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Pat Riley is on Twitter, but he does not have a burner account. Let him explain …

Pat Riley is on Twitter, but he does not have a burner account. Let him explain …

Miami Heat president Pat Riley attends Day Two of the NBA Draft Combine at Quest MultiSport Complex on May 18, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) MIAMI — Pat Riley is on Twitter, but he does not have a burner account. Just a few weeks after Sixers president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo resigned when it was learned his wife used ...
Bam Adebayo leads a Miami Heat summer league roster that is up to nine players

Bam Adebayo leads a Miami Heat summer league roster that is up to nine players

Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers fights off Bam Adebayo of the Miami Heat during last season’s playoffs. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images) MIAMI – With the 2018 draft completed, NBA teams are focusing on filling their summer league rosters. The Miami Heat will send a team to two summer leagues next month, playing games in Sacramento July 2-5 and in Las Vegas July...
A look at why Pat Riley lowered outside expectations for the Heat’s 2018 offseason

A look at why Pat Riley lowered outside expectations for the Heat’s 2018 offseason

Miami Heat NBA basketball team president Pat Riley talks to the media during a season ending press conference in Miami, Wednesday, April 19, 2017. (David Santiago/El Nuevo Herald via AP) MIAMI — A quiet draft night could turn into a quiet summer for the Heat. Even with all of the rumors swirling around the futures of LeBron James and Kawhi Leonard, team president...
Pat Riley ready to make pitch for Dwyane Wade to return to Heat

Pat Riley ready to make pitch for Dwyane Wade to return to Heat

Miami’s Dwyane Wade watches a shot during the playoff series against Philadelphia in April. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) MIAMI – Pat Riley and Dwyane Wade have not had conversations about the Heat legend’s future, but Riley said now is the time to start to “focus” on all these decisions that impact next season. Wade, 36...
Riley says Heat have not offered Whiteside in any trade talk; adds center and Spoelstra making ‘movement’ on relationship

Riley says Heat have not offered Whiteside in any trade talk; adds center and Spoelstra making ‘movement’ on relationship

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra and center Hassan Whiteside. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) MIAMI – While Pat Riley said “there has been movement” on that intervention between coach Erik Spoelstra and center Hassan Whiteside, he added that the Heat have not been focused on trading Whiteside. Whiteside has been the subject of speculation that the Heat are...
After a quiet draft night, Pat Riley explains why it might also be a quiet summer for the Heat. Here’s what Riley had to say …

After a quiet draft night, Pat Riley explains why it might also be a quiet summer for the Heat. Here’s what Riley had to say …

Miami Heat NBA basketball team president Pat Riley talks to the media during a season ending press conference in Miami, Wednesday, April 19, 2017. (David Santiago/El Nuevo Herald via AP) MIAMI — After a quiet draft night that included no Heat picks, Pat Riley walked to the AmericanAirlines Arena press conference room shortly after midnight Friday morning and spoke...
2018 NBA draft: Miami Heat still without a pick late into first round

2018 NBA draft: Miami Heat still without a pick late into first round

Miami Heat President Pat Riley talks with the media at a season-end press conference in April. (Charles Trainor III/Miami Herald/TNS) MIAMI – While the night was highlighted by a flurry of trades early on, the Miami Heat sat idly by as the NBA draft moved into the latter stages of the first round. The Heat reportedly explored jumping into the first round...
Are the Miami Heat trying to move into the first-round of tonight’s draft?

Are the Miami Heat trying to move into the first-round of tonight’s draft?

The NBA draft is hours away and the Miami Heat could jump back into the game. According to Sports Illustrated the Heat are looking into acquiring a first-round pick in tonight’s draft. One team to keep an eye on as the draft nears: the Miami Heat, who have been pursuing the possibility of acquiring a first-round selection, according to multiple league sources...
Mailbag: Will it be a quiet 2018 draft for the Miami Heat?

Mailbag: Will it be a quiet 2018 draft for the Miami Heat?

Miami Heat president Pat Riley and Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra at Miami Heat training camp at FAU in Boca Raton in September. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post) MIAMI — It’s time for another Heat mailbag. If you weren’t able to ask a question this time, send your questions for future mailbags via Twitter ( @Anthony_Chiang ...
Heat offseason Q&A: Bam Adebayo talks about the draft, his offseason, how Dion Waiters looks

Heat offseason Q&A: Bam Adebayo talks about the draft, his offseason, how Dion Waiters looks

Heat center Bam Adebayo with camp former Heat assistant and broadcaster Tony Fiorentino . (Photo Tom D’Angelo) HOLLYWOOD – Bam Adebayo knows exactly what every NBA prospect is going through. One year ago, the Miami Heat center was nervously awaiting the NBA draft, which will be held Thursday. Finally, 14 picks in, he heard his name called and his life changed. Now, Adebayo...
Even without a pick in the NBA draft, the Heat have been busy preparing for every possibility. Here’s how a pick can be acquired …

Even without a pick in the NBA draft, the Heat have been busy preparing for every possibility. Here’s how a pick can be acquired …

Miami Heat president Pat Riley attends Day Two of the NBA Draft Combine at Quest MultiSport Complex on May 18, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) MIAMI — Even without a pick in this year’s draft, the Heat have been busy evaluating prospects. The Heat haven’t hosted any pre-draft workouts at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, but the team&rsquo...
2018 NBA mock draft: Breaking down the first 30 picks

2018 NBA mock draft: Breaking down the first 30 picks

NBA Draft prospect Deandre Ayton, who may be the Phoenix Suns’ choice with the No. 1 overall pick in this month’s NBA draft, talks to the media after an individual workout with the Suns, Wednesday, June 6, 2018 in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) MIAMI — The 2018 NBA Draft is almost here. The two-round draft will begin Thursday at 7 p.m. from Barclays Center in Brooklyn...
Can Pat Riley work his magic or will Heat fans be left with an empty feeling for the third consecutive summer?

