Heat Rumors & News

  • Toney Douglas makes most of chance before playoffs

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "To a degree, Toney Douglas' primary task will be completed Wednesday night when the Miami Heat close out the regular season against the Philadelphia 76ers at AmericanAirlines Arena. Since being acquired from the Golden State Warriors in January in the three-team trade that sent Joel Anthony to..." April 16

  • 1d
    Brian Windhorst @WindhorstESPN

    Heat shut down to get No. 2 seed & now Nets putting No. 6 in play by maybe sitting 6 rotation players. Talk about respect for the Raptors

  • Minus LeBron James and Chris Bosh, Heat no match for Wizards in 114-93 rout

    Washington Post "Andre Miller could have hesitated before rearing back for a full-court pass to Bradley Beal in the second quarter of Monday’s game against Miami. And on most nights, the sight of four Heat defenders scattered along the narrow, 90-foot passing lane probably would have deterred the veteran..." April 15

  • LeBron James and Chris Bosh out Monday; Heat concede No.1 seed?

    CBSSports.com "The Miami Heat effectively conceded the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference to the Indiana Pacers Monday, pending the results of Monday night's game vs. the Wizards. The Pacers' magic number is one; a win by Washington over the Heat clinches home court throughout the Eastern Conference playoffs..." April 14

  • Heat turned down Evan Turner deal

    Fansided "When the Indiana Pacers dealt Danny Granger to the Philadelphia 76ers to acquire former #2 overall pick Evan Turner, some questioned the deal while others praised it, believing Turner could help the Pacers overcome the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference. Although the Pacers are in position to..." April 14

  • Hawks halt Heat, clinch No. 8 seed in East playoffs

    Fox Sports "ATLANTA -- Here are three things we learned from the Hawks' 98-85 victory over the Miami Heat, clinching Atlanta's seventh consecutive postseason appearance and a season-series split against the defending champions (2-all): 1. Kudos to the Hawks for wrapping up a playoff spot earlier than..." April 13

  • 4d
    Joseph Goodman @JoeGoodmanJr

    Greg Oden did not travel with the team. Stomach illness, says Spoelstra.

  • Heat, LeBron pound Pacers 98-86, regain East control

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The top seed in the Eastern Conference is the Miami Heat's if they want it. And based on what transpired Friday night at AmericanAirlines, you could see how a Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals vs. the Indiana Pacers at home on June 1 might be the preference. But after the 98-86..." April 12

  • Rhythm concerns grow as absences pile for Heat's Dwyane Wade

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "It's always been considered a disadvantage when the Miami Heat played any game without Dwyane Wade. The challenge now is more about working him back into the lineup, whenever he returns. Wade will miss his ninth straight game due to a strained hamstring Friday against the Indiana Pacers. The..." April 12

  • 5d
    Shandel Richardson @ShandelRich

    Udonis Haslem is expected to play. Dwyane Wade and Greg Oden will not play. Chris Andersen a game-time decision.

  • 6d
    Matt Glenesk @MattGlenesk

    "I don't think Greg Oden is going to play the rest of the seaosn to be honest. I think Roy Hibbert broke him," @WindhorstESPN on 1070.

  • LeBron James: Kevin Durant 'has played MVP-type basketball' and 'it would be great' if KD won MVP

    Yahoo! Sports "Here's what I wrote the morning after LeBron James scored a career- and Miami Heat-franchise-high 61 points to beat the Charlotte Bobcats and forcefully reinsert himself in the running for the NBA's Most Valuable Player Award — a trophy James has won four times, including each of the last two..." April 10

  • Memphis Grizzlies Take Down Miami Heat, 107-102

    Grizzly Bear Blues "In the first of their final five games en route to the playoffs, the Grizzlies came up huge against the Miami Heat, who have still not won in Memphis in the LeBron era. Zach Randolph finished with 25 points on 12-15 (!) shooting. First Quarter It was all offense in the first quarter, with..." April 10

  • LeBron all but concedes, says ‘it would be great’ if Kevin Durant won MVP

    Pro Basketball Talk "LeBron James isn’t ready to give up the title of the game’s best player, and few if any careful observers would be willing to take it from him just yet. But the MVP award is different, in that it’s based solely on a single season’s body of work, and it’s largely subjective. It would be easy..." April 10

  • Nets hold off LeBron, Heat, 88-87, for season sweep

    New York Post "As LeBron James caught a picture-perfect pass from Rashard Lewis and began flying toward the rim as the final seconds ticked off the clock inside American Airlines Arena Tuesday night, it looked like the Heat finally would snap their season-long skid against the Nets. But then, out of nowhere,..." April 09

  • Heat overcome J.R. Smith's 10 3s, down Knicks 102-91

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Those speculators who loaded up on Miami Heat first-round NBA playoff tickets in hopes of a series against the New York Knicks? About as shrewd as the Knicks taking an all-or-nothing 3-point approach in what turned into a 102-91 loss to the Heat on Sunday afternoon at AmericanAirlines..." April 07

