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  • With summer league over for Heat, Miami offers contracts to these two players

    Miami Herald "The Heat’s summer league sojourn ended with a loss to Boston on Saturday, but the Heat wants to retain two former Southeastern Conference standouts from its summer team. The Heat has offered contracts to both undrafted Arkansas point guard Daryl Macon and undrafted Georgia forward Yante..." July 15

  • Report: Members of the Heat wanted to move on from Hassan Whiteside

    Sportsnaut "As the Miami Heat and star center Hassan Whiteside attempt to repair a contentious relationship, this piece of information coming out of South Beach can’t help matters. According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, multiple members of the Heat’s front office wanted..." July 14

  • Heat so far is drawing a line in its bid to shed salary. Here’s how.

    Miami Herald "The Heat so far has drawn the line in its attempt to shed salary, showing no interest in sweetening deals to entice teams to take its sizable contracts. The question is whether that will change, especially if Dwyane Wade returns to Miami and pushes the Heat even further above the..." July 13

  • Wayne Ellington Reportedly Agrees to 1-Year Contract with Heat

    Bleacher Report "Shooting guard Wayne Ellington is coming off a career-best scoring season, and the Miami Heat rewarded him with a new one-year, $6.2 million contract Thursday, according to ESPN.com's Chris Haynes.  Ellington was a first-round pick in 2008 but has..." July 13

  • Erik Spoelstra, Hassan Whiteside Have Been In Constant Contact In Offseason

    Real GM Basketball "Erik Spoelstra and Hassan Whiteside have been in communication all summer. Spoelstra says the relationship between Whiteside and the Miami Heat is not what it appears to be. “I have absolutely been in touch with Hassan,” Spoelstra..." July 12

  • NBA Teams With 2018/19 Cap Room Remaining

    Hoops Rumors "Last Wednesday, we noted that only three NBA teams still had significant cap room available. Depending on your definition of “significant,” that’s still the case. One of those three teams – the Kings – made a player for another’s..." July 12

  • Heat withdraw qualifying offer to Derrick Walton Jr.

    Palm Beach Post "The Heat have withdrawn their qualifying offer to guard Derrick Walton Jr., which makes him an unrestricted free agent. The Heat had until Friday to make this decision or else the two-way contract offer would have remained on the table until Walton decided if he wanted to take it or..." July 12

  • Lamar Odom announces plans to move to China

    Page Six "Lamar Odom is ready for a new life overseas. The former NBA star and ex-husband to Khloé Kardashian announced in a since-deleted Instagram post on Tuesday that he’s packing up and moving to Shenzhen, China. “Happy & proud to..." July 11

  • The Miami Heat’s Dion Waiters takes a significant step in comeback from ankle surgery

    Miami Herald "Heat guard Dion Waiters is back on the court for the first time since ankle surgery in January. But whether he’s back in time for the start of the regular season in mid-October remains in question. Waiters, on his Instagram account, on Tuesday posted a photo of himself..." July 11

  • Adam Silver Says NBA Free Agency Will Be Moved to Earlier Time Next Summer

    Bleacher Report "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is apparently aware his league's offseason generates plenty of buzz and is ready to move up the start of free agency accordingly. According to Sam Amick of USA Today, Silver said the start of free agency will be earlier than..." July 11

  • Move to eliminate NBA one-and-done rule gaining momentum, commissioner Adam Silver says

    USA Today "The NBA’s one-and-done rule is unofficially done. Commissioner Adam Silver made it clear on Tuesday that there is growing support for a change that would allow players to enter the league at the age of 18 rather than require them to play one year of college basketball – or..." July 11

  • Heat GM counseled Cavs GM about LeBron’s departure

    Larry Brown Sports "Cleveland Cavaliers general manager Koby Altman is still trying to put the pieces of his franchise back together after LeBron James chose to leave for Los Angeles, and he got some valuable advice from the one person who understands more than anyone in the world how he might be..." July 11

  • Here's when the Heat will be a player in free agency again and what they are doing about it

    Miami Herald "The Heat’s inability to dump sizable contracts so far this summer not only has left Miami with little flexibility this year but also has diminished its chances of achieving cap space next summer. And unless something significant changes, it’s increasingly likely the Heat..." July 10

  • Heat, Duncan Robinson Agree To Two-Way Contract

    Hoops Rumors "The Heat will sign Duncan Robinson to one of their two-way contract slots, according to Michael Scotto of The Athletic (Twitter link). League sources tell Scotto that Robinson has agreed to a one-year two-way deal with Miami. After starting his college career at..." July 10

  • Report: Carmelo to consider joining Heat if waived by Thunder

    Total Pro Sports "Within the next several weeks or days, the OKC Thunder are expected to waive, trade, or buy out the contract of Carmelo Anthony, and he has long list of suitors who would love his talent on their roster. On the list of options that Carmelo has, he will consider joining the Miami Heat..." July 10

