Heat Rumors & News

  • Chris Bosh on absence: Maybe this is what I need

    ESPN.com "The longest offseason in seven years awaits the Miami Heat, but Chris Bosh, who was diagnosed with blood clots in his lungs and hasn't taken a shot since All-Star Weekend, isn't going to let it get him down. "As I got ill, the afterthought was maybe I need to miss basketball," said Bosh, who..." April 18

  • 16h
    Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat

    Dragic confirms he will opt out, head into free agency.

  • Spoelstra: Determined to make sure 'this doesn't happen again'

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The message was clear amid Friday's finality to a Miami Heat season that fell short of the playoffs. "We'll be very determined to make sure this doesn't happen again," coach Erik Spoelstra said during his season-ending media session at AmericanAirlines Arena. Even if it involves change,..." April 17

  • Nike Close To Taking Over NBA Apparel Rights From Adidas With Long-Term Deal

    Sports Business Daily "Nike is close to securing a long-term NBA uniform rights deal. Sources said the framework for a deal has been reached, the outline of which will be presented to ownership today in N.Y. during a meeting of the Exec Committee and tomorrow before the full NBA BOG. Multiple sources said that while the..." April 17

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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Starting next season, NBA and NBPA agree to add HGH blood testing to anti-drug program.

  • Heat win while trying to lose, but still keep No. 10 lottery seed

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "For weeks, the Miami Heat could not win when they had to. Wednesday night, they could not lose when they needed to. But this time, for a rare time this season, fate was on their side. On a bizarre night when defeat was the best opportunity for immediate gain, the Heat reached to the..." April 16

  • Dwyane Wade won't recruit, might not have to with Goran Dragic

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Dwyane Wade has made it clear over the years that when it comes to free agency, he prefers to stay out of the recruiting game. While the exception came in the 2010 offseason, when he helped align LeBron James and Chris Bosh as teammates, he removed himself from the equation last summer when..." April 16

  • Heat And Sixers Both Really, Really Need To Lose To Each Other Tonight

    Deadspin.com "There is a very special game being played tonight, the final night of the NBA regular season, with so much more at stake than just a boring old postseason berth. The Heat and 76ers will meet, each seeking the same draft pick, each needing desperately to lose their game to secure it. Tonight in..." April 15

  • Kevin Durant might follow in LeBron James' footsteps and join the Miami Heat

    Chicago Sun-Times "ESPN’s Bill Simmons floated in his latest column that he thinks Kevin Durant could be headed to Miami when he can become a free agent after next season. “Dudes will always want to play in Miami. For that and many other reasons, here’s your stealth Durant/2016 destination. Not Washington, not..." April 15

  • Heat live for another day, down Magic 100-93, as Nets fall

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "is time it isn't cliche. The Miami Heat are taking it one day at a time. They have no other choice. The Heat's playoff hopes lived for another day when they defeated the Orlando Magic 100-93 Monday night at AmericanAirlines Arena and the Chicago Bulls defeated the Brooklyn Nets 113-86 at..." April 14

  • LeBron No. 1 in jersey sales; Bulls are top-selling team

    NBA.com "The Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James once again leads the National Basketball Association's list of most popular jerseys. This marks the sixth consecutive time James has claimed the No. 1 position on the list and his third such honor as a member of the Cavaliers. The rankings are based on overall..." April 14

  • ‘We All Had Great Teammates': Kobe Bryant Defends LeBron James Joining Heat

    Uproxx "With 36 year-old Kobe Bryant long ago sapped of the ability that once made him a viable candidate for the title of basketball’s best player, you’d think comparisons between he and LeBron James would be long gone. But Mamba Nation cares not for reality, nuance, or timeliness; rings(s,s,s,s) need no..." April 14

  • Too early to decide, but Deng high on Heat

    Palm Beach Post "Everything points toward Luol Deng being back with the Heat next season. It has been a fairly good fit for both sides so far, though it was a major adjustment period for Deng, and the financial parameters already are in place. Deng is finishing up the first season of a two-year deal, and next..." April 14

  • Sources: NBA's president of basketball operations Rod Thorn to retire from NBA

    Yahoo! Sports "Rod Thorn, on his second run as the NBA's president of basketball operations, plans to leave the league office and retire in August, sources told Yahoo Sports. Thorn is highly regarded around the league, a figure who commands respect among executives, coaches and players. Thorn, 73, returned..." April 13

  • Heat's Goran dragic on free agency: "I hope to stay here"

