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Heat interested in Kings’ 3-point specialist Omri Casspi

At 32.3 percent, the Miami Heat have the third-worst 3-point field goal percentage in the NBA, and therefore could use another shooter on the perimeter. One of the options Miami has reportedly explored is trading for Sacramento Kings long-range specialist Omri Casspi, per Ethan J. Skolnick of the Miami Herald. As of Wednesday, Casspi is shooting 42.2 percent from behind the arc...
Via The Sports Daily
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat stars, Hassan Whiteside shining at break

Gazing into the American Airlines Arena skyline, Miami Heat fans will encounter shining stars. Resting eternally in the heavens of this arena, the great kings of the Heat’s past proudly illuminate over the present-day holy ground. These are former Miami Heat players, Tim Hardaway and Alonzo Mourning, whose names beam along the rafters, accompanying the club’s massive three NBA...
Via isportsweb.com
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Whiteside remains an enigma, and ejection won't help

MIAMI (AP) Hassan Whiteside leads the NBA in blocked shots, ranks fifth league-wide in rebounds per game and has all three of Miami's triple-doubles this season. That's a most impressive resume, all sure to help his cause this summer when he's in line for his first enormous contract. Even so, his future in Miami is hardly guaranteed. The enigmatic center has raised eyebrows...
Via Associated Press
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat sent Hassan Whiteside home after he was ejected for elbowing Boban Marjanovic

The Miami Heat told Hassan Whiteside to leave the arena and head home Tuesday night after his was ejected in the 4th quarter. Whiteside was hit with a flagrant-2 foul after elbowing Boban Marjanovic as the two battled for position for a rebound. With the flagrant-2 also comes a one game suspension that Whiteside can appeal. Heat officials weren’t the only ones who were upset...
Via No Guts, No Glory
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Heat send Hassan Whiteside home after he's ejected in loss to Spurs

Early in the fourth quarter of the Heat's loss to the Spurs on Tuesday, Hassan Whiteside threw an elbow at Boban Marjanovic while the two battled for rebounding position. It caught Boban in the chin, and after reviewing the play, the referees ruled that it was a flagrant-two foul, which comes with it an automatic ejection and a one-game suspension.It was clearly a frustration foul...
Via Fox Sports
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Miami Heat should look for 3 point shooting at the trade deadline

With the trade deadline approaching, it is now time for general managers (GM’s) to evaluate their team’s needs. The trade deadline comes a little bit after the halfway point of the season. With the deadline approaching, GM’s look at their team’s strengths and weaknesses to evaluate what the team needs to improve. They look for players that not only have talent, but also will...
Via isportsweb.com
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chris Bosh may channel Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in 3-point contest

Chris Bosh has shown some refreshing levity when talking about his participation in the NBA's upcoming three-point contest. It's almost as if the big man never expected to be there.Now, though, after perfecting his long ball enough to earn legitimate entry into what could be All-Star Weekend's most anticipated event, Bosh is having some fun with it. He knows he's the underdog, and...
Via Fox Sports
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat join the Shaq tribute parade

The other team he won an NBA crown with will honor the former LSU star
Via The Times Picayune - LSU
10 hours ago

Heat’s Hassan Whiteside ejected for elbowing Boban Marjanovic in the head

Hassan Whiteside has been a very solid contributor for the Miami Heat this season. Averaging 12.2 PPG and 11.1 RPG, the Heat can hardly afford not to have him on the floor as they battle for playoff positioning. Of course, having Whiteside on the floor presents problems as well. Namely, that he’s very likely to do something that’s going to get him thrown out of the game or even...
Via The Comeback
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Goran Dragic does incredible crossover on Patty Mills

As the Miami Heat look to gain ground in the East, Heat point guard Goran Dragic is showing off his incredible crossover moves tonight against the San Antonio Spurs. In the first quarter of action, Dragic was being guarded by Spurs guard Patty Mills and Goran used an amazing crossover to leave Mills for an open jumper: Goran Dragic, everybody! *** Dragic Incredible Crossover ...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat to honor Shaq by retiring his number 32

Shaquille O’Neal will be honored by the Miami Heat, the team he won his fourth NBA title with back in 2006 with Dwyane Wade. O’Neal and a young Wade brought a title to Miami that didn’t seem very likely after the Heat fell down 2-0 to the Dallas Mavericks in the Finals before pulling together four consecutive victories to clinch the title. The Heat tweeted out the following...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Li-Ning Way of Wade 4 All-Star

Twelve-time all-star Dwyane Wade and Chinese athletic brand Li-Ning are getting in on the vibrant brand fun in Toronto, with the very shiny Wade 4 All-Star. Featuring an all platinum iridescent upper with touches of white. Even those sitting in the cheap seats will be able to spot D.Wade rocking these on all-star Sunday. Limited to just 100 pairs, these drop February 12th at Ugly...
Via Hooped Up
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Heat retiring Shaquille O'Neal's No. 32 jersey next season

