Heat Rumors & News

  • No escape: Heat still owe three first-round picks by 2021

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The Miami Heat dodged a bullet in Tuesday's NBA Draft lottery when they retained their first-round pick, but that doesn't mean they dodged an obligation. The Heat, in fact, still have plenty of remaining draft obligations, so many that it figures to dramatically increase the need to maximize..." May 22

  • Dwyane Wade embraced return to leading man role with Heat

    Fox Sports Florida "With the game's best player on the court and his best friend off the court gone, Miami Heat superstar Dwyane Wade assumed a familiar role in the 2014-15 season with the only NBA team he's ever played for. As the chief playmaker on offense and eager to prove to the world (and perhaps himself) he..." May 21

  • Behind the Scenes of the NBA Draft Lottery

    Grantland "A few thoughts on the playoff interruption that is the annual NBA draft lottery … • The best thing about the lottery is watching some of the world’s most sophisticated basketball thinkers sweat over the order in which numbered Ping-Pong balls get sucked up a tube. The absurdity hits home in the..." May 21

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    SportsCenter @SportsCenter

    NBA Draft top 10: 1. Timberwolves 2. Lakers 3. 76ers 4. Knicks 5. Magic 6. Kings 7. Nuggets 8. Pistons 9. Hornets 10. Heat

  • Why NBA Has So Many Dumb Rules--And Won't Change Them

    Forbes.com "There’s a reason the NBA has dumb rules like Hack-a-Shaq, which is messing up a perfectly good post-season, dating back to the 1940s when the league emerged from the bushes in Tri-Cities and Ft. Wayne. We always did it this way. I didn’t say it had a good reason. If hacking represents the..." May 19

  • Heat's Chris Bosh on return: 'I will be ready on opening night'

    The Score "Chris Bosh is setting up for a major comeback. After his season was cut short by a diagnosis of blood clots in his lungs, the Miami Heat center told TNT viewers during Game 5 between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Chicago Bulls that he'll be ready to return to action at the beginning of next..." May 13

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    Chris Bosh says he will be ready on opening night for next season. pic.twitter.com/pFZQBuZByu

  • Report: NBA in negotiations with “global sports betting companies” to partner in Europe

    Pro Basketball Talk "When NBA Commissioner Adam Silver came out in support of legalized gambling legislation, there was one motivation behind it — money. Silver looked at things like the Barclays Premiere League where three teams have their kit/jersey deal with an online gambling company, and numerous other teams..." May 06

  • Bosh blood clot scare: Couldn’t breathe

    Palm Beach Post "Chris Bosh is doing well now, but his battle with blood clots in his lungs had some terrifying moments. Bosh appeared for an hour on ESPN Radio on Monday and recounted the scariest episodes leading up to his season ending in February. “In Boston, we actually won that game, but I couldn’t..." May 05

  • Report: NBA could eliminate Hack-a-Shaq strategy

    SI.com "The NBA is considering a rule change that will punish teams for employing the Hack-a-Shaq strategy, according to a report from Ken Berger of CBSSports.com. NBA commissioner Adam Silver recently said that he expects the NBA to engage in "full-throated" discussions about the possibility of..." May 05

  • NBA Commissioner Sends Veiled Warning to Players' Union Regarding Labor Deal

    Bleacher Report "If NBA players opt out of the league's labor agreement in 2017, they might find themselves staring at some familiar and unsettling proposals: a hard salary cap, shorter contracts, smaller raises and perhaps an end to guaranteed contracts. No one is making that threat directly, at least not yet,..." May 04

  • NBA signs deal with Stance to become official league sock

    The Score "The NBA is filling some big shoes with its latest licensing deal. The league has inked a multi-year deal with Stance, a sock manufacturer, to put its logo on socks worn during games starting next season, according to Bloomberg's Scott Soshnick. John Wilson, founder and president of Stance,..." April 27

  • NBA Announces First Game in Africa

    Sportsnaut "For the first time ever, the NBA is going to take its talents to Africa. The Association announced on Wednesday that it will play its first-ever exhibition game on the continent on August 1st in Johannesburg, South Africa. The game will feature Team Africa, led by South Sudanese native Luol..." April 24

  • Dwyane Wade Undecided On $16M Option For 15-16

    Real GM Basketball "Dwyane Wade said he is in no rush to decide on his player option for the 2015-16 season, worth about $16 million. "I signed my deal the way I did for a reason ... and the organization did it for a reason," Wade said. "It's my option. I'll decide when the time is right." April 22

  • LeBron James on Pat Riley’s supposed rip: ‘It’s not my concern right now’

    Sportress of Blogitude "Whether he was actually aware of it or not, LeBron James on Tuesday insisted that he had no idea that Pat Riley may have taken a subtle shot at him, instead insisting he has much bigger things to worry about right now. When discussing the upcoming draft, the Miami Heat president appeared to..." April 22

  • Heat have only scratched the surface of potent Whiteside, Dragic combo

    Hot Hot Hoops "Usually when an NBA season ends, you might find the team and fan base depressed because of what took place during the season. The Miami Heat on the other hand, can feel a sense of excitement for what is to come. After LeBron James' departure, Miami needed two players heading into the 2014-15..." April 22

  • LeBron Never Told Heat To Draft Shabazz Napier

    Real GM Basketball "LeBron James never told the Miami Heat directly he wanted them to draft Shabazz Napier last June. Pat Riley made comments this week that the Heat are looking forward to having a different approach to the draft this year." April 21

  • Did LeBron mislead Pat Riley last summer during free agency with a smiley face emoji?

    Miami Herald "Did LeBron James mislead Pat Riley last summer during free agency with a smiley face emoji? Here's the circumstantial evidence... Sherlock-Holmes-Sherlock-Holmes-detective-crime-smiley-emoticon-001232-facebook — On Monday, Riley was asked about the draft and next season and the Heat's..." April 21

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    Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds

    Riles on the free agency plan: "No more smiling faces with hidden agendas." (Don't think too hard figuring this one out.)

  • Man charged in fight over whether Michael Jordan or LeBron James is better

    Chicago Tribune "Police say an argument over whether Michael Jordan or LeBron James is a better basketball player ended in a Pennsylvania man's arrest on aggravated assault and other charges. Daniel Mondelice, 22, was first arrested early Saturday after fighting with another man over whether Air Jordan or King..." April 20

  • Riley takes veiled shot at LeBron

    SI.com "Miami Heat president Pat Riley addressed his team's NBA draft approach on Monday. "No more smiling faces with hidden agendas, so we'll be going in clean," Riley said. He added, "That could be anyone across the board." One interpretation of Riley's first comment is that he is alluding to..." April 20

  • Adam Silver on gambling: 'It's good for business, I don't want to hide from that'

    CBSSports.com "NBA commissioner Adam Silver has been outspoken on the topic of sports gambling -- back in November, he wrote an op-ed in the New York Times where he argued that betting "should be brought out of the underground." On Monday, as a guest on the Boomer & Carton show, he was asked about talking to..." April 20

  • Wade says he won't opt out of current contract

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Heat missed the playoffs for just the second time in Dwyane Wade‘s 12 years with the franchise, but that had more to do with the loss of LeBron James and a season-ending medical condition suffered by Chris Bosh than it did his personal performance. Wade was healthy for much of the season,..." April 19

  • 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 19

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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