Heat Rumors & News

  • Report: NFL Owners Asked Adam Silver About Becoming Commissioner

    SLAM Online "NFL owners reportedly reached out to Adam Silver to gauge his interest in succeeding Roger Goodell as commissioner of the league. According to ESPN’s Don Van Natta Jr and Seth Wickersham, Silver immediately declined. [NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell] knows that there’s no clear successor,..." November 17

  • Adam Silver, Michele Roberts Meet with Commission to Discuss One-and-Done Rule

    Bleacher Report "The NBA could be one step closer to changing its heavily debated "one-and-done" rule. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and NBPA executive director Michele Roberts met with the Commission on College Basketball Thursday to discuss possible changes. There is..." November 17

  • Heat’s Okaro White out indefinitely with fractured left foot after freak injury

    Miami Herald "The Miami Heat is down another man. Okaro White, who started four games at power forward, but hasn’t played since Nov. 6 at Golden State, will undergo surgery Thursday to repair a fracture of the fifth metatarsal bone his left foot, the Heat announced shortly before Wednesday’s home game..." November 16

  • NBA Players Increasingly Switching To Plant-Based Diet

    Real GM Basketball "Kyrie Irving, Damian Lillard, Wilson Chandler, Al Jefferson, Garrett Temple, Enes Kanter, JaVale McGee and Jahlil Okafor have all made a switch to a vegan or vegetarian diet over the past year or so. "Been on more of a plant-based diet, getting away from the animals and all that," Irving told..." November 15

  • USA Basketball Announces Roster For First World Cup Qualifiers

    Hoops Rumors "USA Basketball has announced its 12-man roster for the first round of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Americas Qualifiers, bringing back four members of the squad that won gold earlier this year in FIBA’s AmeriCup tournament. Here’s Team USA’s full 12-man roster: Semaj Christon, PG..." November 14

  • Waiters responds to Gobert: 'I've never been a dirty player in my life'

    Miami Herald "Rudy Gobert claimed Dion Waiters made a “dirty play” last Friday night when he went diving for a loose ball and rolled into his knee. Dion Waiters took exception to that comment. “I’ve never been a dirty player in my life,” Waiters said Sunday prior to the Heat’s game against the Pistons in..." November 12

  • Rudy Gobert suggests ‘dirty play’ after right knee clash with Dion Waiters

    Deseret News "Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert isn’t afraid to use Twitter to voice his opinion. That’s exactly what he did after Utah suffered its fourth straight loss to the Miami Heat, 84-74. Gobert posted 12 points and 12 boards for his eighth double-double of the season, but scared Jazz fans late in the..." November 11

  • Spoelstra responds to Allen's criticism of Heat in final year of Big 3

    Miami Herald "Udonis Haslem has been through thousands of practices and shootarounds throughout his 15-year NBA career with the Miami Heat. So asking him Friday morning to recall how many practices he went through in the final season of the Big 3 era in 2014 – and if it was perhaps too much for an aging and..." November 10

  • Justise Winslow on starting at power forward, 'Things change every day around here'

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "He might only be 21, but he gets it, at least when it comes to Erik Spoelstra and the Miami Heat's ever-changing starting lineup. "I mean," Justise Winslow said, "things change every day around here." They changed again Wednesday night, with Winslow given his first start in two seasons at..." November 09

  • Lamar Odom 'Is Spiraling Again' Following His Collapse, Says Source

    People "Following his collapse at a nightclub in Los Angeles early Sunday morning, Lamar Odom‘s health seems to be taking a turn for the worst. A source close to Lamar tells PEOPLE, “Lamar is spiraling again. He’s out of control.” The source continued, saying, “He was better this spring but things..." November 07

  • Heat captains counsel Hassan Whiteside after second-half benching

    ESPN "Miami Heat captains Goran Dragic, James Johnson and Udonis Haslem counseled Hassan Whiteside and addressed his level of effort after the star center was benched for nearly the entire second half of Monday's loss to the Golden State Warriors. Whiteside played just 16 minutes in the 97-80 loss..." November 07

  • Nike 'working to implement a solution' after string of jersey tears

    ESPN "After at least five of Nike's NBA jerseys ripped on players this season, the world's largest shoe and apparel giant has acknowledged it will make substantive changes. The company, which signed an eight-year, $1 billion deal with the NBA that began this year, said in a statement provided to ESPN..." November 07

