HEAT RUMORS & GOSSIP

Udonis Haslem: Hassan Whiteside re-signing with Miami Heat a ‘no brainer’

The veteran Miami Heat big man says Hassan Whiteside should re-sign with the team that gave him his NBA break. Udonis Haslem has been a free agent multiple times, but has always come back to the Miami Heat. He’s shown rare loyalty to the organization that gave him his NBA chance, but Haslem is a rare player. […] Udonis Haslem: Hassan Whiteside re-signing with Miami Heat a ‘no...
Via All U Can Heat
2 hours ago

Hassan Whiteside hoping to make quick decision in free agency

MIAMI (AP) -- Hassan Whiteside cannot wait to become a free agent.He also cannot wait for the process to end.The Miami Heat center -- for now, anyway -- becomes a free agent on Friday and if all goes according to his plan, that will also be the day that he decides where he'll be playing next season.The Heat have said retaining Whiteside is a huge priority, and it's believed that...
Via Associated Press
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat: Free Agent Wish List

The Miami Heat have a lot at stake in the upcoming free agency period. The franchise has the potential to either leap into championship contention or regress into mediocrity. While they had a decent season, locking up the third seed and ending up one win away from the Conference Finals, Miami will need free agency to work in their favor if they hope to improve next season. With...
Via isportsweb.com
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hassan Whiteside not ready to commit to Heat

Soon to be NBA free agent Hassan Whiteside appears to be warming to the idea of signing with a team not named the Miami Heat. Speaking with media on Sunday, the 27-year-old center wouldn’t commit to Miami and is keeping his options wide open. Asked if he'll stay in Miami if all things are equal. Long pause. "We'll see." — Ethan J. Skolnick (@EthanJSkolnick) June 26, 2016...
Via Sportsnaut
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hassan Whiteside non-committal on returning to Heat as free agency nears

Clearly, Hassan Whiteside is enjoying this experience. Even so, he doesn't want to extend it too long. "July 1," the Heat center said, of the date he officially becomes a free agent. "Hopefully I know. I hope it's an easy decision to make." Whiteside was at the Young Arts Foundation on Sunday to root for high school and college friends in the Dew NBA 3X tournament. Then he spoke...
Via Heat Check
6 hours ago

Summer League competition "Heats" up in Miami with signing of several undrafted players

Two recent additions to Miami's Summer League team will try to oust somebody on the roster through superior basketball IQ and determination. With no draft picks in 2016, the Miami Heat have a clean slate for undrafted players to prove scouts wrong by not selecting them last week. In the NBA, the pick-and-rolls sets demand high basketball IQ, as well as athletic ability. What these...
Via Hot Hot Hoops
6 hours ago

Whiteside hoping to decide his free-agent future on July 1

MIAMI (AP) Hassan Whiteside is hoping that he's not a free agent for long. The Miami Heat center says he wants to know who his next team is on Friday, the first day of this summer's NBA free-agent period. Whiteside will have a series of meetings with teams that day, and the NBA's blocked-shot leader last season wants to decide quickly. Whiteside says the Heat are one of his options...
Via Associated Press
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Columbus draft pick survived meteor strike as kid, prompeted hockey career

On NHL Draft weekend, there are always many great stories that emerge as to how the prospects found themselves where they stand with the sweater of one of the 30 NHL teams on and a new hat on their head. Columbus Blue Jackets third round draft pick Vitaly Abramov might seem like an average Russian sniper taken in the later rounds due to the general reluctance in the NHL to take...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Hassan Whiteside primary offseason target of Lakers according to report

The Los Angeles Lakers are starting a new era without Kobe Bryant, and one of their preferred pieces in free agency is reportedly Hassan Whiteside, per Marc Stein and Ramona Shelburne of ESPN. Story posting now with @ramonashelburne: @espn sources say the Lakers plan to aggressively pursue Miami's Hassan Whiteside in free agency — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 25, 2016 ...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Miami Heat Secure Meeting With Forward Kevin Durant

The first step into luring superstar Kevin Durant to the Miami Heat is in place. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the free agent will host meetings starting July 1 and the Heat are on his list: “Durant’s representatives at Roc nation are working to solidify invitations with the Boston Celtics, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Clippers, Miami Heat, San Antonio...
Via Heat Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat Roster In Turmoil

Cavaliers triumph over the Warriors changed the formula of creating NBA dynasties The Warriors thought they had the perfect team, until the Cavaliers rained champagne on their parade. As the Heat approach the critical month of July deciding the team's structure, the roster may have a new identity when November arrives. The biggest unknown for Heat remains Chris Bosh's status. Interestingly...
Via Hot Hot Hoops
1 day ago

