Heat Rumors & News

  • Chris Bosh's comeback questioned

    Sporting News "NBA teams are skeptical about Chris Bosh's comeback from blood-clot problems, according to a report on NBA.com that cites two unidentified Western Conference executives. Bosh, 33, and the Heat reportedly have reached a tentative agreement to part ways, pending finalization in the coming..." May 29

  • Playoffs Could Have Fewest Games In Expanded Format Era, Bring Down Cap

    Real GM Basketball "The 2017 NBA Playoffs will have one of the fewest number of game since the first round was expanded from a five-game series to a seven-game series in 2003. Depending on the length of The Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers, there will be anywhere between 78 games..." May 26

  • Josh McRoberts opting into final year of Heat contract

    Miami Herald "Any long shot chance of Josh McRoberts voiding his Heat contract was eliminated Tuesday when agent Mike Conley told The Miami Herald that McRoberts will exercise his opt-in and return to the Heat for $6.021 million next season. The Heat likely will renew efforts to try to trade McRoberts in an..." May 25

  • Chris Bosh, Miami Heat agree to part ways

    ESPN "The Miami Heat, Chris Bosh and the players' association have tentatively agreed to a resolution that would allow all parties to move on, sources told ESPN on Wednesday. Bosh, 33, hasn't played since February 2016 because of blood clot issues. He has remained on the Heat roster as the sides have..." May 24

  • Josh McRoberts Picks Up Player Option For 2017/18 Season

    Hoops Rumors "Oft-injured Heat big man Josh McRoberts has reportedly picked up his player option worth $6 million for next season, according to Zach Lowe of ESPN (link via Twitter). McRoberts, 30, missed most of the 2016/17 campaign due to a stress fracture in his left foot. McRoberts was limited to just 22..." May 23

  • Though nothing yet official, Bosh agrees to amicable parting with Heat

    Miami Herald "Chris Bosh has told family members that an agreement has been struck among the NBA, the Heat, the union and himself for Bosh to part ways with the Heat at some point in the coming weeks, with the Heat receiving maximum cap relief, an NBA-employed source said in early May and reiterated..." May 23

  • Heat, Bosh moving toward agreement that assures permanent cap relief

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The Miami Heat and Chris Bosh are moving close to resolution that will allow the team to shed Bosh's salary from its salary cap without concern of that figure returning to its cap going forward, parties familiar with the proceedings confirmed to the Sun Sentinel. With Bosh sidelined this past..." May 23

  • Dion Waiters makes it clear he wants to return to Heat — ‘Let’s get it over with as quick as possible’

    Palm Beach Post "Dion Waiters wants to re-sign with the Heat this summer. The question is, will he? “I want to be there,” Waiters said Thursday when asked if he wants to return to the Heat during an appearance on The Hochman and Crowder Show on WQAM. “When that time comes and we sit down, we just got to make..." May 20

  • Anthony Davis chosen first-team All-NBA for second time in three seasons

    NBA.com "With one week remaining in the 2016-17 regular season, Anthony Davis half-jokingly told the media that although being chosen for an All-NBA team would be meaningful for him, “last year it would’ve meant a lot more.” Davis was referring to a clause in his New Orleans Pelicans contract that..." May 18

  • NBA Team Option Decisions For 2017/18

    Hoops Rumors "Having created a post last week to track this offseason’s player option decisions, we’re turning our attention today to team options. In the coming weeks, we’ll use the space below to keep tabs on all the team options for 2017/18, making note of whether they’re picked up or declined. True team..." May 15

  • Heat lifer Udonis Haslem drops a serious hammer on the Ray Allen-Celtics beef

    CBS Sports "In a single sentence, Miami Heat lifer Udonis Haslem put an end to the long-standing beef between the 2008 Celtics and Ray Allen once and for all. During a reunion of the core of the 2008 Celtics team earlier this week on "Area 21," Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Rajon Rondo, Kendrick Perkins and..." May 12

  • NBA Teams Fed Up with Rockets' 'Jabroni' Foul-Drawing

    Bleacher Report "What the NBA should do about the proliferation of players being fouled on three-point shot attempts is up for debate. What is not is who has practically cornered the market on how to draw them: the Houston Rockets. And for however long they are alive in these playoffs—and facing elimination in..." May 11

  • Miami Heat President Pat Riley assures that South Florida remains his base of operation

