Found October 13, 2013 on Heat Rising:
PLAYERS: Greg OdenMichael Beasley
TEAMS: Miami Heat
The Miami Heat won 66 games last year and had a 27-game winning streak. They got even better this offseason by adding Greg Oden and Michael Beasley. So, with more teams tanking than ever because of a stacked 2014 draft, it'd be natural to start wondering if the Heat could win 72 games, which would match the win total of the record-setting '96 Bulls. But it sounds like that record is the furthest thing from D-Wade's mind. And that's a good thing. Let the fans and media worry about that stuff. D-Wade just needs to focus on staying healthy and doing what's best to prepare himself for a championship run, not a wins record.

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Greg Oden could see action for Heat late in the preseason

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Michael Beasley Being 'More Serious' In Second Stint With Heat

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Michael Beasley working on growing his style, too

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Greg Oden went to the Miami House of Horrors and looked sad

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Back in Miami, Michael Beasley determined to be different

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Greg Oden Could Appear In Preseason Game

Greg Oden is moving closer to playing in an actual game and could even do so briefly in the preseason. Oden hasn't played since December of 2009. "I tell people all the time, for me, I'm just happy to be able to step on the floor and just play, even just work out," said Oden. "And now, to be on the NBA schedule, that's just one more step closer to getting...

Michael Beasley working on fitting in with Miami Heat’s “culture”

Michael Beasley’s NBA career was in doubt after being cut by the Phoenix Suns last summer. But a return to the Miami Heat and the culture they have in place, might be the thing that keeps him around the NBA. For his second tour with the Heat, Beasley is trying to ensure that this time it sticks by abiding by the Heat way per the “Sun Sentinel”   “It’s the way they live...

Oden Participated in 4-on-4 Work

While Greg Oden still is yet to be cleared for full contact work, he continues to make strides on the court. According to Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel, Oden took part in some full-court 4-on-4 work on Sunday. Not surprisingly, Spo didn't give Winderman an update on when exactly Oden will be ready for contact work. Spoelstra said there was no contact work during...

Beasley Talks Hitting Himself

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Greg Oden reportedly has knees measured for swelling at each workout

Newly signed Miami Heat center Greg Oden has his surgically-repaired knees measured for size and any swelling both before and after each workout.

Heat Trainers Measure Greg Oden’s Knees after Every Practice

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D-Wade Talks Beasley

Almost every story about Michael Beasley since he signed with the Heat has been positive. Beasley has seemed extremely appreciative of the opportunity and his teammates have acted like they really want him around. And today is no different. This time, it's D-Wade showering praise on the troubled forward (via Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel): "He's getting...

Michael Beasley says medical treatment was not from self-inflicted punch

Miami Heat forward Michael Beasley says he wasn’t treated by the medical staff after a preseason game against the Detroit Pistons for a self-inflicted punch. Beasley needed treatment to reduce swelling above his right eye following Thursday’s game against Detroit.  Michael Wallace 
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