Heat Rumors & News

  • Heat Expected To Pursue Trade Of Hassan Whiteside

    Real GM Basketball "The Miami Heat are expected to pursue a trade of Hassan Whiteside this offseason. Whiteside is due $24.4 million and $27.1 million in the final two years of his contract. "It's been a long year, man, up and downs, up and downs," he said. Whiteside has talked openly about his frustrations..." April 25

  • Report: NBA eyeing 2020 as earliest draft allowing high schoolers

    Sportsnaut "Although it feels inevitable the NBA will eliminate the one-and-done rule, the change isn’t expected to happen for next year’s class of high school prospects. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, conversations between the NBA and Players’ Association have centered on 2020 as the “earliest..." April 25

  • Wade says NBA future to be decided during offseason

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "If this was Dwyane Wade's final NBA game it will be something that he will decided well after the fact. "There will be no breaking news here in Philly," Wade said at Wells Fargo Center, as Tuesday turned to Wednesday. After 15 NBA seasons, and in the wake of this first-round playoff ouster..." April 25

  • Unhappy Whiteside wants to meet with Heat about his future

    Larry Brown Sports "Hassan Whiteside expressed his intentions to talk to the Miami Heat about his future after being eliminated from the playoffs. The Heat’s season came to an end on Tuesday when they were defeated by the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 5 of their first-round series. Following the game, an unhappy..." April 25

  • Heat's takeaway from series could be strides from Richardson, Winslow

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The overwhelming takeaway from this first-round series is the maturity beyond their years of the Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons. Closer to home for the Miami Heat has been the emergence of Josh Richardson and Justise Winslow. At this stage, down 3-1, it might be the Heat's..." April 23

  • Josh Richardson plans to play in Game 5 despite shoulder injury

    Yardbarker "Josh Richardson is set to play in Game 5 of Miami’s playoff series with the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday despite a shoulder injury. Yahoo’s Shams Charania reports the news on Richardson, saying that the Heat swing man has a sprained AC joint in his left shoulder. That’s not expected to cause..." April 22

  • Brett Brown ‘shocked’ Sixers defeated Heat, believes team ‘didn’t deserve it’

    Sportress of Blogitude "Saturday, the Philadelphia 76ers took a commanding 3-1 series lead versus the Miami Heat with a 106-102 victory in South Beach. Despite the win, the Sixers looked very sloppy for a large portion of the game. Joel Embiid, who made his postseason debut in Game 3, did not have the strongest outing..." April 22

  • How special can these Sixers be? Just listen to Dwyane Wade

    Philly.com "Maybe the best thing to do is just listen. Sure, we could dive into the details of what the Sixers accomplished on the court on Saturday afternoon. We could take a look back at all of the moments that exemplified the toughness, the resilience, the edge with which they played. The shots, the..." April 22

  • Hassan Whiteside fires back at critics amid poor playoff performance

    Larry Brown Sports "Hassan Whiteside is telling his critics to make like an egg and beat it. The Miami Heat center, who has virtually been a non-factor during the team’s first three playoff games against the Philadelphia 76ers, took an opportunity on Friday to hit back at those criticizing him. “I don’t get..." April 21

  • Miami Heat forward Justise Winslow fined for stepping on Joel Embiid's mask

    NBA.com "Miami Heat forward Justise Winslow has been fined $15,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct for intentionally stepping on and attempting to damage the facemask of Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid, it was announced today by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations." April 21

  • Kenyon Martin Says 85 Percent of NBA Smokes Marijuana

    SLAM Online "While the NBA bans the use of marijuana, Kenyon Martin estimates that “85 percent” of the League continues to find ways to smoke marijuana. In a roundtable discussion with B/R Mag’s Master Tesfatsion, Matt Barnes added that not only the players—but coaches and executives—smoke weed. “Some of..." April 20

  • Adam Silver: 'We Should Be Compensated' If Sports Gambling Is Legalized

    Bleacher Report "NBA commissioner Adam Silver reiterated Friday the league believes it should receive compensation if sports betting becomes legal in the United States. Silver explained his stance during an appearance on ESPN's Get Up!, per Andrew Joe Potter of The Score. "We've joined the fray ... and we..." April 20

  • What really happened in Anderson-Wade confrontation?

