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  • Dwyane Wade shoots down idea of joining Lakers if LeBron James asked

    Complex "It’s Friday afternoon in Los Angeles and Dwyane Wade is on his way to meet the Miami Heat at their team hotel before heading off to Staples Center to watch his former team play against the Los Angeles Lakers.  Wade announced his retirement at the start of last season and..." November 12

  • Inside the NBA's silent tension surrounding Daryl Morey

    ESPN "NOBODY SAW MUCH of Daryl Morey in the days after the Houston Rockets landed in Tokyo for the NBA's Japan Games. The Rockets' general manager confined himself to his room at the Ritz Carlton in Roppongi Hills during the team's six-day visit, spotted leaving for..." November 12

  • NBA Twitter: Who Gave Dion Waiters the Gummy That Led to Suspension?

    The Big Lead "Dion Waiters has been suspended 10 games without pay by the Miami Heat for conduct detrimental to the team. This comes after reportedly having a gummy-induced panic attack on the team's flight to Los Angeles. Waiters has refused to reveal the source of the edible that..." November 11

  • Dion Waiters Suspended For 10 Games

    Hoops Rumors "Heat guard Dion Waiters has been suspended for 10 games without pay, league sources tell Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link). According to Charania (Twitter link), the suspension is club-issued, with the Heat citing conduct detrimental to the team. The Heat..." November 11

  • Dion Waiters Suspended For 10 Games

    Hoops Rumors "Heat guard Dion Waiters has been suspended for 10 games without pay, league sources tell Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link). According to Charania (Twitter link), that suspension is club-issued, with the Heat citing conduct detrimental to the team. The Heat..." November 10

  • Latest On Dion Waiters

    Hoops Rumors "The medical episode that Heat guard Dion Waiters experienced during a team flight was a panic attack that resulted from “consuming a THC-infused edible,” sources tell Brian Windhorst and Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. The incident happened..." November 10

  • Heat's Dion Waiters inactive after reported gummies 'overdose' on team flight

    Sporting News "Dion Waiters has not played for the Heat this season, and that streak continued Friday under bizarre circumstances. Miami radio host Andy Slater reported that Waiters ingested too many "gummies" (presumably of the recreational-drug type and not vitamins) while the team..." November 09

  • NBA Rumors: 3 Blockbuster Trades That Could Happen This Season

    Fadeaway World "The NBA trade deadline is a time that many NBA fans look forward to. Over the years, we have seen many trades occur around this time that have changed the landscape of the NBA. In 2017, we saw DeMarcus Cousins get traded to the Pelicans in a blockbuster deal that created a formidable..." November 08

  • Ten NBA things I like and don't like, including Luka Doncic trickery

    ESPN "As we put the first 10% of the season in the books, here are 10 things to check out: 1. We need to talk about Nikola Nikola Jokic has probably racked up more "likes" in this space than any other player. And so it is with a heavy heart that I note: Jokic does..." November 08

  • Inside the NBA Brought Chris Jericho on Set and Then All Hell Broke Loose in The Wrestling Ring

    Black Sports Online "The funniest thing is Jericho’s face throughout. He is truly looking at these dudes like “what the hell is going on, I was supposed to just do a quick promo.” You can’t put a Wrestling ring in the studio and not think Shaq is going to act up. " November 08

  • Blazers’ Hassan Whiteside has no ‘ill will’ toward Heat

    Clutch Points "Hassan Whiteside has no ill feelings when it comes to his former team, the Miami Heat. The Portland Trail Blazers starting center had a falling out with the organization in his last two seasons, as he recovered from a slew of injuries and tried to regain his starting..." November 07

  • Map Shows The Most Hated NBA Teams In Every State For 2019-2020 Season

    Total Pro Sports "he Los Angeles Lakers are truly back. After several years of being quite irrelevant when it comes to having a Championship contender, the team went out and signed LeBron James and traded for Anthony Davis in back-to-back offseasons. " November 07