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Pat Riley has both confirmed and clarified his contract status to the Sun Sentinel. The Heat confirmed the report in a recent ESPN the Magazine that Riley a year ago agreed to a five-year extension to continue in his role as team president. That would keep him under contract through the 2020-21..." May 11

  • Ray Allen Facebook Photo Responding to Celtics Teammates Was from Fake Account

    Bleacher Report "Reports surfaced Tuesday that Boston Celtics shooting guard Ray Allen posted a photo of himself on social media playing with the Miami Heat against the Celtics one day after his Boston teammates had a reunion with players from the 2008 NBA championship team without him. However, Allen's..." May 10

  • Chris Bosh Is Being Sued By Porn Tycoons Over Gross Condition Of His Los Angeles Mansion

    Complex "Chris Bosh’s NBA career is still on hold at the moment because of his ongoing health concerns, but that isn’t stopping him from making headlines in the middle of the NBA Playoffs. But unfortunately for him, they’re not the kind of headlines he’s accustomed to making during the postseason, and..." May 08

  • Spoelstra, D’Antoni share NBCA Coach of the Year award

    Fanrag Sports "Houston Rockets head coach Mike D’Antoni and Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra have officially been selected as the co-recipients of the Michael H. Goldberg National Basketball Coaches Association (NBCA) Coach of the Year Award. With the tandem of veteran head coaches earning some..." May 07

  • Chris Bosh, Heat have reportedly mended their relationship

    Larry Brown Sports "Chris Bosh and the Miami Heat finally appear to be arriving at a point of closure with one another. Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reported on Thursday that the Heat organization “has mended its relationship with Bosh in recent weeks, with direct contact between Bosh and the top of the..." May 06

  • Erik Spoelstra Has Interest In Running Heat Front Office Someday

    Real GM Basketball "Erik Spoelstra has interest in running the Miami Heat when Pat Riley retires. Spoelstra was asked about it during an interview with Adrian Wojnarowski. "Short answer would be, I'm a Pat Riley disciple, and, like I've said, he's always pushed me and nurtured me for the next steps," Spoelstra..." April 30

  • NBA announces eight new awards to be voted on by fans

    Sportsnaut "If you were wondering how the NBA plans to fill a prime-time awards show, we got part of the answer today. TNT announced eight new awards to be voted on by fans through social media: Assist of the Year, Best Style, Block of the Year, Dunk of the Year, Game Winner of the Year, Performance of the..." April 28

  • Pat Riley admits he almost bad mouthed LeBron James

    ESPN "he digital clock above the door in Pat Riley's presidential suite counts down the minutes to tip-off. The room is in a back hallway underneath the arena, a few feet from the secret path beneath the bleachers that he takes to his seat. I sit on the couch and read a laminated prayer card the team..." April 25

  • Pat Riley says he should've given Bosh's max deal to Wade following LeBron's exit

    CBS Sports "Along with the revelation that Pat Riley almost pulled a Dan Gilbert after LeBron James left the Miami Heat, there were a number of fascinating details in Wright Thompson's feature for ESPN the Magazine on the Heat team president. One such note involving James' departure from Miami, was about..." April 25

  • Waiters: NBA is lucky Heat aren't in playoffs

    The Player's Tribune "’all seen Casino, right? You know, the one with Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci in Vegas? Anyway — that one. If you want to know what it’s like to meet Pat Riley, you need to watch that movie. When I heard that Miami was interested in me this summer, I wasn’t really seeing it at first...." April 25

  • Pat Riley, Erik Spoelstra believe there’s still plenty of room for Hassan Whiteside to grow

    Palm Beach Post "Hassan Whiteside has put up eye-opening statistics over his first three seasons with the Heat, but those numbers aren’t enough for Pat Riley and Erik Spoelstra. Riley and Spoelstra are looking for more from Whiteside. Yes, more from a center who was playing for the Heat on a minimum contract..." April 24

  • Pat Riley Says Resting Players Has ‘Become A Travesty’

    SLAM Online "Heat general manager Pat Riley is legendary for his tough-as-nails demeanor and no-nonsense approach. So it comes as no surprise that Riley thinks that resting players is overrated. During his end-of-season interview on Wednesday, Riley said that Adam Silver needs to do something about the..." April 20

  • The NBA Players Who Are Too Busy Complaining To Get Back On D

    Five Thirty Eight "As someone who each week watches about a dozen NBA games for a living, I have my fair share of pet peeves. Like many fans, I lose my patience with the glitchy League Pass whenever I’m forced to stream a game on my laptop. By the ends of close games, I’ve often lost interest during the 15-minute..." April 20

