Heat Rumors & News

  • Heat have not made an offer to Cavaliers for Kyrie Irving

    Sportsnaut "The Miami Heat have been one of the teams most bandied about in potential Kyrie Irving trade scenarios since the Cleveland Cavaliers guard’s trade request was made public last week. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported just recently that Miami would be willing to part with Goran Dragic and..." July 28

  • Heat Willing to Deal Goran Dragic, Justise Winslow to acquire Kyrie Irving

    Bleacher Report "Kyrie Irving listed the Miami Heat as one of his preferred destinations after requesting a trade from the Cleveland Cavaliers, and a report from ESPN.com's Adrian Wojnarowski on Friday shed light on the players Pat Riley and Co. could part with in order to land the four-time..." July 28

  • NBA Sees Expansion As Inevitable But Not Sure On Timeline

    Real GM Basketball "In an interview in June with C.J. McCollum for The Players Tribune, Adam Silver talked about expansion. "I think it's just a question of when's the right time to seriously start thinking about expansion," said Adam Silver. "Think about the state we're in the league right now, where amazing to..." July 26

  • Heat consider themselves a longshot candidate to acquire Kyrie Irving

    Clutch Points "Despite being one of the teams that quickly emerged as a possible next destination for disgruntled Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving, the Miami Heat are not keeping their hopes of landing him through a trade this summer very high. According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, he believes..." July 25

  • Report: Spurs, Knicks, Heat among teams Kyrie wants to play for

    Larry Brown Sports "Kyrie Irving has reportedly asked the Cleveland Cavaliers to explore the possibility of trading him, and the star point guard has apparently already begun discussing preferred destinations with the team. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Irving specifically mentioned the San Antonio Spurs..." July 21

  • Ray Allen Sick Of Hate From Celtics Fans: ‘Y’all Need To Get Over It’

    NESN "Despite being a key part of the Boston Celtics’ 2008 NBA championship, Ray Allen isn’t well received by fans of the franchise. And Allen believes they need to get over it. Allen spent five seasons in Boston and was one of the Celtics’ Big 3, along with Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, but his..." July 21

  • Mavs, Heat, Pacers interested in Brandon Rush

    Clutch Points "The Dallas Mavericks, Miami Heat, and the Indiana Pacers have been among the teams showing interest in small forward Brandon Rush, according to ESPN 1500’s Darren Wolfson. All of these three teams could use his three-and-D mold to improve their depth off the bench. Rush spent four of his..." July 21

  • Heat re-sign Udonis Haslem to one-year deal

    247 Sports "Udonis Haslem's Miami Heat career will continue. On Thursday, the Heat officially announced that they have inked Haslem to a one-year deal at the veteran minimum for the upcoming 2017-18 season. The campaign will be Haslem's 15th in Miami. Haslem has been a South Beach mainstay since he was..." July 20

  • Adam Silver predicts legal sports gambling ‘in the next few years’

    Larry Brown Sports "Long bullish regarding the prospect of legalizing sports gambling in the United States, NBA commissioner Adam Silver thinks it will happen sooner rather than later. Silver said Wednesday that he expects sports betting to be legalized within a few years, saying it would provide “enormous..." July 20

  • Report: Dwyane Wade Could Return to Heat if Bulls Buy Him Out

    12 Up "Dwyane Wade and Miami seemed to be a match made in heaven. When the Flash made his official decision to leave the Heat to play for Chicago at the start of the 2016 season, many people were taken aback. Wade can't leave Miami, can he? The 12-time All-Star would end up signing with the Bulls..." July 19

  • NBA eliminates home and road uniforms, teases new Nike jerseys

    CBS Sports "NBA games will look a lot different next season, as the league has uniform major changes planned as they begin their partnership with Nike. One of the big changes in store is that the league is doing away with home and away jerseys, so expect to see plenty of color vs. color uniform matchups..." July 18

  • LeBron eyeing Miami reunion? Heat have no indication of return despite Instagram posts

    Miami Herald "The upshot of the Heat’s summer spending spree is Miami has a core of a half dozen quality in-their-prime NBA players contractually committed for the rest of the decade. The flipside, though, is Miami has no cap space next summer, and likely the following one, without dumping contracts in..." July 16