  • NBA head coaching jobs are increasingly stable

    SB Nation "The NBA head coaching profession is among the least stable in all of sports. Some franchises cycle through a new head coach seemingly every year. The names who hold jobs for a decade or more are essentially legends, and even then, respected status and success is no guarantee of stability. The..." November 07

  • NBA now forbids teams from using apps that auto-delete communication with players, agents

    Pro Basketball Talk "To crack down on widespread tampering, the NBA began requiring teams to keep communications with agents and players for one year. The league can audit five teams annually. But what about workarounds? Pete Thamel, Seerat Sohi and Charles Robinson of Yahoo..." November 07

  • Ranking NBA's biggest early surprises: New-look Suns, unrecognizable Warriors, Lakers defense lead the way

    CBS Sports "The thing we most love about sports is the stuff we never see coming. They don't make movies about the favorite winning the game they're supposed to win -- instead it's the scrappy underdog who defies the odds and people's expectations with an unprecedented show of fortitude. A..." November 07

  • Free Agents 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 the club isn’t permitted to trade that player..." November 07

  • Heat still having no luck finding suitable Dion Waiters trade scenario

    Miami Herald "You thought Erik Spoelstra had difficult rotation decisions last season before Wayne Ellington and Tyler Johnson were jettisoned? His choices are even tougher this year with a more skilled, more smartly-constructed roster. Thirteen players, including two-way contract forward Chris..." November 07

  • Former NBA commissioner David Stern all in on sports betting

    Newsday "David Stern is no stranger to the long battle against legalized betting in American sports. In 1991, he testified in the U.S. Senate hearings that led to the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act. The Supreme Court overturned that law 18 months ago, opening the door to..." November 07

  • Jalen Rose Explains Why Fans and Media Are to Blame for Load Management in the NBA

    The Big Lead "Kawhi Leonard is not playing tonight against the Milwaukee Bucks. Leonard will miss his second game in eight days because of load management. Both of those games just happened to be broadcast on ESPN, so no one besides Kawhi's aching back is happy with the..." November 06

  • How The Miami Heat Became The Most Surprising Team In The NBA

    Fadeaway World "The Miami Heat have had enough dwelling at the bottom of the conference and decided to make a power move in the East. Successfully recruiting Jimmy Butler to their squad instantly improved the team, and makes them a contender to make the playoffs after a long stretch of average play...." November 05

  • The Biggest Sneaker Storylines of the 2019-20 NBA Season

    Complex "The NBA made its long-awaited return only a few weeks ago and has already provided fans with the buzzer beaters, scuffles, memes, and superstar performances they had been yearning for during the offseason. The new-look Los Angeles Lakers are dominating thus far as expected with the..." November 05

  • D’Angelo Russell Could Be Traded To The Miami Heat

    Total Pro Sports "The Golden State Warriors are pretty much assured to be terrible during the 2019-2020 season as they have lost superstars to injury and free agency and has them with a lineup where nobody could name a single player. D’Angelo Russell was supposed to help keep their title hopes..." November 05

  • Lance Stephenson Fires Back at Jimmy Butler's Comments About Him: 'That Boy Look Up to Me'

    Complex "Lance Stephenson doesn't know how to interpret Jimmy Butler's remark about him during his appearance on the Winging It With Vince Carter podcast.  Butler, who was selected 30th overall in the 2011 Draft by the Chicago Bulls, revealed..." November 05

  • Joakim Noah Still Hoping To Sign With Contender

    NBC Sports Chicago "Former Bulls center Joakim Noah reportedly suffered what sounded like a potentially career-ending injury, according to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst. Windhorst reported the news on Monday on The Hoop Collective Podcast, but has since walked it..." November 05

  • Heat’s arena soon to get a new name. Here’s one company that has had serious discussions

    Miami Herald "TD Bank, a New Jersey-based banking and financial services company, has had serious discussions with Miami-Dade County about acquiring naming rights to the Miami Heat’s bayfront arena, according to three non-basketball sources briefed on the situation. One source called TD Bank..." November 04