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Amir Johnson was getting dressed at the locker next to Justin Anderson when the veteran center looked up with a calm request. “Tell the truth,” Johnson said with a smile. That’s because Anderson was attempting to downplay his second-quarter run-in with Heat guard Dwyane Wade during the..." April 20

  • Hassan Whiteside Claims Erik Spoelstra Wants Him To ‘Be In The Corner And Set Picks’ On Offense

    Miami Herald "Five takeaways from the Heat’s 128-108 Game 3 loss to the 76ers, which leaves Philadelphia up two games to one in the series: ▪ After being thoroughly dominated by Joel Embiid, Heat center Hassan Whiteside did what he has a tendency to do – deflect blame elsewhere. Asked to explain his least..." April 20

  • Report: Lamar Odom Aiming To Return To Basketball Overseas

    SLAM Online "NBA veteran Lamar Odom is apparently eyeing a return to the court. According to a TMZ report, Odom has been grinding in the gym trying to land a contract to play overseas: Lamar Odom says he’s busting his ass in the gym to get back on the court — telling TMZ Sports he wants to strike a deal..." April 19

  • Adam Silver on NBA’s handling of tanking incentives: ‘We’re not there yet’

    Pro Basketball Talk "NBA commissioner Adam Silver has defined tanking so narrowly – a team purposefully losing – he can deny it happens. A team sitting good healthy players? Not necessarily tanking. A team using suboptimal lineup combinations? Not necessarily tanking. Players giving less effort as they feel..." April 18

  • Dwyane Wade ‘Didn’t Feel Comfortable’ Playing Anywhere Other Than Miami

    Dime Magazine "Dwyane Wade loves Miami, and the feeling is mutual. The 36-year-old guard returned to the team that drafted him after a trade from the Cleveland Cavaliers at the deadline, and he played a role in the Heat making it to the postseason for a first round matchup against the Philadelphia 76ers. On..." April 17

  • NBA owner reportedly berated coach for not tanking

    Larry Brown Sports "As long as the NBA keeps its draft system the way it currently is, tanking will always be a huge issue across the league, particularly late in the season. For at least one team owner, tanking was an absolute must down the stretch. In the latest edition of his podcast with Bobby Marks, ESPN’s..." April 17

  • Big Pay Raises Coming for G League Players

    New York Times "The N.B.A. is instituting a long-anticipated salary increase in its developmental league, according to two people familiar with the league’s plans. Effective next season, players signed to G League contracts will earn $35,000 — or $7,000 per month — in addition to housing and insurance benefits..." April 17

  • Dwyane Wade to debate retirement after the postseason

    Clutch Points "The Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade is coming off another vintage performance, taking over Game 2 with a 28-point night off the bench to even out the series against the Philadelphia 76ers. Yet this type of game heroics hasn’t stopped the 36-year-old from thinking about his impending retirement. “A..." April 17

  • Dwayne Wade says Sixers fans can 'thank Kevin Hart' as unbeaten run ends

    The 42 "LAST NIGHT, DWAYNE Wade rolled back the years to score 28 points off the bench, the most by any player in Miami Heat history. Not only did Wade’s scoring help the Heat to tie the best of seven series at one game apiece, but he put an end to a run of 17 consecutive wins for Philadelphia. So..." April 17

  • NBA Leaves 18-19 Cap Projection At $101M, 19-20 At $108M

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA has not changed their preseason salary cap projection of $101 million for the 18-19 season and $108 million for 19-20 in a new memo to teams." April 17

  • 2018 Pre-Lottery NBA Draft Order

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA conducted its draft tiebreakers on Friday evening, further cementing the draft order for 2018. While we’ll have to wait until the lottery to determine the exact order for this year’s event, we now know what most of the 60 selections look like. Listed below is the pre-lottery 2018 NBA..." April 16

  • Heat’s Hassan Whiteside on benching against stretchy 76ers: ‘I trust coach’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Hassan Whiteside‘s ability to defend the perimeter has been an issue for years. It heated up (pun intended) a couple weeks ago when the 7-foot-1 Miami center was benched for the final 15 minutes of a loss to the Nets, who went small. Whiteside publicly complained, and the Heat fined him...." April 16

  • Wayne Ellington becomes Heat’s record holder for most 3-pointers in a season

    Clutch Points "The Miami Heat were hoping to end the 2017-18 NBA season on a high note on Wednesday night against the East-leading Toronto Raptors. Needless to say, they managed to deliver with an overtime thriller. At the forefront of their victory was shooting guard Wayne Ellington. Not only did he finish..." April 12

