Miami Heat vs. San Antonio Spurs Preseason Game Recap: Heat Notch First Preseason Win

(Miami, FL) — In their third preseason contest, the Miami Heat (1-2) put together a furious rally in the fourth quarter to defeat the San Antonio Spurs (0-2) by a score of 97-94 at AmericanAirlines Arena on Monday night. After being down 84-71 at the end of the third quarter, the Heat took advantage of San Antonio’s cold shooting down the stretch to outscore them 26-10 in the...
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Can the Miami Heat stay healthy?

Pencil in the oft-injured Amar’e Stoudemire to miss significant time for the Miami Heat Excitement surrounds the Miami Heat this season. A summer after losing LeBron James, the team has reloaded its starting lineup and bench. Miami openly aspires to contend for a championship, and both players and management have not been shy in declaring that the Heat has all that it needs to...
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Luol Deng Looking for a More Consistent Season in 2015-16

Luol Deng was hardly the difference maker many expected when he was signed prior to last season. When Deng was signed after LeBron James bolted for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Pat Riley called the transaction “one of the biggest signings in (Miami) Heat history.” What actually transpired however, was a solid, but quiet campaign for the Heat small forward. While Deng was the most...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

100 Best NBA Players- Miami Heat

(Feb. 27, 2015 – Source: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images North America) By Christopher Kline: Senior Writer at Hoopstuff… With the season rapidly approaching, I’ve compiled a list of the NBA’s top 100 players. The following is a breakdown of where the Miami Heat players ranked: SG Dwyane Wade (Rank: 17th) Wade is no longer in his prime, with his days of terrorizing the league...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat: Luol Deng Vows to Be More of a Cutter This Season

It’s hard to decipher whether or not Luol Deng’s first season with the Miami Heat was a success. While the veteran small forward had decent overall stats on solid shooting percentages, he was hardly the difference maker the team envisioned when they signed him to replace LeBron James. Though Deng did shoot 35.5 percent from beyond the arc last year, he expects to be more of a...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Bold Predictions for the Miami Heat This Season

The Miami Heat will enter the 2015-16 season with championship expectations. Despite going 37-45 and missing the postseason, the Heat have reloaded and are expected to return to elite form after a disastrous 2014-15 campaign. In his recent season-opening press conference, head coach Erik Spoelstra stressed what he expects out of this year’s Heat squad: “Now it’s about putting...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat Ranked Third Best Team in Eastern Conference in ESPN’s Power Rankings

The Miami Heat are considered one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference heading into the 2015-16 season. ESPN seems to agree—the Heat were not only ranked No. 10 by Marc Stein in his first power rankings of the season, they were ranked as the third-best team in the entire conference. The two teams ahead of Miami in the East? The Cleveland Cavaliers at No. 2 and the Atlanta...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat News: Heat to Groom Justise Winslow at Forward Rather Than Guard

It looks like the Miami Heat have concrete plans for Justise Winslow. According to Ira Winderman of The Sun Sentinel, the Heat are grooming the No. 10 overall pick to be a forward rather than a guard. Winslow played both small forward and shooting guard while at the University of Duke. Winderman notes that the Heat want Winslow to develop as a small forward rather than a shooting...
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Why the Miami Heat Have One of the Most Versatile Rosters in the NBA

In the modern NBA, it’s no longer a luxury to have roster flexibility — it’s a necessity. Position play is slowly being phased out and in its favor is a more free-wheeling approach to the game. Versality is the name of the game. If last season was any indication, there is a new school of thought as it pertains to building successful NBA teams. Yes, superstars are still highly...
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September 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Miami Heat’s Entire Starting Lineup Ranked in Sports Illustrated’s Top 100 Players List

It is widely-regarded that the Miami Heat have one of the top starting fives in the entire NBA. Sports Illustrated’s annual “Top 100 Players” list has further solidified that belief. Each player of the Heat’s starting lineup was ranked in the top 100 list, with all five players being ranked between the No. 22 and No. 69 spots. Chris Bosh was the highest-ranking Heat member...
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September 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Heat's starting five makes one list of NBA's top 100 players

The Miami Heat are out to prove that they are the biggest threat to the Cleveland Cavaliers this season. In terms of top-end talent, the Heat have as much, if not more, than anyone in the East outside of the Cavs. Therefore, capitalizing on the roster's gifts is simply a matter of the starting lineup staying healthy and figuring out how to cover up its deficiencies (3-point shooting...
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September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Miami Heat’s Luol Deng stars in NBA Africa game

Luol Deng scored 20 points and took home co-MPV honors with Chris Paul during Saturday’s NBA Africa game in Johannesburg, South Africa. Deng captained Team Africa, which fell to Team World 101-97, for the NBA’s first exhibition game on the African continent. Despite Team Africa’s loss, the mood remained festive, and a theme uncommon for the NBA emerged: everyone participating...
August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Evan Turner reps Ohio State after NBA Africa game