  • Playing off the bench is new for Heat rookie Tyler Herro. But so far, so good

    Miami Herald "Through the first five games of his NBA career, Heat rookie guard Tyler Herro has already played in a starting role and come off the bench. With Jimmy Butler missing the Heat’s first three games while on paternity leave, Herro played the first three games as a starter. But since..." November 04

  • Jimmy Butler and the Heat are no joke

    Clutch Points "The Miami Heat have taken the Eastern Conference by surprise and surfaced as one of the teams that fans should keep an eye on through the early stretch of the season. Jimmy Butler missed the team’s first three games of the season after the birth of his child, but..." November 04

  • Heat star Jimmy Butler knew he could play in the NBA after seeing Lance Stephenson play

    Clutch Points "Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler knew he could play in the NBA after seeing Lance Stephenson play. Butler, who has turned himself into one of the best two-way players in the game, was on Vince Carter’s podcast and told the Atlanta Hawks veteran that seeing..." November 04

  • Jimmy Butler on Leaving 76ers for Heat: 'Nobody Knows What Really Went On'

    Bleacher Report "Many were surprised when Jimmy Butler chose the Miami Heat in free agency, but he recently indicated there were behind-the-scenes reasons for leaving the Philadelphia 76ers.   "Stuff just don't work out. Nobody knows what really went on..." November 04

  • Jose Calderon Announces Retirement, Joins NBPA As Special Assistant

    Real GM Basketball "Jose Calderon has announced his retirement as a player from the NBA and has joined the NBPA as a Special Assistant. The position is newly formed and a season-long position that both the union and Calderon hope will become a recurring role. " November 04

  • Heat break team record for highest-scoring 1st quarter vs. Rockets

    Clutch Points "The Miami Heat are putting an early hurting on the Houston Rockets Sunday night. Miami set a franchise record for its highest-scoring first quarter. It dropped an astonishing 46 points on the Rockets. The Heat led the Rockets 46-14 after just one..." November 03

  • NBA reminds teams to keep all electronic communications with players, agents

    NBC Sports "It was part of Adam Silver’s and the NBA’s new “crackdown” on tampering — five random teams will get audited by the NBA at the end of the season. Just to make sure they didn’t break the rules. This week the NBA sent out a memo to all 30..." November 01

  • Heat’s Bet On Kendrick Nunn Paying Off

    Hoops Rumors "As the Heat made their major roster moves in July, Kendrick Nunn‘s chances to secure a spot on the team’s 15-man regular-season squad appeared to be in jeopardy. At that time, Nunn only had a $50K partial guarantee on his deal, and Miami’s offseason maneuvers..." November 01

  • Did Joel Embiid allude to girlfriend drama between Jimmy Butler, Karl-Anthony Towns?

    Larry Brown Sports "Joel Embiid and Karl-Anthony Towns became the talk of the NBA on Wednesday night when they were ejected for their on-court scuffle, but many people were more interested in the social media fight that followed. While the two big men traded a lot of standard trash talk, Embiid may have also..." October 31

  • Rookie Scale Option Decisions Still To Come

    Hoops Rumors "Thursday, October 31 is the deadline for teams to exercise rookie scale options for the 2020/21 season. These options apply to either the third or fourth year of a rookie scale contract for players who were drafted in the first round. If they’re not exercised, the player becomes an..." October 31

  • Jimmy Butler has funny remark about life after having a baby

    Larry Brown Sports "Jimmy Butler offered a funny remark about life at home with a newborn at home following his season debut on Tuesday night. Butler made his first regular season appearance for the Miami Heat in the team’s 112-97 win over the Memphis Grizzlies. He missed the Heat’s first..." October 30

  • It's early, but some teams are already looking to fix holes in their rosters

    ESPN "It's only the second week of the NBA season, but front offices are already contemplating their shortcomings. There are a handful of teams who know they might have to make a significant roster move during the season. The market is mostly quiet now -- trade season doesn't really..." October 30

  • 5 Players Who Can’t Be Traded This Season

    Fadeaway World "00:29 01:05 Even though we were all expecting some big trades for this season, there are a handful of players that have recently signed contract extensions and are therefore ineligible to be moved right now. Whenever a player signs a deal, he has to wait before..." October 30

