CBSSports.com "If the Cavaliers do pull this off, it will be one of the biggest upsets in modern history. Forget whatever Cinderella pops up in the NCAA Tournament. The Cavs are trying to get fit for the shiniest glass slipper, ever. On Saturday night, the Cavaliers honored former player Zydrunas Ilguaskas...." March 10
Chicago Tribune "Showing the grit, hustle and determination that has defined so many of their regular-season victories over the Heat, the Bulls prevailed 95-88 in overtime Sunday afternoon at the United Center. With his father, Yannick, cheering from the stands, Joakim Noah capped a monster game with an..." March 10
Fansided "Looking to fill out their roster and provide depth behind veteran guard Dwyane Wade, the Miami Heat signed the third-year guard to a 10-day contract. With that contract set to expire, the Heat agreed to a second 10-day contract with Liggins on Saturday, according to Brian Windhorst of..." March 08
San Antonio Express-News "Summing it up Revenge for one of the toughest Finals losses in NBA history can’t be had in the regular season. But for one night, having struggled so badly against the league’s elite this season, tagging the two-time defending champion Heat with their worst loss in 2013-14 felt pretty damn..." March 07
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "It was a boxscore practically turned upside down. It has been a while since Michael Beasley had been cast in the role of Miami Heat go-to scorer. But there were the numbers, telling the most unlikely of stories: In the second half of Tuesday's 106-103 loss to the Houston Rockets, Beasley had 20..." March 06
Houston Chronicle "For all the Rockets did along the way, they had to do more. They had to do it with the game on the line down the stretch, against the team with a pair of enormous, fresh championship rings earned by winning in the final, crucial minutes. The Rockets moved the ball and made shots and built leads..." March 05
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel ""It felt," LeBron James said, "like I had a golf ball, throwing it into the ocean." Everything was going in. Everything. It felt like something LeBron James never previously felt. "I haven't really grasped what just happened," he said afterward. By the time it was over, by the time the..." March 04
Pro Basketball Talk "It remains to be seen to a certain extent, but Caron Butler appears to be the one player made available during the NBA’s unofficial buyout season that has a true chance of impacting his new team’s playoff chances. That team is the Oklahoma City Thunder, who apparently had more to offer in their..." March 04
CBSSports.com "Every now and then, it's like LeBron James does this intentionally, as if to just remind us all of something. In the end: a career-high 61 points on 22-33 shooting, 8-10 from 3, with seven rebounds and five assists. LeBron's previous career-high of 56 came in 2005 against the Raptors. And he..." March 03
Cleveland Plain Dealer "How close are Zydrunas Ilgauskas and LeBron James? So close that James is expected to be here this weekend when the Cavaliers retire Ilgauskas' No. 11 jersey on Saturday night. He will not have a speaking role in the ceremony, but wanted to be here for his friend. The Miami Heat do not play on..." March 03
Fansided "When the Milwaukee Bucks and veteran swingman Caron Butler officially agreed to a buyout, many pundits and those close to the situation expected Butler to join the Miami Heat. With the Heat’s style of play, they can always use another shooter. Plus, Butler is very familiar with Miami. He was..." March 02
South Florida Sun Sentinel "Greg Oden is with the Miami Heat largely because of what he is. "You see what he brings to the table, that size," coach Erik Spoelstra said of the reemerging 7-foot, 273-pound center now into the second month of his comeback from four years away from the NBA. But Spoelstra didn't stop..." March 02
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "It was back to LeBasics on Saturday night at AmericanAirlines Arena. A more mundane mask for LeBron James. A routine victory over the Orlando Magic. And for the Miami Heat, the winning continued, this time with a 112-98 victory that extended the winning streak to seven and lifted the..." March 02
Fansided "The Miami Heat were thought to be a prime destination for either Caron Butler or Danny Granger. However, both Granger and Butler opted for different pastures (Granger the Los Angeles Clippers, Butler the Oklahoma City Thunder), leaving the Heat high and dry. Because of that, there were rumors..." March 01
