The Heat are finalizing a second 10-day contract with guard Tyler Johnson, with that clock to start Thursday or Friday.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Jason Kidd thought his team needed a spark, so he made a small lineup shuffle that made a big difference Tuesday night. The Milwaukee Bucks coach inserted guards Jerryd Bayless and Brandon Knight in the lineup at the same time to open the fourth quarter, and the move paid off in a 109-102..." January 28
Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Detroit Pistons are looking into the possibility of trading for Miami Heat point guard Norris Cole, league sources tell Northeast Ohio Media Group. Miami has sent the word out that the 26-year-old defensive specialist can be had. There's nothing imminent at this point and talks have been..." January 27
Luol Deng (sore calf) did not participate in this morning’s team shootaround and is listed as doubtful for tonight’s #HEATgame vs the Bucks.
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "You kept waiting for it to happen. Time after time, the Miami Heat had blown second-half leads this season. It was only a matter of time before it happened Sunday against the Chicago Bulls. Thing is, it never occurred. The Heat held off several surges by the Bulls to capture a 96-84..." January 26
Whiteside is playing today. Says he’s 90 percent.
Los Angeles Times "Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade, fined $15,000 by the NBA for making an obscene gesture toward heckling fans, has asked the NBA to further improve how it protects players from the most unruly of fans. Wade made the request during the league's brief investigation of his incident with the crowd in..." January 25
CBSSports.com "We know who's starting in the 2014 NBA All-Star Game, as the 10 players selected by a fan vote were announced on TNT on Thursday. As always, we can quibble with the names on that list, and that's what we're here to do. Here are some players who could be sitting at home, wondering what more they..." January 23
Charlotte Observer "This is how it has to be: Play ugly but rugged, stick around until the last minute and then hope point guard Kemba Walker can make a big shot to win it. The Charlotte Hornets have come to accept who they are. “We’re not going to get everything easy,” said center Bismack Biyombo, who totaled..." January 22
NBA fines Heat guard Dwyane Wade $15,000 for "obscene gesture" during game vs. Hornets on Wednesday.
ESPN.com "While the principal reason LeBron James visited Miami during his recent two-week rest period was to seek out warmer weather while he rehabbed strains in his left knee and lower back, he also had another item on his agenda. During James' Miami jaunt, the four-time MVP met with free-agent guard..." January 22
MassLive.com "The Boston Celtics have agreed to a 10-day contract with rookie Andre Dawkins, according to Real GM's Shams Charania. Charania reported Wednesday morning that the Celtics are expected to officially sign Dawkins on Thursday. Previously, CSNNE's A. Sherrod Blakely suggested Dawkins could spend..." January 21
Pro Basketball Talk "After falling from the NBA amid concerns about his coachability, Whiteside returned to the league with the Heat this season, taking names and kicking ass. For a six-game stretch, he averaged 13.8 points, 10.2 rebounds and 3.5 blocks in 24.1 minutes per game. He then stumbled against his first..." January 21
The Oklahoman "Russell Westbrook was asked after Sunday night’s win at Orlando what is the key to winning on the road. He said staying together. Two nights later, the Thunder earned its second road victory on this five-game trip because Westbrook was simply marvelous when it came to staying with..." January 21
Forbes.com "What do you get when you combine a massive new $24 billion television contract, a nearly six-year bull market in equities creating tremendous wealth, and cheap credit? You get a massive rise in sports franchise values, with the NBA serving as ground zero for the current boom. The average NBA team..." January 21
Luol Deng (illness) missed this morning’s team shootaround and is listed as questionable for tonight’s #HEATgame vs OKC.
Hot Hot Hoops "As trade talks heat up revolving around Miami's involvement in a deal for Brook Lopez, I can't help but wonder if that's the wrong move for the Heat at this time. While having a reliable center would certainly help Miami in their future endeavours (especially with a former All-Star) it just seems..." January 19
Celtics Blog "The Celtics plan to meet with sharpshooter Andre Dawkins about potentially bringing him in on a 10-day contract. After waiving the recently acquired Chris Douglas-Roberts, the Celtics have an open roster spot that they may be looking to fill with rookie sharpshooter Andre Dawkins. ESPN's Marc..." January 19
Pro Basketball Talk "Hassan Whiteside had lottery talent, but he fell to the Kings in the second round of the 2010 NBA draft amid concerns about his coachability and inflated perception of his own value. He spent the next two years in Sacramento proving his critics correct. After just 19 games and 111 NBA..." January 15
CSN Bay Area "The Warriors won their eighth consecutive game Wednesday night, but it took a bit more perspiration than they might have imagined. Not until the final minutes were they able carve out a 104-89 win over the pesky Miami Heat, who were playing without star guard Dwyane Wade. Behind 32 points..." January 15
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Kobe Bryant couldn't hit a shot. Dwyane Wade couldn't take one. That made Tuesday night's 78-75 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center of far greater concern for the Miami Heat. Rewarding. But still of concern. "This may have been our most tough-minded win of the season,"..." January 14
Hearing Nets continue to talk to teams about Brook Lopez. Sources say Miami has shown a strong interest.
