Heat Rumors & News

  • Heat begin new era with 108-96 win over Magic

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Miami Heat have lost all their stars, but they didn't forget how to win. With a rebuilt roster that has little name recognition, the Heat used a well balanced attack, unusual energy and a newfound defensive toughness to open the season with a convincing, 108-96 victory..." October 26

  • Cap Holds For Players Coming Off Rookie Contracts Could Increase

    Real GM Basketball "Cap holds attached to free agents coming off rookie deals could jump to 250 and 300 percent of their prior salaries, which is an increase from 200 and 250 percent in the NBA's new collective bargaining agreement. The San Antonio Spurs, Detroit Pistons and Washington Wizards held off on..." October 26

  • NBA sets record for international representation on rosters

    Today's Fastbreak "The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced Tuesday that the league’s opening night rosters have set new records for both the number of international players in the league and the number of countries represented. Opening night rosters feature a total of 113 international players from 41..." October 26

  • 5 Necessary NBA Trades Teams Are Too Scared to Make

    Complex "The job of an NBA general manager is to maximize value. Whether it's wringing the most that you can out of a player, a contract, or a trade, the mantra stays the same: maximize value. This is not always easy. In a league with 29 direct competitors and only one champion, it's difficult to always..." October 25

  • 'Huge Influx Of Money' Motivated Both Sides On New CBA

    Real GM Basketball "Adam Silver said the NBA and their players are close to a deal on a new collective bargaining agreement but aren't quite there yet. Multiple reports have indicated a deal on the main parts of the CBA have been agreed upon. "The reports aren't far off, but we're not quite there, yet," Silver..." October 25

  • Where Are All the White American NBA Players

    The Undefeated "J.J. Redick will be entering his 11th season in the NBA this week and for the first time he has noticed he is part of a small — and shrinking — club as a white American NBA player. The NBA certainly has its long list of European players. But the Los Angeles Clippers starting guard says he..." October 25

  • Every NBA team's best-case scenario and worst nightmare this season

    Fox Sports "The start of another NBA season is the time for hope to spring eternal — even if we're all seemingly counting the days until we crown an inevitable champion. But seasoned sports fans know a new season also brings the potential for everything to fall apart. With opening night upon us, we dived deep..." October 25

  • Woman Gets Hundreds of Calls, Texts for Briante Weber Around NBA Tryout

    The Comeback "“New phone, who dis?” might become a regular refrain for Sara Dreyer. Dreyer, from Chesapeake, Virginia, wrote in a Facebook post over the weekend that her new work phone number is apparently the old number of former VCU star Briante Weber. Weber signed with the NBA’s Miami Heat back in April..." October 25

  • The Miami Heat is in rebuild mode, not reset mode

    Miami Herald "On the same morning Pat Riley broke the news the Miami Heat were no longer working toward Chris Bosh’s return to the franchise, the 71-year-old architect of three championship parades down Biscayne Boulevard was asked about the future — his and the team he’s run for 21 years. Even though he has..." October 25

  • Heat's Spoelstra not sold on in-game video

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The coach who made his rise from the Miami Heat's video room is not sure there will be room for streaming video on his bench. The NBA this season, for the first time, is allowing teams to hardwire video directly to benches, allowing coaches to almost immediately utilize such content during..." October 24

  • 20-year-old Justise Winslow ready to take next step, carry more responsibility for Miami Heat

    Palm Beach Post "Most 20-year-olds find themselves running away from responsibilities. But Justise Winslow is not a typical 20-year-old. “I just want to make more plays, man,” Winslow said of his plans for the upcoming season. “I want to have the ball in my hands more. I want my teammates and the coaching staff..." October 23

  • Khloe and Lamar Divorce Settlement a Done Deal

    TMZ "Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom have officially signed off on their divorce, and all that's left is a judge's John Hancock ... TMZ has learned. Khloe and Lamar have reached a property settlement and each has now signed legal docs that were filed Friday. It's been an on-again/off-again..." October 23

  • Heat waive Weber, Udrih, keep McGruder; Tyler Johnson now backup point guard

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "In the end, the longshot wound up securing the 15th and final berth on the Miami Heat's regular-season roster, with guard Rodney McGruder beating out guards Briante Weber and Beno Udrih, with the latter two waived Saturday. In order to go from their preseason-maximum 20-player roster, the Heat..." October 22

