Heat Rumors & News

  • David Fizdale Progresses To 2nd Round Of Interviews With Grizzlies

    Real GM Basketball "David Fizdale has progressed to an interview with Robert Pera after his first interview with the Memphis Grizzlies. Fizdale is a longtime assistant coach with the Miami Heat." May 25

  • Grizzlies offer David Fizdale their head coaching job

    Larry Brown Sports "It seems the Memphis Grizzlies have found their next head coach. According to Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Grizzlies have offered their head coaching job to Miami Heat assistant David Fizdale. The two sides are working on a contract. Fizdale, 41, has been an assistant with the Heat since..." May 25

  • Leonard, Green, Jordan, Bradley, Paul On All-Defensive Team

    Pro Basketball Talk "There wasn’t much consensus among All-Defensive voters, except for this. Kawhi Leonard is really good. The back-to-back reigning Defensive Player of the Year was the only player to appear on every ballot, and he made the first team on all 130. He leads a pretty well-selected group: First..." May 25

  • Craig Sager to receive Jimmy V Award for Perseverance

    College Spun "During the Western Conference Finals, NBA fans can find Craig Sager doing his normal job, handling sideline duties for TNT. Sager, who was given just a few months to live back in March, continues to work the job he loves, even driving hours from chemotherapy treatments to make sure he’s in time..." May 24

  • Goran Dragic pledged to re-sign with Suns before they traded him

    Pro Basketball Talk "With trade rumors swirling, Goran Dragic told the Suns in February 2015 that he wouldn’t re-sign the following summer. Dragic said he no longer trusted Phoenix’s front office. So, the Suns traded him to Miami. But did they have to? Then-Phoenix coach Jeff Hornacek apparently got Dragic to..." May 24

  • Mission Impossible: African-Americans & analytics

    The Undefeated "The mission was to find black folks who spend anytime talking about advanced analytics, whose conversations are framed by — or even casually include references to — win shares or effective shooting percentage, WHIP (walks and hits per inning pitched) or points per 100 possessions. It’s a failed..." May 24

  • Wade offering exclusive tie designs to support SagerStrong

    The Score "Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade is offering support to TNT sideline reporter Craig Sager during his battle with cancer. Wade plans to offer exclusive tie and pocket-square designs in partnership with The Tie Bar in order to benefit the SagerStrong Foundation, according to Ira Winderman of the Sun..." May 24

  • Five under-the-radar free agents the Miami Heat should target

    All U Can Heat "Team President Pat Riley has already said that re-signing Hassan Whiteside is a top priority, and Dwyane Wade is expected to finish his career in Miami. But beyond that we’re all guessing. What I know is that the Heat need to make some changes. Last year’s roster was too clunky. It just..." May 24

  • Report: Heat privately admit signing Durant is a long shot

    Yardbarker "The Miami Heat’s reported interest in soon-to-be free agent Kevin Durant makes a ton of sense for numerous reasons. First off, the team needs to add another upper-echelon player to its existing roster in order to contend for a championship. That much was made clear during Miami’s series loss to..." May 23

  • Pat Riley is banking on Hassan Whiteside to invalidate our assumptions

    Miami Herald "Pat Riley doesn’t speak publicly as often as he once did, but when he does, he remains masterful at reshaping a narrative — and what he did Wednesday was subtle and sublime. Specifically, he changed the conversation on Hassan Whiteside, certainly one of the more complicated characters Riley has..." May 22

  • Tyler Johnson eager to get going, but also will have to play Heat waiting game

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "When it comes to offseason priorities, Tyler Johnson stands among the most significant for the Miami Heat in light of the combination of his promise and his price point. And yet, because of his unique situation, of standing with a nominal salary-cap hold but also possessing Early Bird rights as..." May 22

  • Bo Kimble To Chris Bosh -- Time To Retire ... NBA Ain't Worth Dying For

    TMZ "Ex-NBA player Bo Kimble is pleading with Chris Bosh ... RETIRE IMMEDIATELY ... saying he doesn't want to see Bosh die on the court like his friend and college teammate Hank Gathers. The Heat shut Bosh down on February 9th when the clotting issues that ended his '14-'15 season returned ... this..." May 22

  • Hassan Whiteside loves red velvet cake so much he calls it 'Church'