  • NBA viewership up year-over-year on both ABC and TNT

    Awful Announcing "It has been a good year for the NBA. Both conferences have featured more exciting races than expected, with mildly surprising results atop the standings and all kinds of unexpected outcomes (Jazz! Blazers! Pacers!) just a bit lower down. Superstars have played like superstars, young players have..." April 12

  • Dwyane Wade believes Kawhi Leonard will be traded to Celtics

    WEEI Boston "The Celtics need one more superstar to make a run at the Golden State Warriors. Could Kawhi Leonard be the answer? Dwyane Wade thinks so. The future Hall of Famer told Yahoo's Jordan Schultz he believes Leonard will be traded to the Celtics because of friction with his current team, the San..." April 12

  • Dwyane Wade feels Kawhi Leonard will end up with Celtics

    Sportsnaut "San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard will be one of the more hotly discussed players of the NBA offseason. Future Hall of Famer Dwyane Wade sees San Antonio moving Leonard and thinks that the two-time All-Star will end up with the Boston Celtics. From an on-court point of view, we can..." April 11

  • Pat Riley: LeBron 'did the right thing' when he left Miami

    ESPN "Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Miami Heat president Pat Riley is notoriously selective in terms of media availability and has said very little regarding the very public departure of LeBron James from Miami in 2014 as a free agent. But in author Ian..." April 09

  • Stephen Curry, LeBron James Headline US Men's Basketball National Team Roster

    Bleacher Report "USA Basketball announced its 35-player roster for the 2018-20 international basketball schedule on Friday, with Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James, Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder's reigning MVP Russell Westbrook among the notable..." April 06

  • Lamar Odom Is Getting Into The Marijuana Business

    SLAM Online "In conjunction with his Rich Soil clothing line, Lamar Odom is getting into the marijuana business with a new line of products called Rich Soil Organics. In a press release, Odom says marijuana helped him recover from cocaine addiction. “While going through rehab, I discovered certain strains..." April 06

  • Heat Give Body Fat Tests To Players Twice Per Week

    Real GM Basketball "The Miami Heat administer body fat tests to their players twice per week in which they must pass the maximum nine percent body fat threshold. When Dwyane Wade returned to the Heat, he was at the bottom of the list in terms of body fat percentage. Seven weeks later, Wade's body fat percentage..." April 05

  • Kelly Olynyk Earns $1 Million Bonus in Win vs Hawks

    SLAM Online "Miami Heat forward Kelly Olynyk earned a $1 million bonus in the first two minutes of Wednesday night’s game against the visiting Atlanta Hawks, but didn’t rest on his laurels. “Instead, I just made it rain,” the big fella said after reaching the 1,700-minute mark for the season in a 115-86..." April 05

  • Kelly Olynyk feeling like a million bucks, with time on his side

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Kelly Olynyk doesn't expected anyone to stop the game after he plays his next 2 minutes, 21 seconds. But if they do, he's ready. Because that's when the Miami Heat big man will be able to collect in his $1 million bonus for playing 1,700 minutes this season. "Sure," he said with a smile..." April 04

  • Heat 2018 first-round pick now committed to Suns; '19 pick can be dealt

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "By clinching a playoff berth, the Miami Heat's 2018 first-round NBA draft pick has formally been forwarded to the Phoenix Suns, the first of two first-round picks due from the 2015 acquisition of Goran Dragic. The Heat also owe an unprotected 2021 first-round pick to complete that..." April 04

  • Nurse, Vanterpool Top List Of Rising Head Coach Candidates

    Hoops Rumors "No NBA head coaches were replaced during the 2017 offseason, but that’s very unlikely to be the case for 2018. Tim Bontemps of The Washington Post and Chris Mannix of Yahoo Sports suggest that as many as 10 or 11 teams could be on the lookout for a new head coach this offseason. That list of..." April 04

  • Heat's Hassan Whiteside regrets criticizing the team over playing time issues

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Two days after creating controversy with his post-game words, Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside wishes he had handled things differently. On Monday, Whiteside said he regretted making critical comments regarding coach Erik Spoelstra decision not to play him in the closing minutes of Saturday’s..." April 02

  • Revolution Interrupted: Why Has the NBA's Effort to Hire Female Refs Stalled?

