Udonis Haslem RUMORS & NEWS

  • Heat's Haslem on future: 'I feel like I could go three or four more years'

    The Score "At 35 years of age and with 12 years of basketball wear and tear on his body, it's not silly to imagine Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem wanting to hang up his sneakers for good in the not-too-distant future. But that doesn't appear to be the case, because as Haslem tells Jason Lieser of the..." July 23

  • Udonis Haslem Calls Kevin Garnett a Fake Tough Guy: ‘That Man Ain’t Gon’ Throw Rice at a Wedding’

    SLAM Online "Three-time NBA Champion Miami Heat power forward Udonis Haslem has never had a problem voicing his thoughts on any matter. Nor has he ever backed down from anyone in the League. So when Haslem joined the Kup and Crowder Show on CBS Radio in Miami last week and the subject of “tough guys” in the..." July 15

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    Miami HEAT @MiamiHEAT

    Udonis Haslem (quad) will dress for tonight’s #HEATgame vs the Hornets but will not play.

  • Heat re-sign Udonis Haslem

    ESPN "The Miami Heat re-signed longtime forward Udonis Haslem to a new contract Friday. The team did not announce terms of the deal, but sources told ESPN.com it is for the room midlevel exception of two years and $5.5 million. Haslem had opted out of a contract that was scheduled to pay him $4.6..." July 18

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    Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat

    Udonis Haslem has agreed to return to Miami Heat on their $2.7 million space exception, source tells Sun Sentinel.

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    Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat

    Don't understate Haslem's part in the Heat's salary-cap remix. His dollars could impact what level of fourth wheel Big Three can add.

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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.

  • 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

  • Heat’s Udonis Haslem waits for his opportunity

    Miami Herald "Heat forward Udonis Haslem made sandwiches at the grand opening of his Subway in Hollywood’s Oakwood Plaza on Thursday. It’s strange to think that might be the most action Heat fans see from Haslem this week. The Miami-born-and-raised forward, who epitomizes the work ethic, defense and..." December 14

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    Ethan J. Skolnick @EthanJSkolnick

    Dwyane Wade out tonight. Udonis Haslem and Ray Allen are playing.

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    Miami HEAT @MiamiHEAT

    Udonis Haslem (back spasms) will not play in tonight's #HEATgame.

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    Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat

    Ray Allen again missed practice due to illness. Udonis Haslem back at practice despite back spasms.

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    Ethan J. Skolnick @EthanJSkolnick

    Haslem out with back spasms & Allen isn't feeling well. #heat #bucks

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    Miami HEAT @MiamiHEAT

    Tonight's #HEATgame inactives vs the Celtics - Udonis Haslem (back spasms) & Greg Oden.

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    Ethan J. Skolnick @EthanJSkolnick

    Spoelstra says Allen Beasley Haslem won't play tonight. Wade likely to start.

  • Haslem, Oden unlikely to play in Heat preseason opener

    CBS Sports "The Miam Heat open their preseason schedule in advance of their attempt at a three-peat Monday vs. Atlanta. But they'll be short on some frontcourt depth when they face the Hawks. Missing Greg Oden is to be expected. Even after the Heat signed the former Trail Blazer he's not expected to be..." October 05

  • Heat forward Udonis Haslem got married to '2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted'

    SB Nation "Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem who was married to his college sweetheart last weekend was featured in the New York Times wedding section on Friday. It's a great story filled with beautiful details of their relationship and Haslem's life off the court." August 31

  • Udonis Haslem applies for marriage license

    Hot Hot Hoops "The Miami native has been engaged to Faith Rein for about a year. Forward Udonis Haslem who has spent his entire NBA career with the Miami Heat applied for a marriage license earlier this week according to the Miami Herald. The three-time NBA champion will tie the knot with Faith Rein who was a..." August 24

  • Is Udonis Haslem expandable to Heat?

    Hot Hot Hoops "Udonis Haslem has been the heart and soul of the Miami Heat since beginning the 2003 season with Dwyane Wade. Haslem remains a team captain even while LeBron James and Chris Bosh joined the party and has continually put his place with this franchise first over money and playing time. But Haslem..." August 15

  • Haslem pushes past knee surgery, optimistic about camp

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "There is no limp no outward sign of the surgery on his right knee three weeks ago. Whether Udonis Haslem makes it back for the Oct. 1 start of Miami Heat training camp has yet to be determined but the veteran power forward said Thursday that last month's procedure provided both physical and..." August 08

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    Ethan J. Skolnick @EthanJSkolnick

    Spoelstra says Haslem will have knee surgery in a couple of weeks, but should be ready for camp.