    The Score "Hassan Whiteside really likes cake, particularly the red velvet kind. The Miami Heat center returned to Snapchat on Tuesday after a brief hiatus, thanking fans for their support during his recovery from a knee injury, and worshiping a red velvet cake his chef baked for him." May 20

  • Report: Pat Riley used to fine players for helping opponents up

    The Score "As a player, a coach, and now an executive entrenched in the NBA for nearly 50 years, Pat Riley has earned a reputation as one of the most competitive, no-nonsense names in the league's history. And now there's another story to add to the lore. Hidden within an in-depth feature on the..." May 20

  • Miami's Top Priority Is To Get Meeting With Kevin Durant

    Real GM Basketball "The Miami Heat continue to plan on pursuing Kevin Durant in free agency. The Heat are limited in how they can pursue Durant while re-signing Hassan Whiteside and Dwyane Wade where it would be virtually impossible. "The plan is and always has been: Go after Durant and free everything up – so..." May 20

  • LeBron and Wade's friendship enrages the NBA -- and that's just fine with them

    ESPN "NO ONE UNDERSTANDS the most infamous friendship in American sports like Gabrielle Union. The Hollywood actress did more, for instance, than merely marry Dwyane Wade in Miami on Aug. 30, 2014. Union choreographed a multisegment handshake with Wade that featured LeBron James' signature stomp..." May 20

  • Heat expect Chris Bosh to play next season

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Heat reportedly fear Chris Bosh will never play again. Or not. Dan Le Batard of ESPN: What I know of private medical history, which is to say I have partial information because so much of this is private and guarded and protected, I don’t know what’s going to be different in six..." May 20

  • Heat president Pat Riley wants more from Goran Dragic

    Miami Herald "Pat Riley loves how Dwyane Wade played all season — and the way Goran Dragic and Josh Richardson played after the All-Star break but he wants to see more from each of those guards — skill development from Dragic and Richardson, and sustained durability from Wade. Riley’s comments this week were..." May 20

  • Lue passes Riley for consecutive wins to start playoff coaching career

    The Score "With the Cleveland Cavaliers' 108-89 Game 2 victory Thursday over the Toronto Raptors, Tyronn Lue set an NBA record for most consecutive victories to begin a postseason coaching career. Lue's 10-0 start this spring with the Cavs surpasses the nine straight wins Pat Riley racked up in his rookie..." May 20

  • Riley: Whiteside ‘our No. 1 priority’ this offseason

    Larry Brown Sports "Heat center Hassan Whiteside is about to become an unrestricted free agent and without his Bird Rights, the team has no advantage over the rest of the league in retaining him from a financial standpoint. But none of that phases The Godfather of the Miami Mafia. In his exit interview with..." May 19

  • Tales from the NBA draft lottery

    ESPN "For a moment in the closed-off lottery drawing room, there is real suspense. The machine with the 14 pingpong balls inside flips on, the balls fly around, and a timekeeper with his back to it waits 20 seconds before raising his hand, the signal for the operator to suck up the first ball. Those..." May 18

  • Heat announce two preseason games to be played in Kansas City and Louisville

    Hot Hot Hoops "Moving quickly along after Saturday's loss to the Toronto Raptors ended their 2015-16 NBA season, the Miami Heat have announced they will be returning to Kansas City and Louisville for two preseason games to be played in October. The Heat will face the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday,..." May 17

  • Spoelstra: It's been a tough year emotionally for Bosh

    The Score "Erik Spoelstra acknowledged Tuesday that the Miami Heat are heading into the offseason without knowing Chris Bosh's status for the future. The 11-time All-Star has been sidelined since the All-Star break, and has been forced to watch the past two seasons end from the sidelines as he deals with..." May 17

  • The Heat’s season is over. Now, the real challenge begins

    SB Nation "The Heat's season certainly didn't end as planned, but nothing really went as planned for Miami this year. That the Heat were able to get to within one game of the Eastern Conference with Chris Bosh and Hassan Whiteside watching from the sidelines is a testament to Dwyane Wade's greatness and..." May 16

  • LeBron: Bosh's health and family come 1st

    The Score "LeBron James feels for his former teammate, Chris Bosh, whose recurring blood clots may prematurely end his playing days, it was announced on Monday. James knows how gutting it would be for Bosh if he could no longer play, but he's also concerned about his friend's health. With Bosh and the..." May 16

