Heat Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Heat president Pat Riley: 'No resolution' to Chris Bosh situation

    Sporting News "Things still aren't great between the Heat and Chris Bosh. Speaking to reporters Wednesday, Miami president Pat Riley did little to address the team's situation with Bosh and declined to say if they would give him the boot to make more salary cap room. "Down the road we don't have Chris'..." April 20

  • This Is The NBA Draft Order And Lottery Odds After Tiebreakers Were Decided

    Dime Magazine "The NBA Draft Lottery isn’t until May 16, but the ping-pong ball fun got started on Tuesday when the league broke all the necessary tiebreakers for the lottery odds and 16 non-lottery spots in the draft. In total, there were five ties broken on Tuesday by way of the all powerful ping-pong ball..." April 18

  • Ray Allen reveals why he never made a comeback to play for an NBA contender

    CBS Sports "It's been several years since the NBA was graced with the presence of Ray Allen. Allen, one of the best shooters in NBA history, hasn't stepped on the floor since he left the league following the 2013-14 season with Miami. And while there were rumors of his return to contenders like the Cleveland..." April 18

  • Here Is The BIG3 Basketball League’s Full 10-City Schedule For The Summer

    Uproxx "The BIG3’s full 10-week, 10-city schedule has been released, as the fledgling basketball league filled with former NBA stars like Allen Iverson, Jason Williams, Stephen Jackson, Chauncey Billups and many more will begin in late June with their inaugural games at the Barclays Center in..." April 18

  • A rundown of what Heat players had to say during exit interviews — a lot of interesting stuff

    Palm Beach Post "Before Heat players walked off into the offseason, they took some time to reflect back on the season and look forward to the next few months Monday during exit interviews. Dion Waiters and James Johnson spoke about their desire to return to Miami next season. Justise Winslow gave an update on..." April 18

  • Chris Bosh says NBA return possible

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Sidelined Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh said on a televised webcast Sunday that he believes he could return to the NBA as a player, but also said he respects the Miami Heat's anticipated attempt to remove his salary from the team's salary cap. Appearing on "Larry King Now" on the Ora.tv digital..." April 17

  • Heat owner hints at re-signing Dion Waiters, James Johnson on Instagram?

    Larry Brown Sports "After perhaps the greatest in-season turnaround in NBA history fell just short of a playoff berth, the Miami Heat may already be looking ahead to running it back with the same core next year. Heat owner Micky Arison posted an Easter-themed selfie with Dion Waiters and James Johnson to Instagram..." April 16

  • Why Erik Spoelstra Is ‘The Real Coach Of The Year’

    The Sports Quotient "At this time three seasons ago, the Miami Heat were gearing up for another deep playoff run, which eventually resulted in their fourth consecutive finals appearance. Despite their sustained success, head coach Erik Spoelstra was often overlooked on a team that featured perhaps the most..." April 15

  • Erik Spoelstra gives depressing presser after Heat miss playoffs

    Sportress of Blogitude "Erik Spoelstra could not hide his extreme disappointment over the Miami Heat missing the playoffs during his post-game presser Wednesday night. That notion became plainly evident given how long it took the Heat head coach to actually start talking. A devastated Spoelstra took to the podium and..." April 13

  • NBA GMs looking to tweak contract buyout and waiver process

    Fanrag Sports "A majority of general managers in the NBA are urging the league to begin a dialogue on possible tweaks to the in-season contract buyout and waiver process, according to a report from The Vertical. Among front office and personnel, there’s an ongoing worry regarding the buyout process. The..." April 13

  • Heat win but get eliminated from contention

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- After three unsuccessful attempts, the Miami Heat finally reached .500, but the achievement wasn't sufficient to extend their season. Goran Dragic scored 28 points, yet the Heat fell short of reaching the playoffs after a 110-102 victory over the Washington Wizards?on Wednesday..." April 12

  • Erik Spoelstra says Hassan Whiteside should be named Defensive Player of the Year

