Shane Battier RUMORS & NEWS

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    Jason Lieser @PBPjasonlieser

    Norris Cole is signed; Shane Battier retiring. Erik Spoelstra says no other players have indicated their intentions for next year.

  • Battier set to retire after NBA Finals, will join ESPN as college analyst

    Chicago Tribune "Shane Battier has said, more than once this season that his retirement was looming. Now, days before he and the Heat are set to take on the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals, it seems all but official that these will be Battier’s last games as a player and that he’ll be doing something a..." June 02

  • Shane Battier turned down an offer to run for senate in Michigan?

    USA Today "In Grantland writer Zach Lowe’s latest (and per usual, excellent) playoff breakdown, he shared a tidbit from Miami Heat veteran Shane Battier. Battier told Lowe that he was approached about running for senate in Michigan, but he turned it down, presumably because he wanted to focus on basketball." May 28

  • 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

  • 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

  • Shane Battier willing to deal with the short as well as long of it

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The challenge Wednesday night took Shane Battier back to the heavy lifting, with Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin the assignment, just as Monday delivered the oversized matchup against the Detroit Pistons' Greg Monroe. But after Saturday's quality defensive effort against New York..." February 06

  • Heat officially announce Name Collection jerseys with nicknames

    Hot Hot Hoops "The Miami Heat announced today that the long-awaited HEAT Name Collection will finally be unveiled. These newly designed jerseys replace the player's last name with their nickname. The Heat will wear them for the January 10 road game against the Brooklyn Nets and at the AmericanAirlines Arena..." January 07

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    Ethan J. Skolnick @EthanJSkolnick

    Battier will not play tonight. "Old man."

  • Allen rises above knee issue; Battier finds range

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Just imagine what Ray Allen could do with two good knees. In the wake of Friday night's twin-dunk performance in the Miami Heat's blowout victory over the Sacramento Kings at AmericanAirlines Arena, Allen revealed that the "general soreness" offered as the reason for his absence from the team's..." December 21

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    Ethan J. Skolnick @EthanJSkolnick

    Haslem did say that Shane Battier is out tonight

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    Miami HEAT @MiamiHEAT

    Shane Battier (cold) did not participate in this morning's team shootaround and will not play in tonight's #HEATgame.

  • Heat's Shane Battier not sure if he's retiring type

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Shane Battier isn't sure he's the retiring type but considering the Miami Heat forward turned 35 Monday he appreciates the end could be near. Last week during a Twitter question-and-answer session Battier was asked about his inspiration for a potential third consecutive championship. He replied..." September 09

  • Heat's Battier unhappy about not being home for holidays

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Christmas will be spent in Los Angeles playing the Lakers at Staples Center. Thanksgiving will be spent in Toronto the day before a game there against the Raptors although it won't be Thanksgiving in Canada. No the Miami Heat did not exactly receive a championship schedule Tuesday when the..." August 07

  • Heat's Battier regains form when stakes at their highest

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Moments after making his way out of the Heat's champagne-soaked locker room early Friday morning, Shane Battier strode through the AmericanAirlines Arena and made his way onto the podium for the traditional post-game press conference. There, the sharp-shooting, 34-year-old veteran didn't even..." June 22

  • Battier has plans for retirement with Heat

    USA Today "As his time winds down with the Miami Heat, forward Shane Battier has started n to think about his future. He has one year and $3,270,000 left on his contract. After his current deal expires, he would have played 13 seasons. And, there's a strong possibility the 34-year-old will retire from the..." June 08

  • Shane Battier compares benching to eating a 'turd sandwich'

    USA Today "Shane Battier played zero minutes and zero seconds in the Miami Heat's Game 7 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Monday. It was the first time in the postseason that he did not play as the Heat coach Erik Spoelstra searched for more production from his bench. In 82 regular-season games, Battier..." June 06

  • Battier says bigger fines is best deterrent to flopping

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA’s fine system for flopping this season was really based around the idea that guys would be embarrassed. The fines were not that stiff. In the regular season the first offense was a warning, second time the fine was $5,000, then $10,000 and up from there. In the playoffs, all they did was..." May 30

  • Pacers accuse Battier of going for knees

    ESPN "Indiana Pacers players say they have to protect themselves, especially their knees, when Miami Heat forward Shane Battier is in the game during the Eastern Conference finals. Ahead of Thursday's pivotal Game 5 with the series tied 2-2, Pacers big men David West and Roy Hibbert said part of the..." May 30

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    Chris Tomasson @christomasson

    Shane Battier on Roy Hibbert calling him dirty: “I have no response. You’ll read about it in my book one day.’’

