Heat Rumors & News

  • Dion Waiters to Miami on 1-year deal

    Las Vegas Sun "Two people with knowledge of the situation tell The Associated Press that the Miami Heat have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with free agent guard Dion Waiters. The two sides came to agreement on Monday. Waiters will make $2.9 million. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because the..." July 25

  • Some in Chris Bosh camp suspicious of Heat’s intentions

    Pro Basketball Talk "Pat Riley said he’s open to Chris Bosh playing this season. Not everyone is convinced of the Heat president’s authenticity. Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald: Some in the Bosh camp remain angry and suspicious of the Heat’s intentions, wondering if Miami was motivated by clearing cap..." July 25

  • Chris Bosh hopes new medication sways Heat to let him play

    CBS Sports "The Miami Heat and Chris Bosh still don't have a resolution to his health situation. For the second straight year, it was discovered that Bosh had developed a blood clot around the All-Star break. Both times ended his season and threatened his career. The second time seemed less severe than the..." July 24

  • Celtics to sign Gerald Green to 1-year deal

    Hoops Rumors "The Celtics will sign unrestricted free agent Gerald Green, Sean Deveney of The Sporting News reports (on Twitter). It is a guaranteed one-year deal, Deveney writes in a full story. It’s a homecoming of sorts for Green, whom the Celtics drafted at No. 18 in the 2005 draft. Green has played for..." July 23

  • Details on Dwyane Wade’s Ex-Wife Writing Tell-All Book About His Side Chicks

    Black Sports Online "I think everyone has come to the conclusion Wade’s ex-wife Siohvaughn Funches-Wade is never going to let Wade completely go. At this point it doesn’t even matter if Wade was a good or bad husband. After so many years when do you move on? She is trying to get the divorce settlement overturned..." July 21

  • Mixed Martial Arts and Basketball Worlds of James Johnson

    Hot Hot Hoops "The story goes that when the Chicago Bulls stayed at the allegedly haunted Skirvin Hotel, while they were in Oklahoma City to face the Thunder, Derrick Rose chose James Johnson as his roommate. A Grantland article (They Call Him Bloodsport) explains Johnson's qualifications as a bodyguard and..." July 20

  • Shannon Brown Allegedly Cheated On Monica, Got Sidechick Pregnant, Pray For Him

    Hip Hop Wired "Former NBA player Shannon Brown has reportedly been caught cheating on his wife, R&B singer Monica. Pray for that man. Word is—actually, according to a gossip site called The On Industry Blast—the high flying guard even got the sidechick pregnant. Ugh. Needless to say, the Twitter peanut..." July 20

  • The NBA will create TV-style shows exclusively for Twitter

    Sporting News "Twitter continues to partner with sports industries, and the latest pairing is with the NBA. The social media company and basketball league made a joint statement Tuesday announcing a deal which allows Twitter to broadcast "exclusive original live programming" from the NBA. But the programming..." July 19

  • NBA execs want an NFL-style franchise tag. Players should hate that idea.

    SB Nation "The Washington Post's Tim Bontemps put together a tidy package of flashpoints in upcoming NBA labor negotiations, issues that could be so divisive they could spark another season-damaging lockout. We'll talk more about the Lockout Warning Level as summer wears on, but one item in particular piqued..." July 19

  • Pat Riley suggests a franchise tag to solve NBA's 'superteam' problem

    The Comeback "Saturday, Miami Heat President Pat Riley offered up a solution to the league’s “problem” by saying there should be a franchise tag in the NBA, where each team can sign one player for as much money as they wanted, without any cap rules. Riley, from his presser: “I believe that there should be..." July 19

  • Pat Riley thinks NBA should have “franchise tag.” Of course he does.

    Pro Basketball Talk "The move of Kevin Durant from small market Oklahoma City to form a superteam in Golden State — right in the middle of ongoing Collective Bargaining Agreement talks between the NBA and players’ union — has put an old favorite of owners and GMs back in the spotlight: A franchise tag in the..." July 17

  • Bulls officially sign Dwyane Wade to reported 2-year, $47.5M contract

    The Score "Dwyane Wade is coming home to The Windy City. The All-Star guard has signed with the Chicago Bulls, the team announced Friday. The deal will reportedly be worth $47.5 million over two years. "We are thrilled that Dwyane has decided to come to Chicago," Bulls general manager Gar Forman said..." July 16

