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  • Heat add Anthony Carter as assistant on Erik Spoelstra's staff

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The Miami Heat have promoted former Heat guard Anthony Carter to Erik Spoelstra's coaching staff. Carter, who had been an assistant coach with the team's developmental-league affiliate, the Sioux Falls Skyforce, joins Dan Craig, Juwan Howard,..." September 21

  • NBA announces three rule changes for 2018-19 season

    247 Sports "Some changes will be coming to the NBA for the 2018-19 season.  According to a press release from the league office, the NBA's Board of Governors unanimously voted to pass three rule changes for the 2018-19 season. The tweaks include a change to the shot clock..." September 21

  • Report: Silver memo encourages teams to put more women in leadership roles

    The Score "NBA commissioner Adam Silver sent a memo "strongly" encouraging all 30 teams to increase the number of women in their organizations in general, including in leadership roles, and improve reporting processes for sexual harassment, sources told The Athletic's Shams..." September 21

  • Dwyane Wade an early favorite for a role in Space Jam sequel

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Perhaps it is best that Dwyane Wade is retiring after this season. That way his talents being lost to the Monstars won't be of concern going forward to the Miami Heat. In the wake of this week's revelation that the long-awaited "Space Jam" sequel is..." September 20

  • Shaq: Wade 'one of the best' shooting guards to ever play

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Envy rarely is an emotion associated with Shaquille O'Neal. Thursday was an exception. "I'm jealous," the former Miami Heat All-Star said as Carnival Cruise Line welcomed the Horizon to Miami. "I'm jealous right now. I wanted the whole farewell..." September 20

  • Heat have Dwyane Wade back, but roster, tax decisions still loom

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The weekend lesson was about civics, Dwyane Wade's desire for one more season to bond with fans in South Florida. The calculus of the equation, though, remains for the Miami Heat, with both roster and cap math to be sorted out. Because even with..." September 19

  • Without better options, Heat settle for sentimentality

    Pro Basketball Talk "Dwyane Wade took discounts from the Heat for years, seemingly expecting a larger windfall down the road. It won’t come. But Wade and Miami will enjoy one last dance together. Wade is re-signing with the Heat on a one-year minimum contract he said would be for..." September 18

  • Dion Waiters Unlikely To Be Healthy To Start Season

    Hoops Rumors "After missing much of the 2017/18 season with an ankle injury, Dion Waiters won’t be available for the start of training camp and likely won’t be ready to play on opening night, Heat president Pat Riley said today (Twitter link via Ira Winderman of The South Florida Sun..." September 18

  • Dwyane Wade announce he will return to Heat for “one last dance”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Dwyane Wade — the future Hall of Famer, the three-time champion, the greatest player in Miami Heat history and one of the best two guards to ever play the game — isn’t done yet. He announced Sunday in an emotional video he will return for one more season with..." September 17

  • Dwayne Wade will be playing for $2.4 million veteran’s minimum

    Clutch Points "Dwayne Wade says he will return to the Miami Heat for “One last dance.” 15 years after being drafted as part of arguably one of the best draft classes in the NBA, the fifth overall pick in 2003 will end his career with another year in Florida. With three..." September 17

  • Author claims LeBron wanted Riley to coach in Miami

    Yardbarker "Early in his first season in Miami, LeBron James sent a message to Heat president Pat Riley that he should take over coaching duties from Erik Spoelstra, author Ian Thomsen claims in a new book. That story is among several contained in “The Soul of Basketball: The Epic Showdown Between..." September 16

  • Dwyane Wade has high praise for Donovan Mitchell

    Larry Brown Sports "The player to whom Donovan Mitchell is most often compared is Dwyane Wade. And apparently Wade likes that comparison. HoopsHype’s Alex Kennedy promoted a story on his Twitter account Saturday that asked whether Mitchell was ready to make a leap to superstar status in the..." September 16

  • Uncertainty around the Heat at shooting guard, and how the team fared against All-Stars last week

