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
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
Josh McRoberts confirms he had toe surgery immediately after last season. He is bring brought along cautiously, but will be ready for season
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.
Erik Spoelstra said despite a knee scope two months ago that Danny Granger went through today's entire first session of training camp.
Danny Granger said he considered going back to Pacers. Thought Miami was a better fit, with or without LeBron.
Chris Andersen's new nickname is "Two Checks" because of the buyout with Nuggets.
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
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
Danny Granger reveals he had knee surgery 2 months ago but will be ready for reg season opener
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
Asked Dwyane Wade if he worked on his 3-point shot this summer. Answer was basically, "Nah."
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Pro Basketball Talk "Michael Beasley is an unrestricted free agent, after Miami took a chance on him as a bit of a reclamation project last season. Beasley was waived by the Suns last summer after multiple off-the-court incidents, but since he came into the league with the Heat, the franchise was hopeful that the..." September 10
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The following is the complete statement issued by Miami Heat player Luol Deng on Tuesday in regard to the Hawks situation: HE HAS A LITTLE AFRICAN IN HIM These words were recently used to describe me. It would ordinarily make any African parent proud to hear their child recognized for their..." September 10
New York Post "Miami Heat center Chris Bosh is considered one of the sharpest dressers in the league — but in the past he’s made some poor sartorial choices regarding ties. “I’ve had some bad ones. Stripes and squares and something that’s really big,” the natty NBA star told The Post at Carson Street Clothiers..." September 10
Real GM Basketball "Behind a resurgent desire to pursue the NBA culminating in a successful World Cup showing, Slovenian shooting guard Zoran Dragic has maintained discussions with the four teams interested in signing him for next season: the Miami Heat, Orlando Magic, San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Mavericks, league..." September 10
Free agent center @TheRyanHollins met with the Heat on Friday, sources tell Yahoo Sports. Kings, Bulls & Spurs also have interest in Hollins
CSN Washington "The Wizards would prefer to keep their 15th and final roster open but they'd quickly change gears for Ray Allen. The team contacted the 39-year-old shooting guard early in the free agent process to gauge his interest in signing, CSNwashington.com has confirmed with two people with knowledge of the..." September 03
Yahoo! Sports "Former Golden State and Sacramento coach Keith Smart has emerged as a strong candidate to join the Miami Heat's revamped assistant coaching staff, league sources told Yahoo Sports. In the wake of a shakeup that resulted in the reassignments of Bob McAdoo and Ron Rothstein, Smart, 49, and Miami..." September 02
Pro Basketball Talk "The Heat, with only minimum contracts available, want to add a shooting guard and a big. They got their shooting guard in Shannon Brown. The big? A few candidates are emerging. Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald: The Heat, looking to add another veteran backup center, summoned 6-11..." September 02
Hartford Courant "Ray Allen could play one more year in the NBA. He is wanted, and he knows it. Or he could retire with no regrets, all business finished. All the years of solid play and diligent work at conditioning have put him, at 39, in this rare position — to script his own ending, and take his time doing..." September 02
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
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
Shannon Brown's contract with the Miami Heat is for one year at $1.3 million, I'm told.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
NBA free agent Toney Douglas is headed to China, according to source.
The Clippers the latest team showing interest in free agent forward Shawn Marion, a source said. Cavs, Pacers, Heat also still interested.
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
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