Can Pat Riley work his magic or will Heat fans be left with an empty feeling for the third consecutive summer?

Miami Heat President Pat Riley attends the NBA draft basketball combine last month in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) Barring a trade, the Miami Heat will be sitting out the NBA draft for just the third time in their history. But don’t mistake that for Pat Riley sitting on a yacht off some tropical island and a “closed” sign being hung on the offices ...
Mailbag: Would Heat give up all young talent for Kawhi Leonard without guarantee? That & more on Grizzlies rumors, possible draft day deal

Mailbag: Would Heat give up all young talent for Kawhi Leonard without guarantee? That & more on Grizzlies rumors, possible draft day deal

San Antonio’s Kawhi Leonard reacts after a basket against the Memphis Grizzlies during the 2017 playoffs. (Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images) Time for another Miami Heat mailbag If you were not able to ask a question this time, send them along for future mailbags via Twitter to @tomdangelo44 and @Anthony_Chiang. You can also e-mail me at tdangelo@pbpost.com. From...
Udonis Haslem on LeBron James’ visit to Miami during playoffs: ‘We sat down to eat, is that a crime?’

Udonis Haslem on LeBron James’ visit to Miami during playoffs: ‘We sat down to eat, is that a crime?’

Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem (40) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) MIAMI — Yes, LeBron James visited Dwyane Wade and Udonis Haslem in Miami during this year’s playoffs. No, it doesn’t mean James is returning to the Heat this summer. Just a few days after Haslem revealed that James...
Possible NBA draft rule change could prove costly for Heat

Possible NBA draft rule change could prove costly for Heat

Miami Heat president Pat Riley attends Day Two of the NBA Draft Combine at Quest MultiSport Complex on May 18, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) MIAMI — The Heat had to give up quite a bit to acquire Goran Dragic in a February 2015 trade. But it could be even more than Miami originally thought, depending on how quickly the NBA moves away...
The Kawhi Leonard sweepstakes is on. Should the Heat enter the mix?

The Kawhi Leonard sweepstakes is on. Should the Heat enter the mix?

Kawhi Leonard #2 of the San Antonio Spurs stands on the court during Game One of the NBA Western Conference Finals against the Golden State Warriors at ORACLE Arena on May 14, 2017 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) MIAMI — The wild NBA offseason has officially begun. Multiple reports surfaced Friday afternoon that Kawhi Leonard wants out of San...
Mailbag: Is there even a realistic way for the Heat to acquire LeBron James?

Mailbag: Is there even a realistic way for the Heat to acquire LeBron James?

LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts against the Golden State Warriors during Game Four of the 2018 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 8, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) MIAMI — It’s time for another Heat mailbag. If you weren’t able to ask a question this time, send your questions for future mailbags via Twitter (...
Where was LeBron James just days before NBA Finals? Visiting with Dwyane Wade, Udonis Haslem in Miami

Where was LeBron James just days before NBA Finals? Visiting with Dwyane Wade, Udonis Haslem in Miami

Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6), Miami Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade (3) and Miami Heat power forward Udonis Haslem (40) walk off the floor dejected during second half action of game one of the NBA finals between the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs Thursday June 06, 2013, at American Airlines Arena in Miami.(Bill Ingram/Palm Beach Post) HOLLYWOOD &mdash...
Udonis Haslem wants playing time and he’s willing to go overseas to get it

Udonis Haslem wants playing time and he’s willing to go overseas to get it

Heat forward Udonis Haslem has played in nine games this season. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) HOLLYWOOD — Udonis Haslem wants to play basketball next season, but he’s just not sure if it’s going to be with the Heat. After spending the first 15 seasons of his NBA career with the Heat, Haslem said he will consider playing elsewhere next season to get more playing...
Heat make qualifying offer to Derrick Jones Jr. before start of free agency. Here’s what it means …

Heat make qualifying offer to Derrick Jones Jr. before start of free agency. Here’s what it means …

Miami Heat’s Derrick Jones Jr. during an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash) MIAMI — The Heat have extended a qualifying offer to two-way contract player Derrick Jones Jr., the Palm Beach Post has confirmed. The move is not a surprise, as it makes Jones a restricted free agent and allows the Heat to...
Heat offseason Q&A: Josh Richardson on how ‘pissed’ he was to not make All-NBA Defensive teams and, of course, LeBron

Heat offseason Q&A: Josh Richardson on how ‘pissed’ he was to not make All-NBA Defensive teams and, of course, LeBron

The Miami Heat’s Josh Richardson leaps past the Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid (21) for a basket in the first quarter in Game 4 of the first-round NBA Playoff series at the AmericaneAirlines Arena in Miami on Saturday, April 21, 2018. The Sixers won, 106-102, for a 3-1 series lead. (Charles Trainor Jr./Miami Herald/TNS) MIAMI — While many NBA players...
Mailbag: What’s standing between the Heat re-signing Wayne Ellington this summer?

