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  • This Heat-Spurs Trade Involving DeMar DeRozan Could Actually Work

    12 Up "The San Antonio Spurs, for the first time in almost 25 years, appear destined for a rebuild, and the potential trade of DeMar DeRozan could help facilitate that goal. With the Miami Heat reportedly interested in his services, a DeRozan deal appears closer to going down now..." January 18

  • PBT mid-season awards: Defensive Player of the Year, Rookie of the Year and more

    Pro Basketball Talk "The 2019-20 NBA season reached its midpoint by games played last night. So, we’re naming winners for mid-season awards. Yesterday, we picked Most Valuable Player and All-NBA. Now, we’re onto the other major honors. Defensive Player of the Year Kurt..." January 18

  • Spurs Reportedly View Heat as Potential Partner in Trade Talks for DeMar DeRozan and LaMarcus Aldridge

    12 Up "With the team at a crossroads of Western Conference playoff contention and a much-needed rebuild, Gregg Popovich and Co. have some very important choices to make come the 2020 NBA Trade Deadline. San Antonio still has some attractive assets in DeMar DeRozan and LaMarcus Aldridge,..." January 17

  • NBA Owner Sounds off on NBA All-Star Weekend King of Court Proposal

    Heavy "NBA All-Star weekend is one of the most anticipated during the NBA season with dazzling and jaw-dropping events, such as the celebrity game, the rising stars’ game where you get you to see the league’s upcoming talent all in one place. There’s the three-point..." January 17

  • The Bucks Are Clear Favorites to Win Eastern Conference

    SI "The NBA is wide open this season, as you may have heard pundits say a few thousand times. The era of the superteam is over, and there are half a dozen (or more) teams with a legitimate shot at winning a championship. Or are there? Milwaukee beat Boston on Thursday. The Bucks..." January 17

  • Heat’s James Johnson, Kelly Olynyk experiencing opposite sides of NBA waiting game

    Sun Sentinel "These are the flip sides of waiting your turn. For James Johnson, it has finally come. For Kelly Olynyk, still nothing but idle time. Such are the contrasts for the two Miami Heat forwards. After going 18 games without playing, Johnson has appeared in..." January 16

  • Rodney Dangerfield is the Most Disrespected Man in the NBA History

    The Big Lead "Disrespect is a funny thing. Athletes and those tasked with motivating athletes find it everywhere. Draft position. Public opinion. Betting odds. Predictions from talking heads. If you aren't with a team, you're against them. If you're not propping them up, you're bulletin board..." January 16

  • Pat Riley Might Try To Build One Last Superteam In Miami

    Fadeaway World "Speaking on Sirius XM NBA Radio, league insider Brian Windhorst issued this warning to the NBA in regards to Pat Riley and the Miami Heat: “If you’re fortunate enough to be a type of franchise that can do that—you have clout and ability in this day and age of the..." January 15

  • 5 Potential Kevin Love Trades

    Complex "The furor over Kevin Love’s on-court temper tantrum has subsided. It’s not entirely clear who or what caused the frustration to boil over, but the obvious candidates are the passing-challenged Collin Sexton, or the new coach John Beilein. Beilein himself took..." January 14

  • Heat to use open two-way contract on familiar face once Chris Silva signs standard deal

    Miami Herald "With rookie forward Chris Silva set to have his two-way contract replaced with a standard NBA contract on Wednesday, the Heat is on the verge of having an open two-way roster spot. The Heat knows exactly what it’s going to do with it, too, as a league source confirmed the..." January 14

  • Tony Parker Is The Only Player With A Positive Record Against All 30 Teams, Including San Antonio Spurs

    Hoops Hype "Tony Parker announced his retirement last summer following a memorable career that saw him win four NBA titles and make the All-Star Game six times. His final year with the Hornets was not the stuff of legend, but one particular event during that season made his NBA career even more..." January 14

  • Heat send Justise Winslow home to see back specialist

    Miami Herald "The decision to send Justise Winslow home with one game remaining on the Heat’s road trip was made by the team and not the player, the Heat said Sunday before Miami’s game against the Knicks at Madison Square Garden. A Heat spokesman said the team wanted to get him home..." January 13

