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Report: Goran Dragic 'basically a lock' to re-sign with Heat

As the Dwyane Wade situation slowly unfolds in Miami, the Heat are taking care of business on the rest of the team's free agency fronts.Luol Deng has already decided to be back in the fold next season, and free agent point guard Goran Dragic could be right behind him. ESPN's Marc Stein reports that while Wade's return is "not as lock-y as we thought," "the expectation leaguewide...
Via Fox Sports
8 hours ago  |  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...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat News: Luol Deng Exercises Player Option to Remain with Heat for 2015-16

In a surprsing move that was in stark contrast to reports earlier today, the Sun Sentinel is reporting that Miami Heat forward Luol Deng will opt in for the 2015-16 season. Media reports from both WPLG and a tweet from ESPN’s Marc Stein had indicated that Deng was expected to enter the free agent market, but Deng’s agent Herb Rudoy first told the Heat before then telling the...
Via Heat Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Luol Deng opts in for second season with Miami Heat

MIAMI (AP) -- Luol Deng has elected to stay with the Miami Heat next season, using his opt-in clause on a $10.1 million deal. Deng averaged 14.0 points with the Heat last season, starting all 72 games in which he appeared. He shot 47 percent from the field, his best showing there in seven years, and made 36 percent of his tries from 3-point range. Deng's agent, Herb Rudoy, said the...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Luol Deng opts in for second season with Miami Heat

MIAMI (AP) -- Luol Deng has elected to stay with the Miami Heat next season, using his opt-in clause on a $10.1 million deal. Deng averaged 14.0 points with the Heat last season, starting all 72 games in which he appeared. He shot 47 percent from the field, his best showing there in seven years, and made 36 percent of his tries from 3-point range. Deng's agent, Herb Rudoy, said the...
Via Fox Sports Florida
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Luol Deng staying with Heat, opts in for $10.1 million

MIAMI -- Luol Deng has elected to stay with the Miami Heat next season, using his opt-in clause on a $10.1 million deal. Deng averaged 14.0 points with the Heat last season, starting all 72 games in which he appeared. He shot 47 percent from the field, his best showing there in seven years, and made 36 percent of his tries from 3-point range. Deng's agent, Herb Rudoy, said the small...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Loul Deng surprises Heat, opts in for 2015-16 season

Steve Mitchell-USA Today SportsLoul Deng will be playing for the Miami Heat next season. Deng’s agent announced Monday that his client is opting-in for the 2015-16 season. Luol Deng’s agent Herb Rudoy says his client is staying with the Heat for the 2015-16 season. “He opted in 2 minutes ago,” Rudoy said. — Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) June 29, 2015 Agent Herb Rudoy...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Luol Deng staying with Heat, opts-in for $10.1 million

MIAMI (AP) Luol Deng has elected to stay with the Miami Heat next season, using his opt-in clause on a $10.1 million deal. Deng averaged 14.0 points with the Heat last season, starting all 72 games in which he appeared. He shot 47 percent from the field, his best showing there in seven years, and made 36 percent of his tries from 3-point range. Deng's agent, Herb Rudoy, said the...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat Rumors: Luol Deng Expected to Opt Out of Contract with Heat

In a move that shouldn’t come as a surprise to Miami Heat management and fans, forward Luol Deng is expected to opt out of his two-year deal with the team and will test the free agent market, which gets underway on Wednesday according to WPLG in Miami. Hearing that the Heat now expect Luol Deng to opt for free agency and join Dwyane Wade on the open market come Wednesday...
Via Heat Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Luol Deng Likely to Opt Out of Contract with Miami Heat

Luol Deng is one player that has to make a decision today about whether or not to opt out of his contract with the Miami Heat. He has been undecided about whether or not to opt into the deal or not, but it seems that he has made up his mind. According to a report from Marc Stein of ESPN, Deng appears ready to opt out of his contract and hit open free agency. Hearing that the Heat...
Via Hoops-Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Luol Deng Decides To Remain With Heat

Luol Deng has decided to exercise his player option for the 15-16 season with the Miami Heat. The Heat had expected Deng to opt for free agency. Deng signed a two-year, $20 million last offseason. Deng was also pursued last summer by the Atlanta Hawks and Dallas Mavericks. "He thinks the team is going to be terrific," said agent Herb Rudoy.
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Heat decline Michael Beasley's option, making him free agent

  Michael Beasley's third stint with the Miami Heat has ended. The Heat have declined their $1.3 million option to keep the forward for next season, and the No. 2 pick in the 2008 draft will officially become a free agent on Wednesday. Beasley averaged 8.8 points in 24 games with Miami last season after returning from China. He was also with the Heat from 2008 through 2010, plus...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Heat decline $1.3 million option on Michael Beasley

