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When do LeBron James and Warriors visit Heat in 2018-19 season?

When do LeBron James and Warriors visit Heat in 2018-19 season?

The Miami Heat announced its 2018-19 regular season schedule Friday. The 82-game schedule consists of 41 home dates, all at AmericanAirlines Arena, and 41 road contests, and runs from October 17 through April 10, 2019. Fox Sports Sun will air all games available for local broadcast, which will amount to 79 games in total. The Heat will make 11 national television appearances, including three exclusive...
Could Sacramento Kings be a landing spot for Heat’s Tyler Johnson?

Could Sacramento Kings be a landing spot for Heat’s Tyler Johnson?

Miami’s Tyler Johnson reacts during a game against Washington on March 6. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS – With Sacramento looking to add a shooting guard and losing out on their first choice, could the Kings be a landing spot for the  Heat’s Tyler Johnson? The Kings gave restricted free agent Zach LaVine a four-year, $78 million contract...
Heat withdraw qualifying offer to Derrick Walton Jr. Here’s what it means

Heat withdraw qualifying offer to Derrick Walton Jr. Here’s what it means

Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra talks with guard Derrick Walton Jr. during a game last season. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) MIAMI — The Heat have withdrawn their qualifying offer to guard Derrick Walton Jr., which makes him an unrestricted free agent. The Heat had until Friday to make this decision or else the two-way contract offer would have remained on the table...
Heat coach Eric Glass says Derrick Walton Jr. still contributing despite shooting woes

Heat coach Eric Glass says Derrick Walton Jr. still contributing despite shooting woes

Bam Adebayo, shown here during a summer league game last week against Sacramento, led the Heat’s victory over Utah on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) LAS VEGAS – The Miami Heat move onto tournament play in the Las Vegas summer league Thursday, but it is unknown if their two best players will be on the court. Forward Derrick Jones Jr. has not...
Heat coach Erik Spoelstra says he, center Hassan Whiteside are in constant contact; adds relationship ‘isn’t what it seems on the outside.’

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra says he, center Hassan Whiteside are in constant contact; adds relationship ‘isn’t what it seems on the outside.’

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra and center Hassan Whiteside. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS – Perhaps it wasn’t quite an intervention as Pat Riley suggested, but Heat coach Erik Spoelstra and his embattled player, center Hassan Whiteside, have been in communication all summer. And Spoelstra says that relationship is not what it appears to be. “I have absolutely...
What do you need to know about new Heat two-way contract player Duncan Robinson? He’s not just a shooter

What do you need to know about new Heat two-way contract player Duncan Robinson? He’s not just a shooter

Miami Heat forward Duncan Robinson, left, drives to the basket against Sacramento Kings guard Allerik Freeman during the first half of an NBA summer league basketball game Thursday, July 5, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) MIAMI — Duncan Robinson went undrafted last month, but it didn’t take long for him to find an NBA home. The 6-foot-8 sweet-shooting...
Where has Heat second-year center Bam Adebayo shown the most improvement this summer

Where has Heat second-year center Bam Adebayo shown the most improvement this summer

Miami’s Bam Adebayo drives against Lakers’ center Moritz Wagner during a summer league game July 3 in Sacramento. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) LAS VEGAS – Bam Adebayo called it the “UD” role, trying to emulate Heat captain Udonis Haslem as the most experienced player on the team’s summer league roster. While Adebayo has spent...
Heat GM Andy Elisburg had advice for Cavaliers GM after losing LeBron: ‘It ends, and you have to start again’

Heat GM Andy Elisburg had advice for Cavaliers GM after losing LeBron: ‘It ends, and you have to start again’

LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks on while playing the Chicago Bulls during a pre season game at Quicken Loans Arena on October 10, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) MIAMI — It’s been exactly four years since LeBron James announced he was leaving the Heat to return to his hometown Cavaliers on July 11, 2014. Heat...
Three takeaways: Bam Adebayo returns to lead Heat to first victory in Las Vegas

