Heat Rumors & News

  • Heat sign Luol Deng as replacement for LeBron James

    Yahoo! Sports "After losing LeBron James, the Miami Heat have reached agreement with free-agent forward Luol Deng on a two-year, $20 million contract, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Deng will hold a player option on the 2015-16 season, a source said. Deng chose the Heat believing their returning nucleus..." July 14

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Chris Andersen -- the Birdman -- reaches agreement on a multi-year deal to return to the Miami Heat, league source tells Yahoo Sports.

  • Chris Bosh: 'Excited for challenge'

    ESPN.com "Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh said he has "no bitter feelings" toward LeBron James following James' decision to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. "We're going to be brothers regardless," Bosh told ESPN.com in a phone interview on Saturday. "No bitter feelings, man. It's all love." On Friday..." July 14

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    Mario Chalmers @mchalmers15

    Proud to say I'm back wit the heat. Heat nation we still here

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Heat's re-upping of DWade remains most expected move of 2014 Free Agency. But word is it's unlikely to be finalized until Monday at earliest

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    Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes

    One thing has become apparent in Las Vegas: Miami never considered trading PG Norris Cole and that remains their stance, league sources say.

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Atlanta is re-engaged on Luol Deng, who has continued deal talks with Miami today, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.

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    Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds

    Person close to Mario Chalmers says he, Heat are working on deal for him to stay. "Nothing finalized," person says.

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    ESPN sources also say that Miami is making progress in its pursuit of Luol Deng to team him with Chris Bosh and soon-to-reupped Dwyane Wade

  • Dwyane Wade says LeBron ‘made the right decision’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Once LeBron James made the decision to leave the Heat for the Cavaliers in free agency, one would think that Dwyane Wade would have been less than thrilled with that specific turn of events. While Wade obviously didn’t want to see the game’s best player leave, he’s able to separate the business..." July 12

  • Cavaliers not previously informed

    ESPN.com "The Cleveland Cavaliers found out they were getting LeBron James back the same way the rest of the world did, when they read James' essay that was posted on Sports Illustrated's website on Friday afternoon, sources said. James spoke with Heat president Pat Riley and owner Micky Arison Friday..." July 12

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Chris Bosh is finalizing an agreement to return to Miami on a five-year, $118M deal, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Miami is pushing to complete a deal to keep Dwyane Wade now, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.

  • LeBron: I'm coming back to Cleveland

    SI.com "Before anyone ever cared where I would play basketball, I was a kid from Northeast Ohio. It’s where I walked. It’s where I ran. It’s where I cried. It’s where I bled. It holds a special place in my heart. People there have seen me grow up. I sometimes feel like I’m their son. Their passion can be..." July 12

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Miami is fighting to keep Chris Bosh, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. He will decide between Heat and Rockets today.

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Dwyane Wade left cross-country flight with LeBron James to Miami still unsure of which way James is leaning, sources tell Yahoo Sports.

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    David Aldridge @daldridgetnt

    FA guard Anthony Morrow still considering the Clippers, Heat, Wizards, Raptors and Suns, per source. All willing to use some portion of MLE.

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Dwyane Wade expected to be on a flight back to Miami with LeBron James tonight, league sources told Yahoo. They had been together in Vegas.

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    The Chicago Bulls are gauging interest with free agent Dwyane Wade, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.

  • Heat Fans Respond to LeBron James Leaving by Defacing Mural and Burning Jerseys

    Bleacher Report "No matter where LeBron James decided to sign this summer, at least one team's fans were going to be upset. On Friday afternoon, Sports Illustrated's Lee Jenkins broke the news that James was returning home to play with the Cleveland Cavaliers. That decision led to some angry Miami Heat..." July 11

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Houston and Chris Bosh moving quickly on securing deal, and with Bosh, Rockets will match Chandler Parsons offer sheet, source tells Yahoo.

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Cavs pressed Celtics/Nets officials to complete paperwork on 3-way trade in last hour, needed it done "immediately." Cap space is clear now.