Mailbag: What’s standing between the Heat re-signing Wayne Ellington this summer?

Miami Heat’s Wayne Ellington (2) attempts a three-point basket as New York Knicks’ Frank Ntilikina, of France, defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) MIAMI — It’s time for another Heat mailbag. If you weren’t able to ask a question this time, send your questions for future mailbags...
Las Vegas summer league announces schedule, with Heat playing opener on July 7

Las Vegas summer league announces schedule, with Heat playing opener on July 7

Miami Heat’s Matt Williams, left, and Bam Adebayo, right, battle for the ball with Dallas Mavericks’ Brandon Ashley during the first half of an NBA summer league basketball game, Tuesday, July 11, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher) MIAMI — The 2017-18 season just came to a close, but the start of summer-league basketball is just weeks away. The Las Vegas summer...
A rundown of eight biggest questions of 2018 NBA offseason: What will happen with LeBron James, Paul George and Kawhi Leonard?

A rundown of eight biggest questions of 2018 NBA offseason: What will happen with LeBron James, Paul George and Kawhi Leonard?

In this Tuesday, May 9, 2017, file photo, San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard (2) and forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) walk upcourt during the second half of Game 5 in a second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Houston Rockets in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File) MIAMI — The Warriors have been crowned NBA champions, and just like that the most...
Dwyane Wade talks about his future with Heat and LeBron James’ decision

Dwyane Wade talks about his future with Heat and LeBron James’ decision

Dwyane Wade #3 of the Miami Heat watches his shot in the third quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers during Game Two of the first round of the 2018 NBA Playoff at Wells Fargo Center on April 16, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Heat defeated the 76ers 113-103. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) MIAMI — Dwyane Wade and LeBron James enter the offseason...
NBA Finals: How does LeBron James’ past four seasons with Cavaliers compare to his time with Heat?

NBA Finals: How does LeBron James’ past four seasons with Cavaliers compare to his time with Heat?

LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers defended by Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors during Game Four of the 2018 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 8, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) It’s hard to believe, but LeBron James has now played 15 full NBA seasons. And still, the 33-year-old James is widely considered the best...
LeBron James will reportedly speak with Heat this summer. Here’s what James had to say about his uncertain future

LeBron James will reportedly speak with Heat this summer. Here’s what James had to say about his uncertain future

LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks on in the second half against the Golden State Warriors during Game Four of the 2018 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 8, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) LeBron James’ season is over, but an important offseason is just beginning for him. The Warriors completed the 4-0 sweep of James and the...
Eric Glass continues rise as Miami Heat’s summer-league coach

Eric Glass continues rise as Miami Heat’s summer-league coach

Eric Glass (Courtesy of Miami Heat) MIAMI — Eric Glass’ ascension on the Heat bench will continue this summer. The Heat confirmed that Glass will lead the organization’s summer-league teams in Sacramento and Las Vegas this year. The 34-year-old Glass follows in the footsteps of Heat assistant coaches Chris Quinn, Juwan Howard and Dan Craig as head of the...
What will LeBron James be looking for this offseason? ‘A group of talent’ and ‘a group of minds’ to compete with Golden State

What will LeBron James be looking for this offseason? ‘A group of talent’ and ‘a group of minds’ to compete with Golden State

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James takes questions at a press conference after the basketball team’s practiced during the NBA Finals, Thursday, June 7, 2018, in Cleveland. The Warriors lead the series 3-0 with Game 4 on Friday. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) LeBron James is one loss away from another offseason full of speculation. Speculation surrounding...
Does LeBron James wish the Cavaliers still had Dwyane Wade? ‘Oh, absolutely’

Does LeBron James wish the Cavaliers still had Dwyane Wade? ‘Oh, absolutely’

Dwyane Wade #9 and LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers walk backcourt during a game against the Milwaukee Bucks at the Bradley Center on October 20, 2017 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) Dwyane Wade is in the middle of his offseason. He’s already traveled to France and attended the 2018 Monaco Grand Prix in Monte Carlo, Monaco since...
A positive trend for basketball in South Florida has continued in 2018 NBA Finals

A positive trend for basketball in South Florida has continued in 2018 NBA Finals

Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James, right, looks up at a replay during the first half of Game 3 of basketball’s NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors, Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak) MIAMI — The Heat haven’t been in the NBA Finals since 2014, but that doesn’t mean South Florida has stopped watching the championship ...
NBA Finals: What’s it like to face the Warriors? LeBron James says it’s ‘like playing the Patriots’

NBA Finals: What’s it like to face the Warriors? LeBron James says it’s ‘like playing the Patriots’

Stephen Curry #30 and Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors celebrate with Kevin Durant #35 against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the second half during Game Three of the 2018 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 6, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) How big is the gap between the Cavaliers and Warriors? Just look at Cleveland&rsquo...
Here’s how Pat Riley defended the roster decisions the Heat made last summer

Here’s how Pat Riley defended the roster decisions the Heat made last summer

Miami Heat President Pat Riley talks with the media at a season-end press conference on Monday, April 30, 2018 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Fla. (Charles Trainor III/Miami Herald/TNS) MIAMI — The Heat enter the offseason with very little financial flexibility to make significant changes. Decisions over the past two years have helped put Miami in this position...
Mailbag: Should the Heat find a way to get a pick in this year’s draft?

