heat would be shorthanded, on the back side of a back-to-back and on the road -- not a great..." November 18

  • Chris Bosh says Houston 'pressure' would've been too much

    CBSSports.com "Erik Spoelstra has a new catch phrase: "Welcome to our team." It serves dual purposes, as far as I can tell. It both highlights and deflects the most obvious storyline about the 2014-15 Miami Heat, as in, the guy who is no longer there. After four consecutive Finals appearances and two..." November 18

  • Hollins wouldn't talk about Brook Lopez after loss: 'not a good time'

    CBSSports.com "When Lionel Hollins took over as coach for the Brooklyn Nets, immediately people wondered if his hard-nosed style would mesh well with Brook Lopez. Hollins is a very "old school" type of coach who believes in toughness overall, while Lopez has traditionally been more of a finesse player at the..." November 18

  • Another struggle for Bosh and Wade as Heat fall to Bucks

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The groans were back. After each missed jumper. The third-wheel groans of the previous four seasons. The $118 million-contract groans of this offseason. It had been a while. Chris Bosh had made the summer seem sane with his opening two weeks. He was more than he had been those first four..." November 17

  • Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade is “day by day” with hamstring injury

    Miami Herald "Dwyane Wade, who had hoped to play in all of the Heat’s games this season, missed his second consecutive game with a strained left hamstring on Sunday and said he doesn’t know whether he will be able to play Monday at Brooklyn. “It’s day by day,” said Wade, who traveled with the team to..." November 17

  • 6d
    Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat

    Erik Spoelstra says Dwyane Wade and Josh McRoberts out tonight.

  • Hawks dominate Heat for fourth straight win

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Forget the Big Three. The Heat were left with the Big One. And it was not nearly enough. The Hawks used a 23-8 fourth-quarter run to take control of a game they led throughout en route to a 114-103 victory Friday night at Philips Arena. The Hawks placed eight players in double-figure..." November 15

  • 8d
    Miami HEAT @MiamiHEAT

    Dwyane Wade (hamstring) has been ruled out of tonight’s game in Atlanta vs the Hawks.

  • Pacers win 81-75 at Miami, show growth

    Indianapolis Star "Easily the Indiana Pacers' best win of the season came in a building where they have had the hardest time. On Wednesday, Indiana defeated the Miami Heat 81-75, snapping a six-game losing streak through regular-season games played at AmericanAirlines Arena. "We're growing," Pacers coach Frank..." November 13

  • NBA owners expendable, NBPA director says

    ESPN.com "Michele Roberts, the NBA players' union executive director, on Wednesday questioned several of the principles that for decades have governed owner-player relations in the league, objecting to the concept of a salary cap while making clear she'd push for much more than a 50-50 split of..." November 13

  • Chris Bosh shedding label of being ‘soft’ player

    Miami Herald "Chris Bosh used to block people out of paint so LeBron James could fly in for a rebound. Some people don’t want to hear that, especially Bosh’s detractors, but it’s true. Bosh did a lot for the Heat that went unnoticed in his first four years with team, but clearing people out of the lane for..." November 13

  • 11d
    Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat

    Looks like Birdman back Wednesday. Granger again will dress but not likely.

  • 11d
    Miami HEAT @MiamiHEAT

    Justin Hamilton (left adductor strain) was a limited participant in today's practice and has been ruled out of tomorrow's game.

  • Luol Deng scores 30 as Heat passes early tough test to defeat Mavericks

    Miami Herald "Mark Cuban left his baseline seat and raced to midcourt to plead, complain or simply be that guy. Rapper 2 Chainz was hanging with the Mavericks owner Sunday night, so Cuban, being Cuban, was about to go full Cuban. An NBA official was seated behind press row, and on the court Heat guard..." November 10

  • 13d
    Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat

    As expected, Chris Andersen and Justin Hamilton again out for Heat, who have two days off following tonight in Dallas.

  • Defense, Wade step up in Heat 102-92 victory over Timberwolves

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "For three days the Miami Heat drilled on one end of the court. Over and over and over. Including during Saturday morning's shootaround. "Repetitive things," center Chris Bosh said, "so guys can just react without having to really think about it too much." Tired of having to be defensive..." November 09

  • 14d
    Miami HEAT @MiamiHEAT

    Granger (hamstring) on his status tonight: "I'm hopeful. It's a day-to-day thing that you don't want to make worse." pic.twitter.com/ZC6UWtyfiz

  • 14d
    Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds

    Spo makes it clear, Heat are very hopeful Udonis Haslem plays tonight.

  • 14d
    Mark Murphy @Murf56

    Smart diagnosed with sprain and bone bruise. According to Ainge initial estimate is that he'll miss two to three weeks.

  • 15d
    Miami HEAT @MiamiHEAT

    Justin Hamilton (left adductor strain) did not participate in today's practice and has been ruled out of tomorrow's game.

  • 15d
    Miami HEAT @MiamiHEAT

    Chris Andersen (ribs) was a limited participant in today's practice and is listed as questionable for tomorrow's game.

  • 15d
    Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat

    Instead, the Heat have Shannon Brown and Andre Dawkins not playing and Shawne Williams as Saturday's possible backup center.

  • 15d
    Miami HEAT @MiamiHEAT

    Haslem (quad) and Granger (hamstring) were both full participants in today's practice and are listed as questionable for tomorrow's game.