Miami Heat sign four undrafted rookies for summer league

The Miami Heat have started the process of filling out its summer league roster by signing four undrafted free agent rookies. The Miami Heat didn’t have a pick in Thursday’s NBA draft, but will be very much involved in signing rookies that went undrafted. Just as they did recently with Tyler Johnson, and more than […] Miami Heat sign four undrafted rookies for summer league...
Via All U Can Heat
2 days ago

Miami Heat Rumors: Hassan Whiteside Remains Top Target for Dallas Mavericks

We already knew that the Miami Heat weas going to have to pry Hassan Whiteside away from the hands of many NBA teams during this upcoming free-agency season. And earlier this week, the Heat were reliving the celebration of its first championship in 2006 against the Dallas Mavericks. However, it seems that Dallas and Miami may be at odds once again — this time in the free-agency...
Via Heat Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Heat make no picks in NBA draft

MIAMI (AP) For the second time in four years, the Miami Heat had no picks in the NBA draft. An array of trades made in recent years - including the deal that officially sent LeBron James to Miami in 2010 - left the Heat with no selection. The Heat also had no pick in 1996, 2006 and 2013. With no draft additions, the Heat will do the bulk of their offseason work through free...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Gabrielle Union a big fan of Dwyane Wade’s Body Issue cover (pic)

It should come as no surprise that Gabrielle Union is a big fan of hubby Dwyane Wade appearing in the buff on the cover of the upcoming edition of ESPN The Magazine’s Body Issue. Stepped out of my comfort zone for the #BodyIssue on stands July 6th. Sharing #myNAKEDtruth https://t.co/jFBlVEBcW3 pic.twitter.com/2Qn1ykwNhL — DWade (@DwyaneWade) June 21, 2016   The actress...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat News: Heat Extend Qualifying Offer to Tyler Johnson

According to Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel, the Miami Heat have officially extended a qualifying offer to combo guard Tyler Johnson, making the guard a restricted free agent. The Heat have formally extended a qualifying offer to Tyler Johnson, making him a restricted free agent, allowing Heat to match offers. — Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) June 21, 2016 The 24-year...
Via Heat Nation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

D-Wade discusses appearing in ESPN The Mag’s Body Issue

Dwyane Wade will appear in the upcoming edition of ESPN The Magazine’s annual Body Issue, and the 34-year-old Miami Heat superstar addressed how posing in the buff helped him get out of his comfort zone. Calling himself “a fat boy at heart,” Wade discussed in an essay about his upcoming appearance what it was like stripping down for the photo shoot, something he couldn...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwyane Wade unloads on critics of Heat's 2006 NBA title

For years, Dwyane Wade has listened to critics say the Miami Heat did not deserve to win an NBA championship in 2006. The popular argument is that Wade and the Heat got all the calls and the officials screwed the Dallas Mavericks. On the 10-year anniversary of winning the first of his three titles, Wade has heard enough. In a lengthy Instagram post, Wade unloaded on those who claim...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron James finally divulges ‘secret motivation’ for NBA title

When the Cleveland Cavaliers reached the NBA Finals last year, LeBron James mentioned he had a secret motivation inspiring him to lead his hometown team to a title. The superstar steadfastly refused to divulge exactly what was behind his cryptic comment, but now that he has successfully made good on his promise to bring a championship to Ohio in spectacular fashion, James has...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
6 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron James carries Miami Heat experience with him to Game 7

A thrilling Game 7 NBA Finals matchup between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers looms Sunday night. The record-setting 73-9 Warriors will face the historically great LeBron James in Oracle Arena in the fourth Finals Game 7 of this millennium. James is the only player on either roster to have played a Game 7 in the Finals, emerging victorious against the Spurs...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Great Pat Riley story from 2006 NBA Finals revealed

Pat Riley is regarded as one of the greatest coaches in NBA history. This story certainly helps explain why. Riley won five championships as a head coach — his latest coming in 2006 as head coach of the Miami Heat. It was during that series that Riley’s Heat came back from down 2-0 against the Dallas Mavericks to win four straight and claim the title. ESPN’s True Hoop did...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 Offseason Preview: Miami Heat

A year after missing the postseason (a rarity in franchise history), the Miami Heat rebounded to win their division and push the Raptors to a Game 7 in the second round of the playoffs. The Heat did this despite not having Chris Bosh for the majority of the second half of the season, as well as all of the postseason. Without Bosh, the Heat went small, played at a much faster pace...
Via RealGM - NBA
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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