  • Pat Riley won’t let emotion of a feel-good season get in the way of business this offseason

    Palm Beach Post "This season’s Heat team turned into a feel-good story that ended with tears inside of the locker room after just missing the playoffs. But don’t expect team president Pat Riley to let emotion get in the way of business this summer. “I’m not all goose-bumply and fuzzy-haired. That’s not my..." April 20

  • Heat president Pat Riley: 'No resolution' to Chris Bosh situation

    Sporting News "Things still aren't great between the Heat and Chris Bosh. Speaking to reporters Wednesday, Miami president Pat Riley did little to address the team's situation with Bosh and declined to say if they would give him the boot to make more salary cap room. "Down the road we don't have Chris'..." April 20

  • This Is The NBA Draft Order And Lottery Odds After Tiebreakers Were Decided

    Dime Magazine "The NBA Draft Lottery isn’t until May 16, but the ping-pong ball fun got started on Tuesday when the league broke all the necessary tiebreakers for the lottery odds and 16 non-lottery spots in the draft. In total, there were five ties broken on Tuesday by way of the all powerful ping-pong ball..." April 18

  • Ray Allen reveals why he never made a comeback to play for an NBA contender

    CBS Sports "It's been several years since the NBA was graced with the presence of Ray Allen. Allen, one of the best shooters in NBA history, hasn't stepped on the floor since he left the league following the 2013-14 season with Miami. And while there were rumors of his return to contenders like the Cleveland..." April 18

  • Here Is The BIG3 Basketball League’s Full 10-City Schedule For The Summer

    Uproxx "The BIG3’s full 10-week, 10-city schedule has been released, as the fledgling basketball league filled with former NBA stars like Allen Iverson, Jason Williams, Stephen Jackson, Chauncey Billups and many more will begin in late June with their inaugural games at the Barclays Center in..." April 18

  • A rundown of what Heat players had to say during exit interviews — a lot of interesting stuff

    Palm Beach Post "Before Heat players walked off into the offseason, they took some time to reflect back on the season and look forward to the next few months Monday during exit interviews. Dion Waiters and James Johnson spoke about their desire to return to Miami next season. Justise Winslow gave an update on..." April 18

  • Chris Bosh says NBA return possible

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Sidelined Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh said on a televised webcast Sunday that he believes he could return to the NBA as a player, but also said he respects the Miami Heat's anticipated attempt to remove his salary from the team's salary cap. Appearing on "Larry King Now" on the Ora.tv digital..." April 17

  • Heat owner hints at re-signing Dion Waiters, James Johnson on Instagram?

    Larry Brown Sports "After perhaps the greatest in-season turnaround in NBA history fell just short of a playoff berth, the Miami Heat may already be looking ahead to running it back with the same core next year. Heat owner Micky Arison posted an Easter-themed selfie with Dion Waiters and James Johnson to Instagram..." April 16

  • Why Erik Spoelstra Is ‘The Real Coach Of The Year’

    The Sports Quotient "At this time three seasons ago, the Miami Heat were gearing up for another deep playoff run, which eventually resulted in their fourth consecutive finals appearance. Despite their sustained success, head coach Erik Spoelstra was often overlooked on a team that featured perhaps the most..." April 15

  • Erik Spoelstra gives depressing presser after Heat miss playoffs

    Sportress of Blogitude "Erik Spoelstra could not hide his extreme disappointment over the Miami Heat missing the playoffs during his post-game presser Wednesday night. That notion became plainly evident given how long it took the Heat head coach to actually start talking. A devastated Spoelstra took to the podium and..." April 13

  • NBA GMs looking to tweak contract buyout and waiver process

    Fanrag Sports "A majority of general managers in the NBA are urging the league to begin a dialogue on possible tweaks to the in-season contract buyout and waiver process, according to a report from The Vertical. Among front office and personnel, there’s an ongoing worry regarding the buyout process. The..." April 13

  • Heat win but get eliminated from contention

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- After three unsuccessful attempts, the Miami Heat finally reached .500, but the achievement wasn't sufficient to extend their season. Goran Dragic scored 28 points, yet the Heat fell short of reaching the playoffs after a 110-102 victory over the Washington Wizards?on Wednesday..." April 12

  • Erik Spoelstra says Hassan Whiteside should be named Defensive Player of the Year

