Five Reasons Dion Waiters Can Take the Heat to the Next Level

Let’s just start off by saying — there’s no perfect replacement for Dwyane Wade. The 12-time All-Star and three-time NBA champion was Miami’s premiere athlete for more than a decade. Now that he’s gone, though, the Miami Heat must find a way to move on. Signing Dion Waiters to his two-year deal, worth $6 million was a great move for the Heat as the six-foot-four guard...
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Miami Heat Offseason: Justise Winslow puts in the necessary practice time to raise his game

Are we seeing the emergence of a transcendent talent? Justise Winslow has the drive, talent, and ceiling capable of becoming a multiple time All Star in this league. Ever since he fell to the Heat via a series of fortuitous events, we've all been watching to see how he would develop. The baseline equation here, though, is that: If he puts in the time and effort to improve his skills...
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2 hours ago

Miami Heat officially sign guard Dion Waiters, will wear No. 11

The Heat made it official late Tuesday with the addition of Waiters, who will not wear his customary No. 3 on his new jersey. The Miami Heat moved quickly Tuesday to announce the official signing of free agent guard Dion Waiters, with a statement from president Pat Riley. "Dion is not a Room Exception player," said Riley. "He wanted to play for the Miami HEAT and chose to forgo...
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20 hours ago

Position by Position status of the 2016-17 Miami Heat

We break down the state of the current Miami Heat roster by each position. Believe it or not, the Miami Heat are only about two months from beginning training camp in preparation for the 2016-17 NBA season. This year will look a lot different than years past and that's because of the obvious -- Dwyane Wade will not be the starting shooting guard. Here's a look at the roster. ...
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21 hours ago

Miami Heat Sign Dion Waiters to 2-Year, $6 Million Deal

Pat Riley wasn’t expecting to use the Miami Heat’s $2.898 million mid-level exception for room teams this summer. “As far as the $2.9 million room exception, we’re going to hold on to that,” Riley said on July 16. “I don’t think we’re going use it for the rest of the summer. There isn’t anybody out […]
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1 day ago

Dion Waiters joins Miami Heat, expected to compete for starting job

MIAMI (AP) -- Shooting guard Dion Waiters has signed a $5.93 million, two-year contract with the Miami Heat, and he'll compete for a starting job as Dwyane Wade's replacement.Waiters was one of the top free agents left on the market. He became an unrestricted free agent when Oklahoma City rescinded a $6.8 million qualifying offer. The second year of his Miami deal announced Tuesday...
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Dion Waiters signs $5.93 million, 2-year contract with Heat

MIAMI (AP) Shooting guard Dion Waiters has signed a $5.93 million, two-year contract with the Miami Heat, and he'll compete for a starting job as Dwyane Wade's replacement. Waiters was one of the top free agents left on the market. He became an unrestricted free agent when Oklahoma City rescinded a $6.8 million qualifying offer. The second year of his Miami deal announced Tuesday...
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Tyler Johnson threw up after hearing about $50 million deal with Miami Heat

In professional sports, it’s pretty normal for younger players to express their excitement when they sign their first major deal. Some express that excitement in various ways. But guard Tyler Johnson had a bit of a different reaction upon hearing news of his $50 million deal with the Miami Heat: he wound up losing some of his lunch upon hearing the news. “I threw up a couple...
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Tyler Johnson 'threw up a couple of times' over $50M deal

Tyler Johnson probably figured his time with the Miami Heat had come to an end after he agreed to a four-year, $50 million offer sheet from the Brooklyn Nets. But with the departure of Dwyane Wade, the Heat decided to match the Nets’ offer. What was Johnson’s reaction to the realization that he was going to make that kind of money no matter where he played? Let’s just say...
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What should the Miami Heat do if Bosh isn’t healthy?

If Chris Bosh isn’t cleared to play, what are the Miami Heat’s options at power forward? When at his full power, Chris Bosh is a top-tier big man in this league, but with his recent health ailments, it might be smart for the Miami Heat to have a plan B when it comes to their […] What should the Miami Heat do if Bosh isn’t healthy? - All U Can Heat - All U Can Heat - A Miami...
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2 days ago

Dion Waiters' deal signals the end of the 2016 money grab

When you’re a kid on Halloween, you go out whenever dusk starts to set in and bang on doors using code words for free candy and go on your merry way with every house that has a porch light on. For the most part, you go around a neighborhood or a general area until at some point, you start noticing the porch lights that are on inviting free candy poachers become more and more...
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Are the Miami Heat gambling with Bosh’s health?

