2014-15 NBA Preview: Charlotte Hornets

The Bobcats have been transmogrified into the Hornets, complete with a makeover of their arena floor into a honeycomb. After making the playoffs and picking up a well-known free agent, spirits are high, but the bar is set awfully low in the east. As one of the more bizarre teams we’ve seen, they’re an all-defense team led by Al Jefferson and Kemba Walker, a team that destroys...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

2014/15 Miami Heat: Rising Down

(Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports) It’s that magical time of year in the NBA, when hope springs eternal and all teams think that the upcoming season will be their best ever. While some teams will surely be rising up, the same amount will be rising down, with the rest floating along treading water (rising sideways). Since we at The Hoops Manifesto are always 100% accurate with...
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2014-15 Season Preview: Knicks vs. Southeast Division

The rise and fall of the Big Three Era has come and gone, but in the end, has strengthened a once weak division. Despite losing the game’s best player, Miami is still a formidable opponent, and the once laughable Wizards are poised to win the division for the first time in 35 years. By simply staying healthy, Atlanta should be able to build on last year’s playoff run, and the...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat News: Josh McRoberts To Be Ready for Season Opener

Newly acquired Miami Heat power forward Josh McRoberts, who has been recovering from toe surgery that he had over the off-season, says he will be ready to play in the season opener against the Washington Wizards, according to a report by Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson. Heat forward Josh McRoberts, who hasn’t played in preseason because of toe surgery, said he expects to be ready...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Heat Anticipate Keeping Cap Flexibility For 2016

The Miami Heat agreed upon just two contracts that run past the 2016 offseason with their deals for Chris Bosh and Josh McRoberts. While several Heat players, including Dwyane Wade, Luol Deng and Danny Granger have opt-out clauses for the 2015 offseason, Pat Riley indicated the focus is on 2016 and the infusion of significant salary-cap space throughout the NBA. "It could be...
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14 days ago  |  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...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Heat Injury Update: Josh McRoberts expected to miss most of preseason

Unfortunately for the Miami Heat, forward Josh McRoberts is expected to miss most of the preseason. Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer tweeted news of the McRoberts injury today.Sounds like Josh McRoberts' toe injury will keep him out most or all of Heat's preseason. He had surgery early-summer.— Rick Bonnell (@rick_bonnell) October 2, 2014All things considered it’s...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Heat Injury Update: Josh McRoberts should be ready for season opener

Miami Heat forward Josh McRoberts is going easy in training camp as he continues to recover from offseason toe surgery. McRoberts is expected to be healthy by the beginning of the season and the toe isn't expected to be an issue. Regardless, McRoberts and the Heat will be cautious during training camp in hopes of preventing further injury.via Wikimedia CommonsMcRoberts revealed...
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Danny Granger Says LeBron Leaving “Isn’t a Terrible Thing”

The Miami Heat are in obvious transition mode without LeBron James. However, Pat Riley was able to keep Miami respectable on paper. Miami drafted Shabazz Napier, signed Luol Deng, Josh McRoberts and Danny Granger. Chris Bosh decided to stay in South Beach, after speculation that he would bolt for Houston to team up with James Harden and Dwight Howard. Danny Granger, 31, hasn’t...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

For Heat, rival players are now new teammates

MIAMI (AP) Earlier this month, it just so happened that Josh McRoberts, Danny Granger and Luol Deng all had spots on the same side of the Miami Heat locker room. Rival Row didn't last long. ''I was like, `OK, we've got to mix that up,''' Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. McRoberts, Granger and Deng - villains to the Heat in the past, especially in the playoffs...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Heat Nation Feature: Miami Heat Full Offseason Workout Gallery

Your Miami Heat have been putting in extra hard work this off-season to get ready for the 2014-2015 NBA season. Here is a glimpse of what’s been happening behind the scenes. Members of the Heat working on their shooting form: Shannon Brown putting in work: Josh McRoberts hitting the practice facility: James Ennis getting his offseason conditioning in: Reggie Williams working...
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September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

McRoberts’ Big Opportunity a Huge Deal for Heat

Josh McRoberts has never seen a stage this large, lights this bright and expectations this enormous throughout his six-year career. As a true journeyman in the NBA, McRoberts has never been on a team that has held him to championship expectations and standards. Despite a career statistical year last season with the Charlotte Bobcats (will be Hornets next season), McRoberts enters...
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September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Five quietly brilliant contracts of the NBA free agent summer

Not everything across the NBA can be as monumental as LeBron James altering the fate of the known world. The comings and goings of the NBA's biggest names certainly define the broad landscape of the NBA—there is an alternate universe out there where Chris Bosh does sign with the Houston Rockets, and the outcome of every NBA Finals through the end of time is changed. But when...
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August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Hornets limited to quiet moves in free agency