    Pro Basketball Talk "In the next couple of days, the Heat’s playoff fate will be decided. It could be as soon as Sunday — they could be eliminated if the Nets and Celtics win. Next up on the agenda for them will be the free agency of Goran Dragic, who can opt out and test the market in July. A lot can change, but he..." April 13

  • Pepsi takes over as NBA sponsor in new deal

    Sports Business Daily "PepsiCo has signed a five-year NBA deal, making it one of the league’s largest sponsors and ending a 29-year relationship between Coke and the NBA. The deal includes Pepsi’s extensive portfolio of salty snacks, like Doritos and Ruffles, and packages rights to the WNBA, NBA D-League and USA..." April 13

  • Raptors rebound to dunk Heat, seal home court

    Toronto Star "It was the perfect confluence of events: a game in the balance, an overmatched defender trying to guard him, personal history to be made. It was one of those moments that Lou Williams cherishes. A Williams three-pointer, the kind of shot that has endeared him to fans throughout this..." April 12

  • Dwyane Wade on verge of missing playoffs for just the second time

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "It is a feeling Heat guard Dwyane Wade has experienced just once in his NBA career. Wade has missed the postseason just once in 12 seasons. He is likely going to have to get used to the experience again. The Heat are on the brink of missing the playoffs after Thursday's loss to the Toronto..." April 12

  • 6d
    Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat

    Henry Walker is good to go. Everyone available for Heat except Bosh, McRoberts and Napier. Walker (elbow) took relief shot.

  • Bulls pull off amazing comeback in Miami to down Heat

    CSN Chicago "The stage was set for the Bulls to pack it in, on the second night of a road back-to-back swing, and take the approach that the desperate Miami Heat wanted it more while succumbing to tired legs and minds. Hasaan Whiteside was snarling, a guy who played in China earlier this year, Michael..." April 10

  • NBA blindsides, angers Miami Heat with new Cuba initiative

    Miami Herald "The NBA developing a relationship with Cuba is not especially big news in 29 of the league’s 30 cities. For all but one franchise and its fans, a goodwill tour to the island later this month is closer to who cares than controversial — largely overlooked as the regular season winds down to the..." April 10

  • 8d
    Shandel Richardson @ShandelRich

    Henry Walker (elbow) will not play tonight

  • Dragic, Heat push past Hornets 105-100, at No. 9 in playoff race

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "This did not have the look of a team considering anything but playoff possibilities, no matter what the record might look like at the finish, no matter the lottery possibilities that might be bypassed. Not when they went up by 10 in the second period. Not when they put together a 16-0 run in..." April 08

  • NBA union announces awards players will vote on

    USA Today "Kevin Durant may finally be getting his way. Sort of. Nearly three months after the Oklahoma City Thunder star voiced his opinion that NBA players should vote on the league's regular season awards instead of the media, first-year National Basketball Players Association executive director..." April 08

  • 11d
    Jason Lieser @PBPjasonlieser

    #Heat list Beasley (hyperextended knee) as doubtful vs CHA. Deng (bruised knee), Whiteside (hand) & Andersen (everything) are questionable.

  • Playoff hopes fading away fast with Heat’s loss to Pacers

    Miami Herald "Dwyane Wade’s body language spoke volumes, and it was only the second quarter. After another defensive mistake by forward Michael Beasley, this time allowing a wide open dunk, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra called a timeout to refocus his team and slow the Pacers’ momentum. Wade heard the timeout..." April 06

  • Wade on Heat, 'There's been times when it's been awful'

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "In a week or sometimes soon thereafter, Dwyane Wade will formally be able to sum up the experience that has been the whirlwind of the Miami Heat's 2014-15 season. But based where the Heat stand at the moment, it's not as if the assessment is going to be decidedly different when that final..." April 06

  • 12d
    Miami HEAT @MiamiHEAT

    Chris Andersen (foot), Dwyane Wade (knee) & Hassan Whiteside (hand) are all game time decisions for tonight vs the Pacers.

  • 13d
    Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat

    Heat may have no centers Sunday in Indy. Whiteside said he ripped ope stitches in his hand and Birdman said foot may be too sore to play.

  • Frustrated guard Mario Chalmers questions role on Miami Heat

    Miami Herald "Frustration festered like an infected wound on Thursday night in the Heat’s postgame locker room. On one end of the cramped space, Dwyane Wade spoke with muted dejection about his latest injury. On the other end, Wade’s sometimes backup, Mario Chalmers, questioned his place on the team. As..." April 05

  • Goran Dragic wearing down?

