Heat Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Pat Riley expects most high-profile free agents to stay put

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "As the NBA draft became history and the July 1 start of free agency moved into focus, Miami Heat President Pat Riley cautioned early Friday morning against expectations of a big upcoming move. "Just because there's a lot of money in the system or there may be a lot of money in the system, the..." June 23

  • Heat examining options for one or two center openings

    Miami Herald "With the Heat unsure if it will be able to retain Willie Reed in free agency, Miami potentially will be looking for two reserve centers this summer – one as a backup to Hassan Whiteside and another as a third-string developmental project. The NBA’s new labor deal allows teams to keep two..." June 19

  • Heat to make push for Gordon Hayward

    Sportsnaut "The Utah Jazz stand a reasonably good chance of re-signing All-Star forward Gordon Hayward once free agency starts next month. But it looks like the team will have a whole lot of competition. Previous reports suggested that Hayward is one of the Boston Celtics’ top targets in free agency...." June 16

  • Paul Pierce hopeful for a Celtics reconnection with Ray Allen

    Fanrag Sports "The 2007-08 Boston Celtics won the franchise’s 17th and most recent NBA title, and with the 10th anniversary of that victory coming next season there’s still the issue of there not being much communication between former Celtic Ray Allen and the rest of that team. On Wednesday, Paul Pierce told..." June 14

  • Glaring needs for 2017 NBA Draft Lottery teams

    Sportsnaut "The countdown has officially begun for the 2017 NBA Draft. This year stands to be one of the deepest drafts in recent memory, with solid players throughout the lottery and deep into the first round. It’s also one of the most consequential. The Boston Celtics — not listed here because they..." June 13

  • There’s a new team standing in way of Nets’ dream free agent

    New York Post "Milos Teodosic may be the Nets’ top free-agent target, but they reportedly just got some new competition from the Heat in the race for the Serbian point guard. The Nets long have been linked to Teodosic, as have the Kings and Nuggets. But Friday, Andrey Kartashov, the lead basketball writer for..." June 10

  • Jazz just as worried Gordon Hayward will sign with Heat as Celtics

    CBS Sports "The top priority for the Utah Jazz this offseason is re-signing All-Star forward Gordon Hayward, but they will have to beat out a number of other teams in free agency. Rumors have linked Hayward to be interested in joining the Boston Celtics, a move that would give him the opportunity to be..." June 09

  • Pat Riley calls Magic Johnson 'the best ever'

    USA Today "The current debate in basketball on who's better, LeBron James or Michael Jordan, leaves out someone. Or, so says Pat Riley. At an American Express-sponsored discussion at the Conga Room in Los Angeles Monday night, Riley shared the stage with Magic Johnson and called him the "greatest player..." June 07

  • Players Eligible For Rookie Scale Extensions In 2017

    Hoops Rumors "July 1 marks the start of the NBA’s new league year. At that point, players eligible for free agency will be able to begin negotiating and reaching contract agreements with suitors. In addition to those free agents, another group of players will also become eligible to sign new deals. For..." June 05

  • Haslem: You don't need super team to win, most teams just don't play hard

    Miami Herald "Udonis Haslem knows what it’s like to be a member of a Super Team. He won two championships and played in four consecutive NBA Finals when the Miami Heat had its Big Three of LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade. So, has what the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors accomplished..." June 04

  • Olympics considering adding 3-on-3 basketball as event

    Fanrag Sports "The 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, appear to have a new event on the horizon. According to the Associated Press, 3-on-3 basketball “is all but certain” to be added to the new list of events, which includes skateboarding and sport climbing. “It would certainly be a perfect fit,” said..." June 04

  • Justise Winslow A Month Away From Return

    Hoops Rumors "Heat small forward Justise Winslow will need another month before he can fully return from shoulder surgery, reports Ira Winderman of The South Florida Sun Sentinel (link via Twitter). Winslow’s second NBA season was limited to just 18 games due to the injury." June 03

  • Report: Willie Reed opting out of Heat contract

    Pro Basketball Talk "The new Collective Bargaining Agreement would have amended Willie Reed‘s 2017-18 salary from $1,087,745 to $1,577,230, because his slated number fell below the new minimum. But that wasn’t a large enough raise for the backup Heat center. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports: Reed is already..." June 03

  • Heat guard Dion Waiters to decline option, enter free agency

    ESPN "Miami Heat guard Dion Waiters intends to decline his 2017-18 player option to enter unrestricted free agency on July 1, league sources tell ESPN. Waiters, 25, will turn down an option worth a little more than $3.2 million. His consistent production this past season bodes well for a considerable..." June 03

  • Miami Heat receive favorable medical ruling to clear Chris Bosh's salary

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "A medical review by the NBA and the players' union has agreed with the Miami Heat's position that Chris Bosh has suffered a career-ending illness, the Sun Sentinel has confirmed with parties involved with the process. The medical ruling was sought because of the unique circumstances of the case..." June 02

  • Bucks receive permission to interview Heat's, Pistons' assistant GMs

    Real GM Basketball "The Milwaukee Bucks have received permission to interview Adam Simon and Pat Garrity for their general manager vacancy. Simon currently works for the Miami Heat, while Garrity is in the front office of the Detroit Pistons." June 02

  • Heat don't want to overpay for Waiters; Lakers interested

    CBS Sports "Dion Waiters basically saved his career last year with the Miami Heat, so he's not in any hurry to leave. Waiters has already publicly said that he wants to re-sign with the Heat "as quick as possible" once his free agency period beings this summer. Miami seems to have similar feelings toward..." June 01

  • Why Adam Silver’s comments on the ‘one-and-done’ rule miss the mark

    Fox Sports "NBA commissioner Adam Silver joined FS1’s “The Herd with Colin Cowherd” for a wide-ranging discussion on the state of the NBA on Wednesday. And while issues such as “super teams” and resting players are always hot-button, Silver’s most intriguing response may have come following a question on..." June 01

  • Adam Silver: NBA rethinking one-and-done rule

    Sportsnaut "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has never been one adverse to change since he took over that role from David Stern. For the most part, it has helped the Association move on from a bygone era that saw popularity dwindle. We can conclude the on-court product has played a role in this, but Silver’s..." May 31

  • Sit Down, Be Humble: An NBA Champion's Guide to Ring Chasing

    Bleacher Report "For the last two seasons, veteran power forward David West has sacrificed bigger roles and much bigger contracts for the sake of being on championship-contending teams. So if he fails to win a ring with the Golden State Warriors in the next few weeks, as he did with the San Antonio Spurs this time..." May 31

  • LeBron And Other NBA Stars Are High On ESPN’s List Of 100 Most Popular Athletes

    Dime Magazine "LeBron James isn’t the most popular athlete in the world, but he’s close. ESPN released its annual list of the 100 most popular athletes on the planet on Tuesday, with Cristiano Ronaldo nabbing the top spot again. James, the top NBA player on the list, was second yet again. Other NBA players..." May 30

  • Risks still abundant as Chris Bosh hopes to get back on court in NBA

    NBA.com "What will happen with Chris Bosh now? The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported last week that the Miami Heat, Bosh and the league were close to finalizing negotiations that would free Miami from its remaining salary cap obligation to Bosh -- more than $52 million through the end of the 2018-19..." May 30

  • 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 30

  • 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

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