When the Miami Heat learned Chris Bosh was suffering from a possible life-threatening blood clot, fans in Miami held their collective breath. For Heat fans, hearing their All-Star and NBA Champion forward was diagnosed with a career-threatening ailment hit close to the basketball family Bosh has known for the past several seasons. Over the last seven NBA lifetimes, South Beach has...
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Report: Dion Waiters agrees to one-year deal with Heat

Unrestricted free agent Dion Waiters has agreed to a one-year deal with the Miami Heat, reports Jon Krawczynski of the Associated Press. Waiters will make $2.9 million. The 24-year-old guard averaged 9.8 points in 78 games for the Oklahoma City Thunder last year, including 15 starts. He shot just under 40 percent overall and 35.8 percent on 3-pointers. Waiters, who has come of...
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Report: Bosh's camp 'angry and suspicious of Heat's intentions'

The situation between Chris Bosh and the Miami Heat has gotten quite complicated as questions remain about the 11-time All-Star’s health. With Bosh still taking blood thinners, some wonder if he will ever be able to play in the NBA again. And if he does, do the Heat even want him? Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald reports that there are some within Bosh’s camp who are “angry...
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Miami Heat News: Willie Reed Working out with Udonis Haslem’s Trainer

Willie Reed is already making the most of his offseason in Miami. According to the video below, he has started working out with South Beach trainer Stanley Remy. Remy is currently veteran big man Udonis Haslem’s trainer. .@ShowtimeReed33 putting in work at #TheU #Heat #HeatNation pic.twitter.com/OoD00KugVB — /r/Heat (@Heat_Reddit) July 21, 2016 Remy has worked with...
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Report: Chris Bosh Believes He Should Be Medically Cleared to Play

The playing status of Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh again appears to be dependent upon whether or not he’ll have to take blood thinners in order to avoid the blood clots that have abruptly ended the veteran’s last two seasons. Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald wrote about his discussions with two South Florida doctors, discussing both the potential threats to Bosh’s health...
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Pat Riley suggests a franchise tag to solve NBA’s ‘superteam’ problem

There has been quite the uproar since Kevin Durant decided that he would be signing with the Golden State Warriors on the 4th of July. The Warriors were coming off of the greatest regular season of all time with 73 wins, and appeared to be heading towards a second consecutive NBA title before being stopped by LeBron James and the Cavaliers. Saturday, Miami Heat President Pat Riley...
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Hassan Whiteside planning to buy his mom a house

As someone who could hardly get the attention of an NBA team just a few years ago, Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside is not taking the $98 million contract he just signed for granted. In fact, the first major purchase he is planning isn’t even for himself. Whiteside, who celebrated signing his max contract by going to the zoo and sharing the experience on Snapchat, is planning...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Ego, entitlement: Why Dwyane Wade is no longer in Miami

In South Florida, the sun shines incessantly, and the excitement in the air is forever exuberant. If you haven’t been to Miami, I suggest that you go. If you are single, you may not make it back, and if you are married, you may end up with a stable of sunglasses for future visits. There are beautiful people, great food, beaches, nightclubs, great scenery and anything you can imagine...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Heat could make Goran Dragic available to trade

With Dwyane Wade in Chicago and the franchise now facing a potential rebuild, the Miami Heat could be preparing to make point guard Goran Dragic available via trade. According to Brian Windhorst of ESPN, starting the rebuild process in Miami would include trying to find a trade partner for Dragic. “League executives are preparing for the reality that Goran Dragic would become...
Via The Sports Daily
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Riley never called Wade during contract negotiations

Dwyane Wade made the decision to sign with the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday, proving that he was not merely trying to leverage the Miami Heat into giving him more money. The relationship between Wade and the team he spent the first 13 years of his career with had gotten so bad, in fact, that he never even spoke to Pat Riley. According to a report from Manny Navarro of The Miami Herald...
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

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