Found November 27, 2011 on
The official schedules have yet to change. The Heat’s, in fact, still lists five games in mid-December that can’t happen, with the league’s reset calling for a Dec. 25 restart (Heat at Mavericks) upon the confirmation of a collective-bargaining agreement.
But details are leaking out, the most-recent courtesy of New York Times NBA writer Howard Beck.
Among details offered at his Twitter account (and the possible Heat impact):
On the compressed season: It will run Dec. 25-April 26. Teams will average 3.9 games per week, up from usual 3.5 per week. About two extra games per month. (This is where lack of depth could be an issue with the Heat’s top-heavy, star-laden roster. It also might have Pat Riley leaning toward adding younger, less-injury-prone reserves.)
Teams will play 48 games in-conference (four fewer than usual) and 18 games out-of-conference. Thus, not all teams will visit all cities. (Figure on the NBA getting the Heat the most television-friendly out-of-conference matchup...
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With the season starting on Christmas, the Miami Heat are getting ready to shop.
LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, Mike Miller and Udonis Haslem are still under contract, meaning the core remains intact. Mario Chalmers is a restricted free agent, though he clearly has an eye on being back in Miami, and rookie point guard Norris Cole figures to contend for some rotation time...
The news is still breaking across the major media outlets, but it’s believed that the NBA lockout (pending ratification from NBA players) is over and games will start on Christmas Day. It’s great news for all involved, but in true Busted Coverage fashion, we look out for all those who were affected by the greed on both sides of the table. We look out for the NBA dancers who were...
The Miami Heat had just about the most to lose from the NBA lockout. Having one of the highest revenue teams in the NBA, Heat owner Mickey Arison avoids losing a sizable sum of money. More importantly to Heat fans, though, is the fact that Arison's trio of superstars will not be robbed a year of their prime due to the lockout.
As long as Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh...
Last summer, Pat Riley and Micky Arison stared convention and reality in the face and eliminated them from the free agent process.
by Marcel Mutoni / @marcel_mutoni
Once the new Collective Bargaining Agreement is ratified by both players and team owners, the NBA’s free agency sprint is going to be one wild ride. Under League rules, players are the only ones allowed to discuss the matter at the moment, and they haven’t held back.
Samuel Dalembert tells Fox Sports that he’d like to join a title contender...
It’s no secret that LeBron James had a crazy summer. With the NBA locked out, he participated in charity games all across the country, while still finding the time to shoot commercials and work out with his homies. Check out his offseason highlights above, courtesy of Hoop Mixtape.
With the NBA lockout close to ending its time for the NBA rumors to begin. I expect it to be a lot like when the NFL lockout ended, signings and trades will happen at a pace never seen before. Some players like center Samuel Dalembert are already pitching themselves to the teams they’re interested. Dalembert would love to play for the Miami Heat but says he’d also go a few...
By TIM REYNOLDS
AP Sports Writer
MIAMI (AP) -- No, the NBA lockout is not over. Not yet, but soon -- once owners and players approve the deal that would have NBA games resume on Christmas Day. Here's a look at some of the most prevalent questions about the state of things in the league right now.
Q: What happened to get this deal done?
A: As one person involved in the talks...