  • Heat Fear Chris Bosh Will Never Play Again

    ESPN "It was in Toronto during a frigid All-Star Weekend where Chris Bosh and the Miami Heat first learned he had a medical issue that would end up sidelining him for the rest of the season. And it was in Toronto on Sunday where their season ended, bringing the pending outcome of an unfortunate..." May 16

  • Without Bosh clarity, Heat face rebuilding roadblock

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "They danced around the issue for the final two months of the regular season and then for two rounds of the playoffs. All the while, the Miami Heat and Chris Bosh moved in their own directions, the Heat supplementing their roster with Joe Johnson, with Bosh creating hope he eventually would..." May 16

  • Raptors rout Heat to reach conference finals

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- It has been a painful process at times for the Toronto Raptors but they finally took the next step. Led by 35 points from Kyle Lowry and 28 from DeMar DeRozan, the they dominated the Miami Heat 116-89 Sunday afternoon in the seventh and deciding game of their Eastern Conference..." May 15

  • Wade passes Havlicek on NBA's all-time playoff scoring list

    The Score "For the sixth time during this year's postseason, Miami Heat All-Star Dwyane Wade has passed an NBA legend on the league's all-time playoff scoring list. With his 12th point of Game 7 against the Toronto Raptors on Sunday, Flash surpassed Boston Celtics great John Havlicek for 11th place." May 15

  • Lamar Odom Courted Back to Nevada Brothel ... 'No Drugs This Time'

    TMZ "Talk about a shocking comeback attempt ... The man who owns the Nevada brothel where Lamar Odom overdosed last year says he wants L.O. back -- offering free women and booze ... but is adamant, absolutely NO DRUGS THIS TIME!! So, why would anyone think this is a good idea? We spoke..." May 15

  • Winslow ready for another crack at center, if needed

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Justise Winslow figures the last time he played center was in high school. Maybe even earlier. But there he was on Friday night, during an elimination game in the Eastern Conference semifinals taking the opening jump for the Heat as they tried to keep their season alive against the..." May 14

  • Wade passes Olajuwon on NBA's all-time playoff scoring list

    The Score "Another NBA legend bites the dust as Miami Heat All-Star Dwyane Wade continues his climb up the ranks of the league's all-time postseason scoring list. With his 14th point of the evening in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on a 3-pointer, Wade jumped Hakeem "The Dream" Olajuwon for..." May 14

  • Grizzlies get permission to interview Heat assistant David Fizdale

    CBS Sports "After the pseudo-drama of the Dave Joerger coaching situation over the last three years, the Memphis Grizzlies are onto their next hire. They fired Joerger, who had been coach for three years and in the organization since 2007, this past week after more disagreements regarding the team's direction..." May 14

  • Dragic's monster game inspired by not wanting to go back to Europe

    The Score "Goran Dragic's motivation for his breakout performance in Game 6 was based on the fact that he had little desire to go home for the summer. "I don't want to go back to Europe," Dragic told reporters following the Miami Heat's 103-91 win over the Toronto Raptors on Friday. The Slovenian..." May 14

  • Whiteside and Valanciunas out for Game 7

    Raptors Republic "No centers for Game 7 *Jonas Valanciunas’ status hasn’t changed. “I don’t think so..I would say not,” Casey said, adding that he’s “nowhere close to being ready.” And Hassan Whiteside’s doesn’t sound like it has either, with him telling Ethan Skolnick he won’t play in Game 7, though he will..." May 14

  • Heat force Game 7 behind Dragic

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Leave it to Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra to keep things in perspective. "Last year at this time," Spoelstra said, "we were on vacation." Clearly, the Heat isn't ready to visit the Bahamas or any other vacation destination just yet. Goran Dragic scored a..." May 13

  • Heat Hassan Whiteside out for Game 6 vs. Raptors

    Sportsnaut "The Miami Heat need a win against the Toronto Raptors on Friday to save their season. Unfortunately for Miami, it will need to win without starting center Hassan Whiteside, who will again be out with a sprained MCL Whiteside suffered the injury in a Game 3 loss to the Raptors. He’s been..." May 12

  • The Heat reportedly get encouraging news with Luol Deng's MRI results

    CBS Sports "Miami Heat forward Luol Deng left Game 5 against the Toronto Raptors in the third quarter on Wednesday because of a left wrist injury. The Heat flew back to Miami on Thursday and he had an MRI scheduled. According to The Vertical's Shams Charania, tests revealed a bruise but no fracture. This..." May 12

