Heat Rumors & News

  • Wade says James is his new favorite player to play against

    CBSSports.com "For years, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James battled one another in the Eastern Conference. Then the two teamed up on South Beach and won two titles together. But this summer, James left Wade the way he left Cleveland, to return home. And now Wade says that James is his new top target in the league...." July 29

  • A Message to HEAT Nation from Micky Arison

    NBA.com "While what your Miami HEAT has accomplished in the last four years has been historic, there’s a bigger picture that more clearly defines the success we have enjoyed as a franchise. Since I took control of the team in 1995 and brought Pat Riley in to run our Basketball Operations, the HEAT has..." July 28

  • 3d
    Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat

    James Ennis again out for Heat tonight in Vegas summer league with strained left groin. Heat playing Wizards

  • Dwyane Wade says a kid at his basketball camp asked him why he flops

    Washington Post "Most kids might clam up around a high-profile basketball star like the Heat’s Dwyane Wade, especially if those kids were attending the Dwyane Wade and Brandon Marshall Sports Academy. There are always exceptions to the rule, however. And one kid attending the basketball camp surprised the Heat..." July 24

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Coupla contract bits: Third year of Kris Humphries' $13.3M Wiz deal fully unguaranteed; Heat gives Birdman two-year, fully guaranteed $10.4M

  • NBA Union Spent $5.4 Million on Audit of Boss Hunter

    Bloomberg "The National Basketball Association players’ union spent about $5.42 million on the internal audit that resulted in the firing of Executive Director Billy Hunter, according to public records. The union spent $5,421,965 on matters pertaining to what it labeled NBPA Internal Review &..." July 23

  • Mavs void Rashard Lewis contract

    ESPN Dallas "The Dallas Mavericks voided the contract for Rashard Lewis after discovering that the veteran forward needed surgery on his right knee. "It came to our attention during Rashard Lewis' physical that he is in need of a medical procedure on his right knee," Mavs president of basketball operations..." July 23

  • Sources: NBA warned touring stars of participating in events in Manila

    Yahoo! Sports "The NBA warned a touring group of its stars that they could face financial fines for participating in clinics in Manila, Philippines, that include short scrimmages and games of "H-O-R-S-E," league sources told Yahoo Sports. Several NBA stars, including Blake Griffin, James Harden, Kawhi Leonard..." July 22

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    Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds

    As if Heat fans weren't enamored with Birdman already: Cleveland came after him big time, but he never wavered on Miami.

  • Heat's Mario Chalmers ready for fresh start

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "No one was harder on himself throughout last postseason than Mario Chalmers. Every interview, he talked about how he was disappointed in his play. His shooting. His defense. He was down on his entire game. A month later, Chalmers is back to his confident self. He has lots of reason to smile,..." July 19

  • Heat re-sign Udonis Haslem

    ESPN.com "The Miami Heat re-signed longtime forward Udonis Haslem to a new contract Friday. The team did not announce terms of the deal, but sources told ESPN.com it is for the room midlevel exception of two years and $5.5 million. Haslem had opted out of a contract that was scheduled to pay him $4.6..." July 18

  • Wade slashes salary to facilitate Heat makeover

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Dwyane Wade is back with the Miami Heat. Even after the All-Star guard opted out of his contract last month, it was clear he wasn't going anywhere. In the wake of LeBron James leaving South Florida for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat President Pat Riley announced Wade's return on Tuesday..." July 17

  • Spoelstra: 'No regrets' about LeBron decision

    ESPN.com "Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra says he has no ill will toward LeBron James. Speaking for the first time since James announced that he would leave the Heat to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers, Spoelstra said Tuesday he was surprised by the decision but knows that nothing lasts forever in the..." July 16

  • Adam Silver considering NBA midseason tournament

    SB Nation "The NBA Commissioner met with reporters on Tuesday in Las Vegas to discuss potential changes to the association. Adam Silver had some bold new ideas for the crowd of reporters waiting for him on Tuesday at the Las Vegas Summer League, including one that has several scratching their heads -- a..." July 16

  • Cavs agree with veteran James Jones on one-year contract

    Akron Beacon Journal "The Cavaliers agreed to a one-year contract with veteran wing James Jones, a league source told the Beacon Journal today. The deal is worth the league minimum. Jones, 6-foot-8, 215 pounds, is the second former Miami Heat player to join LeBron James with the Cavs in as many days after Mike..." July 16

