Heat Rumors & News

  • Bob Delaney will no longer oversee NBA's game officials

    ESPN "Bob Delaney, the NBA's Vice President for Referee's Development and Performance, will no longer oversee the league's game officials, league sources tell ESPN. The NBA has been pursuing a more data-driven and analytical management structure over the NBA's referees, integrating searching more..." September 18

  • NBA Releases ‘I’m Why’ Commercials To Preview the 2017-18 Season

    SLAM Online "With a series of new documentary-style commercials, the NBA launched the next chapter of the “This Is Why We Play” campaign on Monday. The new series entitled “I’m Why” portrays the unique perspectives that make NBA basketball special. " September 18

  • Goran Dragic leads Slovenia to EuroBasket gold with 35 points, named MVP of tournament

    Palm Beach Post "Goran Dragic will walk away from the international basketball stage with a gold medal. After posting on social media last month his intention to retire from international play following this year’s EuroBasket, Dragic went out and made sure his last few games with the Slovenian national team..." September 18

  • ACL injury in NBA athletes not associated with number of minutes played

    Healio "Results published in Orthopedics showed the risk for ACL injury among players did not increase with the number of minutes played in a single National Basketball Association game. To determine the influence of minutes played on injury risk, researchers assessed minutes played in the injury game,..." September 18

  • Haslem only Heat player to endure hurricane; used personal bunker

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem felt he had no other choice. He was born and raised in South Florida. When the threat of Hurricane Irma first surfaced, he knew he would not be among those who chose to evacuate. He rode out the storm that wreaked havoc throughout South Florida last week. “I..." September 16

  • Report: NBA commissioner may soon have power to fine teams for resting players

    CBS Sports "The NBA may soon have new rules for the draft lottery. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported Friday that the competition committee has sent the reform proposal through to the Board of Governors, who will vote on the issue at the end of September. Much of the focus of that report is on the..." September 15

  • Report: NBA Would Prefer Teams Lie About Injuries

    Deadspin "Adrian Wojnarowski has another scoop related to an upcoming NBA board of governors meeting, during which potential rule changes will be voted on, and this one makes the league look pretty stupid This is in response to the occasional fits the league gets thrown into when a (not coincidentally)..." September 15

  • NBA board of governors to vote on draft lottery reform Sept. 28

    ESPN "The NBA's Competition Committee has recommended the league's proposal on draft lottery reform, sending it to the board of governors for a vote on Sept. 28, league sources told ESPN. The draft reform changes would start with the 2019 Draft, if passed by the board of governors. Among proposed..." September 15

  • Heat, Josh Richardson Finalizing Four-Year Extension

    Hoops Rumors "The Heat are finalizing a four-year contract extension with Josh Richardson, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (Twitter link), who reports that the deal will be worth $42MM. While Richardson was a second-round pick in 2015 and wasn’t eligible for a rookie scale extension this offseason, the..." September 13

  • NBA lottery changes would be nice, but will not fix the league's real problem

    CBS Sports "The NBA lottery system is again under scrutiny, and it looks like this time, there may be some real change. A report last week from ESPN outlined myriad changes the competition committee and NBA Board of Governors were to examine this week to the NBA's system for determining draft order. Among..." September 12

  • Dion Waiters' incentive for staying healthy? $1.1 million from Miami Heat

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "A healthy Dion Waiters will result in a far healthier bank account this season for the Miami Heat guard. As part of the maneuvering by the Heat to fit the contracts of Waiters, James Johnson, Kelly Olynyk and Wayne Ellington below the salary cap this offseason, the Heat moved some of their..." September 12

  • Proposal for NBA draft lottery reform to disincentivize tanking, set even odds for worst teams

    USA Today "When the NBA’s competition committee meets to discuss lottery reform later this week, it will be presented with a proposal designed to disincentivize the race for the league’s worst record and best odds to win the draft lottery. The proposal has three main elements, four people with direct..." September 11

  • Miami Heat's arena sustains minor roof damage caused by Hurricane Irma, report says

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Add the Miami Heat to the list of those affected by Hurricane Irma. On Sunday morning, the Heat’s practice facility at AmericanAirlines Arena sustained exterior membrane damage, according to WPLG Channel 10. There was, however, no harm done to the actual roof, the station’s sports director Will..." September 11

  • Heat Interested In Dwyane Wade If He Takes Bench Role

    Real GM Basketball "The Miami Heat will have interest in signing Dwyane Wade if he agrees to a bench role at their $4.3 million exception. Wade and the Chicago Bulls are interested in a buyout to allow him to play for a contender. Wade was recently asked by David Aldridge about what his preference would be for..." September 08

  • Heat Sign Larry Drew II

    Hoops Rumors "The Heat announced the signing of guard Larry Drew II on Tuesday. This marks the third time in five seasons that Miami will bring the UCLA product to training camp. Drew, 27, won a gold medal earlier this month as a member of the United States squad at 2017 FIBA AmeriCup. The 6’2″ guard..." September 06

  • GMs say tampering is part of the NBA: Not cheating means 'not trying'

    CBS Sports "Tampering is a part of the NBA. This is a common fact that has become more accepted over the years. General managers and agents around the league work behind the scenes to get deals done before they're technically allowed to. This is why contracts are agreed upon the second free agency begins, and..." September 06

  • Amar’e Stoudemire Retires In Israel

    Hoops Rumors "Six-time NBA All-Star Amar’e Stoudemire is retiring from basketball after playing one season in Israel, relays Orazio Cauchi of Sportando. Stoudemire, 35, made the announcement on Instagram, calling this past season “a great ride for me and my family.” He led his Hapoel Jerusalem team to the..." September 04

