MIAMI HEAT NEWS

Erik Spoelstra: Heat’s Starting Lineup Needs Time Before It’ll Succeed

The Miami Heat enter the season with high expectations. For the first time ever, a starting lineup featuring Goran Dragic, Dwyane Wade, Luol Deng, Chris Bosh and Hassan Whiteside will take the court. Despite all five players having suited up for the Heat last season, that lineup failed to take the court together a single time during the 2014-15 campaign. While it’s hard not to...
Via Heat Nation
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hassan Whiteside can touch rim without jumping (PHOTO)

Maybe Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside is right: No one knew how long the 7-footer really is.Whiteside put that doubt to rest by posting a photo of him standing on his tiptoes and grabbing the rim. Yes, it's as unbelievable as it sounds:No wonder opponents shot just 46.5 percent at the rim against him, via NBA.com/Stats. Whiteside's averages of 10 rebounds and 2.6 blocks make...
Via Fox Sports
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Heat holding off on trading Mario Chalmers for now

With the trade market for Miami Heat guard Mario Chalmers cool at best, the Heat are reportedly holding off on trading him.Goran Dragic is going to soak up most of the point guard minutes, and Tyler Johnson has proven to be a decent backup in his short stint last season, so Chalmers has become expendable (not to mention the fact that his contract could tilt the Heat into the dreaded...
Via Fox Sports
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Why the Heat are the most interesting team in the league

Heading into the 2015-16 season, the Miami Heat are probably the most unpredictable team. If all goes well, and luck bounces their way, the Heat have the starpower, talent and depth to challenge the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Eastern Conference crown. Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade can still be top-5 performers at their respective positions, Goran Dragic produces like an All-Star, Hassan...
Via Fox Sports
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Is Dwyane Wade the greatest Miami Heat ever?

Miami Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade has been a premier staple in the NBA since his arrival in the powerhouse 2003 Draft as the fifth overall pick. Since then, he has utilized his freakish athleticism, basketball savvy, and leadership skills to guide the Heat to championship relevance, winning it all in 2006, 2012, and 2013. Although it is common knowledge that he is past his prime...
Via isportsweb.com
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Spoelstra: How Many Teams Can Lose LeBron, Have Compelling Team 13 Months Later

The Miami Heat lost LeBron James during the summer of 2014 and should be competitive in 15-16 even if it's still unclear how the pieces fit. “How many teams, if you lose the best player in the game, can have a compelling team 13 months later?” said Erik Spoelstra. “It’s not the kind of lineup where you can just throw it out there, and you know it will work,” Spoelstra said...
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Dwyane Wade mercilessly drills dodgeball opponent at company event

First and foremost, Dwyane Wade is a fierce competitor. If anyone with Stance Socks, which partners with Wade, expected the Miami Heat guard to go easy during a company dodgeball game, they were wrong. Wade participated in a game last week and again this week, where he stealthily ducked behind his teammates and took aim at a disarmed opponent. Check it out: That's just good strategy...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dwyane Wade drills kid in spirited dodgeball game

Dwyane Wade knows no mercy when it comes to sports—even when the sport he’s playing is dodgeball, and even when most of his fellow competitors are children. The Miami Heat guard was visiting Stance Socks headquarters on Monday, per CBS Sports, which is the new official socks provider for the NBA, and got wrapped up in a friendly dodgeball game. Here is the video. Clearly, Wade...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dwyane Wade destroys kids in dodgeball

Think twice if you’re ever considering playing dodgeball against Dwyane Wade. After watching what he recently did to a group of poor, young, defenseless young boys while playing Monday at Stance headquarters,  it’s clear that you either want to be on his team, or not play at all. Watch him hurl a ball at his opponents with no mercy. A video posted by Stance Fusion...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dwyane Wade drills opponent during dodgeball game in Instagram video

As the Miami Heat look to get back in the Eastern Conference playoff picture, Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade is staying in shape during the offseason. Recently, Wade got the opportunity to hang out with the folks over at Stance Socks and got the chance to participate in a dodgeball game at their headquarters. Check out the below video from Stance Hoops Instagram page which shows Wade...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat Picked by ESPN as Third-Most Likely Team to Win Eastern Conference

The Miami Heat have had a big offseason with the additions of Amar’e Stoudemire, Gerald Green and Justise Winslow. However, ESPN feels they’ll have an even bigger season when they actually take the court. According to ESPN’s annual summer forecast, their panel projects the Heat as the third-most likely team to win the Eastern Conference. The Cleveland Cavaliers were voted...
Via Heat Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Hassan Whiteside shows off ridiculous reach on Instagram

Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside is a large human being that rose up from basketball ashes to become an imposing two-way force down in South Beach last season. But he might not even really be that. Now I’m starting to think that Whiteside may just secretly be an alien from the planet Gigantor. The 26-year-old shared a gym photo to his Instagram account on Monday of him hanging...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Charlie Westbrook Agrees To Deal With Bucks

