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HEAT RUMORS & GOSSIP

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
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Clippers-Heat Preview

The Miami Heat's recent surge is about to get a pair of major tests prior to the All-Star break. The Heat go for a seventh win in eight tries Sunday when they attempt to salvage a split of the season series with the Los Angeles Clippers. Miami (29-22) is one-half game behind Atlanta for the Southeast Division lead with two left before the break - one fewer than the Hawks. Entering...
Via Associated Press
1 day 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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Hassan Whiteside Blocks 10 Shots, Gets Triple-Double

Hassan Whiteside came off the Miami Heat bench to notch a triple-double of 10 points, 10 rebound and 10 blocks to help down Charlotte. “It’s amazing to come out here in front of my family,” said Whiteside, whose triple-double was his second this season following 19 points, 17 rebounds and 11 blocks Jan. 15 at Denver. “A lot of them haven’t seen me play in the NBA. It was...
Via Hooped Up
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Whiteside gets triple-double as Heat hold off Hornets

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside did his part to prevent the Charlotte Hornets from scoring inside. Mix in a couple of key steals in the final seconds, and the Heat had a nice win on the road. Whiteside had 10 points, 10 rebounds and 10 blocked shots, and Miami beat Charlotte 98-95 on Friday night. Dwyane Wade scored 22 points and Chris Bosh added 20 points...
Via Associated Press
2 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
3 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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Hassan Whiteside throws down powerful dunk over JaVale McGee

Miami Heat big man Hassan Whiteside played in his first game in roughly two weeks when his team took on the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night, and he looked like he hadn’t missed a beat. On one particular play in the second quarter, Whiteside was working against JaVale McGee, and used a great spin move to create some space and carve out a lane to the basket. And then he slammed...
Via The Sports Daily
4 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
4 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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Amar'e Stoudemire coming through for Heat when they need him

MIAMI (AP) -- This is what the Miami Heat envisioned when they got Amar'e Stoudemire to agree to a free agent deal last summer. In short, they would use him when needed.And right now, he's needed.Miami's season was teetering on the brink a week ago, with losses and injuries piling up. But the Heat have since won four straight games, Stoudemire starting them all in place of injured...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Bosh throws towel, makes weird face during postgame interview

For as great as future Hall of Famer Chris Bosh is on the basketball court, he might be better just as he's walking off it.Bosh has developed a goofy rapport with Heat sideline reporter, Jason Jackson, who's deservedly well-known for creating some super entertaining moments during postgame interviews with the Miami players. Now, Bosh can add to his dopey postgame moments.You can...
Via Fox Sports
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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat’s Wade, Bosh chosen for 2016 NBA All-Star Game

For the twelfth straight year, the Miami Heat will have representation at the NBA All-Star Game. Both Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh are slated to appear in the February exhibition, which will take place this year in Toronto, Canada. This marks Wade’s twelfth selection as an All-Star in his thirteen seasons in the league and Bosh’s eleventh. The selections of Wade and Bosh mean...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Justise Winslow, Erik Spoelstra are trying a new pace

Injuries and ineffectiveness have forced the Heat to make some changes to their offensive strategies. We've seen two of them implemented over the past few games.First, Justise Winslow is playing more of a facilitating role for the first time in his NBA career. He's not necessarily running the offense from start to finish, but he is bringing the ball up the court promptly.The second...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

The Miami Heat rebuild to become contenders

The ability of NBA superstars to get up and completely abandon their city when a more attractive opportunity presents itself leaves their ailing team’s General Manager in a tricky bind. Fans demand their GM’s to assemble a team that brings the same glory to their city that the star was able to provide. Fans become hungry for more success and look to the GM to patch up the problem...
Via isportsweb.com
11 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
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Heat minority owner Ranaan Katz says LeBron wanted Spoelstra fired

In the wake of David Blatt’s firing, many have wondered whether LeBron James is a “coach killer.” The latest tidbit from Miami Heat minority owner Ranaan Katz would certainly suggest that he is. Katz, former Blatt assistant Alon Stein, and Bleacher Report writer David Pick appeared as guest panelists on an Israeli sports talk show Tuesday night to talk about the Blatt firing...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name LeBron James' teammates on his Miami Heat championship squads

Can you name the 18 players who won NBA championships with LeBron James on the 2011-12 or 2012-13 (or both) Miami Heat teams?
13 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
13 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
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Heat, Ray Allen reunion seems unlikely

It doesn’t sound like Ray Allen will leave the comforts of retirement to help out the struggling Miami Heat. Allen played two seasons with the Heat on a rotational basis before hanging up the sneakers for good, but his name seems to always come up this time of year when contenders begin to suffer injuries or simply sniff around the idea of adding a veteran. Last year it was the...
Via The Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Erik Spoelstra: David Blatt firing is 'very disturbing'

Erik Spoelstra is the latest NBA coach to sound off about the Cleveland Cavaliers’ decision to fire David Blatt. Spoelstra, who coached LeBron James on the Miami Heat for four seasons, winning two titles, called the Blatt firing “very disturbing.” Erik Spoelstra on Blatt firing: "It’s very disturbing for the coaching profession. You have to be able to go through collective...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Hassan Whiteside, Miami Heat collapsing near trade deadline

If one puts their ear close enough to the ground, it will begin to pick up the slight vibrations of an incoming locomotive that is the problems surrounding the Miami Heat. The Heat sit sixth in the Eastern Conference at 22-17, but Wednesday night saw the team take an ugly road loss to the Los Angeles Clippers in 104-90 fashion while Hassan Whiteside and Co. self-destructed. Where...
Via The Sports Daily
25 days ago  |  Discuss
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