HEAT RUMORS & GOSSIP

Time is on the Miami Heat's side for future success

The odds-on favorite Cavaliers are aging, along with the rest of 2003 draft class. Have they peaked? The Cleveland Cavaliers have the best players in the Eastern Conference next season. Derrick Rose believes the New York Knicks are a super-team. Chicago Bulls possess formidable talent. Miami doesn't stand a chance, or so it seems. The Heat have two valuable factors on their side...
Via Hot Hot Hoops
5 hours ago

Miami Heat News: Gerald Green to Sign with Boston Celtics

According to Sean Deveney of Sporting News, Gerald Green has agreed to a guaranteed one-year deal with the Boston Celtics. The @celtics will sign free-agent guard Gerald Green, a source told Sporting News. — Sean Deveney (@SeanDeveney) July 23, 2016 Green had a tumultuous season last year as he averaged just 8.9 points on a dismal 39.2 percent from the field. The 6...
Via Heat Nation
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat support NBA's decision to move All Star Game out of Charlotte

After Adam Silver's historic decision (in response to North Carolina's discriminatory HB2 bill), the Miami Heat made it clear they stand behind the commissioner. Adam Silver made history yesterday as he decided to strip Charlotte of the 2017 NBA All Star Game. The move, triggered by North Carolina's refusal to repeal their controversial and discriminatory HB2 bill, was met with...
Via Hot Hot Hoops
1 day ago

Do the Miami Heat still take Justise Winslow in a re-draft?

Knowing what they know now, if the Miami Heat could have a do over, would they still take Justise Winslow in the 2015-16 NBA draft? We answer this and more on our Monday Mailbag which has been moved up to Friday! Also, who backs up Goran Dragic at point guard? Who starts at power forward […] Do the Miami Heat still take Justise Winslow in a re-draft? - All U Can Heat - All U Can...
Via All U Can Heat
1 day ago

Miami Heat: Three things we learned from Summer League

While the Miami Heat went 6-5 during this year’s Summer League, there were still plenty of good things to take note of. The Miami Heat have gone through a lot this post/offseason. Between falling one game short of the Eastern Conference Finals, re-signing Hassan Whiteside and losing Wade, Heat Nation has been on its toes. And […] Miami Heat: Three things we learned from Summer...
Via All U Can Heat
1 day ago

Shane Battier writes about his Miami Heat days and what it takes to succeed

Shane Battier wasn't one of the "Big 3." He didn't mind. He just did his job. Shane Battier reminisces about what growing up as a "Garbage Pail Kid" in Birmingham, Michigan meant to him. He was never the most skilled player in the NBA, but he always had the heart of a champion. In The Dumpster Diving Battier Brothers he writes, "This habit of doing what needed to be done carried...
Via Hot Hot Hoops
2 days ago

A healthy Chris Bosh is the Miami Heat’s x-factor

A healthy Chris Bosh makes everyone else on the Miami Heat better. If all things go to plan, the Miami Heat should have a more than competitive lineup come the opening tip of the 2016-17 season, but it all depends on the status of all-star forward Chris Bosh. Bosh, who has missed the second half of […] A healthy Chris Bosh is the Miami Heat’s x-factor - All U Can Heat - All...
Via All U Can Heat
2 days ago

Why Willie Reed Took Less Money to Sign with the Miami Heat

For the longest time, Willie Reed wanted nothing more than to be a member of the Miami Heat. After showcasing his talents as a standout player for Miami’s Summer League squad, he knew Miami was the place for him. However, he was so impressive last year that Brooklyn beat Miami to the punch and offered him a one-year deal worth $500,000, and Reed simply couldn’t pass up the opportunity...
Via Heat Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pat Riley suggests a franchise tag to solve NBA’s ‘superteam’ problem

There has been quite the uproar since Kevin Durant decided that he would be signing with the Golden State Warriors on the 4th of July. The Warriors were coming off of the greatest regular season of all time with 73 wins, and appeared to be heading towards a second consecutive NBA title before being stopped by LeBron James and the Cavaliers. Saturday, Miami Heat President Pat Riley...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat News: Heat Plan to Save $2.9 Million Exception for Midseason Acquisition

After one of the worst offseasons in Miami Heat history, Heat president Pat Riley is consequently going to be a lot more cautious moving forward. Instead of using the team’s $2.9 million room exception now, the Heat plan to save it for later on in the season. Transcribed by Anthony Chiang of the Palm Beach Post, Riley digs into his reasoning for not wanting to make a move now...
Via Heat Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Meet the Miami Heat’s new roster

Since the devastating departure of Dwyane Wade to the Chicago Bulls, the Miami Heat have been hard at work trying to put together a viable team. With many of Miami’s pivotal players leaving in free agency, Pat Riley has filled out the roster with a slew of players that will make for a different—though definitely inferior—squad. Riley seemed to make it a point to acquire three...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Hassan Whiteside planning to buy his mom a house