  • Miami not looking to deal Goran Dragic ... yet

    ESPN "The Miami Heat aren't actively trying to trade ‎point guard Goran Dragic. We know this because if they were, it wouldn't take the Heat long to find a taker. Around the league, though, there's a growing sense that Dragic is a name to keep tabs on for those of you (and, yes, we mean everyone)..." October 21

  • Report: New CBA deal “within sight,” one-and-done rule remians

    Pro Basketball Talk "Nobody likes the NBA’s one-and-done rule. Adam Silver and the owners want to extend that to two seasons out of high school, and they have colleges in their corner (while a couple of coaches know how to work the one-and-done system, none of them prefer it). The players want to be able to make the..." October 20

  • Spoelstra assures Dragic that Heat are not looking to trade him

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra took the somewhat extraordinary step Thursday of confirming to Goran Dragic that there was no truth to the recent report of the guard being part of trade discussions with the Sacramento Kings. While the Heat typically dismiss trade rumors, Dragic said Spoelstra..." October 20

  • Anonymous NBA Scouts Dish Dirt On Eastern Conference Teams

    SI "For some, it's tough to form an opinion about an off-season move or development without seeing the subjects first in action on the floor. Luckily, anonymous NBA scouts do not have this problem. Sports Illustrated's NBA writers spoke with scouts ahead of the 2016—17 season for our annual..." October 20

  • The NBA sent players to Google, Facebook to help answer the biggest questions of their careers

    Business Insider "C.J. Watson’s mom pushed him at a young age to get ready for the “real world,” making him learn how to write checks, do mock job interviews, and accompany her to work. Watson wasn’t sure if he was going to keep playing basketball, much less make the NBA, and his mom wanted him to be prepared..." October 20

  • Bulls’ Dwyane Wade mum on a potential return to Miami

    Today's Fastbreak "Chicago Bulls’ shooting guard Dwyane Wade sat down for a wide-ranging interview with Rohan Nadkarni of Sports Illustrated last month. As a result, the veteran leader discussed nearly joining the Bulls in the summer 2010, what made him ultimately decide to go home to Chicago as well as a variety of..." October 19

  • Heat Sign Luis Montero, Waive Keith Benson

    Hoops Rumors "The Heat continue to cycle through camp invitees, announcing today in a press release that they’ve waived center Keith Benson, replacing him on their roster with guard Luis Montero. The Blazers just waived Montero on Saturday, so Miami didn’t waste much time in snatching him up once he cleared..." October 18

  • Report: Chris Bosh not necessarily planning to play this season

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Heat sound done with Chris Bosh, but they reportedly won’t waive Bosh until after March 1. That’s their only way of of ensuring Bosh won’t count against the salary cap next summer, if a doctor deems his career over. If he plays 25 games (regular-season and playoffs combined) with another..." October 18

  • Kings, Heat Discuss Trade Involving Gay, Collison, Dragic

    Basketball Insiders "The Sacramento Kings and Miami Heat have discussed a trade of Rudy Gay and Darren Collison for Goran Dragic, league sources told Basketball Insiders. “Sacramento has to trade Gay,” an Eastern Conference executive told Basketball Insiders. “He’s already informed them he doesn’t like it there...." October 18

  • Doc Rivers I Love Chris Bosh ... But He Ain't Gonna be a Clipper

    TMZ "Bad news for DeAndre Jordan ... looks like his boss ain't too keen on his plan to sign Chris Bosh to the Clippers. DJ had told us last week that he would sacrifice playing time to get the 11-time All-Star on the Clip squad -- so, when we saw Doc Rivers out this weekend we had to ask about it...." October 18

  • Heat commit to Winslow's third-year option; forward looking beyond

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The Miami Heat moved without hesitation when Justise Winslow was available with the No. 10 pick in the 2015 NBA draft, and there now is similar haste when it comes to picking up the forward's third-year rookie-scale option. General Manager Andy Elisburg confirmed to the Sun Sentinel that the..." October 16

  • Goran Dragic Refutes Notion He's Unhappy With Heat

    Real GM Basketball "Goran Dragic refuted the characterization that he's upset with his situation with the Miami Heat now that Dwyane Wade has left the team in free agency and Chris Bosh almost certainly won't play for the team again. "You're right," was Dragic's reply for the David Aldridge story posted on..." October 14

  • NBAPA monitoring Heat approach with Chris Bosh

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The National Basketball Players Association is monitoring the Miami Heat's approach with sidelined Chris Bosh, including the possibility of the team keeping the All-Star power forward on the roster long enough to prevent him from becoming playoff eligible for another team. A party familiar with..." October 14

  • NBA Considering Possibility Of Expansion?

