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Heat Want Salary Flexibility To Meet With Kevin Durant In Free Agency

The Miami Heat want the salary flexibility needed to get in a meeting with Kevin Durant when he enters free agency in 2016. The Heat can have room for Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, Goran Dragic, Hassan Whiteside and Durant, but only if Wade opts in for this year and gives them that flexibility by being a free agent in 2016. Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns...
Via RealGM
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Heat announce that Mario Chalmers has surgery on knee

Be honest: You kind of forgot about Mario Chalmers amid all of the chaos in the Miami Heat's season, didn't you? It's okay if you did; you're almost definitely not alone. But Chalmers has been one of the few steady presences in Miami lately, and that kind of consistency is even more glaring now that even Dwyane Wade is having a bit of a bumpy ride with the Heat in his contract negotiations...
Via Fox Sports
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

NBA Should Come Up With 'Legacy' Contracts For Long-time Players

The Miami Heat would love to keep Dwyane Wade around for the restof his career.  However, they are a bit worried committing the kind ofmoney it may take to do so.  What if we had a 'legacy' clause that couldremedy these kinds of situations? By now, most of you have heard about the contract issues with Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat.  In a general nutshell, Wade has had a great...
Via Sportz Assassin
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Could Dwyane Wade Be Joining LeBron James In Cleveland?

On Thursday afternoon, Miami Heat fans received the news that franchise star Dwyane Wade could opt out of his contract during the summer and become a free agent. It was never seen as a plausible possibility that Wade, the Heat’s 12-year veteran, could depart Miami and be seen in a different jersey during the 2015-16 season. What has been reported thus far by Barry Jackson of The...
Via Heat Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat News: Mario Chalmers Undergoes Surgery On Right Knee

The Miami Heat announced on Friday afternoon that Mario Chalmers underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee to repair an inflamed plica. Chalmers’ 20-minute knee procedure was performed by Dr. Harlan Selesnick at Doctor’s hospital in Miami. — Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) May 29, 2015 Of all of the Heat’s players during the 2014-15 season, Chalmers was the healthiest...
Via Heat Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Are Dwyane Wade and the Heat headed for a split?

There’s little doubt that future Hall of Famer Dwyane Wade would look a bit awkward in another uniform. Even when LeBron James was providing South Beach with four straight conference titles, the Miami Heat were Wade’s team. A 12-year veteran of the Heat, one report is now indicating that Wade could opt out of his contract and look for employment elsewhere this summer. The Miami...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Hassan Whiteside tired of answering why he does not work out with Hakeem Olajuwon

After bouncing around between the NBA’s D-League and professional leagues overseas, Hassan Whiteside found a home this season with the Heat. The 25-year-old showed he can be a defensive anchor, averaging 2.6 blocks per game to go along with 10 rebounds. While his ability as a defender is just what Miami needed in the paint,...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Heat still favorites for Goran Dragic; Lakers, Knicks, Pelicans interested

The Miami Heat's offseason doesn't quite begin and end with the re-signing of point guard Goran Dragic, but it has to be priority No. 1 for Pat Riley and the Heat front office. Miami paid a pretty hefty price to acquire Dragic, and you don't swallow that kind of cost without intending to do everything possible to keep the player you get in return.There's good news for Heat fans on...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

10 Free Agents the Miami Heat Could Be Looking to Target

The NBA free agent sweepstakes, which get underway in mid-July, offer teams around the league an opportunity to rebuild or reload. The Miami Heat are somewhere in the middle of those two extremes. Injuries to key players throughout the season kept the Heat from fully realizing their potential. In spite of that, the team missed the playoffs by just one game. So, Pat Riley and Erik...
Via Heat Nation
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Will Face Miami Heat in October 7th Preseason Game

We already know the Orlando Magic will play a preseason contest in Brazil on October 17th. You can add a meeting with the Miami Heat in Louisville, Kentucky on October 7th to the exhibition calendar.   Heat to play Oct. 7 exhibition in Louisville against Magic. Heat drew sellout of 20,074 for preseason game there last season vs. Pelicans. — Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) May...
Via Magic Basketball Online
10 days ago  |  Discuss

What does the 10th pick mean for the Miami Heat?

The Miami Heat secured the tenth pick in the NBA Draft Lottery Tuesday night. The Heat were ensured that they would have control over their own pick, which would have been sent to Philadelphia had it fallen outside the top ten. The lottery is relatively new territory for Miami: the franchise has only picked in the lottery twice in the last twelve years. As a result, Heat fans might...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat: Is Goran Dragic worth a max contract?

The Miami Heat traded for Goran Dragic in February knowing that he would become an unrestricted free agent come July. The veteran point guard is set to hit the open market on July 1, and he is free to sign with any team. Rumors abound that both the New York Knicks and the Los Angeles Lakers will court Dragic, and that he wanted to sign long term with one of those teams at the trade...
Via isportsweb.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Bosh on blood clot diagnosis: ‘I’m lucky to be alive’

Miami Heat star Chris Bosh looks back at the moment he realized there was something seriously wrong with his health and now considers himself incredibly lucky simply to be around to talk about it. Blood clots were discovered in Bosh’s lungs shortly after playing in the 2015 NBA All-Star Game. Given the seriousness and gravity...Read More The post Chris Bosh on blood clot diagnosis...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Hassan Whiteside be the next Alonzo Mourning?

The Miami Herald ran a story the other day that really captured my attention. “Pat Riley indicated the Heat shouldn’t go more than three or four possessions without getting the ball to Hassan Whiteside and Whiteside should have the mentality of Alonzo Mourning,”. “‘If Alonzo didn’t get a touch three or four times down the court, he would put his big hands around my neck...
Via isportsweb.com
May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Pat Riley seemingly takes shot at LeBron James

Miami Heat president Pat Riley held his final press conference of the year on Monday. Last year, the uncertain future of LeBron James was the most significant — if not only — topic of discussion. LeBron is no longer a member of the Heat, but it sure seems like Riley found a way to work...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Heat finally failed this season, but in a way still succeeded

There are plenty of people on this green earth who coach and play sports. For these men and women, the DNA of athletic success is so deeply coded into the human organism that it’s a sin against nature to view any loss as “good.” Thus begins a counterintuitive examination of the most successful “bad season” in the 2015 NBA… especially since the New York Knicks...
Via Crossover Chronicles
April 15, 2015  |  Discuss
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