  • Dion Waiters gets his money, and a new challenge from Pat Riley

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The victory tour has taken Dion Waiters from putting pen to paper at AmericanAirlines Arena to a seat alongside Colin Cowherd to a place at the table with Skip Bayless. The prize is the four-year, $52 million free-agent contract that will nearly triple what the uber-confident guard earned in..." July 16

  • Chris Bosh thinking about NBA comeback: ‘Health is great’

    TMZ "What's next for Chris Bosh? "Basketball and stuff." That's what he told TMZ Sports outside Coral Tree Cafe in L.A. moments ago -- advising his fans not to close the book on his NBA career just yet. "Health is great, feeling great," Bosh said ... noting that he's focusing on being a dad while..." July 13

  • The NBA Is Reportedly Moving Up The Trade Deadline Next Season

    Dime Magazine "The NBA trade deadline has, for years, happened after the NBA All-Star break. The weekend breeds trade rumors as executives have the chance to meet in person and reporters dig for details of those discussions amid the parties and festivities. Then, the week after celebrating the league’s best,..." July 13

  • Adam Silver: Changing NBA playoff structure 'not at top of agenda right now'

    CBS Sports "There has been talk for years about disregarding conferences when it comes to the NBA playoffs and seeding the teams 1-16 based on records. The idea resurfaced recently, after All-Stars Paul George and Jimmy Butler were traded to the Western Conference, making it even more formidable than it..." July 12

  • Olympic Channel to air all original broadcasts of 1992 Dream Team's gold medal run

    SI "We live in an endless era of basketball debates—LeBron versus Durant, should you or should you not trust The Process, and is Danny Ainge crazy or crazy like a leprechaun? Here’s the one thing most pro basketball fans can agree on is this: The 1992 United States Olympic Team is the greatest in the..." July 12

  • Riley happy team mostly back, addresses multiple issues

    Miami Herald "Heat president Pat Riley addressed a bunch of issues Monday: • “I’m excited about it. I’m glad we could bring [most of the team back].... I think the team deserves a chance to grow organically. We’ll see if the 30-11 is smoke and mirrors or if that’s the reality.... Not having Dion really hurt..." July 10

  • Heat paid Mavericks $5.1 million (!) in trade

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Warriors set a record by paying $3.5 million for a draft pick, the rights to No. 38 pick Jordan Bell this year. The Heat just topped that payout in a trade. Miami paid the Mavericks $5.1 million – the maximum amount allowed this season by the new Collective Bargaining Agreement – in the..." July 10

  • Chris Bosh thanks city of Miami in open letter, but silent on any plans for future

    CBS Sports "Chris Bosh's tenure with the Heat came to an end Tuesday when the organization officially waived him. The writing was on the wall for well over a year with health concerns involving blood clots cutting short his playing time. The two sides had been working toward a mutually acceptable separation..." July 09

  • Heat guarantee Wayne Ellington’s $6.27 million salary

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Heat re-signed Dion Waiters and James Johnson and added Kelly Olynyk Miami still saved room for shooting guard Wayne Ellington‘s $6.27 million salary, which went from fully unguaranteed to fully guaranteed yesterday. Ellington is a one-dimensional player, but his main skill – 3-point..." July 08

  • James Johnson Reportedly Re-Signs with Miami Heat on 4-Year, $60M Contract

    Bleacher Report "James Johnson is coming off a career season with the Miami Heat and was rewarded with a new contract Thursday. ESPN.com's Adrian Wojnarowski first reported the sides agreed to a four-year deal. Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press reported the deal is worth $60 million. The move comes on the..." July 07

  • ESPN floats Carmelo trade idea that has Heat landing . . . Ryan Anderson

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "With NBA's signing window now open, and with most of the major free-agency deals now completed, speculation has turned to the trade market. And that has drawn attention back to the center of that universe, namely what the New York Knicks are going to do with forward Carmelo Anthony. ESPN's..." July 06

  • Report: Olynyk agrees to sign with Heat

    TSN "Canadian centre Kelly Olynyk has agreed to sign a four-year, $50 million-plus deal with the Miami Heat, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Wojnarowski says Olynyk's agent, Greg Lawrence, confirmed the signing. The deal includes a player option in the fourth year. The 26-year-old became..." July 06

  • Heat To Send Josh McRoberts, Future 2nd Rounder To Mavs For A.J. Hammons

    Real GM Basketball "The Miami Heat have agreed to send Josh McRoberts and a future second round pick to the Dallas Mavericks for A.J. Hammons." July 06