Mailbag: Should the Heat find a way to get a pick in this year’s draft?

Kostas Antetokounmpo #14 participates in drills during Day Two of the NBA Draft Combine at Quest MultiSport Complex on May 18, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) MIAMI — It’s time for another Heat mailbag. If you weren’t able to ask a question this time, send your questions for future mailbags via Twitter ( @Anthony_Chiang...
Heat Mailbag: Is the Brightline station mural a message to Whiteside? That & more on Richardson

Heat Mailbag: Is the Brightline station mural a message to Whiteside? That & more on Richardson

The Miami Heat mural at the new Brightline station in downtown Miami. (Mark Bradley / The Palm Beach Post) Time for another Miami Heat mailbag If you were not able to ask a question this time, send them along for future mailbags via Twitter to @tomdangelo44 and @Anthony_Chiang. You can also e-mail me at tdangelo@pbpost.com.     From Thomas, Boca Raton: I noticed the Heat&rsquo...
Heat offseason Q&A: Udonis Haslem not going to rush decision on his future

Heat offseason Q&A: Udonis Haslem not going to rush decision on his future

Udonis Haslem made an appearance Sunday at the Miami Heat Store in Miami’s Dolphin Mall. (Photo courtesy of Miami Heat) MIAMI — Udonis Haslem has a big decision to make this offseason regarding his future, but he’s not going to rush it. The 37-year-old still isn’t sure if he will continue his playing career. Haslem just knows he wants to have a little more fun this...
Heat offseason Q&A: Kelly Olynyk from India on Basketball Without Borders, his offseason & more

Heat offseason Q&A: Kelly Olynyk from India on Basketball Without Borders, his offseason & more

NBA player Kelly Olynyk of Miami Heat coaches Indian children during a Basketball Without Borders camp in Greater Noida, on the suburbs of New Delhi, India, on Wednesday (AP Photo/Manish Swarup) Kelly Olynyk is in a much different place this offseason, literally and figuratively. The Miami Heat big man is more relaxed with a set schedule now that he has a home after entering last summer...
Heat’s Kelly Olynyk weighs in on bizarre ending to Game 1 of Finals

Heat’s Kelly Olynyk weighs in on bizarre ending to Game 1 of Finals

Miami’s Kelly Olynyk reacts during at game against Boston this past season. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) Miami Heat big man Kelly Olynyk is half a world away, in India, and did not have a chance to watch Game 1 of the NBA Finals. But Olynyk, who is at the NBA Academy India in the National Capital Territory of Delhi to serve as coaches for Basketball Without...
Heat center Hassan Whiteside to play in NBA Africa Game

Heat center Hassan Whiteside to play in NBA Africa Game

The Miami Heat’s Hassan Whiteside (21) reacts to a play during the first quarter against the Atlanta Hawks at American Airlines Arena in Miami on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. (Daniel A. Varela/Miami Herald/TNS) MIAMI — Hassan Whiteside’s offseason will include a trip to Africa. The Heat’s center will play for Team World in the NBA Africa Game on Aug. 4 in Pretoria...
Mailbag: Do Heat really have a chance in the LeBron James free agency sweepstakes?

Mailbag: Do Heat really have a chance in the LeBron James free agency sweepstakes?

LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks on during Game Seven of the 2018 NBA Eastern Conference Finals against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on May 27, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) MIAMI — It’s time for another Heat mailbag. If you weren’t able to ask a question this time, send your questions for future mailbags via...
Heat assistant Juwan Howard to interview for Pistons head coaching vacancy

Heat assistant Juwan Howard to interview for Pistons head coaching vacancy

   Heat assistant Juwan Howard (middle) will interview for the Pistons head coaching job. (Photo by Manuela Davies/Getty Images)    Miami Heat assistant coach Juwan Howard will have another interview for a head coaching job. Howard will speak to the Detroit Pistons about their coaching vacancy, the Palm Beach Post has confirmed. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski was first...
Miami Heat ties to Finals not limited to LeBron James

Miami Heat ties to Finals not limited to LeBron James

Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh led the Miami Heat to four consecutive Finals appearances and two championships. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images) The Miami Heat were eliminated from the playoffs more than five weeks ago. But the Heat have plenty of ties to the Finals, which starts Thursday and pairs Cleveland and Golden State for the fourth...
Shane Battier will remain with Heat front office after withdrawing name from Pistons search

Shane Battier will remain with Heat front office after withdrawing name from Pistons search