After losing out on their top two priorities -- re-sign forward Josh McRoberts and snag restricted free agent Gordon Hayward -- the Charlotte Hornets have finally landed some free agents, though they're not the big splash owner Michael Jordan had been hoping for. On Sunday, the Hornets signed little-known free agent Brian Roberts, a point guard that played last season with in...
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Heat finalize deals with Josh McRoberts, Danny Granger, Mario Chalmers

MIAMI (AP) -- The Miami Heat signed free-agent forwards Josh McRoberts and Danny Granger on Monday, and brought back incumbent point guard Mario Chalmers. All three deals were agreed to previously, but not signed until the Heat had more pieces of their salary-cap puzzle put into place. McRoberts signed a four-year deal that will pay him $5.3 million next season. Chalmers got a two...
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Hornets limited to quiet moves in free agency

After losing out on their top two priorities -- re-sign forward Josh McRoberts and snag restricted free agent Gordon Hayward -- the Charlotte Hornets have finally landed some free agents, though they're not the big splash owner Michael Jordan had been hoping for. On Sunday, the Hornets signed little-known free agent Brian Roberts, a point guard that played last season with in...
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Source: Heat Moves Unlikely To Have Impressed LeBron

The Miami Heat have agreements in place with Josh McRoberts and Danny Granger, but they were initially hoping to sign a bigger free agent such as Kyle Lowry or Luol Deng. Those moves may not be what James was hoping for in order to improve the Heat roster. "I spoke to a player who is close to LeBron," wrote Skolnick. "He laughed at the notion that Heat's recent...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Hornets pursuing Marvin Williams as possible replacement for Josh McRoberts

After losing free agent Josh McRoberts to the Miami Heat, the Charlotte Hornets are pursuing free agent Marvin Williams to take over the power forward slot, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The Hornets and Williams have discussed parameters of a deal, but no agreement is imminent, sources told Yahoo Sports. Williams, 28, is perhaps the best available power forward left on the...
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July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Heat: Josh McRoberts Signing Grade

Miami Heat: Josh McRoberts Signing Grade Nekias Duncan, Lead Writer/Hoopstuff… Contract: 4 Seasons, $23M (Likely MLE) I, along with many Heat fans, have been concerned with Miami’s lack of activity during the offseason so far. The Heat were tied to top tier free agents Kyle Lowry and Marcin Gortat — interest in the former was always a bit overblown — and both of them chose...
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July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Josh Mcroberts takes his talents to South Beach.

In the biggest, an only Hornets free agent news, starting power forward and fan favorite signed a 4 year 23 million dollar deal with the Miami Heat. The move may seem surprising, but a deeper look may shed some light. From McRoberts side of the deal, the 27 year old had a very good year with the Hornets, playing a point forward role that many teams like. This also is very likely...
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July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Hornets must heed Plan B after McRoberts inks with Heat

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- During this offseason, the Charlotte Hornets publicly stated their intentions to re-sign free agent forward Josh McRoberts. By most accounts, it was a high priority. Owner Michael Jordan and head coach Steve Clifford knew, in effect, just how valuable McRoberts was to an offense that struggled to score. The club's worst fears came true on Monday, however, as...
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July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Josh McRoberts, Danny Granger Joining Heat; Will That Appease LeBron?

Though LeBron James is their top target this offseason, the Miami Heat are pursuing other free agents in an attempt to keep the star forward with the team. The Heat did just that Monday afternoon, as they reportedly agreed with forwards Danny Granger and Josh McRoberts on multiyear contracts. Free agent forward Josh McRoberts has agreed to a four-year contract with the Heat using...
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Heat Rumors: Josh McRoberts to Miami for mid-level exception

The Miami Heat have finally made a free agent acquisition by breaking ground on a new deal with former-Hornets forward, Josh McRoberts, Marc Stein of ESPN reports.ESPN learned that Josh McRoberts has verbally committed to sign with the Miami Heat— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 7, 2014Marc Stein also tweeted that McRoberts will be receiving the Miami Heat's full mid-level...
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July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Heat sign Danny Granger and Josh McRoberts

Earlier today, ESPN’s Marc Stein reported that the Heat were signing Danny Granger to their full Mid Level Exception, rumored to be 4 years, $23 million deal. The interesting thing about this signing is if you remember the first round in the playoffs this year, Lebron and McRoberts weren’t exactly... The post Heat Sign Danny Granger, Josh McRoberts appeared first on Hoops-Nation.
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July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Kemba Walker reacts on Twitter to Josh McRoberts signing with Heat

Only a few moments ago, Josh McRoberts was reported to have signed a free-agent contract with the Miami Heat for four years and worth up to 27 million. As you might figure, that came at possible shock to Charlotte Hornets guard and former teammate Kemba Walker who had this response on Twitter: Damn — Kemba walker (@KembaWalker) July 7, 2014 Clearly, that reaction speaks volumes…...
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July 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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