Heat Rumors & News

  • Whiteside's maturity questions again front and center for Heat

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The approach by the Miami Heat on Tuesday night was that some things are better left unsaid. So the team asked Hassan Whiteside to leave AmericanAirlines Arena after his ejection against the San Antonio Spurs without commenting, even though the emotional center was willing to address the..." February 11

  • Hassan Whiteside suspended for elbow to Boban Marjanovic's head

    Sporting News "Hassan Whiteside will be paying the price for elbowing a fellow player in the head. The Heat center has been suspended for one game without pay for hitting Spurs center Boban Marjanovic in the head during San Antonio's 119-101 win Tuesday, the NBA announced Thursday. Whiteside made contact..." February 11

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    David Aldridge @daldridgetnt

    NBA suspends Hassan Whiteside one game for elbow that hit Spurs' Marjonovic Tuesday. Whiteside got a Flagrant 2 foul in game & was ejected.

  • Chris Bosh on road to recovery, All-Star return to Toronto

    ESPN "The appreciative smile comes easy now for Chris Bosh. The versatile Miami Heat forward embraces the subtle humor he finds in those moments that once haunted him. This time exactly a year ago, Bosh sat shirtless in front of his locker after a demoralizing loss to former teammate LeBron James and..." February 11

  • Dwyane Wade Wants Quick Negotiation With Heat In Free Agency

    Real GM Basketball "Dwyane Wade wants to have a speedy free agency negotiation with the Miami Heat in which he doesn't seek offers from other teams. Wade and the Heat had a prolonged set negotiations last offseason before agreeing upon a one-year, $20 million contract. “The whole free agency thing, I didn't..." February 11

  • Spurs beat Heat; Aldridge, Leonard continue to find chemistry

    San Antonio Express-News "The Spurs’ dynamic duo came through again on Tuesday night, helping the team improve to 44-8 this season with a 119-101 win over the Miami Heat. LaMarcus Aldridge finished with a game-high 28 points, connecting on 10 of 16 shots, while Kawhi Leonard added 23 points, nine rebounds, four assists,..." February 10

  • Heat Gauge Interest In Hassan Whiteside

    Hoops Rumors "The Heat are “at least gauging” what the trade market would bear for Hassan Whiteside amid their frustration with him, ESPN’s Chris Broussard said in television appearance today (video link). Broussard speculates that it’s unlikely the Heat make a move, since his minimum-salary contract and the..." February 10

  • Heat send center Hassan Whiteside home

    ESPN "Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside's All-Star break got started early when he was sent home by the team soon after he was ejected from Tuesday's blowout 119-101 loss to the San Antonio Spurs. Whiteside was immediately tossed at the 9:35 mark of the fourth quarter when he swung an elbow in..." February 10

  • Miami Heat interested in Omri Casspi

    Sactown Royalty "According to his producer, Christopher Cochran, Miami Herald columnist Ethan Skolnick reported on his radio show today that the Miami Heat are targeting Omri Casspi in a deal that would net the Kings talented-but-currently-injured guard Tyler Johnson. I feel compelled to mention that I didn't..." February 09

  • Heat to Retire Shaquille O’Neal’s No. 32

    NBA.com "The Heat announced today that they will retire Shaquille O’Neal’s No. 32 jersey in a ceremony at the beginning of the 2016-17 season. O’Neal will become the third HEAT player to have his jersey retired, joining HEAT greats Alonzo Mourning and Tim Hardaway. O’Neal’s career spanned 19 seasons as he..." February 09

  • How Spike Lee, the NBA commissioner and ESPN took a stand on gun violence

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "In late October, the film director Spike Lee visited the National Basketball Association's Manhattan headquarters to discuss a bold idea. He had, for months, wanted to produce a commercial that would denounce gun violence in America. It is perhaps the most polarizing subject in the country, but..." February 09

