Heat Rumors & News

  • Questions return for Heat; answers not so clear

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Erik Spoelstra has entered training camp the past two seasons with a mantra of "letting go," that even from NBA championships, you have to move on. Saturday, when training camp opens at AmericanAirlines Arena, the Miami Heat will have no other choice. Because there is no alternative...." September 21

  • Dwyane Wade credits David Stern’s dress code for improving his style

    Pro Basketball Talk "Few things have been mocked quite like the NBA dress code for players put in by former commissioner David Stern. Stern had hired a Republican consultant to help make the NBA “more red state friendly.” Which sounded a lot like code for making the game less hip-hop, less urban, and less black...." September 19

  • Heat announce Keith Smart and Chris Quinn additions to staff

    CBSSports.com "The Miami Heat have been reshuffling the coaching staff as they move into their next era of basketball. After reassigning assistants Ron Rothstein and Bob McAdoo away from the bench, the Heat have hired new coaches to fill in open spots. The reshuffling put assistant David Fizdale firmly in the..." September 18

  • Gregg Popovich: Heat got overconfident in NBA Finals

    Pro Basketball Talk "In Game 1 of the NBA Finals, an air-conditioning failure – not the Spurs – beat LeBron James and the Heat. That perception gained traction when LeBron dominated Miami’s Game 2 win. Unfortunately, the Heat might have bought into that storyline a little too much themselves. At least that’s..." September 18

  • Sources: Free-agent forward Michael Beasley working out for Spurs

    Yahoo! Sports "Free-agent forward Michael Beasley is working out for the defending NBA champion San Antonio Spurs at the franchise's practice facility this week, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Beasley's had several workouts for teams this summer, including two with the Los Angeles Lakers, but remains..." September 17

  • Greg Oden’s drinking an issue during season, alleged domestic assault

    ESPN.com "The fading sunlight illuminates the bustling gym lobby as the varsity pep squad huddles near a massive trophy case built within the brick walls of the athletic complex at Indianapolis' Lawrence North High School. The group bursts into a set of jumps, twists and cheers at the end of a recent..." September 16

  • Mario Chalmers, After Tough Playoffs, Promises a Major Comeback for Heat

    Bleacher Report "It had been nearly a month since his downward spiral had finally stopped, only because the NBA season had cruelly ended. Even after enduring enough recrimination and ridicule to last any athlete a dozen lifetimes, Mario Chalmers still couldn't stop blaming himself. "I just needed to be by..." September 15

  • Agent Says Beasley Won’t Return to Miami

    Basketball Insiders "No surprise here: Michael Beasley definitely won’t be back with the Heat, agent Jared Karnes said Tuesday. The Heat never made an offer. " September 10

  • Agent: Michael Beasley won’t be back with Heat next season

    Pro Basketball Talk "Michael Beasley is an unrestricted free agent, after Miami took a chance on him as a bit of a reclamation project last season. Beasley was waived by the Suns last summer after multiple off-the-court incidents, but since he came into the league with the Heat, the franchise was hopeful that the..." September 10

  • Luol Deng responds: 'I actually have a lot of African in me'

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The following is the complete statement issued by Miami Heat player Luol Deng on Tuesday in regard to the Hawks situation: HE HAS A LITTLE AFRICAN IN HIM These words were recently used to describe me. It would ordinarily make any African parent proud to hear their child recognized for their..." September 10

  • Chris Bosh launches his own chic tie line

    New York Post "Miami Heat center Chris Bosh is considered one of the sharpest dressers in the league — but in the past he’s made some poor sartorial choices regarding ties. “I’ve had some bad ones. Stripes and squares and something that’s really big,” the natty NBA star told The Post at Carson Street Clothiers..." September 10

  • Zoran Dragic In Talks With Heat, Spurs, Mavericks, Magic

    Real GM Basketball "Behind a resurgent desire to pursue the NBA culminating in a successful World Cup showing, Slovenian shooting guard Zoran Dragic has maintained discussions with the four teams interested in signing him for next season: the Miami Heat, Orlando Magic, San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Mavericks, league..." September 10