Fansided "t was all fun and games the other night when Miami Heat star LeBron James took to the court for the first time since suffering a broken nose against the Oklahoma City Thunder, wearing one of the coolest masks that we’ve ever seen an NBA player don. We found out this week, though, that gun would be..." March 01
ESPN.com "LeBron James' new look is about to become an old one, at least if the NBA gets its way. James created a buzz by wearing a black carbon-fiber mask to protect his broken nose Thursday in a victory against the New York Knicks. But the league has requested James change to a more traditional clear..." March 01
CBSSports.com "Did you get enough of LeBane James Thursday night when the Miami Heat destroyed the New York Knicks? Hopefully you did because we may not see LeBron James wearing the carbon fiber version of the protective mask we saw on Thursday. While the NBA hasn't banned black masks like we've seen James, Kobe..." February 28
Miami Herald "Nothing is slowing down the Heat at this point in the season — not broken noses, not masks and certainly not the broken New York Knicks and their masquerading excuse for a basketball team. With LeBron James back in the lineup after suffering a broken nose last week, the Heat made easy work of..." February 28
New York Post "LeBron James applauded the statement Carmelo Anthony made during All-Star Weekend that he would take “a pay cut’’ to stay with the Knicks to help the team’s financial flexibility. James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh famously each did the same and are working on their third straight NBA title in..." February 27
NBA free agent Danny Granger having phone conversations with the Spurs, Heat, Rockets, Clippers and Bulls today, a source said.
Yahoo! Sports "The Oklahoma City Thunder and Miami Heat have emerged as frontrunners to sign forward Caron Butler, league sources told Yahoo Sports. After securing a contract buyout from the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday morning, Butler is expected to clear waivers and become a free agent. San Antonio and..." February 27
Oklahoma City and Miami have emerged as frontrunners to sign Caron Butler, with Chicago and San Antonio in pursuit too, sources tell Yahoo.
LeBron has apparently ditched the mask for now, so increased media presence won't get the masked man camera shots.
Fansided "With the NBA buyout deadline approaching fast, teams are starting to take a look at players who have been bought out and those who appear to be on their way to being bought out. One player who is drawing attention is Milwaukee Bucks veteran Caron Butler, who has wanted out of Milwaukee and is..." February 26
ESPN.com "LeBron James practiced for the first time Wednesday while wearing a mask designed to protect his broken nose and expects to return for the Heat's game Thursday against the New York Knicks. James went through the Heat's full workout, including the contact portions of scrimmages, after..." February 26
CSN Chicago "Tuesday night’s 107-103 win over the reeling, injury-riddled Hawks at Philips Arena was far from a thing of beauty for fans to watch, but to the Bulls, it’s symbolic of how far they’ve come. Remember earlier this season, with or without the likes of Derrick Rose or Luol Deng in the lineup? The..." February 26
USA Today "Once upon a time in NBA lore, Antoine Walker was asked why he shot so many three-pointers and replied, “There are no fours.” Now, the idea of a four-point shot is not only not outrageous but an actual possibility. In an ESPN interview, NBA president of basketball operations Rod Thorn and VP of..." February 26
NBA.com "The Miami HEAT announced today that they have signed guard DeAndre Liggins to a 10-day contract from their NBA Development League affiliate, the Sioux Falls Skyforce. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Liggins has appeared in 35 games (34 starts) with the Skyforce this..." February 25
LeBron says he plans to play Thursday and will play in a mask.
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "After 20 days away from AmericanAirlines Arena, the Miami Heat did not look quite the same upon their return. LeBron James watched from the bench in a sports coat, while Greg Oden was in the starting lineup. About the only thing that remained the same was the homecourt success, with the Heat..." February 24
Spoelstra says that the extra days before next game helped make decision. LeBron gets a week off.
