Heat Rumors & News

  • DeRozan, Raptors rally past Heat

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- The Toronto Raptors seemed headed to another double-figure visiting loss against the Miami Heat until DeMar DeRozan had other ideas. De Rozan scored 40 points, and the Raptors rallied from an early 15-point deficit to defeat the Heat 101-84 Thursday night. DeRozan shot 14 of..." March 23

  • March Madness Beat 2016 NBA Playoffs In Ad Revenue By $200M

    Real GM Basketball "March Madness generated $1.24 billion in advertising revenue for CBS and Turner in 2016. The two networks pay a combined $800 million per year to broadcast the NCAA tournament and that figure will increase to more than $1 billion beginning in 2024. The advertising revenue generated for CBS and..." March 23

  • Heat's Hassan Whiteside needed 13 stitches after injuring finger

    Sporting News "Hassan Whiteside injured his right hand in Tuesday's game against the Suns, forcing him to leave the game. After the Heat's win, the team announced the talented center needed 13 stitches between his middle finger and ring finger. The injury occurred late in the fourth quarter as Whiteside went..." March 22

  • NBA takes wrong approach to scheduling issue

    USA Today "There’s well-meaning, and then there’s meddling. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s letter to owners, urging them to get more involved in the decision to rest key players and warning of “significant penalties” for teams that flout league rules, will do little to stem the growing problem and might..." March 22

  • Steve Kerr, Rick Carlisle, Gregg Popovich agree rest unrest fixable

    ESPN "Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr says he would be willing to cut his own salary if the NBA shortened the schedule as a potential solution to the issue of stars resting during regular-season games as preventative maintenance. "I wouldn't be opposed to it, even at the expense to my own..." March 22

  • Whiteside leads Heat, gets 13 stitches on finger

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Hassan Whiteside's standout performance also came at a possibly huge cost. The Heat center set two team records during his 23-point, 14-rebound outing to lead Miami to a 112-97 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night. However, Whiteside also sustained a deep cut to the..." March 21

  • Chris Bosh Offered His Unique Insight Into The NBA’s Resting Players Debate

    Dime Magazine "The gap between the NBA trade deadline and the playoffs is generally devoid of interesting storylines because we have a pretty good idea who will make the playoffs and the general range of seeds they will land in. But there can’t just be basketball without some debate point, so we have to come up..." March 21

  • Lillard's 49 carry Blazers past Heat

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- There is a limited amount of room on the shoulders of Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, but on Sunday night it sure looked as though he took his entire team on a joy ride. Lillard made as many 3-pointers as the entire Miami Heat team in a 115-104 win on Sunday at..." March 19

  • Heat, Clippers tracking Boozer in China

    Real GM Basketball "Carlos Boozer continues to play in the Chinese Basketball Association playoffs for the Guangdong Southern Tigers. Boozer's performance has reportedly put him back onto the radar of NBA teams. The Miami Heat and Los Angeles Clippers are among the teams tracking Boozer." March 18

  • Heat closing in on .500 with win over Timberwolves

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Heat center Hassan Whiteside said he and his teammates have a saying: "Go from good to great." Whiteside was talking about passing up a good shot for a better one, but he might as well have been talking about Miami's season now that expectations are rising to nose-bleed levels...." March 17

  • Game is a blur for returning Goran Dragic, but Heat guard says that's fine

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "At this point of the season, the games can seem like a blur. To that end, Goran Dragic is fitting right in. The veteran point guard is back in the mix for the Miami Heat after missing Sunday's loss to the Indiana Pacers with a right orbital contusion. "I mean, it's a little bit blurry, but..." March 16

  • Dragic pushes Heat past Pelicans

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Goran Dragic heard the chants, but he was slightly confused. The fans at AmericanAirlines Arena were chanting, "MVP! MVP!" serenading the Miami Heat point guard on a night in which he scored 33 points, one short of his season high. "It was like (Dwyane) Wade was here," Dragic..." March 15

  • Tim Hardaway stakes claim to crossover: 'Allen Iverson carried the basketball'

    CBS Sports "If you’re an NBA fan of a certain age, then you know Tim Hardaway as the master of the “killer crossover.” If you’re a little bit younger and, say, need to look up “Run-TMC” on Wikipedia, then you might not appreciate the fact that people used to watch his highlights and try to imitate him. You..." March 14

  • With eye badly swollen, Heat guard Goran Dragic has new nickname from Hassan Whiteside

    Palm Beach Post "Heat center Hassan Whiteside has a new nickname for teammate Goran Dragic. “I call him Drago,” Whiteside said, referring to Ivan Drago, the Russian boxer from the film Rocky IV. “I said ‘Rocky got you tonight.’” Playing the part of Rocky was Raptors guard Cory Joseph, whose elbow crashed..." March 12

