Heat Rumors & News

  • Sources: Dwyane Wade open to outside offers as Heat talks stall

    ESPN "Dwyane Wade's initial contract discussions with the Miami Heat have not produced a common ground between the parties, and he is preparing to field outside offers when free agency opens Friday, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com that Wade's representatives have made it known to..." June 28

  • Fake Hassan Whiteside DMs Suggest He's Going to Lakers, Twitter Loses It

    Complex "On Monday night, Twitter was briefly set aflame when it appeared that Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside, who is on the verge of being a free agent, had decided to sign with the Lakers. A series of DMs that appeared to be from Whiteside's account surfaced, saying that he would be "moving to the LA..." June 28

  • Report: At least seven teams interested in Jamal Crawford

    The Sports Daily "There will be no shortage of suitors for free-agent shooting guard Jamal Crawford. At least seven teams are interested in the reigning Sixth Man of the Year, reports Dan Woike of the OC Register. They are the New York Knicks, the Miami Heat, the Toronto Raptors, the Dallas Mavericks, the..." June 28

  • Kevin Durant adds meetings with Celtics, Heat, Clippers

    ESPN "Kevin Durant and his representatives have added free-agency meetings with the Boston Celtics, Miami Heat and Los Angeles Clippers, a league source confirmed to ESPN's Chris Broussard. The three additions join previously reported plans for face-to-face talks with the Golden State Warriors, San..." June 27

  • USA Basketball unveils 2016 Olympic team roster

    NBA.com "Featuring six Olympic and/or FIBA World Cup gold medalists, USA Basketball unveiled its official 12-man 2016 U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Team. Selected for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team, which is seeking a third consecutive Olympic title, were: Carmelo Anthony (New York Knicks/Syracuse); Harrison..." June 27

  • Where Will Kevin Durant Sign? Ranking Six Contenders For NBA Free Agent Superstar

    NESN "It isn’t quite The Decision, but it’s close. Roughly six years after LeBron James took his talents to South Beach, Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant has the chance to alter the NBA landscape when he enters unrestricted free agency July 1. As expected, there are suitors aplenty for the..." June 27

  • Report: Clips, Warriors among six teams interested in DeRozan

    USA Today "If the Toronto Raptors want DeMar DeRozan, they can have DeMar DeRozan. All it takes is a five-year, maximum salary contract offer of nearly $153 million. Put that on the table when free agency tips off on July 1, and he may never even visit with another team. But the truth about DeRozan’s..." June 27

  • Heat sign Michael Carrera for Summer League team

    Hot Hot Hoops "One of Miami Heat's 61st picks in the 2016 draft is Michael Carrera, a senior from the University of South Carolina's Gamecocks basketball team. Perhaps he will have the same success as last year's 4-year college veteran and second-round draft selection, Josh Richardson. Carrera worked out for..." June 26

  • Heat's Hassan Whiteside hoping to know team on July 1

    ESPN "Pending Miami Heat free agent center Hassan Whiteside hopes to have his future decided on the first day of free agency next week and emphasized Sunday he remains open to all potential suitors. "I really don't think it's about loyalty -- I think it's just about (finding) the best situation for..." June 26

  • Shaq: My Fam's the Next Kardashians ... In a Good Way

    TMZ "Shaquille O'Neal has changed his mind -- and officially given the green light for a bunch of his kids to star in a brand new reality show ... TMZ Sports has learned. It's been a work in progress for years. Our sources say Shaq was initially a little chilly on the idea -- but things have..." June 26

  • Report: Heat, Warriors have best chance to sign Durant away from OKC

    SI "The Miami Heat and Golden State Warriors have the best opportunity to steal NBA star Kevin Durant away from the Oklahoma City Thunder, a source told Erik Horne of the Oklahoman. In the story, which quotes NBA agents on the condition of anonymity, an agent said that Durant, “needs to be a good..." June 26

  • Despite So Many Dropping Out, The USA Basketball Roster For Rio Is Really Really Good

    Uproxx "LeBron James is out; Same with Kawhi Leonard; Damian Lillard isn’t going to Rio because of rehab and more than a bit of disgruntlement. Two-time MVP and zero-time Finals MVP Steph Curry is out. You can add Clippers Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, plus LaMarcus Aldridge, James Harden, Anthony Davis,..." June 26

