HEAT RUMORS & GOSSIP

Dwyane Wade moves on after getting knocked out of playoffs, prepares for vacation

Okay, so you know it's officially the offseason when we are reporting things like this. Dwyane Wade gave everything he got, left it all out on the court, and now gets to relax until it's go time again next season. He's about to go on a well-deserved vacation, and he let the world know his pre-vacation checklist. Getting prepared for vacation.... Facial ✔Hair Cut ✔ Dentist...
Via Hot Hot Hoops
1 hour ago

Opinion: Miami Heat Should Not Want LeBron James Back

Despite Stephen A Smith’s report that LeBron James could return to Miami if Cleveland wins a championship, the Miami Heat should not consider the re-union. The Miami Heat possibly got the four best seasons of LeBron James’ career. That led to two NBA championships and four straight Finals appearances. That is something the Heat can brag […] Opinion: Miami Heat Should Not Want...
Via All U Can Heat
5 hours ago

Five under-the-radar free agents the Miami Heat should target

Big names aside, the Miami Heat will have to fill out its roster with other free agents. With just six players under contract for next season, the Miami Heat have some work to do this summer. Team President Pat Riley has already said that re-signing Hassan Whiteside is a top priority, and Dwyane Wade is […] Five under-the-radar free agents the Miami Heat should target - All U Can...
Via All U Can Heat
8 hours ago

Could the Miami Heat Sign Kevin Durant AND Retain Hassan Whiteside?

“I believe the team that hasn’t been mentioned that much may be the dark horse in [the chase for impending free agent Kevin Durant this summer], which are the Miami Heat. “Consider who the Heat are. You’re led by Pat Riley. You’ve got an exceptional young coach in Erik Spoelstra. You’ve got LeBron and D-Wade […]
Via Heat Hoops
10 hours ago

Dwyane Wade Interested in Playing Role in Space Jam 2

The recent news of a planned sequel to the 1996 film, “Space Jam,” has captured the attention of the Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade, who has indicated that he would be willing to appear in the film, if asked. That request will likely come, considering that Wade’s close friend and former teammate, LeBron James, is scheduled to star in the film. Wade’s interest was first reported...
Via Heat Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Heat privately admit signing Durant is a long shot

The Miami Heat’s reported interest in soon-to-be free agent Kevin Durant makes a ton of sense for numerous reasons. First off, the team needs to add another upper-echelon player to its existing roster in order to contend for a championship. That much was made clear during Miami’s series loss to the Toronto Raptors in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Now take into account...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat Rumors: Heat’s No. 1 Priority This Offseason Is Landing Kevin Durant

You knew the Miami Heat‘s offseason was going to be crazy. Well, June hasn’t even arrived yet and the circus has already begun. Just a few days after team president Pat Riley exclaimed that re-signing Hassan Whiteside was the team’s No. 1 priority, ESPN’s Dan Le Batard reported otherwise, adamantly expressing that signing superstar Kevin Durant was indeed the team’s real...
Via Heat Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Heat reportedly have sights on Kevin Durant in free agency

The Kevin Durant loony season has begun. With the Oklahoma City Thunder star headed to free agency, it was only a matter of time before the wild free-agency rumors kicked up regardless of how his team performed in the playoffs. Those Thunder are doing quite well, actually, but it hasn’t stopped the onslaught. Dan Le Batard of ESPN just dropped an interesting bombshell regarding...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Heat will make Durant their top offseason priority

Miami Heat president Pat Riley said earlier this week that re-signing big man Hassan Whiteside will be the team’s top priority this offseason, but he may actually have his sights set on a slightly bigger prize. Dan Le Batard, who has always been pretty well connected on all things Heat, said on his ESPN Radio show recently that making a strong pitch to Durant has always been No...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Heat expect Chris Bosh to play next season

Are the Miami Heat expecting to have Chris Bosh back on the court next season? That depends who you ask. A recent report indicated that the Heat fear team doctors may never clear Bosh again as a result of the blood clot issues he has had for the past two years. There was talk that Bosh, 32, could even be forced into a medical retirement. However, ESPN’s Dan Le Batard said on...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Red Velvet Cake Takes Miami Heat's Hassan Whiteside to 'Church'

Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside won't be blocking NBA players' shots again until October. The Heat lost their playoff series in seven games to the Toronto Raptors in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Whiteside averaged 12 points per game on 68.1 percent shooting, hauled down 10.9 rebounds per game and blocked 2.8 shots per game before suffering a sprained MCL in Game 3 of...
Via Stack
4 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Free Agents the Miami Heat Could Be Looking to Target This Offseason

The Miami Heat were just bounced from the NBA Playoffs by the Toronto Raptors in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. Now, the clock is ticking for Miami, as they will look to come back even stronger next season by taking full advantage of what free agency has to offer. They will have somewhere close to $50 million in cap space to work all the magic they can in order to boost...
Via Heat Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Heat's Justise Winslow named to NBA All-Rookie second team