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    Free agent center @TheRyanHollins met with the Heat on Friday, sources tell Yahoo Sports. Kings, Bulls & Spurs also have interest in Hollins

  • Wizards interested in signing Ray Allen

    CSN Washington "The Wizards would prefer to keep their 15th and final roster open but they'd quickly change gears for Ray Allen. The team contacted the 39-year-old shooting guard early in the free agent process to gauge his interest in signing, CSNwashington.com has confirmed with two people with knowledge of the..." September 03

  • Keith Smart discussing role with Miami Heat coaching staff

    Yahoo! Sports "Former Golden State and Sacramento coach Keith Smart has emerged as a strong candidate to join the Miami Heat's revamped assistant coaching staff, league sources told Yahoo Sports. In the wake of a shakeup that resulted in the reassignments of Bob McAdoo and Ron Rothstein, Smart, 49, and Miami..." September 02

  • Heat ask about Andray Blatche, work out Nazr Mohammed

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Heat, with only minimum contracts available, want to add a shooting guard and a big. They got their shooting guard in Shannon Brown. The big? A few candidates are emerging. Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald: The Heat, looking to add another veteran backup center, summoned 6-11..." September 02

  • Ray Allen Still In No Hurry To Make Decision On Future

    Hartford Courant "Ray Allen could play one more year in the NBA. He is wanted, and he knows it. Or he could retire with no regrets, all business finished. All the years of solid play and diligent work at conditioning have put him, at 39, in this rare position — to script his own ending, and take his time doing..." September 02

  • Reports: Heat work out Nazr Mohammed

    CBSSports.com "On Monday, the Astros announced that manager Bo Porter and bench coach Dave Trembley have been fired. Tom Lawless will take over as interim manager through the remainder of the 2014 season. Here's the official statement from GM Jeff Luhnow: “Earlier today, I informed Bo Porter that he would..." September 01

  • Heat demote two assistants to hire Juwan Howard

    Yahoo! Sports "After a summer of dramatic roster change, the Miami Heat are reassigning two prominent assistant coaches, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Ron Rothstein and Bob McAdoo will no longer play significant roles on head coach Erik Spoelstra's staff – and could be completely off the bench, according..." September 01

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    Sam Amick @sam_amick

    Shannon Brown's contract with the Miami Heat is for one year at $1.3 million, I'm told.

  • NBA adding extra space along the baseline to increase safety

    SB Nation "There will be more space around the basket stanchion next season because the NBA is trying to improve player safety. The NBA is attempting to improve player safety by cutting down the amount of photographers around the basket stanchion, according to a memo from Rod Thorn, the league's president..." August 26

  • Cavs, Heat interested in Emeka Okafor; won't be ready until midseason

    ESPN.com "Even after losing an entire season to injury, Emeka Okafor is a man in demand. Roughly half of the league, I'm told, has registered interest this summer in Okafor, despite the fact that the 31-year-old free agent lost the entire 2013-14 season while recovering from a serious neck..." August 25

  • Report: Heat have laundry list of reasons for not re-signing Beasley

    Pro Basketball Talk "Michael Beasley, the former No. 2 overall pick, is just 25. These should be his prime money-earning years. Instead, it’s been a rough summer for the free agent. Despite early reports of several teams holding interest, Beasley hasn’t drawn much outside of a workout with the Lakers. He remains..." August 25

  • Heat looking at Okafor, Barbosa, Crawford to add veterans

    CBSSports.com "The Miami Herald reports that the Heat are aggressively looking for another two-guard or a center to add to their rotation, and free agent Leandro Barbosa and Emeka Okafor are among the players they're interested in: The Heat is serious about adding another shooting guard and a big man if..." August 24

  • Ray Allen -- City Attorney Demands Law Change ... After NBA Star's Home Invasion

