Heat Rumors & News

  • Bulls plotting to sign Bosh if he can play next season

    ESPN "In this latest Son of Weekend Dime compilation, we've amassed the freshest dribbles of pertinent chatter from the NBA's annual D-League Showcase ... with the league's annual trade buzzer just over 30 days away: No one in the NBA knows if Chris Bosh will ever play professional basketball again..." January 21

  • Magic offered Vucevic, 1st-rounder for Dragic

    Hoops Rumors "Orlando tried to pick up Miami point guard Goran Dragic, offering center Nikola Vucevic and a future first-rounder in return, reports Marc Stein of ESPN.com. Miami rejected the offer as the Heat already have Hassan Whiteside manning the middle on a maximum deal he signed in July. Still, it..." January 20

  • LeBron James, Stephen Curry lead NBA All-Star starters to New Orleans

    Pro Basketball Talk "The fans had their say — they wanted Stephen Curry as a starter in the All-Star Game and they got it. But that leaves Russell Westbrook on the outside looking in. The NBA All-Star Starters for the Feb. 19 game in New Orleans were announced Thursday. Remember, the fan vote — which used to be the..." January 20

  • There Were Two Egregious Snubs On The NBA All-Star Starters Roster

    Uproxx "Normally, the conversation surrounding All-Star “snubs” takes place after full rosters are announced in any sport. On Thursday, the NBA announced only the 2017 starting lineups for both the East and West and, in something of a rare twist, the outrage machine got a very early start. This time,..." January 20

  • Dragic vexes Mavericks as Heat prevail

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Dallas Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki is well aware of the scouting report on Miami Heat point guard Goran Dragic, who is known for his ability to finish at the rim. On Thursday night, however, Dragic did a bit of everything, scoring a game-high 32 points to lead Miami to a..." January 19

  • Hassan Whiteside Says Lack of Popularity Affecting All-Star Votes Read

    SLAM Online "Hassan Whiteside thinks the NBA All-Star voting process is little more than a gimmicky popularity contest. Whiteside says that if voters went just by the numbers, his selection to play in the big game next month would be a no-brainer. Whiteside, who leads the League with 14.3 boards per..." January 19

  • TNT planning "Players Only" broadcast night with analysts doing play-by-play

    Awful Announcing "Sports networks are experimenting all the time with new ways to deliver games to viewers. We’ve seen special camera angles, special megacasts, special things done with announcers, we’ve even seen First Take make an appearance during halftime of Monday Night Football. Ok, maybe that last one wasn’t..." January 19

  • Hassan Whiteside continues to say he's being overlooked in NBA All-Star voting

    Miami Herald "Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside feels he is being overlooked in All-Star voting, so much so that he made an interesting claim on Tuesday. “You put my numbers up and just don’t put a face up there I feel like the (voting) numbers would be different,” said Whiteside, who dropped to 11th among..." January 18

  • Lamar Odom Apologizes to Khloe and Vows to Get Her Back

    TMZ "Lamar Odom says he's grateful to Khloe Kardashian for staying by his side through his drug addiction and recovery ... and he wants her back. Odom opened up about his battle with drugs on "The Doctors" -- and after completing a 30 day stint in rehab, he says one thing is perfectly clear ... "I..." January 18

  • Heat ride late surge to overcome Harden, Rockets

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Erik Spoelstra summed up James Harden's 40-point performance succinctly. "At least it wasn't 60," the Miami Heat coach said. Indeed, Harden produced his 13th triple-double of the season, but it wasn't enough as Miami upset the Houston Rockets 109-103 on Tuesday night at..." January 17

  • Adam Silver addresses George Karl's suggestion of PED use in the NBA

    USA Today "NBA commissioner Adam Silver says that while he has no evidence that performance enhancing drugs are a problem in the league, any suggestion that it might be will be taken seriously. Silver was asked about a wide range of topics at his press conference in London Thursday, which came before the..." January 17

  • Bucks stifle Heat 116-108

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- The last time the Milwaukee Bucks faced the Miami Heat, they put forth their worst offensive showing of the season. When the two teams met again Friday, the Bucks were clicking on all cylinders, taking control from the opening tip and cruising to a 116-108 victory over the Heat..." January 13