  • Pat Riley has 'great regret' about the Dwyane Wade free agency debacle

    USA Today "Miami Heat president Pat Riley regrets how he handled the Dwyane Wade free agency debacle that ultimately ended in the abrupt and unexpected departure of the most decorated player in franchise history. Too little, too late. "The buck really stops here," Riley said in a press conference on..." July 16

  • Riley: Bosh's medical situation 'fluid' and 'complicated'

    The Score "The Miami Heat know they won't have Dwyane Wade suiting up for them next season. They're still unsure about Chris Bosh. Bosh hasn't played since a reported recurrence of his blood clots surfaced during this year's All-Star break, and Heat president Pat Riley admitted Saturday that he doesn't..." July 16

  • Hassan Whiteside planning to buy his mom a house

    Yardbarker "As someone who could hardly get the attention of an NBA team just a few years ago, Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside is not taking the $98 million contract he just signed for granted. In fact, the first major purchase he is planning isn’t even for himself. Whiteside, who celebrated signing his..." July 15

  • It Looks Like Shaq Agreed to a WrestleMania Match With Big Show at the ESPYs

    Complex "John Cena hosted the 2016 ESPY Awards on Wednesday night, and the WWE used it to their full advantage. If you missed the show, you can check out Cena’s opening monologue here, which featured him referencing the world of pro wrestling while poking fun at some of the professional athletes who were..." July 14

  • Beno Udrih In Talks With Heat

    Real GM Basketball "The Miami Heat continue to discuss a contract with Beno Udrih. Miami currently has 15 players on their roster with fully or partially guaranteed contracts." July 13

  • Haslem says Wade’s departure ‘could have been avoided’

    Miami Herald "For 13 years Udonis Haslem envisioned his career ending only one way: with he and Dwyane Wade in Miami Heat uniforms. Sadly, it won’t, and Haslem, the only remaining member of the Heat’s three NBA championship teams, said he won’t wear the title of last man standing “as a badge of..." July 13

  • NBA Announces Changes to Intentional Foul Rules

    Bleacher Report "The NBA announced changes to its intentional fouling rules Tuesday following years of debate regarding teams' various Hack-a-Shaq strategies. According to the league's official press release, the NBA Board of Governors approved a rule change for the 2016-17 season that will make the intentional..." July 13

  • Heat's Haslem jokes he should've pulled a CP3, handcuffed Wade

    The Score "Looking back, Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem admits he should've tried a little harder to prevent longtime teammate Dwyane Wade from signing with the Chicago Bulls this offseason. "In hindsight, maybe I should have came in and pulled a Chris Paul and handcuffed (Wade) like they did DeAndre..." July 13

  • After Wade's departure, Riley commits to flexibility with young core

    Hot Hot Hoops "Pat Riley isn't much of a mourner. Well, he apparently texted "SADDDDDDD!!!! SO saddddddd!" to the Miami Herald's Dan LeBatard after Dwyane Wade announced his intention to sign with the Chicago Bulls. And the degree to which Wade's exit was in Riley's mind from the beginning will be an..." July 12

  • Report: Kardashian kicks Odom out of rental home

    Larry Brown Sports "Lamar Odom is looking for a new roommate or a place to live. Since he was released from the hospital after nearly losing his life to a drug overdose, Odom had been living in a rental home that his estranged wife Khloe Kardashian rented for him. The home was in the same upscale Calabasas..." July 11

  • Haslem nearing deal with Heat

    The Score "The Miami Heat are nearing a deal with free-agent power forward Udonis Haslem, according to Tim Reynolds of The Associated Press. Terms of the deal are not currently known. After signing as an undrafted free agent in 2003, Haslem has spent the last 13 seasons in Miami, becoming a valuable..." July 10

  • James Johnson signing 1-year, $4M deal with Heat

    Raptors Republic "The Miami Heat have agreed to a one-year, $4-million deal with James Johnson, Marc Stein of ESPN is reporting. Johnson has spent the last two seasons – and one prior to that – with the Toronto Raptors, proving a lightning rod for commenters thanks to his polarizing play. With great floor..." July 10

  • Heat leaning toward matching Nets offer to Tyler Johnson

    Nets Daily "As Sunday night's 11:59PM deadline nears, where the Miami Heat need to decide whether or not to match the Brooklyn Nets 4-year, $50 million offer to restricted free agent Tyler Johnson, Marc Stein of ESPN is reporting that the Heat are leaning toward matching the Nets' offer. Again, nothing..." July 10

