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Miami Heat News: Shabazz Napier and Hassan Whiteside Assigned to D-League Affiliate

Shabazz Napier and Hassan Whiteside will be receiving more playing time. It just won’t be with the Miami Heat in the near future. The Heat announced early Saturday that Napier and Whiteside have been assigned to the Sioux Falls Skyforce, a D-League affiliate of the organization. With Chris Andersen set to return in the next few days, the Heat are already loaded on the front line...
Via Heat Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat News: Chris Andersen Aiming For Tuesday Return

The “Birdman” might be back in flight soon after all. Ira Winderman of The Sun Sentinel reports that Chris Andersen will likely make his return from a sprained ankle for Tuesday night’s game against the Brooklyn Nets. Andersen himself made it clear that his return was imminent before the Miami Heat’s victory over the Utah Jazz on Friday night: “That’s what the prognosis...
Via Heat Nation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat vs. Utah Jazz Game Recap: Heat End Road Trip in Winning Fashion

(Salt Lake City, UT) — The Miami Heat squeaked out a victory on Friday Night at EnergySolutions Arena as they came away with a 100-95 victory against the Utah Jazz. The Jazz, who had recently come off a surprising victory over the San Antonio Spurs, were hoping to repeat their success against an ailing Heat team, who were without the services of Josh McRoberts, Chris Andersen,...
Via Heat Nation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat News: Chris Andersen Out 2-3 Weeks

The Miami Heat’s injury list just keeps piling up. You can now add Chris Andersen to that report—again. Ira Winderman of The Sun Sentinel reports that Andersen himself stated that he’ll be out two-to-three weeks due to a high ankle sprain he suffered versus the Charlotte Hornets last Sunday. The injury forced Andersen to miss the Heat’s loss to the Golden State Warriors...
Via Heat Nation
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Baptism by fire: Heat's injuries force new players to step up

MIAMI -- For teams in transition like the Miami Heat, initial adversity can have the ancillary affect of the roster banding together to become a stronger unit down the line. In this case, the setbacks have been mostly internal due to so many injuries to key players. Dwyane Wade hasn't played in two weeks because of a pesky hamstring injury, Norris Cole has been recently bothered...
Via Fox Sports Florida
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Shorthanded Heat struggle in closing minutes against Warriors

MIAMI -- The final 17-point margin of defeat wasn't indicative of how close the Miami Heat were to grinding out a victory against the talented Golden State Warriors at home Tuesday night. After fighting their way back from a double-digit deficit in the second half to lead 95-93 with 7:25 left in the game after three free throws from Shabazz Napier, the wheels fell off. Miami failed...
Via Fox Sports Florida
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Heat Injury Update: Chris Andersen sprains ankle during Sunday's victory over the Hornets

The Miami Heat defeated the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday by the score of 94-93. The win improved the Heat to 8-6 on the season, second in the Southeast Division. Luol Deng lead the Heat with 26 points on 10-of-14 shooting. On the injury front, veteran backup power forward Chris Andersen sprained his ankle after just two minutes of action and did not return.#492581269 / gettyimages...
Via NBA Injury News
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Heat waive guard Shannon Brown, sign 7-footer Hassan Whiteside

In response to the right ankle injury suffered by center Chris Andersen on Sunday night against the Charlotte Hornets, the Miami Heat announced on Monday that they have waived guard Shannon Brown and signed big man Hassan Whiteside. Whiteside was selected in the second round of the 2010 NBA Draft by the Sacramento Kings and spent two seasons with them before playing in China and...
Via Fox Sports Florida
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat: Team Yet To Show True Identity Through Injury-Plagued Season

If one were to look at the Miami Heat‘s record, they would immediately think of one word–mediocre. Through 12 games of the season, the Heat stand at 6-6, good for sixth place in the Eastern Conference. At just a game over .500, the team has had their hot-and-cold moments. Miami was the last unbeaten team in the conference when they started out 3-0 before falling to the Houston...
Via Heat Nation
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat Rumors: Cleveland Interested in Norris Cole and Chris Andersen

After an offseason characterized by major roster changes, it seems as if the Miami Heat may not be done making moves just yet. According to Ethan Skolnick of Bleacher Report, the Cleveland Cavaliers are interested in trading for Norris Cole and Chris “Birdman” Andersen of the Miami Heat. Andersen seems like a logical addition for the Cavs, who are seeking more defense and a veteran...
Via Heat Nation
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavs Rumors: Cavaliers Interested in Heat’s Norris Cole and Chris Andersen

The Cleveland Cavaliers are reportedly interested in adding guard Norris Cole and center Chris Andersen, two former Miami Heat teammates of LeBron James, according to Ethan Skolnick of Bleacher Report. Cole, who played collegiately just down the street from Quicken Loans Arena at Cleveland State, is in the last year of his rookie deal that’s paying him approximately $2 million...
Via Cavaliers Nation
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Continuity error: Injuries keeping Heat from finding groove with rotation

MIAMI -- It was an ugly game right from the opening tip-off, with the Miami Heat failing on many levels to keep up with the red-hot Los Angeles Clippers in their 110-93 loss Thursday night. But the loss of continuity with injuries, new players and rookies getting acclimated has taken its toll, with the Heat falling to .500 after such a positive start to the season. Losing Dwyane...
Via Fox Sports Florida
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Heat Injury Update: Chris Andersen is expected to make his return tonight