    Hoops Rumors "As the NBA and NBPA work toward finalizing a new Collective Bargaining Agreement, the league is also reportedly considering the possibility of expansion, according to Kevin Nesgoda of SonicsRising.com. While no NBA teams are expected to relocate anytime soon, the league apparently hasn’t ruled out..." October 13

  • Zach Lowe's crazy predictions for the 2016-17 NBA season

    ESPN "Even the NBA, the most predictable major U.S. pro sports league, is fraught with uncertainty. The Golden State Warriors blew a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals! But making predictions is a useful thought exercise, and it's healthy to creep out on a limb once in a while. As usual, we throw darts at..." October 12

  • Heat Expected To Delay Waiving Chris Bosh Until After Playoff Deadline

    Real GM Basketball "The Miami Heat are currently expected to wait until after March 1st to waive Chris Bosh to ensure he is not eligible to play in the playoffs for any team that signs him. Bosh's salary would then vanish from Miami's cap sheet and create massive cap space for Pat Riley in the 2017..." October 12

  • Chris Bosh on those calling for him to take his $75 million and walk away: ‘I get it. I totally get’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Chris Bosh is due $75,868,170 over the next three years. The Heat aren’t trying to stop him from getting that money. They just want to remove his salary from the cap and maybe have insurance pay a portion of it. But Bosh has vowed to continue his career despite blood-clot..." October 11

  • Heat memorialize late Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The Miami Heat will pause to reflect on the passing of Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez as part of a special memorial at Tuesday night's exhibition against the Brooklyn Nets at AmericanAirlines Arena. Heat players will warm up for the game in special shooting shirts that include a Heat..." October 11

  • NBA uniform ad sales face complications

    ESPN "It's been almost five months since the NBA announced it would allow its 30 teams to sell small advertising patches on jerseys beginning in the 2017-18 season. So why has only one team -- the Philadelphia 76ers -- made a deal, one that was announced the very first day deals could be done? We..." October 09

  • Adam Silver optimistic NBA can avoid lockout

    USA Today "From the start of discussions about a new collective bargaining agreement between the NBA and players, NBA commissioner Adam Silver has pledged optimism that the two sides can avoid a lockout. That scenario becomes more and more plausible following Silver’s comments during a trip to China for..." October 09

  • Report: NBA, Union Optimistic New CBA Deal Will Get Done

    Bleacher Report "The NBA and National Basketball Players Association could have a new collective bargaining agreement finalized in the near future after reportedly making "significant progress" in negotiations. On Thursday, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported the new deal could be done within the next..." October 06

  • Whiteside Stable Amid HEAT Instability

    Basketball Insiders "The Miami HEAT reached the NBA Finals in four consecutive seasons between 2011 and 2014 primarily due to their big three of Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James. The league’s hierarchy has since undergone a seismic shift. James departed two seasons ago, heading back home where he has led..." October 06

  • 3 NBA teams that won’t make a return trip to the playoffs

    Fox Sports "Disappointment looms for these previously successful teams This offseason was one of incredible change in the NBA. You know all the big moves -- Kevin Durant to the Warriors, Dwyane Wade to the Bulls, Russell Westbrook signing an extension in OKC -- and you know how the championship picture..." October 06

  • NBA Tiers of Contention: Teams with a Chance to Win the Crown in 2016-17

    Bleacher Report "There is a school of thought in the NBA that if you enter the season with a shot at winning the championship, that's all you can ask for. As Kevin Durant will tell you, however, not every championship opportunity is the same as another. Nevertheless, what follows is a list of 10 teams that..." October 05

  • Dwyane Wade Finally Explains Why He Didn't Sign With LeBron James and the Cavs

    Complex "When Dwyane Wade became a free agent over the summer, there was a lot of speculation about him potentially taking his talents to Cleveland to play alongside his friend and former teammate LeBron James on the Cavaliers. Yes, he would have had to take a huge payout to do it—he would have had to sign..." October 05