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    Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds

    Heat F Udonis Haslem told AP today that he played much of the second half of the season with a torn right meniscus and needs surgery soon.

  • Haslem savors his third championship with Heat

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Mr. 305 can now boast of being a three-time champ. In a locker room of cigar-toting, champagne-soaked Heat players late Thursday night, many of whom celebrated winning back-to-back rings, forward Udonis Haslem grinned as he reflected on his third title in his decade-long career. The Miami..." June 23

  • Udonis Haslem, Matt Bonner enjoy NBA Finals reunion

    Fox Sports Florida "A decade ago, a pair of buddies at the University of Florida had NBA dreams NBA officials, though, weren't dreaming much about them. Forward Udonis Haslem wasn’t even taken in the 2002 draft. He had to play in France in 2002-03. Forward Matt Bonner, a year behind Haslem at Florida, was..." June 08

  • Udonis Haslem, Chris Andersen come up big for Miami Heat

    Miami Herald "The third quarter belonged to LeBron James on Thursday night, but he didn’t lead the Heat into another series lead alone. Udonis Haslem had a period to remember as well. The Heat outscored Indiana 30-13 in the third quarter to take a 13-point lead into the fourth quarter. One may have..." May 31

  • Breakthrough for Haslem comes when needed most

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Udonis Haslem finally had enough. He was never a player who paid much attention to critics. All that mattered was what his teammates thought. Then he did something just to make sure he could block out all the skeptics. Haslem deactivated his Twitter last month to further seclude him from..." May 28

  • Haslem speaks, Heat's role players rise up

    ESPN "Because there is no shortage of strong voices in the Miami Heat's locker room with LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in leadership roles, Udonis Haslem picks his spots when he wants to be heard. He had something to say Sunday. With home-court advantage being stolen away by the..." May 27

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    Ira Winderman @

    Udonis Haslem (leg bruise) went through practice today, expected for Wednesday in Atlanta, has had week off now since injury last Tuesday.

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    Ira Winderman @

    Heat confirm that Udonis Haslem did not travel to Oklahoma City and is listed day to day. Night off means seven days off to rest leg injury.

  • Udonis Haslem shows again he is the heart of the Miami Heat

    Miami Herald "When Udonis Haslem moves past Alonzo Mourning in career rebounds, Haslem will become the first undrafted player in NBA history to hold a team's rebounding record. Haslem had six rebounds Saturday night against the Suns to give him 4,806. Mourning holds the team record with 4,807..." November 18

  • Wade, Haslem know championship bridge

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Sometimes it's not about coaches, even as the Los Angeles Lakers have made it almost solely about that at the start of this season. Sometimes championship legacy is about the players, those who bridge eras, maintain continuity. That's where the Lakers appear so lost. That's why the..." November 18

  • Backing it up fuels Heat's Haslem

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Not gonna happen. Udonis Haslem is convinced of that. So convinced that the champagne had not yet dried (or even finished being poured) before he made it a priority. On June 21, while AmericanAirlines Arena was awash in championship jubilation, teammates seeking out loved ones to share the..." September 23

  • Realistic expectations for Udonis Haslem going forward

    Hot Hot Hoops "Before the Miami Heat's decision to move with Shane Battier in its starting lineup in the 2012 playoffs, Udonis Haslem was freshly cemented as the power forward in a new lineup with Chris Bosh at center. An injury to Bosh and some experiments with smaller lineups later, Haslem was back on the..." September 12

  • Is there a place in rotation for Haslem?

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Q: Ira, what's with this love affair over Udonis Haslem? He's got no lift, can't shoot and is undersized in the power rotation. Erik Spoelstra is loyal to a fault. -- Eugene, Lake Worth. A: Can one be loyal to a fault? Clearly, Udonis is coming off an uneven season. And, clearly, there are..." August 07

  • Udonis Haslem: This title '10 times better' than in 2006

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Udonis Haslem stood on a bench in the pandemonium of the Heat locker room early Friday morning, a savory blend of sweat, beer and champagne still dripping off of him. The veteran forward had reached the pinnacle before, the only Heat player other than Dwyane Wade who had. But this was the one..." June 24

  • Haslem was lost, but now has found his game

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Udonis Haslem was lost. Now he's found. While much of the speculation heading into Tuesday's Game 5 of these best-of-seven NBA Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Celtics centers on a potential return of Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh from his lower-abdominal strain, the Heat might..." June 05

  • Why Udonis Haslem Is More Important Than LeBron James & Dwyane Wade

    Bleacher Report "All this talk about whether LeBron James or Dwyane Wade is more important to the Miami Heat's playoff success needs to stop. How well the Heat do doesn't hinge on one player, or even two. Instead, it hinges on the motivation and inspiration that is at the foundation of their playoff..." May 28