NEW YORK (AP) -- Minnesota Timberwolves forward Karl-Anthony Towns and New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis have been unanimously selected to the NBA All-Rookie first team.Both players received all 130 first-team votes from a panel of sportswriters and broadcasters in the United States and Canada.Towns was the Rookie of the Year and led all rookies in scoring (18.3 points per...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Riley: Whiteside ‘our No. 1 priority’ this offseason

Heat center Hassan Whiteside is about to become an unrestricted free agent and without his Bird Rights, the team has no advantage over the rest of the league in retaining him from a financial standpoint. But none of that phases The Godfather of the Miami Mafia. In his exit interview with reporters on Wednesday, Heat president Pat Riley made clear that re-signing Whiteside will be...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Heat Can’t Survive the Gnarly North, Pivotal Offseason Awaits

The wrath of the Raptors was unleashed in Sunday’s sudden-death second round showdown. Playing the biggest basketball game in Air Canada Centre history, Toronto kept Miami cold and coasted to a 116-89 shellacking. Game 7 It was a day to forget for fans and members of Miami. Former Wildcat Kyle Lowry went supernova, scoring 35 points (11-20 FG, 5-7 3Pt, 8-11 FT) to go with nine...
Via The Lottery Mafia
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Heat worried that Chris Bosh won’t play again

The Miami Heat played without big men Chris Bosh and Hassan Whiteside when they found themselves eliminated from the playoffs Sunday against the Toronto Raptors. There’s now a decent chance that neither will be back with the team. Whiteside will be a free agent this summer, and could move on for greener pastures elsewhere. Meanwhile, Bosh has not played since before the All-Star...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Goes Small But Comes Up Big to Force Game 7

After dropping Game 5 in Toronto, Miami won Game 6 at home behind its best shooting performance of the series. Rookie Justice Winslow received the start at center, as coach Erik Spoelstra decided it was time for a change. Safe to say the move paid off. Are the Heat gaining the title of league’s most unpredictable ball-club? Having come back from 3-2 down against Charlotte in...
Via The Lottery Mafia
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Heat-Raptors Game 7: the coaches and tactics

Game 7 of a messy, cluttered Eastern Conference semifinal series between the Miami Heat and Toronto Raptors doesn’t merely give every player a last chance to get it right. Game 7 offers one more opportunity to each head coach, one more chance to leave a positive imprint on this series after six erratic games over 13 bewildering days. One strong coaching performance on Sunday...
Via Crossover Chronicles
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Josh Richardson throws down monster dunk

Check out this dunk by Josh Richardson in game six as the Miami Heat tie up the series with the Toronto Raptors and force game seven….. The post Watch: Josh Richardson throws down monster dunk appeared first on Crossover Chronicles.
Via Crossover Chronicles
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Heat have their Game 7 but still won't have Hassan Whiteside

The Miami Heat forced a Game 7 in the Eastern Conference semifinals with a 103-91 win over the Toronto Raptors on Friday night. They did it without center Hassan Whiteside, and they'll have to do it without him again Sunday if they are to advance and face the Cleveland Cavaliers.Whiteside hasn't played since suffering an MCL sprain in his right knee in Game 3 of this series. He will...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Raptors advance or the Heat force Game 7

If you’ve been following the Toronto Raptors this NBA postseason, you probably noticed something a little different watching Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals matchup against the Miami Heat. Kyle Lowry was playing well, and DeMar DeRozan was playing well — and they were doing it in the same game! For whatever reason, the Raptors' dynamic duo of Lowry and DeRozan has...
Via Yardbarker
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Luol Deng a more valuable free agent than DeMar DeRozan?

When LeBron James left Miami to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers two summers ago, the Heat responded by replacing him with Luol Deng. As you can imagine, it wasn't the most celebrated free agent signing. Replacing one of the greatest athletes of all time with a ten-year veteran who plays the same position and is worse in nearly every aspect of basketball is rarely something to get...
Via RealGM - NBA
13 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Goran Dragic Can't Stop Getting Hit in the Face

The Miami Heat are deadlocked in a 2-2 Eastern Conference Semifinals tie with the Toronto Raptors, but Heat point guard Goran Dragic's face is currently winless for the entire 2015-2016 campaign. Last night, Dragic's face was struck for the third time in less than a month when Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan dribbled the basketball directly off his foot and squarely...
Via Stack
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Hassan Whiteside has first-degree MCL sprain

The Miami Heat haven’t been forthcoming about Hassan Whiteside and the severity of his knee injury. However, Ethan Skolnick of the Miami Herald reports the center has been diagnosed with a first degree MCL sprain. “The Miami Herald has learned from a league source that it is a first degree, or least severe, sprain,” Skolnick writes. “The Heat will know more after Whiteside’s...
Via Sportsnaut
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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