    Miami Herald "Whether Dwyane Wade returns isn’t the only uncertainty facing the Heat at shooting guard. There also remains the unanswered question about when Dion Waiters will be back from January ankle surgery. Long before undergoing the surgery on Jan. 22, Waiters said recovery from such a..." September 14

  • Wade's NBA future remains unclear: 'I wish I had an answer'

    The Score "Dwyane Wade won't make a formal decision on whether he'll play a 16th NBA season until he's absolutely ready to do so, and not a moment sooner. "I wish I had an answer for you. I don't have it today," Wade said Thursday, according to the Sun..." September 14

  • NBA Rumors: Dwyane Wade would demand to start if he returns to Heat

    Pro Basketball Talk "Dwyane Wade is working out — and, as become the NBA tradition, posting video of said workouts — in a way that makes you think he’s coming back for one more season in Miami. The man is playing a lot of basketball for someone who is might walk away from the..." September 13

  • Heat Exercise Option On Bam Adebayo

    Hoops Rumors "The Heat have exercised their third-year option on Bam Adebayo, the team announced on its website. The move locks in his $3,454,080 salary for the 2019/20 season. The decision isn’t surprising after Adebayo’s impressive rookie campaign. The 14th player..." September 12

  • Dwyane Wade’s play-or-retire decision is no-lose and should leave Heat fans grateful

    Miami Herald "Dwyane Wade is the most accomplished athlete in South Florida sports history, the fulcrum of three Miami Heat championships. He is the most beloved star we have had — even with those late-career detours to Chicago and Cleveland — and only the Dolphins’ Dan Marino is..." September 12

  • At least 18 NBA players will play for home country in FIBA World Cup qualifiers this month

    Pro Basketball Talk "We’ve focused mostly on the big names not taking part — Giannis Antetokounmpo, Danilo Gallinari, Marco Belinelli, any notable player for Team USA — in the September qualifying window for FIBA’s World Cup next season. If you..." September 10

  • Heat considering trading Dragic if the deal is sweet

    Yardbarker "The Heat may be willing to trade Goran Dragic, but only if they can get a first-round pick and some financial flexibility for next summer, writes Ira Winderman of The Sun-Sentinel. Dragic’s name was floated last week as a possible target for the Suns, who are without a veteran point guard..." September 09

  • Report: Dwyane Wade to re-sign with Heat 'soon'

    247 Sports "It sounds like we haven't seen the last of Dwyane Wade on an NBA court.  According to a report from Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson of Scoop B Radio - via Amico Hoops - Wade is expected to sign with the Miami Heat for the 2018-19 season "very..." September 07

  • Heat part with executive under investigation for work with Kings

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "team spokesperson confirmed Friday that Jeffrey R. David, who initially had been placed on leave by the Miami Heat amid an FBI investigation into a suspected money-laundering scheme while in a similar role with the Sacramento Kings, is no longer a Heat..." September 07

  • The Heat Are, Once Again, In No Man’s Land To Begin The 2018-19 Season

    Dime Magazine "After a one-year downturn in 2014-2015, the Miami Heat have finished with at least 41 victories in three straight seasons. On the surface, that is relatively impressive, especially given the fact that the Eastern Conference has been something of a mess aside from the the presence of former Heat..." September 06

  • Chris Bosh's NBA Return Requires More Than a Desire to Play with LeBron in LA

    Bleacher Report "Could Los Angeles Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka be targeting a former client from his days as a player agent? The Lakers made a significant move over the weekend, buying out the contract of Luol Deng. The franchise now projects to have enough cap..." September 06

  • Udonis Haslem Agrees to One-Year Deal With Heat, Returns for 16th Season

    SI "Udonis Haslem will return to the Heat for a 16th-straight season, according to The Athletic's Shams Charania. Haslem has agreed to a one-year deal worth $2.4 million.  The three-time NBA champion sits second on the all-time active list for seasons with one franchise. He..." September 06

  • The Waiters Watch: 'Once I'm cleared from the doc it's on'

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "With less than three weeks remaining before the start of training camp, Miami Heat guard Dion Waiters continues to post workout videos on social media, but this week also offered a post of caution. "Once I'm cleared from the doc it's on," he..." September 06