  • Joel Anthony considering whether to exercise player option or become a free agent this summer

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Heat prefer not to trade good locker room guys who are important to the team’s chemistry. So, for them to give up Joel Anthony and some picks in the midseason deal that returned only Toney Douglas, there had to be some very valid reasons. There are two, actually. Anthony is no longer..." April 06

  • Wade's absence leaving Heat out of rhythm

    ESPN.com "About two hours before the start of Friday’s game, Dwyane Wade pushed himself through a rigorous workout on the AmericanAirlines Arena court that offered the only recent glimpse of progress amid his most extensive injury absence of the season. The Miami Heat certainly could have used a few of..." April 05

  • Wolves work double overtime to top Miami 122-121

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Timberwolves players and coaches flailed their arms in exasperation often late in Friday night’s game at Miami, demonstrating their feelings repeatedly about NBA officiating and the league’s star system. But sometimes things just even out, don’t they? They certainly seemed to with a 122-121..." April 05

  • 12d
    Miami HEAT @MiamiHEAT

    Ray Allen (stomach virus) will be on tonight’s active roster.

  • Mourning, Richmond reportedly elected to Hall of Fame

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA doesn’t have a Hall of Fame, leaving the duty of honoring its all-time greats to the Basketball Hall of Fame – an organization hung up on honoring players and coaches (way too many coaches) based on accomplishments at lesser levels. Its processes are both screwed up and secretive (though..." April 04

  • LeBron has no plans to rest, even as others do

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "It is always a risk for fans to purchase tickets at this point in the season when teams are preparing for the playoffs. There's always a chance coaches will rest their superstars, causing disappointment in the stands. The one exception, however, is Miami Heat forward LeBron James. At least..." April 03

  • Shorthanded Heat rout Bucks again, retain East lead

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "They might as well have allowed the Milwaukee Bucks to play Wednesday night's game at AmericanAirlines Arena with Ping-Pong balls. That clearly is where their interest rests, maintaining their top overall seed in the NBA Draft lottery. To a degree, that made Wednesday night's final score:..." April 03

  • 14d
    Miami HEAT @MiamiHEAT

    Wade (hamstring) & Oden (back spasms) were both limited participants in morning shootaround, both are listed as doubtful for tonight’s game.

  • Heat down Raptors 93-83, move into first place in East

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The maintenance programs? The midseason malaise? The two losses to the Indiana Pacers? Mere bumps on the road to Monday night. The Miami Heat are in sole possession of first place in the NBA East for the first time this season. The No. 1 seed in the conference is now theirs to lose. With..." April 01

  • 16d
    Brian Windhorst @WindhorstESPN

    Virus Ray Allen has must be vicious, he's likely to miss his 4th game with it tonight vs. Raptors. Dwyane Wade (hamstring) also doubtful

  • Miami Heat routs lowly Bucks as reserves get more action

    Miami Herald "There are plenty of stats, scores and scores actually, of numerical data that explain and put into perspective just how putrid the Eastern Conference really is this season. But here’s one of the best. The Philadelphia 76ers’ inglorious losing streak ended at 26 games on Saturday night, but,..." March 30

  • Hamstring sidelines Dwyane Wade

    ESPN.com "Dwyane Wade missed his 20th game of the season for the Miami Heat on Friday night in their 110-78 rout of the Detroit Pistons, this one due to a tight left hamstring that he suffered late in the game Wednesday at Indiana. Wade said he wasn't even able to test the hamstring, leaving his status..." March 29

  • LeBron James: 'I'd opt out' for $292M'

    ESPN.com "LeBron James says he was amazed and a little jealous when he heard Detroit Tigers star Miguel Cabrera signed a contract Friday that guarantees him $292 million over the next 10 years. "I said 'wow,' " James said before the Miami Heat played the Detroit Pistons on Friday. "I wish we (the NBA)..." March 29

  • Shane Battier states in more certain terms that he’ll be retiring after this season

    Pro Basketball Talk "Shane Battier has hinted that he’d consider retiring at the end of this season ever since last June, but he hasn’t been all that forceful with his comments until now. Battier is in the final year of his contract with the Heat, and depending on how things shake out in the postseason, he could..." March 29

  • LeBron's triple-double lifts shorthanded Heat over Pistons

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The Miami Heat gave it everything they had two nights earlier and came up short. Friday night, the Heat were reduced to throwing everyone they had left at the Detroit Pistons. It worked. The fact that LeBron James mixed in his first triple-double of the season was an added..." March 29

  • 19d
    Jason Lieser @PBPjasonlieser

    Erik Spoelstra says Ray Allen and his family got "wiped out" by a stomach virus. Not in town at DET, not likely tomorrow at MIL.

