Heat Rumors & News

  • Reports: Heat work out Nazr Mohammed

    CBSSports.com "On Monday, the Astros announced that manager Bo Porter and bench coach Dave Trembley have been fired. Tom Lawless will take over as interim manager through the remainder of the 2014 season. Here's the official statement from GM Jeff Luhnow: “Earlier today, I informed Bo Porter that he would..." September 01

  • Heat demote two assistants to hire Juwan Howard

    Yahoo! Sports "After a summer of dramatic roster change, the Miami Heat are reassigning two prominent assistant coaches, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Ron Rothstein and Bob McAdoo will no longer play significant roles on head coach Erik Spoelstra's staff – and could be completely off the bench, according..." September 01

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    Sam Amick @sam_amick

    Shannon Brown's contract with the Miami Heat is for one year at $1.3 million, I'm told.

  • NBA adding extra space along the baseline to increase safety

    SB Nation "There will be more space around the basket stanchion next season because the NBA is trying to improve player safety. The NBA is attempting to improve player safety by cutting down the amount of photographers around the basket stanchion, according to a memo from Rod Thorn, the league's president..." August 26

  • Cavs, Heat interested in Emeka Okafor; won't be ready until midseason

    ESPN.com "Even after losing an entire season to injury, Emeka Okafor is a man in demand. Roughly half of the league, I'm told, has registered interest this summer in Okafor, despite the fact that the 31-year-old free agent lost the entire 2013-14 season while recovering from a serious neck..." August 25

  • Report: Heat have laundry list of reasons for not re-signing Beasley

    Pro Basketball Talk "Michael Beasley, the former No. 2 overall pick, is just 25. These should be his prime money-earning years. Instead, it’s been a rough summer for the free agent. Despite early reports of several teams holding interest, Beasley hasn’t drawn much outside of a workout with the Lakers. He remains..." August 25

  • Heat looking at Okafor, Barbosa, Crawford to add veterans

    CBSSports.com "The Miami Herald reports that the Heat are aggressively looking for another two-guard or a center to add to their rotation, and free agent Leandro Barbosa and Emeka Okafor are among the players they're interested in: The Heat is serious about adding another shooting guard and a big man if..." August 24

  • Ray Allen -- City Attorney Demands Law Change ... After NBA Star's Home Invasion

    TMZ.com "The 7 teens who entered Ray Allen's Florida home while his wife and children were asleep inside SHOULD HAVE been arrested ... so says the Coral Gables City Attorney who tells TMZ Sports he's gunning to change the laws so he can lock up trespassers in the future. The backstory is crazy ... the..." August 21

  • Report: Heat trying to add shooting guard, another big but for veteran minimum

    Pro Basketball Talk "Right now, the Heat have the older, coming-off-injury Danny Granger backing up the older, his knees still bother him Dwyane Wade at the two guard spot (after that comes Reggie Williams I guess). Right now the big man rotation for the Heat is likely Josh McRoberts and Chris Bosh starting with..." August 20

  • Report: Heat have shown interest in Emeka Okafor, Ekpe Udoh

    CBSSports.com "The Miami Heat lost LeBron James to the Cleveland Cavaliers this offseason, throwing the biggest wrench possible into their plans of making a fifth straight NBA Finals and competing for the franchise's fourth championship. While they've retooled the roster by bringing in veterans like Luol Deng,..." August 20

  • Heat looking at Barbosa

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Free-agent guard Leandro Barbosa, who currently is working with the Brazil national team in advance of the World Cup in hopes of showcasing his game for an NBA return, has drawn interest from the Heat. A source familiar with the situation said Barbosa is on the Heat's radar, but is one of..." August 19

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    David Pick @IAmDPick

    NBA free agent Toney Douglas is headed to China, according to source.

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    The Clippers the latest team showing interest in free agent forward Shawn Marion, a source said. Cavs, Pacers, Heat also still interested.

  • Oden formally charged with felony battery, not guilty plea entered

    Pro Basketball Talk "This part of the court proceedings is a bit of a formality, but the felony battery charges against former NBA No. 1 pick Greg Oden became official before a judge Wednesday morning in Indianapolis. A not guilty plea was entered (standard at this point in any criminal case, it can be changed..." August 14

  • NBA releases 2014-2015 schedule: Spurs host Mavs in season opener

    CBSSports.com "The NBA announced its 2014-2015 schedule Wednesday, and for the first time in seven years, LeBron James will not feature on its opening night. The season opens Tuesday, October 28th with the defending champion San Antonio Spurs raising their fifth banner before taking on the Dallas Mavericks...." August 13

  • Sources: LeBron back to Miami for Christmas day game

    ESPN.com "The NBA will announce Wednesday that LeBron James will play his first game in Miami since returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Christmas Day, according to sources briefed on the league's new schedule. Sources told ESPN.com Tuesday that the NBA's 2014-15 schedule -- which will be released in..." August 13

  • Greg Oden now faces felony charge, too

    Indianapolis Star "Former Miami Heat player Greg Oden is now facing a felony charge after police said he punched his former girlfriend in the face. Oden, 26, was charged in Marion Superior Court today with one count of battery resulting in serious bodily injury, a Level 5 felony, as well as misdemeanor charges of..." August 12

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    Sam Amico @SamAmicoFSO

    Ray Allen update: He says today no need to wait from some secret inside source, that when he reaches decision on future he'll just say it.

