Heat Rumors & News

  • Howard leads Hawks past Heat

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- Dwight Howard has had better games during his 12-year career, but Wednesday's performance may have been his most important game in his first season with the Atlanta Hawks. Howard posted his 16th double-double with 23 points and 17 rebounds and helped the Hawks end their seven-game..." December 07

  • Report: Bosh considering comeback attempt next season

    Pro Basketball Talk "Chris Bosh took a physical before the start of the season and signs of the blood clotting issue that has sidelined him at the end of the past two seasons showed signs again. Bosh has not played this season, but has been clear he wants to return to the NBA. Pat Riley has said Bosh’s time with..." December 07

  • Anthony scored 35 as Knicks top Heat

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- The New York Knicks moved into a three-way tie for third place in the Eastern Conference on Tuesday night, a rather stunning rise for a team that was sitting toward the bottom half of the standings just a couple of weeks ago. Credit Carmelo Anthony. Credit the Knicks for attacking..." December 06

  • Trail Blazers use late rally to defeat Heat

    The Sports Xchange "PORTLAND, Ore. -- Offense was missing from the Portland Trail Blazers' arsenal much of the way Saturday night at Moda Center. So the Trail Blazers turned to defense to help them pull out a 99-92 come-from-behind victory over the Miami Heat. Portland (11-10) outscored Miami 14-1 in the..." December 04

  • Heat center Hassan Whiteside says Portland was second free agency option

    Miami Herald "Heat center Hassan Whiteside met with president Pat Riley and Heat representatives at midnight in New York City when free-agency began on July 1. After that meeting, he heard a pitch from the Dallas Mavericks, before ultimately deciding to rejoin the Heat. All of that made Whiteside’s..." December 04

  • Heat escape Utah with 1-point win

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- Facing one of the best defensive teams in the NBA mattered little to the Miami Heat when it came to attacking the paint. The Heat slashed to the rim at will for four quarters against the Utah Jazz, getting high-percentage shots time after time. It gave Miami just enough of..." December 02

  • Injury-ravaged Heat, 'Falling down like dominoes'; Babbitt now out

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The Miami Heat's incredibly shrinking roster could again be down to nine ambulatory players for Saturday's game against the Portland Trail Blazers at the conclusion of this three-game trip -- and that's if you're willing to overlook the grapefruit-sized swollen ankle that point guard Goran Dragic..." December 02

  • Report: NBA opening night to be 7-10 days earlier in 2017-18

    ESPN "Major League Baseball had all the labor negotiating fun this week, coming to terms on a new five-year pact to avert a lockout just before its own buzzer to get a deal done, but fear not. The NBA remains on course to announce its highly anticipated agreement with the National Basketball Players..." December 02

  • Lamar Odom reportedly still battling addiction, hanging with ‘same old crew’

    Larry Brown Sports "There was a short period of time recently where Lamar Odom seemed to be heading down the right path. He attended a game as a guest of Kobe Bryant back in March and was again spotted at Kobe’s final game a month later. Unfortunately, there has been no positive news since. On his podcast “The..." December 02

  • Dwyane Wade: I made bigger change than LeBron James did with Heat

    ESPN "As he gets set for another showdown against his close friend and former teammate LeBron James, Dwyane Wade acknowledged Thursday that he had to change his game far more than James did during the pair's four years together with the Miami Heat. "I definitely changed mine more," Wade said with a..." December 02

  • Whiteside, Ellington power Heat past Nuggets

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- The Miami Heat have struggled at home, but the road has been kinder to them. So has the return of Wayne Ellington. Ellington 12 of his 22 points in the pivotal fourth quarter, Hassan Whiteside had 25 points and 16 rebounds, and the Miami Heat beat the Denver Nuggets 106-98 on..." December 01

  • Hassan Whiteside feasting as Heat’s new franchise player

    Pro Basketball Talk "Before declaring for the NBA draft, before falling to the second round as a projected lottery pick, before flaming out with the Kings, before spending years in Lebanon, China and the D-League… Hassan Whiteside was a freshman at Marshall who planned to study nutrition. That went on the..." November 30

  • Thomas leads Celtics to road win over Heat

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- From blood on Boston Celtics center Kelly Olynyk's elbow to teammate Marcus Smart's blood boiling after being fouled intentionally and perhaps too physically, the evidence of a battle was there to be found. But sometimes when you are in a battle, it's good to have the smallest guy..." November 28