  • Lakers to aggressively pursue Hassan Whiteside in free agency

    ESPN "The Los Angeles Lakers plan to aggressively pursue Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside when NBA free agency starts, according to league sources. With rim protection and perimeter shooting ranking as the Lakers' foremost areas of concern heading into the open market, sources told ESPN.com that..." June 25

  • Dallas Has “Emerged as Serious Suitor” for Hassan Whiteside

    The Smoking Cuban "Rumors have circled over the past week around teams being interested in the big man’s services come July 1st with the Dallas Mavericks being in hot pursuit. With Chandler Parsons, Deron Williams, and others hitting free agency in Dallas, the Mavericks have supposedly turned their attention to..." June 25

  • Durant reportedly choosing between these six teams

    Yahoo! Sports "Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant is planning to host free-agency meetings at a singular location starting July 1, league sources told The Vertical. Durant’s representatives at Roc Nation are working to solidify invitations with the Boston Celtics, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles..." June 25

  • Whiteside says he's 'a businessman that plays basketball'

    The Score "Hassan Whiteside's Snapchats are usually reserved for opining on confections, but the center changed things up Friday by chiming in on his unrestricted free agency. "I'm a businessman that plays basketball," Whiteside said on the social media platform, according to Ira Winderman of the South..." June 24

  • Warriors eye Durant backup plans, FAs including Horford, Whiteside, Batum

    The Score "Despite winning a record 73 regular-season games, some of the Golden State Warriors' flaws were exposed during the playoffs, which culminated in a Game 7 NBA Finals loss after they held a 3-1 series lead. Key rotation players Harrison Barnes and Festus Ezeli may walk as restricted free agents..." June 24

  • Mavericks hope to sign Conley, Whiteside

    The Score "Mark Cuban appears to be swinging for the fences again this offseason. The Dallas Mavericks owner has his sights on making a serious splash in free agency as the team tries to sign point guard Mike Conley and center Hassan Whiteside, sources tell Tim MacMahon of ESPN. Acquiring a premier..." June 24

  • Mavericks will meet with Hassan Whiteside on July 1, per report

    Mavs Moneyball "The Dallas Mavericks are expected to land a meeting with Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside once free agency begins on July 1, according to ESPN Dallas' Tim MacMahon. Whiteside is considered one of the top free agents and, arguably, the top center available this summer, so of course the..." June 23

  • President Obama has 'discussed' being NBA owner, White House says

    ESPN "Much has been made of what might be next for President Barack Obama after he leaves the White House in January. According to press secretary Josh Earnest, becoming an NBA owner might be an option. Earnest said Wednesday that the president, well known for being a big fan of Chicago sports teams,..." June 23

  • Report: Heat in preliminary talks to acquire Jimmy Butler

    Sportsnaut "On the same day that they traded Derrick Rose, the Chicago Bulls are reportedly talking about trading another former franchise cornerstone — Jimmy Butler. Of course, we can’t really grade the merits of this potential trade without knowing who would be going to Toronto and Chicago. For now, it..." June 22

  • Heat Extend Qualifying Offer To Tyler Johnson

    Hoops Rumors "The Heat have formally extended a qualifying offer to combo guard Tyler Johnson, Ira Winderman of The Sun Sentinel relays (via Twitter). By doing so, Miami has made Johnson a restricted free agent, which means the team will have the opportunity to match any offer sheet Johnson were to ink this..." June 21

  • Stephen A. Smith Hasn't Gotten a NBA Finals Pick Right Since 2009

    The Big Lead "This video is fun stuff. Stephen A. Smith returned to ESPN before the 2011 NBA Finals. He has never correctly picked the NBA Champion before the Finals, going 0 for 6. He was not at ESPN for a two-year period before that, but I found this transcript of his appearance on MSNBC in May of 2010,..." June 21

  • Stephen A. Smith says LeBron James could still go to Lakers, Heat

    Larry Brown Sports "Now that LeBron James has fulfilled his promise by delivering an NBA championship to the city of Cleveland, is he more or less likely to remain with the Cavaliers for the rest of his career? This may come as a shock, but ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith is wasting no time stoking the LeBron free agency..." June 21

  • LeBron James reveals the 'secret motivation' that fueled his epic NBA Finals run

    Fox Sports "That motivation wasn't enough to lift the Cavs to a championship in 2015-16, of course. But with his full complement of teammates behind him and the Warriors reeling -- and with a little help from that "secret motivation" -- LeBron finally did it. It doesn't yet seem real, but the Cavaliers are..." June 20