  • In video to fans, Pat Riley says Heat remain title contenders

    Fox Sports "Miami Heat president Pat Riley posted a message to "Heat Lifers" Friday on the team's official website. The three-minute clip is vintage Riley, with stirring footage of the franchise's best teams that he has assembled over the course of almost two decades. Game footage of LeBron James, Dwyane..." August 09

  • Eyes will be on Cavs, Heat early

    ESPN.com "The NBA didn't wait long to pit LeBron James' Cavaliers against his new former team. Six days after opening the preseason at home, the Cavs will meet the Heat on Oct. 11 in Rio de Janeiro. James and Cleveland open Oct. 5 against Maccabi Tel Aviv, the Israeli club formerly led by new Cavs coach..." August 09

  • Reggie Williams, Heat agree on one-year deal

    Yahoo! Sports "Free-agent forward Reggie Williams has reached an agreement on a one-year deal with the Miami Heat, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Williams is expected to play a bench scoring role for the Heat, who are searching for younger, athletic players to bolster their roster." August 07

  • ESPN gives Dan Le Batard two-day suspension for LeBron billboard

    Sporting News "Dan Le Batard, a Miami Herald columnist and ESPN radio host, has received a two-day suspension from the worldwide leader after he paid for a billboard in Akron, Ohio, that read, "You're Welcome, LeBron" with "Love, Miami," underneath. In a statement, ESPN distanced itself from Le Batard's..." August 07

  • Tim Hardaway Sr. Leaves Heat For Assistant Coaching Job With Pistons

    Real GM Basketball "Tim Haraway Sr. said Thursday that he is leaving the Miami Heat as a scout to join the coaching staff of the Detroit Pistons. “I’m ecstatic,” Hardaway said. “It’s something I wanted to do. It’s all about teaching. I’m good at teaching and understanding players." Stan Van Gundy was an..." August 07

  • Free-agent Greg Oden arrested on battery charges

    SI.com "Free agent center Greg Oden was arrested Thursday on two preliminary charges of misdemeanor battery after allegedly punching a woman, reports WTHR.com. According to the report, Oden was taken into custody in Lawrence, Ind., at 5 a.m. Thursday morning. Oden starred at Lawrence North High School..." August 07

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    Shams Charania @ShamsCharania

    Undrafted guard Tyler Johnson has agreed to a free agent deal with the Miami Heat, league source tells RealGM. Impressive in summer league.

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    Jorge Sedano @SedanoESPN

    Clippers to work out back up Centers this week. Names that will come thru: Andray Blatche, Greg Oden, Andrew Bynum & Emeka Okafor

  • Heat's Dwyane Wade dropping weight to take on bigger responsibility

    CBSSports.com "With LeBron James leaving the Miami Heat for the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Heat are going to have to rely on Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade much more than they have in the previous couple of seasons. Bosh received a new five-year, $118 million contract and seems ready to remind people he used to be a..." August 02

  • Dwyane Wade supportive of LeBron

    ESPN.com "Even before LeBron James told him he'd be going back to the Cleveland Cavaliers, Dwyane Wade said he could tell his teammate and friend would not be returning to the Miami Heat. Wade said Friday that he could just tell from James' body language during a flight from Las Vegas that he would not..." August 02

  • Chris Bosh expects 'good' Heat team

    ESPN.com "Chris Bosh said Thursday that he was "close" to leaving the Miami Heat before ultimately deciding to sign a five-year, $118 million contract to stay with the team. "It was close. I'm not going to lie," Bosh said on "The Zaslow and Joy Show" on FM 104.3 The Ticket in Miami. "It was close. It was..." August 01

  • Pat Riley says Heat will be fine

    ESPN.com "Miami Heat president Pat Riley insists his franchise has recovered well from LeBron James' stunning return to Cleveland in free agency, but admits that it remains a difficult blow to accept. "I went into it with the notion he was coming back, so I was selling that to players," Riley said..." July 31

  • Sources: Lakers bring in Beasley for workout

    ESPN Los Angeles "The Los Angeles Lakers are considering signing free-agent forward Michael Beasley and brought in the six-year veteran for a workout at their El Segundo, California, practice facility Wednesday, according to multiple sources. "[Beasley] looked very good and he has been working out," one source..." July 31

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    Dwain Price @DwainPrice

    Nelson said the #Mavs may consider signing Rashard Lewis after his knee surgery. Mavs took 1-yr, $1.4 million deal for Lewis off the table.