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "It would be an easy decision for Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra if he were part of the process. Coaches don’t have a say in who wins the NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year, but Spoelstra would have a hard time voting for someone other than center Hassan Whiteside. Spoelstra said this is easily..." April 11

  • Only one of Warriors’ Big Four missed the cut in NBA’s 15 most popular jerseys

    Fox Sports "When it comes to selling merchandise, popularity matters. That’s the case in the NFL and MLB, and it’s certainly true in the NBA. That’s part of the reason Stephen Curry has dominated jersey sales for quite a while now. His reign of having the most popular jersey in the league continued this..." April 11

  • Heat still alive; Cavs fall into second with OT loss

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Picture the Miami Heat as Uma Thurman's character in "Kill Bill." Just when it appeared the Heat might be buried, they punched a hole in their casket and dug themselves out of the dirt. On a night in which the Heat failed to get help from the three teams they needed to lose,..." April 10

  • LeBron James Likely Would Have Re-Signed With Heat Had They Won 2014 Finals

    Real GM Basketball "LeBron James would have likely re-signed with the Miami Heat in 2014 had they won their third straight Finals, according to an except from a new book called Return of the King: Lebron James, The Cleveland Cavaliers and The Greatest Comeback in NBA History by Brian Windhorst and Dave..." April 10

  • Heat tied for final playoff spot in East after road win

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- The Miami Heat haven't clinched a playoff berth, but they've kept those hopes alive. Considering they started this season 11-30, that qualifies as miraculous. If the feeling possessing head coach Erik Spoelstra's players following another win over the Washington Wizards stays, good..." April 08

  • Whiteside labels Valanciunas award-winning actor: 'They like to flop'

    Palm Beach Post "In one of the biggest games of the season the Heat’s $98 million man was a non-factor for most of the night. Whiteside got into early foul trouble and for the second consecutive game took just one shot in the first half. But unlike the Charlotte game, in which Whiteside woke up and had a solid..." April 08

  • DeRozan scores 38 in Raptors' win over Heat

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- The Miami Heat dug a hole against the Toronto Raptors on Friday night and could only pull even before losing 96-94 with DeMar DeRozan leading all scorers with 38 points. Now Miami finds itself in a hole in the Eastern Conference standings, where a playoff spot is still available..." April 07

  • LeBron edited 'coming home' essay on plane with unsuspecting Wade

    Pro Basketball Talk "LeBron James‘ 2014 free agency demanded round-the-clock coverage – and breathless speculation. LeBron and Dwyane Wade palled around Las Vegas together. What did it mean? LeBron and Wade flew back to Miami together. What did that mean? LeBron and Wade talked on the runway after landing,..." April 07

  • NBA ProJects $101MM Salary Cap Next Season

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s latest salary cap projection for the 2017/18 season is now $101MM, sources told Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. That’s an increase of nearly $7MM over this season’s cap of $94.1MM but lower than previous projections. The tax level is projected to rise $8MM to $121MM next season,..." April 07

  • Dragic paces Heat to crucial win over Hornets

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The plan wasn't necessarily for the Miami Heat to sink as many 3-pointers as possible Wednesday. Those simply were the shots available against the Charlotte Hornets. A franchise-record 21 of them. Miami sank 21 of 40 3-point attempts as the Heat toppled the Hornets..." April 05

  • ESPN replacing Sage Steele with Michelle Beadle as 'NBA Countdown' host

    Sporting News "As the NBA playoffs approach, ESPN is making a key personnel change. Network veteran Sage Steele is out. Michelle Beadle is in, the network announced Tuesday. Beadle, who rose to popularity as personality on ESPN2's "SportsNation," will become the full-time host on "NBA Countdown," leading..." April 04

  • Gallinari's 29 lead Nuggets over Heat

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- The Denver Nuggets feel a bit better about their playoff chances, while the Miami Heat saw their postseason opportunities absorb another difficult hit. Danilo Gallinari scored 29 points to lead the Nuggets to a 116-113 victory over the slumping Heat on Sunday night. Gallinari..." April 02