  • Great Pat Riley story from 2006 NBA Finals revealed

    Larry Brown Sports "Pat Riley is regarded as one of the greatest coaches in NBA history. This story certainly helps explain why. Riley won five championships as a head coach — his latest coming in 2006 as head coach of the Miami Heat. It was during that series that Riley’s Heat came back from down 2-0 against the..." June 19

  • Heat's Haslem says Bosh expects to play again

    The Score "Udonis Haslem is confident Miami Heat teammate Chris Bosh will return next season. "He said he feels good, actually said he feels great," Haslem told the South Florida Sun Sentinel's Ira Winderman. "That was his exact words, 'I feel great.'" Bosh last played a NBA game Feb. 9 before..." June 16

  • NBA open to Heat hosting All-Star Game, possibly as soon as 2019

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Although the Miami Heat have not been approached as a possible replacement host for the 2017 NBA All-Star Game, the league has been in touch with the team about hosting the event in the near future. Appearing Wednesday at the unveiling of the Heat's Learn & Play Center at Robert King High Park,..." June 16

  • Five potential trade destinations for Kevin Love

    Sportsnaut "There are no concrete suggestions that the Cleveland Cavaliers will be placing Kevin Love on the trade block this summer. However, we can read between the lines here. It’s rather obvious that Love is not that third building block for the Cavaliers. That’s been magnified during the NBA Finals,..." June 16

  • 2016 NBA Mock Draft 2.0

    Fox Sports "While the NBA Finals have fully captured America's imagination over the past two weeks, it's easy to forget that the NBA Draft is slowly creeping toward us. Correction, it's not "slowly creeping toward us," it's basically right here, with slightly more than a week until Adam Silver steps to the..." June 15

  • Craig Sager will join ESPN's coverage of Warriors-Cavaliers Game 6

    Yahoo! Sports "Well, this is awesome: ESPN announced Wednesday morning that Craig Sager, legendary sideline reporter for Turner Sports' NBA coverage and soon-to-be recipient of the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the 2016 ESPYs, will join the ABC/ESPN broadcast crew for Thursday's Game 6 of the 2016 NBA Finals..." June 15

  • Amar’e Stoudemire Brother Jerrel Arrested For Beating & Locking GF in Basement

    Black Sports Online "This is a pretty horrific crime. Amar’e Stoudemire’s younger brother Jerrel was arrested in Kansas Monday night — after allegedly kidnapping the mother of his child, repeatedly beating her and then locking her in a basement … TMZ Sports has learned. We’re told … officials believe Stoudemire..." June 14

  • Mario Chalmers thinks Kevin Love should call Chris Bosh

    Hot Hot Hoops ""I think he can be a good fit. If I was Kevin Love I would call Chris Bosh." That was the quote that stuck out from a Mario Chalmers interview with Sirius XM Radio talking about the NBA Finals. Chalmers was asked if Kevin Love fit with the Cavs. After Cleveland got beat in the first two games..." June 11

  • Khloé Kardashian Is Considering a Restraining Order Against Lamar Odom

    Jezebel "Khloé Kardashian filed for divorce from Lamar Odom for a second time in May, after the original proceedings were disrupted by Odom’s collapse in a Nevada brothel during an overdose. Khloé flew to his side to help him through his recovery, but things have devolved since. Khloé’s since been seen..." June 11

  • Report: Dwyane Wade, Gabrielle Union expecting first baby; Union denies it

    Larry Brown Sports "A report says Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union are expecting their first baby, but Union denied the rumor. Media Take Out reports that Union is about 2.5 months pregnant, but that the couple is waiting until the first trimester concludes before making the announcement public." June 11

  • The Olympics would be better off without NBA players

    Fox Sports "I love the Olympics. I live for the Olympics. I've been excited about Rio since an hour before the London Closing Ceremony began. I love the big events (swimming, track, gymnastics) as much as the minor-leaguers (shooting, archery, racewalking). Shoot, I'll even willingly watch diving - only in..." June 08

  • Data shows NBA players are dropping $42,500 per month

    Sporting News "NBA players make a lot of money, so that gives them the freedom to spend that money, which data shows they do. According to a San Francisco Chronicle report on data provided by financial advisors Personal Capital, players are dropping about $42,500 a month — or $510,000 a year — on expenses...." June 08

