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  • Bad news for Heat. Justise Winslow unavailable, Dwyane Wade doubtful vs. Hornets

    Miami Herald "The Heat will be shorthanded for Sunday’s game against the Hornets at AmericanAirlines Arena. Justise Winslow has been ruled out due to a right thigh bruise and Dwyane Wade is doubtful due to a right hip bruise. It marks the eighth game Winslow has missed this season..." March 17

  • Dwyane Wade Open To Forming Group In Pursuit Of Owning NBA Team

    Hoops Rumors "Dwyane Wade‘s playing career is coming to an end and the 13-time All-Star would like to own an NBA team. The Heat would be his first choice, though owner Micky Arison has shown no interest in selling, so a minority ownership role appears to be the only available way to own a piece of the..." March 17

  • Dwyane Wade Reveals He Considered Retirement During Miami Big 3 Era

    Fadeaway World "Two straight Championships, four straight trips to the Finals, and plenty of polarizing moments in between were still not enough to keep thoughts of retirement away from a then 30-year-old Dwyane Wade. Unknown to most, the 13x All-Star was dealing with knee troubles that almost forced..." March 17

  • Wade suffers bruised right hip in loss to Bucks

    ESPN "Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade suffered a bruised right hip after a nasty fall during the Heat's 113-98 loss to the visiting Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night. Wade was hurt on a drive to the basket late in the third quarter. The veteran went up hard for a contested layup, making..." March 16

  • Required to add 14th player to roster, Heat sign guard Charles Cooke

    Miami Herald "The Heat was required by league rule to add a 14th player to its roster Friday, and it did so by signing guard Charles Cooke to a 10-day contract. Cooke, who spent time with the Heat during the preseason, has been with the organization’s G League affiliate, the Sioux Falls..." March 15

  • Jarrett Jack Suffers Torn ACL In G League Contest

    Hoops Rumors "Former NBA guard Jarrett Jack has sustained a torn ACL and lateral meniscus in his left knee, a crushing blow for a veteran seeking a comeback in the league, Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel tweets. Jack, who also sprained his MCL, has a surgical procedure scheduled for..." March 15

  • Knicks, Hawks, Suns Carrying Most 2018/19 Dead Money

    Hoops Rumors "All but two 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 (or having 10-day contracts..." March 12

  • Roster Moves Required Soon For Raptors, Heat, Rockets

    Hoops Rumors "When the Thunder signed Deonte Burton on Sunday, the move ensured that the team got back to the NBA-mandated roster minimum of 14 players (not including two-way contracts). Teams are permitted to dip below 14 for up to two weeks at a time, and Oklahoma City had been at 13 since February 24, so..." March 11

  • Report: NBA ticket sales down slightly this season

    Larry Brown Sports "The landscape of the NBA changed quite dramatically last offseason when LeBron James decided to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers. While it may be a coincidence, that has not resulted in an increased level of interest in the league. In a recent conversation with Bill Simmons of The..." March 08

  • Adam Silver Admitted Shorter Contracts Have Given Star Players Too Much Power

    Dime Magazine "Adam Silver sat down with The Ringer’s Bill Simmons for a wide-ranging chat about the state of the NBA at the annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, and was surprisingly candid about the biggest challenges his league faces in 2019. Right off the bat, Silver made a somewhat..." March 07

  • Miami Heat might have finally gotten the Justise Winslow they drafted in 2015

    Hot Hot Hoops "The Miami Heat look forward to create their own March Madness with a mix of veteran leadership and suffocating defense. Dwyane Wade’s “One Last Dance” may be the theme, but Justise Winslow has slowly regained the magic he displayed at..." March 06

  • What Heat’s Whiteside has to say about not starting games. And why Haslem is playing

    Miami Herald "Heat center Hassan Whiteside indicated Wednesday that he would accept coming off the bench, in a nonbegrudging way, if coach Erik Spoelstra continues to start Bam Adebayo for the remainder of the season. For the first time since signing a four-year, $98 million contract with the Heat..." March 06

  • Adam Silver Says ‘A Lot’ Of NBA Players Are ‘Generally Unhappy’

    NESN "Speaking at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference on Friday, NBA commissioner Adam Silver gave a sobering answer about the mental health of players in the league. As part of an hour-long panel with The Ringer’s Bill Simmons, Silver said that a lot of the players he interacts..." March 05

