Heat Rumors & News

  • 17h
    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    The NBA draft lottery reform has been voted down at Board of Governors meeting, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. System stays.

  • Why the NBA's draft lottery reform is a slippery slope

    Yahoo! Sports "Everyone understands the reasons the Philadelphia 76ers want the NBA to wait on implementing a plan to reform the draft lottery: They need one more season to complete a most brazen two-year tanking cycle. The Sixers didn't invent the idea of gutting a roster to short-circuit a path to the No. 1..." October 21

  • Chris Bosh Admits Money Was Factor In Choosing Heat Over Rockets

    Real GM Basketball "Chris Bosh was close to signing a four-year, $88 million deal with the Houston Rockets, but ultimately decided to remain with the Miami Heat on a five-year, $118 million contract. Bosh would have returned to his home state of Texas to form a Big 3 with Dwight Howard and James Harden. "I..." October 21

  • Heat Sign Larry Drew II

    Real GM Basketball "The Miami Heat have signed guard Larry Drew II. Drew appeared in 11 games (two starts) with the Heat during the 2014 Orlando and Vegas Summer Leagues and averaged 4.4 points, 3.6 assists, 1.55 steals and 1.5 rebounds while shooting 43.9 percent from the field, 50 percent from three-point range..." October 20

  • Wade ready to go on attack, when given the call

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The numbers indicate a passive approach, nothing like the aggression needed to inspire hope in the wake of LeBron James' free-agency defection. Just 17 free throws in five preseason appearances. Fewer rebounds than three of the team's other guards. A .408 shooting percentage. Already held out..." October 20

  • Wade ready to go on attack, when given the call

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The numbers indicate a passive approach, nothing like the aggression needed to inspire hope in the wake of LeBron James' free-agency defection. Just 17 free throws in five preseason appearances. Fewer rebounds than three of the team's other guards. A .408 shooting percentage. Already held out..." October 19

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    Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN

    No Wade or Bosh tonight for Miami. Hope Peter Holt takes the courtside mic at the AT&T Center and apologizes.

  • NBA May Base Teams in Europe If Arenas Meet League’s Standards

    Bloomberg "The National Basketball Association will consider basing teams in Europe if the arenas are up to league standards, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said. The NBA would have to weigh the benefits of increasing the size of the 30-team league against possible costs, such as spreading television..." October 16

  • Erik Spoelstra says there are ‘too many games’ in NBA season

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA will be using Sunday’s preseason contest between the Nets and the Celtics to experiment with a 44-minute game, in what is a creative attempt at potentially lessening the wear and tear on players over the course of the regular season. But we all know what the real issue is. The..." October 15

  • Kidd: Bucks had sincere interest in Ray Allen homecoming

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Bucks coach Jason Kidd said the team had sincere interest in bringing veteran Ray Allen back to the team during the past summer, but the former Bucks player was not inclined to return. Allen, an unrestricted free agent, still has not signed with any NBA team and has not said if he plans to..." October 15

  • Heat Waive Johnson and Williams

    NBA.com "The Miami HEAT announced today that they have waived center Chris Johnson and guard Reggie Williams. Johnson, who was signed as a free agent on September 26, appeared in one game with the HEAT this preseason totaling one rebound, one assist and a block in six minutes of action." October 13

  • Report: Referees to focus on illegal screens, verticality this season

    Pro Basketball Talk "It’s one of the fun questions at the start of every NBA season: What are the referees going to focus on and call the first half of the season. Every year the NBA referees are given new points of emphasis, and we get these calls for the first half of the season. Then between a combination of..." October 12

  • Chalmers on scolding he used to get from LeBron: 'It's going to be a different factor for Kyrie' Irving

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "You might say Mario Chalmers had it rough in Miami. Sure, he was the starting point guard playing alongside three future Hall-of-Famers and that resulted in them securing back-to-back NBA championships. He had some fun, but he sure took a pounding and not the kind guards take when they're..." October 10

  • Danny Ainge thinks Ray Allen might wait until All-Star break to sign

    CSN New England "You can count Danny Ainge among those not convinced that Ray Allen will sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers ... at least not right now. "Ray can really help them, but I anticipate that Ray will wait and see the landscape of the NBA," Ainge, the Boston Celtics' president of basketball operations,..." October 10

  • Cavaliers, Heat urged to refrain from three-goggle gestures in Brazil

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The gesture in the photo you see above this post is an absolute no-no. Yes, in the United States, it's a hand gesture players often use after they have just knocked down a 3-pointer. James Harden of the Houston Rockets makes it a priority following his deep balls as well as many others. It's..." October 10

  • Bosh has 'no hard feelings' toward LeBron

    ESPN.com "Chris Bosh has effectively ended communication with former teammate LeBron James, but Bosh doesn't think that fact should surprise anyone. Bosh surprised some when he said he hadn't spoken with James since he left to sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers in July. But he doesn't understand the..." October 10

