Heat Rumors & News

  • Dwyane Wade has lofty ownership ambition after playing career ends

    Bloomberg "Miami Heat superstar Dwyane Wade discusses his hopes for his sons, his legacy, his business ventures, and why he wants to own part of the Seattle SuperSonics. He talked to Bloomberg Businessweek Editor Joel Weber. They spoke on June 19 at Bloomberg headquarters in New..." June 23

  • NBA Rumors: Justise Winslow Available for a Trade?

    Hoops Provider "Guess who is buying Justise Winslow stock? Me. Jake Fischer of SI, who was been a busy bee around the rumor hive lately, reported this today:

    June 22

  • Despite pick tipping, NBA Draft draws fifth best overnight rating on record

    Awful Announcing "Thursday night’s NBA Draft was not the spoiler-free affair the league hoped for, but that doesn’t seem to have held back ratings much. Austin Karp of Sports Business Daily reports Friday that ESPN and ESPN2’s draft coverage combined for..." June 22

  • Pat Riley: Miami Not Shopping Hassan Whiteside

    SLAM Online "Heat president of basketball operations Pat Riley told reporters Thursday night that Miami isn’t shopping center Hassan Whiteside. Despite rumors to the contrary, and the big man’s frustration with his diminished role, Riley says Whiteside..." June 22

  • Pat Riley hopeful to bring Dwyane Wade back next season

    Clutch Points "Dwyane Wade made an unforeseen return to the Miami Heat last season, getting traded by the Cleveland Cavaliers at the trade deadline, finding a window back into his eventually preferred destination after the Cavs chose to go a different direction. Yet the..." June 22

  • Sixers flip Mikal Bridges to Suns for Zhaire Smith and unprotected 2021 first-round pick from the Miami Heat

    NewJersey.com "The Sixers used the No. 10 pick in the first round on Mikal Bridges and then turned around and traded him to the Phoenix Suns for No. 16 pick Zhaire Smith, a forward from Texas Tech. Trade details Sixers receive No. 16 pick (Zhaire Smith) and unprotected 2021 first-round..." June 21

  • Heat's NBA draft approach could be buy now, pay later

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Think it's confusing when a player puts on the hat of one team at the NBA draft only to moments later switch to opposing colors with the announcement of a prearranged trade? Then consider the possibility that a Miami Heat choice in Thursday's NBA draft..." June 19

  • LeBron James Visited Dwyane Wade and Udonis Haslem Prior to NBA Finals

    Palm Beach Post "During the Cavaliers’ long playoff run, LeBron James visited Udonis Haslem and Dwyane Wade in Miami. When asked about the possibility of James returning to the Heat this offseason, Haslem revealed Thursday that James visited Miami during a break in the..." June 15

  • Heat Make Qualifying Offer To Derrick Jones

    Hoops Rumors "The Heat have tendered a qualifying offer to two-way player Derrick Jones, according to Ira Winderman of The Sun-Sentinel. The move comes with minimal financial risk, as qualifying offers for players on two-way contracts are just $77K. Jones will now be a restricted free..." June 14

  • Udonis Haslem says he would consider playing overseas, elsewhere next season

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "For the first time since he arrived as an undrafted free agent to training camp 15 seasons ago, Udonis Haslem said Thursday he is considering a playing future outside of a Miami Heat uniform. Balancing the desires of teammates for his return against a desire to..." June 14

  • Josh Richardson thinks Heat have pieces to convince LeBron James to come back

    Yardbarker "Heat forward Josh Richardson is confident that Miami can put a contending team around LeBron James if he decides to come there in free agency, relays Manny Navarro of The Miami Herald. Richardson, who is working out in Santa Barbara, California, and trying to add bulk to his 205-pound..." June 13

  • Dwyane Wade: LeBron won't make free-agency decision for basketball reasons

    USA Today "Another one of LeBron James’ former teammates has weighed in on his impending free agency. Dwyane Wade, one of James' best friends who played alongside him in Miami and Cleveland, says that factors other than basketball are going to influence James'..." June 11

  • Dwyane Wade on LeBron James: 'I don't have any inside information'

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The last time LeBron James made a significant decision regarding relocation he made a point of keeping Dwyane Wade out of the loop, to keep his friend from the burden of having to carry a secret. This time, Wade is taking a proactive approach as James decides..." June 11

  • Dwyane Wade undecided about playing next season

    Larry Brown Sports "Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade isn’t sure yet about whether he’ll play a 16th NBA season. Wade told Fox Sports Radio’s Chris and Caron on Sunday that the Heat icon is still deciding whether or not he’ll play next year, but his preference would be to remain in..." June 10

  • Lonzo Ball, JR Smith Lead Betting Odds for Next NBA'er Busted for Burner Account

    Bleacher Report "Burner social media accounts are apparently all the rage in the NBA. Just ask former Philadelphia 76ers general manager Bryan Colangelo and Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant. And now, you can bet on which player will be caught using one..." June 08