  • Magic have expressed interest in acquiring Dragic

    Real GM Basketball "The Orlando Magic are one of multiple teams who have expressed interest in trading with the Miami Heat for Goran Dragic. Miami gave up two future first rounders to the Phoenix Suns for Dragic in 2015 and will holdout for a sizable trade package in return for him. Dragic has a player option..." January 13

  • Warriors shrug off Heat's challenge

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- When it comes to his next contract negotiation, or perhaps future consideration as a Most Valuable Player candidate, there is one stat Golden State shooting guard Klay Thompson won't want to cite. The Warriors won the past six games he missed. Golden State ran that..." January 11

  • Heat say Hassan Whiteside not being shopped on trade market

    Miami Herald "With the Miami Heat struggling at the bottom of the standings, it’s fair to wonder if Pat Riley is actively shopping his best players as the franchise continues rebuilding. Shopping is one thing and listening to offers is another, and a Heat spokesman made it clear Tuesday night Miami isn’t..." January 11

  • That Time Charles Oakley Allegedly Slapped Charles Barkley

    Complex "Former NBA All-Stars Charles Barkley and Charles Oakley never liked one another. Never was that more evident than when they got into this fight during a preseason game in 1996 Oakley's dislike for Sir Charles surfaced again during the 2016 playoffs, after Oakley warned Barkley to "stop talking..." January 10

  • Everyone on the Miami Heat’s Roster Is Available for Trade

    Heat Nation "According to Zach Lowe of ESPN, the Miami Heat are open for business with any player on the team’s roster being up for grabs. “Up and down the roster, literally every player,” said Lowe towards the end of his latest podcast. “Literally no one is untouchable, not even Hassan Whiteside, by a long..." January 10

  • Redick, Paul lead Clippers past shorthanded Heat

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Clippers have returned to their early-season form, center DeAndre Jordan said. J.J. Redick scored 25 points, and the Clippers coasted to a 98-86 victory over the shorthanded Miami Heat on Sunday at Staples Center. Chris Paul added 19 points, 18 assists..." January 08

  • Heat's asking price too high in Dragic trade talks

    Real GM Basketball "The Miami Heat could look to continue their reset this season by trading away Goran Dragic. But the Heat continue to have too high of a asking price for Dragic to encourage any serious trade talks." January 08

  • Lakers crush Heat 127-100

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- A third-quarter altercation sparked the Los Angeles Lakers and literally took the fight out of the Miami Heat. Lou Williams scored 22 of his 24 points in the second half and the Lakers rolled past the Heat 127-100 in a testy affair on Friday night at Staples Center...." January 07

  • Hassan Whiteside rejoins Miami Heat in Los Angeles after eye injury

    Palm Beach Post "Hassan Whiteside is back with the Heat, but the effects of his right retinal contusion are still visible. Miami’s $98 million center still had a red streak on the side of his right eyeball as he sat in front of his locker before Friday’s game against the Lakers at the Staples Center. But..." January 07

  • Heat's Goran Dragic, Lakers' Jordan Clarkson both booted after scuffle

    ESPN "After his team's 127-100 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday at Staples Center, Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra strongly criticized the officials' decision to eject Heat point guard Goran Dragic after a scuffle involving Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson, who was also ejected. The ejections..." January 07

  • Lakers' Clarkson: Kobe told me to always keep my hands up

    Orange County Register "The moment usually coincided with the Lakers squandering leads and showing frustration. This time, the Lakers showed some fight in the third quarter in more ways than one. Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson and Miami guard Goran Dragic received ejections after the two tussled nearly underneath the..." January 07

  • Heat Apply For Disabled Player Exception

    Hoops Rumors "The Heat have applied for a disabled player exception in light of the recent injury to forward Justise Winslow, tweets Manny Navarro of the Miami Herald. The news comes on the heels of Winslow’s successful but presumably season-ending procedure to repair a torn labrum that he suffered last..." January 06

  • Kenyon Martin And Tim Thomas Are Reportedly Finally Going To Fight Thanks To 50 Cent

    Uproxx "Kenyon Martin has been in the news recently, largely due to his fantastic response to George Karl’s new book. In that book, Karl alleges that Martin did not fully reach his ceiling because he didn’t have a father figure and, on cue, Martin blasted his former coach with an epic Twitter rant. On..." January 06