  • Roy Hibbert calls out Shane Battier

    ESPN "When the Miami Heat faced the Indiana Pacers in the playoffs last season, the series featured two suspensions, a host of flagrant fouls and plenty of blood. It appears the Eastern Conference finals between the teams already is heating up. Pacers center Roy Hibbert took to his Twitter account..." May 24

  • Battier predicts female NBA player

    ESPN "Miami Heat forward Shane Battier, who has played several pickup basketball games with women over the years, predicts that the NBA is not far away from having its first female player. "There's no doubt that in our lifetime, there will be a woman NBA player," Battier told after..." April 05

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    Ira Winderman @

    Shane Battier (flu symptoms) missed shootaround and is a game-time decision for Hawks at home tonight.

  • Shane Battier just shoots threes all day

    USA Today "It last happened Feb. 14, and who knows when it will happen again: a Shane Battier two-point attempt. Since taking a seven-foot baseline floater — he missed it — against the Oklahoma City Thunder in mid-February, the Miami Heat forward has taken 36 consecutive three-pointers, and he has made..." March 08

  • Shane Battier injury: Heat forward to miss game vs. Wizards

    Bullets Forever "Miami Heat forward Shane Battier will miss the team's game against the Washington Wizards with a knee injury, according to Joseph Goodman of the Miami Herald. This will be the third straight game that Battier has sat after he suffered the injury in the Heat's win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on..." December 04

  • Small ball nets big results for Miami Heat's Chris Bosh, Shane Battier

    Miami Herald "In the Heat's spread offense, Shane Battier is a receiver being covered night after night by a defensive end. In basic football terms, that's the crux of Heat coach Erik Spoelstra's offense, which was inspired in part by the offensive philosophy of University of Oregon football coach Chip..." November 19

  • Heat's Battier shows batting prowess at Marlins game

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Heat forward Shane Battier took a turn as batman in the batting cage before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch Saturday at the Marlins-Phillies game at Marlins Park. He hit several solid liners to left, including one near the fence. "Winning an NBA title was a dream, This is a dream..." July 01

  • Shane Battier: final piece to Miami Heat's puzzle

    Miami Herald "Across all sports, the truism holds: You can start your championship picture with stars, but if you don't finish it with role players, you'll just have an unfinished masterpiece. Even applying impressionist standards, last season's Heat picture lacked a canny defender who could annoy the..." June 27

  • The sweet validation of one Shane Courtney Battier

    Pro Basketball Talk "I asked a group of friends recently what the first thing they think of when they hear the name Shane Battier. Three people immediately said "Dukie." Two people said "Defense." And one person said "Smart." You can throw another one on there, now. NBA Champion. Battier obtained..." June 24

  • Miami Heat's Shane Battier brings cerebral approach to his journey

    Miami Herald "The NBA Finals are the stage on which special players might lift a team, but sometimes they can also be a time when a special team might lift a player. When both are happening at once, you have Shane Battier. Most of the story lines are big, loud and obvious as the Heat and Oklahoma City..." June 17

  • Can Shane Battier sustain this?

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Q: Ira, if I would have told you that Shane Battier would start, play 42 minutes, score 17 points and make five 3-pointers in the NBA Finals, what would you have said? Why didn't we get more Duke players before this? -- Max, Margate. A: Well, they did have Christian Laettner. Look, what Shane..." June 15

  • Miami Heat notebook: How do you guard Kevin Durant? Shane Battier suggests prayer

    The Oklahoman "Heat forward Shane Battier, one of the NBA's best defenders for the last several years, was asked about his approach to guarding a player like Kevin Durant. "You start out Sunday morning in church," he said with a laugh. "Say three Hail Marys. I've got some Buddha beads. You pray to all the..." June 12

  • Battier agrees East is a beast

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "After a decade in the NBA, Shane Battier blew it off as mere bluster, the notion of the Eastern Conference being more physical. "I didn't think it was real," he said as the Miami Heat prepared for this latest challenge against the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference finals. But now,..." June 03

  • Battier & Co. stay 'on-guard' re: Shooting

    Boston Herald "Celtics coach Doc Rivers noted the Miami Heat helped off of Ray Allen in their 93-79 win over his team in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals Monday, something opponents have rarely done during the career of the NBA's most prolific 3-point shooter. The Heat disagreed with Rivers'..." May 30

  • Miami Heat's Shane Battier delivers some timely help

    Miami Herald "With Chris Bosh out of the Miami lineup since getting hurt in the opening game of this series, the Heat has needed more offensive contributions from guys not named Dwyane Wade and LeBron James. In Game 3, it was Mario Chalmers. Udonis Haslem came to the rescue in Game 4. On Tuesday, Shane..." May 23

  • Melo torched Battier — not King James

    New York Post "The Heat have found a whole new MeloDrama. For three games, Carmelo Anthony, naturally, was at the core of the Heat's defensive scheme. And for three games, Anthony managed pedestrian numbers: 22-of-64 shooting (34.4 percent) and 21.0 points. The Heat used LeBron James to cover Anthony early..." May 08

