Heat Rumors & News

  • Shane Battier named head of Heat analytics department

    Larry Brown Sports "The Miami Heat are reuniting with an old chum. The team announced on Thursday that they have hired Shane Battier to their front office as Director of Basketball Development & Analytics. The former Duke Blue Devil’s job will include “the development of analytics in evaluating all talent,..." February 17

  • Whiteside dominates as Heat complete sweep of Rockets

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- The final rebounding totals didn't reveal a decisive advantage for the Heat, yet one particular stretch in the second quarter proved lopsided enough for Miami to assert its influence on the boards and set the tone for the evening. Hassan Whiteside posted his 36th double-double and..." February 15

  • Hassan Whiteside gives $25K cash to James Johnson to pay fine

    Sportress of Blogitude "Hassan Whiteside proved to be a man of his word by ponying up the money to pay Miami Heat teammate James Johnson’s $25,000 fine. And Whiteside did so in a flashy manner by producing the needed funds in cash. Whiteside felt himself indebted to his teammate in light of the fact Johnson was fined..." February 15

  • Dwyane Wade says Pat Riley not calling him was ‘deciding factor’ in leaving Heat

    Larry Brown Sports "Dwyane Wade has said in the past that his decision to leave the Miami Heat in free agency had nothing to do with Pat Riley not calling him. Roughly six months later, Wade is willing to admit that was a lie. Wade joined Adrian Wojnarowski for “The Vertical Podcast” this week, and the 35-year-old..." February 15

  • Dwyane Wade: Knicks organization couldn't handle Big Three in 2010

    Sporting News "The Heat were the lucky winners of the 2010 free agency sweepstakes when they retained Dwyane Wade and acquired LeBron James and Chris Bosh. The Big Three went on to win multiple titles together in Miami, but it could have been a possibility in New York. Appearing on "The Vertical" podcast,..." February 14

  • Wade: Miami is still my organization at the end of the day

    Chicago Tribune "Dwyane Wade wears "BULLS" on his chest but some parts of his brain are still in Miami mode. "If see the Heat is playing someone, say, Heat versus Denver, I'm like, dang, we got Denver? It's in my mind. I mean, 13 years," Wade told Yahoo's Adrian Wojnaroski, referring to the number of seasons he..." February 14

  • Magic end Heat's home win streak

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- The Miami Heat has officially been cooled off. Evan Fournier scored nine of his game-high 24 points in the fourth quarter as the Orlando Magic beat the Heat 116-107 on Monday night at AmericanAirlines Arena. The Heat (24-32) had won eight straight home games before this loss..." February 13

  • Heat winning streak ends with loss to Sixers

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Included in the 13-game winning streak the Miami Heat carried into Saturday night's game against the Philadelphia 76ers was a 23-point rout of Philadelphia last Saturday in Miami. The 76ers kept that in mind for the rematch. Robert Covington, Nerlens Noel and Dario..." February 11

  • Stan Van Gundy on Erik Spoelstra: ‘There’s not a better coach in the league’

    Detroit Free Press "ESPN.com’s Zach Lowe has a weekly feature called “Ten Things I Like and Don’t Like.” This week’s edition featured two items with readily apparent Detroit Pistons connections. The highlight was a brief breakdown of the streaking Miami Heat, winners of 13 straight after Friday’s victory over..." February 11

  • Heat beat Nets for 13th straight win

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- James Johnson was so effective on both ends for the Miami Heat that he drew comparisons to another guy named James who played for the team. Johnson scored a season-high 26 points and the Heat extended their winning streak to 13 games with a 108-99 comeback victory over the..." February 10

  • Serge Ibaka On Heat’s Radar

    Hoops Rumors "Potential trade candidate Serge Ibaka is on the Heat’s radar, according to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald. It’s not clear how seriously Miami would consider pursuing Ibaka, or whether the Heat would have the assets to tempt their division rivals in Orlando. Nonetheless, Ibaka “intrigues” the..." February 09

  • NBA, Take-Two to Create Professional Videogame League

    Fox Sports "Think you’re one of the best NBA 2K players on the planet? Now, you’ll be able to prove it — and maybe even make a living doing it. The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. announced plans Wednesday to launch the NBA 2K eLeague, a new, professional..." February 09