  • Waiters blames 'slippery' ball after Heat's narrow loss to Nuggets

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Actually, there is some history when it comes to Dion Waiters' claim that a slippery basketball cost him an opportunity for a better shot on the attempt that rimmed out just before the buzzer in the Miami Heat's 95-94 loss Friday night to the Denver Nuggets. Sort of. At the inception of the..." November 05

  • Whiteside unsure why he's not getting more minutes

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "There are two ways a team can go in this situation, when there are four losses in the past five games and with the next five on the road: blame or ownership. The Miami Heat offered both in the wake of Friday night's 95-94 loss to the Denver Nuggets at the start of this six-game trip, as they..." November 04

  • Dwyane Wade Doesn't Know How Heat Made 4 Straight Finals Amid 'Bad Marriage'

    Bleacher Report "With the Cleveland Cavaliers off to a sluggish 3-5 start, Dwyane Wade drew some parallels between this team and the Miami Heat squad that reached its fourth straight NBA Finals during the 2013-14 season. Speaking to reporters on Thursday, Wade said that Heat team was like being in a "bad..." November 02

  • Miami Heat coach and his wife expecting baby

    Page Six " Two-time NBA Championship-winning Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra is going to be a father. Miami sources say Spoelstra — who led LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade to four NBA finals — and his wife, Nikki Sapp, have told friends they’re expecting." November 01

  • Heat players air grievances in team meeting following 2-3 start

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "What the Miami Heat had here was a failure to communicate. At least that's what the Heat hope amid this 2-3 start, that such concerns have moved into the past tense, after a team meeting prior to Sunday's practice at AmericanAirlines Arena. "Every season is different," guard Goran Dragic..." October 29

  • Kelly Olynyk has nothing but love for Brad Stevens, Boston

    Boston Globe "As his style, Kelly Olynyk greeted the Miami media rocking the customary backward baseball cap after practice Friday. The sun beamed through the Heat’s practice facility on this October day, quite a contrast from those cold winter days in Waltham. Olynyk will face what’s left of his former team..." October 29

  • The Miami Heat Are Breaking Up Their Broadcast Crew of 13 Years

    Locked On Heat "The Miami Heat are breaking up the crew that has broadcast games for the last 13 years. The team announced over the summer that this would be the last season for color commentator Tony Fiorentino, who has sat next to play-by-play man Eric Reid since 2004. According to the Miami Herald’s Barry..." October 27

  • David Stern says NBA should take marijuana off ban list

    Oregonian "Former NBA commissioner David Stern says he thinks the league should remove marijuana from its list of banned substances. In an interview from a documentary for Uninterrupted, Stern talked with ex-NBA player Al Harrington, who has become a marijuana entrepreneur since he retired in..." October 25

  • NBA Viewership On ESPN Is Way Up Through The First Handful Of Games This Season

    Dime Magazine "TV ratings in many sports have seen a drop in recent months for a wide variety of reasons. But the NBA has had a strong start to its 2017-18 season on at least one network. ESPN reported on Tuesday that viewership numbers for the start of the season have gone up to start the new NBA season...." October 25

  • Hassan Whiteside out for Heat vs. Spurs; Dion Waiters, Goran Dragic ailing

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "he unceasing injuries of 2016-17 appear to be making a comeback for the Miami Heat, with Hassan Whiteside, Dion Waiters and Goran Dragic all off the practice court Tuesday at AmericanAirlines Arena. Whiteside, who has missed the past two games with a bone bruise on his left knee, has been ruled..." October 24

  • Heat coach Erik Spoelstra thinks shortened preseason contributing to more injuries

    Miami Herald "It started with Gordon Hayward’s ugly ankle injury on the first night of the season. Then other notable NBA players like Chris Paul (knee), Jeremy Lin (knee) and Myles Turner (concussion) have gone down since. The injury bug hasn’t spared the Heat either with Rodney McGruder out for at least..." October 22

  • Hassan Whiteside to miss Saturday’s Heat home opener with bone bruise in left knee

    Miami Herald "Dion Waiters’ left ankle isn’t the only problem for the Miami Heat these days. Add Hassan Whiteside’s left knee to the mix. The Miami Heat’s $98 million center, fresh off a 26-point, 22-rebound performance in Wednesday’s opening night loss in Orlando, will miss Saturday’s home opener against..." October 20

  • Uh-oh? Ankle issue back for Heat's Dion Waiters

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "This was not the way the Miami Heat planned to pick up from last season. But there it is -- Dion Waiters again has a troublesome left ankle. The same left ankle that sidelined him for the final 13 games last season, when the Heat came up just short of a playoff berth. The same ankle that he..." October 19