Three takeaways: Bam Adebayo returns to lead Heat to first victory in Las Vegas

Bam Adebayo, shown here during a summer league game last week against Sacramento, led the Heat’s victory over Utah on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) LAS VEGAS – The Miami Heat will not leave Las Vegas winless. The Heat defeated Utah, 98-90, Tuesday for their first victory in three games in Las Vegas. Miami is 3-3 in summer league, including two wins in...
Report: Carmelo Anthony meets with Heat as his time with Thunder set to come to an end

Report: Carmelo Anthony meets with Heat as his time with Thunder set to come to an end

The Oklahoma City Thunder’s Carmelo Anthony (7) celebrates a 3-point basket against the Sacramento Kings at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, Calif., on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. (Hector Amezcua/Sacramento Bee/TNS) MIAMI — It’s been a quiet offseason for the Heat … so far. The only moves Miami has made since free agency began on July 1 have been signing...
Miami Heat, former Michigan star Duncan Robinson verbally agree on two-way contract

Miami Heat, former Michigan star Duncan Robinson verbally agree on two-way contract

Miami Heat forward Duncan Robinson drives against Los Angeles Lakers guard Jeffrey Carroll during Tuesday’s summer league game in Sacramento. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) LAS VEGAS – The Miami Heat have verbally agreed to a two-way contract with Duncan Robinson, rewarding the former Michigan star for his impressive summer-league play. Robinson, 6-foot-8, agreed...
Summer league about developing players, whether for the Heat or other organizations

Summer league about developing players, whether for the Heat or other organizations

Heat center Landry Nnoko and Kings forward Harry Giles reach for a rebound during the first half of a summer league game July 5 in Sacramento. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) LAS VEGAS – The Heat’s summer league roster has 14 players. Just two are under contract and guaranteed a job this season – Bam Adebayo and Derrick Jones Jr. If any other player winds up...
Why have the Heat been so quiet since start of free agency? An explanation of what’s handcuffing them

Why have the Heat been so quiet since start of free agency? An explanation of what’s handcuffing them

Miami’s Hassan Whiteside, Tyler Johnson and Bam Adebayo react during the fourth quarter of the Heat’s Game 4 loss against Philadelphia Miami on Saturday. (Pedro Portal/El Nuevo Herald/TNS) MIAMI — The looming threat of the luxury tax has seemed to handcuff the Heat so far this offseason. Paying an expensive tax bill on top of player salaries for a roster that&rsquo...
Derrick Jones Jr. credits Heat for holing him to ‘higher standard;’ Bam talks about playing ‘UD role’

Derrick Jones Jr. credits Heat for holing him to ‘higher standard;’ Bam talks about playing ‘UD role’

Miami Heat guard Derrick Jones Jr., left, and Golden State Warriors forward Marcus Derrickson battle for rebounding position during a summer league game last week in Sacramento. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) LAS VEGAS – Derrick Jones Jr. will not play Tuesday when the Heat face Utah in their third game in the Las Vegas summer league, but the Heat have seen all they need...
Is ‘elite shooter’ Duncan Robinson a candidate for Heat two-way contract?

Is ‘elite shooter’ Duncan Robinson a candidate for Heat two-way contract?

Miami Heat forward Duncan Robinson drives against Los Angeles Lakers guard Jeffrey Carroll during a  summer league game in Sacramento last week. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) LAS VEGAS – The Miami Heat should make a decision on at least one of their two-way contracts soon after summer league ends. “I think we’re probably leaning to maybe get a two-way done sometime...
Without LeBron in East, Josh Richardson believes Heat can go much further in playoffs

Without LeBron in East, Josh Richardson believes Heat can go much further in playoffs

The Miami Heat’s Josh Richardson leaps past the Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid for a basket during Game 4 of the first-round of the playoffs. (Charles Trainor Jr./Miami Herald/TNS) LAS VEGAS – A lot has changed in the NBA in the last 10 days with several big-name players changing teams and many more still out there looking for deals. The biggest was ...
Mailbag: Why is it taking so long for the Heat to re-sign Wayne Ellington?

Mailbag: Why is it taking so long for the Heat to re-sign Wayne Ellington?

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...
Tom Crean says Dwyane Wade has ‘plenty left in the tank,’ but does he think he’ll return to the Heat?

Tom Crean says Dwyane Wade has ‘plenty left in the tank,’ but does he think he’ll return to the Heat?