TMZ.com "Ex-NBA star Michael Beasley is being sued in Arizona by a woman who claims the 26-year-old choked her out and raped her in 2013 ... despite the fact cops already investigated the case and found no evidence of a sexual assault. TMZ Sports has learned ... the woman filed a lawsuit in Arizona,..." January 13
Since Mozgov trade, everyone is calling Denver on Chandler & Afflalo. Heard Heat, Clippers, Hornets have all discussed Afflalo.
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel ". . . or you could build on your halftime lead in the third quarter. Taking what amounted to a novel approach in the wake of their recent play, the Miami Heat stepped up after intermission instead of slouching, rolling to a 104-90 victory Sunday over the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples..." January 12
In 13 games for the @SFSkyforce, Tyler Johnson was averaging 18.5 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game. He shot 46% from 3-point
ESPN.com "The Grizzlies, looking to bolster their scoring options on the wing in the ever-competitive Western Conference, are actively trying to obtain Miami's Luol Deng or Boston's Jeff Green ahead of the Feb. 19 trade deadline, according to league sources. No deal is imminent, sources said, but it has..." January 10
Palm Beach Post "Heat forward Luol Deng’s name came up in trade rumors Wednesday, not a first for him, but he had nothing to do with it. When asked about an ESPN report that the Memphis Grizzlies are interested in trading for him, Deng said he is happy in Miami and is not looking to leave. “It’s not in my..." January 09
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Heat guard Shabazz Napier will end his short stint in the NBDL when he rejoins the team Wednesday in Portland. Napier was recalled after spending three games with the Sioux Falls Skyforce. He averaged 18.6 points and four assists. Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said the time was beneficial for..." January 07
Real GM Basketball "The Miami Heat are releasing guard Andre Dawkins before his contract becomes fully guaranteed Wednesday, a league source told RealGM. Dawkins, a 6-foot-4 sharpshooter out of Duke, notched three points and 21 minutes played over four appearances with the Heat this season. " January 06
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "This time the Miami Heat checked off the boxes that had been left unfulfilled all too often this season. Resilience? Check. Homecourt closure? Check (albeit barely). Dwyane Wade playing as Dwyane Wade at the moments of truth? Check. The climb back to .500 remains formidable, but..." January 05
Spoesltra said Heat are hopeful of having Justin Hamilton (concussion) back on the practice court this week.
Miami Herald "After Pat Riley’s arrival nearly two decades ago, the Heat demonstrated an ability to transform unproven, young big men into quality rotation pieces, most notably with Ike Austin in 1996 and Udonis Haslem beginning in 2003. That developmental pipeline essentially dried up in recent years, with..." January 04
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Saturday night could have been a home game for Chris Bosh at the Toyota Center. And based on where the Houston Rockets stand, Bosh might have found himself in a better place. Instead, Bosh opted in the wake of LeBron James' July free-agency departure to remain with the Miami Heat and take on..." January 04
Dwyane Wade was a full participant in this morning’s team shootaround in Houston.
Justin Hamilton (concussion) did not travel with the team to Houston.
Pro Basketball Talk "It’s no secret LeBron James and Erik Spoelstra were not on the same page their first season with the Heat. Miami started 9-8, and reports swirled about friction between Spoelstra and the players. LeBron bumped Spoelstra while returning to the bench during a timeout, and speculation reached..." January 03
Pro Basketball Talk "After the final horn of Miami’s Christmas Day upset of the Cleveland Cavaliers, good friends LeBron James and Dwyane Wade got together at center court and talked. With cameras running all around them. LeBron goes so far as to pull his jersey up over his mouth so people can’t lip read — like a..." January 01
All players are available for tonight’s game vs the Pacers, except Justin Hamilton (concussion) who did not join the team on the trip.
Fox Sports Florida "The decision by the Miami Heat front office to sign free agent Danny Granger over the offseason was met by a fair share of skepticism and even criticism. After all, the former All-Star had been traded away last season by the Indiana Pacers -- what had been his only NBA team -- to the..." December 30
Spoelstra says even with Bosh back he plans to stay with Birdman as a starter going forward.
The Score "It's really about time the Miami Heat got some good news. Chris Bosh will return from an eight-game absence due to a strained left calf on Monday when the Heat take on the Orlando Magic. He had been considered probable earlier in the day and was listed with the team's starters before..." December 30
Heard while in Miami: Heat have Andray Blatche in their sights after Josh Smith wound up choosing Houston to team up with pal Dwight Howard
CSN Philly "Defense is said to win championships. In the Sixers’ case, a championship is not in the immediate future, but their defense on Tuesday night did win them a second consecutive game for the first time this season. The Sixers found themselves down 23 points to the Heat with 8:12 to play in the..." December 24
Hassan Whiteside (left toe) did not participate in this morning’s team shootaround and is questionable for tonight’s game vs Philly.
Josh McRoberts had successful knee surgery yesterday. His status remains likely to be out for the season.
Justin Hamilton (concussion) has been ruled out of tonight’s game vs Philly.
ESPN.com "The Miami Heat have formally applied to the league office for a Disabled Player Exception in the wake of Josh McRoberts' season-ending knee injury in a move they hope will help them land free agent Josh Smith, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com on Monday night that the Heat have..." December 23
ESPN.com "Dwyane Wade understands why fans were upset with LeBron James for abandoning the Heat in free agency but believes that the four-time league MVP should be met with gratitude when he returns Thursday with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Christmas Day showdown between the Cavaliers and Heat will mark..." December 23