  • Heat hold off Kings

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- After years of being an NBA playoff staple, the Miami Heat are now measuring their progress by small steps. To hear Heat coach Eric Spoelstra, his team took a significant one Wednesday. Miami, reeling from news that second-year forward Justise Winslow won't play again..." January 05

  • Even shorthanded, Heat not eligible to add additional player

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Despite having three players who could miss the balance of the season, the Miami Heat are not in position to petition the NBA for an additional roster spot. With shoulder surgery expected to sideline forward Justise Winslow for the season, with forward Chris Bosh away from the team since..." January 05

  • Chris Bosh says he is getting ‘taste of retirement,’ unsure of future

    Larry Brown Sports "Is Chris Bosh as committed to an NBA return as he once was? Speaking at the CES gadget show in Las Vegas, Bosh said that he has been taking time to himself, following his passions, and figuring out where he wants to go next as he sits out, not yet cleared to return to the NBA due to blood clot..." January 05

  • Kiki Vandeweghe Confirms NBA Will Not Get Rid of Last-2-Minute Reports

    Bleacher Report "Kiki Vandeweghe, the NBA's executive vice president of basketball operations, confirmed the league will continue to produce the last-two-minute officiating reports despite recent criticism. Zach Lowe of ESPN.com reported Thursday that Vandeweghe said there's been no discussion about removing..." January 05

  • Cavaliers' James and Irving lead in first fan returns of NBA All-Star Voting 2017

    NBA.com "LeBron James and Kyrie Irving of the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers are the top two vote-getters overall, while Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors lead all Western Conference players in the first fan returns of NBA All-Star Voting 2017 presented by..." January 05

  • Is the NBA's scoring explosion too hot or just right?

    ESPN "Joe Harris, fresh from the D-League, couldn't believe what Brooklyn's new coaching staff was telling him in training camp. "We pushed him to be our Kyle Korver," Kenny Atkinson, Brooklyn's head coach, told ESPN.com. "And he was kinda like that battered little doe you find in the forest. He had..." January 05

  • NBA, Adidas unveil 2017 All-Star uniforms for next month's game at Smoothie King Center

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "When the All-Stars take to the court for the Feb. 19 NBA All-Star Game at the Smoothie King Center, the West players will be wearing charcoal-gray uniforms with red numbers trimmed in gold, while the East players will be wearing light gray jerseys with blue numbers trimmed in white. Both..." January 05

  • Heat’s Justise Winslow out for season with torn labrum

    Fanrag Sports "Miami Heat forward Justise Winslow will undergo surgery on Thursday to operate on his torn right labrum, which will effectively end his 2016-17 season. Winslow was limited to just 18 games in his second NBA season due to a sore left wrist, which cost him 16 games. Currently, Winslow is leading..." January 05

  • Suns hand Heat 6th straight loss

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- The last time the Phoenix Suns beat the Miami Heat, Devin Booker had just turned 13 years old and Marquese Chriss was 12. The Suns' young guns played a key role in ending a 12-game losing streak to the Heat, as Booker scored 18 of his 27 points in the second half and Chriss added..." January 04

  • Jackson, Drummond burn Heat in Pistons' win

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Reggie Jackson continues to progress from the injury that sidelined him for the first quarter of the season. On Sunday night, the Detroit Pistons' point guard, who missed the team's first 21 games because of a knee injury, had his best scoring performances since his return. Jackson..." January 01

  • With Heat and Goran Dragic reportedly both open to trade, what deals make sense?

    CBS Sports "The Heat are going nowhere. The word "rebuilding" started to be tossed around early in preseason, a rarity for a Miami team that loathes the idea of not competing. (The Heat have only gone through one rebuilding season, in 2008, since Dwyane Wade was drafted.) Miami manages to stay in games more..." January 01

  • Heat confirms Spoelstra’s contract was extended over summer

    Miami Herald "Back in July, when Pat Riley was still lamenting the loss of Dwyane Wade in free agency, the Heat's president said the franchise was in the midst of working toward a contract extension with coach Erik Spoelstra, whose three-year deal was set to expire at the end of this season. No formal..." December 31