  • Heat add Wayne Ellington, James Johnson, Luke Babbitt, re-sign Udonis Haslem

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "On their busiest day of the NBA free-agency period, the Miami Heat on Sunday signed Brooklyn Nets guard Wayne Ellington and Toronto Raptors forward James Johnson, while also re-signing franchise-mainstay power forward Udonis Haslem. The Heat later sent a second-round pick previously acquired..." July 10

  • Wade thanks Nuggets on Twitter for impressing him in meeting

    The Score "The Denver Nuggets seemed like a long shot to sign unrestricted free agent Dwyane Wade, even after they reportedly put the largest offer on the table: a two-year deal worth over $50 million." July 10

  • Wade won't hold grudge: 'I love Pat Riley'

    The Score "Dwyane Wade has returned to Miami - the only professional basketball home he's ever had - for his summer youth camp. He began to say his goodbyes Saturday. "The business side of the sport, it sucks," Wade told reporters, according to Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press. Wade agreed to a..." July 09

  • Wade’s Latest Snapchat Sounds Like He Regrets Leaving Miami

    Black Sports Online "I saw Dwyane Wade’s appearance on Live with Kelly on Thursday and I immediately noticed the discomfort and downward tone as he spoke about his time in Miami. This has to be a tough period for Wade, leaving a city he has lived and played in for 13 years, and I sensed a lot of regret in the video..." July 09

  • Lamar Odom Files Divorce Docs: Khloe Kardashian Split Will Soon Be Finalized

    Hollywood Life "And that’s a wrap, folks. Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom have now BOTH agreed to end their marriage, as the former NBA star finally filed his own divorce documents, TMZ claims. To find out when they split will be official, keep reading. Lamar Odom has finally filed his response to Khloe..." July 09

  • Sources: Derrick Williams reaches deal with Heat

    Yahoo! Sports "Free-agent forward Derrick Williams has agreed to a one-year, $5 million deal with the Miami Heat, league sources told The Vertical. After a productive season with the New York Knicks, Williams, 25, identified the opportunity that comes with a Miami organization that’s facing significant..." July 09

  • Hassan Whiteside Allegedly Would Have Taken Less Money For The Heat To Keep Dwyane Wade

    Uproxx "Pat Riley royally screwed up by not finding a way to bring Dwyane Wade back to the Heat, and it is looking more and more like there were viable alternatives to still pay Wade the money he wanted and keep him in Miami. Wade was initially insulted by the $10 million per year offer that Riley..." July 08

  • Wade’s Ex-Wife Wants to Reopen Divorce Settlement After New Deal

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "It began nearly a decade ago — and seemed to have finally ended with a $5 million-plus settlement in 2013. But newly-signed Chicago Bulls star Dwyane Wade's long, bitter divorce from his high school sweetheart Siohvaughn Funches still isn't over, at least as far as she's concerned. Funches..." July 08

  • Heat to sell Dwyane Wade merchandise for $13

    Larry Brown Sports "On Wednesday, we found out the Dwyane Wade era in Miami is over after the franchise’s greatest player agreed to sign with the Bulls. In the wake of the news, the Heat are going to sell Wade merchandise at a discounted price, with the amount having significant meaning. Since being drafted in..." July 08

  • Report: Pat Riley never called Wade during contract negotiations

    Larry Brown Sports "Dwyane Wade made the decision to sign with the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday, proving that he was not merely trying to leverage the Miami Heat into giving him more money. The relationship between Wade and the team he spent the first 13 years of his career with had gotten so bad, in fact, that he..." July 07

  • Salary-cap projection for 2017-18 season to be lower than expected

    ESPN "In a surprise turn, the NBA is pulling back on its salary-cap projection for the 2017-18 season, according to a league memo obtained by ESPN, and it could complicate the Golden State Warriors' efforts to keep their new super team together. The league previously projected the 2017-18 cap to hit..." July 07

  • Dwyane Wade on leaving Miami Heat: ‘It’s still surreal, I’m still numb’

    Palm Beach Post "Dwyane Wade broke his silence. Just hours after making his huge free-agent decision to leave the Heat and join the Bulls on Wednesday night, Wade served as a co-host on “Live with Kelly” on Thursday morning. The 12-time All-Star didn’t waste any time addressing Heat fans on national..." July 07

  • Pat Riley admits he is 'so sad' but wishes Dwyane Wade well as he leaves the Heat

