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  • Wade rejoins Heat for Tuesday game vs. Nets; Tyler Johnson out

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Dwyane Wade has rejoined the Miami Heat after missing seven games following the birth of his daughter. The Heat went 2-5 in Wade's absence, with the team initially having listed him as out for Tuesday night's game against the Brooklyn Nets at..." November 20

  • Heat G Josh Richardson fined $25,000 for throwing shoe into stands vs. Lakers

    Sporting News "Josh Richardson left the Heat’s game early Sunday. The 25-year-old guard was ejected in the fourth quarter of Miami’s matchup with the Lakers after he threw his shoe into the stands. He scored 17 points and grabbed six rebounds before he was tossed. The..." November 19

  • What does James Johnson’s return mean for the Miami Heat?

    Hot Hot Hoops "James Johnson is ready to make his season debut for the Miami Heat. After having hernia surgery before the season, he’s been making great progress and will return without a minutes restriction. He’s listed as probable for Sunday night against the..." November 19

  • Goran Dragic out vs. Lakers . . . and possibly longer

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The Miami Heat tried to slow play Goran Dragic's swollen right knee, but an extended absence now could follow for the veteran point guard. After missing two games with the knee ailment, returning for four, Dragic was held out of Sunday's game against..." November 19

  • LeBron circles Dec. 10 with Wade to 'finish this off the right way'

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "LeBron James and Dwyane Wade are spending a season on opposite coasts for the first time. The irony Sunday was a reunion was prevented because neither was home. That has James circling Dec. 10 on his calendar. With Wade remaining in California in the wake of..." November 19

  • Erik Spoelstra Thinks Luke Walton Is ‘The Perfect Guy’ To Coach The Lakers

    Dime Magazine "The minute LeBron James announced he was joining the Lakers, everything changed. Sure, everyone said all the right things at first, about how this young and talented team would need time to grown and adapt and learn from their mistakes. Patience would be a major virtue, and expectations would..." November 19

  • Heat's Josh Richardson ejected for throwing shoe into the crowd

    247 Sports "The Miami Heat came up short against the Los Angeles Lakers at American Airlines Arena on Sunday night as LeBron James and company cruised to a rather comfortable victory after building an early lead. While he had a solid performance in his own right, Heat guard Josh..." November 18

  • Report: Heat offered Kelly Olynyk with Josh Richardson, first-rounder for Jimmy Butler

    Pro Basketball Talk "Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor said they “wasted some time” trying to convince Jimmy Butler to stay. Not only did they fail to persuade Butler… not only did they lose while dealing with the turmoil… they also passed on probably their best trade..." November 16

  • Hassan Whiteside on stolen gun: ‘I’m glad it was recovered. It won’t happen again’

    Miami Herald "Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside issued a statement in the wake of a report that his assault rifle was stolen this past summer. According to 640 AM radio host Andy Slater, Whiteside bought a $50,000 M16 assault rifle, ammunition, a rifle bag, and a silencer at Johnson Firearms in..." November 16

  • NBA commissioner Adam Silver previews technological advances coming to help fans enjoy games

    CBS Sports "The NBA is one of the most popular sports leagues in the world, but even with the talent and interest in the league at an all-time high, it's always looking at ways to improve the experience. Especially for fans. One way that could be possible is through the use of augmented and virtual..." November 15

  • Dion Waiters' Heat contract a limited payoff for both sides

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "To this stage, the four-year, $52 million contract the Miami Heat extended to Dion Waiters in the 2017 offseason has provided minimal payoff. Oddly, because of that, there will be a net gain on the team's financial ledger again this season. As part of..." November 14

  • Dwyane Wade blasts Rockets in defense of Carmelo Anthony

    Larry Brown Sports "Dwyane Wade blasted the Houston Rockets on social media over their treatment of Carmelo Anthony. The Rockets are off to a disappointing 4-7 start to the season. There are several reasons for them stumbling out of the gate. The popular theory is to blame Anthony. Anthony is..." November 11