Dwyane Wade is deciding whether to retire or return for a 16th season. (Getty Images) LAS VEGAS – Tom Crean, one of Dwyane Wade’s confidants and his former coach at Marquette, has told his former player he hopes he returns to the Miami Heat. And while Crean isn’t sure if Wade will retire or return for a 16th season, there is one thing he is sure about. &ldquo...
As the offseason continues, we update where Heat stand in free agency and the trade market

As the offseason continues, we update where Heat stand in free agency and the trade market

Heat president Pat Riley still has some decisions to make this summer. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS – More than one week into the start of a new NBA fiscal year and, as expected, the Miami Heat remain the same team they were when free agency kicked off July 1. The Heat are one of the handful of teams who have yet to make a move since the calendar turned to July...
No one will ever see John Crotty’s debut as the Heat TV analyst

No one will ever see John Crotty’s debut as the Heat TV analyst

Heat broadcasters Eric Reid and John Crotty having a dry run at the Suns-Kings game Saturday. (Photo Miami Heat) LAS VEGAS – John Crotty is getting his first taste as the Miami Heat’s new TV analyst during summer league, but nobody is going to see it. Crotty and Heat play-by-play announcer Eric Reid will work four games from the Thomas & Mack Center this weekend, complete...
Three takeaways: Heat routed by Pelicans; Eric Glass calls performance ’embarrassing’

Three takeaways: Heat routed by Pelicans; Eric Glass calls performance ’embarrassing’

Heat Eric Glass, shown here in Miami’s game against Golden State in Sacramento, called Saturday’s loss to New Orleans ’embarrassing.’ (Photo Tom D’Angelo) LAS VEGAS – The Miami Heat gave their best player from the Sacramento summer league the day off Saturday and the result showed as much. Miami fell behind the New Orleans Pelicans by...
Heat mailbag: Where does Carmelo Anthony fit it with the Heat (if he does at all). That & more on tanking

Heat mailbag: Where does Carmelo Anthony fit it with the Heat (if he does at all). That & more on tanking

Carmelo Anthony cheers on his Oklahoma City teammates during the Thunder’s playoff series against the Utah Jazza in April. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./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...
ESPN says Heat interested in Carmelo Anthony. Here’s a closer look at how Miami can make that possibility a reality

ESPN says Heat interested in Carmelo Anthony. Here’s a closer look at how Miami can make that possibility a reality

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Carmelo Anthony shouts to his team during the second half of Game 3 of their first-round playoff series against the Utah Jazz. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) MIAMI — Carmelo Anthony’s time in Oklahoma City will come to an end this summer. Now the question is, where will Anthony end up next? According to ESPN, Oklahoma City and the 10-time...
Heat not worried about Derrick Walton Jr.’s shot. ‘What’s important to us is he’s playing defense’ – Eric Glass

Heat not worried about Derrick Walton Jr.’s shot. ‘What’s important to us is he’s playing defense’ – Eric Glass

Miami Heat guard Derrick Walton Jr., right, shoots over Sacramento Kings guard Frank Mason III during Thursday’s summer league game in Sacramento. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) LAS VEGAS – As shot after shot continued to do everything except fall through the basket in Sacramento, Heat guard Derrick Walton Jr. was determined not to allow it to throw him off his...
Three takeaways: Heat end Sacramento summer league with another impressive performance

Three takeaways: Heat end Sacramento summer league with another impressive performance

Miami Heat forward Derrick Jones Jr. dunks as Sacramento Kings forward Marvin Bagley III watches during Thursday’s summer league game in Sacramento. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) SACRAMENTO – The Mimi Heat apparently needed a warm up in the California Classic summer league before putting it all together. The Heat concluded their three-games with an 86-76 victory over the Sacramento...
Mailbag: Is trading for Jimmy Butler worth the risk for Heat?

Mailbag: Is trading for Jimmy Butler worth the risk for Heat?