  • Dwyane Wade Surpassed Michael Jordan As The Best Shot-Blocking Guard In NBA History

    Dime Magazine "Dwyane Wade’s farewell tour has been delightful and the Miami Heat guard continues to play at a high level, even in his final NBA season. On Monday evening, the Heat took on the Atlanta Hawks in an otherwise anonymous battle of Southeast Division “rivals” but, along the..." March 05

  • Dwyane Wade explains Kevin Huerter jersey swap

    Sporting News "Heat guard Dwyane Wade explained his decision to swap jerseys with Hawks guard Kevin Huerter after their matchup Monday. Wade scored 23 points to lead the Heat to a 114-113 win over the Hawks, while he also had two blocks to break Michael Jordan's record for most by a guard..." March 05

  • Rockets' James Harden sets Heat opponent scoring record with 58 points in comeback win

    CBS Sports "It's hard to find a player who has been more dangerous throughout the 2018-19 season than Houston Rockets guard James Harden. After seeing his streak of scoring 30 or more points snapped after 32 games earlier this week, Harden came out firing on all cylinders against the Miami..." March 01

  • Dwyane Wade: James Harden 'One of the Most Unguardable Players' in NBA History

    Bleacher Report "Dwyane Wade had high praise for James Harden following the Houston Rockets' 121-118 win over the Miami Heat on Thursday. Harden finished with 58 points and 10 assists in the victory. Wade used the occasion to put the 2018 MVP's offensive..." March 01

  • Pat Riley: Heat will pursue two max players in 2020

    NBA.com "Miami Heat president Pat Riley is no stranger to building a winning team in South Florida. He did so when he first arrived in 1995, in trading for franchise stalwarts Alonzo Mourning and Tim Hardaway. In 2004, he added an in-his-prime Shaquille O'Neal to a burgeoning star in..." February 28

  • Dwyane Wade Hit A Wild Game-Winner At The Buzzer Against The Warriors

    Uproxx "Dwyane Wade’s career is racing towards the finish line at the end of this season, but during his “Last Dance,” he’s given us a few more glimpses of the brilliance that made him a sure-fire Hall of Fame inductee. On Wednesday night, Wade produced his finest..." February 28

  • NBA Hasn't Received Demand To Increase Jersey Sponsorship Patch Size

    Sports Business Daily "The NBA’s jersey patch program is more than halfway through its three-season test and the results are clear: It’s a slam dunk. As the league continues to search for new revenue, the patch program has delivered, generating more than $150 million. And 20 of the 29 team patch..." February 27

  • Former NBA player Mike Bibby under investigation after sex abuse allegation by teacher, report says

    Sporting News "Mike Bibby, a former NBA player and current head basketball coach at Shadow Mountain High School in Phoenix, Ariz., is under investigation after sexual abuse allegations surfaced by a teacher at the school. The Arizona Republic broke the news Monday and later confirmed..." February 26

  • Tyler Johnson still gaining his bearings in trade from Heat to Suns

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Tyler Johnson has convinced himself his trade from the Miami Heat to the Phoenix Suns can be a turn for the better. At the moment, though, gaining his bearings is the issue. With the Suns having practiced Sunday at AmericanAirlines Arena in advance..." February 25

  • NBA jersey patch program has generated $150 million

    Mass Live "Some fans weren’t particularly thrilled when the Boston Celtics, along with the rest of the NBA, decided to add an advertiser patch to their jerseys. The traditional jerseys, it was said, were sullied by a cash grab, and tradition had been sold out for a few bucks. Well, it..." February 25

  • Can contenders still find contributors for playoff runs?