  • Chris Bosh clears waivers, becomes UFA

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "For the first time since the Miami Heat hurriedly scrambled to sign him to a five-year, $118 million contract in the wake of losing LeBron James to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2014 offseason, Chris Bosh again is a free agent. Amid league-wide concern about the blood clots that have had him..." July 06

  • Kevin Durant takes credit for big contracts for ex-teammates Roberson, Waiters

    CBS Sports "When it launched in 2014, The Players Tribune gave athletes a medium to get their message out to the fans. It doesn't have the word limitations of Twitter, allowing athletes to explain their decisions in full without interruption or the chance of misinterpretation. Kevin Durant, however,..." July 06

  • Miami 'expected' to re-sign James Johnson

    Clutch Points "Despite rumors that came out about the Utah Jazz and James Johnson having mutual interest in a possible deal, the Miami Heat remain as the favorites to re-sign him this summer. According to Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press, the 30-year-old Wake Forest product is inching closer to striking a..." July 06

  • Dion Waiters, Heat Reportedly Finalizing New Contract

    Bleacher Report "Free-agent guard Dion Waiters is reportedly finalizing a deal to re-sign with the Miami Heat, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. The terms of the deal reportedly are four years and $52 million, according to Michael Scotto of Basketball Insiders. Waiters, 25, was a revelation in the..." July 05

  • Heat set up five-year payment plan to honor Chris Bosh contract

    Sportsnaut "The Miami Heat released Chris Bosh Tuesday and have announced the No. 1 jersey Bosh wore will be retired. On top of that, the Heat have set up a five-year payment plan to honor the contract they agreed upon with Chris Bosh. And it’s quite the golden parachute. Chris Bosh will be paid the..." July 05

  • Mutual Interest Between James Johnson, Jazz

    Hoops Rumors "Having watched free agents Gordon Hayward and George Hill reach deals with other teams on Tuesday, the Jazz have shifted their focus to other targets. According to Tony Jones of The Salt Lake Tribune (Twitter link), James Johnson is one potential option for Utah — Johnson and the Jazz have mutual..." July 05

  • Knicks making another run to land Dion Waiters

    New York Post "When Steve Mills was Knicks president for a five-month stint during the 2013-14 season, he made a bid to trade for Syracuse product Dion Waiters, who then was with the Cavaliers. Nothing materialized, as Waiters struggled through a troubling season. Last summer, the Knicks again made a lukewarm..." July 05

  • Gordon Hayward will reportedly make decision today

    CBS Sports "Gordon Hayward is the biggest NBA free agent not named Stephen Curry or Kevin Durant (and we knew where they were going) left to make his decision, and it appears he will wait until Independence Day to let people know whether he'll play for the Jazz, Celtics or Heat next season. According to..." July 04

  • Bosh release expected this week

    Miami Herald "The Heat is expected to release Chris Bosh this week, clearing the remaining $52.1 million of his contract off its salary cap and ending a seven-year relationship that including the exhilaration of two championships and the numbing news of multiple blood clots that ultimately ended his Heat..." July 04

  • C.J. Miles Drawing Interest From Heat, Hawks, Others

    Hoops Rumors "Veteran swingman C.J. Miles is receiving interest from a handful of teams, according to Darren Wolfson of 5 Eyewitness News, who reports (via Twitter) that the Heat, Hawks, and Kings are among the teams in the mix. The Timberwolves also maintain interest in Miles, but don’t currently have the cap..." July 04

  • Gordon Hayward Has Eliminated The Miami Heat As A Free Agency Destination

    Total Pro Sports "With all the chaos that has happened on Independence Day, we do know that once Gordon Hayward finally makes a decision on where he will end up – it won’t be the Miami Heat, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. " July 04

  • Heat Officially Waive Chris Bosh

    Hoops Rumors "Chris Bosh‘s salary will officially no longer count against the Heat’s salary cap going forward, with the team announcing today in a press release that Bosh has been waived. The move formally brings an end to Bosh’s seven-year stint with the franchise. “Chris changed his life and basketball..." July 04

  • Dion Waiters meeting with Lakers and has history with GM Rob Pelinka

    Hoops Hype "The Los Angeles Lakers are currently meeting with free agent shooting guard Dion Waiters, who played well for the Miami Heat last season. Earlier this offseason, Waiters declined a player option worth approximately $3.2 million, although he has indicated he may take a discount to re-sign with..." July 03

  • Dion Waiters To Meet With Lakers

    Real GM Basketball "Dion Waiters will meet with the Los Angeles Lakers. Waiters had the best season of his career in 16-17 on a makegood contract with the Miami Heat. Waiters has been widely expected to re-sign with the Heat if they are unable to sign Gordon Hayward in free agency. The Lakers are only looking..." July 02

  • Chris Bosh’s Baby Mama Explains To Judge Why She Has to Sue Him Because She Didn’t Like Having a Regular Job..