  • Rose: Knicks more talented than Heat, but 'basketball is a team sport'

    Sporting News "The Knicks (28-47) are eliminated from the playoffs. The Heat (37-38) have been on fire (pun intended) over the last few months, and have turned their season around into what currently would be a playoff berth. Even though there's a large difference in the win column, Derrick Rose feels like..." April 01

  • Porzingis, Knicks slip past Heat

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Maybe the Miami Heat just aren't destined to reach .500. On Friday night, Heat guard Goran Dragic easily beat New York Knicks rookie Ron Baker to the basket, and he got there on his preferred left hand. But Dragic's open layup attempt rolled halfway around the rim before falling..." March 31

  • Lamar: Khloé knew I was using coke and cheating on her

    Page Six "Lamar Odom tried to hide his drug use from Khloé Kardashian when they first got together, but eventually she knew exactly what was going on. “Around two years before we split up [2011], I was in the man cave she had made for me and she caught me,” the former NBA champ said in the new issue of..." March 30

  • NBA Rumors: 'Whispers' Gordon Hayward could sign with Heat in free agency

    CBS Sports "Most of this summer’s big-name free agents are near-locks to re-sign where they’re at. It would be at least slightly stunning to see Chris Paul or Blake Griffin leave the Clippers, and no one would ever imagine Stephen Curry or Kevin Durant leaving the Warriors. But one name who is thought to at..." March 30

  • Heat crank up defense, shut down Knicks

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- On the surface, it appeared the Miami Heat were playing effective defense at halftime. They thought otherwise when the topic was discussed during the break. Then it was a matter of turning words into actions, and the Heat did so by holding the New York Knicks to 35 percent..." March 29

  • Whiteside's buzzer-beater tip lifts Heat over Pistons

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra paid center Hassan Whiteside a left-handed compliment. There was no disrespect involved in the remark. Whiteside sustained a cut to his right hand that required 13 stitches last week. In the closing seconds on Tuesday night, Whiteside..." March 28

  • Adam Silver wants NBA woman head coach 'sooner than later'

    ESPN "Adam Silver not only believes that there will be a woman head coach in the NBA, but the NBA commissioner told ESPN he wants it to happen "sooner rather than later." "There definitely will," Silver said when asked about a woman becoming an NBA head coach. "And I think it is on me to sort of..." March 28

  • Heat still hoping to trade Chris Bosh

    Larry Brown Sports "The Miami Heat can safely waive Chris Bosh at any time now, as his salary will be excluded from their cap number now that there’s no way he could play 25 or more regular season games for another team this season. So what’s the holdup? According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the Heat are..." March 28

  • Celtics win, move into virtual tie with Cavaliers

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- The Boston Celtics' reaction to pulling into a virtual tie for first place in the Eastern Conference was a virtual shrug. "I mean, it's nice. It's just a tie though. So it's not that cool," Isaiah Thomas said after his 30 points led Boston to a 112-108 victory over the Miami Heat..." March 26

  • DeRozan, Raptors rally past Heat

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- The Toronto Raptors seemed headed to another double-figure visiting loss against the Miami Heat until DeMar DeRozan had other ideas. De Rozan scored 40 points, and the Raptors rallied from an early 15-point deficit to defeat the Heat 101-84 Thursday night. DeRozan shot 14 of..." March 23

  • March Madness Beat 2016 NBA Playoffs In Ad Revenue By $200M

    Real GM Basketball "March Madness generated $1.24 billion in advertising revenue for CBS and Turner in 2016. The two networks pay a combined $800 million per year to broadcast the NCAA tournament and that figure will increase to more than $1 billion beginning in 2024. The advertising revenue generated for CBS and..." March 23