  • Chris Bosh warns Kevin Love playing with LeBron James will be 'extremely frustrating'

    Sporting News "To play alongside LeBron James on the Cleveland Cavaliers appears like a glamorous position for Kevin Love to be in. Chris Bosh, James' former Miami Heat teammate, might beg to differ, though. Bosh sacrificed his own numbers for the greater good of the Miami Heat, expanding his game away from..." October 09

  • Bosh hasn't talked to LeBron since breakup

    ESPN.com "Miami Heat center Chris Bosh raised some eyebrows Tuesday when he said he hasn't talked to LeBron James since he returned to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Bosh made the revelation as he was asked about the Heat's game against the Cavaliers on Saturday when Bosh and Dwyane Wade will take the court..." October 08

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    Miami HEAT @MiamiHEAT

    Chris Andersen (sore toe & foot) has been officially ruled out of tonight’s preseason game vs the Pelicans in Louisville.

  • Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade off the mark in Heat preseason loss

    CBSSports.com "Chris Bosh shot 3 for 13 and Dwyane Wade was 2 of 7 as the Miami Heat lost their preseason opener to the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday night, 98-86. Jimmer Fredette scored 17 points and Luke Babbitt added 15 to lead the Pelicans. The Pelicans used a 20-5 run to end the second quarter to..." October 05

  • Dwyane on LeBron: Still gonna be friends

    ESPN.com "LeBron James is no longer with the Miami Heat, but his former teammate -- Dwyane Wade -- knows that they'll always be close. Wade, in an interview with Bleacher Report, has new priorities, new teammates and a new perspective after James left this offseason to rejoin the Cleveland..." October 04

  • 19d
    Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat

    The Heat announce that neither Josh McRoberts (toe) nor Justin Hamlton (heart) will play in Saturday's exhibition against the Pelicans.

  • 19d
    Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat

    The Heat are listing Chris Andersen (calf, foot) as questionable for Saturday's exhibition opener in Louisville vs. New Orleans.

  • Heat’s Justin Hamilton expected to return soon from minor heart ailment

    Miami Herald "The Heat’s power rotation took a hit in training camp when center Justin Hamilton experienced dizziness in Monday’s practice and was later treated for a minor heart condition. Hamilton, 24, was taken to Doctors Hospital, where he underwent a procedure to correct an atrial flutter, according to..." October 01

  • Updated NBA season win totals released

    Covers.com "The Westgate LV SuperBook released its updated list of 2014-15 NBA regular season win totals on Monday with LeBron James and his new-look Cavaliers topping the list. Here's a look at the odds for every team at the book: HAWKS 40.5 CELTICS 26.5 NETS..." October 01

  • Chris Bosh plans to be seen, and heard, this season

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Chris Bosh has always been the calm. The fiery locker-room speeches came from Udonis Haslem. The huddle in the hallway leading to the court was the inspirational province of LeBron James. And the final pregame words of motivation often came from Dwyane Wade, as the last player introduced...." September 29

  • 24d
    Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat

    Josh McRoberts confirms he had toe surgery immediately after last season. He is bring brought along cautiously, but will be ready for season

  • 25d
    Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat

    Wade said last season's maintenance plan was not necessarily his idea, that it "almost worked," but goal is to play every game this season.

  • 25d
    Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat

    Erik Spoelstra said despite a knee scope two months ago that Danny Granger went through today's entire first session of training camp.

  • 25d
    Shandel Richardson @ShandelRich

    Danny Granger said he considered going back to Pacers. Thought Miami was a better fit, with or without LeBron.

  • 25d
    Shandel Richardson @ShandelRich

    Chris Andersen's new nickname is "Two Checks" because of the buyout with Nuggets.

  • Luol Deng says he forgives Danny Ferry, doesn't think he's a racist

    CBSSports.com "Miami Heat forward Luol Deng met with the media on Friday and, predictably, most of the questions were about Danny Ferry and the Atlanta Hawks. Deng had commented on the remarks read by the Hawks general manager on a conference call in a statement earlier this month, but this was the first time he..." September 27

  • Ex-Miami Heat Teammate Mario Chalmers Calls LeBron James 'That Guy'

    ThePostGame.com "LeBron James has been called many things: The King, Benedict Arnold, Bron-Bron, and so on. You won't hear any such proper nouns coming out of Mario Chalmers's mouth. To Chalmers, James is just another anonymous has-been who made a pit stop in Miami and has since departed. At the Heat's NBA..." September 27

  • 26d
    Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz

    Danny Granger reveals he had knee surgery 2 months ago but will be ready for reg season opener

  • LeBron who? Not quite, but Heat only looking forward

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The tangible emptiness that accompanied LeBron James' free-agency departure to the Cleveland Cavaliers has been filled with a creative void on the eve of Miami Heat training camp. "I'm looking at this as a blank canvas," coach Erik Spoelstra said Friday at media day at AmericanAirlines Arena,..." September 26

  • 26d
    Tom Haberstroh @tomhaberstroh

    Asked Dwyane Wade if he worked on his 3-point shot this summer. Answer was basically, "Nah."