  • Paul shakes off awful start, leads L.A. past Heat

    L.A. Daily News "Chris Paul had the worst possible start to his shooting day. His finish, however, was perfect. Paul’s consecutive 3-pointers in the final minutes were daggers to a Miami comeback, and his game-high 22 points helped the Los Angeles Clippers hang on to beat the Heat 100-93 on Sunday. “I..." February 08

  • Report: Heat looking for wing help, Rudy Gay a possibility

    Hot Hot Hoops "It's not going to be easy. Any trade the Miami Heat attempt to do make is going to cost them. But we have a new report that the Miami Heat are talking with teams about adding wing help to their roster, and one player that has been mentioned is Rudy Gay. Mike Wallace was the one who said the..." February 08

  • Dwyane Wade passes John Stockton on NBA's all-time scoring list

    The Score "Nailing a driving layup with three minutes remaining in the opening quarter, Miami Heat All-Star Dwyane Wade officially passed John Stockton for sole possession of the 41st spot on the league's all-time scoring list." February 07

  • Tyler Johnson said there's no guarantee he'll back for the playoffs

    Miami Herald "Tyler Johnson said he's looking forward to being able to play pain free. Whether that happens this season or next remains to be seen. The Heat's second-year combo guard, who had surgery Wednesday in Miami to a repair a torn rotator cuff in his left shoulder, told The Miami Herald Sunday he's..." February 07

  • Whiteside's triple-double, late push lift Heat over Hornets 98-95

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "ometimes you have to go for a 3-point play the old-fashioned way. On Friday night, it was the only available three-sponse from the Miami Heat. And it arrived when needed most, on a night the Heat's now-backup center closed with a triple-double. With forward Chris Bosh converting a drive and..." February 06

  • Hassan Whiteside returns from injury hungry to contribute

    Palm Beach Post "A ferocious spirit burgeoned in Hassan Whiteside while he watched the Heat go on a winning streak without him and he noticed pockets of the fanbase turn against him on social media. It incited him, and the performance he gave in his return from an abdominal injury bolstered a team that might be on..." February 05

  • Silver says changes coming to Hack-A-Shaq rule

    USA Today "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s evolving opinion of Hack-A-Player indicates there may be changes to the increasingly practiced and increasingly reviled strategy. After months of media debate, putrid foul shooting, lengthy games and fan discontent, Silver told USA TODAY Sports in an NBA A to Z..." February 05

  • NBA All-Star Saturday Night: LaVine, Curry back to defend their titles

    CBS Sports "The NBA announced its All-Star Weekend participants Thursday, including who will compete in the Slam Dunk Contest, the 3-Point Shootout and the skills competition. Slam Dunk Defending champion Zach LaVine leads the field after last year's electrifying performance. His challengers include..." February 05

  • Heat hold off Mavericks 93-90 as Whiteside returns

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "This was about as close to whole as the Miami Heat will be going into the stretch run of the NBA playoff chase, and it led to a wholly rewarding result Wednesday night against the Dallas Mavericks at the AmericanAirlines Center. With center Hassan Whiteside back in the mix, and with Dwyane Wade..." February 04

  • Hassan Whiteside cleared to return from hip injury

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The road back for Hassan Whiteside with the Miami Heat began Wednesday night as it started, with a role off the bench. After missing the previous six games with what the Heat had listed as a strained left hip, Whiteside returned to the active roster against the Dallas Mavericks at American..." February 04

  • Tyler Johnson Undergoes Shoulder Surgery

    NBA.com "The HEAT announced today that guard Tyler Johnson underwent successful left shoulder surgery. The 1-hour procedure was performed by HEAT team physician Dr. Harlan Selesnick at Doctors Hospital in Miami. He will begin rehab immediately and there is no timetable for his return." February 03

  • Rockets defense holds off Heat

    Houston Chronicle "Finally, with three minutes left, the Rockets faced the one obstacle that on a long, trying day they could not overcome. It had become time to clear the bench with their stunning blowout win secure. But when J.B. Bickerstaff turned to find a substitute that had not already done ample heavy..." February 03

  • NBA 2K basketball video game sued over use of player tattoos

    New York Daily News "The makers of hit video game series NBA 2K have been slapped with a copyright infringement lawsuit for using images of several NBA players’ body art — including four of LeBron James’ tattoos — without permission. Solid Oak Sketches claims Take-Two Interactive Software has used eight of its..." February 02

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    Jason Lieser @JasonLieser

    Heat list Hassan Whiteside (oblique) as questionable for tomorrow at Houston.