  • Heat's Hassan Whiteside needed 13 stitches after injuring finger

    Sporting News "Hassan Whiteside injured his right hand in Tuesday's game against the Suns, forcing him to leave the game. After the Heat's win, the team announced the talented center needed 13 stitches between his middle finger and ring finger. The injury occurred late in the fourth quarter as Whiteside went..." March 22

  • NBA takes wrong approach to scheduling issue

    USA Today "There’s well-meaning, and then there’s meddling. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s letter to owners, urging them to get more involved in the decision to rest key players and warning of “significant penalties” for teams that flout league rules, will do little to stem the growing problem and might..." March 22

  • Steve Kerr, Rick Carlisle, Gregg Popovich agree rest unrest fixable

    ESPN "Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr says he would be willing to cut his own salary if the NBA shortened the schedule as a potential solution to the issue of stars resting during regular-season games as preventative maintenance. "I wouldn't be opposed to it, even at the expense to my own..." March 22

  • Whiteside leads Heat, gets 13 stitches on finger

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Hassan Whiteside's standout performance also came at a possibly huge cost. The Heat center set two team records during his 23-point, 14-rebound outing to lead Miami to a 112-97 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night. However, Whiteside also sustained a deep cut to the..." March 21

  • Chris Bosh Offered His Unique Insight Into The NBA’s Resting Players Debate

    Dime Magazine "The gap between the NBA trade deadline and the playoffs is generally devoid of interesting storylines because we have a pretty good idea who will make the playoffs and the general range of seeds they will land in. But there can’t just be basketball without some debate point, so we have to come up..." March 21

  • Lillard's 49 carry Blazers past Heat

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- There is a limited amount of room on the shoulders of Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, but on Sunday night it sure looked as though he took his entire team on a joy ride. Lillard made as many 3-pointers as the entire Miami Heat team in a 115-104 win on Sunday at..." March 19

  • Heat, Clippers tracking Boozer in China

    Real GM Basketball "Carlos Boozer continues to play in the Chinese Basketball Association playoffs for the Guangdong Southern Tigers. Boozer's performance has reportedly put him back onto the radar of NBA teams. The Miami Heat and Los Angeles Clippers are among the teams tracking Boozer." March 18

  • Heat closing in on .500 with win over Timberwolves

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Heat center Hassan Whiteside said he and his teammates have a saying: "Go from good to great." Whiteside was talking about passing up a good shot for a better one, but he might as well have been talking about Miami's season now that expectations are rising to nose-bleed levels...." March 17

  • Game is a blur for returning Goran Dragic, but Heat guard says that's fine

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "At this point of the season, the games can seem like a blur. To that end, Goran Dragic is fitting right in. The veteran point guard is back in the mix for the Miami Heat after missing Sunday's loss to the Indiana Pacers with a right orbital contusion. "I mean, it's a little bit blurry, but..." March 16

  • Dragic pushes Heat past Pelicans

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Goran Dragic heard the chants, but he was slightly confused. The fans at AmericanAirlines Arena were chanting, "MVP! MVP!" serenading the Miami Heat point guard on a night in which he scored 33 points, one short of his season high. "It was like (Dwyane) Wade was here," Dragic..." March 15

  • Tim Hardaway stakes claim to crossover: 'Allen Iverson carried the basketball'

    CBS Sports "If you’re an NBA fan of a certain age, then you know Tim Hardaway as the master of the “killer crossover.” If you’re a little bit younger and, say, need to look up “Run-TMC” on Wikipedia, then you might not appreciate the fact that people used to watch his highlights and try to imitate him. You..." March 14

  • With eye badly swollen, Heat guard Goran Dragic has new nickname from Hassan Whiteside

    Palm Beach Post "Heat center Hassan Whiteside has a new nickname for teammate Goran Dragic. “I call him Drago,” Whiteside said, referring to Ivan Drago, the Russian boxer from the film Rocky IV. “I said ‘Rocky got you tonight.’” Playing the part of Rocky was Raptors guard Cory Joseph, whose elbow crashed..." March 12

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