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "It would be an easy decision for Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra if he were part of the process. Coaches don’t have a say in who wins the NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year, but Spoelstra would have a hard time voting for someone other than center Hassan Whiteside. Spoelstra said this is easily..." April 11

  • Only one of Warriors’ Big Four missed the cut in NBA’s 15 most popular jerseys

    Fox Sports "When it comes to selling merchandise, popularity matters. That’s the case in the NFL and MLB, and it’s certainly true in the NBA. That’s part of the reason Stephen Curry has dominated jersey sales for quite a while now. His reign of having the most popular jersey in the league continued this..." April 11

  • Heat still alive; Cavs fall into second with OT loss

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Picture the Miami Heat as Uma Thurman's character in "Kill Bill." Just when it appeared the Heat might be buried, they punched a hole in their casket and dug themselves out of the dirt. On a night in which the Heat failed to get help from the three teams they needed to lose,..." April 10

  • LeBron James Likely Would Have Re-Signed With Heat Had They Won 2014 Finals

    Real GM Basketball "LeBron James would have likely re-signed with the Miami Heat in 2014 had they won their third straight Finals, according to an except from a new book called Return of the King: Lebron James, The Cleveland Cavaliers and The Greatest Comeback in NBA History by Brian Windhorst and Dave..." April 10

  • Heat tied for final playoff spot in East after road win

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- The Miami Heat haven't clinched a playoff berth, but they've kept those hopes alive. Considering they started this season 11-30, that qualifies as miraculous. If the feeling possessing head coach Erik Spoelstra's players following another win over the Washington Wizards stays, good..." April 08

  • Whiteside labels Valanciunas award-winning actor: 'They like to flop'

    Palm Beach Post "In one of the biggest games of the season the Heat’s $98 million man was a non-factor for most of the night. Whiteside got into early foul trouble and for the second consecutive game took just one shot in the first half. But unlike the Charlotte game, in which Whiteside woke up and had a solid..." April 08

  • DeRozan scores 38 in Raptors' win over Heat

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- The Miami Heat dug a hole against the Toronto Raptors on Friday night and could only pull even before losing 96-94 with DeMar DeRozan leading all scorers with 38 points. Now Miami finds itself in a hole in the Eastern Conference standings, where a playoff spot is still available..." April 07

  • LeBron edited 'coming home' essay on plane with unsuspecting Wade

    Pro Basketball Talk "LeBron James‘ 2014 free agency demanded round-the-clock coverage – and breathless speculation. LeBron and Dwyane Wade palled around Las Vegas together. What did it mean? LeBron and Wade flew back to Miami together. What did that mean? LeBron and Wade talked on the runway after landing,..." April 07

  • NBA ProJects $101MM Salary Cap Next Season

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s latest salary cap projection for the 2017/18 season is now $101MM, sources told Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. That’s an increase of nearly $7MM over this season’s cap of $94.1MM but lower than previous projections. The tax level is projected to rise $8MM to $121MM next season,..." April 07

  • Dragic paces Heat to crucial win over Hornets

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The plan wasn't necessarily for the Miami Heat to sink as many 3-pointers as possible Wednesday. Those simply were the shots available against the Charlotte Hornets. A franchise-record 21 of them. Miami sank 21 of 40 3-point attempts as the Heat toppled the Hornets..." April 05

  • ESPN replacing Sage Steele with Michelle Beadle as 'NBA Countdown' host

    Sporting News "As the NBA playoffs approach, ESPN is making a key personnel change. Network veteran Sage Steele is out. Michelle Beadle is in, the network announced Tuesday. Beadle, who rose to popularity as personality on ESPN2's "SportsNation," will become the full-time host on "NBA Countdown," leading..." April 04

  • Gallinari's 29 lead Nuggets over Heat

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- The Denver Nuggets feel a bit better about their playoff chances, while the Miami Heat saw their postseason opportunities absorb another difficult hit. Danilo Gallinari scored 29 points to lead the Nuggets to a 116-113 victory over the slumping Heat on Sunday night. Gallinari..." April 02

  • Rose: Knicks more talented than Heat, but 'basketball is a team sport'

    Sporting News "The Knicks (28-47) are eliminated from the playoffs. The Heat (37-38) have been on fire (pun intended) over the last few months, and have turned their season around into what currently would be a playoff berth. Even though there's a large difference in the win column, Derrick Rose feels like..." April 01

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