Heat Rumors & News

  • Heat’s Dion Waiters says he has surgery set for Monday

    Miami Herald "Heat guard Dion Waiters spent the evening Sunday watching his beloved hometown Philadelphia Eagles roll to the NFC Championship – and apparently preparing for ankle surgery on Monday. Waiters shared the news on his Instagram account. “I get surgery tomorrow,” Waiters wrote under a photo of..." January 22

  • Heat might be down to Plan D(esperation) at shooting guard

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Plan B proved rejuvenating for the Miami Heat. Plan C got the Heat through an unexpected rough patch. But when you start moving toward Plan D, that's when it can get, well, a bit daunting. With Tyler Johnson going down at the start of this five-game trip with what appeared to be a significant..." January 22

  • Lamar Odom Knew Marriage To Khloe Kardashian Was Over 'When She Was With Her Second Or Third NBA Player'

    The Big Lead "Lamar Odom still has ex-wife Khloe Kardashian’s initials tattooed on his hand, but that doesn’t mean he thinks the couple will work things out. On an episode of the BET’s “Mancave” Odom explained that he knew the marriage was over when Kardashian had been with a few other NBA players. Here’s..." January 18

  • Is fighting becoming an issue in the NBA?

    NBC Sports Boston "Three Houston Rockets players entered the Los Angeles Clippers’ training room before being stopped by security but not before a profanity-laced exchange that’s sure to result in fines and possibly some suspensions. Orlando’s Arron Afflalo threw a punch – and barely missed – hitting Minnesota’s..." January 18

  • Heat center Hassan Whiteside responds to decreased role in Miami

    Clutch Points "Since returning from a left knee injury, Hassan Whiteside has played in 10 games for the Miami Heat. The starting center is yet to play 30 minutes or more in any of those 10 contests. He averages 24 minutes per game in this span, contributing 12.2 points, 9.8 rebounds, one assist, and two blocks..." January 18

  • Looks Like Ray Allen Will Be Invited To 2008 Celtics’ Reunion Party, After All

    NESN "Consider the hatched buried. The Boston Celtics’ 2008 championship team has been planning a 10-year reunion celebration for quite some time, and up until Tuesday, the expectation was that Ray Allen wasn’t invited. But according to Rajon Rondo, the apparent tension between Allen and his..." January 17

  • Miami Heat apply for $5.5 million cap exception from Waiters' absence

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The Miami Heat have applied to the NBA for the $5.5 million disabled-player exception that became available in the wake the decision by guard Dion Waiters to undergo surgery on his chronically troublesome left ankle. Monday was the deadline to file for the exception, which is half of Waiters'..." January 15

  • Heat Guard Tyler Johnson Was Taken Off The Court In A Wheelchair With An Apparent Knee Injury

    Dime Magazine "The Heat are quietly one of the NBA’s hottest teams, having won seven in a row heading into their Monday afternoon game in Chicago against the Bulls. Miami’s streak has been spurred on by an incredibly balanced offensive attack, with eight players averaging in double figures. Unfortunately..." January 15

  • Nikola Mirotic, 15 Others Become Trade-Eligible

    Hoops Rumors "Today is January 15, which means that trade restrictions have lifted for most of the rest of the NBA’s 2017 offseason signees. While the majority of those ’17 free agents became trade-eligible on December 15, there was a small subset of free agent signees whose trade ineligibility lasted for..." January 15

  • Heat point guard Goran Dragic appealing his fine

    Clutch Points "Last Tuesday’s game between the Miami Heat and Toronto Raptors turned out to be a hotly contested one as tensions ran high and there were even moments where players failed to keep theirs in check. Following the exchange of punches between James Johnson and Serge Ibaka in the third quarter, both..." January 14

  • Report: Dion Waiters Expected to Undergo Season-Ending Surgery on Injured Ankle

    Bleacher Report "Miami Heat shooting guard Dion Waiters is reportedly expected to undergo season-ending surgery on his bothersome left ankle, according to Yahoo Sports' Shams Charania. Waiters, who hasn't played since Dec. 22, said last month he was aiming to delay surgery until the offseason after forgoing..." January 11

  • Who Are The NBA’s Best And Worst Scorers In The Clutch This Season?