  • Udonis Haslem pushing for Dwyane Wade to finish his career in Miami

    Palm Beach Post "Decked out in green apron and making sure not to confuse a Subway club with an Italian B.M.T., Udonis Haslem – along with partner Jason Taylor – waited on customers at his newest Subway restaurant. But whether he’s serving footlongs or guesting on the radio, Haslem has become the foremost..." September 03

  • Okaro White drafted away from Heat in G-League expansion (sort of)

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Okaro White remains a member of the Miami Heat . . . even though he was selected by the Memphis Hustle in the second round of Wednesday's G-League expansion draft. The upshot is that if White is not among the 15 players on the Heat's opening-night roster, then his development-league rights..." August 25

  • Jared Sullinger, Kelly Olynyk Deny Isaiah Thomas Disliked by Celtics Teammates

    Bleacher Report "Former Boston Celtics big men Jared Sullinger and Kelly Olynyk took to Twitter on Wednesday to deny a report that teammates disliked Isaiah Thomas. Chris Broussard of Fox Sports 1 reported on Undisputed on Wednesday some teammates in Boston "weren't that fond" of Thomas. "I will tell you..." August 24

  • Hassan Whiteside: ‘It’d Be Great’ to Play With Dwyane Wade Again

    SLAM Online "Hassan Whiteside would be in favor of a reunion with Dwyane Wade in South Beach. Wade, 35, isn’t expected to remain in Chicago for very much longer. Whiteside says the Heat would benefit from re-signing the future Hall of Famer. Per the Sun-Sentinel: “It’d be great,” Whiteside said at..." August 22

  • Heat Sign Jordan Mickey

    Hoops Rumors "The Heat have officially signed former Celtics forward Jordan Mickey, the team announced on its website. The contract has been reported as a two-year deal with a $1.5MM veteran’s minimum guaranteed for the first season and a team option on the second." August 20

  • Hassan Whiteside says Miami Heat would embrace a Dwyane Wade return

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The respect has endured through the departure and assuredly would be there if there is a return. Hassan Whiteside said as much Saturday when the discussion turned to a possible Miami Heat reunion with Dwyane Wade. "It'd be great," Whiteside said at a fundraiser for his Whiteside Foundation...." August 20

  • Heat, Jordan Mickey agree to 2-year minimum deal

    Mass Live "Former Boston Celtics forward Jordan Mickey is reportedly set to take his talents to South Beach. According to Shams Charania of the Vertical, Mickey is close to finalizing a deal with the Miami Heat on a guaranteed $1.5 million minimum deal with a team option for the 2018-19 season. Mickey,..." August 18

  • Haslem on Wade buyout speculation, Heat reunion, 'We'd love to have you'

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Speculation about Dwyane Wade's future again is reverberating in South Florida. It started with what appeared to be a benign, non-sourced comment in an ESPN analytical piece on the Chicago Bulls' future that said, "Dwyane Wade isn't long for the organization's future and is expected to reach a..." August 17

  • Listen up, Kyrie Irving, Dion Waiters says there's already an alpha male in Miami

    SLAM Online "Heat guard Dion Waiters recently weighed in on the possibility of Kyrie Irving leaving the Cavaliers for the Miami Heat. In an interview with HipHopSince1987, Waiters said that Kyrie “would help” the Heat, but added, “Just know there’s an alpha male over there too in myself.” “It would help...." August 11

  • What paper ticket? Heat moving to mobile-only entry for games.

    Pro Basketball Talk "This is just another reason your grandfather doesn’t want to go to NBA games anymore — the man can’t figure out how to answer a text and you want him to use a mobile ticket? The Miami Heat will do away with paper tickets and are moving to mobile phone entry only at American Airlines Arena..." August 11

  • NBA expected to approve player-resting rules

    Chicago Sun-Times "NBA owners are expected to approve player-resting rules in September designed to cut back on teams benching healthy players for regular-season games, a person with direct knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports. The person requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak..." August 10

  • 2017 NBA Mexico City Games schedule info

    Inside Hoops "The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Zignia Live announced today that NBA Mexico City Games 2017 will feature the Brooklyn Nets playing regular-season games against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday, Dec. 7, and the Miami Heat on Saturday, Dec. 9, at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico. The..." August 09

  • Rodney McGruder, Okaro White receive partial contract guarantees from Miami Heat

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Inaction by the Miami Heat will translate into more action with the team for Rodney McGruder and Okaro White. With an Aug. 1 deadline to avoid contract guarantees, the Heat instead moved forward with their commitment to the forwards, each now guaranteed at least $453,000 for the coming season,..." August 04

  • Josh Richardson expected to consider contract extension with Heat

    Miami Herald "Thursday is meaningful for Heat third-year guard Josh Richardson, because it’s the first day that Miami can offer a contract extension Beginning Thursday, the Heat can offer Richardson a contract up to four years in length and for as much as $43 million in total value, with Richardson having..." July 30

  • Heat ESPN report of offer of Dragic, Winslow for Irving

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Taking the rare step of commenting on trade speculation, the Miami Heat on Friday denied an ESPN report that the team had offered point guard Goran Dragic and forward Justise Winslow to the Cleveland Cavaliers in a package for disgruntled guard Kyrie Irving. Amid the swirl created by Irving's..." July 29

  • 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

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