Detroit News "When a team is going for its third straight championship, the month of June and the playoffs is its only focus, so the prospect of taking a night off here or there is certainly likely. And despite the Pistons looking intent on throwing the game away for most of the fourth quarter, Brandon..." December 04
ShamSports.com "After getting a new two-year deal with Kobe Bryant a few days ago, the Lakers are thinking in which players can help them in their future. With the departure of Dwight Howard and Kobe’s injury, it’s not a secret that the Lakers are not one of the top teams for this season. According to..." December 03
ESPN.com "It was a challenging question posed to Dwyane Wade. When he faces free agency next summer, which will it be? The Kobe Bryant-style deal or the Kevin Garnett/Tim Duncan-style deal? For the Miami Heat and perhaps even for the balance of power in the league, his choice could make a big..." December 03
Dwyane Wade (soreness) will not play in tonight's #HEATgame.
Miami Herald "Miami Heat basketball player Roger Mason Jr. and family members were victims of an armed robbery at a Miami restaurant on Sunday, according to police. Police said Mason was robbed of a Rolex at Ni.Do.Caffé on Biscayne Boulevard and NE 73rd St. The crime occurred after the Heat's game against..." December 03
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "If it looks only now like Erik Spoelstra is developing a role for Michael Beasley, you're not too far off. The Miami Heat coach acknowledged Sunday that it wasn't until after training camp that he began formulating a plan for the Heat 2008 first-round draft choice. Before that, he said it was..." December 02
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "So how do you break out of the Sunday doldrums? Chris Bosh from distance. And again. And again. With Bosh converting three 3-pointers in the final 2 minutes, 39 seconds, the Miami Heat went from 14 down in the fourth quarter to a 99-98 victory Sunday over the Charlotte Bobcats at..." December 02
Based on LeBron's talk about his back tonight (Hansbrough!), might not be out of realm he sits Sunday vs. Bobcats.
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "It was perhaps the one time LeBron James refused to pay attention to a statistic. Teammates often brag about how he studies teams around the league on a daily basis. Player tendencies. Scoring numbers. Trends. You name it, James knows it. Only this time, James wanted no part of monitoring..." November 30
CBSSports.com "Agents and executives predict this will be a very active trade season in the NBA, for obvious reasons. As the standings begin to sort themselves out, the calendar marches along and injuries mount, the usual trigger points for deals will intensify. In addition to the contenders looking to..." November 29
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Before the rally began, James Blair was already reaching for the hand warmers. Blair was part of the 15-person group that stood outside Quicken Loans Arena in the cold for two hours before Wednesday's game between the Miami Heat and Cleveland Cavaliers. The purpose was to alert as many people..." November 28
Haslem did say that Shane Battier is out tonight
Chalmers expected to play
Yahoo! Sports "You and your family, sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner, are free to talk about where you think LeBron James may go as a free agent in 2014 should he decide to opt out of his contract. As the go-to NBA brain at the table, reading an NBA blog the day before the holiday, your uncle can take his..." November 27
Shane Battier (cold) did not participate in this morning's team shootaround and will not play in tonight's #HEATgame.
Akron Beacon Journal "Anderson Varejao, the last remaining player with ties to LeBron James, said Tuesday he disagreed with the way James left but believes he could return to play for this organization again. “It could happen,” Varejao said. “Bron is from Akron. Akron is not too far from here. Eventually in his..." November 26
Akron Beacon Journal "Seeing a fan rush the court at Quicken Loans Arena to tell LeBron James that he missed him sparked something inside Josh Raggi. It wasn’t necessarily the night he got over the Decision. Raggi, 24, isn’t sure he really has. But James Blair’s brazen act during a Cavs game against the Miami..." November 26
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "It was what Heat guard Dwyane Wade envisioned when he began considering Miami home. On Monday, Los Angles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant signed a two-year deal that almost guarantees he ends his career with the Los Angeles Lakers. Wade said the decision strengthened his desire to want his playing..." November 26
Arizona Republic "The Miami Heat started this season putting Michael Beasley where the Suns had him at the end of last season — on the bench for entire games. Everything Beasley gets this season, except for the Suns’ first $4.7 million buyout check, will be earned. He has to earn trust, respect and playing time..." November 26
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "This could have been one of those "and-is-better" Ford commercials. Because "and" has always been better for the Miami Heat when it comes to LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. So while Wade was doing his thing during Monday night's 107-92 victory over the Phoenix Suns at AmericanAirlines Arena,..." November 26
Arizona Republic "If a team is coming off two road victories and previously has taken Oklahoma City and San Antonio to the wire on the road, confidence becomes critical when visiting a team like Miami. It might not be ideal to face the two-time defending champs in the third road game in four nights, but the Suns..." November 25
Heat listing Mario Chalmers (groin) as a game-time decision tonight vs. Suns. He missed victory in Charlotte due to suspension.
