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The Miami Heat continue to prove they are best at playing team ball

Miami Heat Basketball continues to stand for team ball. The injury bug has bitten the Miami Heat time and time again this season. Currently, Dwyane Wade and Hassan Whiteside are sidelined, both having already missed a handful of games earlier in 2017-18. And while missing talent is...
Via All U Can Heat
3 hours ago

Derrick Walton Jr. re-joins Heat

Today is the final NBA day of his two-way contract. The Miami Heat’s official Twitter account announced that Derrick Walton Jr. has re-joined the Heat today as part of his two-way contract. Earlier today, I reported on the Sun-Sentinel’s Ira Winderman’s tweet saying that Derrick Jones Jr. is back with the Sioux Falls Skyforce. Walton had just one NBA day remaining on his contract...
Via Hot Hot Hoops
5 hours ago

ESPN Future Power Rankings forecasts the current Heat team at #18 over next 3 seasons

Kevin Pelton and Bobby Marks gave their unvarnished opinion of all NBA teams for next three seasons and Miami had a middle-of-the-pack ranking. Can the Miami Heat prove Kevin Pelton and Bobby Marks prediction of the Miami Heat as a lottery team, on average, over the next three seasons wrong? In their NBA Future Power Rankings, they have the Heat pegged at #18, which is lottery territory...
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6 hours ago

Derrick Jones Jr. back with Skyforce

He has two NBA days left on his two-way contract. The South Florida Sun-Sentinel’s Ira Winderman reported Tuesday evening that Derrick Jones Jr., one of the Miami Heat’s players on a two-way contract, was back with the Sioux Falls Skyforce. Two-way contracts allow NBA teams to hold 16th and 17th roster spots for players who can spend 45 days with their NBA team and the rest of the...
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9 hours ago

Miami Heat: A healthy Hassan Whiteside is needed for the playoffs 

The Miami Heat need a healthy and consistent Hassan Whiteside to have a chance to advance in the NBA playoffs. Currently, the Miami Heat sit seventh in the Eastern Conference and have a seven-game lead on the ninth place Detroit Pistons. So, barring any collapses, the Heat are playoff...
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1 day ago

Stats system crashes in Heat's 2-overtime win

James Johnson scored a career-high 31 points, Kelly Olynyk added 30 off the bench and the Miami Heat set a franchise single-game scoring record by beating the Denver Nuggets 149-141 in double overtime Monday night.
1 day ago

LeBron James once gained seven pounds in one playoff game

We’ve become accustomed to seeing the slimmed-down version of LeBron James — the one that follows a strict diet, does not drink beer and avoids eating out.But James, even when he was in his prime, wasn’t always lean.The Cavs star hovered around 270 pounds for a good chunk of his career, as he ate what he wanted, and was still dominant on the court.James, however, once managed to...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlantic Notes: Brown not sure when Fultz returns; Rozier wants Smart to stay in Boston

Markelle Fultz has made progress in fixing his shot, but the Sixers are uncertain if he will play again this season, according to Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer. Fultz is looking better in pre-game shootarounds and his release point is almost back to where it was in college and summer league. However, conditioning is a concern for a player who hasn’t appeared in a game...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the Miami Heat make noise in the playoffs?

The Miami Heat now look like a shoe in for the playoffs with the Detroit Pistons six and a half games behind, currently sitting in the seventh seed, only half a game ahead of the Milwaukee Bucks. The prospect of them getting any higher then seventh seed seems bleak because of their inconsistency, but what would be the best scenario for the Heat in order to make a run in the playoffs...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Miami Heat win a tight one in Los Angeles to help secure their playoff spot

With the game on the line and the Miami Heat down one point, the Heat went to their all-star point guard to carry them to victory, and this is exactly what happened. With 14.3 seconds remaining in the game, Goran Dragic hit a short jump shot from the free throw line to give the Heat a 92 to 91 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers. After an embarrassing and heart wrenching loss against...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Game Preview: the Miami Heat visit the Lakers for the second time

The Miami Heat visit the Los Angeles Lakers Friday night as they look to earn their first victory on their west coast road trip. The Heat were shocked two nights ago by the Sacramento Kings, losing in overtime 123-119. That is now two straight losses where Miami were unlucky, keeping close to the red-hot Trail Blazers less than a week ago but ultimately losing their footing as the...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Blazers top Heat for 10th straight win

The NBA playoff picture out west is heating up, but the Portland Trail Blazers aren’t backing down. And on Monday night, they would win their 10th straight—at the expense of the Miami Heat.Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum have the Blazers rolling, but that’s not all. With their win, they are firmly in third with a record of 41-26. Not to mention, two games in front of the Oklahoma...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwyane Wade shades Jimmy Butler in funny Instagram comment

Dwyane Wade shaded Jimmy Butler with a funny Instagram comment posted on Saturday.Butler is recovering from surgery to repair a torn meniscus on his right knee that he underwent in late February. He received an initial 4-6 week timetable and is hoping to return for the Minnesota Timberwolves before the end of the regular season.On Saturday, Butler posted a photo on Instagram showing...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Joel Embiid blasts Hassan Whiteside for ‘dirty play’ after loss to Heat

Joel Embiid is none too pleased with his fellow No. 21-wearing big man.In the third quarter of the Miami Heat’s win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday, Embiid had an incident with Miami center Hassan Whiteside. As they were running up the floor, Whiteside appeared to initiate contact with Embiid and strike the Philly center in the back, hitting himself in the face in the process...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Joel Embiid claims Hassan Whiteside targeted his back

Joel Embiid isn’t happy with Miami’s Hassan Whiteside.During Thursday night’s loss to the Heat, Embiid noticed that Whiteside was going after his back. Of course, the Sixers superstar has a history of back problems. But he believes these "hits" had purpose. But he doesn’t finish talking without getting one little jab in.“He hits really soft, so I didn’t feel anything. But just the...
Via The Sports Post
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Bosh weighs in on obstacles retiring players face

Chris Bosh, who last played during the 2015-16 season, still holds on to hope he can resurrect his NBA career despite the perception longstanding health issues related to blood clots may prevent it. The NBA superstar, 33, is beginning to recognize the myriad obstacles players face after walking away from basketball. In a candid discussion with ESPN’s Jackie MacMullan, Bosh discusses...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: D-Wade surprises Stoneman Douglas students with visit

On Wednesday morning, Miami Heat superstar Dwyane Wade gave the students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland a thrill with a surprise visit.The arrival of Wade was caught on camera, and it’s clear his visit was a huge boost to morale for the young men and women at the school. The recent mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas has touched Wade deeply. One of the slain students...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Shabazz Napier sends Lakers player to the floor with sick moves

Shabazz Napier never really developed into the player he was first projected to become, but he’s still a solid role player that can come off the bench and contribute.Napier still possesses the quickness and handles that once had scouts going nuts about him before he was drafted, which he showed during Monday’s game against the Lakers. He used a crossover and then a stepback move...
Via The Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Crazy stat shows just how dominant LeBron James has been

LeBron James owns the Eastern Conference. His seven straight trips to the NBA Finals pretty much proves this. But even if that run doesn’t quite sway you, another stat shows just how much LeBron has dominated the conference since his rookie year.The Eastern Conference Player of the Month has been awarded 86 times since LeBron’s rookie season. Just a little less than half of those...
Via Sportsnaut
20 days ago  |  Discuss

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