Heat Rumors & News

  • Heat meander, eventually close out Bobcats 101-97 for 2-0 series lead

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "For just about all of the 48 minutes, the Miami Heat searched for motivation, purpose, the very type of perseverance Al Jefferson was providing for the Charlotte Bobcats. A 15-point lead early in the second period would be cut to six. A 16-point lead later in the quarter would be down to 10 at..." April 24

  • Heat agree on 10-year extension to remain in Miami through 2040

    NBA.com "As the Miami HEAT embarks on its historical quest for a fourth straight appearance in the NBA Finals and our third consecutive NBA Championship, I am happy to announce that we have come to an agreement with Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez, subject to the approval of the Board of County..." April 24

  • Heat’s Battier makes extra effort, stays ready

    Charlotte Observer "Miami’s practice ends Tuesday for everybody but Shane Battier. He does what he always does, what he has since he played at Duke. Over and over he sprints, catches the ball and shoots, trying to simulate game conditions on the emptying AmericanAirlines Arena court. “That routine, I’ve been doing..." April 23

  • Heat guard Mario Chalmers questionable for Game 2 with bruised knee

    Miami Herald "Miami Heat starting point guard Mario Chalmers is questionable for Wednesday’s playoff game against the Charlotte Bobcats after bruising his knee Sunday in Game 1. Chalmers was limited in practice Tuesday and will be reevaluated by team trainers before Wednesday morning’s shootaround and then..." April 23

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    Ethan J. Skolnick @EthanJSkolnick

    Chalmers is playing

  • NBA Salary cap projected to rise $5M

    ESPN.com "The NBA has informed teams that it is projecting a rise in the salary cap of nearly $5 million for next season, which could aid clubs such as Chicago and Houston in their attempts to steal free agent-to-be Carmelo Anthony from the New York Knicks, according to sources familiar with the forecasts...." April 21

  • Injury shrinks Big Al Jefferson, Bobcats’ potential vs. Heat

    Charlotte Observer "Miami Unfortunately, it’s this simple. If Al Jefferson isn’t effective, the Charlotte Bobcats have no chance to beat the Miami Heat. If Jefferson ceases to be Big Al, if plantar fasciitis limits what he can do when he has the ball as well as when Miami has it, Charlotte’s season ends..." April 21

  • Miami Heat wins Game 1 against Charlotte Bobcats

    Miami Herald "Throughout the final two weeks of the season and now into the playoffs, AmericanAirlines Arena has been playing tribute videos of Heat players during timeouts. Thoughtful and poignant, the videos have been popular among the team to the point that players stare up at the videoboard during..." April 21

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    Rick Bonnell @rick_bonnell

    Heat's Michael Beasley out today with a bad ankle.

  • Spoelstra said no minute restriction on Wade, will be monitored

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "It's been nearly a month since Dwyane Wade has played more than 23 minutes in a game, but coach Erik Spoelstra said Saturday there will be no restriction with his All-Star guard when the Miami Heat open the NBA playoffs Sunday against the Charlotte Bobcats at AmericanAirlines Arena. That..." April 19

  • Pro Sports Daily's 2014 NBA Playoff Preview
    PSD Staff, Featured Content Team

    Here we are in April, where we as fans get to see some familiar and not so familiar faces showcase what they’ve been working towards for 82 games. Big names will strive to add to their legacy, while rising stars will be looking to make their first big splash. April 19

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    Ethan J. Skolnick @EthanJSkolnick

    Michael Beasley says the ankle he twisted against Philly is fine

  • Rejuvenated Wade hungers for victory entering postseason

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "To say Sunday's playoff opener against the Charlotte Bobcats at AmericanAirlines Arena could be a breakthrough stands as the height of hyperbole. The Miami Heat, after all, have won the past 16 meetings. Yet to Dwyane Wade, Game 1 of the best-of-seven series could bring him something he has..." April 18

  • LeBron James tops NBA jersey sales list for sixth time, Durant 2nd

    CBSSports.com "The NBA announced the most popular jerseys in sales for the 2013-2014 season, and the reigning MVP LeBron James remains on top with the presumptive 2014 MVP Kevin Durant just behind him. It is James' sixth time at the top of the list, which he has ruled since winning his second title in..." April 17

  • Sixers top shorthanded Heat in season finale

    CSN Philly "The game may have appeared meaningless, but don’t say that to Sixers head coach Brett Brown or the players in his locker room. With their 100-87 victory over the shorthanded Miami Heat on the final day of NBA’s the regular season, the Sixers closed out the year on a two-game winning..." April 17

  • 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

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    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

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    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

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    Shandel Richardson @ShandelRich

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

  • 14d
    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Jason Lieser @PBPjasonlieser

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

  • 28d
    Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat

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