Erik Spoelstra says Dwyane Wade is out and Cole is out.
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The contrast in the middle was undeniable. On one end, Nik Vucevic was bulling his way to the rim, often with impunity. On the other end, Chris Bosh was lofting feathery jumpers, his effort more art form than muscle work. This time, the style points made the difference. With Bosh scoring..." November 23
Clips Nation "couple of days ago, I had the audacity to wonder what was wrong with the Los Angeles Clippers. Since then, they've answered pretty emphatically -- nothing's wrong with us, biyotch. (To be fair, I'm not sure they said biyotch, nor am I sure how to spell it, but that was the gist at any rate.) In..." November 21
Norris Cole (dislocated left middle finger) is questionable to return to tonight's #HEATgame.
Deng and McRoberts will play.
San Antonio Express-News "LeBron James admitted the loss to the Spurs in last season’s NBA Finals played a role in chasing him from Miami back to Cleveland. Sort of. Had the Heat defeated the Spurs last June and won their third consecutive title, James said Wednesday he likely would have returned to South Beach for..." November 20
Luol Deng (wrist) and Dwyane Wade (hamstring) were both limited participants in today’s team practice.
Hot Hot Hoops "Before the game even started, it seemed like to was going to be one of those nights. Not because of the opponent, but because of who the Heat had available. No Dwyane Wade, Luol Deng or Josh McRoberts. The Heat would be shorthanded, on the back side of a back-to-back and on the road -- not a great..." November 18
CBSSports.com "Erik Spoelstra has a new catch phrase: "Welcome to our team." It serves dual purposes, as far as I can tell. It both highlights and deflects the most obvious storyline about the 2014-15 Miami Heat, as in, the guy who is no longer there. After four consecutive Finals appearances and two..." November 18
CBSSports.com "When Lionel Hollins took over as coach for the Brooklyn Nets, immediately people wondered if his hard-nosed style would mesh well with Brook Lopez. Hollins is a very "old school" type of coach who believes in toughness overall, while Lopez has traditionally been more of a finesse player at the..." November 18
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The groans were back. After each missed jumper. The third-wheel groans of the previous four seasons. The $118 million-contract groans of this offseason. It had been a while. Chris Bosh had made the summer seem sane with his opening two weeks. He was more than he had been those first four..." November 17
Miami Herald "Dwyane Wade, who had hoped to play in all of the Heat’s games this season, missed his second consecutive game with a strained left hamstring on Sunday and said he doesn’t know whether he will be able to play Monday at Brooklyn. “It’s day by day,” said Wade, who traveled with the team to..." November 17
Erik Spoelstra says Dwyane Wade and Josh McRoberts out tonight.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Forget the Big Three. The Heat were left with the Big One. And it was not nearly enough. The Hawks used a 23-8 fourth-quarter run to take control of a game they led throughout en route to a 114-103 victory Friday night at Philips Arena. The Hawks placed eight players in double-figure..." November 15
Dwyane Wade (hamstring) has been ruled out of tonight’s game in Atlanta vs the Hawks.
Indianapolis Star "Easily the Indiana Pacers' best win of the season came in a building where they have had the hardest time. On Wednesday, Indiana defeated the Miami Heat 81-75, snapping a six-game losing streak through regular-season games played at AmericanAirlines Arena. "We're growing," Pacers coach Frank..." November 13
ESPN.com "Michele Roberts, the NBA players' union executive director, on Wednesday questioned several of the principles that for decades have governed owner-player relations in the league, objecting to the concept of a salary cap while making clear she'd push for much more than a 50-50 split of..." November 13
Miami Herald "Chris Bosh used to block people out of paint so LeBron James could fly in for a rebound. Some people don’t want to hear that, especially Bosh’s detractors, but it’s true. Bosh did a lot for the Heat that went unnoticed in his first four years with team, but clearing people out of the lane for..." November 13
Looks like Birdman back Wednesday. Granger again will dress but not likely.
Justin Hamilton (left adductor strain) was a limited participant in today's practice and has been ruled out of tomorrow's game.
Miami Herald "Mark Cuban left his baseline seat and raced to midcourt to plead, complain or simply be that guy. Rapper 2 Chainz was hanging with the Mavericks owner Sunday night, so Cuban, being Cuban, was about to go full Cuban. An NBA official was seated behind press row, and on the court Heat guard..." November 10
As expected, Chris Andersen and Justin Hamilton again out for Heat, who have two days off following tonight in Dallas.