  • Heat’s Jimmy Butler reveals his 5 toughest players to guard

    Clutch Points "Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler is widely considered as one of the best defenders in the league today. Recently, the four-time All-Defensive team member penned an article for The Players’ Tribune, wherein he openly spoke about some of the most challenging..." January 13

  • Two-Way Contract Situations To Watch This Week

    Hoops Rumors "January 15 is the last day that NBA teams can sign a player to a two-way contract this season. After that date, teams can still waive two-way players or promote them to their 15-man rosters, but they can’t bring aboard new players on two-way contracts as replacements. With that..." January 13

  • Heat To Sign Chris Silva To Three-Year Deal

    Heat Nation "The Miami Heat are prepared to reward power forward Chris Silva with a new three-year contract. That contract will replace the two-way deal Silva signed back in October of last year.       January 13

  • Justise Winslow at odds with Heat over handling of his injury?

    Larry Brown Sports "The Miami Heat have been one of the best stories in the league this season, but now one key player may butting heads with the team. Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel reported over the weekend that Justise Winslow appears to be in disagreement with the Heat over the approach..." January 13

  • Heat Rookie Tyler Herro Turns Logo Into Iced-Out Chain Worth $30k

    TMZ "Tyler Herro is just a rookie, but he's turning into a vet baller right before our eyes ... by copping an insane diamond-filled chain ... and it's worth a whoppin' $30k!!! The 19-year-old ex-Kentucky star has been a stud in his first year in the Association ......" January 12

  • Ranking the Top 10 Centers in the NBA

    The Big Lead "1. Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets Generally, building your franchise around a 7-foot, 250-pound center in the year 2020 is frowned upon, but Jokic is more of a point guard trapped in Bryant Reeves' body. He was the All-NBA First Team center last season and will turn 25 next month. It..." January 10

  • Heat's Jimmy Butler, Pacers' T.J. Warren fined by NBA after on-court altercation

    CBS Sports "Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler and Indiana Pacers forward T.J. Warren are about to be a little lighter in the pocket, as they have both been fined by the NBA for their respective roles in a heated altercation during the matchup between the Heat and Pacers on Wednesday..." January 10

  • Dwyane Wade accepts corporate consultant role with CAA Basketball

    Heat Nation "Miami Heat legend Dwyane Wade isn’t letting retirement from the NBA slow him down. According to a Friday report, the three-time champion is joining forces with Creative Artists Agency in a formidable and impactful..." January 10

  • Stephen A. Smith, Michael Wilbon to coach NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

    Sportress of Blogitude "The All-Star Celebrity Game during NBA All-Star Weekend is often one of the more entertaining events of the three-day league showcase, simply due to the novelty of watching stars chucking up shots. With ESPN televising the All-Star Celebrity Game on Friday, Feb. 14, it is not a..." January 10

  • Instagram model Tammy Hembrow: Entire sports team has invaded my DMs

    New York Post "Model and fitness influencer Tammy Hembrow is Australia’s hottest Instagram star right now — and at least one sport team agrees. The 25-year-old social media starlet has opened up on the number of direct messages she has been receiving recently from athletes around the..." January 10

  • 3 Players That Can Help Joel Embiid And Ben Simmons Win A Championship This Season

    Fadeaway World "The Philadelphia 76ers looked like the team to beat entering this season. After an eventful offseason, many expected this team to coast through the Eastern Conference, but this doesn’t seem like the case. The Sixers have fallen back to Earth after their 5-0 start and this recent..." January 09

  • Jimmy Butler continues attack on Pacers' T.J. Warren postgame

    The Score "Jimmy Butler continued to voice his displeasure with Indiana Pacers forward T.J. Warren following Wednesday's Miami Heat victory, and he didn't hold back. "He's soft," Butler said. "He's not even in my f--king league..." January 09

  • Heat Waive Daryl Macon, Sign Gabe Vincent

    Hot Hot Hoops "The Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson reported that the Miami Heat will sign guard Gabe Vincent to a two-way contract. Jackson also reported that the team will waive Daryl Macon, who came into the season on a two-way..." January 09