    Dime Magazine "Being “clutch” comes to define a superstar, for better or worse, and it can be hard to shake perception from reality once a reputation is built. Take for example LeBron James, who has become one of the NBA’s best players in crunch time over the past seven or eight seasons but still gets criticized..." January 11

  • Adam Silver on not televising All-Star draft: ‘The goal was to improve the All-Star game’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Early indications the NBA wouldn’t televise the new All-Star draft were met with swift opposition from fans and media. Yet, the league isn’t budging. NBA commissioner Adam Silver, via NBA TV: Should there be a public selection? Now, I get it. Yes, it would be more fun if we had that kind..." January 11

  • Rival Execs Call Justise Winslow Miami's Jahlil Okafor

    Real GM Basketball "Justise Winslow has been labeled as Miami's version of Jahlil Okafor by multiple rival executives. Winslow was a highly touted prospect out of Duke in the 2015 draft as Okafor also was at the time. " January 11

  • Season-Ending Surgery Among Options Dion Waiters Considering

    Hoops Rumors "Heat guard Dion Waiters has been nagged for much of the season by a left ankle injury, an issue that has kept him out of action since December 22. While the club has moved forward with a non-surgical rehab program so far, Waiters recently sought out a second opinion, and a season-ending surgical..." January 11

  • Serge Ibaka, James Johnson suspended in aftermath of Raptors-Heat fight

    CBS Sports "Tuesday's game between the Toronto Raptors and the Miami Heat was one of the most intense we've seen this season. The Heat won, 90-89, on a last-second game-winner by Wayne Ellington, but it was two incidents that got even more attention. In the third quarter, Heat forward James Johnson and..." January 10

  • What could the Miami Heat get if it dealt Hassan Whiteside?

    Miami Herald "Some Heat nuggets as Miami prepares for Wednesday’s game at Indiana after Tuesday’s win at Toronto: ▪ First let’s make this clear: There is no indication that the Heat has made Hassan Whiteside available in a trade. But nobody should be surprised if this happens eventually, and that leads to..." January 10

  • Heat Optimistic Of Ability To Trade Expensive Contracts

    Real GM Basketball "The Miami Heat are expected to be active in trade talks leading to the deadline, according to sources. The Heat have optimism they could trade some of their expensive new contract while rival executives are skeptical. The Heat have re-signed Hassan Whiteside, Tyler Johnson, Dion Waiters and..." January 10

  • Miami Has 'Zero Interest' in Moving Goran Dragic

    Bleacher Report "The Miami Heat, who are off to an impressive 23-17 start and occupy the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference, reportedly have "zero interest" in trading guard Goran Dragic. Zach Lowe of ESPN.com reported the news Wednesday, noting the combination of Justise Winslow and Hassan Whiteside form the..." January 10

  • Black belt James Johnson, Serge Ibaka trade punches in Heat-Raptors game

    Sporting News "Raptors forward Serge Ibaka picked a dangerous person with whom to exchange punches Tuesday night. Ibaka tangled with Heat forward James Johnson with 7:50 remaining in the third quarter. The two squared up after Ibaka set a screen near the left elbow. Both players were ejected. The result..." January 10

  • Hassan Whiteside wants more run, Eric Spoelstra says he needs more from center

    Pro Basketball Talk "When the Miami Heat went on a 16-7 run against Utah to close out the game Sunday and win by a point, Hassan Whiteside had a courtside seat for it all. The highest paid player on Miami’s roster sat while Kelly Olynyk played the five in crunch time. This has been a pattern since Whiteside’s..." January 10

  • Miami Heat return Derrick Walton Jr. to G League

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "With his NBA clock counting down, the Miami Heat have returned undrafted rookie guard Derrick Walton Jr. to their developmental-league affiliate, the G League Sioux Falls Skyforce. Walton is on a two-way contract, which limits him to 45 days in the NBA. He currently has 14 days of that total..." January 09

  • Erik Spoelstra responds to Michael Beasley’s shots at him

    Yardbarker "Erik Spoelstra doesn’t appear to be too riled up over his former player Michael Beasley’s recent comments about him. Speaking on Friday before a game against Beasley’s New York Knicks, the Miami Heat coach responded to the shots that the former No. 2 pick took at him this week. Here is what he..." January 06

  • Michael Beasley takes shots at Heat, former coach Erik Spoelstra

    Larry Brown Sports "Michael Beasley has a bit of a bone to pick with the team that drafted him. In an interview with the New York Post’s Marc Berman that ran Thursday, the veteran forward took shots at the Miami Heat and his ex-coach Erik Spoelstra. “I feel I could’ve gotten more out of that organization,” said..." January 05

  • Would Whiteside for Marc Gasol make sense?