  • NBA Rumors: Heat ‘not actively pursuing’ any deals

    Sporting News "The Heat are not looking to make a trade. But, they are willing to listen to offers. Miami continues to be mentioned as a possible landing spot for disgruntled Timberwolves star Jimmy Butler, who has requested to be moved by Minnesota. Heat team president Pat Riley discussed the..." November 09

  • Six years ago, Josh Richardson was sure he’d become a doctor. Now, he’s a burgeoning NBA star

    Pro Basketball Talk "Josh Richardson is living an NBA fairytale. He was a middling recruit out of high school, spent four seasons at Tennessee then got picked in the second round. Just three years later, he’s a budding star with a life-changing contract. It’s probably uncoincidental..." November 08

  • Dwyane Wade, Gabrielle Union announce birth of daughter

    People "Surprise — Gabrielle Union is a mom! The actress and her husband, NBA star Dwyane Wade, have welcomed their first child together, a baby girl, via surrogate, the couple shared on Instagram Thursday alongside a set of family photos from the hospital. “A LOVELY DAY..." November 08

  • Dwyane Wade: NBA Used to Be ‘More of a Thinking Man’s Game’

    SLAM Online "When Dwyane Wade made his NBA debut fifteen years ago, the League featured “more of a thinking man’s game,” according to the future Hall of Famer. Wade, 36, says today’s stars can get by largely on talent and athleticism. The three-time..." November 08

  • FAs Signed Now Can’t Be Traded Before Deadline

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s Collective Bargaining Agreement prevents a team from signing a player and then turning around and trading him shortly thereafter. If a club signs a free agent, without having reached an agreement on a sign-and-trade deal, then that club isn’t permitted to trade that player..." November 08

  • Josh Richardson for Jimmy Butler no longer makes any sense for Miami Heat

    Hot Hot Hoops "It’s not longer on the table...at least in my mind that is. The Jimmy Butler trade talk has been silenced recently. But at one point, the Miami Heat and Pat Riley may have had Josh Richardsonas a part of a trade package to acquire Jimmy Butler. But..." November 07

  • NBA To Televise 2019 All-Star Draft

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA and the players’ union have reached an agreement to televise the draft for this season’s All-Star Game, according to a report from Marc Stein and Kevin Draper of The New York Times. Sources tell Stein and Draper that a date for that draft has yet to be scheduled, but..." November 07

  • Heat's Dwyane Wade out vs. Spurs for personal reasons

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Dwyane Wade's first absence of the season comes not for rest or a maintenance program, but rather for what the Miami Heat are listing as personal reasons. Wade has played as a sixth man this season, appearing in each of the first nine games before the announcement of..." November 07

  • Heat center Hassan Whiteside’s MRI results on knee come back negative

    Clutch Points "Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside underwent an MRI on his injured right knee Tuesday and results came back negative, according to the team. Whiteside is feeling better and is questionable for Wednesday’s game against the San Antonio..." November 06

  • Heat roll out new version of 'Miami Vice' uniforms

    ESPN "The Miami Heat will build off the best-selling third jersey in NBA history by making this year's City Edition uniform another version of "Miami Vice." The Heat unveiled their uniform Monday morning. It's a black version of the white and pink jersey that broke sales..." November 05

  • Heat Not Worried About Lack Of True Point Guards On Roster

    Sun Sentinel "Sometimes the treatment proves more troublesome than the injury. And sometimes the lack of a Plan B provides a window in to the composition of a roster. Both were at play for Saturday night's game against the Atlanta Hawks, with Miami Heat point guard Goran Dragic sidelined by..." November 03

  • Heat guard Goran Dragic gets cortisone shot for troublesome foot

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "foot issue that has lingered since the preseason kept Goran Dragic out of practice Thursday, with the Miami Heat point guard hopeful that a cortisone injection will reduce his ongoing discomfort. "It's going on like two weeks," he said of the pain in his right foot...." November 02

  • James Johnson still without a timeline for return

    Hot Hot Hoops "The Heat need to be at full strength, the last two losses have proved that. Losing a starter in James Johnson hasn’t helped that, and despite the fact that he’s been practicing with the team, Coach Spo revealed that they’re taking it easy with him and that..." November 01