  • Examining the potential ceiling for Heat rookie Tyler Herro

    Clutch Points "The Miami Heat have been one of the biggest surprises of this NBA season. The addition of Jimmy Butler, the development of Bam Adebayo and the breakout of Kendrick Nunn and Duncan Robinson have made Miami a force to be reckoned with in the Eastern Conference. However, despite all..." January 08

  • Fully Allowing Jimmy Butler to Be a Psychological Assassin is a Recipe for NBA Success

    12 Up "Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler has been known as a bit of a hothead, but his temper and bravado often end up getting the opposing team in trouble more often than it does himself. Case in point: Butler managed to get physical and exchange profanities with Indiana Pacers forward TJ Warren..." January 08

  • Eric Stern opens up about his dad David Stern, former NBA commissioner

    USA Today "Eric Stern appreciated all the words said and written about his father, former NBA commissioner David Stern, who died on New Year’s Day. “It’s all very nice,” Stern told USA TODAY Sports in a phone interview. But what also had tremendous meaning to..." January 08

  • Jimmy Butler and T.J. Warren get into scuffle

    Sportsnaut "Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler has never had a problem getting in another player’s face or calling them out during his career. So it came as no surprise when the star got into a scuffle with Indiana Pacers forward T.J. Warren then roasted him with some harsh trash talk on the..." January 08

  • The Top 5 Best Destinations For Lakers' Kyle Kuzma

    Fadeaway World "With the Trade Deadline approaching, many teams are expected to make changes to their rosters. While many of the teams expected to make some moves are fringe playoff teams, there are a handful of teams at the top of the league record-wise that could look to dabble in the trade market. One team..." January 08

  • Payoff finally arrives for Heat’s Duncan Robinson, Kendrick Nunn

    Sun Sentinel "Of all the milestones achieved during their unlikely journeys to the Miami Heat’s starting lineup, Tuesday marks the first one that comes with permanence for Duncan Robinson and Kendrick Nunn. That is when NBA teams have to decide to waive a player with a partially guaranteed..." January 07

  • NBA reconsidering playoff reseeding proposal

    Sportsnet "The NBA is reportedly reconsidering a proposal that would have reseeded the four conference finalists during the playoffs based on regular season record, re-shaping the league’s playoff structure, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe. Under the NBA’s..." January 07

  • NBA Execs Rip Load Management

    Bleacher Report "Want a surefire way to get almost any NBA coach to roll their eyes, snort or make some other derisive gesture? Mention load management. That is, as long as they're sure no one is looking. To be caught dismissing the practice would be "career suicide," says..." January 07

  • 3 potential trades for Kevin Love

    The Score "Kevin Love could use a change in scenery. The veteran power forward's stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers appears to be coming to a head after a reported outburst toward general manager Koby Altman on Saturday was followed up by an on-court..." January 06

  • Heat’s Derrick Jones Jr. to compete in dunk contest

    Pro Basketball Talk "Have the best dunk in a dunk contest and still lose the event? That’s apparently a ticket to the 2020 dunk contest. Dwight Howard, whose sticker dunk stole the show in 2007, will compete this year. Apparently so will Heat forward Derrick Jones Jr., who – while..." January 06

  • From Danilo Gallinari to Chris Paul, 75 players who could be moved before Feb. 6

    CBS Sports "Just before the 2019 trade deadline, the Toronto Raptors acquired Marc Gasol from the Memphis Grizzlies, hoping that he would be the final piece of a championship-worthy puzzle. On their way to their first title in franchise history, they outlasted the Philadelphia..." January 06

  • Hassan Whiteside disappointed by Heat fans' jeers in Miami return

    Miami Herald "The boos serenading him during pregame introductions were just the start of Hassan Whiteside’s unwelcome return to AmericanAirlines Arena on Sunday. Every time the star center touched the ball, boos followed him. When Bam Adebayo blocked his shot in the first half, the crowd of..." January 06

  • Hassan Whiteside Says ‘It’s Going to Feel Weird’ to Face Heat in Miami

    Heat Nation "Hassan Whiteside will be returning to AmericanAirlines Arena on Sunday. It will mark his first time in the building since he was traded to the Portland Trail Blazers last offseason. As he gets ready to set foot on the Miami Heat’s home floor once again,..." January 05