Shane Battier (Allen Eyestone/The Palm Beach Post) MIAMI — Shane Battier is staying with the Heat. After interviewing for an upper-level position in the Pistons’ restructured front office, a league source confirmed Tuesday that Battier has withdrawn himself from consideration and will remain with the Heat. ESPN’s Zach Lowe first reported the news. The 39-year-old Battier...
As wait for Dwyane Wade’s decision continues, Gabrielle Union says she thinks he could play ‘two or three more years’

As wait for Dwyane Wade’s decision continues, Gabrielle Union says she thinks he could play ‘two or three more years’

Dwyane Wade #3 of the Miami Heat watches his shot in the third quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers during Game Two of the first round of the 2018 NBA Playoff at Wells Fargo Center on April 16, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Heat defeated the 76ers 113-103. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) MIAMI — This is going to be an interesting offseason...
Mailbag: Were injuries to blame for Heat’s first-round playoff exit?

Mailbag: Were injuries to blame for Heat’s first-round playoff exit?

Miami Heat’s Goran Dragic, left, Wayne Ellington, second from left, James Johnson, second from right, and Kelly Olynyk, right, reacts during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Saturday, March 10, 2018, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) MIAMI — It’s time for another Heat mailbag. If you weren’t able to ask...
Heat’s James Johnson undergoes surgery for sports hernia

Heat’s James Johnson undergoes surgery for sports hernia

Miami Heat’s James Johnson (16) and Josh Richardson (0) react during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) MIAMI — James Johnson doesn’t mind playing through pain, and he did it in several games this past season. On Monday, Yahoo Sports reported that Johnson underwent surgery...
Comparing LeBron James’ legacy with Heat to his last four years with Cavaliers

Comparing LeBron James’ legacy with Heat to his last four years with Cavaliers

LeBron James will play in eighth consecutive Finals this year. He has won three titles, two with the Heat and one with the Cavaliers. (Photos Getty Images) In two weeks LeBron James is going to be playing his final game in a Cavaliers uniform, or he’s not. James is going to hoisting the Larry O’Brien trophy for a fourth time, or he’s not. But one thing...
Heat’s Rodney McGruder volunteers time, learns Memorial Day lesson

Heat’s Rodney McGruder volunteers time, learns Memorial Day lesson

Heat wingman Rodney McGruder volunteered in the Good Grief Camp in Washington, working with children who lost ones serving in the military, over Memorial Day weekend.(Courtesy of the NBA) MIAMI — Memorial Day will never be the same for Rodney McGruder. The Maryland native returned home to spend the holiday weekend as part of an NBA contingent that volunteered in the...
Heat offseason Q&A: Rodney McGruder reveals lesson learned from his injury and how it’s changed his offseason routine

Heat offseason Q&A: Rodney McGruder reveals lesson learned from his injury and how it’s changed his offseason routine

Miami Heat guard Rodney McGruder shoot free throws during training this season at FAU. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post) MIAMI — Rodney McGruder is taking a different approach this offseason. After getting right back in the gym last summer, McGruder is taking time to rest his body this year. Why? Because he’s learned that his body needs time to recover after...
Should the Heat explore a sign-and-trade deal for DeMarcus Cousins?

Should the Heat explore a sign-and-trade deal for DeMarcus Cousins?

DeMarcus Cousins #0 of the New Orleans Pelicans reacts during the second half of a game against the Houston Rockets at the Smoothie King Center on February 23, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) MIAMI — It looks like there will be a few disgruntled stars and a handful of teams that will try to make big changes this offseason. In...
Heat’s Kelly Olynyk once was a camper in NBA’s Basketball Without Borders program; next week he’ll be a coach in India

Heat’s Kelly Olynyk once was a camper in NBA’s Basketball Without Borders program; next week he’ll be a coach in India

Miami’s Kelly Olynyk looks on during a game in January at Brooklyn. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) Kelly Olynyk attended a Basketball Without Borders Americas camp in Mexico City nine years ago as an 18-year-old. The Miami Heat big man will be on the other side in one week, joining three other NBA players and two former WNBA stars at the NBA Academy India in the National Capital...
Would Shane Battier really leave the Heat to take front office job with the Pistons?

Would Shane Battier really leave the Heat to take front office job with the Pistons?

Shane Battier has been the Heat’s director of basketball development and analytics since Feb. 16, 2017. (Allen Eyestone/The Palm Beach Post) MIAMI — The Pistons have their eyes on Shane Battier. Battier, who is the Heat’s vice president of basketball development and analytics, is one of the candidates the Pistons are interested in to fill an upper-level...
Heat president Pat Riley says he’s ‘not a draft pick guy.’ What does he mean by that?

Heat president Pat Riley says he’s ‘not a draft pick guy.’ What does he mean by that?