  • Ray Allen Was Never Close To Returning To NBA

    Real GM Basketball "For several seasons after Ray Allen left the NBA in 2014, he was linked with a return. While Allen received interest, he says he was never close to actually playing again. "I was never close to coming back, man," Allen told The Athletic. "Nobody presented anything..." September 05

  • Erik Spoelstra needs to figure out the right rotation for Heat

    Yardbarker "Heat coach Erik Spoelstra will have a difficult time coming up with a rotation after team president Pat Riley failed to address the logjam at several positions, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel notes. With Hassan Whiteside, Kelly Olynyk, Bam Adebayo and..." September 04

  • Goran Dragic made available in trade talks

    Clutch Points "After signing a hefty five-year $85-million dollar contract in 2015, the relationship between Goran Dragic and the Miami Heat could come to an abrupt halt. According to a league source, as reported by Ashish Mathur of Amico Hoops, the team has..." September 01

  • NBA Rumors: Dwyane Wade “inclined” to play one more year but no decision yet

    Pro Basketball Talk "Manu Ginobili made his decision, he is walking away from the NBA after 16 seasons (and four rings). Ginobili wrote later in an Argentinian paper that he knew for a year he was retiring, he just didn’t talk about it to keep his options open. Dwyane Wade has..." August 31

  • Chris Bosh is open to joining Lakers

    247 Sports "Could Chris Bosh one day join the Los Angeles Lakers? With his good buddy and fellow 2003 draftee LeBron James now leading the franchise, Bosh has made it clear that he still wants to return to the NBA in 2018-19—and that he would be open to joining the Purple and..." August 30

  • NBA's No. 1 Options Who Would Be Better Off as Sidekicks

    Bleacher Report "In the perfect-world NBA, all player roles fit like skinny jeans and prove ideal vehicles for their abilities. In the actual Association, roster construction and team dynamics often force players into roles that either mask their full range of skills or ask too much of..." August 29

  • The NBA Will Remove Restrictions On What Color Sneakers Players Can Wear Next Season

    Dime Magazine "For quite some time, the NBA has led the way when it comes to player expression and individualism, especially when compared to other major American sports. Players are generally entertaining on social media, fashion before and after games has been a point of popular monitoring, and the..." August 29

  • Did WNBA's Brittney Griner call out Heat's Tyler Johnson? 'Don’t even know who he is'

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Somehow Miami Heat guard Tyler Johnson has found himself in the middle of a WNBA controversy regarding wages, complete with -- a sort of -- an apology from Phoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner. It started with a social-media post that featured a..." August 28

  • Duncan Robinson puts Team USA on hold for shot at Heat 15-man roster

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "All wasn't as it appeared with Duncan Robinson at the start of summer league, with the undrafted Michigan forward going from roster longshot to the Miami Heat's first two-way contract for 2018-19. Now it appears all might be not be as it appears with Robinson's immediate..." August 25

  • Hawks, Nets Carrying Most 2018/19 Dead Money

    Hoops Rumors "Nearly two-thirds of the NBA’s 30 teams are carrying some sort of “dead money” on their salary cap for 2018/19. This dead money is created as a result of having, at some point, waived a player who had guaranteed money left on his contract. In some cases, teams are..." August 23

  • Shorter reset of shot clock after offensive rebound among likely NBA rules changes, report says

    CBS Sports "The NBA is expected to pass three different rule changes next month during the Board of Governors meeting, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.  Most notable among the changes, is that after an offensive rebound, the shot clock will only reset to 14, instead of giving the..." August 23

  • Pat Riley predicts Heat will re-sign Dwyane Wade and Udonis Haslem

    Pro Basketball Talk "Dwyane Wade said, if he plays next season, it’ll be with the Heat. Otherwise, he has been mum on returning or retiring. Udonis Haslem is reportedly nearing a deal with Miami. But nothing is official. Heat president Pat Riley updated the status of..." August 23