  • How NBA sparked the American sports gambling gold rush

    ESPN "On a Saturday afternoon in October, the race and sportsbook at the Borgata Hotel Casino is packed with horse racing enthusiasts cheering on the ponies. No one is paying attention to what's hanging on the wall, but it's a big deal, a sign of a monumental shift in the American..." November 01

  • Dwyane Wade pre-plotting when to give shirt off his back

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "All is not as impromptu as it appears on this farewell tour, even those seemingly spontaneous moments when Dwyane Wade gives the shirt off his back. Among the elements of Wade's self-proclaimed "One Last Dance," this 16th and final NBA season with the Miami Heat, have..." November 01

  • '107 is the new 100.' How scoring trends in the NBA are setting a new bar for what a good defense is.

    Los Angeles Times "Washington coach Scott Brooks stood outside the visiting locker room at Staples Center on Monday night, a tinge of defeatism in his voice — and this was before his team allowed the Clippers to score 136 points. The scoring this season is completely rewriting the rules of what a..." October 30

  • Report: NBA to Push Back Opening Night 1 Week for 2019-2020 Season

    Bleacher Report "The 2019-20 NBA season will tip off Oct. 22, 2019, The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor reported Monday. By comparison, the 2018-19 campaign began Oct. 16, when the Boston Celtics hosted the Philadelphia 76ers and the Oklahoma City Thunder hit the road against the..." October 30

  • Heat Re-Open Jimmy Butler Trade Talks

    Hoops Rumors "  The Jimmy Butler trade market appears to be coming back to life after briefly going dormant..." October 26

  • NBA Execs Looking Ahead To 2019 Free Agency

    Hoops Rumors "Front office executives around the NBA, even on probable playoff teams, are already looking ahead to 2019’s free agent period, according to Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com, who notes that next summer’s group of star free-agents-to-be is generating plenty of early..." October 24

  • Dwyane Wade Boulevard? Local athletes back campaign to rename Biscayne

    Miami Herald "No player has meant more to the Miami Heat than Dwyane Wade. The future Hall of Famer won three championships with the Heat, appeared in the NBA Finals twice more and now is finishing out his career in Miami by playing on Dwyane Wade Boulevard — at least some people hope..." October 24

  • Dwyane Wade says David Fizdale is the type of coach who can draw big-name free agents to the Knicks

    New York Daily News "When David Fizdale joined the Heat as an assistant coach in 2008, Dwyane Wade was already a Finals MVP and an All-Star, one of the true superstars of the league alongside LeBron James and Kobe Bryant. There weren’t many reasons for Wade to listen to a young, inexperienced..." October 24

  • The Blockbuster NBA Trades We Want to See This Season

    Bleacher Report "The NBA season is underway. Teams are fighting for initial positioning, stars are asserting themselves as celestial presences and youngsters are trying to carve out larger roles in their rotations. The entertainment level is off the charts. We still want..." October 23

  • What happens to McGruder when everyone is healthy?

    Hot Hot Hoops "The Miami Heat are going to likely have a problem on their hands soon. A good problem at that, but still a problem. And that is: what happens to Rodney McGruder when everyone is healthy? McGruder has started all three games so far for the Miami Heat..." October 22

  • What is Heat’s Erik Spoelstra worth as a head coach? Apparently, a lot

    Miami Herald "Erik Spoelstra earned the respect of his peers from around the NBA a long time ago. But in Spoelstra’s 11th season as the Heat’s head coach, some inside and around the league believe he still doesn’t get the recognition he deserves. “I don’t think people..." October 19

  • Josh Richardson addresses trade speculation, emergence as Heat leading man

    Sun Sentinel "As he stood in a locker room that was transformed by Kelly Olynyk's game-winning putback with two-tenths of a second to play, Josh Richardson was asked late Thursday night about mental drain. Of that, the fourth-year Miami Heat wing knows plenty. The..." October 19