    Black Sports Online "Chris Bosh’s baby mama has been suing him over the Basketball Wives for a bit, she simply does want to let it go. One of the reasons she was suing him is because she didn’t like having a regular job according to the Jasmine Brand. Mathis believes due to being fired she lost out of a..." July 02

  • Waiters: Thunder 'played with my life and with my family' last offseason

    SLAM Online "Dion Waiters’ business manager, Chris Clayton, is wearing a shirt of Dion Waiters. More specifically, it’s a black tee showcasing his mean-mugging boss at the defining moment of his season: a snapshot taken moments after Waiters drilled a game-winning, buzzer-beating trey over Klay Thompson back..." July 02

  • Hassan Whiteside at Gordon Hayward meeting because both like video games

    Larry Brown Sports "The Heat are going to pull out all the stops to impress Gordon Hayward to the point he signs with the team. That apparently includes appealing to his love of gaming. Hayward is one of the top free agents available this summer. And while the Jazz would love to bring Hayward back, Miami will have..." July 01

  • Heat Sign Bam Adebayo To Rookie Contract

    Hoops Rumors "The Heat have officially signed former Kentucky big man Bam Adebayo to his rookie contract, the team announced today in a press release. Adebayo was the 14th overall pick in last week’s draft. Because the NBA’s new Collective Bargaining Agreement calls for cap holds for unsigned first-round..." July 01

  • Heat reportedly could make play for free agent Serge Ibaka

    CBS Sports "It should come as no surprise with Pat Riley still in charge that the Miami Heat are expected to be big players in free agency this year. They'll have plenty of money to spend after working out a deal that will allow them to wipe Chris Bosh's salary from the books. Whether they're able to..." June 30

  • Miami Heat guarantee Josh Richardson, assure payment to Okaro White

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The Miami Heat have made their first of their offseason commitments, with Josh Richardson's $1.5 million 2017-18 salary to become guaranteed Friday and the team to meet Okaro White's $226,000 partial-guarantee Saturday deadline. For Richardson, it is the first of two contract deadlines this..." June 30

  • Report: Gordon Hayward to meet with Heat first when free agency begins

    Larry Brown Sports "Gordon Hayward will be among the top players available when the free agency period begins and Pat Riley has reportedly secured the initial meeting. The NBA’s free agency period begins July 1, at which time players can meet with teams and agree to deals. Hayward will be surely be one of the..." June 29

  • On the Cusp of Major Payday, Dion Waiters Reflects on His Darkest Moments

    Bleacher Report "The sounds pierced the night like a dozen fireworks. Pop! Pop! Pop! Pop! Pop! But South Philadelphia residents knew better. These were gunshots. And they were tearing through a car carrying five women returning from a night of partying at a local skating rink. "Drive!" Monique Brown..." June 28

  • How much will Dion Waiters earn as a free agent?

    Pro Basketball Talk "Dion Waiters had the best season of his career last year at age 25 in Miami. The Heat pushed Waiters to get in the best shape of his life (just check out his Instagram), and combine that with the fact that Justise Winslow went down Waiters got the ball in his hands more with a chance to create for..." June 28

  • Dwyane Wade would consider returning to play for Miami Heat

    Clutch Points "It’s only been a year since Dwyane Wade left the franchise he called home for the first 13 years of his NBA career, departing for a two-year deal with his hometown Chicago Bulls after much contention with the Miami Heat front office and president Pat Riley. Yet Wade can suddenly make a return,..." June 24

  • Ratings for 2017 NBA Draft on ESPN are up from 2016

    Awful Announcing "This year’s NBA Draft which had plenty of buzz going into the event certainly scored for ESPN. The Draft averaged a 2.7 overnight rating which is up 13% from last year’s event. It peaked at a 4.0 rating in the 8:15-8:30 p.m. ET quarter-hour. ESPN is really ecstatic about its streaming numbers...." June 23

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