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Q: How about Marc Gasol for Hassan Whiteside? -- David, Fort Lauderdale. A: While I rarely mull trade suggestions, if only because it comes down to teams' private deliberations, I have been intrigued by this one-on-one swap possibility in light of the Grizzlies' uneven run and the Heat's move..." January 02

  • LaVar Ball is the founder of the NBA, according to Google

    CBS Sports "LaVar Ball just keeps on padding his resume. To ring in the New Year, a Google glitch has everyone turning their heads to answer a common question: Who founded the NBA? For the time being, if users google to find out who the NBA's founder is, it turns up none other than Mr. Ball. Ball, who was..." January 02

  • Heat Sign Derrick Jones Jr. To Two-Way Contract, Waive Matt Williams Jr.

    Real GM Basketball "The Miami Heat will sign Derrick Jones Jr. to a two-way contract. Jones was released by the Phoenix Suns in early December. Jones has appeared in 38 games, all with the Suns." January 02

  • Miami Heat's practices have been an exercise in patience

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Why, yes, that was the Miami Heat going through a full practice Thursday at AmericanAirlines Arena. Amid of whirlwind of travel, holidays, back-to-back games and injuries, it was the first time the Heat held a full practice since Dec. 14. "We tried to take advantage of everything," coach..." December 28

  • Heat's Waiters will consider offseason ankle surgery

    Miami Herald "Heat guard Dion Waiters said he will consider having surgery this offseason on his ailing left ankle, admitting Tuesday the ankle will not fully heal until he goes under the knife. Waiters, who missed the final 13 games of last season with a bad sprain of the same ankle, missed his second..." December 27

  • Hassan Whiteside May Return Tonight

    Hoops Rumors "Heat center Hassan Whiteside may return tonight after missing nearly a month with a bone bruise in his left knee, according to a tweet from the team. Whiteside participated in this morning’s shootaround, and a decision on his status will be made after warmups. Whiteside, who suffered the bone..." December 26

  • Favorable schedule puts Miami Heat in position to seize the moment

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Erik Spoelstra wouldn't go there. "No," he said when asked about the Miami Heat playing seven of their next eight at home. "Stop," he insisted, when pressed on finally being positioned for a step forward in the standings. "No," he reiterated when the question was rephrased. "We can't,"..." December 21

  • Meeting held to discuss tensions between refs, players

    ESPN "After Lee Seham, the general counsel for the National Basketball Referees Association, had grown increasingly dissatisfied working with the NBA on contentious issues between game officials and players, he called the players association's executive director, Michele Roberts: Let's get together and..." December 21

  • Chris Bosh’s mom allegedly exploited disabled man in drug ring

    Larry Brown Sports "Chris Bosh’s mother has been arrested and accused of exploiting a disabled man as part of her drug dealing. Frieda Bosh had been living in a home that was running a drug trafficking operation, and was a suspect in that ring. She has now been arrested with an added accusation — that she was..." December 20

  • Heat face possibility of being without Dragic, Waiters vs. Hawks

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Erik Spoelstra's greatest challenge Monday night against the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena could be fielding a Miami Heat starting lineup. Already without starting center Hassan Whiteside and starting power forward James Johnson, the Heat announced Monday morning that starting shooting guard..." December 18

  • Heat's James Johnson out 7-10 days with ankle injury

    ESPN "Miami Heat forward James Johnson will miss at least the next 7-to-10 days after an MRI on his injured right ankle revealed bursitis, the team announced. Johnson will not travel with the Heat for road games in Atlanta and Boston, the team said. Johnson suffered the injury in the first quarter..." December 17

  • Spoelstra passes Riley for most wins as Heat coach

    Miami Herald "Five takeaways from the Miami Heat’s 90-85 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday night at AmericanAirlines Arena, which moved Erik Spoelstra ahead of Pat Riley for most coaching wins in franchise history. 1. Erik Spoelstra surpasses Pat Riley, tips his cap to his mentor. Spoelstra..." December 17

  • Justise Winslow MRI On Knee Negative

    Real GM Basketball "Justise Winslow’s MRI results on his injured left knee returned clean. The Miami Heat hope Winslow will return within a week." December 15

  • Eight NBA players who have a real chance to be involved in trade rumors soon

    CBS Sports "Dec. 15 is known by many fans as the unofficial start to NBA trade rumor season. It's the day that players who signed new contracts in free agency can be traded by the team they signed with. Is that big target from the offseason not working out well? Put him on the block and see what's out there...." December 15

  • Erik Spoelstra as Pat Riley's equal? The numbers could add up Wednesday

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Erik Spoelstra won't go there, because it assumes a victory, something Erik Spoelstra never assumes. But Wednesday night at AmericanAirlines Arena, Spoelstra could be there, tied with Pat Riley for most regular-season victories by a Miami Heat coach. Heading into Wednesday night's game..." December 12

  • Has Bam Adebayo earned more minutes once Hassan Whiteside returns to Heat lineup?