  • Heat winning streak hits 12 after beating Bucks

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Two teams headed in opposite directions maintained their current courses Wednesday night as Miami extended its winning streak to 12 games with a 106-88 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks, who lost for the 11th time in their last 13 games. Hassan Whiteside led the way, scoring 23..." February 08

  • Adrian Wojnarowski Is Close To Joining ESPN

    Deadspin "NBA scoopmaster Adrian Wojnarowski is close to an agreement to leave Yahoo and join ESPN, according to multiple sources, a huge shakeup in the basketball reporting world that will have a wider-reaching effects beyond where you get your news. And according to one source, Wojnarowski isn’t the only..." February 08

  • How The Heat Shockingly Became A Juggernaut

    Real GM Basketball "Miami’s sudden transformation into an impenetrable submarine makes zero sense when you look at who’s on the team: Rodney McGruder, Willie Reed, Luke Babbitt, and Okaro White (sure) are all semi-major contributors. The Heat started the year off as a disjointed group of castoffs on minimum deals,..." February 08

  • Dwyane Wade on Bulls: “We’re not playing Miami Heat basketball … but we’re playing good.”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Chicago Bulls guard Dwyane Wade played 13 seasons as a member of the Miami Heat. As a veteran contributor in Chicago, it’s not all been rosy as the season has gone on, but the Bulls did grab a win in Sacramento on Monday night, 112-107. After the game, Wade told reporters that he is still..." February 08

  • Report: NBA also reduces projected 2018-19 salary cap to $103 million

    Pro Basketball Talk "Adam Silver said he dislikes the 1+1 contracts signed by players like LeBron James and Kevin Durant. The NBA commissioner might soon see players lock into longer deals more often and switch teams less often. Not only does it now project the 2017-18 salary cap to reach just $102 million, the..." February 07

  • Pitbull, Travis Scott and 'Inside the NBA' live will be at All-Star Weekend

    USA Today "TNT wants to party with you in New Orleans. The cable network is throwing a four-day bash for NBA All-Star Weekend, starting Thursday night with a free show from rapper Travis Scott and continuing all the way to Sunday. It's the "NBA on TNT Road Show," an extension of the branding the league..." February 07

  • As expected, Heat to waive Derrick Williams to make room for Okaro White

    Pro Basketball Talk "It’s not this simple, but the Heat are 10-0 since Okaro White joined the roster. But White has earned the trust of coach Eric Spoelstra, who is now giving the Florida State forward regular fourth quarter minutes now. The Heat were not going to let him go with his 10-day contract up, the only..." February 06

  • Heat hold off Wolves for 11th win a row

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- The Miami Heat have learned this season to overcome many different obstacles. Miami is now trying to learn how to deal with success and an offense that can overshadow its typically strong defense. Goran Dragic scored 33 points, including a career-high seven 3-pointers,..." February 06

  • Trying to make sense of the sub-.500 Heat's 'historic' 10-game winning streak

    CBS Sports "The Heat might never lose again. Miami won its 10th in a row Saturday with a 125-102 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers. Hassan Whiteside had a 30-point, 20-rebound night on 14-of-17 shooting, along with three blocks, and Dion Waiters scored 21 points. Whiteside and Waiters combined for 51..." February 05

  • Heat are reportedly in no rush to remove Chris Bosh's salary

    CBS Sports "The Heat can finally start clearing Chris Bosh, whose NBA career remains dormant following the development of a blood-clot condition that has left him unable to be cleared by team doctors, from their cap sheet. Miami can begin the process Thursday, which marks the one-year anniversary of Bosh's..." February 05

  • Whiteside powers Heat to 10th straight victory

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Hassan Whiteside wanted to be in on the fun. This improbable, illogical and nearly impossible Miami Heat win streak -- which reached an even 10 games on Saturday night with a 125-102 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers -- has been executed mostly due to gaudy numbers by the..." February 04

  • Heat closing in on Bosh separation

    Miami Herald "The Heat has waited a year to begin its separation with Chris Bosh. Apparently, it can wait a bit longer. Though the Heat is permitted to begin the process of removing Bosh’s contract from its cap as early as Thursday – the one-year anniversary of his last game --- the organization’s thinking,..." February 04