  • Gasol scores 28 as Grizzlies avenge loss to Heat

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Marc Gasol took care of the scoring load early and Mike Conley played the finisher. Gasol scored 28 points and Conley ended with 21 points as the Memphis Grizzlies defeated the Miami Heat 110-107 on Saturday night. "We play off each other; we know how to play together," Gasol..." November 26

  • Heat end Grizzlies' winning streak

    The Sports Xchange "MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Memphis Grizzlies coach David Fizdale only has 16 games on his head coaching resume. But he was a long-time assistant in Miami under coach Erik Spoelstra and he knows the grind of the NBA means there are nights when you play with less. That was Friday night for the..." November 25

  • Udonis Haslem said ‘a lot of disrespect’ led to confrontation with spectator during loss to Pistons

    Palm Beach Post "A night that included a loss and a verbal confrontation with a male spectator sitting courtside at The Palace of Auburn Hills on Wednesday. The incident occurred with 5:11 remaining in the fourth quarter of the Heat’s 107-84 loss to the Pistons. Haslem walked straight over to the spectator and..." November 24

  • Heat could look for big trade if they can remove Bosh's cap hit

    CBS Sports "The Heat believe that Chris Bosh's career is over. They are moving on. There's no plan to release him, and there was talk in October about a comeback attempt in 2017-18. But the Miami Herald reports that the Heat do in fact have plans to release Bosh, if he is not cleared by an independent doctor..." November 24

  • Pistons snap skid with win vs. Heat

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Andre Drummond doesn't have a hard time getting motivated to play one of the top centers in the league. His matchup against Miami's Hassan Whiteside on Wednesday was lopsided, and so was the outcome. Drummond racked up 18 points, 15 rebounds, four blocks and four..." November 23

  • Amazon is pushing for sports rights, but NBA turned them down for League Pass

    Awful Announcing "The Amazon buildup towards trying to gain live sports rights continues. They quietly hired SI/120 Sports veteran James DeLorenzo in March to head a new sports group, and they’ve since hired content-acquisition people and made attempts to land particular sports rights. According to The Wall Street..." November 23

  • Wade: Nuggets Did “Unbelievable Job Of Recruiting Me”

    Hoops Rumors "While most NBA observers didn’t believe Dwyane Wade would leave the Heat in free agency, Denver seemed like a particularly far-fetched landing spot for the former Finals MVP. When rumors surfaced in July suggesting Wade and the Nuggets were having serious talks, it was viewed by many as a leverage..." November 22

  • Is Heat trade speculation premature, if not illogical?

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "These guys do not have much of an upside and Hassan Whiteside needs help. I expect trade rumors after this game to get bigger. -- Will. A: Trade what? You certainly can't/shouldn't trade any future draft picks. That is the lifeline to extended hope. And it's not as if you're in position to..." November 22

  • Heat can now apply for insurance to pay for good portion of Chris Bosh’s contract

    Palm Beach Post "At the start of this season, the Heat still owed Chris Bosh $75.9 million based on his current contract. While Bosh is still going to get that money, the Heat can get a good amount of it back through insurance. With blood clot issues forcing Bosh to miss the final 29 regular-season games last..." November 22

  • It’s Time for These NBA Teams to Bottom Out

    The Ringer "As we go through life, we’re taught about different levels of shame in sports. Being a sore loser is shameful, sure, but being an eager and willing loser is a downright sin. Tanking in the NBA has long been considered one of the most shameful things in all of sports. But sometimes we learn to live..." November 22

  • Joel Embiid trolls Hassan Whiteside with 'BBQ Chicken' Instagram post location

    Fox Sports "The worst best kept secret in the NBA is Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid -- not just because of his stellar play on the court, but, how he is the king of NBA social media. A simple internet search will provide you with all of the examples you need, and on Monday night, he continued his..." November 22

  • Don't tell Hassan Whiteside the NBA is short on centers

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "If it's Wednesday, it must be Andre Drummond. Because on Monday it was Joel Embiid and Jahlil Okafor. And on Friday and Saturday it will be Marc Gasol. Which leaves Hassan Whiteside a bit confused by those who had contended that quality centers somehow going extinct in the NBA. "I don't know..." November 22