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "For three days the Miami Heat drilled on one end of the court. Over and over and over. Including during Saturday morning's shootaround. "Repetitive things," center Chris Bosh said, "so guys can just react without having to really think about it too much." Tired of having to be defensive..." November 09
Granger (hamstring) on his status tonight: "I'm hopeful. It's a day-to-day thing that you don't want to make worse." pic.twitter.com/ZC6UWtyfiz
Spo makes it clear, Heat are very hopeful Udonis Haslem plays tonight.
Smart diagnosed with sprain and bone bruise. According to Ainge initial estimate is that he'll miss two to three weeks.
Justin Hamilton (left adductor strain) did not participate in today's practice and has been ruled out of tomorrow's game.
Chris Andersen (ribs) was a limited participant in today's practice and is listed as questionable for tomorrow's game.
Instead, the Heat have Shannon Brown and Andre Dawkins not playing and Shawne Williams as Saturday's possible backup center.
Haslem (quad) and Granger (hamstring) were both full participants in today's practice and are listed as questionable for tomorrow's game.
Charlotte Observer "Nearly two hours before tip-off Wednesday Charlotte Hornets coach Steve Clifford divulged what it would take for his franchise to end a 16-game regular-season losing streak to the Miami Heat. If Hornets center Al Jefferson could get enough low-post touches to force the Heat out of their..." November 06
Houston Chronicle "Questions answered. The Rockets’ rapid start is for real. There will be more and probably greater tests quickly coming, but after rolling over four-consecutive lightweights to start the season, the Rockets went to Miami, faced a fourth-quarter run from the unbeaten Heat and then treated the..." November 05
Luol Deng questionable for tonight in Charlotte. Spoelstra, "He got whacked on the arm and you could see ...he just wasn’t quite the same."
Udonis Haslem (quad) will dress for tonight’s #HEATgame vs the Hornets but will not play.
Miami Herald "The goals haven’t changed so much, but the answers are starting to appear for the Heat. In the seemingly epic quest to both find an identity and prove it can perform without LeBron James, Miami progressed quite nicely on Sunday with a 107-102 win against Toronto at AmericanAirlines..." November 03
NBA players of the week: Heat's Chris Bosh (25.7 pts, 11.3 rebs, 4 assts) in East & Warriors' Klay Thompson (29.7 pts, 45.5% on 3s) in West.
Official: Dwyane Wade will play both ends of this back-to-back set. He did so only three times last season.
No Birdman for Heat vs Raptors tonight - bruised rib. McRoberts is available for spot minutes, doesnt sound like he'll play much, if at all
Chris Andersen (bruised rib) is out tonight.
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The evolution has taken . . . two games. Chris Bosh is now the Miami Heat's leading man, leading them Saturday night to their second consecutive victory to open the season, 114-96 over the Philadelphia 76ers at Wells Fargo Center. "And he has to do it for us to be successful," coach Erik..." November 02
McRoberts will dress. Haslem and Granger expected to be held out.
Udonis Haslem (quad) and Danny Granger (hamstring) are both listed as questionable for tonight’s #HEATgame in Philadelphia vs the Sixers.
ThePostGame.com "In Adam Silver's opinion, the current gambling laws aren't stopping fans from betting on sports -- they're only restricting domestic opportunities. As sports gambling in New Jersey inches closer to a reality, Silver believes now is the time to start accepting the "inevitable" future. The NBA..." October 31
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "No championship banner, no ring ceremony, but the buzz was back. Some of it was familiar, like Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade making shots when needed. Some of it was new, like Norris Cole starting and scoring at point guard. Some of it was refreshing, like rookie point guard Shabazz Napier..." October 30
After a summer of endless drama highlighted by the return of a prodigal son, the Eastern Conference hierarchy looks completely different than it did in June and after a simply disastrous showing last year it appears things will be more competitive this season. October 29
CBSSports.com "Miami Heat big man Chris Bosh could have joined a superteam in Houston this summer, but he wouldn't have had anywhere near the same offensive responsibility with the Rockets. The presence of Dwight Howard, James Harden and Chandler Parsons would likely have meant Bosh taking even more of a..." October 28
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Mario Chalmers took a moment after Sunday's practice to contemplate Wednesday's opening night for the Miami Heat. "The only thing that's going to be different," he said of the game against the Washington Wizards at AmericanAirlines Arena, "is we're not getting rings on this night." Actually,..." October 27
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Coach Erik Spoelstra confirmed Thursday that center Justin Hamilton will make his preseason debut in Friday's game against the Memphis Grizzlies at the FedExForum. Hamilton was held out of the first seven exhibitions of the eight-game preseason schedule following a heart procedure the first..." October 24
Danny Granger (flu-like symptoms) did not travel with the team to Memphis and has been ruled out of tonight’s #HEATgame vs the Grizzlies.
The NBA draft lottery reform has been voted down at Board of Governors meeting, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. System stays.