MIAMI — Heat president Pat Riley has built a reputation for building teams through free agency and trades, rather than through the draft. “To be really honest with you, I’m not a draft pick guy,” Riley said in his post-season press conference on April 30. “You know that.” Whether it’s trading for Alonzo Mourning, Tim Hardaway, Shaquille...
Heat’s Bam Adebayo misses out on All-Rookie second team by one vote

Heat’s Bam Adebayo misses out on All-Rookie second team by one vote

Miami’s Bam Adebayo prepares to rebound the ball during a game against the Indiana Pacers in March. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) Heat center Bam Adebayo was snubbed when it came to being recognized as one of the league’s top rookies, falling one vote short of the NBA’s All-Rookie second team. Adebayo, the 14 th overall pick...
Hawks’ John Collins,  Cardinal Newman grad, voted to NBA All-Rookie team

Hawks’ John Collins,  Cardinal Newman grad, voted to NBA All-Rookie team

Atlanta Hawks center John Collins, who was raised in suburban West Palm Beach and is a Cardinal Newman High School graduate, was voted to the NBA’s All-Rookie second team, the league announced Tuesday.  Collins, the No. 19 overall selection in the 2017 draft out of Wake Forest, was one of the more efficient and productive rookies in the league while playing 74 games (26 starts). He is the...
Greek Freak 3.0: Kostas Antetokounmpo catching up to brother Giannis

Greek Freak 3.0: Kostas Antetokounmpo catching up to brother Giannis

Kostas Antetokounmpo participates in drills during the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago last week. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) The most famous name at the NBA combine in Chicago last week was Antetokounmpo. Kostas Antetokounmpo, 20, is the younger brother of Bucks’ All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo, knows as The Greek Freak. He is a 6-foot-10 big man...
What former Heat guard Mario Chalmers had to say about iconic Dwyane Wade-LeBron James photo

What former Heat guard Mario Chalmers had to say about iconic Dwyane Wade-LeBron James photo

  The iconic photo from 2010 of Dwyane Wade under the basket in Milwaukee with his arms outstretch as LeBron James is completing a tomahawk dunk in the background made the rounds on social media this week. The photo was revisited after ESPN’s Dave McMenamin posted that Wade once told him that was the one shot he will ask LeBron to sign to hang in his house when...
What would it take for Heat to get into conversation for Andrew Wiggins or Karl-Anthony Towns?

What would it take for Heat to get into conversation for Andrew Wiggins or Karl-Anthony Towns?

Andrew Wiggins of the Minnesota Timberwolves during a game last season against the LA Clippers at the Staples Center. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) The Minnesota Timberwolves advanced to the playoffs for the first time in 14 years after adding an All-Star in Jimmy Butler and a handful of other veterans to go along with Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins. But despite...
Mailbag: Chances Heat trade Dragic; could Suns try to pair Dragic with Luka Doncic? That, and more on Winslow

Mailbag: Chances Heat trade Dragic; could Suns try to pair Dragic with Luka Doncic? That, and more on Winslow

Luka Doncic nd Goran Dragic of Slovenia during basketball match between National Teams of Slovenia and France at the EuroBasket 2017. (Photo by Vid Ponikvar / Sportida) Time for another Miami Heat mailbag If you were not able to ask a question this time, send them along for future mailbags via Twitter to @tomdangelo44 and @Anthony_Chiang. You can also e-mail me at tdangelo@pbpost...
Udonis Haslem wants to be part of Heat organization after playing career is over: ‘It’s important that the culture is carried on’

Udonis Haslem wants to be part of Heat organization after playing career is over: ‘It’s important that the culture is carried on’

Heat forward Udonis Haslem is still undecided if he will return for a 16th NBA season. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post) MIAMI — Udonis Haslem isn’t sure if he will continue his playing career, but he does know that he doesn’t want to get into coaching. “I don’t want to do coaching, the coaching is not for me,” Haslem said Saturday at the opening...
Here’s what the Heat are doing differently before the 2018 draft without any picks

Here’s what the Heat are doing differently before the 2018 draft without any picks

CHICAGO — The Heat’s scouting staff will spend a lot of time on the road leading up to the June 21 NBA draft. That’s because the Heat don’t plan to host any pre-draft workouts at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami this year. Instead, the team’s scouts will be on the road evaluating prospects at pro days around the country. Why? Because without a...
Without a pick, Heat are preparing for every possibility at NBA draft combine … even the possibility of acquiring a pick

Without a pick, Heat are preparing for every possibility at NBA draft combine … even the possibility of acquiring a pick

CHICAGO — The Heat don’t have a draft pick this year, but don’t tell them that. The team is well-represented at this week’s NBA draft combine in Chicago by a group that includes president Pat Riley, general manager Andy Elisburg, vice president of player personnel Chet Kammerer, coach Erik Spoelstra, CEO Nick Arison and members of the player personnel staff. Spoelstra...
Maryland’s Kevin Huerter meets with Miami Heat, then impresses rest of NBA at combine

Maryland’s Kevin Huerter meets with Miami Heat, then impresses rest of NBA at combine

Kevin Huerter, from Maryland, participates in the NBA draft basketball combine Thursday, May 17, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) CHICAGO — Kevin Huerter has opened a lot of eyes at the NBA draft combine this week. The Maryland guard, who arrived to Chicago as a projected second-round pick, is rising up draft boards after turning in a solid performance...
Mailbag: Are Heat even farther away than we thought they were entering playoffs? That & more

Mailbag: Are Heat even farther away than we thought they were entering playoffs? That & more

Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra and players stand in the final seconds of their loss to the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 4 of the playoffs. (AP Photo/Joe Skipper) Time for another Miami Heat mailbag If you were not able to ask a question this time, send them along for future mailbags via Twitter to @tomdangelo44 and @Anthony_Chiang. You can also e-mail me at tdangelo@pbpost...
Would Heat exceed luxury tax line to bring back Wayne Ellington? Here is what Pat Riley said

Would Heat exceed luxury tax line to bring back Wayne Ellington? Here is what Pat Riley said

Miami Heat guard Wayne Ellington gestures after hitting a 3-point shot in a game against Denver last season. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) The challenge for the Heat to bring back reserve guard Wayne Ellington has been well documented. But president Pat Riley hinted Miami may be willing to make a sacrifice to re-sign one of the more prolific 3-point shooters in...
Heat offseason Q&A: Tyler Johnson talks about surgically-repaired thumb, his teeth and his impending pay raise

Heat offseason Q&A: Tyler Johnson talks about surgically-repaired thumb, his teeth and his impending pay raise

Tyler Johnson. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) MIAMI — Tyler Johnson has a lot going on this offseason. It started with surgery to repair the ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb on April 30, a procedure that’s expected to keep him in a cast for six weeks. In addition, Johnson visited the dentist recently to begin the process of replacing his missing...
Watch Dwyane Wade get rejected by … Chewbacca?

Watch Dwyane Wade get rejected by … Chewbacca?

Dwyane Wade is a part of the Eastern Conference finals after all. Well, sort of. Wade appeared in an ESPN commercial in which he is dribbling at half court in a darkened gym, puts the ball through his legs, spins and pulls up for a straight-away 3-pointer when out of nowhere appears a big, hairy hand. The shot is rejected and Wade, who then is staring down his defender, Chewbacca, a character...
Heat Mailbag: Has Boston’s Danny Ainge passed Pat Riley as an executive? That, and more

Heat Mailbag: Has Boston’s Danny Ainge passed Pat Riley as an executive? That, and more

Pat Riley Time for another Miami Heat mailbag. If you were not able to ask a question this time, send them along for future mailbags via Twitter to @tomdangelo44 and @Anthony_Chiang. You can also e-mail me at tdangelo@pbpost.com.     From @ChrisHypeTrain: Has Danny Ainge passed Pat Riley as an executive? Riley, the Heat’s president, and Ainge, the GM and president...
How does Heat package stack up in possible deal for Kawhi Leonard? We take a look

How does Heat package stack up in possible deal for Kawhi Leonard? We take a look

Kawhi Leonard will attract a lot of attention if the San Antonio Spurs put him on the trade market. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) The biggest name on the NBA free agent market this summer is the biggest name in the sport – LeBron James. But with fewer teams having the flexibility to spend in free agency the trade market appears the way to go this summer for ...
Checking in on Dwyane Wade: What’s his offseason been like; what his teammates are saying as he get closer to The Decision

Checking in on Dwyane Wade: What’s his offseason been like; what his teammates are saying as he get closer to The Decision

Dwyane Wade has been busy this offseason, but has given no sign about whether he is retiring. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images) We check in on Dwyane Wade’s offseason so far: He approves of the Knicks hiring of David Fizdale. … … And the Hawks hiring of Lloyd Pierce. He’s mystified by the Raptors firing of Dwane Casey. He surprised Waffle House hero James Shaw...
Miami Heat still trying to recover from setback that nobody was prepared for

Miami Heat still trying to recover from setback that nobody was prepared for

Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh (1) reacts to a call during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero) MIAMI — The Heat don’t do much excuse-making. But they can easily use one to explain the financial situation they find themselves in this summer. The unfortunate story of Chris...
How realistic is it for Heat to improve enough internally with this roster?  

How realistic is it for Heat to improve enough internally with this roster?  

Heat president Pat Riley has built winners before. Can he do that with this roster? (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) When it comes to developing players and cobbling together a roster that has a chance to compete, the Miami Heat has a track record. For 23 years Pat Riley has been trusted with building, tearing down and rebuilding rosters that have put the Heat in a...
Mailbag: If Raptors blow it up can Heat swoop for Kyle Lowry or DeMar DeRozan?

Mailbag: If Raptors blow it up can Heat swoop for Kyle Lowry or DeMar DeRozan?

Toronto’s Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan wait for a free-throw during the second half of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Cavaliers Monday in Cleveland. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) Time for another Miami Heat mailbag If you were not able to ask a question this time, send them along for future mailbags via Twitter to @tomdangelo44 and @Anthony_Chiang...
Mailbag: Would expiring contracts be enough for the Heat in a Hassan Whiteside trade?

Mailbag: Would expiring contracts be enough for the Heat in a Hassan Whiteside trade?