    Palm Beach Post "Goran Dragic could really, really use a couple days off. Not going to happen. Dragic has been feeling “slow” for a month now, though he was not visibly off until recently. This is not even about the numbers he has been putting up, which are not good, but how he looks and feels. “It’s like..." April 05

  • 14d
    Joseph Goodman @JoeGoodmanJr

    Wade went through shootaround and will try to play tonight against the Pistons.

  • 14d
    Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat

    Udonis Haslem also expected to return tonight vs. Pistons.

  • 14d
    Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat

    Heat listing Wade as "questionable" Saturday against Pistons but also in the starting lineup. pic.twitter.com/ynEE1NGmYH

  • Heat are no match for Cavs, crushed 114-88

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Cleveland Cavaliers made it 17 straight home wins after destroying the Miami Heat 114-88 Thursday night, using a balanced attack to finish with season split vs. Miami at two games apiece. Cleveland (49-27) was without Kevin Love, who continues to battle back problems. But his teammates..." April 03

  • Dwyane Wade bruises knee, says injury 'could have been worse'

    ESPN.com "Dwayne Wade nearly did the splits. For a moment, it appeared Miami's season was torn apart. Wade bruised his left knee after he awkwardly collapsed in the first half Thursday night in a 114-88 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The injury initially looked serious, but the 33-year-old believes..." April 03

  • 15d
    Miami HEAT @MiamiHEAT

    INJURY UPDATE: Dwyane Wade (left knee bruise) will not return to tonight’s #HEATgame.

  • 15d
    Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat

    Wade said he will play.

  • Spurs pull away from Heat in second half for 14th win in 17 games

    San Antonio Express-News "Summing it up It took the Spurs a bit to get warmed up in Miami on Tuesday. Once they did, however, the host Heat simply had no answer for their former Finals foes, who outscored them by 15 over the final three quarters to earn their 14th victory in the past 17 outings, 95-81. They’ve held a..." April 01

  • Shabazz Napier Undergoes Successful Surgery

    NBA.com "The Miami HEAT announced today that guard Shabazz Napier underwent successful surgery to repair a sports hernia. The procedure was performed by Dr. David Edelman at Doctors Hospital in Miami this morning. He will miss the remainder of the regular season." April 01

  • NBPA's Michele Roberts sees no reason for 2017 work stoppage, warns NBA against 'cry of poverty'

    Yahoo! Sports "It's been a pretty exciting regular season, and it looks like it ought to be a similarly thrilling postseason push to June's NBA Finals. But amid all the bright, shining Stephen Curry bombs, James Harden stepbacks and Anthony Davis detonations, it's become difficult to ignore the stormclouds..." March 31

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    Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat

    Yes, we've got your updated official Heat injury report right here (Haslem listed as starting center, not Whiteside.) pic.twitter.com/4TRDnKosWr

  • Wade, Haslem lift Heat over Pistons 109-102 as injuries mount

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "By the start of the second half the inactive players outnumbered the able-bodied. By far. Because only three ambulatory reserves remained. Somehow, through yet another night of attrition, the Miami Heat found a way to extend their home winning streak to a season-high five in a row with a..." March 30

  • 19d
    Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat

    Shabazz Napier (hip) has been ruled out by Heat. Spoelstra had said he expected Napier to be available.

  • 20d
    Joseph Goodman @JoeGoodmanJr

    Playing status for Hassan Whiteside (right hand laceration) has been upgraded to questionable. #Pistons at #Heat 6 p.m.

  • 20d
    Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat

    Injury update going into Sunday vs. Pistons, per Heat: pic.twitter.com/gTJDMeST07

  • 21d
    Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat

    Uh oh. Wade on his knee, "I have a lot of fluid. In a perfect world I would love to get some fluid out.''

  • Joel Embiid says he will beat LeBron James one on one

    CBSSports.com "While Joel Embiid may not even play this season, he is quite confident in his abilities. So confident that he thinks that he could beat LeBron James in a game of one on one. In an ad for the app Game On, Embiid answer's a fan question about who would win in a game between him and James. He..." March 28

  • Report: Salary cap could rise to $105 million in 2017-18

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA’s current salary cap is $63.065 million. Larry Coon projects $67.4 million for next season. When I projected future caps under the new national TV contracts, using admittedly conservative numbers, I got $87 million for 2016-17 and $94 million for 2017-18. Either the league..." March 28

  • 21d
    Miami HEAT @MiamiHEAT

    Dwyane Wade (left knee contusion) is a game-time decision for tonight vs the Hawks.