  • Report: Heat hold ‘absolutely no expectation’ LeBron James will return

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Heat opened with the fifth-best odds of winning the 2019 title at 20-1 – behind only the Warriors (5-4), Rockets (7-2), 76ers (7-2) and Celtics (8-1). (The Lakers were also 20-1.) Why did Miami hold such favorable odds? LeBron James. Oddsmakers baked into..." June 08

  • Here's where Whiteside situation stands for the Heat as NBA's offseason nears

    Miami Herald "A six-pack of Heat notes on a Thursday: ▪ The Heat is unsure what is going to happen with Hassan Whiteside's future here but plans to be fully prepared for a possible return if a suitable trade doesn’t emerge. A source in touch with the Heat’s front office..." June 08

  • Chris Bosh reiterates desire for NBA comeback

    Sportsnaut "As his former Miami Heat teammate LeBron James heads into the summer with a decision to make, 11-time All-Star and future Hall of Famer Chris Bosh is still talking about a potential comeback. Having not played since the 2015-16 due to serious blood clot issues, most figured the..." June 07

  • Chris Bosh Thinks LeBron Will Sign In Houston And It Will Be ‘Like The New Avengers Movie’

    Dime Magazine "The NBA Finals may come to an end on Friday when the Cleveland Cavaliers host the Warriors for Game 4, with Golden State holding a 3-0 lead in the series. Whether it’s then or some time next week when the series comes to a close, the Cavs will suddenly shift gears to focus on..." June 07

  • Here are the under-the-radar complications the Heat faces as it considers draft options

    Miami Herald "A six-pack of Heat notes on a Tuesday: ▪ The Heat will enter the June 21 NBA Draft without a pick and with limitations about how it can trade or acquire future picks. To refresh: Miami’s first-round pick was dealt to Phoenix as part of the Goran Dragic deal, with the Heat still..." June 06

  • Dwyane Wade, Mario Chalmers reunited in Miami (for a workout)

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Reunited and it feels so . . . familiar. Dwyane Wade and Mario Chalmers are back working together, the starting backcourt that helped the Miami Heat to 2012 and '13 NBA championships. This time the collaboration comes at DBC Fitness,..." June 05

  • NBA To Experiment With Coach Challenges During Summer League

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA will use this July’s Las Vegas Summer League to test out a new coach’s challenge system for referees’ calls, sources tell ESPN’s Brian Windhorst. According to Windhorst, league officials are still working out the exact details of how the system will work,..." June 04

  • Kelly Olynyk using playoff defeat as offseason motivation

    Yardbarker "One year after being part of a Celtics team that made a strong push towards a championship, Heat forward Kelly Olynyk is upset that his season is over, Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel writes. Miami was eliminated from the postseason by the Sixers in five..." June 02

  • NBA Explains Why They Will Seek Royalty From Sports Betting

    Real GM Basketball "Adam Silver expounded on the NBA's position on seeking a royalty from legal sports betting now that it will be widely legalized in the United States. "One of the issues we had on the table and have been seeking is a so-called integrity fee," said Silver. "And the..." June 01

  • NBA Commissioner Adam Silver: No anthem policy alterations needed

    San Francisco Gate "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Thursday the league has no plans to change its longtime policy requiring players to stand for the national anthem, in the wake of the NFL adopting a similar rule last week. The NFL’s decision followed a tumultuous season in which several players..." June 01

  • NBA Still Not Interested In Pursuing Expansion

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA continues to resist the idea of expansion despite an obvious location in Seattle and strong candidates in Las Vegas, Mexico City and Kansas City. "As I said before, expansion is not on our agenda right now. We may turn back to it at some point," said Silver when..." June 01

  • Joel Embiid, DeMar DeRozan to headline NBA Africa Game 2018

    247 Sports "The NBA released some details about the third NBA Africa Game on Thursday, including the date and location of the event.  From the NBA:  "The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA)..." May 31

  • Would Dwyane Wade get a championship ring if the Cavaliers win the NBA Finals?

    Miami Herald "The 2018 NBA Finals is set. For the fourth season in a row, the Cleveland Cavaliers will face off against the Golden State Warriors to see which team is the best in the NBA. That has left many on social media asking the question: Could Dwyane Wade receive a championship ring if the..." May 29

  • Shane Battier Withdraws From Consideration For Pistons’ Front Office Role

    Hoops Rumors "After meeting with the Pistons about a leading role in their new-look front office, Shane Battier has withdrawn from consideration, reports ESPN’s Zach Lowe (via Twitter). The Pistons – who received permission from the Heat to interview Battier – were said to be..." May 29

  • James Johnson Underwent Sports Hernia Surgery

    Hoops Rumors "Heat forward James Johnson underwent surgery for a sports hernia, league sources tell Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports (Twitter link). According to Charania, Johnson had the procedure sometime recently, following Miami’s elimination from the playoffs. Johnson, 31,..." May 28

  • Should Charlotte Hornets pursue a Hassan Whiteside trade?