MIAMI (AP) Shaquille O'Neal helped the Miami Heat put up their first championship banner, and soon another banner will sway over the team's home floor in his honor. The Heat announced Tuesday that they will retire O'Neal's No. 32 at the beginning of next season. He becomes the third player to get such a designation from the Heat, joining Alonzo Mourning and Tim Hardaway. Miami...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bosh: ‘Scary part’ is Aldridge, Spurs can get better

Chris Bosh is familiar with leaving a comfortable situation to chase a ring, so we should pay attention when the Miami Heat star thinks LaMarcus Aldridge and the San Antonio Spurs haven’t reached their ceiling. According to Ethan Skolnick of the Miami Herald, Bosh said Aldridge is still adjusting to the Spurs. Chris Bosh on Aldridge adjusting to Spurs: "I still think he can...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Miami Heat’s bright future with Hassan Whiteside

The Miami Heat have been searching for a crucial player to replace LeBron James since he left them two seasons ago. That player may very well be Hassan Whiteside. A lanky, seven foot Center, Whiteside has proven that all he wants to do is work on his game and consistently improve his style of play. He is motivated, promising, and a unique player in many ways.  Whiteside plays like...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

10 Players the Miami Heat Could Trade for by the Trade Deadline

With the 2016 NBA trade deadline just around the corner, plenty of players have been linked to trade rumors all over the league. The Miami Heat are well within range of those rumors. Sitting at fifth in the Eastern Conference with a series of injuries and lack of depth, the Heat have been looking around for player(s) to bolster their chances of making a deep playoff run. After being...
Via Heat Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwyane Wade has found the fountain of youth

The last few seasons have not been kind to Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade. The perennial All-Star has dealt with numerous injuries as he’s gotten older. In the 2013-2014 season, Wade played in only 54 games and averaged 19 points, 4.7 assists and 4.5 rebounds in 32.9 minutes. In the postseason that year, Wade averaged 17.8 points, 3.9 assists and 3.9 rebounds per game to help the...
Via Bloguin Best
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Even on Valentine's Day, Miami's Whiteside doesn't want a hug

Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside is one extremely tall, exceptionally-mercurial basketball player. Despite his contentious attitude, odd behavior and the fact that NBA basketball is harshly shoving big men out from under the spotlight, in a few month's time Whiteside will be roughly 100 times as wealthy as he is today. Until then he's just a shot-blocking quote board who's making...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Heat Could Be Much Better Than This

It's hard to figure out any of the teams in the middle of the pack in the Eastern Conference, where only four games separate the No. 3 seed from the No. 9 seed. One losing streak or one easy stretch of games can move a team from having homecourt advantage to slipping out of the playoffs entirely or vice versa. There's just not much separation between a group of teams that are one...
Via RealGM - NBA
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat News: Tyler Johnson Undergoes Successful Shoulder Surgery on Wednesday

The Miami Heat announced that Tyler Johnson underwent successful surgery on his left shoulder on Wednesday. The one-hour procedure was performed by Heat physician Dr. Harlan Selesnick at Doctors Hospital in Miami. The second-year guard will begin rehab immediately, however, there is no timetable for his return. It was previously reported that Johnson’s recovery would take at least...
Via Heat Nation
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Miami Heat Better Without Hassan Whiteside?

Miami Heat standout center and league-leading shot blocker, Hassan Whiteside, has missed the team’s last six games with an oblique injury. Meanwhile, Miami is rolling. They’ve won four of their last five games without their big man and the question begs to be asked; are the Heat better without him? Whiteside bursted onto the scene last season as a seven-foot paint monster,...
Via Heat Nation
7 days ago  |  Discuss

That’s Amar’e: The Heat light the fire in an unexpected way

The Miami Heat’s season was about to fall off a cliff. Everyone knew the pronounced sense of peril which had engulfed the Heat’s 2015-2016 campaign. The team squandered a number of home games against opponents with inferior records. Miami had a schedule which was frontloaded with home dates, so when the team failed to gain separation from the rest of the non-Cleveland Eastern...
Via Crossover Chronicles
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwyane Wade receives motivational text from son

Zaire Wade, the 13-year-old son of Miami Heat superstar Dwyane Wade, thought his dad needed a boost so he sent him a pretty inspiring motivational message ahead of Tuesday’s tilt against the Brooklyn Nets. Unfortunately — as Zaire acknowledges in his lengthy text — D-Wade wouldn’t see the message until after the game, but that didn’t stop the teenager from dropping some...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Ray Allen has standing offer to return to Miami Heat

Ray Allen, a 10-time NBA All-Star and two-time NBA champion, has not stepped foot on an NBA court since Game 5 of the 2014 NBA Finals. After playing 31 minutes in Miami’s elimination game against the San Antonio Spurs, in which he completed just one of his eight field goal attempts, Allen entered free agency and ultimately decided to not accept any offers to continue playing during...
Via The Comeback
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwyane Wade: Heat have to ‘right the ship’

The Miami Heat find themselves on the back edge of the Eastern Conference playoff picture because of injuries, but Dwyane Wade knows the team must shake its month-long slump before falling further. Ethan Skolnick of the Miami Herald notes Wade realizes Miami has time to rebound but cannot expect health to be a magic fix. “There’s a lot of season left. You’re not too...
Via Sportsnaut
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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