  • Predicting where Miami Heat’s free agents will land this offseason

    All U Can Heat "It was another whirlwind season for Pat Riley and the Miami Heat. A campaign that began with tremendous promise (some even predicting an upset against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the conference finals) certainly didn’t pan out the way The Godfather had planned. For the second consecutive season,..." June 08

  • Referees union calls for end of NBA's 'Last Two-Minute' reports

    ESPN "The National Basketball Referees Association has called for the NBA to stop releasing its Last Two Minute Reports. In a statement released Tuesday, the NBRA says the NBA's effort to "promote so-called transparency will cause more harm than good for the officials and the game." "Transparency..." June 08

  • NBA Referees Are Officially Pretty Sick Of Having Their Work Publicly Critiqued By The League

    Dime Magazine "The NBA’s intentions were good when it decided to add a dose of clarity to officiating down the stretch of close games. Toward the tale end of last season, newly-implemented “Last Two-Minutes Reports” received nothing but positive attention across the basketball world. The league’s decision to..." June 07

  • NBA creates Pride Month T-shirt line with every team's logo in rainbows

    OutSports.com "The NBA has unveiled a new line of apparel for Pride Month, the likes of which hasn't been done before in men's professional sports, to our knowledge. The League, in conjunction with Teespring, has created T-shirts of every one of the NBA's 30 teams that feature each team's logo in rainbows...." June 07

  • The NBA salary cap loophole that Heat and others should exploit this offseason

    Sporting News "The NBA’s collective bargaining agreement has a series of nuances that can be confusing and vague, but one of the biggest potential loopholes has not been used to major effect … yet. The NBA created the exception known as Bird rights to keep teams together; the initial use was to allow the..." June 06

  • Lamar Odom: New Rehab Tactic No Confrontation ... It's All Love

    TMZ "Lamar Odom flatly rejected the "tough love" intervention, so his other family is trying a different approach ... TLC. We're told Lamar's aunt, cousin and other New York family members spoke with Lamar Friday, telling him they have faith in him and love him. They say they're trying to boost his..." June 04

  • Crack Pipes Found In Odom's Home; Friends Confront Him Over Alleged Drug Use

    TMZ "Lamar Odom's family and friends believe he's back on hard drugs -- and tell us they recently confronted the NBA star and questioned him about crack pipes in his home. Odom's history with crack is well-documented -- but people close to him thought he'd been scared straight after he overdosed at..." June 03

  • Adam Silver, faced with surge, to seek rule nullifying Hack-a-Shaq

    ESPN "NBA commissioner Adam Silver said he would use his "bully pulpit" to try to force through reform to eliminate the intentional fouling of poor free throw shooters, also known as the "Hack-a-Shaq" strategy. Silver was speaking in his annual address before Game 1 of the NBA Finals. In the same..." June 02

  • LeBron James Has Tried To Bring Heat Culture To Cavaliers

    Real GM Basketball "Ever since LeBron James returned to the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2014, he has been trying to bring elements of the Miami Heat culture with him to the Cavs. "LeBron has been trying to do in Cleveland what Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump were doing," a source described it. "Execute a hostile..." June 02

  • Could Pat Riley sway Kevin Durant to sign with the Miami Heat?

    Hot Hot Hoops "The 2015-2016 season was ultimately a step forward for the Miami Heat franchise. They overcame the loss of LeBron James, the second best player in the world, after he left the Heat in the 2014. They overcame the loss of star forward Chris Bosh for the second straight season due to blood clots. In..." June 02

  • Do the Miami Heat need to re-sign Luol Deng?

    Palm Beach Post "Luol Deng twice took less money to be with the Heat. The question now is whether he loves Miami enough to do it a third time, and whether the team needs that. The upside for the Heat is that if they have a spot, Deng prefers to stay and is willing to at least listen to their pitch even if they..." June 02

  • Techies Are Trying to Turn the NBA Into the World’s Biggest Sports League

    Wired "Los Angeles Clippers were just getting used to being a good basketball team. After more than three decades of irrelevance—and only four winning seasons—they’d finally found that magic mix of talent and cohesion and had become a division-winning powerhouse practically overnight. But then they hit..." May 31

  • Hassan Whiteside reportedly wants to stay with Heat if money is right

    Larry Brown Sports "Hassan Whiteside would reportedly like to stay with the Miami Heat, but he expects to be compensated for it, too. According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, Whiteside wants to remain in Miami “if all things are equal financially.” However, the Heat reportedly intend to offer Whiteside a..." May 30