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 — 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...
What are Heat’s trade options now when it comes to Hassan Whiteside, Kawhi Leonard, Jimmy Butler? An update

What are Heat’s trade options now when it comes to Hassan Whiteside, Kawhi Leonard, Jimmy Butler? An update

Reports say Jimmy Butler (right) is not a big fan of teammate Karl-Anthony Towns and may want out of Minnesota. (Photo by Zhong Zhi/Getty Images) SACRAMENTO – With the free agent market drying up, teams now will start re-assessing their trade options, something the Miami Heat were forced to do from the start. The Heat were not a player in free agency this season with...
As Wayne Ellington watch continues, an updated look on where Heat and Ellington stand

As Wayne Ellington watch continues, an updated look on where Heat and Ellington stand

Miami Heat guard Wayne Ellington prepares to take a free throw during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Sacramento Kings, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, in Miami. The Kings defeated the Heat 89-88. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) MIAMI — While Wayne Ellington is pursuing the biggest payday of his career, the Miami Heat are trying to avoid an expensive luxury-tax...
Former Michigan star Duncan Robinson impressing Heat with his basketball IQ, 3-point shooting

Former Michigan star Duncan Robinson impressing Heat with his basketball IQ, 3-point shooting

Miami Heat forward Duncan Robinson drives against Los Angeles Lakers guard Jeffrey Carroll during Tuesday’s summer league game in Sacramento. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) SACRAMENTO – Coach Eric Glass saw it from the time Duncan Robinson stepped onto the court last week for the Miami Heat’s summer league training camp. Glass knew there was something different...
Three takeaways: Heat find 3-point range early, defeat Lakers for first summer league win

Three takeaways: Heat find 3-point range early, defeat Lakers for first summer league win

Miami Heat forward Derrick Jones Jr., left, drives to the basket against Los Angeles Lakers guard Josh Hart during the first half Tuesday’s summer league game in Sacramento. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) SACRAMENTO – The Miami Heat had a tough time scoring in their summer league on Monday. That certainly wasn’t the case in Game 2. Miami came out firing and...
Heat to face Lakers, whose players are excited to play with LeBron James

Heat to face Lakers, whose players are excited to play with LeBron James

Workers remove the Nike LeBron James banner from the Sherwin-Williams building near Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) SACRAMENTO – The Miami Heat face the Los Angeles Lakers tonight in their second summer league game. No, LeBron James will not be wearing a Lakers uniform, but he will be on their players’ minds. James is ...
Heat’s Derrick Jones Jr. sees early results after working on jumper

Heat’s Derrick Jones Jr. sees early results after working on jumper

Miami Heat guard Derrick Jones Jr., center, goes to the basket between Golden State Warriors forward Jeff Roberson, left, and Jordan Bell, right during the first half of an NBA summer league basketball game Monday in Sacramento. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) SACRAMENTO – Heat summer league coach Eric Glass spoke about how he wanted Derrick Jones Jr. to...
JJ Redick returning Philadelphia, where does that leave Wayne Ellington when it comes to Heat (and Sixers)

JJ Redick returning Philadelphia, where does that leave Wayne Ellington when it comes to Heat (and Sixers)

Wayne Ellington established a Miami Heat single-season mark with 227 made 3-pointers last season.(Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) SACRAMENTO – The Philadelphia 76ers are bringing back guard JJ Redick. Where does that leave Heat free agent Wayne Ellington? Ellington, 30, is one of several shooting guards who remain on the market the second day of free agency. But with players ...
Miami Heat Summer League: Five things to watch the next two weeks

Miami Heat Summer League: Five things to watch the next two weeks

Rashad Vaughn of the Milwaukee Bucks drives against Eric Stuteville of the Sacramento Kings during the 2017 Summer League in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) SACRAMENTO – The Heat will play in two summer leagues spanning more than two weeks. First up, three games in the California Summer League, starting at 9 p.m. tonight against Golden State. After...
Mailbag: Why have the Miami Heat been so quiet to start free agency?

Mailbag: Why have the Miami Heat been so quiet to start free agency?

Miami Heat’s Tyler Johnson (8), James Johnson, second from left, Kelly Olynyk (9) and Josh Richardson (0) talk on the court during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Saturday, March 10, 2018, in Miami. The Heat won 129-102. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) MIAMI — It’s time for another Heat mailbag. If you weren’t...
What does LeBron James joining the Lakers mean for the Miami Heat and rest of the Eastern Conference?