The Milwaukee Bucks have agreed to a deal with Charlie Westbrook, a league source tells RealGM. Westbrook was in camp with the Miami Heat in 2013. Westbrook played collegiately at South Dakota and most recently played in France.
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Justise Winslow Glad He's On Team Not In 'Rebuilding Stage'

Justise Winslow is excited to join the Miami Heat, a team that can quickly return to the playoffs after dropping to the lottery in 14-15. “I’m looking forward to going out there and winning championships,” he said. “That’s what this organization is about. We’ve got the tools, the talent to do it. Getting it all together with the core they have, finding ways to complement...
Via RealGM
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat News: Udonis Haslem Working on Developing Three-Point Shot

Udonis Haslem has made just two three-point field goal attempts in his 12-year NBA career. However, that doesn’t mean he hasn’t been trying to develop his stroke from beyond the arc. According to Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald, the Miami Heat forward has continued to work on his three-point game this offseason. Jackson states that coach Erik Spoelstra told Haslem that he...
Via Heat Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Heat to Take Long Look at Tyler Johnson and Josh Richardson Before Trading Chalmers

Mario Chalmers has been on the trade block for the last few months, but the Miami Heat may hold off on trading the veteran point guard. According to Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald, the Heat want to see how young guards Tyler Johnson and Josh Richardson look in training camp before making a decision in regards to trading Chalmers. It is well-known that the Heat are trying to...
Via Heat Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN Predicts Goran Dragic to Be All-Star This Season

Despite having a solid career in the NBA over the past seven years, Goran Dragic has never been selected as an All-Star. That might change this year. After re-signing with the Miami Heat this offseason, ESPN predicts that Dragic will play in his first All-Star game this year. During the latest installment of ESPN’s annual summer forecast, the Slovenian point guard received 14...
Via Heat Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Heat owner Micky Arison interested in 'Miami Vice'-themed jerseys

Miami Heat owner Micky Arison has been on board with the franchise experiemeting with different themes and colorways for their jerseys, but his latest proposal is causing a stir.   Arison took to Instagram to ask Heat fans if they would support the team wearing Miami Vice-themed jerseys next season:   These are ... bright. The neon teal-and-pink colorway is classic Vice. The...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Heat Owner Asks Fans To Vote On Cool ‘Miami Vice’ Jersey Concept (Photos)

A few Miami Heat fans have suggested a unique uniform shakeup for their favorite team, and owner Micky Arison is taking notice. Arison took to Instagram recently to ask for fans’ opinion on cool alternate uniform concept whose color scheme would pay tribute to the classic 1980s TV show “Miami Vice.” This embed is invalid" /> One variation...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Heat owner proposing Miami Vice-type uniforms to fans

Maybe this is just a fun gag, but Miami Heat owner Micky Arison appears to be toying with the idea of suiting his team up in highlighter-style uniforms this upcoming season that were inspired by the show “Miami Vice.” Arison used his Instagram account to put these bad boys out there for fans to peruse with the caption: “If u would like to see @Adidas produce these jerseys...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Dwyane Wade Will Always Be Mr. Miami

No name is more synonymous with Miami sports than Dwyane Wade. Over the last 12 years, Wade has brought a passion to the South Florida sports community that fans haven’t felt since the 1972 Miami Dolphins went undefeated. This past July, the Miami Heat front office put all their chips on the table in hopes of securing the 33-year-old guard. Despite a slew of enticing offers from...
Via Heat Nation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Several Celtics ‘NBA 2K16’ ratings leaked

The Boston Celtics played their way to a 15-win improvement and the NBA playoffs last season, but it doesn’t seem to have translated into much success in the video game world. A screen shot allegedly leaked from the new installment of the “NBA 2K” series — “2K16” — features six members of the Boston Celtics. This screenshot reveals LeBron James #NBA2K16 Rating...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

How will Josh McRoberts fit in with the Heat?

Among all of the question marks and x-factors for the Miami Heat next season, the reintegration of Josh McRoberts has been one of the most overlooked storylines.Some may forget, but McRoberts is no scrub or afterthought. Two years ago with the Charlotte Hornets (then Bobcats), McRoberts averaged 8.5 points, 4.8 rebounds and 4.3 assists, and shot 36.1 percent from downtown. You can...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Hassan Whiteside Believes He Can Be a Dominant Center in This League

Hassan Whiteside will enter the 2015-16 season with high expectations. Following a 2014-15 season that saw Whiteside establish himself as one of the top young players in the game, there will be expectations for the Miami Heat center to not only improve upon his numbers, but do it over the course of a full season. Last year, Whiteside was signed as a free agent in late November, and...
Via Heat Nation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Heat still open to trading Chris Andersen and Mario Chalmers, but can’t find a trade partner

Going into the 2015-16 NBA season, many expect the Miami Heat to be a very good team. Expectations are so high, that many believe that they are on a collision course with the Cleveland Cavaliers. But that hasn’t stopped team president Pat Riley from trying to make changes to the roster. A few months ago, it was rumored that the Heat was looking to trade Chris Andersen and Mario...
Via No Guts, No Glory
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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