  • George helps Pacers outlast Heat

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana Pacers had been in control of the lead against Miami since midway through the first quarter. Then the Pacers nearly saw it slip away. Fortunately for Indiana, the Pacers finished strong to hold off the Heat 102-98 on Sunday night. Indiana forward Paul George..." March 12

  • Dragic sidelined as eye worsens

    Miami Herald "Heat point guard Goran Dragic missed Sunday’s game against Indiana with an eye injury, with the condition worsening overnight to the point that he could not see out of his right eye on Sunday. But Dragic said doctors have assured him that there will be no longterm damage in the eye from the..." March 12

  • Heat’s Justise Winslow ahead of schedule in rehab from shoulder surgery, but he will not return this season

    Palm Beach Post "Justise Winslow is ahead of schedule in his rehab from shoulder surgery, but that doesn’t mean he’s returning to the court this season. Coach Erik Spoelstra made it clear the Heat are taking a cautious approach with Winslow, who has been out since undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum in..." March 11

  • Red-hot Heat rip Raptors

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Heat point guard Goran Dragic, his right eye swollen shut due to an orbital contusion, left the game 41 seconds into the third quarter, never to return after getting elbowed accidentally by Cory Joseph. But even though Miami lost its top scorer and leader in assists -- Dragic looked..." March 11

  • Riley: Spoelstra should 'absolutely' be considered for Coach of the Year

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Heat team president Pat Riley offered his endorsement of Erik Spoelstra for the NBA’s Coach of the Year Award. Riley, speaking Thursday at the organization’s annual “A Family Affair” gala at AmericanAirlines Arena, said Spoelstra “absolutely” deserves consideration for the honor. “It’s not..." March 10

  • Waiters leads Heat past Hornets

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- If this were a diving or gymnastics competition, the judges would have put up high marks for the Miami Heat. Even the East German judge might have put up a 10. The Heat made some difficult shots in the fourth quarter on Wednesday night, rallying to defeat the Charlotte Hornets..." March 08

  • Chris Bosh reflects on Udonis Haslem's ultimate Heat support

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "His Miami Heat future in limbo as he remains away from the team, forward Chris Bosh said Monday night in his role as a studio analyst on TNT that he will remain indebted to one teammate in particular. In the second of his five Monday "Players Only" appearances, Bosh singled out forward Udonis..." March 07

  • Cavs fall to Heat, lose Bogut to broken leg

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- A night of sweet revenge for Dion Waiters, and one of terrible luck for his former team and its newest player. Dion Waiters burned the Cavaliers with 29 points, and the Miami Heat beat Cleveland for the second time in three nights, posting a 106-98 victory Monday at Quicken..." March 06

  • Cavs' J.R. Smith has to be restrained at end of loss to Heat

    CBS Sports "At the end of the Miami Heat’s 120-92 victory against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday, a bit of a brouhaha ensued. Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith, inactive because of a thumb injury, took exception to Heat guard Rodney McGruder dunking on and shoving Cleveland big man Channing Frye with the game..." March 05

  • Heat beat short-handed Cavaliers

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- The Cleveland Cavaliers finally showed some fight Saturday night -- but only after the game was over. On a night in which the Cavaliers opted to rest All-Stars LeBron James and Kyrie Irving, the Miami Heat took advantage, earning a 120-92 victory at AmericanAirlines Arena. As..." March 04

  • NBA commissioner Adam Silver says All-Star Game needs 'reset'

    ESPN "NBA commissioner Adam Silver said Friday that changes will come to the league's All-Star Game next year. Chris Paul, the National Basketball Players Association president, called Silver to discuss changing the league's showcase game shortly after the Western Conference raced past the Eastern..." March 04

  • Vucevic, Gordon lead Magic past Heat

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, Fla. -- In a season filled with disappointment and frustration, the Orlando Magic finally felt good about the direction they are moving. The Magic, whose playoff hopes wilted long ago, beat the Miami Heat 110-99 on Friday night, winning the season series (3-1) for the first time..." March 03

  • On 55th anniversary of Wilt’s 100 point game, Miami Heat players say it would never happen on their watch

    Palm Beach Post "Tyler Johnson knows what he would do if somebody were about to drop 100 points on his team. “You’re not getting 100 on me,” the Heat guard said. “I’m going to hard foul you. Once you start sniffing 80, I have to give you a hard one. I have to. And as a coach I’m definitely sending double,..." March 02

  • 11-year-old fan sends letters to all 30 NBA teams urging them to draft her favorite player

    SI "Monmouth senior Justin Robinson is the leading scorer in the MAAC, but at 5'8" he’ll need a little extra help to make it to the NBA. That’s where 11-year-old Monmouth fan Erica Schaeffer comes in. The Schaeffers are season ticket holders and Robinson is Erica’s favorite player. When her..." March 02