    Charlotte Observer "How center Hassan Whiteside was used in the playoffs suggests Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra isn’t happy with how Whiteside is playing. A recent post by Whiteside on social media suggests Whiteside isn’t happy with how he’s being used. If Gastonia-native..." May 24

  • James Harden, LeBron James headline 2017-18 All-NBA First Team

    Sporting News "The NBA on Thursday announced James Harden, LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Damian Lillard and Kevin Durant have been named to the 2017-18 All-NBA First Team. May 24

  • Heat center Hassan Whiteside left out of team advertisement

    Clutch Points "The discord between Hassam Whiteside and the Miami Heat appears to get more serious the deeper their offseason gets. Whiteside and the Heat obviously did not see each other eye to eye last season, particularly during the playoffs, when the big man was constantly dropping..." May 24

  • Amar’e Stoudemire Planning NBA Comeback?

    Hoops Rumors "Six-time All-Star Amar’e Stoudemire said today that he’s considering a return to the NBA, reports Ian Begley of ESPN. Stoudemire last played professionally in Israel after retiring from the NBA in the summer of 2016. Stoudemire, 35, who spoke of his desire..." May 24

  • Hassan Whiteside appears to take shot at Heat

    Larry Brown Sports "The Hassan Whiteside-Miami Heat relationship continues to deteriorate from the looks of it. On Tuesday, Whiteside posted a video of himself in the gym on his Instagram Story. In the clip, the star center shoots and hits a three-pointer from the top of the arc and then turns to the..." May 23

  • Gobert, Davis, Oladipo, Holiday, Covington On 2018 NBA All-Defensive Team

    Real GM Basketball "Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz and Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans lead the 2017-18 NBA All-Defensive First Team. Gobert was voted to the NBA All-Defensive First Team for the second year in a row, as selected by a global panel of 100 sportswriters and broadcasters.  The..." May 23

  • Mitchell, Simmons Voted Unanimous All-Rookie First Teamers

    SLAM Online "Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell and Sixers guard Ben Simmons were voted as unanimous NBA All-Rookie First Team selections, the NBA announced on Tuesday. Celtics wing Jayson Tatum would have been unanimous First-Team, if not for one Second-Team..." May 22

  • NBA playoffs mired in worst pre-Finals competitive-game drought ever

    Pro Basketball Talk "Exciting games. Clutch plays. Close finishes. Remember those? The NBA playoffs have hit a lull. It has been 11 days since the last game decided by fewer than 10 points. Longer competitive-game droughts have occurred – though not many, and never before..." May 22

  • Udonis Haslem Not Interested In Coaching

    Real GM Basketball "Udonis Haslem is unsure if he will return for a 16th NBA season, but he does know he's not interested in a coaching role. "When you get to this stage of your career and your life, you either do it or you don't," he said. "You can't really turn it on and off...." May 20

  • Dwyane Wade wants to star in ‘love’ movie with Gabrielle Union

    Sportsnaut "Gabrielle Union isn’t simply an actress and a model. The better half of the pairing with Dwyane Wade is also a savant when it comes to Nebraska Cornhuskers football. Maybe as a we to show that his better half isn’t the only one in the relationship with multidimensional..." May 19

  • 2018 NBA Draft Picks By Team

    Hoops Rumors "While the Sixers were knocked out of the 2018 playoffs in the Eastern Conference Semifinals by the underdog Celtics, few teams are better positioned in this year’s draft than Philadelphia. The 76ers own six of the 60 picks in the 2018 NBA draft, including a pair of..." May 17

  • Shane Battier Gets Permission To Interview With Pistons

    Hoops Rumors "Shane Battier has received permission from the Heat to discuss a possible front office job with the Pistons, tweets Ira Winderman of The Sun-Sentinel. Battier was among several candidates revealed earlier today to be under consideration for positions in Detroit. He currently serves as..." May 16

  • NBA Owners To Gain From Legalized Sports Betting, Players Could Be Next

    Hoops Rumors "New Jersey is expected to offer sports bets by the end of the month and many states will likely open up their own shops in the coming months. It’s a huge win for the gambling community and those in the gaming industry, but it’s also a huge win for owners of NBA..." May 16

  • Here Are The Odds For Every Team (And Every Pick) In The 2018 NBA Draft Lottery

    Dime Magazine "The 2018 NBA Draft order will finally be set on Tuesday night when the league completes its annual Draft Lottery to determine who gets the first 14 picks of the first round. The Phoenix Suns hold the top spot in the lottery, earning themselves a 25 percent at landing the top pick, but..." May 15

  • Chris Bosh being sued by mother Freida over eviction from home

    Larry Brown Sports "Chris Bosh has been trying to have his mother evicted from a house he owns in Texas, and the NBA star is reportedly being sued over it. According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Bosh’s mother Freida has filed a lawsuit claiming Chris promised to take care of her and allow her to live..." May 14

  • Heat Decline $1.6M Option On Jordan Mickey

    Real GM Basketball "The Miami Heat have declined their $1.6 million option on Jordan Mickey. Mickey will become an unrestricted free agent." May 10

  • Udonis Haslem on his future: 'For me, it's about having no regrets'

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "When the season ends in the playoffs, there rarely is time to immediately consider whether a career is ending, as well. In such cases, there is no dramatic countdown to a decision, instead an instant end of the season for players such as Jason Terry, Nick Collison and the Miami Heat's Udonis..." May 09

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