What does LeBron James joining the Lakers mean for the Miami Heat and rest of the Eastern Conference?

The Los Angeles Lakers will welcome LeBron James to their team and the Western Conference. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) SACRAMENTO – The Miami Heat are getting better by standing pat. OK, that’s not what Heat followers, clamoring for Pat Riley to do something, do anything, just for the sake of making a change, want to hear. But the Eastern Conference, already considered...
LeBron James leaving Cavaliers to join Lakers, and that’s actually good news for the Heat and rest of Eastern Conference

LeBron James leaving Cavaliers to join Lakers, and that’s actually good news for the Heat and rest of Eastern Conference

LeBron James speaks to the media after Cleveland was swept by Golden State in the NBA Finals. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) LeBron James took his time with the first two major decisions of his NBA career. It didn’t take long for him to make the third. On the first day of free agency Sunday, James agreed to a four-year, $154 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers &mdash...
Heat summer League preview: Expect to see plenty of Bam Adebayo

Heat summer League preview: Expect to see plenty of Bam Adebayo

Miami Heat’s Bam Adebayo shoot as Philadelphia 76ers’ Ben Simmons watches during Game 1 of the first-round of the playoffs. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola) SACRAMENTO – The Heat did not add Bam Adebayo to their summer league roster to play sparingly. Adebayo will see regular minutes when the team kicks off two-weeks of summer league play Monday against...
2018 Free Agency Update: LeBron lays low during early morning madness, as do Heat

2018 Free Agency Update: LeBron lays low during early morning madness, as do Heat

Cleveland’s LeBron James during Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Boston Celtics on May 27, 2018. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) As LeBron James’ private plane was tracking from Anguilla to Van Nuys Saturday, backroom deals were being struck all over the NBA landscape. The frenzy started minutes before the ball dropped on the NBA New...
Barring an unexpected move, Heat will guarantee Rodney McGruder’s contract

Barring an unexpected move, Heat will guarantee Rodney McGruder’s contract

Heat wing Rodney McGruder’s contract is guaranteed for the 2018-19 season. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) All signs point toward Rodney McGruder returning for a third season with the Miami Heat. Barring an unexpected transaction, the Heat will allow the deadline to pass on the contract for the 6-foot-5 shooting guard/small forward, assuring that his $1.545 million...
Time move on Heat Nation, LeBron James is not walking through that door anytime soon

Time move on Heat Nation, LeBron James is not walking through that door anytime soon

It’s time to move on from the idea of ever seen LeBron James in a Miami Heat uniform again. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) For those who still believed LeBron James: The Sequel was coming soon to an arena on Biscayne Blvd., it’s now time to move on. The Chosen One has chosen to forgo the final year of his Cleveland contract that would have paid him $35...
LeBron James opts out of Cavaliers contract to become free agent. Here’s how that impacts the Heat …

LeBron James opts out of Cavaliers contract to become free agent. Here’s how that impacts the Heat …

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 — LeBron James will become an unrestricted free agent. James has opted out of a $35.6 million player option in his current contract...
2018 Free Agency Primer: We bring you the top five players at each position

2018 Free Agency Primer: We bring you the top five players at each position

LeBron James speaks to the media after Cleveland was swept by Golden State in the NBA Finals. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) Free agency starts at 12:01 Sunday. Barring any significant trades that allow them to shed salaries, the Miami Heat lack cap space to become a major player this summer. More than 125 players are free to sign with any team, although several are...
2018 Miami Heat offseason Preview: Does Hassan Whiteside’s contract make him untradeable?

2018 Miami Heat offseason Preview: Does Hassan Whiteside’s contract make him untradeable?

Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade talks with Hassan Whiteside and James Johnson during a game this season against the Phoenix Suns. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)     The NBA starts a new fiscal year 12 a.m. Sunday, which also signals the start of free agency and what once again will be a busy offseason. The Miami Heat may not be as big a player as usual this offseason...
Still hoping for a LeBron James-Heat reunion? Pay attention to Friday’s opt-in/opt-out deadline

Still hoping for a LeBron James-Heat reunion? Pay attention to Friday’s opt-in/opt-out deadline

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) MIAMI — Before free agency begins Sunday at 12:01 a.m., LeBron James has an important decision to make. James has until 11:59 p.m. on Friday...
2018 Miami Heat Offseason Preview: With no cap space, can Heat turn to trades to improve roster?