  • Dwyane Wade praises Kobe Bryant in powerful Instagram tribute

    Sportress of Blogitude "Dwyane Wade took to Instagram on Wednesday to post a powerful tribute to Kobe Bryant, a longtime rival who also served as the Miami Heat superstar’s on-court benchmark by which he judged himself. Wade posted footage from one of countless heroic efforts on the court from Bryant..." August 22

  • Jarnell Stokes Agrees To Contract With Heat

    Hoops Rumors "The Heat have agreed to a contract with forward Jarnell Stokes, Alex Kennedy of HoopsHype tweets. Terms were not disclosed but it’s almost certainly a training camp deal. The 6’9” Stokes hasn’t appeared in an NBA game since the..." August 20

  • Some NBA Owners Want Access To Mental Health Records Of Players

    Real GM Basketball "The public announcements from Kevin Love and DeMar DeRozan on their struggles with mental health have prompted action from Adam Silver and Michele Roberts. The National Basketball Players Association to hire Dr. William Parham as its first director of mental health and..." August 20

  • Winslow, Richardson must settle into 'role players' for Heat

    Yardbarker "There have been no shortage of players who’ve stepped up for the Heat over the course of the past two seasons but at the end of the day, the club may need Josh Richardson and Justise Winslow to settle into roles as rotation players, Ira Winderman of the Sun..." August 19

  • Anderson may not be a viable trade for Heat

    Yardbarker "The Heat aren’t particularly interested in acquiring Rockets forward Ryan Anderson, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports. A rumored trade that would involve the Houston power forward and a draft pick in exchange for either Tyler Johnson or James Johnson doesn’t appeal to..." August 18

  • Wade Fires Back at Butler After Thirsty Gabrielle Union Comment

    Complex "While we wait to see whether Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat will agree to a contract, or if the all-time great two-guard will retire, here's some hilarious, unrelated D-Wade news—because during the basketball-barren summer months, hoops junkies enjoy every bit of news we can get our..." August 17

  • Report: Dwyane Wade will re-sign with Heat and retire after 2018-19

    247 Sports "Dwyane Wade isn't ready to call it a career just yet. According to Adam Spolane of Sports Radio 610, the Miami Heat will re-sign the former NBA Finals MVP for one year. Wade will then retire after the 2018-19 season, his 16th year in the NBA: "SOURCE: Dwyane..." August 15

  • Heat Sign Forward Marcus Lee

    Hoops Rumors "The Heat have signed undrafted forward Marcus Lee, according to a team press release. The terms of the contract were not released but it’s likely to be an Exhibit 10 deal, which would allow Miami to designate Lee as an affiliate player in order to retain his..." August 15

  • Wade on Rumor of New Contract, Retirement: 'Fake News'

    Bleacher Report "Miami Heat legend Dwyane Wade appeared to downplay speculation he's set to sign a one-year contract with the organization before retiring after the 2018-19 NBA season. Adam Spolane of SportsRadio 610 in Houston reported the rumored update on..." August 15

  • Udonis Haslem moving toward return to Heat for 16th NBA season

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The Miami Heat are moving toward an agreement with Udonis Haslem for a return for a 16th season with the team, a source familiar with the discussions confirmed Wednesday to the Sun Sentinel. Haslem, 38, whose playing time was reduced to 14 appearances for a total..." August 15

  • NBA Insider Shams Charania Leaves Yahoo Sports for The Athletic

    Bleacher Report "One of the biggest names in the basketball world has found a new home. On Tuesday, NBA reporter Shams Charania announced that he will join The Athletic and Stadium: "I am excited to announce I am joining The Athletic and Stadium as the lead Senior..." August 14

  • NBA may play 2019 preseason game in India

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA has been working to make inroads in India — it’s nation far more fixated on Cricket, field hockey, and soccer, but it has a lot of youth playing basketball at schools, and it has the second largest population of any country in the world (nearly 1.4 billion..." August 14

  • Heat executive apologizes for team excessively hyping schedule release

    Larry Brown Sports "The Miami Heat thought it would be a good idea to sarcastically hype up their schedule release as some huge offseason news, and it comes as no surprise that fans didn’t appreciate it. Beginning last Thursday, the Heat shared a series of videos on Twitter teasing some “big..." August 13