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Riley: Whiteside ‘our No. 1 priority’ this offseason

Heat center Hassan Whiteside is about to become an unrestricted free agent and without his Bird Rights, the team has no advantage over the rest of the league in retaining him from a financial standpoint. But none of that phases The Godfather of the Miami Mafia. In his exit interview with reporters on Wednesday, Heat president Pat Riley made clear that re-signing Whiteside will be...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat News: Heat Update Statuses on Luol Deng and Hassan Whiteside

While the Miami Heat received some good news on Thursday, they also received some bad news. Luol Deng’s wrist injury from Thursday night was ruled a bruise. There are no fractures in the wrist and he has officially been listed as questionable for Friday night’s Game 6. Despite the listing, it is expected that Deng will play on Friday as the Heat stave off elimination versus the...
Via Heat Nation
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Luol Deng a more valuable free agent than DeMar DeRozan?

When LeBron James left Miami to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers two summers ago, the Heat responded by replacing him with Luol Deng. As you can imagine, it wasn't the most celebrated free agent signing. Replacing one of the greatest athletes of all time with a ten-year veteran who plays the same position and is worse in nearly every aspect of basketball is rarely something to get...
Via RealGM - NBA
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Hassan Whiteside to undergo MRI on injured right knee

They tell us to always look on the Whiteside of life. But that’s becoming increasingly difficult in light of recent events. Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra announced that center Hassan Whiteside suffered a “twisted” right knee in Saturday’s Game 3 loss to the Toronto Raptors and will undergo an MRI on Sunday, per Jason Lieser of The Palm Beach Post. Erik Spoelstra says...
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Heat off to the second round, and Deng a big reason why

MIAMI (AP) Luol Deng's role with the Miami Heat changed out of necessity in February, when the team lost Chris Bosh for the second consecutive season to a blood clot at the All-Star break. It initially seemed like desperation. It's looking more like brilliance now. Deng was one of many heroes for the Heat in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs. It could be argued...
Via Associated Press
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat vs. Charlotte Hornets Game Recap: Led by Deng, Heat Dominate Game 1

(Miami, FL) —  The Miami Heat kicked off their 2016 NBA Playoffs with a bang. In a dominant, well-rounded effort, Miami started things off by posting their best quarter in playoff franchise history with 41 points. In the end, the Heat won their first playoff game since 2014, 123 to 91. Unlike Wednesday night’s game against the Boston Celtics, Miami continued to bring the pressure...
Via Heat Nation
April 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Miami Heat: The Resurgence of Luol Deng

Luol Deng has been on a bit of a tear since the All-Star break. Lately, he’s looking more like vintage Chicago Bulls Deng than the Deng we’ve watched as a member of the Miami Heat for more than a season and a half now. Since starting at power forward in place of Chris Bosh, who sources fear may be done for the season after another blood clot scare, Deng has made a significant...
Via Heat Nation
March 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Adam Silver says NBA not exploring expansion to Europe

With the NFL making more and more noise every day about putting a franchise in London, NBA commissioner Adam Silver made clear Thursday that expansion to Europe is not in his league’s plans. Via the Sporting News: “We are not actively taking steps to bring a franchise to Europe or to expand to Europe,” Silver said in a London press conference. “It’s something that we’ve...
Via The Comeback
January 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Luol Deng Makes Surprising Decision to Exercise Option for 2015-16 Season

Miami Heat forward Luol Deng shocked pretty much everyone by exercising his $10.1 million option for the 2015-16 season prior to midnight deadline Tuesday morning. To Heat's own surprise … Luol Deng has decided to stay with Miami. Another break for the Heat after getting Winslow on draft night — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 29, 2015 Deng, 30, signed a two-year, $19.9...
Via Sportsnaut
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Grizzlies targeting Jeff Green, Luol Deng

By Zack Cox The Memphis Grizzlies already have two former Boston Celtics on their roster, and they could be looking to add a third. ESPN’s Marc Stein reported early Thursday morning that the Grizzlies are looking to swing a trade for either the Celtics’ Jeff Green or the Miami Heat’s Luol Deng in order to add some depth on the wing. Trade speculation involving Green is...
Via NESN.com
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss
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