  • Heat forward Udonis Haslem returns from suspension

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "After being forced to watch his teammates clinch the Eastern Conference semifinal series over the Pacers Thursday night from his hotel room in Indianapolis, forward Udonis Haslem now understands why his father and second-guessing Heat fans all believe they could coach in the NBA. Haslem was..." May 27

  • NBA right to put Miami Heat's Haslem, Pittman on ice

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "At one point during Tuesday's Heat-Pacers Game 5, police intercepted a 6-foot-2, 300-pound man who, uh, was not wearing pants. If the would-be streaker had actually made it onto the court, he would have fit right in with the unsightly festivities. "It was like an episode of Wild, Wild West,"..." May 24

  • Did refs bungle the Haslem situation?

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Q: In retrospect, it would have been better if Udonis Haslem had gotten ejected Tuesday rather than miss Game 6. The reason being that the Heat could have won Game 5 at home without Haslem. In Indianapolis, with the Pacers now fired up, the loss of Haslem is crushing. -- Moshe. A: Good point...." May 24

  • Could Haslem's foul hurt the Heat?

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Q: Udonis Haslem had no choice but to foul hard Tyler Hansbrough and send a message to the Pacers. A few minutes earlier Tyler Hansbrough smashed Dwyane Wade in the head drawing blood instead of playing the ball. Enough is enough. -- Stuart. A: Totally disagree, especially a foul that flagrant...." May 23

  • Miami Heat's Udonis Haslem noticeably absent in recent fourth quarters

    Miami Herald "During key fourth-quarter moments, Udonis Haslem usually is more likely to be on the floor than any Heat player excluding the Big 3. But Haslem, an asset as a rebounder and defender, has not played at all in each of the past two fourth quarters and has not snapped out of his puzzling seasonlong..." May 15

  • Head game: Haslem finds rough readjustment to starting

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The rebounding largely has been consistent. That element remains fundamental: See the ball; get the ball. The scoring? That has proven somewhat confounding: Get the ball . . . then do what? For Udonis Haslem, these have proven to be heady times. "I'm over-thinking it now," the..." May 08

  • Udonis Haslem confident in the clutch despite struggles

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "At times this season, Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem has found himself lost on the basketball court. He rarely knows where he will be positioned or when scoring opportunities will come. It's part of the adjustment of going from playing in a system he's known for years to more of a freelance..." March 09

  • Haslem has almost completed full year of catching up

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The numbers remain a bit uneven, particularly the shooting percentage, but Udonis Haslem has regained his footing. And for the Miami Heat, that means the most going forward. Seemingly beyond his early-season shooting struggles when he put together an 8-of-12 three game stretch recently, the..." February 14

  • Miami Heat continues counting on Udonis Haslem

    Miami Herald "With nine seconds remaining in the Heat's game against the Bulls last week, Udonis Haslem was all that stood between Derrick Rose and the potential game-tying basket. Rose used a pick to squeeze by LeBron James at the top of the key and then blew past Chris Bosh to get into the lane, where he..." February 07

  • Miami Heat's Udonis Haslem is the force that keeps the stars aligned

    Miami Herald "It is great to have a Ferrari, a Bentley and a Corvette Z06 in the garage, which I say purely as a hypothetical, alas. They bring the thrills. They are built to impress. Sometimes you might need that old reliable pickup truck, too, though — and all the more so if your garage is otherwise..." December 24

  • 'Unfinished business' for Heat's Mike Miller and Udonis Haslem

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "At the time, Udonis Haslem was accustomed to being spoiled at the University of Florida. There, he had a training staff available to provide whatever he needed. That changed when he left college and played professionally for one season in France. Haslem quickly learned this wasn't Gainesville..." June 05

  • After five games, Miami Heat's Udonis Haslem proves his value

    Miami Herald "Five games ago, Udonis Haslem wasn't thinking about Dirk Nowitzki or a 2006 championship rematch. Five games ago, Udonis Haslem couldn't have fathomed being a key component in the NBA Finals, because sitting on the bench, he didn't even feel like he was in the NBA. Not as a player, anyway. He..." June 02

  • For Haslem, defense never rests

    Yahoo! Sports "Udonis Haslem looked exhausted as he sat in the Miami Heat's locker room late Tuesday. After bending over to take off his shoes, he exhaled a long sigh of relief. The thought of practicing on Wednesday? Nope, that wasn't going to happen. All Haslem wanted was to soak in an ice bath in hopes the..." June 01