  • Thomas scores 52 in Celtics' win vs. Heat

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Miami coach Erik Spoelstra used to coach the Big Three with the Heat. On Friday night, he was clobbered by the Little One. Isaiah Thomas, generously listed at 5 feet 9 in your program, scored a club-record 29 of his career-high 52 points in the fourth quarter -- the highest..." December 30

  • Batum, Hornets handle Heat

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Charlotte Hornets know the numbers about their fourth-quarter defense and how they are a source of frustration. There were no complaints on Thursday night, though, as the Hornets were excellent defensively down the stretch in a 91-82 victory over the Miami Heat at the..." December 29

  • Some teams are reportedly pushing for 48-minute reports on NBA officiating

    CBS Sports "While players like Kevin Durant and LeBron James have spoken out against the NBA's Last Two Minute reports, some teams are pushing for a full 48-minute report on officiating every game, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski. In a video report, Wojnarowski described a "war in the NBA"..." December 29

  • Pat Riley plans quick rebuild for Heat

    Larry Brown Sports "Pat Riley isn’t any more interested in a lengthy Miami Heat rebuild than the fans are. The Heat president admitted Wednesday that the Heat are in rebuild mode, but he made very clear that he is planning on it being a quick process. “We’re dealing with that word that you hate to use — that we..." December 28

  • Adam Silver says NBA players boycotting Trump White House would be 'lost opportunity'

    Sporting News "While there have been hints — and even overt statements — that players on NBA championship teams over the next four years will forgo the traditional visit to the White House because of President-elect Donald Trump, NBA commissioner Adam Silver is imploring players not to go through with any such..." December 28

  • Back spasms sideline Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Goran Dragic is the latest Miami Heat player to be sidelined from the starting lineup. After announcing earlier Tuesday that power forward Josh McRoberts would be out indefinitely with a stress fracture in his left foot, coach Erik Spoelstra said shortly before Tuesday night's game against the..." December 28

  • Heat's McRoberts out indefinitely with stress reaction in foot

    CBS Sports "McRoberts is battling a stress reaction in his foot and will remain out indefinitely, Anthony Chiang of the Palm Beach Post reports. This is obviously a difficult setback for McRoberts, who battled a stress reaction throughout the offseason, causing him to miss the first seven games of the..." December 27

  • Thunder beat Heat behind Westbrook's 15th triple-double of season

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- For the Oklahoma City Thunder, outlet passes are as outdated as typewriters and pay phones. Who needs outlet passes when you have point guard Russell Westbrook grabbing a season high-tying 17 rebounds -- all of them on the defensive end -- and beating everyone down court?..." December 27

  • Winslow, Whiteside lift Heat over Lakers

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- On a night in which the Miami Heat honored Shaquille O'Neal -- an oversized person and personality if ever there were one -- the franchise got two massive performances from building-block players. Hassan Whiteside, who stamped himself as next in the line of standout Heat centers, a..." December 23

  • Pelicans rally past Heat 91-87

    The Sports Xchange "NEW ORLEANS -- In the land of tall trees, Anthony Davis has made a tidy NBA living scooping up rebounds and scoring seemingly at will. The fourth-year All-Star did it again Friday night, pouring in 28 points and grabbing a career-high 22 rebounds to lift the New Orleans Pelicans to a 91-87..." December 23

  • Goran Dragic says trade rumors did not come from him

    Larry Brown Sports "Goran Dragic is trying to distance himself from the notion that he wants out of Miami. The Heat guard has been the subject of trade chatter, including a report from Chris Mannix on Thursday saying Dragic is open to being traded from the Heat. Dragic addressed the reports on Thursday by..." December 23

  • Goran Dragic open to trade

    Larry Brown Sports "Two years after Goran Dragic forced a trade to the Miami Heat, the guard is now open to being dealt away. The Vertical’s Chris Mannix reports that Dragic is open to a trade by the Miami Heat. The Heat even reportedly were in talks with the Kings about a trade involving Dragic that later fell..." December 23

  • Hassan Whiteside on late-game touches: ‘They say I’m the franchise player. I would think I should get more’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Hassan Whiteside is the Heat’s franchise player. That’s why he was so unhappy after Miami’s 136-130 double-overtime loss to the Magic on Tuesday. In the game’s first 46 minutes, he scored 27 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and blocked four shots. In the final 12 minutes, he took just three..." December 22

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