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    Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat

    After telling Sun Sentinel surgery was being considered, Tyler Johnson will undergo shoulder procedure, miss 2 months, Sun Sentinel confirms

  • Miami Heat routs Atlanta Hawks, wins fourth in a row

    Miami Herald "The NBA schedule didn’t do the banged up Heat many favors in January. But after pretty much hitting rock bottom three weeks in, the Heat is heading into February with something it hasn’t had since LeBron James was still here: a four-game winning streak. Sunday night, behind five..." February 01

  • How players are controlling their own media and what it means for the NBA

    CBS Sports "During an otherwise inconsequential regular season game in March 2009, then-Milwaukee Bucks forward Charlie Villanueva did something unusual. He posted the following tweet from the locker room at halftime. The ensuing media coverage of this apparent indiscretion is pure comedy when you read..." February 01

  • Dwyane Wade rescues Heat late in 107-103 victory at Milwaukee

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "It started off as Goran Dragic's night. It ended up as Dwyane Wade's. Wade hit the go-ahead jumpshot with 44.5 seconds remaining to lift the Miami Heat to a 107-103 victory against the Milwaukee Bucks Friday at Bradley Center. He finished with a team-high 24 points. It was the Heat's third..." January 30

  • Pat Riley: LeBron 'never, ever' requested Erik Spoelstra firing

    ESPN "If LeBron James ever wanted Erik Spoelstra fired as coach while a member of the Heat, he never expressed that sentiment to team president Pat Riley. "Not from him to me, ever," Riley said Thursday of James, who left the Heat two seasons ago in free agency to return to Cleveland. "So a lot of..." January 29

  • Hassan Whiteside a potential trade target Lakers

    The Examiner "All signs point to the Los Angeles Lakers missing the NBA playoffs for a third consecutive season. Coming into Thursday's game against the visiting Chicago Bulls, the Lakers have won only nine games with no telling when the storied franchise may turn things around. With the NBA trade deadline..." January 29

  • All-Star Reserves Announced

    NBA.com "Millions of fan votes decided who the starters would be for the 65th NBA All-Star Game next month in Toronto. Only 12 to 14 were required, from coaches around the league, were required to decide the 14 other players who would fill out the rosters for the Eastern and Western Conference..." January 29

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    Brad Turner @BA_Turner

    East All Star reserves: Jimmy Butler, DeMar DeRozan, Paul Millsap, Andre Drummond, Chris Bosh, John Wall, Isaiah Thomas

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Western Conference reserves: Draymond Green, James Harden, Chris Paul, Klay Thompson, Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins, Aldridge. No Dirk.

  • NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to reevaluate fan voting for All-Star Game

    USA Today "Since NBA Commissioner Adam Silver officially took over for David Stern during All-Star weekend nearly two years ago, his willingness to consider any and all changes that would improve the league has been one of the hallmarks of his tenure. That ideology, it appears, will apply to the All-Star..." January 28

  • LeBron denies bid to oust Spoelstra, any contact with Heat limited partner

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "LeBron James said Wednesday that he not only was caught off guard by a report that linked him to an attempted bid to fire Erik Spoelstra as Miami Heat coach during his time with the team, but that he had never met the protagonist at the center of the tempest. According to a radio interview in..." January 28

  • Bosh, Wade score 27 apiece as Heat edge Nets 102-98

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "his was not about making a statement, not when you're playing an opponent that still has not won consecutive games since early December. No, this 102-98 victory over the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center on Tuesday night was about confirming the statement made a night earlier in the victory over..." January 27