Mario Chalmers (hip) will not play tonight
ESPN.com "In the heat of the moment with the game on the line, players do what they feel like they have to do. During a matchup in mid-November, the Dallas Mavericks were looking to get a crucial defensive stop against the Miami Heat. The Mavs’ defense put LeBron James in a bind, and with no other options..." November 25
Miami Herald "The verdict was still out on Dwyane Wade’s knee through the first half. Then, in an instant, he put all minds at ease. Wade’s driving dunks in the third quarter announced his successful return from missing consecutive games because of knee soreness, and the plays were the most significant..." November 24
Miami Herald "After 13 years and three championships, the Miami Heat says its home court finally has generated enough profit to pay rent to its landlord, Miami-Dade County. On Friday, a Heat affiliate delivered a check for $257,134.12 to Miami-Dade that represents the public’s portion of a revenue-sharing..." November 23
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Rashard Lewis needed a moment. Actually, he needed a little bit longer. Last week he tried to recall the last time he played meaningful minutes in the fourth quarter. At first, he couldn't remember. It took a few head scratches before he finally sort of pinpointed it. "It was last year,"..." November 22
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "By his recent standards, Chris Bosh was somewhat off his game Wednesday night against the Orlando Magic, when he dared miss three shots at the Amway Center. Bosh, after all, had missed just once in each of his previous two outings, leaving the Miami Heat center 18 of 23 from the field over the..." November 22
Miami Herald "Ray Allen’s pregame routine is well-documented, but he’s not the only player who arrives to arenas hours before games to fine-tune his outside shooting. James Jones is on the Heat’s so-called “early bus” as well, even though most nights Jones knows he’s probably not going to play. Jones’..." November 22
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The Miami Heat continue to torment Erik Spoelstra. In a good way. Such is life for a coach when you only have answers. With Dwyane Wade taking another night off to rest his balky knees, Spoelstra's rotation roulette spun toward James Jones, whose 14 third-quarter points effectively put away..." November 21
Dwyane Wade will not play in tonight's #HEATgame.
Dwyane Wade's status for tonight's game is uncertain. Wade traveled with the team to Orlando but will likely be a game-time-decision.
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Continuity will have to wait. Then again, with this depth of talent, it is a luxury the Miami Heat can afford. Continuing to take the long view in a season they hope to again extend deep into June, the Heat went with their sixth different starting lineup in their first 11 games in Tuesday..." November 20
Variety "Dwyane Wade has made 343 threes in a career that has sent him to nine NBA All-Star Games, but his next attempt will put him on an entirely different court. Mike Tollin, Wade and Sony Pictures Television has sold halfhour comedy project “Three the Hard Way” to Fox, based on Wade’s life as a..." November 19
Dwyane Wade out tonight. Udonis Haslem and Ray Allen are playing.
Bleacher Report "LeBron James, coming off 39 and 30-point performances over the weekend, continues taking an interest in a sport in which scoring is quite a bit more scarce. On Monday, James, who invested in Liverpool FC in April 2011 as part of the Fenway Sports Group, confirmed that he has spoken with retired..." November 18
Real GM Basketball "LeBron James and Blake Griffin have been named the NBA Players of the Week. James averaged a league-best 34.0 points in leading the Heat to a 3-0 week. He led Miami in scoring in all three games and shot .702 from the field (fifth in the league), .625 from three-point range, and .810 from the..." November 18
Real GM Basketball "The Miami Heat have been very impressed with how Michael Beasley has revived his career during the early part of the season. Beasley had 15 points on Saturday while playing in a season-high 23 minutes. "That's Michael Beasley," Dwyane Wade said. "He's a scorer. He's a guy who finds a way to..." November 17
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Chris Bosh looked around, just like everyone else. "I noticed," he said. "I definitely noticed." A game was in the balance, but Bosh was on the bench, alongside LeBron James, with Dwyane Wade back in the training room getting treatment for his balky knees. It was as if the Miami Heat were..." November 17
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The name is perhaps the last to come to mind when thinking about the key to the Miami Heat's offensive flow. Yet coach Erik Spoelstra calls production from forward/center Chris "Birdman" Andersen a sign of offensive rhythm. Andersen was averaging 9.3 points the three previous games before the..." November 16
Of course, it seems doubtful that Wade would sit now that Chalmers is out and Ray Allen didn't travel with the team.
Udonis Haslem (back spasms) will not play in tonight's #HEATgame.
Charlotte Observer "Miami Heat point guard Mario Chalmers has been suspended for Saturday's game against the Charlotte Bobcats after throwing a forearm at Dirk Nowitzki at Friday's game versus the Dallas Mavericks. The NBA announced the one-game suspension on Saturday. " November 16
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The Dallas Mavericks got the best of LeBron James once. Apparently, he's committed to never letting it happen again. Ever. The sting of the Miami Heat's loss to the Mavericks in the 2011 NBA Finals muted by the Heat's 2012 and 2013 championships, James and the Heat moved to 5-0 against..." November 16
Ray Allen again missed practice due to illness. Udonis Haslem back at practice despite back spasms.
Miami Herald "There have been so many highlight-reel dunks and alley-oops since LeBron James arrived in this arena by Biscayne Bay, but the show-stopping magic he and Mario Chalmers offered Miami on Tuesday was one for the time capsule. With less than a minute left in the second quarter at AmericanAirlines..." November 13
ESPN.com "The Miami Heat's sluggish play isn't sitting well with LeBron James, who vented his frustrations after Monday's practice amid the team's 4-3 start to the season. "It's simple," James said as the Heat prepared for Tuesday's home game against Milwaukee. "These first seven games, we're playing..." November 11
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "He leads the NBA in points per touch and led the Miami Heat in scoring in the second quarter of Saturday night's 111-110 loss to the Boston Celtics at AmericanAirlines Arena. But what might matter most is Michael Beasley apparently also leads the Heat in patience. With 10 points on 5-of-7..." November 11
Boston Herald "At this stage, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett have made like the last Japanese soldiers on Iwo Jima, refusing to give up the war. That’s how the two former Celtics continue to regard their former teammate and current Heat guard, Ray Allen. “They haven’t spoken to me,” Allen said before last..." November 10