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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
18 hours 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
19 hours 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
1 day 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
1 day 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
1 day 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
1 day 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
1 day 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
1 day 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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: LeBron James Sells Waterfront Miami Mansion For $13.4M (Photos)

LeBron James officially has put South Beach in his rearview mirror. The NBA superstar, who famously rejoined the Cleveland Cavaliers last summer, has sold his waterfront home in Miami for $13.4 million, according to TheRealDeal.com. James spent four seasons with the Miami Heat from 2010 to 2014, leading the team to four consecutive NBA Finals appearances and winning two championships...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Amar’e Stoudemire believes he can return to his All-Star form

Miami Heat forward Amar’e Stoudemire career has went in many different ways. But after signing with the Miami Heat in the off-season, his outlook has been very different. Even though man expect Chris Bosh to return this season, Stoudemire is looking to have a big season. While he doesn’t know what his role will be just yet, Stoudemire believes he can return to his All-Star...
Via No Guts, No Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Amar’e Stoudemire: ‘I Feel Like I Can Still Get Back to All-Star Form’

The last time Amar’e Stoudemire was an All-Star, the Miami Heat were in their first season of the “Big Three” era featuring LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. While that may have been four seasons ago, Stoudemire still feels like he can replicate his play from earlier on in his career. In an interview with the Associated Press, the former six-time All-Star stated that...
Via Heat Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Heat trying to trade Chalmers, Andersen, but can't find any suitors

The Miami Heat have reportedly been trying to trade guard Mario Chalmers and center Chris Andersen all offseason, but have yet to find any teams that will take on either contract, according to the Miami Herald. While the Heat don't have a mandate to cut salary yet -- they're facing the repeater tax this season, which could cost them tens of millions -- it's likely they'll try to...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Greg Oden to continue basketball career with Jiangsu Dragons

Greg Oden is not done playing professional basketball yet. The former number one overall pick by the Portland Trailblazers will be playing overseas with the Jiangsu Dragons. According to Sportando, Oden passed the tryout period in China and has signed a one-year, $1.2 million contract. For Oden, this is good news as his basketball career has been derailed by injuries. In 2007, the...
Via Total Sports Live
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Hassan Whiteside and Draymond Green Trade Jabs on Twitter

As with every long NBA offseason, the angst for players to get back on the court becomes more and more evident by the day. This time, Miami Heat rising star center Hassan Whiteside and forward Draymond Green of the defending champion Golden State Warriors took to Twitter to go after each other. The reason? Just another chapter in a league-wide debate over small-ball, which continued...
Via Heat Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Greg Oden Passes Tryout Phase, Signs One-Year, $1.2M Deal In China

Greg Oden has officially signed his one-year, $1.2 million deal with the Jiangsu Dragons. Oden has passed the tryout period in China. Oden didn't play competitive basketball during the 14-15 season after spending the 13-14 season with the Miami Heat.
Via RealGM
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Heat More Likely To Trade Chris Andersen Than Mario Chalmers

The Miami Heat remain willing to trade away Chris Andersen to help alleviate their luxury tax bill. Andersen is due approximately $5 million and the Heat haven't found much of a market for a trade. The Heat, however, are expected to bring Mario Chalmers to training camp even though they haven't ruled out a trade.
Via RealGM
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat: What Should Be Their Rotation?

(March 1, 2015 – Source: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images North America) By Nekias Duncan: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… Health permitting, the Miami Heat are poised for a major bounce-back season. Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh are back after injury-riddled seasons, as should Josh McRoberts assuming he isn’t dealt. Talented point guard Goran Dragic is locked up for the next five years...
Via HoopStuff
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Andersen on Recent Trade Rumors: ‘It Doesn’t Bother Me One Bit’

Chris Andersen has been on the trade block all offseason. The 37-year-old veteran center had his career revived when he joined the Miami Heat as a free agent during the middle of the 2012-13 season. Along the way, he won a championship ring, appeared in two consecutive NBA Finals and even received a hefty contract, which will pay him $5 million for this upcoming season. However...
Via Heat Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Miami Heat should acquire Jamal Crawford

The Miami Heat have made key upgrades to their roster this offseason. They were able to steal Justise Winslow with the No. 10 pick of the 2015 NBA draft and were able to sign Gerald Green and Amar’e Stoudemire. But of course, Pat Riley is never done with his moves and always looks for other opportunities to improve. With that being said, another name has surfaced to be Miami...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Heat's Birdman on possibly being traded: 'It doesn't bother me one bit'

Miami Heat big man "Birdman" Chris Andersen can see the writing on the wall. There is a good chance that Andersen -- who is now behind Chris Bosh, Hassan Whiteside, Josh McRoberts and Amar'e Stoudemire in the power rotation -- is not only expendable, but has to be traded, as his $5 million contract is going to trigger the Heat's punitive "repeater" tax. Andersen, who had his career...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Heat sign free-agent center Keith Benson

MIAMI -- The Miami Heat announced Tuesday that they have signed center Keith Benson. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Benson has spent the past two seasons playing professionally in Belarus, China, Lithuania and Estonia while previously playing in Italy and the Philippines. He split last season between Neptunas Klaipeda of the Lithuanian Basketball League and...
Via Fox Sports Florida
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Chris ‘Birdman’ Andersen Makes 16 Shots in a Row

Miami Heat center Chris “Birdman” Andersen who has been the subject of several trade rumors as of late was recently spotted in the gym putting up some jump shots. Little did we know that Andersen would hit 16 of these bad boys in a row. Count ’em if you don’t believe us. Count ’em! That’s 16 in a row for @birdzilla.ro. A video posted by Miami HEAT (@miamiheat) on...
Via Heat Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Student mistakes Amar'e Stoudemire for Chris Bosh

It is well documented that injuries have derailed Amar'e Stoudemire's promising career.The six-time All Star was once a household name -- an MVP candidate even -- but to a generation of young NBA fans, he's the guy who's been in street clothes and played spot minutes for the New York Knicks and Dallas Mavericks over the last few years.Stoudemire, who signed with the Miami Heat this...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Naming the Miami Heat's all-time starting five

With the dregs of the NBA offseason upon us, it's a great time to make hypothetical lists and lineups that will never play out.Over at Yahoo Sports, Kelly Dwyer is making the all-time starting fives — with one center, two forwards and two guards, a la the All-NBA team — for each NBA franchise.For the Miami Heat, Dwyer chose Alonzo Mourning as his center, Chris Bosh and LeBron...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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