    TMZ.com "The 7 teens who entered Ray Allen's Florida home while his wife and children were asleep inside SHOULD HAVE been arrested ... so says the Coral Gables City Attorney who tells TMZ Sports he's gunning to change the laws so he can lock up trespassers in the future. The backstory is crazy ... the..." August 21

  • Report: Heat trying to add shooting guard, another big but for veteran minimum

    Pro Basketball Talk "Right now, the Heat have the older, coming-off-injury Danny Granger backing up the older, his knees still bother him Dwyane Wade at the two guard spot (after that comes Reggie Williams I guess). Right now the big man rotation for the Heat is likely Josh McRoberts and Chris Bosh starting with..." August 20

  • Report: Heat have shown interest in Emeka Okafor, Ekpe Udoh

    CBSSports.com "The Miami Heat lost LeBron James to the Cleveland Cavaliers this offseason, throwing the biggest wrench possible into their plans of making a fifth straight NBA Finals and competing for the franchise's fourth championship. While they've retooled the roster by bringing in veterans like Luol Deng,..." August 20

  • Heat looking at Barbosa

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Free-agent guard Leandro Barbosa, who currently is working with the Brazil national team in advance of the World Cup in hopes of showcasing his game for an NBA return, has drawn interest from the Heat. A source familiar with the situation said Barbosa is on the Heat's radar, but is one of..." August 19

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    David Pick @IAmDPick

    NBA free agent Toney Douglas is headed to China, according to source.

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    The Clippers the latest team showing interest in free agent forward Shawn Marion, a source said. Cavs, Pacers, Heat also still interested.

  • Oden formally charged with felony battery, not guilty plea entered

    Pro Basketball Talk "This part of the court proceedings is a bit of a formality, but the felony battery charges against former NBA No. 1 pick Greg Oden became official before a judge Wednesday morning in Indianapolis. A not guilty plea was entered (standard at this point in any criminal case, it can be changed..." August 14

  • NBA releases 2014-2015 schedule: Spurs host Mavs in season opener

    CBSSports.com "The NBA announced its 2014-2015 schedule Wednesday, and for the first time in seven years, LeBron James will not feature on its opening night. The season opens Tuesday, October 28th with the defending champion San Antonio Spurs raising their fifth banner before taking on the Dallas Mavericks...." August 13

  • Sources: LeBron back to Miami for Christmas day game

    ESPN.com "The NBA will announce Wednesday that LeBron James will play his first game in Miami since returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Christmas Day, according to sources briefed on the league's new schedule. Sources told ESPN.com Tuesday that the NBA's 2014-15 schedule -- which will be released in..." August 13

  • Greg Oden now faces felony charge, too

    Indianapolis Star "Former Miami Heat player Greg Oden is now facing a felony charge after police said he punched his former girlfriend in the face. Oden, 26, was charged in Marion Superior Court today with one count of battery resulting in serious bodily injury, a Level 5 felony, as well as misdemeanor charges of..." August 12

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    Sam Amico @SamAmicoFSO

    Ray Allen update: He says today no need to wait from some secret inside source, that when he reaches decision on future he'll just say it.

  • In video to fans, Pat Riley says Heat remain title contenders

    Fox Sports "Miami Heat president Pat Riley posted a message to "Heat Lifers" Friday on the team's official website. The three-minute clip is vintage Riley, with stirring footage of the franchise's best teams that he has assembled over the course of almost two decades. Game footage of LeBron James, Dwyane..." August 09

  • Eyes will be on Cavs, Heat early

    ESPN.com "The NBA didn't wait long to pit LeBron James' Cavaliers against his new former team. Six days after opening the preseason at home, the Cavs will meet the Heat on Oct. 11 in Rio de Janeiro. James and Cleveland open Oct. 5 against Maccabi Tel Aviv, the Israeli club formerly led by new Cavs coach..." August 09