This morning, many sports fans were surprised to turn on ESPN and see a number of NBA superstars playing an all-star game in Johannesburg, South Africa. The first ever NBA Africa game pitted “Team World,” which featured Chris Paul, the Gasol brothers, Bradley Beal, Kenneth Faried, and others against a stacked “Team Africa” squad with Luol Deng, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Nicolas...
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Miami Heat News: Heat Waive Forward Henry Walker

The Miami Heat fire sale has continued deep into Monday afternoon. Just hours after it was announced that Zoran Dragic had been traded to the Boston Celtics for a draft pick, the Heat have announced that forward Henry Walker has been waived. OFFICIAL: The @MiamiHEAT have waived F Henry Walker – — Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) July 27, 2015 Walker had been...
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July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

What Can We Expect from the Heat’s Newcomers in the 2015-16 Season?

There is little doubt that the Miami Heat hit a few home runs this offseason. While many teams regressed or remained stagnant, the Heat simply got better. Outside of bringing back Dwyane Wade, Luol Deng and Goran Dragic, Miami made several big additions that have catapulted them from Eastern Conference afterthought to NBA Finals contender. It all started with the selection of Justise...
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July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Lineup announced for NBA Showcase in Africa

Before the Boston Celtics visit Italy, Spain and Mexico later this year, three members of the C’s organization also will be making a trip to Johannesburg, South Africa, to participate in the NBA Africa Game 2015. Celtics guard Marcus Smart and swingman Evan Turner will play in the showcase as members of Team World, and coach Brad Stevens will serve as an assistant on the squad under...
July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Rosters, Coaches Announced for NBA Africa Game

According to a release, 19 players will participate in the NBA Africa Game 2015, an exhibition contest intended to spread the league’s popularity around the world. The contest’s format is Team World vs. Team Africa. Representatives of the latter team are African-born and second-generation players. Miami Heat small forward Luol Deng will captain Team Africa. Serge Ibaka,...
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July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Why the Miami Heat Are Now Top Dogs in the East

The Miami Heat have had one heck of an offseason. It started with the surprise selection of Duke University’s Justise Winslow with the No. 10 overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. It continued with the opt-in and re-signings of key players such as Luol Deng, Dwyane Wade and Goran Dragic. More recently, Pat Riley has pulled off two absolute steals in signing veteran free agents Amar’e...
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July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Miami Heat Offseason Report Card

The beginning of the 2015 NBA offseason presented many questions for the Miami Heat and their fan base. With what seemed like a roster in flux, many Heat fans were uncertain of what the near future had in store. Would Dwyane Wade leave? Would Goran Dragic resign? Would Luol Deng opt out of his player option to test the free agent market? These are some of the questions Heat fans...
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July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

How the Miami Heat dominated the offseason

About ten days ago, when (verbal) free agency began, the Miami Heat looked to be a shaky playoff contender. They had veterans Chris Bosh and Luol Deng on the books for a little over $30 million. The Miami Heat had to pony up near-maximum contracts to convince Heat legend Dwyane Wade and former All-NBA 3rd Team PG Goran Dragic to return. The Heat still have Hassan Whiteside, the steal...
July 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Miami Heat: Five Possible Trade Scenarios for Mario Chalmers and Chris Andersen

Finding a way to fashion a respectable roster while using up its salary cap money on just four players is a predicament the Miami Heat finds itself in as it gets set to prepare for the 2015-16 season. The quartet of Chris Bosh ($22.million), Dwyane Wade ($20 million), Goran Dragic ($18 million) and Luol Deng ($10 million) will provide the top-heavy portion of the 2015-16 Heat roster...
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July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Heat looking for shooters, interested in Marcus Thornton, Gerald Green

Just because the Miami Heat managed to re-sign Dwyane Wade, Luol Deng and Goran Dragic doesn't mean that the offseason is over. The obvious moves are out of the way, sure. But if Pat Riley is to return the Heat to championship contention sooner than later, Miami needs to nail the little moves in the margins to fill out the roster.And with the way the NBA is shifting, the Heat are...
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July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

10 Best Available Three-Point Shooters the Miami Heat Could Sign This Offseason

The Miami Heat have essentially filled out their main rotation for the upcoming season. Barring a couple of trades that could still happen within the next few weeks, the Heat’s starting lineup will feature Hassan Whiteside, Chris Bosh, Luol Deng, Dwyane Wade and Goran Dragic. It is the lineup that Pat Riley had envisioned when he acquired Dragic at the trade deadline last February...
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July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Miami Heat: Four reasons why they can be 2016 Champions.

With the recent reports of re-signing of Goran Dragic (5-year, $90 million) and Dwyane Wade (1-year, $20 million) and Luol Deng opting in to his player option ($10 million), the Miami Heat has succeeded in its major offseason goals. The crucial question now is if this starting lineup, which will be paid in excess of $67 million alone, can realistically deliver a third championship...
July 04, 2015  |  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...
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June 29, 2015  |  Discuss
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