  • Dragic's 27 points help Heat win ninth straight

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- In the long and storied history of the NBA, only one team still had a losing record immediately after a win streak longer than nine games, and that was the 1996-97 Phoenix Suns. The Suns won 11 straight games that season. The Miami Heat, with nine straight wins, are tied for second..." February 01

  • Heat Have Explored Derrick Williams Trade

    Hoops Rumors "The Heat are currently exploring ways to keep Okaro White on their roster when his second 10-day contract expires, and one avenue the team has looked into involves trading Derrick Williams, according to Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald. If Miami can’t find a taker for Williams, releasing him is..." February 01

  • Heat dunk Nets for eighth consecutive win

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- James Johnson gave his Miami Heat the play of the game. He also gave them their biggest scare. Led by Johnson's spectacular last-minute dunk, Miami won its eighth straight game, defeating the Brooklyn Nets 104-96 on Monday night at AmericanAirlines Arena. After a missed..." January 30

  • Miami Heat sign forward Okaro White to a second 10-day contract

    Fox Sports "The Miami Heat announced they would be signing forward Okaro White to a second 10-day contract today. The Miami Heat have signed Okaro White to a second 10-day contract, the team announced Friday. The team signed White to his first 10-day contract on January 17th. White, who was called up..." January 29

  • 'No excuses' approach does wonders for Heat during winning streak

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "A seven-game win streak wasn't necessary for the Miami Heat to start thinking about the postseason. No, that has been on their minds the past four months. During the season opener. During the 11-30 start. The goal has never changed. "We've been thinking about the playoffs from the..." January 29

  • Heat wave of success continues with seventh win in a row

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- This just doesn't happen. A team that was 19 games below .500 at the time doesn't often put together a seven-game win streak, but that's what the Miami Heat accomplished Saturday night, defeating the Detroit Pistons 116-103 at AmericanAirlines Arena. The Heat (18-30) have the..." January 28

  • Dragic helps Heat handle Bulls, win sixth straight

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Smiles and laughter have returned to the Miami Heat locker room. That's what happens when a young team finally finds its stride with a six-game winning streak. "We're locked in," Heat guard Dion Waiters said as teammates compared shoes and joked with each other nearby...." January 27

  • Russell Westbrook, Isaiah Thomas lead All-Star Game reserves; Joel Embiid left off list

    Pro Basketball Talk "After the fans/media/players picked the NBA All-Star Game starters, the tough job falls to the coaches: Pick the seven reserves for each side. Hard because each squad has about a dozen deserving guys, and while a few on each side are no brainers it also means some difficult cuts. Cuts will be..." January 26

  • Report: Bosh interested in reuniting with LeBron or Wade

    Larry Brown Sports "Chris Bosh has not ruled out continuing his professional basketball career despite his blood clotting condition, and the thought of playing with two of his former teammates could inspire him to listen out for the right opportunity. Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that Bosh is not..." January 26

  • Bosh ignoring calls from union, undecided on comeback

    Miami Herald "ESPN reports that “word is” the Bulls would have interest in Chris Bosh next season. My thoughts: From what I’ve been told, Bosh has not definitively decided whether to resume his career. He certainly has not ruled it out. And the idea of playing again with Dwyane Wade or LeBron James appeals..." January 26

  • Heat overcome 18-point deficit to edge Nets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Massive injuries created the opening for Okaro White with the Miami Heat. He capitalized on the opportunity and is entrusted enough to be on the floor in crucial late-game situations. White rewarded the trust placed in him Wednesday night when he hit the go-ahead 3-pointer..." January 25

  • Five NBA Players Who Won't Be Traded—But Should Be

    SI "The NBA trade deadline is roughly a month away, and that means we're about to enter peak rumor season around the league. It's already begun, really. In the past week, we learned that Ricky Rubio is reportedly on the block, and that the Pistons and Wolves were discussing a Rubio-for-Reggie Jackson..." January 25

  • Waiters, Heat stun Warriors

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Klay Thompson, with long arms on his 6-foot-7 frame, lunged at Dion Waiters, trying to close out the Miami Heat shooter. But the suddenly hot Heat can't be stopped right now. That, as much as anything, explains why Waiters' shot from the top of the key was a clean swish with..." January 23

  • Waiters' 33 points carries Heat past Bucks

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Don't mention the Golden State Warriors -- not when the Miami Heat are finally rolling. The Heat (14-30), on their first three-game win streak of the season, doesn't want to think -- at least not just yet -- about the Western Conference champions who will invade their home court on..." January 21