  • DeMarre Carroll, Luol Deng leave Game 5 with wrist injuries

    ESPN "Raptors forward DeMarre Carroll and Heat forward Luol Deng both exited Wednesday night with left wrist injuries in the third quarter of Toronto's 99-91 Game 5 win. Carroll suffered his injury after being called for an offensive foul on a drive to the rim. After going down, he clutched his left..." May 12

  • Backcourt guides Raptors to 3-2 series lead

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- The Toronto Raptors All-Star guards, DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry, have come in for criticism for not living up to their status during the playoffs. Both stifled the talk on Wednesday night. DeRozan, who has been playing with a sore thumb, scored 34 points and Lowry added 25..." May 11

  • Is Luol Deng A More Valuable Free Agent Than DeMar DeRozan?

    Real GM Basketball "When LeBron James left Miami to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers two summers ago, the Heat responded by replacing him with Luol Deng. As you can imagine, it wasn’t the most celebrated free agent signing. Replacing one of the greatest athletes of all time with a ten-year veteran who plays the same..." May 11

  • Barkley bemoans current NBA: 'Worst I've ever seen'

    The Score "Another day, another retired player complaining about today's game. Charles Barkley made an appearance Wednesday on the Dan Patrick Show to deliver a take down of the modern game. "The NBA is watered down," Barkley said. "The NBA is the worst I’ve ever seen it." Keep in mind Barkley was..." May 11

  • Erik Spoelstra calls report of ‘uneasy tension’ between Goran Dragic, Dwyane Wade ‘silly’

    Palm Beach Post "After Dwyane Wade led the Heat to an overtime win over the Raptors in Game 4 with a team-high 30 points on Monday, his backcourt mate had nothing but praise for him. “He was just D. Wade,” Miami point guard Goran Dragic said. “It’s nothing. When you see it so many times, it’s normal. He’s..." May 11

  • Goran Dragic hit with technical, $2,000 fine for swinging at Cory Joseph in Game 4

    Miami Herald "Goran Dragic has been hit with a technical foul and $2,000 fine by the NBA for swinging at Raptors guard Cory Joseph with 2:17 left in the fourth quarter of the Heat's Game 4 overtime victory. Here's a look at the play. Dragic is the first Heat player or coach to be hit with a technical in..." May 11

  • Wade guides Heat to OT win that evens series

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Through four games of the Eastern Conference semifinal series between the Miami Heat and the Toronto Raptors, three went to overtime. That includes Monday night's game in which Dwyane Wade scored 30 points as the Heat earned a 94-87 win at AmericanAirlines Arena, tying the series at..." May 10

  • Hassan Whiteside will miss Game 5 against Raptors

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside will miss his second straight game against the Toronto Raptors in the Eastern Conference semifinals because of a strained MCL in his right knee. Speaking on a conference call Tuesday, coach Erik Spoelstra said Whiteside did not travel with the team for..." May 10

  • Q&A: Dwyane Wade’s past — and future? — as a 3-point shooter

    Palm Beach Post "Dwyane Wade’s nailing 3-pointers left and right in the playoffs. That’s helpful to the Heat, obviously, but where’s he headed with this? As Wade rides this hot streak (you can read about that by clicking here), here’s a quick conversation with him about his 3-point past and future: Were you..." May 09

  • Hassan Whiteside In Walking Boot, Knee Brace

    Real GM Basketball "Hassan Whiteside was wearing a walking boot and a knee brace on Sunday. Whiteside has been ruled out for Game 4 on Monday. Whiteside is listed as day-to-day with a sprained MCL. Erik Spoelstra said “it’s way too early to tell” how long Whiteside will be out. “Where my mind was, where..." May 09

  • Wade on shooting during Canadian anthem: 'I'm not a disrespectful person'

    Bleacher Report "Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade was seen shooting jump shots prior to Saturday's 95-91 home loss to the Toronto Raptors during the Canadian national anthem and stirred controversy as a result. Wade explained on Sunday how he didn't mean it as a slight to to Canada, saying, per the Associated Press'..." May 09

  • Hassan Whiteside listed as day to day with sprained right MCL

    The Score "Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside's recent MRI confirmed a sprained MCL in his right knee, the team announced Sunday. He's currently listed as day to day. The injury occurred during the second quarter of Game 3 on Saturday evening in a narrow 95-91 loss to the visiting Toronto Raptors...." May 08