Udonis Haslem Determined to Help Hassan Whiteside Reach His Full Potential

Most NBA veterans heading into their late 30s often have selfish motives such as having the perfect retirement or perhaps adding a couple more rings to their resume. However, that’s not the case for Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem. The 36-year-old has experienced the franchise’s ups and downs over the course of his 13-year career; yet, even after being offered more money...
Via Heat Nation
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Heat embracing chance to start over after Wade departure

MIAMI (AP) It's all so different now for the Miami Heat. A franchise that won three NBA championships with LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in the last decade is now starting over in many respects. James is gone and a champion again in Cleveland. Wade now plays for Chicago. Bosh and the Heat are estranged, with no hope of reconciling. So from the outside, it would seem...
Via Associated Press
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat: Erik Spoelstra tells Goran Dragic he’s not being traded

Goran Dragic was appreciative of the Miami Heat reaching out to him. In response to a report that the Miami Heat and Sacramento Kings were discussing a trade centered around Goran Dragic and Rudy Gay, Erik Spoelstra reached out to Dragic to assure him the rumors are not true, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. While the […] Miami Heat: Erik Spoelstra tells Goran Dragic...
Via All U Can Heat
5 hours ago

Miami Heat: NBA Scout isn’t high on Justise Winslow

Anonymous NBA scouts previewed the Eastern Conference via Sports Illustrated’s new basketball vertical ‘The Crossover’, and had some opinions on the Miami Heat. While you and I are talking about what the Miami Heat can do this season, NBA types are doing the same thing. Front offices use the preseason to evaluate opponents just as […] Miami Heat: NBA Scout isn’t high on...
Via All U Can Heat
8 hours ago

Could Bosh's departure leave door open for Wade's return to Miami?

Waiving Chris Bosh's salary might allow Heat to sign Wade next season. As Tom Ziller said, “If granted, the Heat would be able to gain that extra cap space for the 2017 season. They would be rolling the luxury tax dice for the 2017-18 season, of course, but that’s a problem for another year. If that’s the cost of opening up enough space to land Blake Griffin and another solid...
Via Hot Hot Hoops
10 hours ago

Can Rodney McGruder make the Miami Heat roster?

Rodney McGruder is impressing this preseason in his battle for the final spot on the Miami Heat roster – will he make it? The Miami Heat’s 2016-17 preseason has seen a host of new faces battle for playing time and a spot in the rotation for the upcoming regular season. Many of these players would […] Can Rodney McGruder make the Miami Heat roster? - All U Can Heat - All U Can...
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12 hours ago

Goran Dragic Addresses Recent Trade Rumors

Yesterday, the first major trade rumor of the Miami Heat‘s 2016-2017 campaign got released and, of course, spread like wildfire. The proposed trade would essentially send starting point guard Goran Dragic to the Sacramento Kings for Darren Collison and Rudy Gay. Although numerous rumors and reports are constantly surfacing, this particular one seemed to grab the attention of a...
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18 hours ago  |  Discuss

What’s Next? 2016-17 Miami Heat: After The Come-Up

By now, NBA season previews are rolling out. Countless basketball sites, podcasts, and television shows are breaking down all 30 teams; projecting how each will fare based on additions and subtractions. I would like to do something different and focus on teams through the fish-eyed lens of their respective most-intriguing player or players. I continue with the Miami Heat. It’s...
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D-Wade on one day returning to Heat: ‘Anything is possible’

Dwyane Wade insists he’s happy to be embarking upon his first season as a member of his hometown Chicago Bulls. But the ties that bind him to South Beach apparently are strong, as Wade hinted that it’s possible he could one day return to the Miami Heat. Wade mentioned the potential of a reunion with the Heat during an interview with The Crossover’s Rohan Nadkarni, mentioning...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Hassan Whiteside embracing challenge of stepping into leadership role with Heat

MIAMI (AP) -- Hassan Whiteside's talents are apparently not limited to the dunks and defense that convinced the Miami Heat he was worthy of a $98 million contract this offseason.Turns out, he also does a very respectable Shaquille O'Neal impression."When I met him, he was just, `Big fella, you've got to dunk everything,'" Whiteside said, perfectly mimicking O'Neal's oft-imitated...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Hot Five: What's real and what isn't with this Heat team?