  • Isaiah Thomas prefers Lakers, Mavericks or Suns

    SLAM Online "Sometimes, being good enough just doesn’t cut it, especially in the case of restricted free agent point guard Isaiah Thomas. Despite numbers that put him in elite company in 2014, IT is still waiting for a deal to materialize. He thinks he knows why, too. Thomas’ averages of 20 points and 6..." July 11

  • Dwyane Wade is the biggest loser of the NBA offseason

    USA Today "Dwyane Wade needs a hug. Well, not really. Wade is a multi-millionaire who has won 3 NBA rings and is marrying Gabrielle Union. He doesn’t need your pity. That being said, Wade is far and away the biggest loser in this month of NBA free agency. As rumors swirl and contracts get offered,..." July 11

  • LeBron to rejoin Cavs will be announced on his Web site before he leaves for World Cup

    Sheridan Hoops "The Decision has been made, even though it hasn’t been made public by the man himself. LeBron James is returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers, a league source tells SheridanHoops.com. James met with Miami Heat president Pat Riley on Wednesday in Las Vegas to deliver the news, and Riley did his..." July 11

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    Andrew Sharp @andrewsharp

    LeBron sat down Wednesday and Pat Riley passed out laminated copies of the Dan Gilbert letter to everyone. "Let's all read together"

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    Chris Broussard @Chris_Broussard

    LJ Rumors running rampant. Here's something definitely true: LJ still has family he wants to talk to before announcing decision

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    Sam Amico @SamAmicoFSO

    To be more precise, no less than five police officers at LeBron James home. They were told to expect a 3:30 ET announcement.

  • NBA world waits nervously for LeBron resolution

    New York Post "Pat Riley got his highly anticipated meeting with LeBron James on Wednesday in Las Vegas. Now the question is whether the Heat president convinced the self-described King to remain in Miami, where he has won two NBA championships, or if James will head home, back to Cleveland. According to..." July 10

  • NBA announces salary cap of $63.065 million

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The NBA announced that the salary cap for the 2014-15 season will be an all-time high of $63.065 million, an increase by 7.5 percent. The tax level for the season will be $76.829 million, an increase of 7.1 percent. The minimum team salary, which is set at 90 percent of the cap, is $56.759..." July 10

  • LeBron James undecided after Pat Riley, Heat meeting

    USA Today "LeBron James' highly anticipated meeting with the Miami Heat in Las Vegas ended Wednesday afternoon, but his uncertain future remains. According to a person with knowledge of his situation, James has not made up his mind about whether he will re-sign with the Heat or head elsewhere. The person..." July 10

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    Chris Broussard @Chris_Broussard

    Source: LeBron James will not make/announce his decision tonight

  • Bosh Will Sign 4-Year/ 88M Deal with Rockets if LeBron James Leaves Heat

    ESPN.com "LeBron James met with Miami Heat officials for more than an hour Wednesday afternoon in Las Vegas but emerged without a decision about his future, sources told ESPN.com. James didn't plan to announce a free-agent decision Wednesday night and had not met with his other primary option, the..." July 10

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    Alex Kennedy @AlexKennedyNBA

    Miami has explored the possibility of adding talent via a Mario Chalmers sign-and-trade, per sources. Pat Riley still trying to make moves.

  • Report: 90 percent chance LeBron returns to Cleveland

    Sheridan Hoops "A plugged-in source tells me there is a 90 percent chance that LeBron James will return to the Cleveland Cavaliers, and it will be announced on www.lebronjames.com if it happens. That is my latest intelligence, and it comes from the same league source who told me Monday that he felt there was a..." July 09

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    LeBron James reached out to two vet free agents last week about joining him, IF he left Miami, sources tell Yahoo. Mike Miller was one.

  • Carmelo holding out hope Phil can deliver LeBron to Knicks

    New York Post "This is Carmelo Anthony’s “dream” — play in New York with LeBron James this season. That’s right. New York. Not Miami. Too bad it’s a long shot to happen. According to a friend of Anthony’s, Melo has held out faint hope Knicks president Phil Jackson can pull a miracle and clear out the..." July 09

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    Alex Kennedy @AlexKennedyNBA

    If Miami can send Mario Chalmers sign-and-trade package to/through Charlotte for Josh McRoberts, Heat would still have their MLE to spend.