  • Michele Roberts on N.B.A. Competitive Imbalance: Don’t Blame the Players

    New York Times "Michele Roberts has heard the complaints about the N.B.A.’s best team, the Golden State Warriors, signing an All-Star. She has heard the whining about the league’s best player, LeBron James, moving westward in the first week of free agency. She has seen fans and pundits proclaim the..." July 09

  • This Is The 8th Anniversary Of The Decision, Which Remains The Worst Thing LeBron Has Ever Done

    The Big Lead "What’s the worst thing you can say about LeBron James, who has lived up to every expectation, who has played in three Olympics, who married his high school sweetheart, and who by all appearances is a good dad, a good citizen, and has been an exemplary representative of America for all the..." July 08

  • Lakers, Rockets, Heat Suitors For Melo After Thunder Buyout

    Bleacher Report "Could Carmelo Anthony be a member of the Houston Rockets come the 2018-19 season? According to Marc Stein of the New York Times, the Rockets are "among the teams that will have interest in Anthony once he secures his free..." July 06

  • Chris Bosh wins case against mother over home eviction

    Larry Brown Sports "Chris Bosh has been wrapped up in a legal war with his mother over a home she had been living in that he owns, and a judge has reportedly ruled in the NBA star’s favor after his mother sued him. Earlier this year, Bosh’s mother Freida filed a lawsuit claiming Chris..." July 05

  • Kyle Kuzma Fuels Dwyane Wade to Lakers Rumors With Since-Deleted Tweet

    12 Up "Kyle Kuzma isn't quite satisfied even after all of the moves his Los Angeles Lakers made during free agency so far.  Seems a little bit greedy to me.  He tweeted at unrestricted free agent Dwyane Wade this morning to get his attention and deleted it an..." July 05

  • NBA free-agency money dries up, so might Heat trade options

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Not only have names that might have been of potential interest to the Miami Heatcome off the NBA's free-agency board, but just as significantly so has most of the cap space around the league. As players continue to re-sign or relocate — with Tuesday's moves..." July 04

  • Heat not offering trade for Kawhi Leonard due to absence of star to pair

    Clutch Points "Since the Kawhi Leonard trade saga started, there were only a handful of teams that were truly in contention for the disgruntled forward’s services – and it starts with having the assets to appease the San Antonio Spurs, who still aims to be playoff contenders when the smoke..." July 03

  • Bam Adebayo back to Heat summer school, seeking to expand game

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The vision of Bam Adebayo last summer was of a versatile big man who could not only rebound and block shots, but also push the ball across midcourt and get the offense into motion. And then summer league ended and the Heat's 2017 No. 14 pick out of Kentucky settled..." July 03

  • Heat Sign Derrick Jones Jr.

    Hoops Rumors "The Heat have signed Derrick Jones Jr. to a two-year deal, according to a team press release. The pact will be a minimum salary arrangement with Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel reporting (Twitter link) that the second year is non-guaranteed. Jones Jr. played with Miami on a..." July 01

  • NBA salary cap expected to spike considerably after next season

    Sportsnaut "The NBA released its 2018-19 salary cap on Saturday evening, mere hours prior to the start of free agency. As expected, the cap has been set at $101.9 million with a luxury tax threshold of $123.7 million. It’s expected that the market this summer for non-stars is going to be..." July 01

  • Heat Expected To Guarantee Rodney McGruder’s Contract

    Hoops Rumors "The Heat plan to guarantee swingman Rodney McGruder‘s $1.5MM contract for next season, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports. The guaranteed kicks in if he’s on the roster through Saturday. " June 30

  • Amar'e Stoudemire Gunning for NBA Comeback, 'I Feel Great'

    TMZ "Amar'e Stoudemire says he's not ready to walk away from pro basketball -- telling TMZ Sports he's aiming to return to the NBA next season.  The 35-year-old big man hasn't played in the Association since May 2016 -- but, he kept himself busy playing..." June 29

  • Heat extend qualifying offer to guard Derrick Walton Jr.

    Palm Beach Post "The Miami Heat have sent a qualifying offer to Derrick Walton Jr. for his two-way contract, making the 6-foot-1 point guard a restricted free agent starting Sunday. The Heat will be allowed to match any offers Walton might receive. The move was made with the..." June 28

  • 5 Players Who Should Be on the Trade Block After 2018 NBA Draft

    Bleacher Report "Now that the 2018 NBA draft has passed, the offseason's other big shoe, free agency, is ready begin its descent July 1. In the interim—or even afterward—trades could keep things interesting.  Some teams could feel pressure to deal a critical player..." June 25

  • 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