2018 Miami Heat Offseason Preview: With no cap space, can Heat turn to trades to improve roster?

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) The NBA starts a new fiscal year at 12 a.m. Sunday, which also signals the start of free agency and what once again will be a busy offseason. The Miami Heat may not be as big a player...
Miami Heat extend qualifying offer to guard Derrick Walton Jr.

Miami Heat extend qualifying offer to guard Derrick Walton Jr.

Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra talks with guard Derrick Walton Jr. during a game last season. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) The Miami Heat have sent a qualifying offer to Derrick Walton Jr. for his two-way contract, making the 6-foot-1 point guard a restricted free agent starting Sunday. The Heat will be allowed to match any offers Walton might receive. The...
Heat Mailbag: Could Wizards-Clippers trade set up deal that involves Hassan Whiteside? That & more on Winslow at the point

Heat Mailbag: Could Wizards-Clippers trade set up deal that involves Hassan Whiteside? That & more on Winslow at the point

Maimi’s Hassan Whiteside shoots over Washington’s Marcin Gortat and Otto Porter Jr. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/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 @ChrisHypeTrain: Could the Wizards-Clippers...
2018 Miami Heat Offseason Preview: Will 3-point specialist Wayne Ellington return to the Heat?

2018 Miami Heat Offseason Preview: Will 3-point specialist Wayne Ellington return to the Heat?

Wayne Ellington established a Miami Heat team single-season record with 227 threes in 2017-18. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)     The NBA starts a new fiscal year 12 a.m. Sunday, which also signals the start of free agency and what once again will be a busy offseason. The Miami Heat may not be as big a player as usual this offseason because of...
2018 Miami Heat Offseason Preview: Will Dwyane Wade and Udonis Haslem return for a 16th NBA season or retire?

2018 Miami Heat Offseason Preview: Will Dwyane Wade and Udonis Haslem return for a 16th NBA season or retire?

Miami Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade (3) and Miami Heat power forward Udonis Haslem (40) bump fists after Wade was fouled by Indiana Pacers power forward Tyler Hansbrough (50) at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, FL. (Allen Eyestone/The Palm Beach Post) The NBA starts a new fiscal year at 12 a.m. Sunday, which also signals the start of free agency and what once again...
Dwyane Wade wakes up in a “cold sweat” nights “thinking I lost it all”

Dwyane Wade wakes up in a “cold sweat” nights “thinking I lost it all”

Dwyane Wade speaks onstage during All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles in February. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) Dwyane Wade has made $180 million during his 15 year NBA career, and that’s just counting his basketball contracts. Wade has earned about $65 million in addition income just in the last five years, according to Forbes. Yet Wade told ...
Heat Mailbag: With Spurs rejecting offers from teams in West for Leonard, could Miami jump in? That & more on summer league

Heat Mailbag: With Spurs rejecting offers from teams in West for Leonard, could Miami jump in? That & more on summer league

Heat president Pat Riley talks with the media at a season-end press conference on in April. (Photo Tom D’Angelo) 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 @royvt: Can Pat Riley take advantage of (the...
2018 Miami Heat Offseason Preview: LeBron James could be on the move again, do the Heat have a chance of bringing him back?

2018 Miami Heat Offseason Preview: LeBron James could be on the move again, do the Heat have a chance of bringing him back?

LeBron James speaks to the media with a cast on his right hand after being defeated by the Golden State Warriors 4-0 in the 2018 NBA Finals. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)     The NBA starts a new fiscal year 12 a.m. Sunday, which also signals the start of free agency and what once again will be a busy offseason. The Miami Heat may not be as big a...
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 ...
UPDATED: Miami Heat finalizes summer league roster; games start Monday in Sacramento

UPDATED: Miami Heat finalizes summer league roster; games start Monday in Sacramento

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 revealed their 14-man roster today for the Sacramento and Las Vegas summer leagues. The Heat...
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...
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