As someone who could hardly get the attention of an NBA team just a few years ago, Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside is not taking the $98 million contract he just signed for granted. In fact, the first major purchase he is planning isn’t even for himself. Whiteside, who celebrated signing his max contract by going to the zoo and sharing the experience on Snapchat, is planning...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Haslem set to take on even bigger leadership role with Heat

MIAMI (AP) There were 376 players that started a game in the NBA last season, including 14 who made at least one start with the Miami Heat. Udonis Haslem wasn't one of them. To say that accurately depicts his worth to the Heat, however, would be most incorrect - especially now. The Heat gave him about a 40 percent raise to stick around for his 14th season, tasking him with becoming...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Damion Lee Has Caught Fire In The Vegas Summer League

Other than hitting a near full-court shot, former Louisville Cardinal Damion Lee didn’t have a big showing for the Miami Heat in the Orlando Summer League. Fortunately, he’s finding his groove in the Las Vegas Summer League. In five games for Miami in the Orlando league, Lee played 11-minutes averaging just 3.4 points. He connected […]
Via The Cardinal Connect
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Heat sign Wayne Ellington to two-year deal

Free agent guard Wayne Ellington has agreed to a two-year, $12 million-plus deal with the Miami Heat, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. Ellington, 28, has played on six different teams in the last seven years. He averaged 7.7 points on 38.9 percent shooting last season with the Brooklyn Nets. The Heat signing Ellington makes it appear they won’t be matching Tyler Johnson’s...
Via The Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Dwayne Wade Regret Leaving the Miami Heat?

Dwayne Wade will be wearing a new uniform for the first time in 13 seasons as he has decided to sign a two year $47.5 million deal with his hometown team the Chicago Bulls. Wade ends a tremendous run with the Miami Heat after bringing the team its first three NBA Championships. Wade will leave the Heat as a franchise hero even if he is not finishing his career with the team. In his...
Via The Sports Journal
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Ego, entitlement: Why Dwyane Wade is no longer in Miami

In South Florida, the sun shines incessantly, and the excitement in the air is forever exuberant. If you haven’t been to Miami, I suggest that you go. If you are single, you may not make it back, and if you are married, you may end up with a stable of sunglasses for future visits. There are beautiful people, great food, beaches, nightclubs, great scenery and anything you can imagine...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Heat in active talks to re-sign Udonis Haslem

The Miami Heat may have just lost their biggest franchise icon in Dwyane Wade, but they’re reportedly in talks to bring back another longtime franchise player. According to the South Florida Sun Sentinel’s Ira Winderman, the Heat are in “active negotiations” to re-sign Udonis Haslem. Sun Sentinel has learned that Heat are in the midst of active negotiations to bring back...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Heat could make Goran Dragic available to trade

With Dwyane Wade in Chicago and the franchise now facing a potential rebuild, the Miami Heat could be preparing to make point guard Goran Dragic available via trade. According to Brian Windhorst of ESPN, starting the rebuild process in Miami would include trying to find a trade partner for Dragic. “League executives are preparing for the reality that Goran Dragic would become...
Via The Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Lindsay Czarniak isn’t buying Stephen A. Smith’s comments on Dwyane Wade

Stephen A. Smith’s bold pronouncements don’t always go over well with his colleagues, and an apparent eye-roll from Lindsay Czarniak is the latest example of that. Smith was doing a hit on SportsCenter with Czarniak Thursday when she asked him about how Dwyane Wade’s decision to head to Chicago played out, and Smith’s rather self-promoting response sparked quite the facial...
Via Awful Announcing
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Justise Winslow gets entire camp to do ‘Running Man Challenge’

Miami Heat shooting guard Justise Winslow was one of the first people to embrace the fad of the “Running Man Challenge” when it became popular earlier this year. It looks like he helped the infectious dance take over a camp at his high school alma mater in Houston. He recently hosted the Justise Winslow Invitational Clinic with a large number of youth basketball players in attendance...
Via Campus Sports Net
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Riley never called Wade during contract negotiations

Dwyane Wade made the decision to sign with the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday, proving that he was not merely trying to leverage the Miami Heat into giving him more money. The relationship between Wade and the team he spent the first 13 years of his career with had gotten so bad, in fact, that he never even spoke to Pat Riley. According to a report from Manny Navarro of The Miami Herald...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Read Dwyane Wade's full farewell letter to Miami Heat and their fans

MIAMI — The text of Dwyane Wade's letter to Miami, released Wednesday night to The Associated Press:***Dear Miami,This has been an extremely emotional and tough decision to come to. After 13 years, I have decided to embark on a new journey with the Chicago Bulls. This was not an easy decision, but I feel I have made the right choice for myself and my family.I started my NBA career...
Via Associated Press
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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