    Bleacher Report "Twenty-one years ago, the NBA broke the gender barrier when it hired Violet Palmer and Dee Kantner, becoming the first major U.S. professional men's league to hire women as full-time officials. But what was once seen as a sign of progress has not ushered in the cultural shift many expected. Today..." April 02

  • NBA Teams That Will Be Most Active on Trade Market This Summer

    Bleacher Report "Trade speculation is rampant during the NBA offseason—for good reason. Every team is, ostensibly, granted a fresh slate each summer. Breaks in the action allow them to decide what's next. Where are they headed? Where do they want to go? Squads can kick around rebuilds. They can chase instant..." April 02

  • Heat fine Whiteside, may be at crossroad

    ABC News "Monday is the day that the Miami Heat will gather for the annual team picture. They're always set up the same way: coaches sitting in the middle of the front row, the team's shorter players sitting on either side of Erik Spoelstra and his assistants, support staff and taller players standing in..." April 01

  • Whiteside unsure of future in Miami

    Miami Herald "Heat center Hassan Whiteside had held his tongue most of the season amid the frustration of diminished playing time. That restraint ended Saturday. In the wake of a 110-109 overtime loss to the Brooklyn Nets, Whiteside criticized Heat coaches for often benching him late in games when the..." April 01

  • NBA teams break league-wide 3-point record for 6th consecutive year

    The Score "NBA players are digging the long ball more and more. Teams combined to break a league-wide record for the sixth year in a row Friday night courtesy of the 23,749th made 3-pointer, surpassing the 2016-17 total. With 93 games remaining, players are drilling threes at more than eight percent above..." March 31

  • Ray Allen Elected To Basketball Hall Of Fame

    CBS Boston "Ray Allen is headed to the Hall of Fame. Allen, who won championships with the Celtics and Heat, was part of the class announced Saturday. He is the NBA’s career leader in three-point field goals made and attempts. He averaged 18.9 points per game in 19 seasons in Milwaukee, Boston, Seattle..." March 31

  • Steve Nash, Jason Kidd, Grant Hill to enter Basketball Hall of Fame

    ESPN "Jason Kidd, Steve Nash and Grant Hill have been notified of their inductions into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2018, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. A formal announcement of the full 2018 Hall of Fame class will come at a Final Four news conference in San..." March 29

  • LeBron Isn’t Sure If Dwyane Wade Is Coming Back Next Season

    Uproxx "LeBron James and Dwyane Wade evened their lifetime season when the Miami Heat took down the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night. The matchup didn’t seem likely at the start of the season, as Wade was signed by the Cavaliers in free agency shortly before the year started. But little has worked out..." March 29

  • Dwyane Wade Believes LeBron James Is ‘Arguably The Greatest’ Basketball Player Ever

    Dime Magazine "LeBron James and Dwyane Wade aren’t teammates anymore, but they have been now at two different points in their careers. They of course joined forces in Miami in 2010, and reunited in Cleveland with the Cavaliers to start the 2017 season. Wade was traded back to Miami in February, a move that..." March 28

  • Hassan Whiteside targeted for Thursday return against visiting Bulls

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside is moving toward a Thursday return after missing the past nine games with a strained left hip flexor. Whiteside had pushed for a return in Tuesday's game against the Cleveland Cavaliers at AmericanAirlines Arena, with the decision made to instead have him run..." March 28

  • YouTube TV to become first ever presenting sponsor of the NBA Finals

    Awful Announcing "Last fall, YouTube TV served as the presenting sponsor for the World Series, plastering its logo all across the Fox broadcast and using a play-button image behind home plate to create the illusion that the entire game was a YouTube video. Now, the streaming service is at it again, having..." March 26

  • Erik Spoelstra misses Heat-Pacers game, with wife in labor

    Miami Herald "For the first time in nearly 10 seasons as Heat coach, Erik Spoelstra won’t be on the sideline when his team plays Sunday. And for good reason: He’s about to become a father for the first time. Spoelstra conducted a film session with the team on Saturday in Indianapolis and then flew home..." March 25

  • Ray Allen: Rondo says he carried Celtics to 2008 championship

    247 Sports "Thanks to Ray Allen's new book entitled “From the Outside: My Journey through Life and the Game I Love,” the future Hall of Famer's on-going feud with former teammate and current New Orleans Pelicans point guard Rajon Rondo continues. In his book, Allen writes at length about Rondo and goes..." March 22

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