  • EA Sports cancels NBA Live 20

    Kotaku "EA Sports’ NBA Live 20, which had the honour of being officially delayed before it was even officially announced, has now been cancelled. It’s the fourth time in ten years that EA has not released an annual entry in its flagship basketball game on a home..." October 30

  • Dion Waiters reinstated by Heat after suspension, not traveling with team

    Yardbarker "After he was suspended for the first game of the season and didn’t travel with the team over the weekend, Dion Waiters has been reinstated by the Heat, writes Ira Winderman of The South Florida Sun Sentinel. However, according to Winderman, Waiters won’t be..." October 29

  • Former G-Leaguer Kendrick Nunn Already Looks Like a Complete Steal for the Heat

    12 Up "Kendrick Nunn showed flashes of his brilliance this preseason, but still no one would have expected him to take the league by storm quite like this. Given a boost in minutes while Jimmy Butler is away from the team, Nunn has the Heat loving every second he's on the court. And the..." October 28

  • Jimmy Butler expected to make Heat debut Tuesday

    Sportsnaut "After missing the Miami Heat’s first three regular-season games due to paternity leave, huge summer acquisition Jimmy Butler is slated to make his debut with the team.  Butler will reportedly play Tuesday against the Atlanta Hawks in South Beach. " October 28

  • Special Trade Eligibility Dates For 2019/20

    Hoops Rumors "In a pair of previous articles, we took a closer look at the trade restrictions placed on two groups of players who signed free agent contracts this summer. The smaller of the two groups featured players who can’t be traded by their current teams until January 15, having re-signed..." October 28

  • Miami is the perfect fit for Tyler Herro

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Tyler Herro would get up hours before school started, almost always with his dad, Chris, and work on his shooting at the gym. Often they'd go to  Whitnall High School, which opened at 6 a.m. But when Herro wanted to work even earlier, he and dad would go to the nearby..." October 28

  • What would a one-free-throw rule mean for the NBA?

    ESPN "Kevin Pelton's NBA mailbag is back, featuring your questions on an experiment using a single free throw attempt for all points, Russell Westbrook's shooting numbers, the best way to enforce 3-point shooting fouls and how scoring relates to win projections. You can tweet..." October 26

  • The Internet Detectives Believe Jimmy Butler Missed The Season Opener Because of This IG Model

    Black Sports Online "Heat guard Jimmy Butler missed the team’s opener against the Grizzlies on Wednesday night and it had fans confused because he was completely healthy. The reason the team gave was “personal reasons.” " October 25

  • Tencent cuts off Rockets from NBA streaming schedule

    Channel News Asia "Chinese internet giant Tencent has struck Houston Rockets games from its programming schedule for the current NBA season, following through on a threat it made after a team executive angered Beijing by supporting pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. The Rockets' 117-111 loss to..." October 25

  • Jimmy Butler will not travel on Heat’s two-game road trip after girlfriend gives birth

    NBA.com "The Heat will have to wait until next week to get their first regular season look at Jimmy Butler. Miami announced today that Butler will not travel with the team for its weekend road trip to Milwaukee and Minnesota. The Heat visit the Bucks on Saturday (5 ET, NBA TV) and then travel..." October 25

  • Dion Waiters Won’t Rejoin Heat Until Monday

    Hoops Rumors "Dion Waiters served his team-mandated one-game suspension on Wednesday, but the veteran guard won’t rejoin the Heat until Monday, according to Ira Winderman of The South Florida Sun Sentinel. While Miami is scheduled to play road games against the Bucks on..." October 25

  • Charles Barkley: Mike Pence "needs to shut the hell up"

    Larry Brown Sports "Charles Barkley issued a strong response to Vice President Mike Pence. Earlier on Thursday, Pence weighed in on the NBA’s Hong Kong-China controversy. Pence said the NBA sided with the Chinese government by silencing free speech. “Some of the..." October 24