    Sporting News "The time for trades has ended, but contenders searching for slight upgrades still have the ability to scour the buyout market. As long as they are waived by March 1, buyout candidates are eligible to compete in the postseason. These kinds of players typically only fill small..." February 25

  • Lamar Odom’s $17K American Express lawsuit dismissed

    Page Six "Lamar Odom‘s finances are looking up. American Express has had its lawsuit against the former NBA player dismissed, The Blast reported, citing court documents. The credit card company originally sued Odom for allegedly failing to pay his $17,050.83..." February 25

  • Heat coach: There's a 'level of urgency' for Miami to make playoffs in Dwyane Wade's final season

    Sun Sentinel "If there was any question about the Miami Heat's playoff motivation, coach Erik Spoelstra made it clear before Saturday night's game against the Detroit Pistons at AmericanAirlines Arena. The reason, Spoelstra said, wears No. 3, with Dwyane Wade having announced this 16th NBA..." February 24

  • The Miami Heat’s Udonis Haslem reveals this surprising change of heart

    Miami Herald "Heat forward Udonis Haslem, who initially said he was leaning toward retiring after this season, has had a change of heart. “I am leaning towards doing one more season,” Haslem told the Miami Herald on Thursday evening. “But it’s not 100 percent. For me,..." February 22

  • NBA Denies ESPN's Report That Tim Donaghy Fixed Games

    Bleacher Report "The NBA is denying a report from ESPN that Tim Donaghy fixed games while working as a referee for the league. NBA.com published the league's official statement, which read in part: "The Tim Donaghy matter concluded over a decade ago with a..." February 22

  • Dion Waiters on Heat free-throw disparity, 'Something’s not right'

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The last time the Miami Heat were this pent up about a lack of free throws, coach Erik Spoelstra prefaced his comments by saying, "Look, NBA do not fine me." That was after his team was rewarded with only eight foul shots compared to 26 for..." February 22

  • Goran Dragic, Derrick Jones Jr on verge of return

    Hot Hot Hoops "The Miami Heat’s official Twitter account made some big news Wednesday afternoon: both Goran Dragic and Derrick Jones Jr., who each suffered significant injuries, fully participated in the Heat’s practice today and will travel with the team to Philadelphia for a..." February 21

  • Miami Heat sign forward Emanuel Terry to 10-day contract

    Hot Hot Hoops "The Miami Heat announced today that they have signed forward Emanuel Terry to a 10-day contract. Terry appeared in nine games, including eight starts, with the Miami Heat’s affiliate G-League team Sioux Falls Skyforce. He averaged 16.4 points 58.4 percent..." February 20

  • Examining the NBA's easiest and most difficult remaining schedules

    USA Today "Finally, we've arrived. The stretch run of the 2018-19 NBA season is here, and with it come the games that will define the campaign and change the landscape of the upcoming postseason. The final 20-plus games of the year are going to be thrilling to watch unfold, as..." February 20

  • Pat Riley Said He Doesn’t Plan To Retire Until The Heat ‘Win Another Title’

    Dime Magazine "2006 was a long time ago but, this week, Miami Heat president Pat Riley called on a memory from that time period with an eye toward the future. In a televised interview with ESPN’s Dan Le Batard, Riley spoke glowingly of the work of Dwyane Wade in the 2006 NBA Finals, as the future..." February 20

  • Pat Riley Saw A Dynasty ‘Fly Out The Window’ When LeBron Left Miami

    Dime Magazine "Pat Riley was in a sour mood after his Miami Heat were smoked by the San Antonio Spurs in the 2014 NBA Finals. In his end of the year press conference, the team’s president opened by informing the media that he was “pissed” before launching into a diatribe about other..." February 19

  • NBA Estimates 37-40 Percent Of Players Will Be Free Agents In 2019 Offseason

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA is anticipating between 37 percent and 40 percent of current players will be free agents this offseason, according to sources close to Adam Silver. Silver talked about how shorter contract lengths have changed the equation on player movement. "People have lost..." February 19

  • LeBron James, Dwyane Wade hook up on alley-oop one last time

    Yardbarker "NBA fans saw Dwayne Wade and LeBron James connect on highlight-reel plays many times when the two played alongside each other as Heat teammates — winning two titles during that time. James and Wade produced alley-oops on a routine basis in Miami, as the two used the lob pass to..." February 18

  • 'Obviously awesome:' Dirk Nowitzki, Dwyane Wade honored at All-Star Game

    ESPN "Dallas Mavericks legend Dirk Nowitzki and Miami Heat legend Dwyane Wade said goodbye to the All-Star Game stage in style as both future Hall of Famers were honored during Team LeBron's 178-164 victory over Team Giannis on Sunday night. Nowitzki and Wade were added to the All-Star..." February 18