Fansided "The NBA trade deadline wasn’t the last chance that teams had to make a move before the Mach 1st deadline. That’s the day when players must be waived to become eligible for postseason rosters, and there are some notable names about to start floating around. Last year, the Miami Heat picked up..." February 23
BIG news. Greg Oden to start today in place of LeBron. Yes, Oden.
Heat coach Erik Spoelstra says LeBron James will not play vs. Bulls.
Fansided "When the NBA trade deadline passed, it hardly signaled an end to teams making moves around the league. While trades were indeed made, players like Glen Davis and others were bought out and released from their contracts. Now, contenders around the league are scouring the free agent market for..." February 22
Fansided "Veteran forward Danny Granger was not happy when the Indiana Pacers traded him to the Philadelphia 76ers earlier this week, partly because Granger had a special place in his heart for the Pacers organization – partly because he was going from a title contender to one of the worst teams in the..." February 22
ESPN.com "Miami Heat star LeBron James sat out of practice Saturday to recover from a broken nose and is questionable for Sunday's game against the Chicago Bulls. James underwent surgery to repair the break on Friday but said he's still dealing with pain, soreness and headaches that might force him to..." February 22
LeBron did not practice today. Had nose “corrected” on Friday, according to Spoelstra.
Pro Basketball Talk "Well, someone maybe tied Warner Brothers may be putting together a team for Space Jam 2, but contrasting earlier reports LeBron James‘ people say he is not yet attached, updates Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com. The report says there are no efforts by Warner Brothers to make this film, at least..." February 22
ESPN.com "LeBron James is swollen and sore after suffering a blow and cuts to the face in the Miami Heat's win Thursday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder, but he expects to play Sunday when the Heat host the Chicago Bulls (3:30 p.m. ET on ABC), sources told ESPN.com. James left the Heat's 103-81..." February 22
LeBron sore & swollen today after getting cut up last night. The expectation is he'll be able to play Sunday against Bulls.
ESPN.com "LeBron James left the Miami Heat's 103-81 win Thursday night at Oklahoma City in the fourth quarter after he was struck by Thunder power forward Serge Ibaka on a drive to the basket, leaving him face-down on the court, bleeding from the face. James, who had 33 points before his exit, drove to..." February 21
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "When it was over, after the Miami Heat had avenged their earlier blowout home loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder with this 103-81 victory Thursday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena, LeBron James sat alone, silent, with a towel draped over his head, cotton plugs in each nostril. The Heat forward..." February 21
PSD Staff Check back often for all of the latest NBA Trade Deadline rumors, news stories, tweets, images, videos, and anything else we can dig up pertaining to Deadline Day. February 20
Kings officially waived Roger Mason Jr., who they traded for today in deal with Heat
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Roger Mason Jr. survived training camp with his non-guaranteed contract. He survived long enough to have his league-minimum deal guaranteed on Jan. 10. But the veteran guard couldn't survive the Miami Heat's ultimate desire for roster flexibility. In a move that creates the first roster opening..." February 20
Sacramento sends a highly protected future second-round pick to Miami for Roger Mason Jr., league source says.
Real GM Basketball "As a rising talent on a rookie-scale contract, Heat point guard Norris Cole is drawing a bevy of interested teams pursuing Miami management about a potential package to acquire him, league sources told RealGM. For every call, the Heat have offered stiff rejections, sources said, and value Cole..." February 19
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The NBA trading deadline rarely has been a period of tumult during the Miami Heat's Big Three era. Unless, of course, you choose to count last February's luxury-tax dump of center Dexter Pittman on the Memphis Grizzlies. Instead, Pat Riley has reserved the biggest of moves for when the balls..." February 19
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "It wasn't what was said; it was how it was relayed. Didn't matter. It was enough to get LeBron James' attention, and enough to eventually doom Shawn Marion and the Dallas Mavericks. With James making a season-high 42-point statement, the Miami Heat emerged from the All-Star break with a..." February 19