  • Memphis will always be special to Heat's Shane Battier

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "This time around, it was a little easier for Miami Heat forward Shane Battier. He faced his former team, the Memphis Grizzlies, Friday at AmericanAirlines Arena. There were few thoughts of nostalgia. Battier was signed by the Heat in the offseason after completing his second stint with the..." April 07

  • Heat forward Shane Battier hitting a groove

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "It was a welcomed change for Miami Heat forward Shane Battier. For once, he was asked after the game about his positive play after his performance against the Washington Wizards Friday. It was the opposite the previous weeks when he was struggling. "I re-evaluated how I've been playing and I..." February 12

  • Center, point guard, Battier secondary issues for Heat

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Yes, the play has been somewhat ragged at times lately. And, yes, there are concerns at center, point guard and with Shane Battier. But does it really matter? At 18-6, the Heat are just about where you would have expected them. And while recent games have shown is that there are areas of..." February 07

  • Shane Battier big at doing the little things

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Shane Battier enjoys talking basketball. Discussing box scores? Not so much. "Yeah," the veteran Miami Heat forward said with a grin following Wednesday's victory over the Charlotte Bobcats, "if you look at them, you're going to think I'm the worst player in the NBA and I probably shouldn't be..." December 30

  • Shane Battier enjoying fast track, open looks with Heat

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "As the lone new face in the Miami Heat's primary rotation, Shane Battier is finding himself at ease with both the transition and the opens shots available when playing alongside LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. "There's only so many ways you can slice up the NBA," the 11th-year veteran..." December 14

  • Memphis Grizzlies' Shane Battier to sign with Miami Heat

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Shane Battier is taking his talents to South Beach. The free agent forward, who helped the Memphis Grizzlies through a historic playoff run last season, used his Twitter account this morning to announce that he'll sign with the Miami Heat. Teams can begin to sign free agents at 1 p.m...." December 08

  • Battier says 'magical run' carried Grizzlies past Spurs in playoffs

    San Antonio Express-News "Even a couple of months after the upset occurred, Memphis forward Shane Battier remains a little suprised the Grizzlies stunned the Spurs in the first round of the playoffs. The Grizzlies' six-game series victory over the Spurs was only the second time since the NBA went to a best-of-seven..." July 08

  • 'Delirious' Battier tired but ready after sweet Sunday

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Shane Battier was still at his locker, still answering questions about the winning shot, when Rudy Gay interrupted. "You better check your phone, you're having a baby," he said. Battier laughed. Yeah, right. Teammates are hilarious. Always pulling pranks. Then Steve Novak, a good..." April 20

  • Battier's shot puts Spurs in early hole

    San Antonio Express-News "Spurs forward Matt Bonner never saw the decisive 3-pointer leave Shane Battier's hand, much less it ripping through the net. "I had Zach Randolph's elbow in my mouth at the time," Bonner said. Bonner had a better view of 3-point tries from George Hill and Richard Jefferson that could have..." April 18

  • Battier back in postseason

    Houston Chronicle "Uncertain what to expect in the first playoff game of his career, Shane Battier discovered the difference before his first postseason game began. "My very first memory is running out of the tunnel at AT&T Center, having a wall of noise blast me and thinking, 'So this is what they meant when..." April 16

  • Shane Battier yet to find his rhythm with Memphis Grizzlies

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Shane Battier doesn't have to search for admirers and adulation in these parts. He instantly became a big shot off the court upon his return to Memphis. On the floor, Battier would like to move toward having a similar impact. The most challenging aspect of Battier's reunion with the..." April 05

  • Grizzlies fans embrace return of Shane Battier

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Ninety minutes before another Saturday night's work in his 10-year NBA career, Shane Battier pulled on his Houston Rockets red-and-gray colored Chinese-made Peak sneakers and laced 'em tight. He wasn't in the Rockets' Toyota Center, but instead sitting in front of his old Grizzlies' locker in..." February 27

  • Shane Battier hungry for playoff success in second chance as Memphis Grizzly

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "As Ishmael Smith walked around downtown with Shane Battier on Friday afternoon, it didn't take him long to realize Battier's status in the Bluff City. "Shane is a superstar here," Smith said. "He's a rock star. Everywhere I've walked, people say, 'Hey Shane!' I've kind of been the second tier...." February 26

  • Shane Battier returns for 'unfinished business' in Memphis Grizzlies' stretch run

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Nearly five years ago, on the day after the Grizzlies traded Shane Battier to Houston, a boy named Austin Miller, 8, tried his best to reverse the deal. Miller was a camper at Battier's basketball camp at Memphis University School. He went home and rubbed his lucky rabbit's foot. "In hopes..." February 25

  • Rockets trade Battier, Brooks in separate deals

    Houston Chronicle "The Rockets made major changes to their roster at the trade deadline, sending Shane Battier and Ish Smith to Memphis for Hasheem Thabeet and a first-round pick, and Aaron Brooks to Phoenix for Goran Dragic and another pick, according to persons close to the deals. Thabeet, the second pick of..." February 24