    Fox Sports "Dwyane Wade shocked the basketball world Wednesday night by announcing he would leave the Miami Heat and join the Chicago Bulls. There were signs of trouble between the franchise and its cornerstone player in recent days, but few expected the 12-time All-Star and three-time NBA champion would..." July 07

  • Hassan Whiteside sends out interesting tweet following Dwyane Wade departure

    Sportsnaut "Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside will officially sign his four-year max deal with the team sometime on Thursday. Unless he doesn’t. Immediately following the mind-blowing news that Dwyane Wade has left the Heat after 13 seasons with the team, Whiteside sent this rather cryptic tweet out to..." July 07

  • Heat fans set Wade's jersey on fire

    The Score "Reaction to Dwyane Wade leaving South Beach for his hometown Chicago Bulls was generally mixed, but some Miami Heat fans went to the extreme to express their discontent with his decision. Shortly after the news broke, some fans threw his jersey onto a barbecue and set it on fire." July 07

  • Dwyane Wade Finally Figured Out What Loyalty Buys In Miami

    Deadspin "I never really thought Dwyane Wade would leave Miami. The problem ultimately turned out to be that Micky Arison and Pat Riley thought that too. Wade is joining the Chicago Bulls, and he’s doing it for more money: a reported $47.5 million two-year deal, compared with the Heat’s $41.5 million..." July 07

  • Nets sign Tyler Johnson to $50M offer sheet

    Yahoo! Sports "Miami Heat restricted free-agent guard Tyler Johnson signed a four-year, $50 million offer sheet with the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday morning, league sources told The Vertical. The Heat have three days to match the terms on the sheet to retain him – or lose him to the Nets. The deal includes..." July 07

  • Report: Dwyane Wade will sign deal with Bulls

    SI "Miami Heat free-agent guard Dwyane Wade has informed the Chicago Bulls he will sign a contract with them, The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports. The Bulls must clear the requisite cap space to sign Wade, believed to be in the neighborhood of two years, $40 million, according to Ethan..." July 07

  • Report: Bulls attempting to clear cap space to sign Wade

    The Score "The Chicago Bulls are calling other teams in an attempt to unload contracts to create cap room that would allow them to sign Dwyane Wade, according to sources of The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski. Wade, a Chicago native, is serious about a potential move to the Bulls, Wojnarowski..." July 06

  • Who Wants Dwyane Wade, Really?

    Complex "Dwyane Wade isn’t the player he used to be. He’s not really the player he’s needed to become, either. He’s 34 years old now and will turn 35 before the All-Star break. His mileage actually isn’t terrible—he’s played fewer career regular season minutes than Dwight Howard and Andre Iguodala, far..." July 06

  • Tyreke Evans might be option for Pat Riley and Heat if Dwyane Wade takes talents elsewhere

    The Bird Writes "Dwyane Wade is a wanted man... outside of South Beach. The Denver Nuggets reportedly have an offer on the table north of $50 million for two years and there exist rumors the Cleveland Cavaliers would make space to pair up LeBron James with his good friend. With seemingly how fractured the..." July 06

  • Report: Bulls cancel meeting with Wade over flight delays

    Sportsnaut "Set to meet with NBA free agent Dwyane Wade on Wednesday, the Chicago Bulls cancelled the deal when flight plans got in the way. But there’s hope, Bulls fans! “If Wade is still serious,” writes Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, then “Chicago could travel to meet him on Thursday.” Now, this..." July 06

  • Dwyane Wade meeting with teams in New York

    Yahoo! Sports "Miami Heat free agent Dwyane Wade is meeting with rival suitors in New York, and a decision on his future could come as soon as Wednesday night, league sources told The Vertical. Wade has traveled to New York for meetings that will include the Denver Nuggets, Milwaukee Bucks and Miami Heat,..." July 06

  • Mike Miller will join the Denver Nuggets in their meeting with Dwyane Wade

    Mile High Report "Some players are just more popular than others, and Mike Miller is definitely one of those guys. Reportedly, one of the reasons LeBron James left Miami, amongst many others, was because the Heat parted ways with Miller to avoid paying the luxury tax. And while Miller was a solid contributor to..." July 06

  • Nets near prized pick-up with Dwyane Wade likely to stay put

    New York Post "The Nets are rooting for Dwyane Wade to get his money, so they can get their man. And it looks like it may happen. A Wade return to Miami would likely keep the Heat from matching Brooklyn’s four-year, $50 million offer to restricted free agent Tyler Johnson. Wade squeezing a third year out of..." July 06