  • Dwyane Wade Remembers Kobe Telling Him 'I Love It' After Wade Broke His Nose

    Complex "Amid all the fanfare surrounding D-Wade's farewell tour, the NBA icon stopped by TNT's Players Only program where he details his basketball career, including his dynamic relationship with Kobe Bryant. Dwyane Wade and Kobe Bryant are arguably two of the best two-guards in..." February 17

  • Silver: Idea for Dirk's, Wade's All-Star nods came from fan email

    ASAP Sports "ADAM SILVER: Thank all of you for being here. I know we have roughly 1,800 members of the media here in Charlotte from around the world, and we really appreciate your support. And those of you who traveled long distances to be here especially. Thank you for that. Let me begin..." February 17

  • Carmelo Anthony’s toast to Dwyane Wade: ‘We more than a banana boat’

    Clutch Points "Carmelo Anthony, believe it or not, wasn’t actually on the Banana Boat with LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Paul. Taking his place in “The Brotherhood” on that fateful, sunny day in the Bahamas was Gabrielle Union, accomplished actor and Wade’s wife, who manned the..." February 16

  • Dwyane Wade Drops Limited Edition Sock Collection

    Miami Herald "If hats, T-shirts, sweatshirts and jerseys aren’t enough to properly show support for Dwyane Wade, now you can match them with a pair of limited-edition socks. Lids and PKWY, a socks company founded by Wade and Stance, have teamed to release a new line of socks in conjunction..." February 16

  • Dragic’s impending return creates tough Heat decisions. Here’s what Winslow’s hoping

    Miami Herald "Goran Dragic’s impending return after the All-Star break will give the Heat a gifted offensive player who can shoot with range, set up teammates in the half court and deftly run the fast break. But it will do something else, too: Create a potential conundrum for coach Erik..." February 15

  • Dwyane Wade: "Luka Doncic reminds me of LeBron James"

    Sporting News "Dwyane Wade's final game in Dallas was certainly memorable. A game-high 22 points points off the bench A big win for the Miami Heat A jersey swap with fellow honorary All-Star Dirk Nowitzi And yet despite all of that, perhaps the biggest takeaway from..." February 14

  • Udonis Haslem Undecided On Retirement

    Hoops Rumors "Despite originally declaring his plans to retire at the end of the season, veteran Heat forward Udonis Haslem is now undecided on his future, according to Shandel Richardson of The Athletic. “I’m not 100 percent sure I’m done,” Haslem said. “I know I said..." February 14

  • Kristaps Porzingis Had Nets, Clippers, Heat, Raptors On Trade Wish List

    Real GM Basketball "Kristaps Porzingis had a wish list of four teams for a potential trade with the Dallas Mavericks omitted.  Porzingis had the Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Clippers, Miami Heat and Toronto Raptors on his list, according to two people with knowledge of the list. " February 13

  • Chris Bosh set to announce retirement, will no longer pursue NBA comeback

    Clutch Points "Former NBA All-Star big man Chris Bosh is set to announce his retirement during a ceremony on March 26, he told Bill Simmons of The Ringer during an interview on his podcast. The former Miami Heat forward said his dream of chasing a comeback in the league is now behind..." February 12

  • Justise Winslow finding his lane at point guard

    Pro Basketball Talk "Asked whether point guard is his best position long-term, Justise Winslowcocked his head to the side as if he were contemplating while also nodding several times as if he were certain. Finally, he answered “Right now, it’s looking like it,” Winslow..." February 12

  • Pistons, Wayne Ellington Nearing Agreement

    Hoops Rumors "Wayne Ellington, who is currently on waivers and will become a free agent this weekend, is closing in on a contract agreement with the Pistons, reports ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (via Twitter). Ellington, who spent most of the season with the Heat, was sent from Miami to..." February 08

  • Ryan Anderson as next Whiteside, Babbitt or next revival for Heat?

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "An argument could be made that newcomer Ryan Anderson is the second coming of both Hassan Whiteside and Luke Babbitt for the Miami Heat. In each case, with no disrespect, it is a perception he hopes to change. Acquired Wednesday by the Heat..." February 08

  • Heat again hopeful for right side of Hassan Whiteside

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "For all the swirl of the NBA trading deadline and what level of team the Miami Heat will be going forward, an undeniable reality remains when it comes to center Hassan Whiteside: When he is active and engaged, the Heat are a decidedly better team. Whiteside was exactly that in Tuesday..." February 07