  • Hornets hold off Heat’s late push in 96-89 win

    Charlotte Observer "Nearly two hours before tip-off Wednesday Charlotte Hornets coach Steve Clifford divulged what it would take for his franchise to end a 16-game regular-season losing streak to the Miami Heat. If Hornets center Al Jefferson could get enough low-post touches to force the Heat out of their..." November 06

  • Rockets knock off undefeated Heat to move to 5-0 on season

    Houston Chronicle "Questions answered. The Rockets’ rapid start is for real. There will be more and probably greater tests quickly coming, but after rolling over four-consecutive lightweights to start the season, the Rockets went to Miami, faced a fourth-quarter run from the unbeaten Heat and then treated the..." November 05

  • 17d
    Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat

    Luol Deng questionable for tonight in Charlotte. Spoelstra, "He got whacked on the arm and you could see ...he just wasn’t quite the same."

  • 17d
    Miami HEAT @MiamiHEAT

    Udonis Haslem (quad) will dress for tonight’s #HEATgame vs the Hornets but will not play.

  • Heat off to a perfect start with win over Raptors

    Miami Herald "The goals haven’t changed so much, but the answers are starting to appear for the Heat. In the seemingly epic quest to both find an identity and prove it can perform without LeBron James, Miami progressed quite nicely on Sunday with a 107-102 win against Toronto at AmericanAirlines..." November 03

  • 19d
    Jeff Zillgitt @JeffZillgitt

    NBA players of the week: Heat's Chris Bosh (25.7 pts, 11.3 rebs, 4 assts) in East & Warriors' Klay Thompson (29.7 pts, 45.5% on 3s) in West.

  • 20d
    Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat

    Official: Dwyane Wade will play both ends of this back-to-back set. He did so only three times last season.

  • 20d
    Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050

    No Birdman for Heat vs Raptors tonight - bruised rib. McRoberts is available for spot minutes, doesnt sound like he'll play much, if at all

  • 20d
    Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat

    Chris Andersen (bruised rib) is out tonight.

  • Heat move to 2-0 behind 30 from Bosh in rout of 76ers

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The evolution has taken . . . two games. Chris Bosh is now the Miami Heat's leading man, leading them Saturday night to their second consecutive victory to open the season, 114-96 over the Philadelphia 76ers at Wells Fargo Center. "And he has to do it for us to be successful," coach Erik..." November 02

  • 21d
    Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat

    McRoberts will dress. Haslem and Granger expected to be held out.

  • 21d
    Miami HEAT @MiamiHEAT

    Udonis Haslem (quad) and Danny Granger (hamstring) are both listed as questionable for tonight’s #HEATgame in Philadelphia vs the Sixers.

  • Adam Silver Wants To Help Set Rules For Legalized Sports Gambling

    ThePostGame.com "In Adam Silver's opinion, the current gambling laws aren't stopping fans from betting on sports -- they're only restricting domestic opportunities. As sports gambling in New Jersey inches closer to a reality, Silver believes now is the time to start accepting the "inevitable" future. The NBA..." October 31

  • Heat defeat Wizards 107-95 in season opener

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "No championship banner, no ring ceremony, but the buzz was back. Some of it was familiar, like Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade making shots when needed. Some of it was new, like Norris Cole starting and scoring at point guard. Some of it was refreshing, like rookie point guard Shabazz Napier..." October 30

  • PSD’s 2014-2015 NBA Eastern Conference Preview
    PSD Staff, Featured Content Team

    After a summer of endless drama highlighted by the return of a prodigal son, the Eastern Conference hierarchy looks completely different than it did in June and after a simply disastrous showing last year it appears things will be more competitive this season. October 29

  • Heat's Chris Bosh: Offensive freedom a 'huge' part of why he stayed

    CBSSports.com "Miami Heat big man Chris Bosh could have joined a superteam in Houston this summer, but he wouldn't have had anywhere near the same offensive responsibility with the Rockets. The presence of Dwight Howard, James Harden and Chandler Parsons would likely have meant Bosh taking even more of a..." October 28

  • Chalmers adjusting to reserve role, looking to play as closer

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Mario Chalmers took a moment after Sunday's practice to contemplate Wednesday's opening night for the Miami Heat. "The only thing that's going to be different," he said of the game against the Washington Wizards at AmericanAirlines Arena, "is we're not getting rings on this night." Actually,..." October 27

  • Erik Spoelstra confirms Justin Hamilton will return Friday

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Coach Erik Spoelstra confirmed Thursday that center Justin Hamilton will make his preseason debut in Friday's game against the Memphis Grizzlies at the FedExForum. Hamilton was held out of the first seven exhibitions of the eight-game preseason schedule following a heart procedure the first..." October 24

  • 29d
    Miami HEAT @MiamiHEAT

    Danny Granger (flu-like symptoms) did not travel with the team to Memphis and has been ruled out of tonight’s #HEATgame vs the Grizzlies.

  • 31d
    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    The NBA draft lottery reform has been voted down at Board of Governors meeting, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. System stays.

  • Why the NBA's draft lottery reform is a slippery slope

    Yahoo! Sports "Everyone understands the reasons the Philadelphia 76ers want the NBA to wait on implementing a plan to reform the draft lottery: They need one more season to complete a most brazen two-year tanking cycle. The Sixers didn't invent the idea of gutting a roster to short-circuit a path to the No. 1..." October 21

  • Chris Bosh Admits Money Was Factor In Choosing Heat Over Rockets

    Real GM Basketball "Chris Bosh was close to signing a four-year, $88 million deal with the Houston Rockets, but ultimately decided to remain with the Miami Heat on a five-year, $118 million contract. Bosh would have returned to his home state of Texas to form a Big 3 with Dwight Howard and James Harden. "I..." October 21