  • Reggie Williams, Heat agree on one-year deal

    Yahoo! Sports "Free-agent forward Reggie Williams has reached an agreement on a one-year deal with the Miami Heat, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Williams is expected to play a bench scoring role for the Heat, who are searching for younger, athletic players to bolster their roster." August 07

  • ESPN gives Dan Le Batard two-day suspension for LeBron billboard

    Sporting News "Dan Le Batard, a Miami Herald columnist and ESPN radio host, has received a two-day suspension from the worldwide leader after he paid for a billboard in Akron, Ohio, that read, "You're Welcome, LeBron" with "Love, Miami," underneath. In a statement, ESPN distanced itself from Le Batard's..." August 07

  • Tim Hardaway Sr. Leaves Heat For Assistant Coaching Job With Pistons

    Real GM Basketball "Tim Haraway Sr. said Thursday that he is leaving the Miami Heat as a scout to join the coaching staff of the Detroit Pistons. “I’m ecstatic,” Hardaway said. “It’s something I wanted to do. It’s all about teaching. I’m good at teaching and understanding players." Stan Van Gundy was an..." August 07

  • Free-agent Greg Oden arrested on battery charges

    SI.com "Free agent center Greg Oden was arrested Thursday on two preliminary charges of misdemeanor battery after allegedly punching a woman, reports WTHR.com. According to the report, Oden was taken into custody in Lawrence, Ind., at 5 a.m. Thursday morning. Oden starred at Lawrence North High School..." August 07

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    Shams Charania @ShamsCharania

    Undrafted guard Tyler Johnson has agreed to a free agent deal with the Miami Heat, league source tells RealGM. Impressive in summer league.

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    Jorge Sedano @SedanoESPN

    Clippers to work out back up Centers this week. Names that will come thru: Andray Blatche, Greg Oden, Andrew Bynum & Emeka Okafor

  • Heat's Dwyane Wade dropping weight to take on bigger responsibility

    CBSSports.com "With LeBron James leaving the Miami Heat for the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Heat are going to have to rely on Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade much more than they have in the previous couple of seasons. Bosh received a new five-year, $118 million contract and seems ready to remind people he used to be a..." August 02

  • Dwyane Wade supportive of LeBron

    ESPN.com "Even before LeBron James told him he'd be going back to the Cleveland Cavaliers, Dwyane Wade said he could tell his teammate and friend would not be returning to the Miami Heat. Wade said Friday that he could just tell from James' body language during a flight from Las Vegas that he would not..." August 02

  • Chris Bosh expects 'good' Heat team

    ESPN.com "Chris Bosh said Thursday that he was "close" to leaving the Miami Heat before ultimately deciding to sign a five-year, $118 million contract to stay with the team. "It was close. I'm not going to lie," Bosh said on "The Zaslow and Joy Show" on FM 104.3 The Ticket in Miami. "It was close. It was..." August 01

  • Pat Riley says Heat will be fine

    ESPN.com "Miami Heat president Pat Riley insists his franchise has recovered well from LeBron James' stunning return to Cleveland in free agency, but admits that it remains a difficult blow to accept. "I went into it with the notion he was coming back, so I was selling that to players," Riley said..." July 31

  • Sources: Lakers bring in Beasley for workout

    ESPN Los Angeles "The Los Angeles Lakers are considering signing free-agent forward Michael Beasley and brought in the six-year veteran for a workout at their El Segundo, California, practice facility Wednesday, according to multiple sources. "[Beasley] looked very good and he has been working out," one source..." July 31

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    Dwain Price @DwainPrice

    Nelson said the #Mavs may consider signing Rashard Lewis after his knee surgery. Mavs took 1-yr, $1.4 million deal for Lewis off the table.

  • LeBron-bashing ad from Miami radio station rejected

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "A Miami radio program on Tuesday attempted to buy a full-page advertisement in The Plain Dealer to poke fun at LeBron James. A mock-up of the advertisement posted on Twitter depicts two Miami Heat championship rings above the words "You're Welcome, LeBron." Below are the words "Sincerely, Miami..." July 30