My take on a series of hot-button Heat-related topics following Miami's 107-77 win over the Orlando Magic and with two games left in the preseason: Q: Is the Heat really interested in trading Goran Dragic to Sacramento for Rudy Gay?  The immediate answer is no. The long term answer could be yes. From everything I've heard consistently throughout this summer Pat Riley, 71, doesn...
Via Heat Check
1 day ago

Report: Heat, Kings discussing Goran Dragic-Rudy Gay swap

Could a return to the Western Conference be in store for Miami Heat point guard Goran Dragic? According to a report by Michael Scotto of Basketball Insiders on Tuesday, the Heat and the Sacramento Kings have discussed a trade centered around Dragic in exchange for Rudy Gay and Darren Collison. The two sides are said to be “kicking the tires” on the potential deal at the moment...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Chris Bosh considering taking a season off

The Miami Heat are likely going to release Chris Bosh at some point in the coming months, and Bosh has said he is not retiring over the blood clot issues he has dealt with the past two years. That means he eventually expects to sign with another team, but is it possible we don’t see the 11-time NBA All-Star on the court at all this upcoming season? Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Hassan's time: Heat center says he accepts challenge to lead

MIAMI (AP) Hassan Whiteside's talents are apparently not limited to the dunks and defense that convinced the Miami Heat he was worthy of a $98 million contract this offseason. Turns out, he also does a very respectable Shaquille O'Neal impression. ''When I met him, he was just, `Big fella, you've got to dunk everything,''' Whiteside said, perfectly mimicking O'Neal's oft-imitated...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: NBPA closely watching situation between Bosh, Heat

With Chris Bosh’s standoff with the Miami Heat showing no sign of being resolved, the NBPA is reportedly watching things closely. According to Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel, the players’ association is “examining the situation” with the awareness that Bosh is still sorting through medical and privacy concerns. The current priority for the union is a new...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Hassan Whiteside’s nice gesture makes young Heat fan go nuts

Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside made a young fan’s night on Wednesday. As Whiteside walked off the court to the locker room, he took off his warmup shirt and gave it to a young fan in the stands who had been hopping up and down, in hopes of receiving it. The fan was elated and went nuts after receiving the free gift. It was nice of Whiteside to hook the fan up.
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat honor late Marlins ace Jose Fernandez

As the city of Miami continues to mourn the passing of Marlins ace Jose Fernandez, the local sports teams continue to honor him and his legacy. Last night, the Miami Heat honored the late pitcher by wearing his number during warm-ups and observing a moment of silence. Last night in Miami was another somber reminder about what the impact of sports means to some people. Fernandez...
Via The Comeback
8 days ago  |  Discuss

DeAndre Jordan wouldn’t mind Clippers picking up Chris Bosh

How does a Blake Griffin-DeAndre Jordan-Chris Bosh tandem sound? If Jordan has his way, the Los Angeles Clippers will sign Bosh once his ugly split with the Miami Heat concludes. TMZ captured the funny exchange: So, when we shot Jordan out in L.A. Tuesday night, we asked what he thinks Bosh should do next. “I think that he should come to the Clippers … I’d come off the...
Via The Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat pay tribute to Jose Fernandez before game (VIDEO)

The Miami Heat players honored the late Jose Fernandez with t-shirts and a moment of silence before Tuesday night’s exhibition game against the Brooklyn Nets. It was the team’s first home game of the season, and Dee Gordon, among others, was in attendance. The warmup shirts the Heat players wore had Fernandez’s initials, “JDF,” and his number, “16,” inscribed on them...
Via The Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat News: Injury Updates on Beno Udrih and Josh Richardson

Beno Udrih‘s season with the Miami Heat ended abruptly last year after he injured his foot and ultimately agreed to a $90,000 buyout with the team so they could remain under the luxury tax. However, the Heat showed their loyalty to the Slovenian guard this past August when they re-signed him to a $1.4 million deal. Now, after sitting out Miami’s first two preseason games with...
Via Heat Nation
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Heat to honor Jose Fernandez in pregame ceremony

The South Florida sports community — and the sports world at large — suffered a heartbreaking blow when Miaim Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez tragically died in a boating accident in late September at the age of 24. The sudden death left the Marlins reeling and Major League Baseball in a state of shock. As a way to help Miami community mourn the sudden and devastating loss, the...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyler Johnson is Miami’s X-Factor

Undrafted. Summer League. Waived. D-League bound. On a 10-day contract. Back to the D-League. Another 10-day contract. And finally, Johnson lands a two-year deal with the Heat. After spots of excellence, filling in through Wade’s injuries in 2015, a broken jaw in last year’s Summer League, and a shoulder surgery that forced him to miss the latter half of last season, Tyler Johnson...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

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