  • Pat Riley Tells Players Heat Will Keep Current Roster

    Real GM Basketball "Pat Riley informed the locker room of the Miami Heat that he would stick with the current roster to start the season in a show of loyalty the organization has for their current players. " October 18

  • Heat/Wolves talks on Jimmy Butler trade ‘dead’

    Hot Hot Hoops "After Jimmy Butler’s infamous outburst at the Minnesota Timberwolves last Wednesday, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski said that the Heat wanted back in to trade talks regarding the All-Star. But it now appears that the talks between the two clubs have..." October 15

  • Goran Dragic doesn't get the point, and the Heat better for it

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Erik Spoelstra takes umbrage with questions about the Miami Heat entering the season with only one true point guard, but not for the reason you might expect. He basically claims they don't have any. At least that's the goal in this season's..." October 15

  • Heat Release Briante Weber

    Hoops Rumors "The Heat have moved toward the regular season roster limit by waiving guard Briante Weber, according to Ira Winderman of The South Florida Sun Sentinel (Twitter link). Weber hinted earlier today that he had been released by Miami, tweeting, “Some things just don’t change..." October 13

  • LeBron calls overcoming 2011 NBA Finals loss his 'greatest achievement'

    The Score "LeBron James looks back at the 2011 NBA Finals as the turning point in his career, with the Miami Heat coming up short against the Dallas Mavericks in six games despite being the heavy favorites. "I thought it would be easy because I was teaming with some real players," said..." October 13

  • Heat Not Trying To Re-Engage Wolves On Jimmy Butler Trade

    Real GM Basketball "Pat Riley has formally denied a report that indicated he cursed out Tom Thibodeau at the end of their trade negotiations over Jimmy Butler. "As to what has been reported in the past 24 hours, I have too much respect for Tom Thibodeau and all that he’s accomplished..." October 13

  • Pat Riley Denied Calling Tom Thibodeau A ‘Motherf*cker’ During Jimmy Butler Trade Negotiations

    Dime Magazine "Pat Riley and the Miami Heat want Jimmy Butler, but apparently they don’t agree with what he’s worth, according to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Long thought to be the favorites for the disgruntled guard, talks between the Heat and Timberwolves reportedly cooled earlier this..." October 13

  • Heat appear to put end to Justise Winslow trade rumors with reported extension

    USA Today "Justise Winslow appears to be staying with the Miami Heat.  The forward out of Duke, entering his fourth NBA season, has agreed to a three-year, $39 million extension with the Heat, ESPN reports.   The move is interesting because Winslow's..." October 13

  • Riley called Thibs a 'motherf-----' during Butler trade talks

    Deadspin "It’s no secret that Timberwolves coach and president of basketball operations Tom Thibodeau does not want to trade the disgruntled Jimmy Butler, since sacrificing short-term success for long-term planning is not in his own best interests. But thanks to ESPN’s Jorge Sedano, we have a..." October 12

  • Heat Sign Purvis, Putney; Waive Cooke, Liggins

    Hoops Rumors "The Heat continue to make changes at the back of their 20-man preseason roster, announcing today in a press release that they’ve signed guard Rodney Purvis and forward Raphiael Putney. The club waived Charles Cooke and DeAndre..." October 11

  • Heat want to rekindle dormant Jimmy Butler trade talks

    ESPN "Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print After a proposed deal fell apart over the weekend, the Miami Heat remain interested in restarting talks with Minnesota to acquire All-Star forward Jimmy Butler,..." October 10

  • The T-Wolves Reportedly Turned Down Offer Of Richardson And A Pick For Butler

    Uproxx "The Miami Heat really want to acquire Jimmy Butler. As for whether the Minnesota Timberwolves want to trade their star guard, well, that’s not exactly clear, but if the Heat’s brain trust had its way, the negotiations that have occurred between themselves and the Wolves would have..." October 10

  • Goran Dragic still leans left, but now exploring possibility of the right

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Goran Dragic still leans left, but has grown open-minded to the possibilities of the right. It has nothing to do with the political views of the Miami Heat point guard, either here or back home in Slovenia, just a goal, even at 32, to become a more complete..." October 10