  • Erik Spoelstra on Goran Dragic: 'When we lose, he doesn't sleep'

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Goran Dragic never wanted to be Dwyane Wade. He just wanted to play alongside. But times, as Miami Heat fans realize all too well, change quickly in the NBA. And what you want and what you get often can take you to extremes. That is where Dragic has resided this season, cast into a..." January 21

  • Bulls plotting to sign Bosh if he can play next season

    ESPN "In this latest Son of Weekend Dime compilation, we've amassed the freshest dribbles of pertinent chatter from the NBA's annual D-League Showcase ... with the league's annual trade buzzer just over 30 days away: No one in the NBA knows if Chris Bosh will ever play professional basketball again..." January 21

  • Magic offered Vucevic, 1st-rounder for Dragic

    Hoops Rumors "Orlando tried to pick up Miami point guard Goran Dragic, offering center Nikola Vucevic and a future first-rounder in return, reports Marc Stein of ESPN.com. Miami rejected the offer as the Heat already have Hassan Whiteside manning the middle on a maximum deal he signed in July. Still, it..." January 20

  • LeBron James, Stephen Curry lead NBA All-Star starters to New Orleans

    Pro Basketball Talk "The fans had their say — they wanted Stephen Curry as a starter in the All-Star Game and they got it. But that leaves Russell Westbrook on the outside looking in. The NBA All-Star Starters for the Feb. 19 game in New Orleans were announced Thursday. Remember, the fan vote — which used to be the..." January 20

  • There Were Two Egregious Snubs On The NBA All-Star Starters Roster

    Uproxx "Normally, the conversation surrounding All-Star “snubs” takes place after full rosters are announced in any sport. On Thursday, the NBA announced only the 2017 starting lineups for both the East and West and, in something of a rare twist, the outrage machine got a very early start. This time,..." January 20

  • Dragic vexes Mavericks as Heat prevail

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Dallas Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki is well aware of the scouting report on Miami Heat point guard Goran Dragic, who is known for his ability to finish at the rim. On Thursday night, however, Dragic did a bit of everything, scoring a game-high 32 points to lead Miami to a..." January 19

  • Hassan Whiteside Says Lack of Popularity Affecting All-Star Votes Read

    SLAM Online "Hassan Whiteside thinks the NBA All-Star voting process is little more than a gimmicky popularity contest. Whiteside says that if voters went just by the numbers, his selection to play in the big game next month would be a no-brainer. Whiteside, who leads the League with 14.3 boards per..." January 19

  • TNT planning "Players Only" broadcast night with analysts doing play-by-play

    Awful Announcing "Sports networks are experimenting all the time with new ways to deliver games to viewers. We’ve seen special camera angles, special megacasts, special things done with announcers, we’ve even seen First Take make an appearance during halftime of Monday Night Football. Ok, maybe that last one wasn’t..." January 19

  • Hassan Whiteside continues to say he's being overlooked in NBA All-Star voting

    Miami Herald "Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside feels he is being overlooked in All-Star voting, so much so that he made an interesting claim on Tuesday. “You put my numbers up and just don’t put a face up there I feel like the (voting) numbers would be different,” said Whiteside, who dropped to 11th among..." January 18

  • Lamar Odom Apologizes to Khloe and Vows to Get Her Back

    TMZ "Lamar Odom says he's grateful to Khloe Kardashian for staying by his side through his drug addiction and recovery ... and he wants her back. Odom opened up about his battle with drugs on "The Doctors" -- and after completing a 30 day stint in rehab, he says one thing is perfectly clear ... "I..." January 18

  • Heat ride late surge to overcome Harden, Rockets

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Erik Spoelstra summed up James Harden's 40-point performance succinctly. "At least it wasn't 60," the Miami Heat coach said. Indeed, Harden produced his 13th triple-double of the season, but it wasn't enough as Miami upset the Houston Rockets 109-103 on Tuesday night at..." January 17

  • Adam Silver addresses George Karl's suggestion of PED use in the NBA

    USA Today "NBA commissioner Adam Silver says that while he has no evidence that performance enhancing drugs are a problem in the league, any suggestion that it might be will be taken seriously. Silver was asked about a wide range of topics at his press conference in London Thursday, which came before the..." January 17

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