  • LeBron Admits 'Greater Chance' He Stayed With Heat If They Won 13-14 Championship

    Real GM Basketball "LeBron James admitted in an interview with Rachel Nichols on CNN's "Unguarded" that he was more likely to stay with the Miami Heat if they had won the 2014 NBA title against the San Antonio Spurs. James left the Heat to rejoin the Cleveland Cavaliers in July's free agency. "It's a greater..." September 25

  • Sources: Michael Beasley signing non-guaranteed contract with Grizzlies

    Yahoo! Sports "Free-agent forward Michael Beasley has agreed to join the Memphis Grizzlies in training camp on a non-guaranteed contract, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Beasley spent several days working out for the Grizzlies this week and chose that offer because of an opportunity to make the roster as a..." September 24

  • Heat's Chris Bosh ready for return to post

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "It seems like so long when Miami Heat center Chris Bosh claimed he was done playing in the post. Last May he said his time on the low block was in the past. In his words, “I don’t bang anybody anymore.” It was his way of saying he was no longer a presence in the paint. Four months later,..." September 24

  • Heat officially sign Andre Dawkins, Shawn Jones

    Hot Hot Hoops "The two players from the 2014 NBA Summer League will offer depth to the Heat roster. In a bit of unsurprising news, the Miami Heat's official Twitter account confirmed that the team had signed guard Andre Dawkins and forward Shawn Jones, both of whom played in the NBA summer league this..." September 23

  • NBA not actively investigating source of Luol Deng 'African' comment, according to report

    SB Nation "The NBA is not actively seeking to identify and discipline the scout who made the racially insensitive comments read by Danny Ferry that sparked one of the biggest NBA controversies this offseason, according to Jason Lloyd of Ohio.com. The league is attributing the comments, which were directed..." September 23

  • Questions return for Heat; answers not so clear

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Erik Spoelstra has entered training camp the past two seasons with a mantra of "letting go," that even from NBA championships, you have to move on. Saturday, when training camp opens at AmericanAirlines Arena, the Miami Heat will have no other choice. Because there is no alternative. With..." September 22

  • Questions return for Heat; answers not so clear

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Erik Spoelstra has entered training camp the past two seasons with a mantra of "letting go," that even from NBA championships, you have to move on. Saturday, when training camp opens at AmericanAirlines Arena, the Miami Heat will have no other choice. Because there is no alternative...." September 21

  • Dwyane Wade credits David Stern’s dress code for improving his style

    Pro Basketball Talk "Few things have been mocked quite like the NBA dress code for players put in by former commissioner David Stern. Stern had hired a Republican consultant to help make the NBA “more red state friendly.” Which sounded a lot like code for making the game less hip-hop, less urban, and less black...." September 19

  • Heat announce Keith Smart and Chris Quinn additions to staff

    CBSSports.com "The Miami Heat have been reshuffling the coaching staff as they move into their next era of basketball. After reassigning assistants Ron Rothstein and Bob McAdoo away from the bench, the Heat have hired new coaches to fill in open spots. The reshuffling put assistant David Fizdale firmly in the..." September 18

  • Gregg Popovich: Heat got overconfident in NBA Finals

    Pro Basketball Talk "In Game 1 of the NBA Finals, an air-conditioning failure – not the Spurs – beat LeBron James and the Heat. That perception gained traction when LeBron dominated Miami’s Game 2 win. Unfortunately, the Heat might have bought into that storyline a little too much themselves. At least that’s..." September 18

  • Sources: Free-agent forward Michael Beasley working out for Spurs

    Yahoo! Sports "Free-agent forward Michael Beasley is working out for the defending NBA champion San Antonio Spurs at the franchise's practice facility this week, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Beasley's had several workouts for teams this summer, including two with the Los Angeles Lakers, but remains..." September 17

  • Greg Oden’s drinking an issue during season, alleged domestic assault

    ESPN.com "The fading sunlight illuminates the bustling gym lobby as the varsity pep squad huddles near a massive trophy case built within the brick walls of the athletic complex at Indianapolis' Lawrence North High School. The group bursts into a set of jumps, twists and cheers at the end of a recent..." September 16

  • Mario Chalmers, After Tough Playoffs, Promises a Major Comeback for Heat

    Bleacher Report "It had been nearly a month since his downward spiral had finally stopped, only because the NBA season had cruelly ended. Even after enduring enough recrimination and ridicule to last any athlete a dozen lifetimes, Mario Chalmers still couldn't stop blaming himself. "I just needed to be by..." September 15

  • Agent Says Beasley Won’t Return to Miami

    Basketball Insiders "No surprise here: Michael Beasley definitely won’t be back with the Heat, agent Jared Karnes said Tuesday. The Heat never made an offer. " September 10