Heat Rumors & News

  • 15h
    Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat

    Injury update going into Sunday vs. Pistons, per Heat: pic.twitter.com/gTJDMeST07

  • 22h
    Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat

    Uh oh. Wade on his knee, "I have a lot of fluid. In a perfect world I would love to get some fluid out.''

  • Joel Embiid says he will beat LeBron James one on one

    CBSSports.com "While Joel Embiid may not even play this season, he is quite confident in his abilities. So confident that he thinks that he could beat LeBron James in a game of one on one. In an ad for the app Game On, Embiid answer's a fan question about who would win in a game between him and James. He..." March 28

  • Report: Salary cap could rise to $105 million in 2017-18

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA’s current salary cap is $63.065 million. Larry Coon projects $67.4 million for next season. When I projected future caps under the new national TV contracts, using admittedly conservative numbers, I got $87 million for 2016-17 and $94 million for 2017-18. Either the league..." March 28

  • 1d
    Miami HEAT @MiamiHEAT

    Dwyane Wade (left knee contusion) is a game-time decision for tonight vs the Hawks.

  • Alonzo Mourning Confirms That Dikembe Mutombo Used To Walk Into Clubs And Shout “Who Wants To Sex Mutombo?”

    Barstool Sports Chicago "Good news, the entire world isn’t totally going to shit. I know Mutombo denied the urban legend but come on, we all want to live in a world where Dikembe Mutombo used to walk into clubs and shout “Who Wants To Sex Mutombo?”. That needed to happen. So thank god for Alonzo Mourning, because now this..." March 27

  • Bob Cousy saves his first Bill Russell comparison in 40 years for Hassan Whiteside

    Yahoo! Sports "Since retiring from the NBA in 1963 and again after a brief return to action in 1970, Bob Cousy has seen plenty of incredible defensive-minded big men. The 86-year old, who winters in Florida, doesn’t have to hover over NBA League Pass every night to see all manner of rim protectors cabled to him..." March 27

  • Shorthanded Heat survive against Celtics 93-86

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "This either was going to be tragedy squared or overnight revival. After the Miami Heat went up by 17 at the intermission, their largest halftime lead of the season, there would be no middle ground. It was yet another harrowing ride. For the second night in a row. A night after blowing a..." March 26

  • Khris Middleton's buzzer-beating three gives Bucks a crucial victory over Heat

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Everything looked bleak when the Milwaukee Bucks trailed by 16 points early in the fourth quarter Tuesday night. Miami seemed in complete control and ready to send the Bucks to a seventh straight loss in a game filled with playoff implications. But wait a second here. A final-quarter..." March 25

  • 3d
    Miami HEAT @MiamiHEAT

    Dwyane Wade (left knee contusion) has been ruled out of tonight’s #HEATgame vs the Boston Celtics.

  • 4d
    Miami HEAT @MiamiHEAT

    INJURY UPDATE: Hassan Whiteside sustained a laceration between his middle & ring fingers. He received 10 stitches & will not return tonight.

  • Thunder G Russell Westbrook's triple double vs. Heat voided

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "Upon further review by the NBA, Thunder guard Russell Westbrook did not record a triple-double on Sunday against the Heat, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. " March 24

  • Defense rules the day as Thunder beats Miami

    The Oklahoman "For the first time since Jan. 31, the Thunder didn’t score at least 100 points Sunday. But for the first time since late February, Oklahoma City didn’t need to. The team’s defense reemerged in an afternoon matinee against Miami, finally producing four quarters of steady stops that atoned for..." March 23

  • Michael Beasley says he is Hassan Whiteside's mentor

    CBSSports.com "After getting drafted No. 2 behind Derrick Rose in the 2008 NBA Draft, Michael Beasely never blossomed into the star that he was projected to be. But give Beasley credit, he has weathered the storm of a tumultuous basketball career and has returned to the Miami Heat after playing a season in..." March 22

  • 7d
    Surya Fernandez @SuryaHeatNBA

    Spoelstra says Josh McRoberts is working regularly with Heat trainers as part of his rehab. No mention of any timetable on his return.

  • 7d
    Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds

    Josh McRoberts may travel with Heat on this trip. That does not mean he's coming back anytime soon.