  • 6 Blockbuster Trades We Want To See This Season

    Fadeaway World "A couple of weeks ago, we finally had our first trade of the 2019-20 NBA season. Jordan Clarkson was traded to the Utah Jazz in exchange for Dante Exum and 2 second-round picks and this trade looks to be a win-win for both sides. Clarkson wasn’t in the plans for the Cleveland Cavaliers..." January 04

  • Three Trade Destinations For Pistons Center Andre Drummond

    The Big Lead "The Detroit Pistons went all-in when they traded for Blake Griffin in February of 2018. Just under two years later, nothing has gone right. Griffin had a career year in 2018-19, but his body failed him as the playoffs approached and Detroit was swept by Milwaukee in the first round. Three..." January 04

  • From Charles Barkley to Joel Embiid: The fight to modernize the NBA big man

    ESPN "JOEL EMBIID RELISHES the opportunities to launch 3-pointers. The execution of that shot, the 7-foot Philadelphia 76ers center believes, classifies him as a modern NBA player, a multifaceted big man whose skills and athleticism should not -- and will not -- confine him to a..." January 03

  • Dwyane Wade jersey retirement ceremony planned for Feb. 22

    Hot Hot Hoops "The South Florida Sun-Sentinel’s Ira Winderman reported Friday that the Miami Heat “are targeting” a Feb. 22 game against the Cleveland Cavaliers for the retirement of Dwyane Wade’s No. 3 jersey. " January 03

  • How the Heat and Raptors uncover hidden talent

    ESPN "It seemed that with every 3-pointer, steal or block Terence Davis made during his first Vegas Summer League game in July, his agent got a text message from another interested team. At halftime the contract offers began rolling in. Within hours after the game, during which he..." January 03

  • Heat’s Kendrick Nunn, Grizzlies’ Ja Morant named NBA’s Rookies of the Month for December

    Clutch Points "Miami Heat combo guard Kendrick Nunn and Memphis Grizzlies point guard Ja Morant have been named the NBA’s Eastern and Western Conference Rookies of the Month, respectively, for games played in December. Nunn averaged 15.5 points, 3.9 assists and 3.3 rebounds for..." January 02

  • The NBA Wouldn't Be the NBA Without David Stern

    Complex "The 1984 NBA Draft, held in the Felt Forum at Madison Square Garden, was a revolution that was barely televised—it was shown on the USA Network in the middle of a weekday afternoon. What are today household names didn’t get beamed into many households. There were future Hall of..." January 02

  • Jimmy Garoppolo’s Ex-Adult Film Star Hookup Kiara Mia Reveals She Has an NBA Player Who Pays Her For Sex

    Black Sports Online "Mia Kiara says she is the reason that Jimmy G and the 49ers are back in the playoffs. Hard to argue her point. Jimmy G has been balling and it started when he took her out on a date before having sex with her.  " January 02

  • LeBron James on David Stern: ‘He definitely should have something named after him’

    USA Today "LeBron James eulogized David Stern for his global vision and shrewd negotiating tactics. But with Stern passing away on Wednesday at age 77, the Lakers star suggested another way to honor the late NBA Commissioner. “He definitely should have something named after..." January 02

  • All NBA teams will wear black jersey stripe for the rest of the season as tribute to David Stern

    The Big Lead "David Stern, longtime former commissioner of the NBA, passed away on New Year's Day at the age of 77. The league released a statement on his passing, and teams and players everywhere have been giving their thoughts on the man who became a figurehead for the game of basketball. " January 02

  • Jimmy Butler parts ways with Jordan Brand, seeking new sneaker deal

    ESPN "Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler and the Jordan Brand have mutually agreed to part ways, bringing Butler's multiyear footwear and apparel endorsement deal with the company to an end 10 months before its original Sept. 30, 2020, expiration date, industry sources have..." January 02

  • Mavs’ Luka Doncic, Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo lead 1st All-Star voting returns

    NBA.com "The Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic and the Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo lead the NBA and their respective conferences in the first fan returns of NBA All-Star Voting presented by Google.  Doncic leads Antetokounmpo by 599 votes for the top spot among all players...." January 02