  • Wade, Chalmers, Allen, Oden out Friday against Pistons

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Make that 20 games without Dwyane Wade for the Miami Heat this season. Wade reached that total when he was held out of Friday's game against the Detroit Pistons at the Palace of Auburn Hills in the wake of the hamstring injury and cramping that took him out for the final 1:59 of Wednesday..." March 28

  • 19d
    Jason Lieser @PBPjasonlieser

    Erik Spoelstra says Wade (hamstring) went through part of the shootaround. TBD at Detroit tonight.

  • 20d
    Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat

    NBA tells Sun Sentinel no further action will be taken against LeBron flagrant foul on Hibbert, no fine, no suspension.

  • Heat’s LeBron James, Chris Bosh frustrated with officials after loss to Pacers

    SI.com "It wouldn’t be a true playoff preview without a little post-game politicking for more favorable treatment from the officials. The physical, high-intensity nature of Indiana’s 84-83 victory over Miami on Wednesday was about as good as March basketball gets in the NBA, but the Heat weren’t..." March 27

  • Hibbert, Pacers close strong to defeat LeBron, Heat as East's top seed becomes clearer

    Indy Cornrows "Even though it was one of 82 games, there's no doubt the Indiana Pacers came through with a big time performance in the face of adversity against the Miami Heat to really help along their goals of being the Eastern Conference's #1 seed. With the Pacers' lead at two games and them sitting on a..." March 27

  • 21d
    Brian Windhorst @WindhorstESPN

    Not only is Ray Allen out at Pacers (flu), he didn't even fly to Indy for game. Dwyane Wade (Achilles) expected to start.

  • 21d
    Jason Lieser @PBPjasonlieser

    Erik Spoelstra says Ray Allen is in Miami with a stomach virus; rest of team good to go tonight at IND.

  • 22d
    Miami HEAT @MiamiHEAT

    Dwyane Wade (ankle) was a full participant in today’s practice. His game status vs Indiana will be reevaluated tomorrow.

  • Shaquille O'Neal under investigation for alleged assault

    WSB-TV Atlanta "Channel 2 Action News has learned former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal is under investigation by the Atlanta Police Department for an alleged assault. Channel 2’s Ryan Young obtained a police report detailing the incident, but so far, O’Neal has not been charged with anything. Shaquille O’Neal..." March 25

  • LeBron, Heat push past Blazers 93-91, Pacers up next

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "LeBron James took his shots at the Miami Heat's inefficiency two nights earlier in the locker room in New Orleans. Monday night at AmericanAirlines Arena, he made the statement that mattered most against the Portland Trail Blazers. Replacing rhetoric with the winning basket with 11.4 seconds..." March 25

  • 23d
    Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes

    Heat coach Eric Spoelstra says he doesn't think Dwayne Wade will play tonight vs #Blazers. He's dealing with an ankle injury.

  • Adam Silver plans to meet with LeBron James about sleeved jerseys

    CBSSports.com "LeBron James has been among many that are outspoken critics of the NBA's new sleeved jersey push. So Adam Silver will hear him out. Via Bleacher Report: Commissioner Adam Silver told Bleacher Report he intends to revisit the issue after the season. He plans to meet with LeBron James, one of..." March 24

  • Heat's woes grow after 7th loss in 11 games

    ESPN.com "The fact that LeBron James took his normal window seat in the left corner, alone in his own thoughts, at the very back of the team bus late Saturday night wasn't the least bit surprising. It was when and how he did it that told the story of another frustrating night for the Miami Heat. Even..." March 23

  • New Orleans Pelicans upset Miami Heat 105-95

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "There is no denying who these New Orleans Pelicans are: a young, injury-prone bottom tier NBA team. That may not always be the case. In a season that'll ultimately end with New Orleans missing the playoffs for the third straight time, the Pelicans continue to take strides in their..." March 23

  • Heat step up late, push past Grizzlies 91-86

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Discount the Miami Heat's recent losses as a March malaise if you want. But the Memphis Grizzlies arrived Friday night to AmericanAirlines Arena playing gritty, defensive-minded, low-post based, playoff-style basketball. That made it a telling test no matter where the calendar stood...." March 22

  • 26d
    Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat

    Erik Spoelstra says Wade going through knee protocol at the moment, everyone else is good to go, including LeBron.

  • Sponsor Logos "Inevitable" For NBA Jerseys

    ESPN.com "Get ready to sponsor logos on NBA jerseys. It's most likely coming in the next five years, NBA commissioner Adam Silver told an audience at the IMG World Congress of Sports on Wednesday. "It just creates that much more of an opportunity for our marketing partners to get to get that much..." March 20

  • Big 4th pushes C's past LeBron-less Heat, 101-96

    CSN New England "The Celtics may not be going to the postseason this year. Still, that won't stop them from playing the role of spoiler when they can. The Celtics finished the fourth quarter strong on Wednesday in knocking off the two-time NBA champion Miami Heat, 101-96. With the score tied at 94 late in..." March 20