  • NBA commissioner Adam Silver talks potential labor strife, draft lottery changes and salary cap

    Houston Chronicle "NBA commissioner Adam Silver remained optimistic about many of the changes he has sought, but said the changes to the draft lottery approved by the majority of NBA teams will likely be postponed because the NBA Players Association turned down his proposal for a more gradual increase of the salary..." March 21

  • Chris Bosh still playing vital role for Heat despite being sidelined

    Miami Herald "Chris Bosh couldn’t get up from his hospital bed a few weeks ago. On Wednesday, he couldn’t stay seated on the Heat’s bench. On one of the Heat’s most meaningful nights of the season, Bosh was one of his team’s most active sideline participants. At different times throughout the game, Bosh..." March 20

  • Wade's 32 lift Heat to 108-104 victory over Blazers, Aldridge

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "For months, the Miami Heat had been able to back up something substantive with something else substantive. Instead, the winning streaks, as limited they were, were backed up against the likes of the Orlando Magic or Los Angeles Lakers. And then came Monday's victory over the Cleveland..." March 19

  • Greg Oden may be eyeing NBA comeback, Thad Matta says

    Sporting News "While his Buckeyes prepare for their NCAA Tournament matchup against VCU on Thursday, Ohio State coach Thad Matta answered questions about one of his high-profile former players. Matta's Buckeyes open the tournament in Portland, where the Trail Blazers drafted former Ohio State center Greg Oden..." March 19

  • Report: Heat to sign Michael Beasley for remainder of season

    Pro Basketball Talk "Michael Beasley has been a mixed bag for Miami the last 10 games. What else did you expect from the former No. 2 pick? He’s played good defense — surprisingly — and been able to score pretty efficiently when he gets around the rim. However, his shot selection remains dubious. At best. He’s..." March 18

  • Wade, Heat push past LeBron, Cavaliers 106-92

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "It's not that Erik Spoelstra saw this coming. But he did see the possibilities. "When we're playing good, connected basketball, we're not afraid of anybody," he said immediately before Monday night's game against the Cleveland Cavaliers at AmericanAirlines Arena. "We feel like we can beat..." March 17

  • Alonzo Mourning doesn’t understand why LeBron James left Miami

    SLAM Online "NBA Championship rings tend to shine pretty bright, but for some reason—maybe the lighting in the room when we speak, maybe the way it perfectly complements his dapper suit—Alonzo Mourning’s gigantic, diamond-filled piece of jewelry truly sparkles. With March Madness about to hit full swing, the..." March 17

  • NBA playoffs may need a format change

    USA Today "Enticing cross-conference NBA playoff matchups capture the imagination, presenting the idea of a fair and just basketball world in which only the best of the best are welcome. Dare to dream about the possibilities. LeBron James vs. Kevin Durant (or, for that matter, Russell Westbrook) as..." March 17

  • Michael Beasley’s contract runs out Tuesday

    Palm Beach Post "The Heat gambled by bringing back Michael Beasley last month, but now they face an even bigger bet. Beasley’s second 10-day contract is up at the end of the day Tuesday, meaning Miami has to sign him for the rest of the year or let him go. “I did everything I could do on my end, so I’m in a..." March 17

  • 12d
    Joseph Goodman @JoeGoodmanJr

    Injured/sore/hurt thigh muscle still bothering Luol Deng. Says he doesn't expect it to improve much without rest. "That time of year."

  • 12d
    Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat

    Zoran Dragic hurt his hand, according to Spoelstra, which prevented him from playing a fifth game in D-League, but said he is fine now.

  • 13d
    Jason Lieser @PBPjasonlieser

    Goran Dragic has been laboring a little bit with the bruised tailbone. Said today it "feels good" and has gotten better since Friday.

  • 13d
    Miami HEAT @MiamiHEAT

    OFFICIAL: The @MiamiHEAT have recalled @Zoran_Dragic from the @SFSkyforce - http://t.co/ScQTEnyiIu pic.twitter.com/DL7RGf6but

  • Hassan Whiteside says personal situation to blame for recent outbursts

    Pro Basketball Talk "Hassan Whiteside‘s game has matured, which has led to a breakout season in Miami. So what is with the recent moments of immaturity? First there was the wrestling match with Alex Len that led to an ejection. That was followed by a cheap shot on Boston’s Kelly Olynyk which led to Whiteside..." March 14

  • Henry Walker Agrees To Contract For Remainder Of Season With Heat

    Real GM Basketball "Henry Walker has agreed to sign with the Miami Heat for the remainder of the season." March 13

  • Heat fill Whiteside void, down Nets 104-98

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "What preceded this one made it a challenge. What follows made it essential. With center Hassan Whiteside sitting out his one-game suspension for his lapse of judgment a game earlier, the Miami Heat still found a way to stand tall enough behind the play of Chris Andersen and Udonis Haslem in a..." March 12

  • Riley: LeBron Could Have Had Something Historic Over Next 5-6 Years With Heat

    Real GM Basketball "Pat Riley felt that the Miami Heat were in the position he wanted them to be in despite losing in the 2014 Finals to the San Antonio Spurs, but LeBron James decided to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. "That was almost shocking to me that the players would allow that to happen. And I'm not..." March 12

  • NBA Players Union rejects cap smoothing, setting up ridiculous 2016 free agency summer