  • Sixers push home winning streak to four

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Joel Embiid and Hassan Whiteside are going a long way toward returning the center position to prominence in the NBA. Embiid is, in the meantime, trying to make the Philadelphia 76ers relevant. The rookie center scored 22 points and slumping Robert Covington added a..." November 21

  • Heat to retire Shaquille O'Neal's No. 32 jersey

    Local 10 "The Miami Heat announced Monday that the team will retire the jersey number worn by Shaquille O'Neal when the Heat hosts the Los Angeles Lakers next month. O'Neal will be honored in a special halftime ceremony during the Dec. 22 game between his former teams. O'Neal's No. 32 will hang from..." November 21

  • Heat explode on offense in 114-111 victory over Wizards

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- When the Miami Heat were led by LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, scoring was rarely an issue. Those future Hall of Famers are gone, but at least for one game, the team's point production compared to those glory days. Goran Dragic scored 22 points, Hassan Whiteside had 18 points..." November 19

  • Retired NBA commissioner David Stern went off about cheating and ethics

    Quartz "As NBA commissioner, David Stern was a strict and unyielding monarch, who presided over a successful and growing empire for 30 years. In retirement, unshackled from those responsibilities, he is happy to let loose with his raw, undiplomatic opinions about the ills befalling sports and..." November 19

  • Heat contact NBA over lack of foul calls

    Palm Beach Post "The Miami Heat have contacted the league about the lack of calls the team is getting while going to the basket, the Post has learned. Although the Heat lead the NBA in drives, averaging 38.7 per game, they are getting a foul called an NBA low 8.5 percent of those drives. Minnesota is getting..." November 18

  • Whiteside (seven blocks) helps Heat snap six-game slide

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- After scoring 20 points in the first seven minutes, the Milwaukee Bucks put up only 25 in the second half. Some of that drought may be attributed to tired legs for Bucks players competing on consecutive nights, both on the road. But a lot can also be explained by merely..." November 17

  • The Kawhi Leonard Effect

    The Ringer "There are always guard and wing prospects in the NBA draft who are picked even though they have issues with their jump shots. And ever since the Spurs traded George Hill for Kawhi Leonard in 2011 and turned that San Diego State spark plug into a flamethrower, the Kawhi Effect has taken over. A..." November 17

  • Russell Wilson: “Seattle needs basketball back”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Russell Wilson announced via Twitter on Monday that he was joining the ownership group pushing to return the SuperSonics to Seattle. Now, Wilson has penned his feelings about doing so in The Players’ Tribune. In the article, the Seattle Seahawks quarterback says that, as a kid of the ’90s,..." November 16

  • Heat's Winslow out indefinitely with wrist injury

    Miami Herald "Heat forward Justise Winslow missed Tuesday’s game with a left wrist injury that has bothered him the past few weeks, and he’s uncertain when he will play again. Asked if he could miss a week or two, Winslow said: “I don’t know. We’ll see. I don’t want to come back too soon and then I take..." November 16

  • Spurs match Heat's aggressiveness in 94-90 win

    The Sports Xchange "SAN ANTONIO -- Things tend to get testy when the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat square off, and the team that adapts best to the way the game is going to be called and takes advantage of the opportunities that physical play can provide is the one that comes out on top. Such was the case..." November 15

  • Balanced Hawks send Heat to 6th straight loss

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Call him Coach Millsap. Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap had 15 points, six rebounds, four assists and one rather large strategic suggestion as his Atlanta Hawks held off the Miami Heat 93-90 on Tuesday night at AmericanAirlines Arena. Dennis Schroder led Atlanta's balanced..." November 15

  • The Changes to Expect in the NBA’s Upcoming Collective Bargaining Agreement

    The Ringer "The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association expect to finalize terms on a new collective bargaining agreement “just after Thanksgiving” or in “early December,” a source familiar with the negotiations told The Ringer. The source confirmed previously reported details of the new..." November 15

  • The Monstars are back just in time to celebrate Space Jam's 20th birthday

    USA Today "Way back on November 15, 1996, when Michael Jordan only had four titles, Space Jam released in theaters. Now, 20 years later, Jordan is a billionaire, and his company, Jordan Brand, has released a teaser for the anniversary campaign and fresh apparel to get everyone hyped about the 90s basketball..." November 15