  • Heat’s McGruder, White Get Salary Guarantees

    Hoops Rumors "The Heat are guaranteeing the 2017/18 salaries for a pair of second-year players, according to Ira Winderman of The South Florida Sun Sentinel, who reports that Rodney McGruder and Okaro White will receive full guarantees for the season. Both McGruder and White are in their second NBA seasons..." October 18

  • NBA's Opening Night was a missed opportunity to elevate protest conversation to a new level

    New York Daily News "The stars were aligned for Tuesday to be a very special day for the NBA. In one of the most anticipated Opening Nights in the history of the league, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics were facing off against each other in the first game, with the finale featuring the Houston Rockets and..." October 18

  • Why you shouldn't expect NBA players to kneel for national anthem

    USA Today "When LeBron James voiced his opinion on the topic of anthem kneeling last month, saying “My voice and what I do in my community is more powerful than getting on a knee,” he was speaking for the NBA masses. In a league nearly three-fourths African American, where even NBA legend Bill Russell..." October 17

  • Hassan Whiteside Says Trash Talk With Joel Embiid ‘All Fun’

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Battling Joel Embiid in the post is one thing. Battling Embiid on social media? All in good fun, Hassan Whiteside said Sunday. Two days after the two first went back and forth on the court in the Miami Heat's exhibition loss to the Philadelphia 76ers in Kansas City, with Embiid gesturing to the..." October 16

  • HEAT Waives Liggins, McCree And Mitchell

    NBA.com "The Miami HEAT announced today that they have waived DeAndre Liggins, Erik McCree and Tony Mitchell. Liggins, who was signed on October 10, started in his only preseason game with the HEAT last night against Philadelphia and totaled five points, three rebounds and a steal in 26:36 minutes of..." October 14

  • Hassan Whiteside, Joel Embiid go at it on Twitter

    The Sports Daily "It may have only been an exhibition matchup, but Friday night’s game between the Sixers and Heat showed that Joel Embiid and Hassan Whiteside are already in midseason form. Embiid and Whiteside battled it out on the court from the moment the game tipped off, which was evidenced by the Heat..." October 14

  • Heat Sign Tony Mitchell, Waive Larry Drew II

    Real GM Basketball "The Miami Heat have signed forward Tony Mitchell and waived guard Larry Drew II. Mitchell has appeared in 78 NBA G League games (52 starts) and averaged 21.2 points, 5.9 points, 2.8 assists, 1.28 steals and 32.7 minutes while shooting 42.5 percent from the field. He earned G League Rookie of..." October 13

  • Report: NBA teams now staying away from Trump Hotels

    Pro Basketball Talk "NBA players on the road stay in the kind of high-end hotels you don’t tell friends coming to town about because why should they spend that much? Ritz-Carltons, Four Seasons and the like are the norm. Some hotels that want to be regular NBA team stops have made adjustments for them such as taller..." October 13

  • Heat preview: Miami is hoping continuity, youth development lead to further success

    CBS Sports "There were two very different versions of the Heat last season. After starting off 11-30, Miami managed to reverse its first-half record with a ridiculous 30-11 run to finish at a very respectable 41-41 mark. Whether it was a matter of needing time to jell and/or changing their identity, the..." October 12

  • Heat's McGruder out 3-6 months with stress fracture

    Bleacher Report "Miami Heat guard Rodney McGruder will reportedly have surgery on a stress fracture in his leg and will miss at least three months. Shams Charania of The Vertical reported McGruder could miss up to six months, which would keep him out for most—if not all—of the 2017-18 season. McGruder, 26,..." October 12

  • NBA expands international reach with a reported $225M deal in Japan

    Sporting News "With continued efforts to expand the NBA internationally, the league announced on Monday a multiyear partnership with Japanese tech company Rakuten to become the official broadcast partner for live games in Japan. The NBA will make $225 million during the partnership, but it's not clear how..." October 10

  • NBA Won't Rule Out Reducing 82-Game Schedule In Future

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA is willing to consider changing the length of the season from 82 games, especially if it opens up opportunities for more games or even teams in international markets “We can play games in China and Europe, or occasional preseason games as a one-off, but under existing airline..." October 05

  • Chris Bosh Hasn't Ruled Out NBA Return

    Real GM Basketball "Chris Bosh has not completely ruled out the possibility of playing in the NBA again. Bosh is living in Southern California and attended practice with the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday as a guest of Rob Pelinka, who was his previously his player agent." October 04