    Miami Herald "Before rookie Bam Adebayo came off the bench and played vitally important minutes in Monday night’s win over the slumping Grizzlies at FedEx Forum, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said he wasn’t sure if Hassan Whiteside would be ready to rejoin the team when it returns home to host the Portland Trail..." December 12

  • Rumor: Hassan Whiteside not considered untouchable in trade talks

    Clutch Points "The Miami Heat have not completely fallen off a cliff without star big man Hassan Whiteside. Rookie Bam Adebayo has stepped in to play solid minutes along the Heat frontcourt, providing good energy and defense when needed. But could Adebayo’s promising play in Whiteside’s absence suddenly make..." December 12

  • Who's on the hot seat? Evaluating job security of every NBA coach

    Sporting News "When Phoenix gave the pink slip to Earl Watson in October, it ended a remarkable stretch of NBA coaching stability. Before the move to replace Watson, it had been a year-and-a-half since the league last had a coach get fired. Since then, we’ve already had another firing, a stunner that saw..." December 12

  • Dion Waiters says right elbow, 'still messed up'

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "iami Heat guard Dion Waiters said Monday that his sore right elbow remains a concern when it comes to working through his shooting issues. "It's still messed up," he said before facing the Memphis Grizzlies at FedExForum. "I don't make no excuses." But he finds himself making adjustments,..." December 11

  • Chris Bosh’s mom denies drug charges, says son is evicting her

    Larry Brown Sports "The mother of Chris Bosh is denying any ties to a drug trafficking operation and has a pretty good explanation for what’s going on. The DeSoto, Texas home where Freida Bosh has been living, which is owned by her son, Chris, was raided on Friday morning by police in a drug sting. Police believed..." December 11

  • Heat’s Dion Waiters: ‘I’m not coming off no bench’

    Palm Beach Post "Although the Heat haven’t indicated they want Dion Waiters coming off the bench, the idea has been raised by fans since he came to Miami more than a year ago. But Waiters has a message for those who think the team would be better off if he were on the bench at the start of the game: “I’m a..." December 11

  • Chris Bosh still not closing door on NBA career

    Palm Beach Post "Although Chris Bosh has not played in an NBA game since Feb. 9, 2016 because of blood clotting issues, he’s not ready to close the door on his NBA playing career just yet. “That’s still there in front of me,” Bosh said on The Full 48 podcast hosted by Bleacher Report’s Howard Beck. “The window..." December 10

  • Dion Waiters: 'I'm not coming off no bench'

    Palm Beach Post "Although the Heat haven’t indicated they want Dion Waiters coming off the bench, the idea has been raised by fans since he came to Miami more than a year ago. But Waiters has a message for those who think the team would be better off if he were on the bench at the start of the game: “I’m a..." December 09

  • Chris Bosh's House Was a Drug Trafficking Fortress, Cops Say

    TMZ "The Texas home owned by NBA star Chris Bosh had all of the hallmarks of a traditional drug trafficking den ... from iron gates to security cameras -- this according to the cops who raided the joint. TMZ Sports broke the story ... Bosh's mother, Freida, is listed as a suspect in an alleged..." December 09

  • Chris Bosh's Mom Named Suspect In Drug Trafficking Sting

    TMZ "A home owned by Chris Bosh was the target of a police drug trafficking raid -- with the NBA star's mother named as one of the suspects ... TMZ Sports has learned. According to official documents obtained by TMZ Sports, the DeSoto Police Dept. raided the home Friday morning after obtaining..." December 08

  • Spurs Wish They Could Have Kept Udonis Haslem In 2003

    Real GM Basketball "Before beginning his long career with the Miami Heat in which he's won three titles, Udonis Haslem was a member of the San Antonio Spurs’ summer league team in 2003 after spending a season in France. “He was here, we had him, we loved him,” Gregg Popovich said. " December 07

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