The Miami Heat enter Wednesday night's game against the Indiana Pacers coming off a 105-96 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday. The win improved the Heat to 5-2, first in the Southeast Division. The Heat have been playing with veteran big man Chris Andersen, who has been battling a rib injury. The good news for the Heat is that Andersen is expected to play tonight for...
Via Sports Injury Alert
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Heat News: Chris Andersen to Return Wednesday

With the good news comes the bad news. Ira Winderman of The Sun Sentinel reported through Twitter that Chris Andersen will make his return in time for the Miami Heat’s game versus the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night. However, it’s not all positive news–Winderman also comments that Justin Hamilton will sit out his second straight game due to his adductor issue and that...
Via Heat Nation
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Heat News: Chris Andersen Doubtful Against T-Wolves

While the Miami Heat will look toward ending their two-game losing streak when they take on the Minnesota Timberwolves at home on Saturday night, they might be doing so without three of their rotation players. Chris Andersen (ribs), Danny Granger (hamstring) and Udonis Haslem (quad) all continue to rehab injuries as the Heat embark on their third back-t0-back set of the season....
Via Heat Nation
November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Heat trio of Granger, Andersen, Haslem remain sidelined

  Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra says Danny Granger, Chris Andersen and Udonis Haslem are still not ready to play and will miss Wednesday night's game against the Charlotte Hornets. Spoelstra said before the game that Luol Deng, who injured his elbow and sat out the fourth quarter in a loss to Houston on Tuesday night, is expected to play. Granger has a strained hamstring, Haslem...
Via AP on Fox
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Granger, Andersen, Haslem still out for Heat

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Heat coach Erik Spoelstra says Danny Granger, Chris Andersen and Udonis Haslem are still not ready to play and will miss Wednesday night's game against the Charlotte Hornets. Speolstra said before the game that Luol Deng, who injured his elbow and sat out the fourth quarter in a loss to Houston on Tuesday night, is expected to play. Granger has a strained hamstring...
Via AP on Fox
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Loss to Rockets gives Heat early season lesson to learn from

MIAMI -- It's a grueling 82-game NBA season, and for a Miami Heat team still searching for its identity, Tuesday's loss to the Houston Rockets may in the long run help more than the season-opening, three-game win streak did. With Dwight Howard dominating inside and the Rockets shooters spreading the floor and knocking down 17 3-pointers, the Heat's defense broke down far too often...
Via Fox Sports Florida
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

3 Under-the-Radar Additions That Can Impact the 2014-15 Season

The Miami Heat enter a new era this upcoming season. Gone is the best player in the world, LeBron James. Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade return, except now they’ll be depended upon to be the faces of the franchise, rather than LeBron’s sidekicks. Familiar faces such as Mario Chalmers, Norris Cole and Chris Andersen will be looked to for stability. Additions like Luol Deng, Danny...
Via Heat Nation
October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA2k15 3D Face Mapping and the KD MVP Bonus Pack is why I Pre-Ordered

  I enjoyed NBA2K14 at first.  So much so that I wrote a couple of articles about it on this site trying to help others get as much free VC as possible, and succeed in MyTEAM Domination Mode.  But after playing NBA2K14 for months on end, I grew tired of it.  The MyNBA2K14 mobile app became a huge distraction in my life.  Online play was just an exploitation of glitches (I routinely...
Via Total Sports Blog
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Andersen says he stayed with Miami Heat because of loyalty

With LeBron James heading back to Ohio, the Miami Heat will have a different make-up for their team in the upcoming 2014-15 NBA season. One of the players returning from last year’s squad is back-up center Chris “Birdman” Andersen and when recently asked by Ira Winderman of the Sun-Sentinel about why he chose to return to Miami, he provided this response: “It was definitely...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Heat: Strongest and Weakest Moves of the Offseason

  Miami Heat: Strongest and Weakest Moves of the Off-Season Nekias Duncan, Lead Writer for Hoopstuff… Moves Made: Re-Signed: Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade, Mario Chalmers, Chris Andersen, Udonis Haslem Drafted: Shabazz Napier Signed: Luol Deng, Josh McRoberts, Danny Granger, James Ennis, Shawne Williams, Strongest: Retaining the Big Two When you lose the best player on your team,...
Via HoopStuff
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Was the Re-signing of Mario Chalmers the Right Move?

In the aftermath of LeBron James leaving the Miami Heat for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Pat Riley has brought back the majority of last season’s nucleus. The Heat have re-signed franchise players Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade, while retaining key cogs such as Chris Andersen, Udonis Haslem and Mario Chalmers. While Heat fans celebrated the re-signings of four of those aforementioned players...
Via Heat Nation
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Heat: Chris Andersen Resigning Grade

Miami Heat: Chris Andersen Resigning Grade By Tashan Reed: Staff Writer @ Hoopstuff… Contract: 2 seasons, 10 million dollars The Heat will be bringing Chris “Birdman” Andersen back on a 2 year deal worth $10 million total. Andersen was a mid-season addition during Miami’s last championship winning season, and proved to be an important piece to their team later on in the...
Via HoopStuff
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Heat News: Chris Andersen Agrees to Multi-year Deal

The dominos are beginning to fall into place. With the third free agency signing of the day, after Mario Chalmers and Luol Deng, fan favorite Chris “Birdman” Andersen has agreed to a multi-year deal with the Miami Heat, a source told Yahoo! Sports on Sunday. Andersen has been a huge part of Miami’s recent playoff runs and his energy and fortitude go unmatched. He shot 64 percent...
Via Heat Nation
July 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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