  • LeBron-bashing ad from Miami radio station rejected

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "A Miami radio program on Tuesday attempted to buy a full-page advertisement in The Plain Dealer to poke fun at LeBron James. A mock-up of the advertisement posted on Twitter depicts two Miami Heat championship rings above the words "You're Welcome, LeBron." Below are the words "Sincerely, Miami..." July 30

  • Heat Re-Signs Chris Bosh

    NBA.com "The Miami HEAT announced today that they have re-signed forward Chris Bosh. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. “Chris Bosh is a two-time NBA champion and one of the most versatile big men in the league,” said HEAT President Pat Riley. “His unique skillset makes him one of..." July 30

  • LeBron, Cavs To Play At Miami On Christmas Day

    Real GM Basketball "The Miami Heat will host LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers on Christmas Day in his first game playing against his former team. An unofficial internal schedule of select games has Cleveland playing the Heat in Miami on Christmas on ABC, according to a person familiar with the situation. " July 30

  • Wade says James is his new favorite player to play against

    CBSSports.com "For years, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James battled one another in the Eastern Conference. Then the two teamed up on South Beach and won two titles together. But this summer, James left Wade the way he left Cleveland, to return home. And now Wade says that James is his new top target in the league...." July 29

  • A Message to HEAT Nation from Micky Arison

    NBA.com "While what your Miami HEAT has accomplished in the last four years has been historic, there’s a bigger picture that more clearly defines the success we have enjoyed as a franchise. Since I took control of the team in 1995 and brought Pat Riley in to run our Basketball Operations, the HEAT has..." July 28

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    Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat

    James Ennis again out for Heat tonight in Vegas summer league with strained left groin. Heat playing Wizards

  • Dwyane Wade says a kid at his basketball camp asked him why he flops

    Washington Post "Most kids might clam up around a high-profile basketball star like the Heat’s Dwyane Wade, especially if those kids were attending the Dwyane Wade and Brandon Marshall Sports Academy. There are always exceptions to the rule, however. And one kid attending the basketball camp surprised the Heat..." July 24

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Coupla contract bits: Third year of Kris Humphries' $13.3M Wiz deal fully unguaranteed; Heat gives Birdman two-year, fully guaranteed $10.4M

  • NBA Union Spent $5.4 Million on Audit of Boss Hunter

    Bloomberg "The National Basketball Association players’ union spent about $5.42 million on the internal audit that resulted in the firing of Executive Director Billy Hunter, according to public records. The union spent $5,421,965 on matters pertaining to what it labeled NBPA Internal Review &..." July 23

  • Mavs void Rashard Lewis contract

    ESPN Dallas "The Dallas Mavericks voided the contract for Rashard Lewis after discovering that the veteran forward needed surgery on his right knee. "It came to our attention during Rashard Lewis' physical that he is in need of a medical procedure on his right knee," Mavs president of basketball operations..." July 23

  • Sources: NBA warned touring stars of participating in events in Manila

    Yahoo! Sports "The NBA warned a touring group of its stars that they could face financial fines for participating in clinics in Manila, Philippines, that include short scrimmages and games of "H-O-R-S-E," league sources told Yahoo Sports. Several NBA stars, including Blake Griffin, James Harden, Kawhi Leonard..." July 22

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    Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds

    As if Heat fans weren't enamored with Birdman already: Cleveland came after him big time, but he never wavered on Miami.

  • Heat's Mario Chalmers ready for fresh start

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "No one was harder on himself throughout last postseason than Mario Chalmers. Every interview, he talked about how he was disappointed in his play. His shooting. His defense. He was down on his entire game. A month later, Chalmers is back to his confident self. He has lots of reason to smile,..." July 19

  • Heat re-sign Udonis Haslem

    ESPN.com "The Miami Heat re-signed longtime forward Udonis Haslem to a new contract Friday. The team did not announce terms of the deal, but sources told ESPN.com it is for the room midlevel exception of two years and $5.5 million. Haslem had opted out of a contract that was scheduled to pay him $4.6..." July 18

  • Wade slashes salary to facilitate Heat makeover

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Dwyane Wade is back with the Miami Heat. Even after the All-Star guard opted out of his contract last month, it was clear he wasn't going anywhere. In the wake of LeBron James leaving South Florida for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat President Pat Riley announced Wade's return on Tuesday..." July 17

  • Spoelstra: 'No regrets' about LeBron decision

    ESPN.com "Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra says he has no ill will toward LeBron James. Speaking for the first time since James announced that he would leave the Heat to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers, Spoelstra said Tuesday he was surprised by the decision but knows that nothing lasts forever in the..." July 16

  • Adam Silver considering NBA midseason tournament

    SB Nation "The NBA Commissioner met with reporters on Tuesday in Las Vegas to discuss potential changes to the association. Adam Silver had some bold new ideas for the crowd of reporters waiting for him on Tuesday at the Las Vegas Summer League, including one that has several scratching their heads -- a..." July 16

  • Cavs agree with veteran James Jones on one-year contract

    Akron Beacon Journal "The Cavaliers agreed to a one-year contract with veteran wing James Jones, a league source told the Beacon Journal today. The deal is worth the league minimum. Jones, 6-foot-8, 215 pounds, is the second former Miami Heat player to join LeBron James with the Cavs in as many days after Mike..." July 16