  • Duncan, Leroux Announce Twitter NBA Show

    Real GM Basketball "A year and a half ago, the Dunc’d On Basketball Podcast launched with invaluable support from RealGM so it feels appropriate to use this space to detail the new project Nate Duncan and I have been working on for a little while now that launches this week. A little while back, Twitter reached..." November 15

  • Hayward, Jazz tune out Heat

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- The Utah Jazz might not be so eager to return home. Their recent trip lifted the Jazz to their best productive stretch of the young season. Gordon Hayward scored 25 points as the Jazz completed a successful Eastern Conference road swing with a 102-91 victory over the Miami Heat on..." November 12

  • Does Dwyane Wade have a secret plan for rejoining the Heat?

    Fox Sports "Dwyane Wade had a bitter breakup with the Miami Heat this summer, leaving the team after 13 years and later acknowledging he felt disrespected because Pat Riley didn't call him or make him a better offer. However, Wade hasn't trashed his old team to the media, and he got a warm reception when..." November 12

  • Dwyane Wade's return to Miami proved the Heat were right to let him leave

    Fox Sports "Thursday night’s Bulls-Heat battle in Miami had the energy of a playoff game but not the quality. Ultimately, the Bulls won 98-95 in a down-to-the-wire contest that was settled by Dwyane Wade’s two made free throws with 13.7 seconds remaining. The easy narrative that could come out of that..." November 11

  • Pat Riley says Heat should have given Dwyane Wade max contract in 2014

    CBS Sports "In mid-July, Miami Heat president Pat Riley said he regretted not doing more to re-sign Dwyane Wade, instead leaving contract negotiations to owner Mickey Arison and CEO Nick Arison. On Thursday, with Wade returning to Miami as a member of the Chicago Bulls, Riley told TNT's David Aldridge that he..." November 11

  • Wade gets win in return to Miami

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Dwyane Wade made himself at home. Playing his first game as a visitor at AmericanAirlines Arena, Wade did what he usually does when he's in Miami: hang out at his house and then make just enough plays to win a game. He even got the type of officiating call that usually goes to..." November 10

  • Dwyane Wade does not think fans understand why he left Miami

    Larry Brown Sports "Dwyane Wade is a Miami Heat legend, which made his somewhat rocky departure from South Beach all the more stunning over the summer. As Wade prepares to return to Miami as a member of the Chicago Bulls, he admitted that he doesn’t think Heat fans understand why he left – and he isn’t sure he..." November 10

  • Jalen Rose: NBA players will refuse to visit the White House during Trump’s presidency

    USA Today "The Cleveland Cavaliers are set to visit the White House on Thursday — the same day that President Barack Obama is scheduled to meet with Donald Trump. It may also be the last time a full NBA championship team makes that trip for at least four years. During ESPN’s NBA Countdown on Wednesday,..." November 10

  • Ray Allen will do Ray Allen things in retirement

    USA Today "In retirement from the NBA, Ray Allen does what you expect Ray Allen to do. “The minimum I run each day is 21/2 miles,” Allen told USA TODAY Sports. “I’ll get to the weekend and sometimes I’ll run 10 miles. I’ve gotten up to 16 miles on the weekend. Running keeps me locked in.” On the day of..." November 10

  • NBA announces plan for youth basketball academy in Australia

    USA Today "The NBA and Basketball Australia today announced their plan to launch NBA Global Academy — an elite youth basketball training center in Australia's capital city, Canberra. The academy, which will be at the Centre of Excellence at the Australian Institute of Sport, will serve as a "global hub"..." November 10

  • Miami Heat, others react to Donald Trump winning election

    Palm Beach Post "Heat captain Udonis Haslem is not a big Donald Trump supporter. That was clear last month when Haslem took offense to Trump brushing off lewd comments he made about women as “locker room talk.” But Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton in Tuesday’s presidential election does not mean Haslem is..." November 09

  • Dwyane Wade says communication breakdown reason for leaving Heat

    USA Today "Dwyane Wade said his departure from the Miami Heat after 13 seasons and three NBA titles came down to a breakdown of communication last offseason. “I thought it was an opportunity I would be there forever, but s--t happens,” Wade told CSNChicago.com in a story published on Tuesday. “And when..." November 08

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