The Miami Heat’s Hassan Whiteside (21) reacts to a play during the first quarter against the Atlanta Hawks at American Airlines Arena in Miami on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. (Daniel A. Varela/Miami Herald/TNS) MIAMI — It’s time for another Heat mailbag. If you weren’t able to ask a question this time, send your questions for future mailbags via Twitter ( ...
Heat’s Erik Spoelstra says there’s a storyline that hasn’t drawn much attention, and it involves Rodney McGruder

Heat’s Erik Spoelstra says there’s a storyline that hasn’t drawn much attention, and it involves Rodney McGruder

Miami Heat guard Rodney McGruder shoot free throws during training this season at FAU. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post) MIAMI — Rodney McGruder’s season was taken away from him before it really even began. “That’s a storyline that will never get out,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “But Rodney was on his way. He was probably the most productive...
The number of head coaching changes in NBA since Erik Spoelstra’s first season is staggering

The number of head coaching changes in NBA since Erik Spoelstra’s first season is staggering

Miami Heat president Pat Riley and Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra at Miami Heat training camp at FAU in Boca Raton in September. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post) Erik Spoelstra becomes more of a rarity with each coaching firing. Former Heat coach Stan Van Gundy and the Pistons parted ways today, pushing the number to eight teams that have fired their coach since...
Kelly Olynyk thriving in Heat system; says he’s ready to expand role

Kelly Olynyk thriving in Heat system; says he’s ready to expand role

Heat big man Kelly Olynyk donated locks of his hair to Wigs For Kids, a nonprofit organization which creates wigs for children who have lost their hair either permanently or temporarily due to a medical condition. MIAMI – Perhaps the biggest leap of faith the Miami Heat took during a very busy summer of 2017 was with 7-foot Kelly Olynyk. The Heat has just been stung...
Heat’s Dion Waiters has advice for Hassan Whiteside: ‘Just bite your tongue’

Heat’s Dion Waiters has advice for Hassan Whiteside: ‘Just bite your tongue’

Miami Heat guard Dion Waiters talks with center Hassan Whiteside during the second quarter of an NBA preseason basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017 at the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, Fla. (David Santiago/Miami Herald/TNS) MIAMI — Dion Waiters has some advice for Hassan Whiteside. During a Friday appearance on ESPN’s &ldquo...
Heat president Pat Riley explains why he’s not ‘a draft pick guy’

Heat president Pat Riley explains why he’s not ‘a draft pick guy’

Miami Heat President Pat Riley talks with the media at a season-end press conference on Monday, April 30, 2018 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Fla. (Charles Trainor III/Miami Herald/TNS) MIAMI — Heat president Pat Riley will admit it. “To be really honest with you, I’m not a draft pick guy,” he said in his post-season press conference. &ldquo...
Dwyane Wade surprises Waffle House hero James Shaw Jr. during Ellen Show

Dwyane Wade surprises Waffle House hero James Shaw Jr. during Ellen Show

Heat guard Dwyane Wade stands next to Andrea Ghersi, the sister of Joaquin Oliver, 17, during the National Anthem at American AirlinesArena on March 3. Oliver was killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school shooting on Feb, 14. ( Matias J. Ocner/Miami Herald). Dwyane Wade surprised Waffle House hero James Shaw Jr. during Shaw’s appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres...
What are the Heat’s chances of acquiring Kawhi Leonard this summer?

What are the Heat’s chances of acquiring Kawhi Leonard this summer?

Injured San Antonio forward Kawhi Leonard on the bench during a game against Indiana in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File) Outside of whether Pat Riley can move Hassan Whiteside, perhaps the biggest question surrounding the Miami Heat entering the offseason is if they have a chance to acquire Kawhi Leonard, if the Spurs decide it’s time to trade the 6-foot-7 forward...
With no commitments to national team, Goran Dragic looks forward to quiet summer, returning better and fresher next season

With no commitments to national team, Goran Dragic looks forward to quiet summer, returning better and fresher next season

Miami’s Goran Dragic and Josh Richardson react after Dragic was fouled by Philadelphia’s Marco Belinelli during Game 3 of their first-round playoff series. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) MIAMI – Goran Dragic knows that day will come. He’ll be relaxing at his in Slovenia this summer, catching up on rest after a whirlwind nine months that saw him win a EuroBasket...
At 73, Heat’s Pat Riley not thinking retirement: ‘Something sucks you back in’

At 73, Heat’s Pat Riley not thinking retirement: ‘Something sucks you back in’

  Heat president Pat Riley said ‘there’s always something that brings you back in,’ when thinking about retirement. (Photo Tom D’Angelo) MIAMI – Something changed for Pat Riley the last two years. Perhaps it’s the challenge of rebuilding this team, a process that started two summers ago. Or just the fact that about six weeks after...
Pat Riley said Erik Spoelstra, Hassan Whiteside need an ‘intervention,’ adds ‘I’m going to try to help both of them’

Pat Riley said Erik Spoelstra, Hassan Whiteside need an ‘intervention,’ adds ‘I’m going to try to help both of them’

Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside heads to the bench after fouling out during a game against Sacramento this season. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) MIAMI – Pat Riley wasn’t about to give his $98 million center a pass for this past season, but the Heat president did not put the full blame Hassan Whiteside for his decreased production during the regular...
Heat president Pat Riley on improving team, Wade, Whiteside, retiring (he’s not) and much more

Heat president Pat Riley on improving team, Wade, Whiteside, retiring (he’s not) and much more

Miami Heat president Pat Riley and Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra at Miami Heat training camp at FAU in Boca Raton in September. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post) MIAMI – Pat Riley’s year-end state-of-the-team address Monday revealed plenty about what the Heat president thinks about his team, its future and players like Hassan Whiteside and Dwyane...
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