  • Wade's son sends motivational text: 'Stay on attack mode big dog'

    Yahoo! Sports "Injuries to multiple members of the Miami Heat have forced Dwyane Wade to carry a heavier load of late, which hasn't exactly been easy since the future Hall of Famer is also working through injuries to both of his shoulders. The 12-time All-Star had averaged just 13.6 points per game on 36.8..." January 27

  • Heat Minority Owner Claims LeBron James Tried to Get Erik Spoelstra Fired in 2010

    Uproxx "It’s been posited elsewhere that the only reason Erik Spoelstra remained in his position as head coach during the rocky early days of the Big-3 era in Miami is because he had the backing of Pat Riley. And Tuesday, as the media was still trying to make sense of David Blatt’s sudden ouster as head..." January 27

  • Heat assistant Keith Smart stepping away from duties for cancer treatment

    The Score "Miami Heat assistant coach Keith Smart will step away from the team for the second time this season as he gets set to undergo his second skin cancer treatment. Smart left the Heat in December, returning in January following his first successful treatment. "I never felt anything," Smart told..." January 26

  • Sweet home Chicago as Dwyane Wade leads Heat past Bulls

    Miami Herald "Hold the fort. Right the ship. Those are the phrases Dwyane Wade used at Sunday’s practice. He could have chosen others. Stop the bleeding. Turn the tide. Whatever cliché Wade chose, everyone knew who needed to lead the effort. This is how it has worked for so many of his 13 seasons for the kid..." January 26

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    Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat

    Looks like Deng and Udrih back; Whiteside, Bidman, Dragic and McRoberts still out; Wade, Green playing through. https://t.co/Evwv18KL2D

  • Ray Allen's not back with the Heat, but not for lack of trying

    Miami Herald "It's one of the most common questions that I receive on Twitter, especially with the Heat ranking 26th in the NBA in made three-pointers, and 27th in three-point percentage: Why doesn't the Heat reach out to all-time three-point leader, and Miami resident, Ray Allen? Well, the Heat..." January 25

  • Spoelstra became an NBA fixture thanks to LeBron, unlike Blatt

    Sportsnet "The only head coach to have won anything with LeBron James stood there Friday night, muttering about how nights like this develop “collective character.” Erik Spoelstra, like David Blatt, had to get used to having everybody read his body language or that of James in 2010, when the King signed..." January 24

  • Raptors manhandle short-handed Miami Heat

    Toronto Star "DeMar DeRozan is under no illusions about what he is as a basketball player and where his strengths lie — he is a driver and a mid-range shooter and one of the best in the NBA at drawing contact and creating fouls. But it is to dream right? And after one of the best long-distance shooting..." January 23

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    Ethan J. Skolnick @EthanJSkolnick

    Spoelstra has a list of injuries. Wade, Deng, McRoberts, Dragic, Whiteside, Andersen out. Not counting on Udrih either.

  • Does Chris Bosh expect a better reception in Toronto? Not really.

    Miami Herald "It didn't get the attention of LeBron James' return to a feral, ferocious Cleveland, back on Dec. 2, 2010, but Chris Bosh's first trip back to Toronto -- back on Feb. 16, 2011 -- wasn't all that welcoming an experience either. Bosh scored 25 points in that win, against the franchise for which..." January 22

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    Sporting News NBA @sn_nba

    Eastern Conference All-Star Game Starters: G: K. Lowry G: D. Wade F: L. James F: P. George F: C. Anthony

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    ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

    Western Conference All-Star Starters: Stephen Curry (GSW) Russell Westbrook (OKC) Kobe Bryant (LAL) Kawhi Leonard (SAS) Kevin Durant (OKC)

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    Shandel Richardson @ShandelRich

    For Toronto game Birdman, Dragic and Whiteside are out. Deng, Green, McRoberts, Udrih and Wade are questionable.