  • Cleveland stuck between ‘hate’ and desperation for LeBron

    New York Post "When you break a city’s heart, there is a steep price to pay. Fan forgiveness takes time, even if you are the King. “I hate him. I don’t want him back,’’ Jason Timothy, 27, said Tuesday on the four-year anniversary of The Decision, the day LeBron James officially dumped the grittiness of..." July 09

  • LeBron Narrows Choices To Heat, Cavs

    Real GM Basketball "LeBron James has narrowed his choices down to the Miami Heat and Cleveland Cavaliers, according to Adrian Wojnarowski during an appearance on Fox Sports Live. James will meet with Pat Riley on Wednesday." July 09

  • Heat Won't Operate With Cap Space, Must Stay Below $81M

    Real GM Basketball "By reaching agreements with Josh McRoberts and Danny Granger with the non-taxpayer midlevel exception and biannual exception, the Miami Heat will not be operating as a team with cap space. With LeBron James, Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade and Udonis Haslem opting out, they conceivably could have..." July 08

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    Alex Kennedy @AlexKennedyNBA

    No surprise, but Miami is no longer in the mix for Marvin Williams after using MLE on Josh McRoberts. Miami had met with Williams recently.

  • Report: LeBron James to meet with Pat Riley Wednesday in Las Vegas

    Pro Basketball Talk "Maybe, finally, this will lead to a little clarity. NBA free agency has been bottlenecked waiting for LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony to make their decisions, which will open up the secondary markets and after that the dominos will start to fall quickly. LeBron James is set to meet with Pat..." July 08

  • Melo hesitating to see if he can team with LeBron?

    New York Post "The Knicks expected Carmelo Anthony’s decision by Monday, but heard only crickets. A growing belief within the organization is Anthony is waiting to make sure there is no possible way of hooking up with LeBron James in Miami or Los Angeles. While Anthony monitors the South Beach drama, James is..." July 08

  • Jim Brown says LeBron only should return to Cavaliers if Dan Gilbert makes public apology

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Cleveland’s greatest sports legend would have no problem with LeBron James returning to the city, but believes he only should under one condition. Jim Brown, the hall of fame Browns running back, believes James only should re-sign with the Cavaliers if owner Dan Gilbert makes a public apology...." July 08

  • Report: LeBron's 'inner circle' wants return to Cavs

    SI.com "LeBron James' "inner circle", including his wife Savannah, reportedly believe he should return to Cleveland, according to Chris Sheridan of SheridanHoops. Sheridan cites a "source who has been briefed" on James' free agency. Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski previously reported that James'..." July 08

  • Cavs explain why they took down Dan Gilbert's letter to LeBron James

    SB Nation "By now, you've probably noticed that Dan Gilbert's famous Comic Sans letter to LeBron James, an active link on the team's website even four years later, was taken down for good Sunday night at the same time rumors circulated about a meeting between the Cavaliers and James' agent to discuss a..." July 08

  • The Miami Heat and the NBA’s Double Standard of ‘Sacrifice’

    Grantland "In a time of hushed meetings and amorphous potential offers, the Rockets have transformed a thought exercise into a real thing by presenting Chris Bosh a concrete choice: take a pay cut to stay in Miami, or earn your full maximum salary over a four-year deal in Houston. It’s not quite the ideal..." July 08

  • Heat showing interest in Garrett Temple? Not so fast

    CSN Washington "The NBA rumor mill churned out countless stories recently about planes headed to visit LeBron James, a pickup game involving Carmelo Anthony and Chris Bosh receiving a max contract offer. On Monday, it briefly stopped focusing on those three headliners just long enough for a mention of Wizards..." July 08

  • Reports: Rockets offer 4-years $88 million Chris Bosh

    Houston Chronicle "The Rockets’ effort to land a third star could have turned in a different, but familiar direction on Monday. The Rockets offered Miami forward Chris Bosh, whom they targeted in 2010, a max contract, ESPN’s Chris Broussard reported via Twitter. Yahoo! Sports also reported that the Rockets had..." July 08