MIAMI (AP) -- Michael Beasley's third stint with the Miami Heat has ended. The Heat have declined their $1.3 million option to keep Beasley for next season, and the No. 2 pick in the 2008 draft will officially become a free agent Wednesday. Beasley averaged 8.8 points in 24 games with Miami last season after returning from China. He was also with the Heat from 2008 through 2010,...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Heat decline Beasley's option, making him free agent

MIAMI (AP) Michael Beasley's third stint with the Miami Heat has ended. The Heat have declined their $1.3 million option to keep Beasley for next season, and the No. 2 pick in the 2008 draft will officially become a free agent on Wednesday. Beasley averaged 8.8 points in 24 games with Miami last season after returning from China. He was also with the Heat from 2008 through 2010...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Luol Deng Undecided About Returning to Heat in 2015-16

Robert Mayer- USA Today SportsThe Miami Heat made a splash to sign free agent small forward Luol Deng in free agency last offseason, and he was expected to be a big piece for them last season. Unfortunately, that didn’t end up happening and he was a major disappointment. There is a chance that he will return to the Heat next season, but he is still undecided about whether or not...
Via Hoops-Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Justise Winslow has great response for people misspelling his name

The Miami Heat received a bit of a gift when Justise Winslow fell to them at No. 10 in Thursday’s NBA Draft. The 19-year-old should be a valuable asset off of Erik Spoelstra’s bench. He could also step into a starting role should Dwyane Wade and Luol Deng leave via free agency. Not surprisingly, after...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

How Justise Winslow Fits into the Miami Heat’s Future Plans

In an offseason that has been riddled with current players possibly departing the Miami Heat, Thursday night’s NBA Draft represented a positive outcome for the franchise. With the No. 10 overall pick, the Heat selected what might potentially be their starting small forward for the next several years in Justise Winslow. Winslow is everything that Luol Deng is, except 11 years younger...
Via Heat Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Goran Dragic officially opts out of contract

Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic has officially declined his $7.5 million player option for next season. It was an expected move from a player that might actually receive max-contract offers on the open market next month. Goran Dragic has declined his player option with the Miami Heat, expected but now actual @BBallInsiders — Eric Pincus (@EricPincus) June 22, 2015   Dragic...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Danny Ferry: 'I made a mistake' with Luol Deng comments

In his first public comments since his leave of absence this past September, former Atlanta Hawks general manager told ESPN's Ramona Shelburne that while he wishes the full context of his racially charged comments about Luol Deng were known, he "made a mistake" by making the comments -- and one that he says he is deeply sorry for:"Those words [should not have] come out of my mouth...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Players the Miami Heat Should Avoid in This Year’s NBA Draft

The Miami Heat were granted the No. 10 overall pick in this year’s draft with the conclusion of the NBA Draft Lottery on May 19. After a disappointing season that saw the franchise miss the postseason for the first time in seven years, the No. 10 pick represents an opportunity for the team to continue to reload in the post-LeBron James era. The team is set at the starting center...
Via Heat Nation
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Law Firm Finds No Evidence Of Bias In Ferry's Comments About Deng

A law firm that investigated Danny Ferry said it found no evidence that his comments on a conference call about Luol Deng were "motivated by racial, ethnic, or country of origination bias or animus," and that Ferry repeated comments that were not his own, according to documents obtained by ESPN. On the call, which occurred June 6, 2014, Ferry characterized Deng as a player who "has...
Via RealGM
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Heat Nation Predictions: Which Miami Heat Players Are Staying and Leaving?

With the NBA season having reached a final conclusion last Tuesday, it’s time to shift full attention to the offseason. For the Miami Heat, they’ve been in “offseason mode” since mid-April when they missed the postseason for the first time since the 2007-08 season. While the 2015 NBA Draft on June 25 will be the first thing on the Heat’s to-do list during the offseason...
Via Heat Nation
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Investigation finds no evidence of racial bias by Hawks GM Ferry

ATLANTA -- An independent investigation has found former Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry was not motivated by racial bias in making statements which ultimately ended his time with the team. A letter summarizing the investigation by the Atlanta law firm Alston & Bird was obtained Saturday by The Associated Press, as was a letter from Hawks co-owner Todd Foreman to Ferry...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Big Name Free Agents the Miami Heat Could Target in 2016

We’ve already looked at a few players the Miami Heat could have their eye on this summer, but an equally talented free agent class will be negotiating new deals next summer. As discussed here and elsewhere, Heat President Pat Riley has his work cut out for him as he tries to sign players to cap-friendly contracts that will set up the team for success next season while preserving...
Via Heat Nation
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Analyzing the Miami Heat’s 2015 draft options

Arizona small forward Stanley Johnson would be a perfect fit for a team that needs depth on the wings.  When All-Star forward Chris Bosh was diagnosed with a blood clot in his lung, the Miami Heat’s playoff hopes took a serious hit. The team bolstered its roster by acquiring point guard Goran Dragic from the Phoenix Suns, but it still fell short of making the postseason. However...
Via The Lottery Mafia
19 days ago  |  Discuss
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