  • Napier: Not responsible for unfollowing James

    ESPN.com "Miami Heat rookie Shabazz Napier disavowed any knowledge that his Twitter account unfollowed LeBron James and deleted a series of tweets following James' decision to join the Cleveland Cavaliers. "The whole thing about that is I don't know how to work Twitter yet and I'm not on my Twitter, so I..." July 16

  • Ray Allen talking with Rockets, Cavs

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Veteran guard Ray Allen has reportedly spoken with the Houston Rockets and Cleveland Cavaliers. The Miami Heat, however, remain in the dark about his playing future. Coach Erik Spoelstra said he has yet to speak with Allen about possibly returning to Miami for another season. "We knew..." July 16

  • 14d
    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    Free agent forward Rashard Lewis has agreed to a one-year deal with the Mavericks, his agent Colin Bryant told Yahoo Sports.

  • 14d
    Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat

    Udonis Haslem has agreed to return to Miami Heat on their $2.7 million space exception, source tells Sun Sentinel.

  • Shabbaz Napier unfollowed LeBron on Twitter after he signed with Cleveland

    SI.com "LeBron James has made it known that he is a big fan of Shabazz Napier. "No way u take another PG in the lottery before Napier," he tweeted during the NCAA championship game in April. "My favorite player in the draft! #Napier," he wrote after the Heat traded for Napier on draft night. Napier..." July 15

  • NBA seeks a $15 Billion TV rights deal

    The Wall Street Journal "Could there be a better time for the NBA to be looking to negotiate a TV deal? The league just enjoyed a fantastic playoff season, capped off be a marquee Finals matchup. Then its biggest sports star, LeBron James, captivated millions across the globe with his intriguing free agency run that led..." July 15

  • Sources: Wade, Heat agree to long-term deal

    ESPN.com "Dwyane Wade has agreed to a new long-term contract with the Miami Heat and is expected to finalize it as early as Tuesday, sources told ESPN.com. With the Heat's recent moves, including getting commitments from Chris Bosh, Luol Deng and Chris Andersen and signing Josh McRoberts, Mario Chalmers..." July 15

  • Dan Le Batard: LeBron’s wife didn’t want to leave Miami; Heat thought he was staying

    Larry Brown Sports "Dan Le Batard has become very well-versed on all things LeBron James over the past four years. And if you believe his take on the way LeBron left Miami to return to Cleveland, it sounds like LeBron’s people gave the Heat the runaround. During an interview with Dan Patrick on Monday, Le Batard..." July 14

  • Ray Allen reportedly in no rush to decide between free-agent options, retirement

    Pro Basketball Talk "Ray Allen has emerged as a target in the turf war between LeBron James’ old team and new team. Both the Heat and Cavaliers want Allen. There are certainly other contenders that would like to add the shooting guard, too. But after 18 seasons, Allen is not running anywhere." July 14

  • Heat sign Luol Deng as replacement for LeBron James

    Yahoo! Sports "After losing LeBron James, the Miami Heat have reached agreement with free-agent forward Luol Deng on a two-year, $20 million contract, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Deng will hold a player option on the 2015-16 season, a source said. Deng chose the Heat believing their returning nucleus..." July 14

  • 16d
    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Chris Andersen -- the Birdman -- reaches agreement on a multi-year deal to return to the Miami Heat, league source tells Yahoo Sports.

  • Chris Bosh: 'Excited for challenge'

    ESPN.com "Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh said he has "no bitter feelings" toward LeBron James following James' decision to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. "We're going to be brothers regardless," Bosh told ESPN.com in a phone interview on Saturday. "No bitter feelings, man. It's all love." On Friday..." July 14

  • 16d
    Mario Chalmers @mchalmers15

    Proud to say I'm back wit the heat. Heat nation we still here

  • 16d
    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Heat's re-upping of DWade remains most expected move of 2014 Free Agency. But word is it's unlikely to be finalized until Monday at earliest

  • 16d
    Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes

    One thing has become apparent in Las Vegas: Miami never considered trading PG Norris Cole and that remains their stance, league sources say.

  • 17d
    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Atlanta is re-engaged on Luol Deng, who has continued deal talks with Miami today, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.