  • Heat’s Haslem seriously considered Cavaliers

    Miami Herald "Some Heat notes on a Tuesday: • It’s difficult enough for some Heat fans to see Dwyane Wade and LeBron James in Cleveland Cavaliers jerseys. But imagine Udonis Haslem - Mr. 305 - also in Cavaliers’ wine and gold this season? That was a real possibility at one point this summer. Haslem..." October 04

  • Miami Heat’s Justise Winslow working hard to improve his outside shot: ‘It’s a huge priority for me’

    Palm Beach Post "Justise Winslow is not oblivious to the criticism surrounding his game. He knows he needs to become a better outside shooter. “It’s a huge priority for me,” said Winslow, who is entering his third NBA season. “But also in the big picture as far as the team and that second unit. If I’m knocking..." October 04

  • NBA changes 2018 All-Star Game format, eliminates traditional East vs. West

    CBS Sports "The NBA has eliminated the traditional Eastern Conference vs. Western Conference format for the 2018 All-Star Game, and will instead implement a model that could see top stars like LeBron James and Kevin Durant playing on the same team. In the new format, the leading fan vote-getters from the..." October 03

  • Multiple players cut ties with top NBA agent in wake of NCAA basketball bribe scandal

    ESPN "In the wake of the FBI corruption probe that has shaken the college basketball world this week, multiple clients have severed ties with Andy Miller, one of the NBA's most prominent agents, and another has filed a $13.5 million arbitration claim, alleging he was defrauded, league sources told..." September 29

  • Adam Silver says NCAA scandal is “disconcerting to say the least”

    Pro Basketball Talk "So far, the bribery scandal rocking NCAA men’s basketball has not directly touched the NBA. Yes, former NBA Rookie of the Year Chuck Person was one of the people arrested, and prominent NBA agent Andy Miller reportedly had his office raided by the FBI (one of the people arrested in the probe was a..." September 29

  • NBA Releases Future Salary Cap Projections

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA has informed teams that it expects the 2018/19 salary cap to be $101MM, Shams Charania of The Vertical tweets. The league also said that they forecast the 2019/20 figure to be $108MM, although both figures are subject to change. The modest $2MM increase is a stark contrast from what..." September 29

  • NBA Approves Lottery Reform, Change Effective 2019

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s Board of Governors passed a motion to reform the draft lottery today, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN tweets. The new rules will be in place for the 2019 NBA Draft. Modifications to the lottery process were originally proposed earlier this month and include a number of strategies aimed at..." September 28

  • Heat guard Dion Waiters: ‘There’s not 100 players better than me’

    Palm Beach Post "Dion Waiters is not a fan of preseason rankings. The Miami Heat guard took offense to Sports Illustrated list of the top 100 players in the NBA, one on which Waiters was not ranked. ESPN wasn’t much kinder to Waiters, ranking him as the 98th best player in the league. “We all know there’s..." September 28

  • Dwyane Wade: 'I want to retire in a Miami Heat jersey'

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The reunion has been put on hold, but not put aside, Dwyane Wade said. Despite signing Wednesday with the Cleveland Cavaliers in the wake of his buyout from the Chicago Bulls, Wade continues to stress his affection for the franchise where he spent his first 13 seasons and won three..." September 28

  • Heat's Haslem wants to welcome Dwyane Wade to Cavs with 'fouls ... and a flagrant'

    CBS Sports "It's no surprise that Heat lifer Udonis Haslem, who has won three NBA championships with Miami and Dwyane Wade, wanted the 12-time All-Star to return following the buyout agreement he reached with the Bulls this week. Haslem didn't get his wish, however, as Wade committed to joining the..." September 27

  • High-profile NBA agency raided by FBI amid NCAA basketball investigation

    CBS Sports "Amid an FBI probe into fraud and corruption in college basketball, ASM Sports agency, which represents dozens of current and former NBA players, was raided on Tuesday according to Darren Heitner of Forbes. Andy Miller, a prominent agent with the company who represents Kristaps Porzingis, Kyle..." September 27

  • 9 NBA storylines to distract from Warriors’ supremacy

    New York Post "The lying began in earnest Monday. That’s when 28 teams conducted media day, the unofficial start to the NBA season. Everyone was perky, upbeat and vowed upgrades. Everyone liked the look of the assembled team, which has a chance to win a title. They were lying. “It’s not uncommon this..." September 26

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