  • Jeff Van Gundy Advocates Zero-Tolerance Policy For Domestic Violence Offenders

    Deadspin "The Houston Rockets and New York Knicks met in the preseason this evening, and ESPN announcer Jeff Van Gundy used the occasion of Derrick Rose’s first appearance with the Knicks to make some points about domestic violence and how Adam Silver and the NBA should deal with players who are convicted..." October 05

  • Spoelstra still backs Bosh despite comments toward Heat organization

    Miami Herald "The ongoing feud between Chris Bosh and the Heat’s front office clearly hasn’t changed the opinions of his coach or his teammates. Their support is still there for him. “My thoughts don’t change. And they won’t change,” coach Erik Spoelstra said Saturday when asked how Bosh’s comments on..." October 05

  • Nike releasing self-lacing shoes through public lottery

    ESPN "The first pairs of the famous self-lacing MAG shoes from "Back to the Future II" will be made available this month to the public, but you won't be able to buy them. You'll have to win them. Nike announced that only 89 pairs will be available through an online draw that begins Tuesday and..." October 04

  • Chris Bosh’s Baby Mama Still Suing Him Over Basketball Wives as He Fights For His Career

    Black Sports Online "Chris Bosh is suffering from blood clots in his legs and his NBA career might be over. No one even cares about Basketball Wives anymore, but for some reason Bosh’s baby mama (he had one child previous to his current marriage) Allison Mathis is still suing him over a show she never appeared..." October 04

  • Chris Bosh: ‘I Didn’t See My Career In Miami Ending Like This’

    SLAM Online "Last week, Pat Riley announced that Chris Bosh‘s “Heat career is probably over,” which was news to Bosh as he learned of the Heat’s decision just like everyone else—through the media. In episode four of Bosh’s Uninterrupted series, the two-time NBA champ shared his feelings about his career..." October 03

  • Bosh learned of failed physical through media

    ESPN "An indirect war of words between Chris Bosh and the Miami Heat is deepening as more barbs were flung Friday. Bosh expressed frustration that the team did not inform him he had failed the team's physical last week before putting out a news release. A Heat spokesman responded by saying the team..." October 02

  • Chris Bosh to Pat Riley: "If You Think You're Going to Turn My Medical Issue Into Cap Space, Think Again"

    Complex "Chris Bosh's relationship with Miami Heat president Pat Riley just got real ugly. In the fourth episode, aptly titled "Crossroads," of his UNINTERRUPTED video blog series, Bosh reveals he found out about Riley's declaration that the organization was "not working towards his return" through the..." October 01

  • Hassan Whiteside ready to move the ball when needed

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Hassan Whiteside still has his eyes on the rim, but he's also aware of other options." September 30

  • Chris Bosh pens heartfelt letter to Miami Heat fans, vents frustration with franchise

    Fox Sports "The struggle between Chris Bosh and the Miami Heat has been well-documented. Bosh has expressed his desire to get back into the lineup and play, Heat executives won't let him due to his recurring blood clots — as he once again failed a team physical. While nothing is official yet, the Heat..." September 30

  • Josh McRoberts Still Recovering From Broken Foot Suffered In Playoffs

    Real GM Basketball "Josh McRoberts revealed he suffered a broken left foot with in last season's Eastern Conference Semifinals and played through it in Game 7. McRoberts remains sidelined during training camp. McRoberts has had a pair of injury-plagued seasons with the Heat. "I completely get it, man. I..." September 29

  • NBA hopes new replay protocol speeds up play

    USA Today "In an ongoing effort to make NBA replay reviews more efficient and less time-consuming, more in-game reviews are expected to be made this season by the league’s staff at the high-tech replay center in Secaucus, N.J. Last season, 72% of reviews were determined by the replay center, and during..." September 29

  • Chris Bosh fires longtime agent

    CBS Sports "Chris Bosh's NBA season at this point appears over, if not his career. After failing his physical, Bosh has maintained that his career is not over, but the Heat have clearly moved on. Bosh has hard feelings over everything that has happened, including feeling that the Heat "wrote him off," which..." September 29

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