    SB Nation "The NBA Players Association has officially rejected cap smoothing when the new TV deal comes into play. Get ready for an absolutely wild summer in 2016. The National Basketball Players Association has informed the NBA that it will not agree to "smoothing" of the salary cap prior to the 2016-17..." March 12

  • 17d
    Shandel Richardson @ShandelRich

    Wade did not go through shootaround. Wasn't feeling well, according to Heat

  • Celtics keep playoff race interesting

    Boston Herald "The degree to which the Celtics want to make the playoffs was evident in the ice wrapped about Isaiah Thomas’ lower back and right elbow after last night’s 100-90 victory over the Heat. Thomas had scored 12 of his 25 points over the last 6:03 of the game, the final 3:44 of which he played in..." March 10

  • Heat’s Hassan Whiteside suspended one game for hit on Celtics’ Kelly Olynyk

    Pro Basketball Talk "Hassan Whiteside has been suspended one game for “elbowing Boston Celtics center Kelly Olynyk in the back of the neck,” the league announced on Tuesday via official release. This honestly comes as no surprise." March 10

  • Dwyane Wade Rips Teammate Hassan Whiteside After Cheap Shot On Kelly Olynyk

    NESN "Kelly Olynyk might have been caught completely off-guard by Hassan Whiteside’s senseless cheap shot Monday, but Dwyane Wade, sadly, was not. Wade, the Miami Heat’s longest-serving player and face of the franchise, has seen this type of thing before from his young teammate — less than a week..." March 10

  • Chris Bosh rejoins Heat, eyes '15-16

    ESPN.com "The Heat announced Monday that forward Chris Bosh, who was diagnosed with blood clots in his lungs last month, is expected to resume full basketball activities in September, putting him on target to return fully healthy for the start of the 2015-16 season. Bosh also spoke to the media for the..." March 10

  • Michael Beasley signs second 10-day contract with Heat

    Sporting News "The Miami Heat have signed Michael Beasley to a second 10-day contract, the team announced on Sunday. Beasley has played in six games since he originally signed a 10-day deal with the Heat, averaging 10.5 points, 4.2 rebounds and 23.6 minutes. " March 09

  • 19d
    Shandel Richardson @ShandelRich

    Dragic, Deng, Whiteside all game-time decisions.

  • Signs pointing toward another 10-day for Michael Beasley

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "It appears the Heat have plans of re-signing forward Michael Beasley to another 10-day contract. The team has to make a decision once the current contract expires after Saturday's game against the Sacramento Kings. "We like Mike," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. "We spent a lot of time..." March 08

  • Goran Dragic Wants To Re-Sign With Heat

    Real GM Basketball "Goran Dragic has been open with his desire to re-sign with the Miami Heat this offseason on a long-term deal. “That’s my wish,” Dragic said. “Right now I’m focused on doing as much as possible this season and make the playoffs, but of course this first 10-15 days here has been a great feeling..." March 08

  • Wizards dodge major letdown to defeat Heat

    CSN Washington "The story of this one isn't that the Wizards beat the sub-.500 Miami Heat. It's that they blew most of a 35-point lead and had to struggle for a 99-97 victory on Friday at Verizon Center in front of their 11th sellout of the season. It was such a bad effort that John Wall had the harshest words of..." March 07

  • 21d
    Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds

    Deng, Dragic and D-Wade all listed as questionable for tonight.

  • 21d
    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    Rockets, Mavs, Raps & Heat still interested in free agent JaVale McGee, source told Yahoo. Mavs challenge is finding PT with Tyson Chandler.

  • Sources: Portland checks on Ray Allen, who's intent on sitting out season

    Yahoo! Sports "Perhaps the Portland Trail Blazers could’ve been an ideal scenario for Ray Allen to return to the NBA: A championship contender in a tradition-rich market losing one of the league’s best three-point shooters to a devastating injury. In the wake of Wesley Matthews tearing his Achilles tendon on..." March 07

  • 22d
    Miami HEAT @MiamiHEAT

    Luol Deng (right thigh contusion) & Dwyane Wade (sore right hip) have both been ruled out of tonight’s #HEATgame vs the Wizards.

  • LeBron on Valanciunas' flagrant foul: I've got to 'protect myself' more

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "When asked if the Cavaliers should have retaliated after a hard foul he suffered by Raptors big man Jonas Valanciunas, LeBron James seemed open to the idea in order to "curb opponents' behavior" moving forward, according to the Northeast Ohio Media Group. "Maybe I've got to protect myself a..." March 06

  • Inside Goran Dragic's Dramatic and Game-Changing Transition with the Miami Heat

    Bleacher Report "Entering last month's trade deadline, the Miami Heat needed to pick up the slack a bit—in terms of winning and pace, as they ranked last in the NBA in possessions per game. They found both of those answers in arguably the best player moved on Feb. 19: point guard Goran Dragic, formerly of the..." March 05