  • 17d
    Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds

    Person close to Mario Chalmers says he, Heat are working on deal for him to stay. "Nothing finalized," person says.

  • 17d
    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    ESPN sources also say that Miami is making progress in its pursuit of Luol Deng to team him with Chris Bosh and soon-to-reupped Dwyane Wade

  • Dwyane Wade says LeBron ‘made the right decision’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Once LeBron James made the decision to leave the Heat for the Cavaliers in free agency, one would think that Dwyane Wade would have been less than thrilled with that specific turn of events. While Wade obviously didn’t want to see the game’s best player leave, he’s able to separate the business..." July 12

  • Cavaliers not previously informed

    ESPN.com "The Cleveland Cavaliers found out they were getting LeBron James back the same way the rest of the world did, when they read James' essay that was posted on Sports Illustrated's website on Friday afternoon, sources said. James spoke with Heat president Pat Riley and owner Micky Arison Friday..." July 12

  • 18d
    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Chris Bosh is finalizing an agreement to return to Miami on a five-year, $118M deal, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.

  • 18d
    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Miami is pushing to complete a deal to keep Dwyane Wade now, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.

  • LeBron: I'm coming back to Cleveland

    SI.com "Before anyone ever cared where I would play basketball, I was a kid from Northeast Ohio. It’s where I walked. It’s where I ran. It’s where I cried. It’s where I bled. It holds a special place in my heart. People there have seen me grow up. I sometimes feel like I’m their son. Their passion can be..." July 12

  • 18d
    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Miami is fighting to keep Chris Bosh, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. He will decide between Heat and Rockets today.

  • 18d
    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Dwyane Wade left cross-country flight with LeBron James to Miami still unsure of which way James is leaning, sources tell Yahoo Sports.

  • 18d
    David Aldridge @daldridgetnt

    FA guard Anthony Morrow still considering the Clippers, Heat, Wizards, Raptors and Suns, per source. All willing to use some portion of MLE.

  • 18d
    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Dwyane Wade expected to be on a flight back to Miami with LeBron James tonight, league sources told Yahoo. They had been together in Vegas.

  • 18d
    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    The Chicago Bulls are gauging interest with free agent Dwyane Wade, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.

  • Heat Fans Respond to LeBron James Leaving by Defacing Mural and Burning Jerseys

    Bleacher Report "No matter where LeBron James decided to sign this summer, at least one team's fans were going to be upset. On Friday afternoon, Sports Illustrated's Lee Jenkins broke the news that James was returning home to play with the Cleveland Cavaliers. That decision led to some angry Miami Heat..." July 11

  • 18d
    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Houston and Chris Bosh moving quickly on securing deal, and with Bosh, Rockets will match Chandler Parsons offer sheet, source tells Yahoo.

  • 19d
    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Cavs pressed Celtics/Nets officials to complete paperwork on 3-way trade in last hour, needed it done "immediately." Cap space is clear now.

  • Isaiah Thomas prefers Lakers, Mavericks or Suns

    SLAM Online "Sometimes, being good enough just doesn’t cut it, especially in the case of restricted free agent point guard Isaiah Thomas. Despite numbers that put him in elite company in 2014, IT is still waiting for a deal to materialize. He thinks he knows why, too. Thomas’ averages of 20 points and 6..." July 11

  • Dwyane Wade is the biggest loser of the NBA offseason

    USA Today "Dwyane Wade needs a hug. Well, not really. Wade is a multi-millionaire who has won 3 NBA rings and is marrying Gabrielle Union. He doesn’t need your pity. That being said, Wade is far and away the biggest loser in this month of NBA free agency. As rumors swirl and contracts get offered,..." July 11

  • LeBron to rejoin Cavs will be announced on his Web site before he leaves for World Cup

    Sheridan Hoops "The Decision has been made, even though it hasn’t been made public by the man himself. LeBron James is returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers, a league source tells SheridanHoops.com. James met with Miami Heat president Pat Riley on Wednesday in Las Vegas to deliver the news, and Riley did his..." July 11

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    Andrew Sharp @andrewsharp

    LeBron sat down Wednesday and Pat Riley passed out laminated copies of the Dan Gilbert letter to everyone. "Let's all read together"