  • Heat stay hot, rout 76ers

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- The Miami Heat have had multiple players lead them in scoring during their successful run. They got another big game from reserve Tyler Johnson. Johnson scored 24 points off the bench to lead the Miami Heat to a 125-98 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday..." March 01

  • Bosh hasn't responded to Heat's requests to discuss future

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "There have been several moments of truth for the Miami Heat over the past month when it comes to a resolution of the medical status of sidelined power forward Chris Bosh. Wednesday is another. Beginning on Feb. 9, the one-year anniversary of Bosh's last game appearance before being sidelined by..." March 01

  • Curry leads Mavericks past Heat

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- Mavericks guard Seth Curry scored a game-high 29 points to help Dallas cool off the NBA's hottest team, the Miami Heat, in a 96-89 victory Monday night at the American Airlines Center. Curry, the brother of Golden State superstar Steph Curry, is in the midst of a career season in..." February 28

  • Amar’e Stoudemire says he'd 'shower across the street' if he had gay teammate

    Sporting News "Amar'e Stoudemire isn't playing basketball in the NBA anymore but the former Suns and Knicks All-Star is once again making homophobic comments. Now playing in Israel for Hapoel Jerusalem, Stoudemire was asked during an interview with Walla Sport if American players in the league would be fine..." February 28

  • Chris Bosh: 'My health is great. I'm feeling good'

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Chris Bosh briefly addressed his health Monday night during his appearance as a studio analyst on TNT's NBA coverage. Bosh, who has been away from the Miami Heat since failing his preseason physical, was asked in general terms about his health from former NBA forward Chris Webber, who was..." February 28

  • Mavs' Carlisle: Heat's Spoelstra now in Coach of the Year discussion

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "At one point during his interview session with the media following Monday morning’s shootaround at American Airlines Center, Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle had a grim look on his face. And it had nothing to do with the mix-up from Sunday night’s Oscar ceremonies. Carlisle looked grim..." February 28

  • Hot Heat defeat Pacers; George ejected

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Paul George had some inflammatory words during and after Saturday night's game against the Miami Heat. But it was the words that he chose during the game that changed everything. And with the Indiana Pacers' All-Star forward ejected in the third quarter, Miami took advantage...." February 26

  • Heat fire 17 3-pointers in win vs. Hawks

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- The Miami Heat didn't lose any momentum over the All-Star break. In fact, they returned with their best display of perimeter shooting all season. The Heat made a season-high 17 3-pointers, with six players hitting at least two, and routed the Atlanta Hawks 108-90 on Friday night..." February 24

  • Chris Bosh joining TNT as analyst

    Larry Brown Sports "Chris Bosh will be visible to NBA fans over the next month, but it won’t be for playing in games. TNT announced on Thursday that Bosh will serve as an analyst for them: He will join Isiah Thomas, Chris Webber and Baron Davis on that team. Bosh has not played this season after failing his..." February 23

  • Chris Bosh moves to TNT studio, eliminating possibility of NBA return this season

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "In the clearest signal to date that Chris Bosh will not attempt to resume his NBA career this season, TNT announced Thursday that the Miami Heat power forward will serve as a studio analyst for five consecutive Mondays starting next week. The timing of Bosh's commitment is the strongest..." February 23

  • Heat Trying to Trade Josh McRoberts, Wayne Ellington

    Bleacher Report "The Miami Heat have been one of the NBA's hottest teams since Jan. 1, but they're reportedly looking to shake up their roster before Thursday's trade deadline. According to The Vertical's Chris Mannix, the Heat have "shopped" a package featuring Wayne Ellington and Josh McRoberts with the..." February 23

  • With less than 24 hours left, NBA trade deadline heats up

    KSL "We're not under 24 hours until the NBA's trade deadline. Here's what's going on with the Jazz and around the NBA. Derrick Favors trade looks unlikely Monday, ESPN's Zach Lowe reported that the Jazz have tested the market for Derrick Favors, seeing what kind of interest there is in the Jazz's..." February 22

  • Ending Contracts To Watch At The Deadline

    Basketball Insiders "The Ending Contracts With the 2017 NBA Trade Deadline approaching on Thursday, February 23 at 3 p.m. EST, there is more and more chatter in NBA circles, and the biggest questions facing NBA teams is what to do with their ending contract or possible ending contract players. The bulk of deals..." February 21

  • Big questions, lots of answers before NBA trade deadline

    ESPN "Only a week or so ago, most league executives anticipated a quiet deadline. So many teams were in desperate win-now mode, few would sell off quality veterans to the grease the trade wheels. Teams just outside the contender circle wouldn't mortgage the future for a suicide mission against Golden..." February 21

  • 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

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